senate Bill S5294

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Defines bicycles with electric assist and electric scooters and establishes regulations for such bicycles and electric scooters

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee


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Apr 23, 2019 referred to transportation

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S5294 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7431
Current Committee:
Senate Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§102, 125, 159 & 1202, add §§102-c, 114-e, Art 34-D §§1280 - 1286, V & T L

S5294 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Defines bicycle with electric assist and electric scooter and establishes regulations for such bicycles and electric scooters.

S5294 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5294 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5294

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 23, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RAMOS  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law,  in  relation  to  bicycles
  with electric assist and electric scooters

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 102 of the vehicle and traffic law, as  amended  by
chapter 931 of the laws of 1977, is amended to read as follows:
  § 102. Bicycle.  Every two or three wheeled device upon which a person
or persons may ride, propelled by human power through a belt, a chain or
gears, with such wheels in a tandem or tricycle, except  that  it  shall
not  include  such a device having solid tires and intended for use only
on a sidewalk by pre-teenage children. A BICYCLE INCLUDES A BICYCLE WITH
ELECTRIC ASSIST AS DEFINED IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED TWO-C OF THIS ARTICLE,
PROVIDED THAT NOTHING IN THIS ARTICLE IS INTENDED TO AFFECT THE  ABILITY
OF  A  LOCAL AUTHORITY TO PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE
OPERATION OF BICYCLES WITH ELECTRIC ASSIST.
  § 2. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding  a  new  section
102-c to read as follows:
  §  102-C.  BICYCLE  WITH  ELECTRIC  ASSIST. EVERY TWO OR THREE WHEELED
DEVICE UPON WHICH A PERSON OR PERSONS MAY RIDE, PROPELLED BY AN ELECTRIC
MOTOR SYSTEM RATED AT NOT MORE THAN SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY WATTS,  EQUIPPED
WITH OPERABLE PEDALS, AND MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS OF ONE OF THE FOLLOW-
ING THREE CLASSES:
  (A) "CLASS ONE BICYCLE WITH ELECTRIC ASSIST" SHALL MEAN A BICYCLE WITH
ELECTRIC ASSIST EQUIPPED WITH A MOTOR THAT PROVIDES ASSISTANCE ONLY WHEN
THE  RIDER  IS  PEDALING, AND THAT CEASES TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE WHEN THE
BICYCLE REACHES THE SPEED OF TWENTY MILES PER HOUR.
  (B) "CLASS TWO BICYCLE WITH ELECTRIC ASSIST" SHALL MEAN A BICYCLE WITH
ELECTRIC ASSIST EQUIPPED WITH A MOTOR THAT MAY BE  USED  EXCLUSIVELY  TO

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11288-01-9

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