senate Bill S5294

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to bicycles with electronic assist and electric scooters

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2019 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.650
substituted for a7431b
Jun 19, 2019 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 18, 2019 ordered to third reading cal.1667
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 16, 2019 print number 5294a
Jun 16, 2019 amend (t) and recommit to transportation
Apr 23, 2019 referred to transportation

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S5294 - Details

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 - Summary

Relates to bicycles with electronic assist and electric scooters; defines terms; provides that every person riding an electric scooter upon a roadway shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle; makes related provisions.

S5294 - Sponsor Memo

S5294 - 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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S5294A (ACTIVE) - Details

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

S5294A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to bicycles with electronic assist and electric scooters; defines terms; provides that every person riding an electric scooter upon a roadway shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle; makes related provisions.

S5294A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5294A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 5294--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 23, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. RAMOS, BAILEY, BENJAMIN, COMRIE, GAUGHRAN, GIANARIS,
  HARCKHAM,  JACKSON,  KAMINSKY,  KAVANAGH, LIU, MARTINEZ, MAY, METZGER,
  MONTGOMERY, MYRIE, O'MARA, PARKER, RIVERA, SALAZAR,  SANDERS,  SAVINO,
  SEPULVEDA,  STAVISKY,  THOMAS  --  read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Transportation  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law,  in  relation  to  bicycles
  with  electric  assist  and  electric  scooters; and providing for the
  repeal of certain provisions upon the expiration thereof

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

  Section  1.  The  vehicle  and  traffic law is amended by adding a new
section 102-c to read as follows:
  § 102-C. BICYCLE WITH ELECTRIC ASSIST. A BICYCLE WHICH HAS AN ELECTRIC
MOTOR OF LESS THAN SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY  WATTS,  EQUIPPED  WITH  OPERABLE
PEDALS,  MEETING  THE EQUIPMENT AND MANUFACTURING REQUIREMENTS FOR BICY-
CLES ADOPTED BY THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION UNDER  16  C.F.R.
PART 1512.1 ET SEQ. AND MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS OF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING
THREE CLASSES:
  (A)  "CLASS ONE BICYCLE WITH ELECTRIC ASSIST." A BICYCLE WITH ELECTRIC
ASSIST HAVING AN ELECTRIC MOTOR THAT PROVIDES ASSISTANCE ONLY  WHEN  THE
PERSON  OPERATING  SUCH  BICYCLE IS PEDALING, AND THAT CEASES TO PROVIDE
ASSISTANCE WHEN SUCH BICYCLE REACHES A SPEED OF TWENTY MILES PER HOUR.
  (B) "CLASS TWO BICYCLE WITH ELECTRIC ASSIST." A BICYCLE WITH  ELECTRIC
ASSIST  HAVING  AN ELECTRIC MOTOR THAT MAY BE USED EXCLUSIVELY TO PROPEL
SUCH BICYCLE, AND THAT IS NOT CAPABLE OF PROVIDING ASSISTANCE WHEN  SUCH
BICYCLE REACHES A SPEED OF TWENTY MILES PER HOUR.
  (C)  "CLASS THREE BICYCLE WITH ELECTRIC ASSIST."  SOLELY WITHIN A CITY
HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR  MORE,  A  BICYCLE  WITH  ELECTRIC
ASSIST  HAVING  AN ELECTRIC MOTOR THAT MAY BE USED EXCLUSIVELY TO PROPEL

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

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