senate Bill S6606

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to bicycles with electric assist

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Cities Committee

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to cities
Jun 18, 2019 referred to rules

S6606 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Cities
Law Section:
New York City Administrative Code
Laws Affected:
Amd §19-176.2, NYC Ad Cd

S6606 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Excludes from the definition of motorized scooters bicycles with electric assist.

S6606 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6606 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 18, 2019

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

AN ACT to amend the administrative code of the  city  of  New  York,  in
  relation  to  bicycles  with  electric  assist;  and providing for the
  repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof


  Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature finds and declares that
traffic  congestion  in  the  city  of New York ranks second worst among
cities in the United States and third worst among cities in  the  world,
and results in significant cost to the New York metropolitan area econo-
my  and  in  turn the state's economy at estimates exceeding one hundred
billion dollars over the next five years. Travel speeds in the  city  of
New  York's  central  business district have dropped more than seventeen
percent in 2016 to an average of 6.8  miles  per  hour  and  in  Midtown
Manhattan,  the  most  congested  area of the city--the area from fifty-
ninth street to thirty-fifth street and from ninth avenue  to  the  east
river--the  average vehicular speed is 4.7 miles per hour. Congestion in
these areas is crippling and impacts the everyday  lives  of  residents,
commuters,  taxi and for-hire vehicle traffic, bus transit and emergency
services, and is a significant contributor to decreased air quality.
  These issues have been recognized by both the Fix NYC  Advisory  Panel
and the Metropolitan Transportation Sustainability Advisory Workgroup as
significant  impediments  to everyday New Yorkers. Further, the legisla-
ture finds that one transportation alternative that can  alleviate  part
of  this  congestion  is  the use of transportation alternatives such as
electric assist bicycles for commuting and delivery purposes. The legis-
lature additionally finds that electric assist bicycles provide a viable
transportation option among demographics facing barriers to other  modes
of  transportation,  including  lower-income  riders, female riders, and
riders of color. The legislature further finds that  thousands  of  food

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


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