assembly Bill A9640

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires retailers of electric batteries and bicycles to provide customers with an operating manual and requires residential leases to contain a lease rider regarding the charging of electric batteries

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 28, 2022 referred to consumer affairs and protection

A9640 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §391-cc, Gen Bus L; add §235-j, RP L

A9640 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires retailers of bicycles with electric assist and lithium ion electric batteries to provide customers with an operating manual; requires residential leases to contain a lease rider indicating that the tenant agrees to not use electrical outlets for charging of electric batteries in such leased residence.

A9640 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   9640
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 28, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. ZINERMAN -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Consumer Affairs and Protection
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  general  business law, in relation to requiring
   retailers of bicycles with electric assist and electric  batteries  to
   provide  customers  with  an  operating  manual; and to amend the real
   property law, in relation to requiring residential leases to contain a
   lease rider indicating that the tenant agrees to  not  use  electrical
   outlets for charging of electric batteries in such leased residence
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
 391-cc to read as follows:
   § 391-CC. SALE OF BICYCLES WITH  ELECTRIC  ASSIST;  SALE  OF  ELECTRIC
 BATTERIES.  NO PERSON REGULARLY ENGAGED IN THE BUSINESS OF SELLING BICY-
 CLES WITH ELECTRIC ASSIST OR LITHIUM ION ELECTRIC  BATTERIES  AT  RETAIL
 SHALL SELL ANY SUCH BICYCLES OR BATTERIES WITHOUT PROVIDING THE PURCHAS-
 ER AN OPERATING MANUAL FOR SUCH BICYCLE WITH ELECTRIC ASSIST OR FOR SUCH
 LITHIUM  ION  ELECTRIC  BATTERY.  SUCH  OPERATING  MANUAL  SHALL INCLUDE
 INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO STORE AND CHARGE THE BATTERY, WHEN AND  WHERE  TO
 CHARGE  THE  BATTERY,  AND WHAT TO DO IF THE BATTERY OVERHEATS OR LEAKS,
 THERE IS A STRANGE ODOR OR NOISE ASSOCIATED WITH THE BATTERY OR THERE IS
 A CHANGE IN THE SHAPE OR COLOR OF THE BATTERY.
   § 2. The real property law is amended by adding a new section 235-j to
 read as follows:
   § 235-J. LEASE RIDER FOR CHARGING ELECTRIC BATTERIES.  EACH  OWNER  OF
 RESIDENTIAL  REAL PROPERTY SHALL FURNISH TO EACH TENANT SIGNING A NEW OR
 RENEWAL LEASE, A RIDER INDICATING THAT SUCH TENANT AGREES TO NOT USE  AN
 ELECTRICAL  OUTLET  FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF  CHARGING AN ELECTRIC BATTERY,
 INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LITHIUM ION BATTERIES AND A BATTERY  MEANT
 FOR  USE IN A BICYCLE WITH ELECTRIC ASSIST. SUCH RIDER SHALL BE ATTACHED
 AS AN ADDENDUM TO THE LEASE.
   § 3. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
 have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or
 repeal  of  any  rule  or regulation necessary for the implementation of
 this act on its effective date are authorized to be made  and  completed
 on or before such effective date.