assembly Bill A9903

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires liability insurance for bicycles with electric assist and electric scooters in cities having a population of one million or more

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Apr 19, 2022 referred to transportation

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A9903 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§1244 & 1290, V & T L; amd §5103, Ins L

A9903 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires liability insurance for bicycles with electric assist and electric scooters in cities having a population of one million or more.

A9903 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   9903
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              April 19, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. ABBATE -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Transportation
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend the vehicle and traffic law and the insurance law, in
   relation to requiring liability insurance for bicycles  with  electric
   assist  and  electric  scooters  in  cities having a population of one
   million or more

   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 1244 to read as follows:
   § 1244. LIABILITY INSURANCE. 1. A BICYCLE WITH ELECTRIC  ASSIST  WHICH
 IS  OPERATED  ANYWHERE  IN  A CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR
 MORE OTHER THAN ON LANDS OF THE OWNER  OF  SUCH  BICYCLE  WITH  ELECTRIC
 ASSIST  SHALL  BE COVERED BY A POLICY OF INSURANCE, IN SUCH LANGUAGE AND
 FORM AS SHALL BE DETERMINED AND ESTABLISHED  BY  THE  SUPERINTENDENT  OF
 FINANCIAL  SERVICES,  ISSUED  BY  AN  INSURANCE CARRIER AUTHORIZED TO DO
 BUSINESS IN THIS STATE. SUCH POLICY SHALL PROVIDE FOR COVERAGES REQUIRED
 OF AN "OWNER'S POLICY OF LIABILITY INSURANCE" AS SET FORTH IN  PARAGRAPH
 (A) OF SUBDIVISION FOUR OF SECTION THREE HUNDRED ELEVEN OF THIS CHAPTER.
 IN  LIEU OF SUCH INSURANCE COVERAGE AS HEREINABOVE PROVIDED, THE COMMIS-
 SIONER, IN HIS OR HER DISCRETION AND UPON APPLICATION OF A  GOVERNMENTAL
 AGENCY  HAVING REGISTERED IN ITS NAME ONE OR MORE BICYCLES WITH ELECTRIC
 ASSIST, MAY WAIVE THE REQUIREMENT OF INSURANCE BY  A  PRIVATE  INSURANCE
 CARRIER  AND  ISSUE  A  CERTIFICATE OF SELF-INSURANCE, WHEN HE OR SHE IS
 SATISFIED THAT SUCH GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY IS POSSESSED OF FINANCIAL ABILI-
 TY TO RESPOND TO JUDGMENTS OBTAINED  AGAINST  IT,  ARISING  OUT  OF  THE
 OWNERSHIP,  USE  OR OPERATION OF SUCH BICYCLES WITH ELECTRIC ASSIST. THE
 COMMISSIONER MAY ALSO WAIVE THE REQUIREMENT OF INSURANCE  BY  A  PRIVATE
 INSURANCE  CARRIER AND ISSUE A CERTIFICATE OF SELF-INSURANCE UPON APPLI-
 CATION OF ANY PERSON OR ANY OTHER CORPORATION, HAVING REGISTERED IN  ITS
 NAME,  ONE OR MORE BICYCLES WITH ELECTRIC ASSIST AND FURNISHING OF PROOF
 THAT A CERTIFICATE OF SELF-INSURANCE HAS BEEN ISSUED AND  IS  IN  EFFECT
 PURSUANT  TO  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  SECTION THREE HUNDRED SIXTEEN OF THIS
 CHAPTER.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.