Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||
referred to transportation
|Jun 07, 2021||
referred to rules
Senate Bill S7203
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S7203 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S7203 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7203 SPONSOR: FELDER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to requiring all persons in a city having a population of one million or more operat- ing a bicycle, electric bicycle or electric scooter to wear a helmet PURPOSE: To require every person operating a bicycle, E-Bike or E-Scooter in New York City to wear a helmet. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one adds a new section 114-f to the vehicle and traffic law that defines an electric bicycle. Section two adds a new section 1242 to the vehicle and traffic law that requires every person operating a bicycle, electric bicycle or electric
2021-S7203 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7203 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E June 7, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. FELDER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to requiring all persons in a city having a population of one million or more oper- ating a bicycle, electric bicycle or electric scooter to wear a helmet 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 114-f to read as follows: § 114-F. ELECTRIC BICYCLE. EVERY BICYCLE EQUIPPED WITH FULLY OPERABLE PEDALS AND AN ELECTRIC MOTOR WITH AN OUTPUT OF LESS THAN SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY WATTS WHEREBY SUCH ELECTRIC MOTOR ENGAGES ONLY WHEN THE OPERATOR IS PEDALING AND DISENGAGES OR CEASES TO FUNCTION WHEN SUCH BICYCLE'S BRAKES ARE APPLIED, THE OPERATOR STOPS PEDALING, OR SUCH BICYCLE ACHIEVES A SPEED OF TWENTY MILES PER HOUR OR MORE. § 2. The vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section 1242-b to read as follows: § 1242-B. HELMET REQUIREMENT FOR OPERATORS OF A BICYCLE, ELECTRIC BICYCLE OR ELECTRIC SCOOTER IN A CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE. 1. THIS SECTION IS APPLICABLE TO ALL PERSONS IN A CITY HAVING A POPULATION OF ONE MILLION OR MORE FOR THE OPERATION OF A BICYCLE, ELEC- TRIC BICYCLE OR ELECTRIC SCOOTER UPON ANY PUBLIC HIGHWAY OR ANY PRIVATE ROAD OPEN TO PUBLIC MOTOR VEHICLE TRAFFIC, AND WITHIN A PARK OR OTHER AREA UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE COMMISSIONER OF PARKS AND RECREATION. 2. NO PERSON SHALL OPERATE A BICYCLE, ELECTRIC BICYCLE OR ELECTRIC SCOOTER UNLESS SUCH PERSON IS WEARING A HELMET MEETING THE STANDARDS OF THE AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARDS INSTITUTE (ANSI Z 90.4 BICYCLE HELMET STANDARDS), THE SNELL MEMORIAL FOUNDATION'S STANDARDS FOR PROTECTIVE HEADGEAR FOR USE IN BICYCLING, THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF TESTING AND MATE- RIALS (ASTM) STANDARDS FOR BICYCLE HELMETS, THE SAFETY EQUIPMENT INSTI- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD08228-01-1
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