senate Bill S7203

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires all persons in a city having a population of one million or more operating a bicycle, electric bicycle or electric scooter to wear a helmet

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Jun 07, 2021 referred to rules

S7203 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§114-f & 1242-b, V & T L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7368

S7203 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires all persons in a city having a population of one million or more operating a bicycle, electric bicycle or electric scooter to wear a helmet; imposes a civil penalty for violation of such requirement.

S7203 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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