senate Bill S7204

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes a bicycle and electric scooter operator's safety manual and licensing requirement

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Jun 07, 2021 referred to rules

S7204 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 12-E §§399-u - 399-w, §§1244 & 1290, amd §504, V & T L

S7204 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a bicycle and electric scooter operator's safety manual; provides for the issuance of a license for residents who successfully read and comprehend the operator's safety manual; requires residents who operate a bicycle, bicycle with electric assist or electric scooter in New York City to have a license to operate such devices.

S7204 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7204 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7204
 
                        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 establishing
   a bicycle and electric scooter operator's safety manual and  licensing
   requirement

   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
 article 12-E to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 12-E
     BICYCLE AND ELECTRIC SCOOTER SAFETY EDUCATION COURSE AND LICENSE
 SECTION 399-U. BICYCLE AND ELECTRIC SCOOTER OPERATOR'S SAFETY MANUAL.
 399-V. LICENSE  FOR  THE  OPERATION  OF A BICYCLE, BICYCLE WITH ELECTRIC
          ASSIST AND ELECTRIC SCOOTER.
 399-W. RULES AND REGULATIONS.
   § 399-U. BICYCLE AND ELECTRIC SCOOTER OPERATOR'S SAFETY MANUAL.    THE
 COMMISSIONER  SHALL  DEVELOP  AND PUBLISH A BICYCLE AND ELECTRIC SCOOTER
 OPERATOR'S SAFETY MANUAL THAT SHALL BE AVAILABLE  FOR  DISTRIBUTION  AND
 ACCESSIBLE  ON  THE DEPARTMENT'S WEBSITE.   THE MANUAL SHALL INCLUDE BUT
 NOT BE LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:
   (A) AN OVERVIEW OF TRAFFIC  LAWS  GOVERNING  BICYCLES,  BICYCLES  WITH
 ELECTRIC ASSIST AND ELECTRIC SCOOTERS;
   (B)  THE SAFE OPERATION OF BICYCLES, BICYCLES WITH ELECTRIC ASSIST AND
 ELECTRIC SCOOTERS;
   (C) BICYCLE LANES AS DEFINED IN SECTION  ONE  HUNDRED  TWO-A  OF  THIS
 CHAPTER; AND
   (D)  OBLIGATIONS  TO  COMPLY WITH TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES AND MARKINGS
 RELATED TO BICYCLISTS, ELECTRIC SCOOTER OPERATORS AND PEDESTRIANS.
   § 399-V. LICENSE FOR THE OPERATION OF A BICYCLE, BICYCLE WITH ELECTRIC
 ASSIST AND ELECTRIC SCOOTER.  1. UPON SUCCESSFUL  COMPREHENSION  OF  THE
 BICYCLE  AND  ELECTRIC  SCOOTER OPERATOR'S SAFETY MANUAL, A RESIDENT MAY
 THEN MAKE AN APPLICATION TO RECEIVE A LICENSE FOR  THE  OPERATION  OF  A
 BICYCLE, BICYCLE WITH ELECTRIC ASSIST AND ELECTRIC SCOOTER.
 

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