senate Bill S7294

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 16, 2021 referred to rules

S7294 (ACTIVE) - Details

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

S7294 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S7294 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7294 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7294
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               July 16, 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 and the  insurance  law,  in
   relation  to requiring liability insurance for bicycles, 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  OR  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  OR
 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 HEREINA-
 BOVE PROVIDED, THE COMMISSIONER, IN  HIS  OR  HER  DISCRETION  AND  UPON
 APPLICATION  OF  A GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY HAVING REGISTERED IN ITS NAME ONE
 OR MORE BICYCLES  OR  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 ABILITY TO RESPOND TO
 JUDGMENTS OBTAINED AGAINST IT, ARISING OUT  OF  THE  OWNERSHIP,  USE  OR
 OPERATION OF SUCH BICYCLES OR BICYCLES WITH ELECTRIC ASSIST. THE COMMIS-
 SIONER  MAY  ALSO WAIVE THE REQUIREMENT OF INSURANCE BY A PRIVATE INSUR-
 ANCE CARRIER AND ISSUE A CERTIFICATE OF SELF-INSURANCE UPON  APPLICATION
 OF  ANY  PERSON OR ANY OTHER CORPORATION, HAVING REGISTERED IN ITS NAME,
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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