|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jul 16, 2021||referred to rules|
senate Bill S7294
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7294 SPONSOR: FELDER TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: Requires all bicycles, E-Bikes and E-Scooter operating in NYC have liability insurance. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the Vehicle and Traffic law by adding a new section 1244 that requires bicycles or bicycles with electric assist operating in a city having a population of one million or more shall be covered by a policy of insurance, issued by an insurance carrier authorized to do
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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