Assembly Bill A9092

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Requires bicycles with electric assist and electric scooters be registered with the department of motor vehicles

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Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee


  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2023-A9092 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§1244 & 1290, V & T L

2023-A9092 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires bicycles with electric assist and electric scooters be registered with the department of motor vehicles and have a license plate affixed to such bicycle with electric assist or electric scooter.

2023-A9092 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   9092
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 6, 2024
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. RAJKUMAR -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Transportation
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to requiring
   bicycles with electric assist and electric scooters be registered with
   the department of motor vehicles
 
   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. REGISTRATION OF BICYCLES WITH ELECTRIC ASSIST. 1. EVERY  BICY-
 CLE WITH ELECTRIC ASSIST AS DEFINED IN SECTION ONE HUNDRED TWO-C OF THIS
 CHAPTER SHALL BE REGISTERED AND ISSUED A NUMBER PLATE BY THE DEPARTMENT.
 NO PERSON SHALL OPERATE A BICYCLE WITH ELECTRIC ASSIST UNLESS SUCH BICY-
 CLE  WITH ELECTRIC ASSIST SHALL HAVE A DISTINCTIVE NUMBER ASSIGNED TO IT
 BY THE COMMISSIONER AND A NUMBER PLATE ISSUED BY THE COMMISSIONER WITH A
 NUMBER CORRESPONDING TO THAT OF THE CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION.
   2. SUCH NUMBER PLATES SHALL BE OF  SUCH  MATERIAL,  FORM,  DESIGN  AND
 DIMENSIONS  AND CONTAIN OR SET FORTH SUCH DISTINGUISHING NUMBER OR OTHER
 IDENTIFICATION MARKS AS  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  PRESCRIBE,  PROVIDED,
 HOWEVER,  THAT THERE SHALL BE AT ALL TIMES A MARKED CONTRAST BETWEEN THE
 COLOR OF THE NUMBER PLATES AND THAT OF THE NUMERALS OR LETTERS THEREON.
   3. EACH SUCH NUMBER PLATE SHALL BE CONSPICUOUSLY DISPLAYED ON THE REAR
 OF THE BICYCLE, SECURELY FASTENED SO AS TO PREVENT THE SAME FROM  SWING-
 ING.
   4.  THE  FEE FOR SUCH NUMBER PLATES SHALL BE DETERMINED BY THE COMMIS-
 SIONER.
   5. WHERE THERE IS A VIOLATION OF  THIS  SECTION,  THE  FINE  FOR  SUCH
 VIOLATION SHALL BE DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER.
   §  2.  The  vehicle and traffic law is amended by adding a new section
 1290 to read as follows:
   § 1290. REGISTRATION OF ELECTRIC SCOOTERS. 1. EVERY  ELECTRIC  SCOOTER
 AS  DEFINED  IN  SECTION ONE HUNDRED FOURTEEN-E OF THIS CHAPTER SHALL BE
 REGISTERED AND ISSUED A NUMBER PLATE BY THE DEPARTMENT. NO PERSON  SHALL
 OPERATE  AN ELECTRIC SCOOTER UNLESS SUCH DEVICE SHALL HAVE A DISTINCTIVE
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
              

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