Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 11, 2023||
referred to transportation
Senate Bill S1376
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Transportation Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S1376 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S1376 (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.
2023-S1376 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1376 SPONSOR: FELDER TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: Requires all bicycle and electric scooter operators in NYC to be trained and licensed SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the Vehicle and Traffic law by adding a new article 12-E "Bicycle and Electric Scooter Safety Education Course and License". The Department of Motor Vehicle shall develop a safety manual for the safe operation of Bicycles and Electric Scooters. It also provides for the license to operate a bicycle or electric scooter in New York State
2023-S1376 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1376 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 11, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sen. FELDER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation 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. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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