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File #: Int 1250-2018    Version: Name: Operation of certain electric scooters.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Transportation
On agenda: 11/28/2018
Enactment date: 7/26/2020 Law number: 2020/072
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the operation of certain electric scooters
Sponsors: Fernando Cabrera , Ydanis A. Rodriguez, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Eric A. Ulrich, Mark Levine, Karen Koslowitz, Donovan J. Richards, Ritchie J. Torres, Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Costa G. Constantinides, Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Justin L. Brannan, Alan N. Maisel, Laurie A. Cumbo, Mark Gjonaj , Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Carlina Rivera , James G. Van Bramer, Adrienne E. Adams, Antonio Reynoso, Stephen T. Levin, Joseph C. Borelli
Council Member Sponsors: 22
Summary: This bill would remove prohibitions in local law against the operation of certain electric scooters allowed pursuant to State law. The bill would allow for the use of electric scooters incapable of exceeding 20 miles per hour. The bill would also reduce fines for operating certain motorized devices that remain prohibited by local law, amend the law to provide that only prohibited motorized devices operated in a manner that endangers safety or property are subject to impoundment and clarify that operators of electric scooters allowed by local law are subject to State and local laws applicable to bicycle operators as well any additional provisions applicable to e-scooter operators.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1250-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1250, 3. Int. No. 1250, 4. November 28, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 11/28/18, 6. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - November 28, 2018, 7. Committee Report 1/23/19, 8. Hearing Testimony 1/23/19, 9. Hearing Transcript 1/23/19, 10. Proposed Int. No. 1250-A - 6/22/20, 11. Committee Report 6/25/20, 12. Hearing Transcript 6/25/20, 13. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 14. June 25, 2020 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 15. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-25-20, 16. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - June 25, 2020, 17. Int. No. 1250-A (FINAL), 18. Fiscal Impact Statement, 19. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 20. Local Law 72
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Int. No. 1250-A

 

By Council Members Cabrera, Rodriguez, Salamanca, Ulrich, Levine, Koslowitz, Richards, Torres, Cornegy, Constantinides, Ampry-Samuel, Brannan, Maisel, Cumbo, Gjonaj, the Public Advocate (Mr. Williams), Rivera, Van Bramer, Adams, Reynoso, Levin and Borelli

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the operation of certain electric scooters

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 19-176.2 of the administrative code of the city of New York, subdivisions a and d of such section as amended by local law number 40 for the year 2013 and subdivisions b and c of such section as added by local law number 51 for the year 2004, is amended to read as follows:

§ 19-176.2. Motorized scooters. a. For purposes of this section, the term “motorized scooter” shall mean any wheeled device that has handlebars that is designed to be stood or sat upon by the operator, is powered by an electric motor or by a gasoline motor that is capable of propelling the device without human power and is not capable of being registered with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles. For the purposes of this section, the term motorized scooter shall not include wheelchairs or other mobility [aids] devices designed for use by [disabled] persons with disabilities; or an electric scooter as such term is defined in section 114-e of the vehicle and traffic law or successor provision.

b. No person shall operate a motorized scooter on streets or in parks and other public places in the city of New York.

c. Any person who violates subdivision b of this section shall be liable for a civil penalty in the amount of [five hundred dollars] $250. Authorized employees of the police department and department of parks and recreation shall have the authority to enforce the provisions of this section. Such penalties shall be recovered in a civil action or in a proceeding commenced by the service of a notice of violation that shall be returnable before the environmental control board. In addition, such violation shall be a traffic infraction and shall be punishable in accordance with section eighteen hundred of the New York state vehicle and traffic law.

d. Any motorized scooter that has been used or is being used in violation of the provisions of this section that has been operated in a manner that endangers the safety of the operator or the safety or property of another may be impounded and shall not be released until any and all removal charges and storage fees and the applicable fines and civil penalties have been paid or a bond has been posted in an amount satisfactory to the commissioner of the agency that impounded such [vehicle] device.

e. Operators of electric scooters as defined in section 114-e of the vehicle and traffic law shall be subject to the same rights and responsibilities attributed to operators of bicycles pursuant to the vehicle and traffic law, this code and the rules of the department, and shall be subject to any additional applicable provisions of the vehicle and traffic law, this code and rules of the department.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law, except that the commissioner of transportation shall take such measures as are necessary for the implementation of this local law, including the promulgation of rules, before such date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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