File #: Int 0663-2022    Version: * Name: Sale of storage batteries for powered mobility devices.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Fire and Emergency Management
On agenda: 9/14/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the sale of storage batteries for powered mobility devices
Sponsors: Oswald Feliz, Gale A. Brewer, Shaun Abreu, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Nantasha M. Williams, Joann Ariola , Rita C. Joseph, Julie Menin, Sandy Nurse, Kevin C. Riley, Sandra Ung
Council Member Sponsors: 11
Summary: This bill would prohibit the sale of batteries for mobility devices such as electric bicycles or scooters unless such batteries have been listed and labeled by a nationally recognized testing laboratory or other approved organization. A person who violated the proposed local law would be subject to a civil penalty. The civil penalty would range from no monetary penalty for a first violation to $1,000 for each subsequent violation within two years.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 663, 2. Int. No. 663, 3. September 14, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 9-14-22

Int. No. 663

 

By Council Members Feliz, Brewer, Abreu, Salamanca, Williams, Ariola, Joseph, Menin, Nurse, Riley and Ung

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the sale of storage batteries for powered mobility devices

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Chapter 4 of title 20 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subchapter 2 to read as follows:

SUBCHAPTER 2

BATTERIES FOR POWERED MOBILITY DEVICES

§ 20-609 Definitions. For purposes of this subchapter, the following terms have the following meanings:

Powered mobility device. The term “powered mobility device” means a light electric-powered vehicle or personal electric mobility device such as an electric bicycle or scooter.

Stock keeping unit. The term “stock keeping unit” means each group of items offered for sale of the same brand name, quantity of contents, retail price and variety.

§ 20-610 Sale of batteries for powered mobility devices. a. No person shall distribute, sell or offer for sale a storage battery for a powered mobility device unless it has been listed and labeled by a nationally recognized testing laboratory or other approved organization and such labeling is disclosed on packaging for such battery.

b. Penalty. A person who violates subdivision a of this section or any rule promulgated thereunder is liable for a civil penalty as follows:

1. For the first violation, a civil penalty of zero dollars; and

2. For each subsequent violation issued for the same offense within two years of the date of a first violation, a civil penalty of not more than one thousand dollars.

c. Each failure to comply with subdivision a of this section with respect to any one stock keeping unit constitutes a separate violation.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 90 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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