File #: Int 0822-2022    Version: * Name: Establishing a battery safety certification for powered mobility device mechanics.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Consumer and Worker Protection
On agenda: 11/22/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to establishing a battery safety certification for powered mobility device mechanics
Sponsors: Jennifer Gutiérrez, Lincoln Restler, Keith Powers , Gale A. Brewer, Shaun Abreu
Council Member Sponsors: 5
Summary: This bill would require the commissioner of the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection to establish and require a battery safety certification for mechanics of powered mobility devices, including e-bikes and e-scooters. The commissioner will establish the criteria for this certification process, maintain and update a monthly list of all mechanics who are thereby certified and conduct outreach and education about this certification program.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 822, 2. Int. No. 822, 3. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 11-22-22, 4. November 22, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda

Int. No. 822

 

By Council Members Gutiérrez, Restler, Powers, Brewer and Abreu

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to establishing a battery safety certification for powered mobility device mechanics

 

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 15 to read as follows:

SUBCHAPTER 15

POWERED MOBILITY DEVICES

§ 20-699.21 Definitions. For the purposes of this subchapter, the term “powered mobility device” means a motorized bicycle, motorized scooter and other personal mobility device powered by a lithium-ion or other storage battery. The term does not include motor vehicles or motorcycles or other mobility devices that must be registered with the New York state department of motor vehicles.

§ 20-699.22 Powered mobility device mechanic certification. a. The commissioner shall establish by rule a process by which powered mobility device mechanics may apply to be recognized as certified in powered mobility device battery safety. The commissioner shall establish the criteria for such certification process.

b. The commissioner shall require by rule all such powered mobility device mechanics to be certified pursuant to subdivision a of this section and shall maintain on the department’s website and update at least monthly a list of all mechanics who are certified pursuant to subdivision a of this section.

c. The commissioner shall conduct outreach and education about the provisions of this subchapter. Such outreach and education shall be provided to food delivery workers, third-party food delivery services and other groups frequently using powered mobility devices that the commissioner may identify.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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