File #: Int 0949-2023    Version: * Name: Establishment of a program to provide reduced cost or no cost lithium-ion batteries used in powered mobility devices.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Fire and Emergency Management
On agenda: 3/2/2023
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the establishment of a program to provide reduced cost or no cost lithium-ion batteries used in powered mobility devices
Sponsors: Keith Powers , Gale A. Brewer, Jennifer Gutiérrez, Oswald Feliz, Marjorie Velázquez, Tiffany Cabán, Farah N. Louis, Shaun Abreu, Shahana K. Hanif, Carmen N. De La Rosa, Lincoln Restler, Crystal Hudson, Justin L. Brannan, Julie Menin, Selvena N. Brooks-Powers, Mercedes Narcisse, James F. Gennaro, Nantasha M. Williams, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Shekar Krishnan, Kamillah Hanks, Robert F. Holden, Diana I. Ayala, Sandra Ung, Kevin C. Riley, Alexa Avilés, Sandy Nurse, Vickie Paladino, Inna Vernikov, (in conjunction with the Brooklyn Borough Presiden
Council Member Sponsors: 29
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection, in collaboration with the Department of Sanitation and the Fire Department, to establish a program to provide new lithium-ion batteries for use in powered mobility devices such as electric scooters or electric bicycles. Such batteries would be provided at reduced cost or no cost and could also be provided in exchange for used batteries.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 949, 2. Int. No. 949, 3. March 2, 2023 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-2-23

Int. No. 949

 

By Council Members Powers, Brewer, Gutiérrez, Feliz, Velázquez, Cabán, Louis, Abreu, Hanif, De La Rosa, Restler, Hudson, Brannan, Menin, Brooks-Powers, Narcisse, Gennaro, Williams, Salamanca, Krishnan, Hanks, Holden, Ayala, Ung, Riley, Avilés, Nurse, Paladino and Vernikov (in conjunction with the Brooklyn Borough President)

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to the establishment of a program to provide reduced cost or no cost lithium-ion batteries used in powered mobility devices

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Title 20 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new chapter 16 to read as follows:

CHAPTER 16

LITHIUM-ION BATTERY SAFETY PROGRAM

 § 20-1601 Definitions. For purposes of this subchapter, the following terms have the following meanings:

Lithium-ion battery. The term “lithium-ion battery” means a storage battery in which an electrical current is generated by lithium ions embedded in a carbon graphite or nickel metal-oxide substrate placed in a high-viscosity carbonate mixture or gelled polymer electrolyte.

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.

§ 20-1602 Lithium-ion battery safety program. a. The department, in collaboration with the department of sanitation, the fire department and any other appropriate agency, shall establish a program to provide new lithium-ion batteries at reduced cost or no cost to eligible individuals, which may include provision of new lithium-ion batteries in exchange for used lithium-ion batteries. The department shall determine which individuals are eligible to participate in such program, the criteria for provision and exchange of lithium-ion batteries, and the amount of cost reduction for the lithium-ion batteries provided. All new batteries provided pursuant to such program shall be listed and labeled by a nationally recognized testing laboratory.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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