File #: Int 0019-2024    Version: Name: Requiring the posting of lithium-ion or other storage battery safety information in powered bicycle or powered mobility device businesses.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Consumer and Worker Protection
On agenda: 2/8/2024
Enactment date: 3/29/2024 Law number: 2024/049
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the posting of lithium-ion or other storage battery safety information in powered bicycle or powered mobility device businesses
Sponsors: Gale A. Brewer, Carlina Rivera , Althea V. Stevens, James F. Gennaro, Crystal Hudson, Farah N. Louis, Lynn C. Schulman, Julie Won, Amanda Farías, Eric Dinowitz
Council Member Sponsors: 10
Summary: The bill would require all businesses that sell e-bikes, e-scooters and other personal mobility devices powered by batteries, to post lithium-ion battery safety informational materials and guides. Such materials and guides would be required to be posted both in physical stores and on online retail platforms. A violation would be subject to civil penalties ranging from $150 to $350 per violation.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 19-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 19, 3. Int. No. 19, 4. Hearing Testimony 10/23/23, 5. Committee Report 1/31/24, 6. Hearing Testimony 1/31/24, 7. Hearing Transcript 1/31/24, 8. February 8, 2024 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 9. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-8-24, 10. Proposed Int. No. 19-A - 2/21/24, 11. Committee Report 2/28/24, 12. Hearing Transcript 2/28/24, 13. Committee Report - Stated Meeting 2/28/24, 14. February 28, 2024 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 15. Fiscal Impact Statement, 16. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-28-24
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
4/1/2024AGale A. Brewer City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/29/2024AGale A. Brewer Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/28/2024AGale A. Brewer City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/28/2024AGale A. Brewer City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
2/28/2024*Gale A. Brewer Committee on Consumer and Worker Protection Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/28/2024*Gale A. Brewer Committee on Consumer and Worker Protection Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/28/2024*Gale A. Brewer Committee on Consumer and Worker Protection Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/28/2024AGale A. Brewer Committee on Consumer and Worker Protection Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
2/8/2024*Gale A. Brewer City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/8/2024*Gale A. Brewer City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/31/2024*Gale A. Brewer Committee on Consumer and Worker Protection Hearing on P-C Item by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/31/2024*Gale A. Brewer Committee on Consumer and Worker Protection P-C Item Laid Over by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 19-A

 

By Council Members Brewer, Rivera, Stevens, Gennaro, Hudson, Louis, Schulman, Won, Farías and Dinowitz

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the posting of lithium-ion or other storage battery safety information in powered bicycle or powered mobility device businesses

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Subchapter 2 of chapter 4 of title 20 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 20-610.1 to read as follows:

§ 20-610.1 Fire safety; posting of information. a. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the term “powered bicycle or powered mobility device business” means a business that sells, leases or rents powered bicycles or powered mobility devices, or batteries used by such bicycles and devices.

b. The commissioner shall, in coordination with the fire department, develop informational materials regarding lithium-ion and other storage battery safety to be posted by powered bicycle or powered mobility device businesses.

c. Powered bicycle or powered mobility device businesses shall conspicuously post such materials near the location where powered bicycles or powered mobility devices are offered for sale, lease or rent.

d. Powered bicycle or powered mobility device businesses operating an online retail platform shall conspicuously post a hyperlink to such materials from each webpage where powered bicycles or powered mobility devices are offered for sale, lease or rent. 

e. The violation of any provision of this section shall be punishable by a civil penalty of up to $150 for a first violation, up to $250 for a second violation, and up to $350 for a third or subsequent violation. Each day in which a violation continues constitutes a separate violation. Any authorized officer or employee of the department, or of the fire department, shall have the power to enforce this section or any rule promulgated pursuant to this section.

f. The commissioner, in collaboration with relevant agencies, shall conduct culturally appropriate outreach in designated citywide languages, as defined in section 23-1101, to alert powered bicycle or powered mobility device businesses to the requirements of this section.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law.

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