File #: Int 0383-2024    Version: * Name: Requiring businesses using bicycles for commercial purposes to provide bicycle operators with fireproof or fire-resistant containers for removable storage batteries used to power motor-assisted bicycles.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Fire and Emergency Management
On agenda: 2/28/2024
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring businesses using bicycles for commercial purposes to provide bicycle operators with fireproof or fire-resistant containers for removable storage batteries used to power motor-assisted bicycles
Sponsors: Keith Powers , Jennifer Gutiérrez, Gale A. Brewer, Oswald Feliz, Tiffany Cabán, Farah N. Louis, Shaun Abreu, Shahana K. Hanif, Carmen N. De La Rosa, Lincoln Restler, Lynn C. Schulman, James F. Gennaro, Crystal Hudson, Alexa Avilés
Council Member Sponsors: 14
Summary: This bill would require all businesses that use bicycles for commercial purposes to provide their motor-assisted bicycle operators with fireproof or fire-resistant containers suitable for charging removable storage batteries used to power these bicycles.
Indexes: Agency Rule-making Required
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 383, 2. Int. No. 383, 3. February 28, 2024 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 2-28-24

Int. No. 383

 

By Council Members Powers, Gutiérrez, Brewer, Feliz, Cabán, Louis, Abreu, Hanif, De La Rosa, Restler, Schulman, Gennaro, Hudson and Avilés

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring businesses using bicycles for commercial purposes to provide bicycle operators with fireproof or fire-resistant containers for removable storage batteries used to power motor-assisted bicycles

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Section 10-157 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new subdivision l. to read as follows:

l. A business using a bicycle for commercial purposes, notwithstanding that such bicycle may be provided by any of its bicycle operators, shall provide at its own expense to each bicycle operator operating such bicycle, a fireproof or fire-resistant container suitable for use during the charging of the removable storage battery used to power such motor-assisted bicycle. The requirement contained in this subdivision shall apply only to bicycles that are motor-assisted, which utilize a removable battery, and which are not charged entirely on the premises of such business. The fire department shall promulgate rules for determining whether a container is fireproof or fire resistant pursuant to this subdivision. Such businesses may not require any of its bicycle operators to provide such containers at such operator’s expense.

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

 

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