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Bill Detail: HB19-1221

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Title Regulation Of Electric Scooters
Status Governor Signed (05/23/2019)
Bill Subjects
  • Transportation & Motor Vehicles
House Sponsors J. Coleman (D)
A. Valdez (D)
Senate Sponsors B. Pettersen (D)
J. Bridges (D)
House Committee Transportation and Local Government
Senate Committee Transportation and Energy
Date Introduced 03/05/2019

Electric scooters, which are lightweight, motorized transportation
devices, with handlebars, that obtain a maximum speed of 20 miles per
hour when powered by motor, are currently regulated as toy vehicles. Toy
vehicles are authorized for use on sidewalks, but not for use on roadways.
The bill excludes electric scooters from the definition of toy
vehicle and includes electric scooters in the definition of motor
vehicle, thus authorizing the use of electric scooters on roadways. The
bill affords riders of electric scooters the same rights and duties that riders

of electrical assisted bicycles have under the laws of the state.
Section 5 of the bill authorizes a local government to regulate the
operation of an electric scooter in a manner that is no more restrictive
than the manner in which the local government may regulate an electrical
assisted bicycle.

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