Bill Text: NY A07497 | 2023-2024 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Requires electric vehicles, including motor vehicles, bicycles with electric assist and electric scooters, to have an automatic cutoff switch; defines automatic cutoff switch.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2023-05-25 - referred to transportation [A07497 Detail]

Download: New_York-2023-A07497-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                      May 25, 2023

        Introduced by M. of A. EACHUS -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Transportation

        AN  ACT  to  amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to requiring
          electric vehicles to have an automatic cutoff switch

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1.  The  vehicle  and  traffic law is amended by adding a new
     2  section 384 to read as follows:
     3    § 384. Electric vehicles; automatic cutoff  switch.  1.  All  electric
     4  vehicles,  including  motor vehicles, bicycles with electric assist, and
     5  electric scooters, shall be equipped with an automatic cutoff switch.
     6    2. For the purposes of this section, "automatic cutoff switch" means a
     7  hand-operated switch which is capable of cutting off all power and elec-
     8  tricity to the vehicle without the need of a key or unlocking device.
     9    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.