IN ASSEMBLY

                                     March 28, 2022

        Introduced by M. of A. ZINERMAN -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Consumer Affairs and Protection

        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  general  business law, in relation to requiring
          retailers of bicycles with electric assist and electric  batteries  to
          provide  customers  with  an  operating  manual; and to amend the real
          property law, in relation to requiring residential leases to contain a
          lease rider indicating that the tenant agrees to  not  use  electrical
          outlets for charging of electric batteries in such leased residence

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

     1    Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
     2  391-cc to read as follows:
     3    § 391-cc. Sale of bicycles with  electric  assist;  sale  of  electric
     4  batteries.  No person regularly engaged in the business of selling bicy-
     5  cles with electric assist or lithium ion electric  batteries  at  retail
     6  shall sell any such bicycles or batteries without providing the purchas-
     7  er an operating manual for such bicycle with electric assist or for such
     8  lithium  ion  electric  battery.  Such  operating  manual  shall include
     9  instructions on how to store and charge the battery, when and  where  to
    10  charge  the  battery,  and what to do if the battery overheats or leaks,
    11  there is a strange odor or noise associated with the battery or there is
    12  a change in the shape or color of the battery.
    13    § 2. The real property law is amended by adding a new section 235-j to
    14  read as follows:
    15    § 235-j. Lease rider for charging electric batteries.  Each  owner  of
    16  residential  real property shall furnish to each tenant signing a new or
    17  renewal lease, a rider indicating that such tenant agrees to not use  an
    18  electrical  outlet  for  the  purpose  of  charging an electric battery,
    19  including but not limited to, lithium ion batteries and a battery  meant
    20  for  use in a bicycle with electric assist. Such rider shall be attached
    21  as an addendum to the lease.
    22    § 3. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
    23  have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or
    24  repeal  of  any  rule  or regulation necessary for the implementation of
    25  this act on its effective date are authorized to be made  and  completed
    26  on or before such effective date.

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