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  • NJ A4663
  • Permits operation of low-speed electric bicycles.
Introduced
(3/6/2017)
In Committee
(6/22/2017)
Crossed Over
(6/22/2017)
PassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill permits the operation of low-speed electric bicycles in this State. Under the bill, low-speed electric bicycles may be operated on the streets, highways, sidewalks, and bicycle paths. An operator of a low-speed electric bicycle is not required to register the bicycle, furnish proof of insurance, or have a driver's license. The bill further provides that all statutes, including the provisions of chapter 4 of Title 39 of the Revised Statutes, rules, and regulations that are applicable to bicycles also apply to low-speed electric bicycles. The bill defines a low-speed electric bicycle as a two or three-wheeled vehicle with fully operable pedals and an electric motor of less than 750 watts, whose maximum speed on a paved level surface, when powered solely by a motor while operated by a person weighing 170 pounds, is less than 20 miles per hour. The bill also clarifies that the definitions of a motor vehicle, a motorized bicycle, and a motorized scooter do not include a low-speed electric bicycle.
Transportation, 2nd Reading in the Assembly, Passed Assembly, Transportation and Independent Authorities
Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Transportation Committee  (on 6/22/2017)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
6/22/2017 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Transportation Committee
6/22/2017 A Passed by the Assembly (74-0-0)
6/15/2017 A Reported out of Assembly Comm. with Amendments, 2nd Reading
6/15/2017 Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Hearing (19:00 6/15/2017 * Revised 6/12/17 - Note time change to 11:00 AM; A-2127 and S-2)
6/15/2017 Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Hearing (19:00 6/15/2017 )
3/6/2017 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/22/2017 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 74 0 6
Detail 6/15/2017 Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee: Reported with Amendments 11 0 2