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E-Bike/E-Scooter Legislation Included in State Budget, But City Law Still Needs to be Passed
E-Bike/E-Scooter Legislation Included in State Budget, But City Law Still Needs to be Passed

April 2, 2020 By Christian Murray

The New York State legislature reached a budget agreement yesterday that includes a provision that will legalize the operation of most e-bicycles and e-scooters.

The new legislation is similar to what State Sen. Jessica Ramos and Assembly Member Nily Rozic championed in 2019 that Governor Andrew Cuomo did not sign.

The pair, who sponsored and passed legislation through their respective chambers last year, represent areas where there are many immigrant food delivery workers who ride e-bikes and e-scooters that are currently banned. Ramos and Rozic say that many of these low-paid workers have been unfairly hit with $500 fines and had their bikes confiscated.

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