Motorized skateboards or foot-scooters; operation, local authority. (HB2214)

Introduced By

Del. Jay Jones (D-Norfolk) with support from co-patron Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Motorized skateboards or foot-scooters; operation; local authority. Authorizes localities to prohibit or regulate the operation of companies providing motorized skateboards or foot-scooters for hire. The bill authorizes localities to regulate certain aspects of the operation of motorized skateboards and foot-scooters. The bill changes the definition of motorized skateboard or foot-scooter by (i) removing the requirement that such device have no manufacturer-issued vehicle identification number, (ii) removing the requirement that the motor or engine be of a certain maximum power, (iii) providing that such device weighs less than 100 pounds, and (iv) providing that such device may be powered in whole or in part by the motor or engine. The bill makes consistent the operational requirements for motorized skateboards or foot-scooters and similar devices, including (a) allowing motorized skateboards and foot-scooters to be driven on sidewalks, (b) requiring motorized skateboards and foot-scooters driven on a roadway to be driven as close to the right curb as is safely practicable, (c) prohibiting the operation of motorized skateboards or foot-scooters on any Interstate Highway System component, and (d) requiring operators of motorized skateboards and foot-scooters to give hand signals and have lights on such vehicle. The bill prohibits operating a motorized skateboard or foot-scooter at a speed faster than 20 miles per hour. Amends § 46.2-100, § 46.2-1015, § 46.2-1041, § 46.2-1081, § 46.2-800, § 46.2-849, § 46.2-903, § 46.2-904, § 46.2-905, § 46.2-908.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/14/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Transportation Committee

History

DateAction
01/08/2019Committee
01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103661D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/14/2019Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #1

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