Motorized skateboards or scooters; clarifies definitions, riding or driving on sidewalks, etc. (HB2752)

Introduced By

Sen. Todd E. Pillion (R-Abingdon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Motorized skateboards or scooters; operation; local authority. Authorizes localities to regulate the operation of companies providing motorized skateboards or scooters for hire. The bill changes the definition of motorized skateboard or scooter by (i) removing the requirement that such device have no seat and requiring that the device be designed to allow a person to stand or sit, (ii) removing the maximum power limits for such device and providing that the device may be powered in whole or in part by an electric motor, (iii) providing that the device has a speed of no more than 20 miles per hour, and (iv) providing that such device weighs less than 100 pounds. The bill makes consistent the operational requirements for motorized skateboards or scooters and similar devices, including (a) allowing motorized skateboards and scooters to be driven on sidewalks, (b) requiring motorized skateboards and 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 scooters on any Interstate Highway System component, and (d) requiring operators of motorized skateboards and scooters to give hand signals and have lights on such devices. The bill prohibits operating a motorized skateboard or scooter at a speed faster than 20 miles per hour. Certain provisions of this bill have a delayed effective date of January 1, 2020. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/17/2019Presented and ordered printed 19105160D
01/17/2019Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/21/2019Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #1
01/22/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/22/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 3-N)
01/29/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2019Reported from Transportation with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2019Committee substitute printed 19105949D-H1
01/31/2019Read first time
02/01/2019Read second time
02/01/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105949D-H1
02/01/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2752H1
02/04/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/04/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/04/2019Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/04/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE #2 (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2019Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/13/2019Reported from Transportation (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Read third time
02/18/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2752ER)
02/21/2019Signed by Speaker
02/21/2019Signed by President
02/28/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 28, 2019
02/28/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/21/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 780 (effective - see bill)
03/22/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 780 (effective - see bill)
03/22/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0780)