Electric power-assisted bicycles; amends definition. (SB871)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electric power-assisted bicycles. Amends the definition of "electric power-assisted bicycle" to include three classes of such bicycles, based upon the type of motor and the maximum miles per hour that the motor is capable of propelling the bicycle. The bill also provides that electric power-assisted bicycles and operators are afforded the same rights and privileges as bicycles and operators and limits local and state regulation of the operation of such electric power-assisted bicycles to certain bicycle paths, shared-use paths, and trails. The bill requires manufacturers and distributors of electric power-assisted bicycles to include (i) on each electric power-assisted bicycle, a label indicating certain technical specifications and (ii) on each class three electric power-assisted bicycle, a miles-per-hour speedometer. The bill requires persons operating or riding on a class three electric power-assisted bicycle to wear a helmet. This bill is identical to HB 543. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102647D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/16/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB871)
01/23/2020Reported from Transportation (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2020Read second time and engrossed
01/29/2020Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Placed on Calendar
02/03/2020Read first time
02/03/2020Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/18/2020Reported from Transportation (19-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Read second time
02/21/2020Read third time
02/21/2020Passed House (86-Y 11-N)
02/21/2020VOTE: Passage (86-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB871ER)
02/26/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB871ER)
02/27/2020Signed by President
02/27/2020Signed by Speaker
03/04/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 6, 2020
03/04/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 4, 2020
03/04/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 11, 2020
03/10/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 260 (effective 7/1/20)
03/10/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0260)