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A00275 Summary:

BILL NOA00275A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S00314-A
 
SPONSORCarroll
 
COSPNSRFahy, Simon, Anderson, Jackson, Mamdani, Hyndman, Mitaynes, Sillitti, Rosenthal L, Kelles, Gallagher, Forrest, Santabarbara, Thiele, Otis, Colton, Hunter, Shrestha, Ardila, Simone, Rajkumar, Lunsford, Burdick, Benedetto, Steck, Seawright, Durso, Gandolfo, Rozic, Stern, Jacobson, Hevesi, Kim, Shimsky, Gunther, Barrett, Dinowitz, Ra, Cunningham, Paulin, Bichotte Hermelyn, Slater, Taylor, Burgos, Lavine, Sayegh, Levenberg, De Los Santos, Reyes, Raga, Conrad, Novakhov, Weprin, Wallace, Pretlow, Lupardo, Jones, Tapia, McDonald, McMahon, Stirpe, Meeks, Clark, Bendett, Brown K, McGowan, Flood, Blumencranz
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add §1885, Pub Auth L
 
Directs the New York state energy research and development authority to establish a ride clean rebate program for electric assist bicycles and electric scooters; defines terms; provides a fifty percent rebate for eligible purchases.
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A00275 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         275--A
 
                               2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     January 4, 2023
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. CARROLL, FAHY, SIMON, ANDERSON, JACKSON, MAMDANI,
          HYNDMAN, MITAYNES, SILLITTI, L. ROSENTHAL, KELLES, GALLAGHER, FORREST,
          SANTABARBARA,  THIELE, OTIS, COLTON, HUNTER, SHRESTHA, ARDILA, SIMONE,
          RAJKUMAR,  LUNSFORD,  BURDICK,  BENEDETTO,  STECK,  SEAWRIGHT,  DURSO,
          GANDOLFO,  ROZIC,  STERN,  JACOBSON,  HEVESI,  KIM,  SHIMSKY, GUNTHER,
          BARRETT, DINOWITZ, RA, CUNNINGHAM, PAULIN, BICHOTTE HERMELYN,  SLATER,
          TAYLOR, BURGOS, LAVINE, SAYEGH, LEVENBERG, DE LOS SANTOS, REYES, RAGA,
          CONRAD,  NOVAKHOV,  WEPRIN,  WALLACE,  PRETLOW, LUPARDO, JONES, TAPIA,
          McDONALD, McMAHON, STIRPE, MEEKS, CLARK -- read once and  referred  to
          the  Committee  on Energy -- recommitted to the Committee on Energy in
          accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged,  bill
          amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
          tee
 
        AN ACT to amend the public authorities law, in relation to directing the
          New York state energy research and development authority to  establish
          a ride clean rebate program
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1.  The public authorities law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
     2  section 1885 to read as follows:
     3    §  1885.  Ride  clean  rebate program. 1. For purposes of this section
     4  "eligible purchase" shall mean the purchase of a bicycle  with  electric
     5  assist, as defined in section one hundred two-c of the vehicle and traf-
     6  fic  law,  or the purchase of an electric scooter, as defined in section
     7  one hundred fourteen-e of the vehicle and traffic law, that: (a) has not
     8  been modified from the original manufacturer's specifications; (b)  uses
     9  a  battery  that  has been certified by an accredited testing laboratory
    10  for compliance with a battery standard; and (c)  such  certification  or
    11  the  logo, wordmark, or name of such accredited testing laboratory shall
    12  be displayed on packaging or documentation at the time of sale  for  the
    13  product or directly on the product itself.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD00300-08-4

        A. 275--A                           2
 
     1    2.  The  authority  shall  develop  a program, entitled the ride clean
     2  rebate program, to encourage the deployment of bicycles with an electric
     3  assist and electric scooters.
     4    3.  The program created pursuant to this section shall include a fifty
     5  percent rebate, for eligible purchases, provided that a  rebate  for  an
     6  eligible  purchase  shall  not  exceed  one thousand one hundred dollars
     7  ($1,100).
     8    4. No later than one year from the effective date of this section, the
     9  authority shall implement and administer this  section  including  rules
    10  relating  to the forms required to claim a rebate, the required documen-
    11  tation for establishing eligibility for a rebate, procedures and  guide-
    12  lines  for claiming a rebate, and the collection of economic impact data
    13  from applicants and any other requirements the  authority  deems  neces-
    14  sary.  The  authority  shall  determine and publish on its website on an
    15  ongoing basis the amount of available funding for rebates  remaining  in
    16  each fiscal year.
    17    5.  No  later  than  April first, two thousand twenty-six and annually
    18  thereafter, the authority shall issue a report to the  temporary  presi-
    19  dent of the senate, the speaker of the assembly, the chair of the senate
    20  committee on energy and telecommunications and the chair of the assembly
    21  committee on energy detailing the status of its program to encourage the
    22  deployment  of  bicycles  with an electric assist and electric scooters.
    23  Such report shall include:
    24    a. the amount of funding dedicated by the authority for the program in
    25  the preceding year;
    26    b. the amount of eligible purchases for which a rebate was awarded;
    27    c. the amount and geographic distribution of rebates; and
    28    d. any other information the authority deems necessary.
    29    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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