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HB19-1221

Regulation Of Electric Scooters

Concerning the regulation of electric scooters.
Session:
2019 Regular Session
Subject:
Transportation & Motor Vehicles
Bill Summary

Electric scooters - regulation - authorizing use on roadways. Electric scooters, which are lightweight, motorized transportation devices, with handlebars, that obtain a maximum speed of 20 miles per hour when powered by motor, are currently regulated as toy vehicles. Toy vehicles are authorized for use on sidewalks, but not for use on roadways.

The act excludes electric scooters from the definition of "toy vehicle" and includes electric scooters in the definition of "vehicle", thus authorizing the use of electric scooters on roadways. The act affords riders of electric scooters the same rights and duties that riders of electrical assisted bicycles have under Colorado law.

Section 5 of the act authorizes a local government to regulate the operation of an electric scooter in a manner that is no more restrictive than the manner in which the local government may regulate an electrical assisted bicycle.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Status

Introduced
Passed
Became Law

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  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    05/23/2019 Signed Act PDF
    05/09/2019 Final Act PDF
    04/17/2019 Rerevised PDF
    04/16/2019 Revised PDF
    03/22/2019 Reengrossed PDF
    03/21/2019 Engrossed PDF
    03/05/2019 Introduced PDF

Pursuant to HJR20-1007, the Second Regular Session of the 72nd General Assembly is Temporarily Adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 30, 2020. 

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