Electric Scooter Bill Passes Committee

Bill Would Allow Governments to Ban Scooters in Some Areas

April 12, 2019 - 4:09 pm

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada bill that would give local governments the ability to regulate electric foot scooters has passed out of its first committee.

The panel of legislators passed the Assembly bill on Friday. The measure must pass the full Assembly and Senate before it heads to the governor for approval.

Representatives from electric scooter companies earlier this week urged legislators to support the measure. The legislation gives broad range for local governments to regulate them, including requiring operators to pay a fee for running the scooter-share programs.

It also would allow governments to ban the scooters in specific areas. The effort comes after the electric scooters have caused troubles in major U.S. cities nationwide.