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2017 House Bill 4781: Regulate electric bicycles

Public Act 138 of 2017

Introduced by Rep. Holly Hughes (R) on June 20, 2017 To regulate electric bicycles on paved, gravel or converted rail trails. Low-power, “Class 1” electric bikes would be allowed unless specifically prohibited from a trail by state or local officials. Faster and more powerful Class 2 and 3 e-bikes would be banned from trails unless specifically allowed. All electric bikes would be prohibited from non-motorized forest trails unless specifically allowed on one.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Committee on June 20, 2017
Reported in the House on September 14, 2017 With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 107 to 0 in the House on September 28, 2017.
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To regulate electric bicycles on paved, gravel or converted rail trails. Low-power, “Class 1” electric bikes would be allowed unless specifically prohibited from a trail by state or local officials. Faster and more powerful Class 2 and 3 e-bikes would be banned from trails unless specifically allowed. All electric bikes would be prohibited from non-motorized forest trails unless specifically allowed on one.
Received in the Senate on October 3, 2017
Referred to the Senate Outdoor Recreation & Tourism Committee on October 3, 2017
Reported in the Senate on October 12, 2017 With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on October 29, 2017

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