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AB-1112 Micromobility devices: relocation.(2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Article 3 (commencing with Section 22880) is added to Chapter 10 of Division 11 of the Vehicle Code, to read:

Article  3. Relocation of Micromobility Devices
22880.
 (a) A micromobility device is not a vehicle and the provisions of Article 1 (commencing with Section 22650), Article 2 (commencing with 22850), and Chapter 11 (commencing with Section 22950) do not apply to, and do not authorize the removal of, a micromobility device, except in limited situations as provided in subdivision (d).
(b) An unauthorized person may not remove an unattended micromobility device from a highway to a storage facility, garage, or other place. However, a person may relocate an illegally parked micromobility device a short distance in order to clear a highway, sidewalk, doorway, or public bicycle path or trail for vehicle or pedestrian traffic.
(c) A peace officer, local authority, or agent thereof may relocate an illegally parked micromobility device to a properly parked location.
(d) A peace officer, local authority, or agent thereof may remove a micromobility device to a storage facility in the same manner as a vehicle pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section 22650) and Article 2 (commencing with 22850) if relocation pursuant to subdivision (c) is impracticable. The provisions of Section 22650 apply to any removal under this paragraph.
(e) As used in this section, “micromobility device” means a bicycle, electric bicycle, or motorized scooter as defined in Division 1 (commencing with Section 100).
SEC. 2.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.