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2018 House Bill 5391: Impose regulations on electric skateboards

Public Act 204 of 2018

Introduced by Rep. Curt VanderWall R-Ludington on January 10, 2018
To prohibit riding an electric skateboard at a speed greater than 25 mph, and ban riding one on a street with a speed limit greater than 25 mph. The bill defines electric skateboard as one that is “no more than 60 inches long and 18 inches wide, is designed to transport only 1 person at a time, has an electrical propulsion system with power of no more than 2,500 watts, and has a maximum speed on a paved level surface of not more than 25 miles per hour.” Riders could go on streets subject to the same rules as bicycles.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on January 10, 2018
Reported in the House on February 27, 2018
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-6) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the Senate on May 2, 2018
Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on May 2, 2018
Reported in the Senate on May 29, 2018
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 19, 2018