22.339.13 97th Legislative Session 282

2022 South Dakota Legislature

House Bill 1084


Introduced by: Representative Ernie Otten

An Act to provide for the regulation of motorized foot scooters and to declare an emergency.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of South Dakota:

Section 1. That chapter 32-26 be amended with a NEW SECTION:

Notwithstanding the provisions of § 32-25-27, a municipality may adopt, by ordinance, traffic regulations permitting the use of a motorized foot scooter on any street, bike path, or multi-use path within its platted boundaries.

Section 2. That § 32-26-21.4 be AMENDED:

32-26-21.4. For the purposes of §§ 32-26-21.1 to 32-26-21.5 32-26-21.6, inclusive, the term, motorized foot scooter, means a wheeled conveyance, with handlebars, designed to be stood or sat upon by the operator, and powered by an electric motor that is capable of propelling the device with or without human propulsion, and that has no more than two twelve inch or smaller diameter wheels and has a motor that is capable of a maximum speed of fifteen miles per hour on a flat surface with not more than one percent grade in any direction when the motor is engaged. An electric bicycle is not a motorized foot scooter.

Section 3. That § 32-26-21.5 be AMENDED:

32-26-21.5. A motorized foot scooter is exempt from the provisions of chapters 32-3, 32-5, 32-5A, 32-5B, 32-6B, 32-14, 32-15, 32-20, 32-35, 32-37, and 37-5.

Section 4. Whereas, this Act is necessary for the support of the state government and its existing public institutions, an emergency is hereby declared to exist, and this Act shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval.

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