Micro-mobility Devices and Motorized Scooters (Opposed – Preemption)

Micro-mobility Devices and Motorized Scooters (Opposed – Preemption)

SB 542(Brandes) and HB 453 (Toledo) prohibit local governments from taking any action or adopting any law that is designed to limit or prevent any company engaged in the rental of micro-mobility devices from operating in its jurisdiction, as long as the company complies with the regulations governing similarly situated businesses. The bills also define the term “micro-mobility device” as a motorized transportation device made available for private use by reservation through an online platform. (Branch)