House Bill 454 originally would have regulated electric scooters statewide. It prohibited people from parking them on sidewalks and other locations that could hinder vehicles or pedestrians. And it allowed people to ride them on bike paths, in bike lanes and on roads with a speed limit of 35 mph or less, if no bike lane or path is available.
But negotiations with companies that lease scooters are not complete, Tanner told the committee. So on Monday the committee approved a version of HB 454 with the scooter regulations stripped out. Instead, it now regulates electric bikes.