The Washington state legislature passed the BPSA-created and -backed three-class e-bike legislation in late February.
The bill (SB 6434) is very similar to bills passed in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Tennessee and Utah and was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee on March 13th with an effective date of June 7th, 2018.
“We worked closely with Washington Bikes on this bill and have an ally in the governor’s office,” said Morgan Lommele, e-bike campaigns manager for BPSA.
Lommele said BPSA is pursuing e-bike bills in Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin this year.