New State Law Proposal Could Create New Rules For E-Scooter, E-Bike Companies
A California lawmaker has proposed a new law that would create new rules of the road for electric scooters and bikes. The bill just passed the Assembly and moves on to the Senate for approval. Maria Medina reports. (5-20-2019)

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New State Law Proposal Could Create New Rules For E-Scooter, E-Bike CompaniesA California lawmaker has proposed a new law that would create new rules of the road for electric scooters and bikes. The bill just passed the Assembly and moves on to the Senate for approval. Maria Medina reports. (5-20-2019)
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