Nevada lawmakers eye electric scooter regulations

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada lawmakers are considering a bill (AB485) that would give local governments the ability to regulate electric foot scooters.

Representatives from electric scooter companies urged legislators on Tuesday to support the measure. The bill allows locals governments to set rules for electric foot scooters, including banning the scooters in specific areas.

The legislation mandates a person must be at least 16 years old to ride the electric scooters and gives broad range for local governments to regulate them, including requiring operators to pay a fee for running the scooter-share programs.

Reno and other cities have grappled with how to address the scooters, which have caused troubles in some cities.

Company representatives on Tuesday faced questions over how they will prevent youth access to the scooters.

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