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Texas Legislature 2019

Electric scooters could soon be kicked off Texas sidewalks, if state Senate gets its way

The upper chamber passed a bill Wednesday that would add several restrictions on the popular, but controversial, machines. The measure would require scooter renters to be at least 16 years old and it would prohibit more than one person from riding at a time.

Motorized scooters on the University of Texas at Austin campus.

Texas Legislature 2019

The 86th Legislature runs from Jan. 8 to May 27. From the state budget to health care to education policy — and the politics behind it all — we focus on what Texans need to know about the biennial legislative session.

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