Moped bill hearing postponed

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A hearing on a bill that seeks to ban moped rentals in Oak Bluffs has been postponed.

The hearing for H.1783, or the bill to ban moped rentals in the town of Oak Bluffs, has been postponed.

The hearing was originally scheduled for Tuesday, April 9, at 11 am in the Gardner Auditorium at the State House, according to Kaylea Moore, legislative liaison to Martha’s Vineyard for Rep. Dylan Fernandes, D-Falmouth.

The hearing was postponed at Chilmark’s request. The town asked to have the hearing postponed so more people could attend, according to Moore. The hearing will be rescheduled at a later date.

The bill, which aims to “prohibit the commercial lease or rental of mopeds and motor scooters to the public,” was approved in a unanimous vote at the last Oak Bluffs town meeting.

In February, Fernandes told The Times the bill, if passed, would have wide-ranging implications for the state.