A bill that would allow the town of Oak Bluffs to ban rental mopeds is set for a hearing on Beacon Hill this morning.

The home rule petition will come before the Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government at 11 a.m.

The bill, H.1783, is sponsored by Cape and Islands Rep. Dylan Fernandes and would change town bylaws to prohibit the commercial lease or rental of mopeds and motor scooters to the public.

Cape and Islands Sen. Julian Cyr sits on the joint committee.

It has been a long road for the proposed rental moped ban, with many starts, stops and stalls along the way. Last year, the bill was filed late in the legislative session but died in committee after legislators expressed concerns about precedent for other Massachusetts cities and towns.

Moped rental companies also lobbied against the bill.

The bill was refiled at the beginning of the 2019 legislative session. Home rule petitions have a two-year lifespan, meaning this iteration of the bill will also have the 2020 legislative session to move through committees.

Last January, the bill was referred to the committee on municipalities and regional government with a hearing scheduled for April. But the hearing was canceled at the request of towns that had their annual town meetings on the same day.

Vineyard legislative liaison Kaylea Moore said this week that the bill moved through the committee without much trouble last year.

“Depending on the hearing, it will be reported out,” Ms. Moore said. “In the past, it has been reported out favorably.”

Oak Bluffs town administrator Bob Whritenour said the town would be submitting written testimony in support of the bill. The town overwhelmingly approved sending the home rule petition to the statehouse in spring of 2018.

“We are aware of it,” Mr. Whritenour said by phone this week speaking about the hearing. “We’re very happy to see the hearing moving forward on this important local determination issue. As you know, the law portends to give the towns actual legal authority to regulate the mopeds, which we don’t have now . . . We would like to see that passed.”

The bill will eventually have to go through three committees in the house and senate before it comes up for a vote.

“There’s a long legislative process,” Ms. Moore said. “This is the beginning.”