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SB 79 (BR 241) - J. Pendleton, D. Parrett, M. Wilson

     AN ACT relating to the operation of motor vehicles.
     Amend KRS 186.050 to establish a three tiered weight classification system for farm trucks, consisting of the following categories: under 26,000 pounds, 26,001 to 38,000 pounds, and over 38,000 pounds; amend KRS 281.010 to clarify the definition of " interstate commerce; amend KRS 281.011 to exempt farm trucks registered under KRS 186.050(4) from the definition of "motor carrier"; amend KRS 281.605 to specify that vehicles exempted from the chapter except for safety regulations shall not be required to obtain a US DOTE number or similar number from the Transportation Cabinet; amend KRS 281.600 to clarify that the Department of Vehicle Regulation's regulatory authority extends to motor carrier transportation and limit certain regulatory authority of the cabinet; amend KRS 281.730 to define Kentucky's planting and harvesting season as being year round for the purposes of providing a limited exemption to farm truck operators regarding hours of service reporting and limits.

SB 79 - AMENDMENTS


     SCS - Retain original provisions, except delete Section 2, regarding the definition of interstate commerce; delete Section 3 , regarding the definition of "Motor Carrier"; delete Section 4, regarding the exemption to the requirement for DOT numbers; limit the exemption from federal safety regulations in CFR Part 393 to farm registered vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) or gross vehicle combined weight rating (GVCWR) of 26,000 pounds or less, that are engaged in farming activities, and that not engaged in interstate commerce; add a new section to amend KRS 186.270 to allow annual overdimensional haul permits to transport farm equipment from a dealer to dealer.
     SCA (1/Title, E. Harris) - Make title amendment.
     SFA (1, J. Pendleton) - Exempt farm registered vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating or gross vehicle combined weight rating of 26,000 pounds or less from 49 C.F.R. Part 391, regarding medical cards for drivers, and Part 396, regarding annual inspections; amend KRS 281.010 to conform the definitions of "interstate commerce" and "intrastate commerce" to the definitions found in 48 C.F.R. 390.5.
     HCS - Declare an EMERGENCY.
     HCA (1/Title, H. Collins) - Make Title Amendment

     Jan 7-introduced in Senate
     Feb 1-to Transportation (S)
     Feb 10-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
     Feb 11-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 14-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 15-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 16, 2011
     Feb 16-3rd reading, passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title), and floor amendment (1)
     Feb 17-received in House
     Feb 18-to Transportation (H)
     Feb 24-posted in committee
     Mar 1-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
     Mar 2-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 3, 2011
     Mar 3-3rd reading, passed 99-0 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; received in Senate
     Mar 4-posted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; Senate concurred in House Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; passed 37-0; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 16-signed by Governor

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