Your Committee on Roads and Transportation , to which was referred Senate Bill 74 , has had the same under consideration and begs leave to report the same back to the House with the recommendation that said bill be amended as follows:
UPON PASSAGE]: Sec. 3. Except as provided in section 18 of this
chapter, this chapter does not apply to the following:
(1) Motor vehicles used exclusively for carrying United States mail.
(2) Motor vehicles while being used or operated under the control, direction, and supervision of:
(A) the United States government, the state, or a political subdivision; or
(B) the board of trustees of a state institution.
(3) Motor vehicles while transporting supplies, livestock feed ingredients, fertilizer, or fertilizing materials that are in transit to or from farms.
(4) Motor vehicles:
(A) controlled and operated by a farmer when used in the transportation of the farmer's agricultural commodities and products of those commodities or in the transportation of supplies to the farm;
(B) controlled and operated by a nonprofit agricultural cooperative association (or by a federation of agricultural cooperative associations if the federation does not possess greater powers or purposes than the cooperative associations);
(C) used in carrying property consisting of livestock or agricultural commodities (not including manufactured products) if the motor vehicles are not used in carrying:
(i) other property;
(ii) agricultural commodities; or
for compensation; or
(D) used in carrying livestock feed or feed ingredients, if those products are transported to a site of agricultural productions or to a business enterprise engaged in the sale of agricultural goods to a person engaged in agricultural production.
This chapter shall not be construed to apply to motor vehicles owned, leased, controlled, or operated by a nonprofit cooperative association, either incorporated or unincorporated, that was in existence on July 6, 1961.
(5) Motor vehicles, commonly known as armored cars, used exclusively to transport, under written bilateral contract, coin,
currency, bullion, securities, precious metals, jewelry, precious
stones, money, legal tender, stocks and bonds, negotiable and
nonnegotiable instruments and securities, postage and revenue
stamps, and other valuable documents and rare objects.
(6) Motor vehicles operating exclusively in intrastate commerce that have a gross vehicle weight, gross vehicle weight rating, gross combination weight, or gross combination weight rating equal to or less than twenty-six thousand (26,000) pounds. However, the motor vehicle may not be:
(A) used to provide for-hire transport;
(B) designed or used to transport sixteen (16) or more passengers, including the driver; or
(C) used to transport hazardous material in amounts requiring a placard.
displaying the certification number issued by the department of
state revenue preceded by the letters "IN";
Except as provided in
subsection (i), and
(2) all other requirements of 49 CFR 390.21 apply equally to interstate and intrastate motor carriers.
(b) 49 CFR 107 subpart (F) and subpart (G), 171 through 173, 177 through 178, and 180, are incorporated into Indiana law by reference, and every:
(1) private carrier;
(2) common carrier;
(3) contract carrier;
(4) motor carrier of property, intrastate;
(5) hazardous material shipper; and
(6) carrier otherwise exempt under section 3 of this chapter;
must comply with the federal regulations incorporated under this subsection, whether engaged in interstate or intrastate commerce.
(c) Notwithstanding subsection (b), nonspecification bulk and nonbulk packaging, including cargo tank motor vehicles, may be used only if all the following conditions exist:
(1) The maximum capacity of the vehicle is less than three thousand five hundred (3,500) gallons.
(2) The shipment of goods is limited to intrastate commerce.
(3) The vehicle is used only for the purpose of transporting fuel oil, kerosene, diesel fuel, gasoline, gasohol, or any combination of these substances.
All additional federal standards for the safe transportation of hazardous
materials apply until July 1, 2000. After June 30, 2000, the
Maintenance, inspection, and marking requirements of 49 CFR 173.8
and Part 180 are applicable. In accordance with federal hazardous
materials regulations, new or additional nonspecification cargo tank
motor vehicles may not be placed in service under this subsection. after
June 30, 1998.
(d) For the purpose of enforcing this section, only:
(1) a state police officer or state police motor carrier inspector who:
(A) has successfully completed a course of instruction approved by the United States Department of Transportation; and
additional disqualifying condition results from the diabetic
condition, and is not likely to suffer any diminution in driving
ability due to the driver's diabetic condition;
(B) is free of severe hypoglycemia or hypoglycemia unawareness and has had less than one (1) documented, symptomatic hypoglycemic reaction per month;
(C) has demonstrated the ability and willingness to properly monitor and manage the driver's diabetic condition;
(D) has agreed to and, to the endocrinologist's or treating physician's knowledge, has carried a source of rapidly absorbable glucose at all times while driving a motor vehicle, has self monitored blood glucose levels one (1) hour before driving and at least once every four (4) hours while driving or on duty before driving using a portable glucose monitoring device equipped with a computerized memory; and
(E) has submitted the blood glucose logs from the monitoring device to the endocrinologist or treating physician at the time of the annual medical examination.
A copy of the blood glucose logs shall be filed along with the annual statement from the endocrinologist or treating physician with the bureau of motor vehicles for review by the driver licensing medical advisory board established under IC 9-14-4. A copy of the annual statement shall also be provided to the driver's employer for retention in the driver's qualification file, and a copy shall be retained and held by the driver while driving for presentation to an authorized federal, state, or local law enforcement official. Notwithstanding the requirements of this subdivision, the endocrinologist, the treating physician, the advisory board of the bureau of motor vehicles, or the bureau of motor vehicles may, where medical indications warrant, establish a short period for the medical examinations required under this subdivision.
(2) Subpart 396.9 as it applies to inspection of vehicles carrying or loaded with a perishable product. However, this exemption does not prohibit a law enforcement officer from stopping these vehicles for an obvious violation that poses an imminent threat of an accident or incident. The exemption is not intended to include refrigerated vehicles loaded with perishables when the
refrigeration unit is working.
(3) Subpart 396.11 as it applies to driver vehicle inspection reports.
(4) Subpart 396.13 as it applies to driver inspection.
(h) For purposes of
49 CFR 395.1(l), 49 CFR 395.1(k)(2), "planting
and harvesting season" refers to the period between January 1 and
December 31 of each year. The intrastate commerce exception set forth
in 49 CFR 395.1(l), 49 CFR 395.1(k), as it applies to the transportation
of agricultural commodities and farm supplies, is restricted to single
vehicles and cargo tank motor vehicles with a capacity of not more than
five thousand four hundred (5,400) gallons.
(i) The requirements of 49 CFR 390.21 do not apply to an intrastate motor carrier or a guest operator not engaged in interstate commerce and operating a motor vehicle as a farm vehicle in connection with agricultural pursuits usual and normal to the user's farming operation or for personal purposes unless the vehicle is operated either part time or incidentally in the conduct of a commercial enterprise.
(j) This section does not apply to private carriers that operate using only the type of motor vehicles specified in IC 8-2.1-24-3(6).
(k) The superintendent of state police may adopt rules under IC 4-22-2 governing the parts and subparts of 49 CFR incorporated by reference under this section.".
and when so amended that said bill do pass.