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Senate Bill 0249


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Senate Bill 0249

ARCHIVE (2009)

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DIGEST OF SB249 (Updated April 15, 2009 9:48 pm - DI 84)

Transportation and tort claim matters. Makes various changes to motor vehicle law pertaining to commercial driver's licenses in order to conform to the Code of Federal Regulations. Authorizes the use of mini-trucks on highways under certain circumstances. Exempts certain intrastate private carriers of persons or property, or both, from the requirements of certain markings on the motor vehicle. Repeals and relocates language concerning regulation of certain motor carriers and private carriers of property. Provides that an application for a commercial driver's license from a holder of a commercial driver's license from another state be conducted in accordance with federal regulations. Specifies that farm tractors or implements of agriculture are not considered motor vehicles for purposes of the special fuel tax on dyed fuel. Provides that a railroad company that stores a railroad car on a track, sidetrack, siding, switch, or turnout track within a municipality for more than 90 days be assessed a civil penalty of $500 a day beginning with the ninety-first day of storage. Provides that a governmental entity or an employee of a governmental entity acting within the scope of the employee's employment is not liable if a loss results from the operation of an off-road vehicle by a: (1) nongovernmental employee; or (2) governmental employee not acting within the scope of the employee's employment; on a public highway in a county road system outside the corporate limits of a town, unless the loss is the result of an act or omission amounting to gross negligence, willful or wanton misconduct, or intentional misconduct. Requires that an application to register a vehicle must include the numerical code assigned by the department of local government finance for the taxing district in which the bona fide residence or business address of the person that owns the vehicle is located. Requires that each certificate of registration for a vehicle must include the numerical code. Amends refund provisions within the recreational vehicle excise tax law to reflect the use of a 12 month registration cycle rather than a 10 month cycle.
    Current Status:
     In Conference Committee
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