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H.B. 314





Chief Sponsor: Johnny Anderson

Senate Sponsor: Karen Mayne

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill modifies the Motor Carrier Safety Act by amending provisions relating to
             10      minimum motor vehicle liability coverage for certain motor carriers.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    provides that the Department of Transportation shall not require a motor carrier to
             14      comply with certain federal minimum security requirements if the motor carrier
             15      meets certain specified criteria;
             16          .    provides minimum motor vehicle liability coverage requirements for certain motor
             17      carriers; and
             18          .    makes technical changes.
             19      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             20          None
             21      Other Special Clauses:
             22          None
             23      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             24      AMENDS:
             25          72-9-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 382
             27      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:

             28          Section 1. Section 72-9-103 is amended to read:
             29           72-9-103. Rulemaking -- Adjudicative proceedings.
             30          (1) In accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, the
             31      department shall make rules:
             32          (a) adopting by reference in whole or in part the Federal Motor Carrier Safety
             33      Regulations including minimum security requirements for motor carriers;
             34          (b) specifying the equipment required to be carried in each tow truck, including limits
             35      on loads that may be moved based on equipment capacity and load weight;
             36          (c) specifying collection procedures, in conjunction with the administration and
             37      enforcement of the safety or security requirements, for the motor carrier fee under Section
             38      72-9-706 ; and
             39          (d) providing for the necessary administration and enforcement of this chapter.
             40          (2) (a) Notwithstanding Subsection (1)(a), the department shall not require a motor
             41      carrier to comply with 49 C.F.R. Part 387 Subpart B if the motor carrier is:
             42          (i) engaging in or transacting the business of transporting passengers by an intrastate
             43      commercial vehicle that has a seating capacity of no more than 30 passengers; and
             44          (ii) a licensed child care provider under Section 26-39-401 .
             45          (b) Policies containing motor vehicle liability coverage for a motor carrier described
             46      under Subsection (2)(a) shall require minimum coverage of:
             47          (i) $1,000,000 for a vehicle with a seating capacity of up to 20 passengers; or
             48          (ii) $1,500,000 for a vehicle with a seating capacity of up to 30 passengers.
             49          [(2)] (3) The department shall comply with Title 63G, Chapter 4, Administrative
             50      Procedures Act, in its adjudicative proceedings.

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