HB724I-COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES REGULATION
Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 724 -- Commercial Motor Vehicle Registration, Licensing, and
Regulation

Co-Sponsors:  Crawford, Schlottach

This bill amends state law to clarify the authority given the
Highways and Transportation Commission under Senate Bill 1202
(2002) to statutorily implement a "One-Stop" shop for commercial
motor vehicle registration and licensing.  The bill:

(1)  Removes all references to the Highway Reciprocity Commission
and the Division of Motor Carrier and Railroad Safety and
replaces them with references to the State Highways and
Transportation Commission;

(2)  Repeals sections creating the Highway Reciprocity Commission
and the Division of Motor Carrier and Railroad Safety;

(3)  Transfers most sections which pertain to motor carrier
regulation, licensing, and registration into the new Chapter 308,
RSMo;

(4)  Changes references in several chapters to reflect that the
Highways and Transportation Commission will now issue commercial
motor vehicle credentials in conformity with those chapters as
well as permitting the other state agencies affected to continue
to perform their functions;

(5)  Removes references to "administrative law judge" and
replaces it with "administrative hearing commission" or
"commissioner";

(6)  Changes references from a "general counsel" to a "chief
counsel";

(7)  Moves the definition of "light rail" from Chapter 386 to
Chapter 389 to reflect that the Highways and Transportation
Commission, not the Public Service Commission, regulates light
rail;

(8)  Moves all railroad regulator statutes into Chapter 389;

(9)  Incorporates several sections of Chapter 622 that are
transferred in the proposed legislation to Chapter 308 into
Chapter 389 as well as to ensure these sections apply to both
motor carriers and railroads;

(10)  Changes the Base State Registration Fund, the Reciprocity
Fund, and the Interstate Fund to the Interstate Carrier Holding
Account;

(11)  Removes references to the now defunct Transportation
Development Commission; and

(12)  Corrects various references to the State Highways and
Transportation Department Fund.

The bill contains an emergency clause.

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