Legislature(2003 - 2004)

05/17/2003 11:45 AM Senate STA

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          HB 280-COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES:REGULATIONS                                                                      
JOHN  MACKINNON,  Deputy  Commissioner   of  Highways  and  Public                                                              
Facilities,   stated   that  Executive   Order   98   consolidated                                                              
commercial  motor vehicle  regulations  and  enforcement from  the                                                              
Departments   of  Public   Safety  and   Community  and   Economic                                                              
Development  into  the  Department of  Transportation  and  Public                                                              
Facilities (DOTPF).  This was to provide increased  convenience to                                                              
the  industry   and  the   public  and   provide  better   program                                                              
management. When  implementing the consolidation, the  transfer of                                                              
necessary  regulation authority  was  unintentionally omitted.  HB
280 clears  up the omission  by placing that regulatory  authority                                                              
in DOTPT.                                                                                                                       
CHAIR  GARY STEVENS  asked whether  the state  would lose  federal                                                              
funding if this legislation were to fail.                                                                                       
MR.  MACKINNON  replied  there  is  the  potential  for  sanctions                                                              
regarding funding applied.                                                                                                      
CHAIR  GARY  STEVENS  called a  brief  at  ease  at 11:45  am  and                                                              
reconvened the meeting at 11:47 am.                                                                                             
CHAIR GARY STEVENS held the bill for a quorum.                                                                                  
          HB 280-COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES:REGULATIONS                                                                      
CHAIR GARY  STEVENS advised  he was holding  the bill  until there                                                              
was a quorum  present to take action. He explained  the provisions                                                              
of the bill to Senator Fred Dyson.                                                                                              
SENATOR GRETCHEN GUESS  made a motion to move HB  280 and attached                                                              
zero fiscal note  from committee with individual  recommendations.                                                              
There being no objection, it was so ordered.                                                                                    

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