H. R. 3110
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
October 5, 2011
Mr. Reed (for himself and Mr. Hanna) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
To exempt drivers used by motor carriers from certain regulations if transporting grapes during a harvest period, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Grape Region Accelerated Production and Efficiency Act of
Exemption relating to transportation of grapes during harvest periods
Regulations issued by the Secretary of Transportation under sections 31136 and 31502 of title 49, United States Code, regarding maximum driving and on-duty time for a driver used by a motor carrier, shall not apply, beginning on the date of enactment of this Act, to a driver transporting grapes in a State if the transportation—
is during a harvest period (as that period is determined by the State); and
is limited to an area within a 175 air mile radius from the location where the grapes are picked or distributed.