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H.R. 1697: Small Carrier Electronic Logging Device Exemption Act of 2019


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 12, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1697

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 12, 2019

(for himself and Mr. Gianforte) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To exempt motor carriers that own or operate 10 or fewer commercial vehicles from the electronic logging device mandates, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Small Carrier Electronic Logging Device Exemption Act of 2019.

2.

Exception to the electronic logging device requirements for motor carriers that own or operate 10 or fewer commercial vehicles

Section 31137(b)(3) of title 49, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

(3)

Exception

(A)

In general

An excepted motor carrier may comply with the hours of service requirements by requiring each driver to use—

(i)

a paper record of duty status form; or

(ii)

an electronic logging device.

(B)

Excepted motor carrier defined

In this subsection, the term excepted motor carrier means—

(i)

a motor carrier when transporting a motor home or recreation vehicle trailer within the definition of the term driveaway-towaway operation (as defined in section 390.5 of title 49, Code of Federal Regulations); and

(ii)

a motor carrier that owns or operates 10 or fewer commercial motor vehicles, including commercial motor vehicles owned or operated by all motor carriers affiliated with that motor carrier by common ownership, common management, common control, or common familiar relationship.

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3.

Requirement to prescribe regulations

Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Transportation shall promulgate such regulations as are necessary to carry out the amendment made by section 2 of this Act.