Legislature(2017 - 2018)BUTROVICH 205

03/06/2018 01:30 PM TRANSPORTATION

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01:31:05 PM Start
01:32:03 PM SB163
01:34:51 PM Adjourn
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Moved SB 163 Out of Committee
                    ALASKA STATE LEGISLATURE                                                                                  
            SENATE TRANSPORTATION STANDING COMMITTEE                                                                          
                         March 6, 2018                                                                                          
                           1:31 p.m.                                                                                            
MEMBERS PRESENT                                                                                                               
Senator Bert Stedman, Chair                                                                                                     
Senator David Wilson                                                                                                            
Senator Dennis Egan                                                                                                             
MEMBERS ABSENT                                                                                                                
Senator Anna MacKinnon                                                                                                          
Senator Click Bishop                                                                                                            
COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                                                                            
SENATE BILL NO. 163                                                                                                             
"An Act relating to commercial motor vehicles."                                                                                 
     - MOVED SB 163 OUT OF COMMITTEE                                                                                            
PREVIOUS COMMITTEE ACTION                                                                                                     
BILL: SB 163                                                                                                                  
SHORT TITLE: DEFINITION OF COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES                                                                            
SPONSOR(s): RULES BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR                                                                                    
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01/26/18       (S)       TRA, STA                                                                                               
03/01/18       (S)       TRA AT 1:30 PM BUTROVICH 205                                                                           
03/01/18       (S)       Heard & Held                                                                                           
03/01/18       (S)       MINUTE(TRA)                                                                                            
WITNESS REGISTER                                                                                                              
DAN SMITH, Director                                                                                                             
Division of Measurement Standards and Commercial Vehicle                                                                        
Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities                                                                       
Juneau, Alaska                                                                                                                  
POSITION STATEMENT: Provided a summary of SB 163.                                                                             
ACTION NARRATIVE                                                                                                              
1:31:05 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  BERT STEDMAN  called  the  Senate Transportation  Standing                                                             
Committee meeting  to order at 1:31  p.m. Present at the  call to                                                               
order were Senators Wilson, Egan, and Chair Stedman.                                                                            
         SB 163-DEFINITION OF COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLES                                                                     
1:32:03 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR STEDMAN announced the consideration of SB 163.                                                                            
1:32:39 PM                                                                                                                    
DAN  SMITH,  Director,  Division  of  Measurement  Standards  and                                                               
Commercial    Vehicle   Enforcement,    Alaska   Department    of                                                               
Transportation and Public  Facilities, Juneau, Alaska, summarized                                                               
SB 163 as follows:                                                                                                              
     The main  portion of  this bill  changes the  rules for                                                                    
     farmers operating farm vehicles  away from their farms.                                                                    
     The  present law  requires that  after  150 miles  from                                                                    
     their  farm, then  we would  regulate them  as a  motor                                                                    
     carrier of  either property, HazMat, whatever  the case                                                                    
     may be. This rule would  allow them to operate anywhere                                                                    
     in the  state and in a  big state like Alaska  where we                                                                    
     have  operations  from  Point MacKenzie  up  to  Delta,                                                                    
     that's a  long way  to go and  this would  provide some                                                                    
     relief  from  regulations  for drivers  of  those  farm                                                                    
SENATOR WILSON  asked if  the continuous-driving  limitations for                                                               
commercial drivers would apply to the drivers of farm vehicles.                                                                 
MR. SMITH replied that farmers would be exempt.                                                                                 
1:34:24 PM                                                                                                                    
SENATOR  EGAN moved  to report  SB  163, [version:  30-GS2597\A],                                                               
from  committee  with  individual  recommendations  and  attached                                                               
fiscal note.                                                                                                                    
1:34:28 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  STEDMAN  announced  that there  being  no  objection,  the                                                               
motion carried.                                                                                                                 
1:34:51 PM                                                                                                                    
There being no further business to come before the committee,                                                                   
Chair Stedman adjourned the Senate Transportation Committee at                                                                  
1:34 p.m.                                                                                                                       

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