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                                                                                    
01/26/18       (S)       READ THE FIRST TIME - REFERRALS                                                                        

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 Enforcement 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 vehicles. 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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