03/06/2018 01:30 PM TRANSPORTATION
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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.