Text: H.R.5949 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/23/2018)


115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5949


To exempt certain motor carriers engaged in agricultural business from the electronic logging device requirements, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 23, 2018

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


A BILL

To exempt certain motor carriers engaged in agricultural business from the electronic logging device requirements, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Agricultural Business Electronic Logging Device Exemption Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Exception to the electronic logging device requirements for certain motor carriers engaged in agricultural business.

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 paragraph, 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);

“(ii) a motor carrier when—

“(I) transporting an agricultural product (as defined in section 207 of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1626)) from the source of such product; or

“(II) returning empty to such source; and

“(iii) a motor carrier when—

“(I) transporting farm supplies for agricultural purposes (as defined in section 395.2 of title 49, Code of Federal Regulations) from the distribution point for such farm supplies; or

“(II) returning empty to such distribution point.”.

SEC. 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.