Text: H.R.5584 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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116th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 5584

   To require the Secretary of Transportation to modify regulations 
          concerning hours of service, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            January 10, 2020

  Mr. Steube introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
             Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

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                                 A BILL


 
   To require the Secretary of Transportation to modify regulations 
          concerning hours of service, 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 ``Freedom from Regulating Edible 
Supplies and Horticulture Trucking Act'' or the ``FRESH Trucking Act''.

SEC. 2. MODIFICATION OF HOURS OF SERVICE REGULATIONS.

    Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the 
Secretary shall amend part 395 of title 49, Code of Federal 
Regulations, to establish that, with respect to a motor carrier or 
driver transporting any agricultural, horticultural, or floricultural 
commodity (including both fresh and processed products, as well as sod 
and other agricultural products sensitive to temperature and climate 
and at the risk of perishing in transit)--
            (1) loading and unloading of commercial motor vehicles 
        shall be excluded from on-duty time requirements;
            (2) there shall be no requirement of a 30-minute rest break 
        within the first 8 hours of the hours of service on-duty 
        requirements and such carrier or driver may take breaks at any 
        time during trip; and
            (3) such carrier or driver may complete a scheduled trip if 
        they are over the hours of service maximum on-duty drive 
        schedule and are within 150 miles of their scheduled delivery 
        point.
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