SB 343 Modifies various provisions of law relating to Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission leadership and commercial driver license regulation
Sponsor: Stouffer
LR Number: 1749S.01I Fiscal Note: 1749-01
Committee: Transportation
Last Action: 2/18/2009 - Hearing Conducted S Transportation Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2009

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SB 343 - This act modifies various provisions of law relating to transportation.

TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION LEADERSHIP - Under this act, the chair and vice chair of the commission are given the option to rotate positions. The current law requires the vice chair to assume the position of chair when the one year term of the chair expires (Section 226.030).

HAZARDOUS MATERIAL DEFINITION - This act modifies the definition of hazardous materials to correspond with federal law and regulations. This provision is also contained in SB 58 (2009) (Section 302.700).

CDL MILITARY EXEMPTION - This act provides that a military member while driving a vehicle for military purposes is exempt from possessing a CDL. Current law provides that the military member must be driving a military vehicle to qualify for the exemption (Section 302.775). This provision was contained in SB 58 (2009), SS/SCS/SB 761 and 774 (2008) and SS/SCS/SB 239 et al (2007).

FARMER CDL EXEMPTION - This act clarifies the CDL exemption for persons driving farm vehicles. In order to qualify for the exemption, the farm vehicle must be controlled by a farmer or family member, be used to transport agricultural products, machinery, or supplies to or from a farm, not be used in the operations of a common or contract carrier, and be used within 150 miles of the farmer's farm (Section 302.775). This provision was contained in SB 58 (2009) and SS/SCS/SB 761 and 774 (2008).