SB 881 Modifies provisions of law relating to transportation
Sponsor: Eigel
LR Number: 5773S.06T Fiscal Notes
Committee: Veterans and Military Affairs
Last Action: 6/1/2018 - Signed by Governor Journal Page: S2519
Title: CCS HCS SS SB 881 Calendar Position: 11
Effective Date: August 28, 2018
House Handler: Davis

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CCS/HCS/SS/SB 881 - This act modifies provisions of law relating to transportation.

JOINT COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION OVERSIGHT (Section 21.795)

The act reduces reporting requirements for the Department of Transportation to the Joint Committee on Transportation Oversight, and specifies that the Department of Transportation shall provide the committee with certain existing publications.

These provisions are identical to HB 2268 (2018) and provisions in HCS#2/SS#2/SCS/SB 1050 (2018).

ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING ZONES (Section 68.075)

This act provides a definition for the term "related facility" for purposes of the Advanced Industrial Manufacturing Zones Act.

This provision is identical to a provision in HCS#2/SS#2/SCS/SB 1050 (2018).

BI-STATE METROPOLITAN DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT (Section 70.370)

This act adds Franklin County to the compact between Missouri and Illinois creating the Bi-State Development Agency and the Bi-State Metropolitan Development District.

This provision is identical to SB 757 (2018), HB 1809 (2018), and SB 411 (2017), and to provisions in SCS/HB 1442 (2018), HCS#2/SS/SB 704 (2018).

ANNEXATIONS BY POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS (Sections 71.012 and 71.015)

The act specifies that the term "contiguous and compact" as used in local government annexation laws includes situations whereby the unincorporated area proposed to be annexed would be contiguous and compact with existing city, town, or village limits if not for an intervening highway or railroad right-of-way. If an objection is made, land to be annexed under this definition must share a border with the city, town, or village which is at least 15% of the total perimeter of the land to be annexed.

These provisions are identical to provisions in HCS#2/SS#2/SCS/SB 1050 (2018), and similar to provisions in HB 2724 (2018) and HCB 23 (2018).

RELIEVER AIRPORTS (Sections 137.010, 137.016, and 137.017)

This act exempts reliever airports, as defined in the act, from a provision requiring county assessors to allocate land use classifications by percentage for property used for multiple purposes based on the true dollar value of the property devoted to each use.

The act specifies that the true dollar value of a reliever airport shall be the value which such land has for agricultural or horticultural use.

These provisions are identical to HB 1806 (2018), and to provisions in HCS 16 (2018) and HCB 23 (2018).

USE OF STATE FUNDS (Sections 226.770 and 226.780)

This act repeals a prohibition against the state Highways and Transportation Commission entering into agreements using state funds to obtain additional available funds for rest area and junkyard-control purposes.

These provisions are identical to HB 2601 (2018), and to provisions in HCS#2/SS#2/SCS/SB 1050 (2018).

MODOT UTILITY CORRIDORS (Section 227.240)

This act specifies that the Department of Transportation utility corridor shall be up to 12 feet wide when space is reasonably available, with the location of such corridor determined by the State Highways and Transportation Commission. This act also requires the Commission to promulgate rules setting forth a system for requesting and issuing variances to requirements.

These provisions are similar to provisions in HCS/SCS/SB 598 (2018), HCS#2/SS#2/SCS/SB 1050 (2018), SCS/HCS/HBs 2277 & 1983 (2018), and are similar to to HB 2486 (2018), SB 380 (2017), and HB 1310 (2015).

CONCESSION AGREEMENTS (Section 227.601)

The act specifies that the process and approval for concession agreements, as defined in the act, with regard to assets owned by a political subdivision shall be approved by the governing body of the political subdivision, and shall not be subject to approval by the State Highways and Transportation Commission.

The act specifies that political subdivisions may enter into concession agreements that meet certain requirements.

For any project approved by a political subdivision, the State Highways and Transportation Commission shall not be required to oversee the project, nor be required to submit a report on the project following an agreement between the Commission and a private partner, on condition that the political subdivision uses a public-private partnership framework that includes a competitive bidding process as defined in the act.

Except with regard to voter approval requirements for the sale or conveyance of a project, the act exempts concession agreements entered into by political subdivisions under the amendment from various statutes prescribing voter approval requirements, limits on agreement duration, required contractual provisions, direct utility rate regulation provisions, authority to receive or convey assets, and requirements that ordinances or resolutions appropriating money for certain improvements be available for public inspection prior to their final adoption.

Nothing in these provisions or chapter 227 shall be construed to authorize or implement the design or construction of toll roads or toll bridges.

These provisions are similar to HCS/HB 2594 (2018), and to provisions in CCS/SS/SCS/HB 1291 (2018), SCS/HB 1442 (2018), HCS#2/SS/SB 704 (2018), and SB 1042 (2018).

LOCAL LOG TRUCKS (Section 301.010)

This act modifies the definitions of "local log truck" and "local log truck tractor" to accommodate trailers and vehicles pulling trailers with more than three rather than more than two axles.

These provisions are identical to HB 2286 (2018), and to provisions in HCS#2/SS#2/SCS/SB 1050 (2018).

REGISTRATION OF AUTOCYCLES (Sections 301.010, 301.020, 301.055, 301.130, 301.350, and 304.005)

This act creates a registration framework specific to autocycles, as defined in the act, and adds straddle-type seating and handlebar-based controls to the definition of motortricycle. The act specifies that autocycles registered as motorcycles or motortricycles prior to August 20, 2018, shall remain in effect until their expiration, after which time the vehicles must be registered as autocycles. The act removes the statewide requirement for autocycles to be equipped with a roof in order for passengers to not be required to wear protective headgear.

These provisions are identical to provisions in the perfected SS#2/SCS/SB 1050 (2018), SCS/HCS/HBs 2277 & 1983 (2018), and to SCS/HB 1389 (2018).

MOTORCYCLE AND MOTORTRICYCLE REGISTRATIONS (Section 301.030)

This act specifies that motorcycle and motortricycle registrations shall expire on June 30.

DISABLED VETERAN LICENSE PLATES (Sections 301.074 and 301.075)

Currently, a person eligible to receive disabled veteran license plates may receive one set of the plates and shall not be charged a fee to receive them.

This act provides that a person may license a second or subsequent motor vehicle for disabled veteran plates, subject to the regular registration and personalized license plate fees.

These provisions are identical to SB 812 (2018), and to provisions in SCS/HCS#2/HB 1503 (2018).

TEMPORARY VEHICLE REGISTRATION PERMITS (Section 301.140)

The act requires temporary vehicle registration permits to be returned to, and destroyed by, the Department of Revenue upon issuance of the standard registration plates.

The act also exempts temporary vehicle registration permits for commercial vehicles registered in excess of 24,000 pounds from the provisions of law regarding the issuance, renewal, display, and validity of such temporary permits.

These provisions are similar to provisions in the House perfected HB 2286 (2018), and in HCS/HB 2080 (2018).

The act repeals the sunset date on the authority of the Department of Revenue to issue temporary vehicle registrations.

This provision is identical to a provision in SCS/HCS/HBs 2277 & 1983 (2018). These provisions are similar to provisions in the House perfected HB 2286 (2018), and in HCS/HB 2080 (2018).

DISABLED LICENSE PLATES AND WINDSHIELD PLACARDS (Section 301.142) This act requires individuals and entities that have obtained disabled license plates or windshield placards to return the plates or windshield placards to the Department of Revenue within 30 days of becoming ineligible to receive them.

The act extends, from 4 years to 8 years, the frequency with which persons must provide proof of disability in order to retain disabled person license plates or windshield placards.

These provisions are identical to HB 2491 (2018), and to provisions in SCS/HCS/HBs 2277 & 1983 (2018)

CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR LICENSE PLATES (Section 301.145)

The act also updates a reference to a repealed section of law regarding license plate design, and specifies that there shall be no fee charged for Congressional Medal of Honor license plates in addition to regular registration fees.

These provisions are identical to provisisions in SCS/HCS#2/HB 1503 (2018) and substantially similar to HB 2037 (2018).

DOCUMENT RETENTION FOR DRIVER'S LICENSE APPLICANTS (Section 302.170)

This act specifies that the Department of Revenue may retain documents submitted by CDL applicants who are Missouri residents and active duty military or veterans which allow for waiver of the CDL knowledge test or skills test.

This provision is identical to HB 2497 (2018), and to provisions in SB 919 (2018), HCS#2/SS#2/SCS/SB 1050 (2018), and SCS/HCS/HBs 2277 & 1983 (2018).

MOTORCYCLE RIDER TRAINING COURSES (Section 302.173)

Currently, completion of a civilian or military motorcycle rider training course qualifies a license applicant for a waiver of the driving test requirement. This act expands the waiver to include the practical knowledge test, and specifies that course completion shall be accepted for purposes of motorcycle license or endorsement issuance for one year from the date of course completion.

These provisions are identical to HB 2497 (2018), and to provisions in SCS/HCS/HBs 2277 & 1983 (2018), SB 919 (2018), and HCS#2/SS#2/SCS/SB 1050 (2018).

TRANSPORTATION OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS (Section 304.060)

This act states that the Kansas City Public Schools school board may contract with any municipality, bi-state agency, or other governmental entity to transport high school children. The contract shall be for additional transportation services and shall not replace or fulfill any of the school district's obligations to transport students to and from school. The school district may notify students of the option to use district contracted transportation services.

These provisions are identical to provisions in CCS/HCS/SB 743 (2018), SCS/HB 1442 (2018), SCS/HCS/HBs 2277 & 1983 (2018), HCB 23 (2018), CCS/HCS/SB 687 (2018), SS/HCS/HB 1606 (2018), HCS#2/SS/SB 704 (2018), and HCS#2/SS#2/SCS/SB 1050 (2018).

TRANSPORTATION OF CRANES (Section 304.180)

This act provides that the Highways and Transportation Commission shall issue single-use special permits for or upon request of the equipment owner annual permits for the transportation of cranes. The Commission shall also set parameters for the transportation of cranes under this act.

The act specifies that cranes may be operated on state-maintained roads and highways at any time on any day.

These provisions are similar to to SB 683 (2018), and to provisions in SCS/HCS/HBs 2277 & 1983 (2018) and HCS#2/SS#2/SCS/SB 1050 (2018).

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SAFETY INSPECTIONS (Section 304.232)

This act specifies that roadside safety inspections shall not be performed on the shoulder of any highway with a posted speed limit in excess of forty miles per hour. However, safety inspections may be permitted on the shoulder at any entrance or exit of such highway where there is adequate space on the shoulder to safely perform the inspection.

This provision is similar to provisions in SCS/HCS/HBs 2277 & 1983 (2018) and HCS#2/SS#2/SCS/SB 1050 (2018).

DISPLAY OF FIXED, FLASHING, OR ROTATING LIGHTS (Section 307.175)

Currently, vehicles owned by a utility or by an entity performing work for the Department of Transportation may display fixed, flashing, or rotating lights under certain circumstances. This act specifies that both vehicles and equipment may display the lights, whether owned or leased by their users.

This act specifies that no more than two vehicles per work zone may display fixed, flashing, or rotating red or red and blue lights.

Under the act, in order to display amber or amber and white lights, authorized vehicles or equipment that are not owned or leased by the State Highways and Transportation Commission and operated by an authorized MODOT employee shall be located in a marked work zone with workers present. This act also removes the requirement that vehicles owned or leased by MODOT contractors be stationary to display the lights.

These provisions are identical to provisions in SCS/HCS/HBs 2277 & 1983 (2018) and HCS#2/SS#2/SCS/SB 1050 (2018), and similar to SCS/SB 842 (2018).

REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES PURCHASED FROM DEALERS (Section 307.350)

Currently, to transfer most vehicles' registration to a new owner, the vehicle must undergo a safety inspection not more than 60 days prior to the date of the application for vehicle registration. Under the act, if a vehicle is purchased from a motor vehicle dealer and a valid inspection has been made within 60 days of the purchase date, the new owner may utilize an inspection performed within 90 days prior to the application for registration or transfer.

These provisions are identical to provisions in CCS/HCS/SS/SCS/SB 707 (2018) and the House perfected HB 2122 (2018), and to HB 2487 (2018).

ERIC VANDER WEERD