Maine LD 227: An Act To Remove Barriers to Job Opportunities for Young Truck Drivers

LD 227 (subjects: MOTOR CARRIERS , SAFETY )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=227&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Wayne Parry of Arundel: (R – District 10) — e-mail | Facebook

6 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/3/2015 House Committee on Transportation suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on TRANSPORTATION.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
2/3/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Collins of York, REFERRED to the Committee on Transportation, in concurrence.
6/30/2015 Senate CARRIED OVER to any Special or Regular Session of the 127th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order HP 992. in concurrence
6/30/2015 House Carried over to any special and/or regular session of the 127th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order HP 992.
6/30/2015 Senate CARRIED OVER to any Special or Regular Session of the 127th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order HP 992. , in concurrence.
2/23/2016 Senate Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)

Bill Text

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An Act To Remove Barriers to Job Opportunities for Young Truck Drivers

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 29-A MRSA 555, sub- 2, A-2, as enacted by PL 2009, c. 251, 1, is amended to read:

A-2. The Except for a program under subsection 5, the bureau may not adopt any rule that exempts motor carriers, vehicles or drivers transporting hazardous materials of a type or quantity that requires the vehicle to be marked or placarded in accordance with 49 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 172 from any federal regulation adopted and incorporated by reference into any rule adopted by the bureau pursuant to this subsection. Notwithstanding paragraph A-1, the Maine Administrative Procedure Act does not apply to the amendment of any rule consistent with the prohibition set forth in this paragraph.

Sec. 2. 29-A MRSA 555, sub- 5 is enacted to read:

5. Program for drivers 18 to 21 years of age. Notwithstanding subsection 2, paragraph A-2, the bureau may create a program of limited duration exempting a driver 18 to 21 years of age from federal regulations adopted by the bureau under that paragraph that:

A. Encourages the driver to enter the commercial trucking profession;
B. Reduces the regulatory barriers for drivers 18 to 21 years of age; and
C. Monitors and records the skills and driving records of drivers 18 to 21 years of age.

The bureau shall seek input from the commercial trucking industry in the development of a program under this subsection. Rules adopted pursuant to this subsection are routine technical rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.

summary

This bill allows the Department of Public Safety, Bureau of State Police to create a program of limited duration for truck drivers 18 to 21 years of age under an exemption from federal regulations concerning transporting hazardous materials adopted by the bureau that encourages the drivers to enter the commercial trucking profession and reduces the regulatory barriers for and monitors and records the skills and driving records of the drivers.

Patterns of Support

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Note: Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA) Qualified candidates only accept a small dollar value of initial contributions early in their campaigns, pledge not to accept further campaign contributions from private sources, and receive public funding for their campaigns. MCEA Non-Qualified candidates choose not to obtain public funding and instead are free to accept campaign contributions from individuals, party committees, political action committees and business sources.


This information about LD 227 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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