Public Utilities Commission Administrative Fee Setting Transportation Services
Current law requires that, if the uncommitted reserves in the motor carrier fund (fund) exceed 10% of the fund's expenditures, the amount of the uncommitted reserves in the fund that are attributable to the registration fees paid by motor carriers and other transportation providers required to register with the United States department of transportation under the unified carrier registration system must be transferred from the fund to the motor carrier safety fund. Section 1 of the bill adjusts the amount of uncommitted reserves that triggers the transfer from 10% to 16.5%.
Under current law, various fees imposed on motor carriers are either specified in statute or set administratively by the public utilities commission (commission). Sections 2 and 3 remove the statutorily set fees and instead authorize the commission to set the motor carrier fees administratively.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)