The act changes the amount of civil penalties that may be levied on commercial motor carriers for failure to comply with rules for the safe operation of commercial vehicles by tying the amount of civil penalties to the amount of federal civil penalties for interstate commercial motor carriers.
If a motor carrier fails to pay civil penalties within 30 days or to cooperate with the completion of a safety compliance review within 30 days, the act authorizes the department of revenue to both enter the noncompliant motor carrier and its vehicles as out-of-service in the federal motor carrier safety administration system of record and cancel or deny registration to the noncompliant motor carrier.
For the 2023-24 state fiscal year, the act appropriates $61,110 to the department of revenue from the DRIVES vehicle services account in the highway users tax fund to implement this act, of which $8,910 is reappropriated to the office of the governor for use by the office of information technology to provide services to the department of revenue.
APPROVED by Governor May 12, 2023
PORTIONS EFFECTIVE August 7, 2023
PORTIONS EFFECTIVE April 30, 2024
NOTE: This act was passed without a safety clause and takes effect 90 days after sine die; except that, section 42-4-235 (2)(d)(I)(B) and section 42-3-120 (3)(a)(II) take effect April 30, 2024.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)