SB 79 (BR 1252) - R. Jones II, W. Blevins, D. Adams, E. Scorsone, E. Worley
AN ACT relating to motor carriers.
Create a new section of KRS 281, relating to safety inspections of motor carriers, to define "rear impact guards and rear end protection"; require the Transportation Cabinet and the State Police to include the inspection of rear impact guards and rear end protection when performing safety inspections; require the Transportation Cabinet to include violations of missing or defective rear impact guards and rear end protection in the out-of-service criteria used for safety inspections; allow a vehicle placed out-of-service for a missing or defective rear impact guard to be permitted to drive to their destination if the vehicle is transporting livestock or a perishable product or perishable commodity; amend KRS 281.990, relating to penalties for violations of motor carrier laws, to establish a fine of $250 for violation and mandate that if a person cited for a missing or defective rear impact guard shows proof that the missing or defective part has been installed, replaced, or repaired to the county attorney within 30 days of the date of the citation, then the citation is required to be dismissed; delay enforcement of the fine and out-of-service provisions for the first 90 days following the effective date of the bill, provide that during the first 90 days motor carriers be issued courtesy warnings as to the fine and out-of-service penalties that will occur if the person continues to operate the motor carrier with a missing or defective rear impact guard and rear end protection.
Jan 9-introduced in Senate
Jan 14-to Transportation (S)