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2012 House Bill 5730: Ease commercial trucker hour restrictions during construction season
  1. Introduced by Rep. Joel Johnson (R) on June 12, 2012, to revise a state law that imposes limits on the hours that commercial truck drivers can remain on the road, for drivers who are engaged in seasonal construction-related activities. Under current law a driver a can’t drive more than 80 hours in eight consecutive days, or more than 12 hours in any day.
    • Referred to the House Transportation Committee on June 12, 2012.
      • Reported in the House on September 19, 2012, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

Comments

Re: 2012 House Bill 5730 (Ease commercial trucker hour restrictions during construction season )  by OTRDriver on July 13, 2012 
Another piece of useless legislation wasting time and energy when the state faces many more important issues. Commercial Vehicles are governed by FMCSA / DOT why is this even necessary? Or do the promoters of this want to just jeopardize the SAFETY of the motoring public by working their employees beyond the proven limitations of SAFETY...

Re: 2012 House Bill 5730 (Ease commercial trucker hour restrictions during construction season )  by changeagent on July 13, 2012 
If it's a good idea to "ease restrictions" during construction season, why isn't it a good idea to do it for other industries?

2012 House Bill 5730 (Ease commercial trucker hour restrictions during construction season )  by admin on July 13, 2012 
Introduced in the House on June 12, 2012

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