HB 3676 - House Version of Omnibus Transportation Bill
February 1 - Referred to House Transportation Committee
February 3 - Public hearing held.
February 5 - Work session held and bill as amended passes with a Do Pass recommendation.
February 9 - Bill passes the House of Representatives, 57-Aye, 2-Nay, 1-Excused.
February 11 - Referred to Senate Business and Transportation Committee.
February 15 - Public hearing and work session held.
February 17 - Work session held and bill as amended passes with a Do Pass recommendation.
February 22 - Bill passes the Senate, 28-Aye, 2-Excused.
Bill is in House upon adjournment.
Omnibus bill relating to transportation, making the following changes:
SB 1052 - Indemnification Limits
- Removes the requirement that each ConnectOregon recipient must pay ODOT 2% of its project cost for grants and loans made after December 31, 2009.
- Revises the distribution of revenues attributable to the Jobs and Transportation Act passed in 2009 to include revenues attributable to heavy vehicle registration fees.
- Removes the requirement that vehicle safety standards for medium speed electric vehicles must be consistent with federal vehicle safety standards.
- Revises dedication of revenue attributable to sale of Pacific Wonderland license plates.
- Creates a new provision permitting the Oregon Department of Administrative Services to make available, sell, distribute and dispense alternative fuel to private entities until January 2, 2014.
- Amends ORS 377.840 to permit the Travel Information Council to borrow money.
- Amends ORS 811.147, regarding the offense of failure to maintain safe distance from an emergency vehicle, roadside assistance vehicle, tow vehicle or ambulance, to change provisions requiring vehicles to reduce speed by replacing references to "posted" speed limit to reference the speed limit established in ORS 811.111 or a designated speed posted under ORS 810.180.
- Amends ORS 811.230 to make increased penalties apply to traffic offenses in work zones only when one or more highway workers are present.
- Clarifies when children under sixteen years of age must use safety belts when operating or riding a Class I or Class II all-terrain vehicle.
- Requires ODOT to make quarterly reports to the Legislature concerning the revenues attributable to the 2009 Jobs and Transportation Act.
- Allows the Department of Administrative Services to establish a program for dispensing compressed natural gas for use in motor vehicles.
- In one section related to trucking, the conditions for which variance permits may be issued under ORS 818.200 would change to allow over-width loads to encroach on exclusive use lanes, such as bike lanes, center refuge lanes, and dedicated turn lanes, where that's necessary for the load to safely pass.
- HB 3676 declares an emergency and becomes effective when signed by the Governor.
February 1 - Referred to Senate Business and Transportation Committee
Bill is in Committee upon adjournment.
Creates a new provision in ORS Chapter 825
declaring that a motor carrier transportation contract cannot require a person (such as a carrier) to indemnify a second person (such as a shipper) against liability for death, personal injury, or property damage caused by the negligence of the second person (the shipper). The bill would not affect provisions that require a carrier to indemnify a shipper for liability arising from the carrier’s negligence or the negligence of a carrier’s employees or agents.
The bill defines “motor carrier transportation contract” as any written agreement for the transportation of personal property for compensation or hire, entrance on real property for the purpose of packing, loading, unloading or transporting personal property for compensation or hire, or any incidental service, including storage of personal property for compensation or hire.
SB 1052 declares an emergency and will become effective on signature by the Governor.