SUMMARY OF INTRODUCED BILL
The bill would amend the Motor Bus Transportation Act to do the following:
-- Eliminate a requirement that each bus on a motor carrier's roster display the motor carrier's primary telephone number.
-- Modify the requirements for a display on each bus on a motor carrier's roster.
-- Eliminate a provision that exempts a school bus from the requirement to display a primary telephone number on both sides of the bus.
Under the Act, except as otherwise provided, each bus on a motor carrier's roster must display the motor carrier's legal name or assumed name as listed on its application for authority or official request for name change as submitted to the Department of Transportation (MDOT) on both sides of the bus in a color that is in sharp contrast to the background color and in a size that is visible from a distance of at least 50 feet. The bill would eliminate the requirement that the display be on both sides of the bus.
In addition, each bus on a motor carrier's roster must display the motor carrier's primary telephone number in the manner prescribed above. The bill would delete this requirement.
The bill would have no fiscal impact on State or local government.
This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.