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Texas Laws | Transportation Code
TRANSPORTATION CODE
TITLE 7. VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC

(4) an operator's signed statement in compliance with 49 C.F.R. Section 395.8(j)(2). (39811)

(c) In this section, "agricultural commodity" means an agricultural, horticultural, viticultural, silvicultural, or vegetable product, bees or honey, planting seed, cottonseed, rice, livestock or a livestock product, or poultry or a poultry product that is produced in this state, either in its natural form or as processed by the producer, including woodchips. (39812)

(d) A rule adopted by the director under this chapter that relates to hours of service, an operator's record of duty status, or an operator's daily log, for operations outside a 150-mile radius of the normal work-reporting location, also applies to and must be complied with by a motor carrier of household goods not using a commercial motor vehicle. In this subsection: (39813)

(1) "commercial motor vehicle" has the meaning assigned by Section 548.001; and (39814)

(2) "motor carrier" has the meaning assigned by Section 643.001. (39815)

Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 30.151(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1997. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 62, Sec. 17.27(a), 17.27(b), eff. Sept. 1, 1999. (39816)

Amended by: (39817)

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 872 (S.B. 1074), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2005. (39818)

Sec. 644.054. REGULATION OF CONTRACT CARRIERS OF CERTAIN PASSENGERS. (39819)(Text)

(a) This section applies only to a contract carrier that transports an operating employee of a railroad on a road or highway of this state in a vehicle designed to carry 15 or fewer passengers. (39820)

(b) The department shall adopt rules regulating the operation of a contract carrier to which this section applies. The rules must: (39821)

(1) prohibit a person from operating a vehicle for more than 12 hours in a day; (39822)

(2) require a person who operates a vehicle for the number of consecutive hours or days the department determines is excessive to rest for a period determined by the department; (39823)

(3) require a contract carrier to keep a record of all hours a vehicle subject to regulation under this section is operated; (39824)

(4) require a contract carrier to perform alcohol and drug testing of vehicle operators on employment, on suspicion of alcohol or drug abuse, and periodically as determined by the department; (39825)

(5) require a contract carrier, at a minimum, to maintain liability insurance in the amount of $1.5 million for each vehicle; and (39826)

(6) be determined by the department to be necessary to protect the safety of a passenger being transported or the general public. (39827)

(c) The department shall inform contract carriers and railroad companies that employ contract carriers of the requirements of state statutes applicable to contract carriers. (39828)

Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 62, Sec. 17.28(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1999. (39829)

Amended by: (39830)

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 126 (S.B. 481), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2009. (39831)

SUBCHAPTER C. ADMINISTRATIVE ENFORCEMENT (39832)(Text)
Sec. 644.101. CERTIFICATION OF CERTAIN PEACE OFFICERS. (39833)(Text)

(a) The department shall establish procedures, including training, for the certification of municipal police officers, sheriffs, and deputy sheriffs to enforce this chapter. (39834)

(b) A police officer of any of the following municipalities is eligible to apply for certification under this section: (39835)

(1) a municipality with a population of 50,000 or more; (39836)

(2) a municipality with a population of 25,000 or more any part of which is located in a county with a population of 500,000 or more; (39837)

(3) a municipality with a population of less than 25,000: (39838)

(A) any part of which is located in a county with a population of 3.3 million; and (39839)

(B) that contains or is adjacent to an international port; (39840)

(4) a municipality with a population of at least 34,000 that is located in a county that borders two or more states; (39841)

(5) a municipality any part of which is located in a county bordering the United Mexican States; (39842)

(6) a municipality with a population of less than 5,000 that is located: (39843)

(A) adjacent to a bay connected to the Gulf of Mexico; and (39844)

(B) in a county adjacent to a county with a population greater than 3.3 million; (39845)

(7) a municipality that is located: (39846)

(A) within 25 miles of an international port; and (39847)

(B) in a county that does not contain a highway that is part of the national system of interstate and defense highways and is adjacent to a county with a population greater than 3.3 million; (39848)

(8) a municipality with a population of less than 8,500 that: (39849)

(A) is the county seat; and (39850)

(B) contains a highway that is part of the national system of interstate and defense highways; (39851)

(9) a municipality located in a county with a population between 60,000 and 66,000 adjacent to a bay connected to the Gulf of Mexico; (39852)

(10) a municipality with a population of more than 40,000 and less than 50,000 that is located in a county with a population of more than 285,000 and less than 300,000 that borders the Gulf of Mexico; or (39853)

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