General Assembly: 78 (2000 Regular GA) - Chapter 1134 - Transportation regulation — miscellaneous provisions


Published: 2000

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329 LAWS OF THE SEVENTY-EIGHTH G.A., 2000 SESSION CH.1134

CHAPTER 1134 TRANSPORTATION REGUlATION - MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

S.F.2329

AN ACT relating to transportation, by enhancing penalties for certain vehicle violations relating to railroad crossings, modifying vehicle registration provisions, regulating the closing of railway crossings, requiring adoption of rules for hours of service for certain drivers, and modifying a definition relating to motor vehicle dealers.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

Section 1. Section 321.20, subsection 1, Code Supplement 1999, as amended by 2000 Iowa Acts, Senate File 2147,1 section 39, as enacted, is amended to read as follows:

1. The full legal name; social security number or, if the owner does not have a social security number but has a passport, the passport number; driver's license number, whether the license was issued by this state, another state, another country, or is an international driver'S license; date of birth; bona fide residence; and mailing address of the owner and of the lessee if the vehicle is being leased. If the owner or lessee is a firm, association, or corporation, the application shall contain the business address and federal employer iden- tification number of the owner or lessee. Up to three owners' names may be listed on the application. Information relating to the lessee of a vehicle shall not be required on an application for registration and a certificate of title for a vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of twenty siJe 1!ill. thousand pounds or more.

Sec. 2. NEW SECTION. 321.344B IMMEDIATE SAFETY THREAT - PENALTY. A violation of section 321.341,321.342,321.343, or 321.344 which creates an immediate

threat to the safety of a person or property is a simple misdemeanor punishable as a sched- uled violation under section 805.8, subsection 2, paragraph "ac".

Sec. 3. Section 321.449, subsection 1, Code Supplement 1999, is amended by adding the following new unnumbered paragraph:

NEW UNNUMBERED PARAGRAPH. The department shall also adopt rules concerning hours of service for drivers of vehicles operated for hire and designed to transport more than eight persons, including the driver. The rules shall not apply to vehicles offered to the public for hire that are used principally in intracity operation and that are regulated by local authorities pursuant to section 321.236.

Sec. 4. Section 322.2, subsection 20, Code 1999, is amended to read as follows: 20. "Selling" includes bartering, exchanging, delivering. or otherwise dealing in.

Sec. 5. NEW SECTION. 327G.25 CLOSING OF CROSSING FOR REPAIR OR UP- GRADE.

A railway corporation shall not close a railway crossing to the traveling public for more than thirty days for the purpose of repairing or upgrading the crossing. A railway corpora- tion violating this section shall, upon conviction, be subject to a schedule "one" penalty.

Sec. 6. Section 805.8, subsection 2, paragraph ac, Code Supplement 1999, is amended to read as follows:

ac. For violations of sections 321.341, 321.342, 321.343, and 321.344, the scheduled fine is fi:fty one hundred dollars. For violations of section 321.3448. the scheduled fine is two hundred dollars.

Approved April 21 , 2000

I Chapter 1016 herein