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Introduced Version - Originating in Committee Senate Concurrent Resolution 40 History

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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 40

(By Senators Unger, Jenkins, Barnes, D. Facemire, Fanning, Plymale, Stollings and White)


[Originating in the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure; reported March 24, 2009.]


Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance study issues related to the regulation of the motor carrier industry and the Commercial Vehicles Information Systems and Networks (CVISN) Program.

Whereas, The responsibility for delivery of government services and the enforcement laws pertaining to the motor carrier industry currently reside in several state agencies, including the Public Service Commission, Division of Highways, Division of Motor Vehicles, State Tax Division and the State Police; and
Whereas, The unimpeded flow of commerce facilitated by the motor carrier industry is essential for the safety and well-being of all Americans; and
Whereas, Nearly 70 percent of all freight transported annually in the United States is transported by trucks; and
Whereas, Freight volume is expected to double by the year 2035; and
Whereas, State infrastructure and resources to deliver the services and monitoring required by the motor carrier industry to compete in the international arena of the transportation of goods and services are scarce; and
Whereas, It may be more cost effective and efficient to both the state and the motor carrier industry to provide these services on a one-stop basis through consolidated facilities and enhanced e- government; and
Whereas, There is published information available involving the deployment in the various states of a national set of systems known as the Commercial Vehicles Information Systems and Networks (CVISN) Program, relating to the safety, credentials and weight regulations of motor carriers as well as fuel tax; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to study issues related to the regulation of the motor carrier industry and the Commercial Vehicles Information Systems and Networks (CVISN) Program; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance seek input from the Public Service Commission, Division of Highways, Division of Motor Vehicles, State Tax Division and the State Police, as well as from the West Virginia Motor Truck Association, as to how services required by the motor carrier industry may be more efficiently provided; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance seek input from the Division of Motor Vehicles and from the other sources referred by that division pertaining to whether and to what extent this state should adopt and implement the provisions of the Commercial Vehicles Information Systems and Networks (CVISN) Program; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the regular session of the Legislature, 2010, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report and to draft necessary legislation be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.
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