2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Temporary Authority Intrastate Transport (language only)

Item 442 #1c

Item 442 #1c

Department of Motor Vehicles


Page 375, after line 29, insert:

"K. Notwithstanding the provisions of Chapter 21 of Title 46.2, Code of Virginia, the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles shall be authorized to grant temporary authority to a motor carrier to transport property for compensation on an intrastate basis utilizing a digital platform that connects persons seeking a property transportation service with persons authorized by the motor carrier to transport property.  Such temporary authority shall be subject to such reasonable conditions as the Commissioner may impose, and shall be valid only for passenger cars and pickup or panel trucks, as those terms are defined in § 46.2-100, Code of Virginia, which vehicles shall not be required to be issued for-hire license plates under the provisions of § 46.2-711, Code of Virginia.  Such temporary authority, unless suspended or revoked, shall be valid for such time as the Department shall specify, but such authority shall not extend beyond 130 days following the adjournment of the next regular session of the General Assembly and shall create no presumption that corresponding permanent authority will be granted thereafter."


(This amendment authorizes the DMV Commissioner to grant temporary authority to intrastate motor carriers transporting property utilizing a digital platform to connect the servicer with the customer. This authorization is similar to the process used to temporarily authorize intrastate passenger carriers prior to the adoption of the Transportation Network Companies legislation adopted by the 2015 Session of the General Assembly.)