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Public Utilities Code - PUC

DIVISION 2. REGULATION OF RELATED BUSINESSES BY THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION [3901 - 5513]

  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764. )

CHAPTER 1. Interstate and Foreign Motor Carriers of Household Goods and Passengers Act [3901 - 3950]

  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1042, Sec. 29.5. )

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions [3901 - 3950]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1042, Sec. 29.5. )

3901.
  

This chapter may be cited as the Interstate and Foreign Motor Carriers of Household Goods and Passengers Act.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1042, Sec. 29.5. Effective September 29, 1996.)

3902.
  

(a) No household goods carrier, as defined in Section 5109, shall engage in any interstate or foreign transportation of property for compensation by motor vehicle, and no motor carrier shall engage in any interstate or foreign transportation of passengers for compensation by motor vehicle, on any public highway in this state without first having registered the operation with the commission or the carrier’s base registration state, if other than California, as determined in accordance with final regulations issued by the Interstate Commerce Commission pursuant to the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (49 U.S.C. Sec. 11506). To register with the commission, carriers specified in this section shall comply with the following:

(1) When the operation requires authority from the Interstate Commerce Commission under the Interstate Commerce Act, or authority from another federal regulatory agency, a copy of that authority shall be filed with the initial application for registration. A copy of any additions or amendments to the authority shall be filed with the commission.

(2) If the operation does not require authority from the Interstate Commerce Commission under the Interstate Commerce Act, or authority from another federal regulatory agency, an affidavit of that exempt status shall be filed with the application for registration.

(3) The commission shall grant registration upon the filing of the application pursuant to applicable law and the payment of any applicable fees, subject to the carrier’s compliance with this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1042, Sec. 29.5. Effective September 29, 1996.)

3903.
  

Household goods carriers, as defined in Section 5109, engaged in interstate or foreign transportation or property for compensation by motor vehicle, and motor carriers engaged in interstate or foreign transportation of passengers for compensation by motor vehicle, upon any public highway in this state who had registered their authority from the Interstate Commerce Commission with the commission pursuant to former Section 3810 are not required to file another initial application as prescribed in paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 3902.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1042, Sec. 29.5. Effective September 29, 1996.)

3950.
  

It is a violation of law for any person or corporation to operate, or cause to be operated, on the highways of this state, any motor vehicle in the transportation of property or passengers for compensation in interstate commerce without having first complied with the requirements of this chapter. That violation may be prosecuted and punished as provided in Section 16560 of the Vehicle Code.

(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 1005, Sec. 66. Effective January 1, 2000.)

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