2007 Regular Session
By: Representative Miles
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 77-7-119, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO AUTHORIZE THE MISSISSIPPI TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION TO PROMULGATE NEW RULES AND REGULATIONS TO ENABLE THE STATE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ONLINE FEDERAL UNIFIED CARRIER REGISTRATION SYSTEM; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 77-7-119, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
77-7-119. (1) It shall be unlawful for any holder of a certificate of public convenience and necessity or permit, issued in accordance with this chapter, to operate over the highways of this state unless there shall be accompanying each vehicle so operated a receipt which shall have been procured from the Mississippi Transportation Commission as herein required. The receipts shall bear necessary numbers and identification markings which, in the opinion of the transportation commission, are necessary to carry out the provisions of this section. The receipts required hereby shall be obtained by each operator liable therefor for each vehicle used in the conduct of his business in this state. The transportation commission shall collect a fee of Ten Dollars ($10.00) for each receipt issued by the commission, and the Ten Dollar ($10.00) fee shall not be prorated monthly.
(2) It shall be unlawful for any holder of authority from the Interstate Commerce Commission to operate over the highways of this state unless such carrier has paid a fee of Ten Dollars ($10.00) for each vehicle operated in or through the State of Mississippi pursuant to the Interstate Commerce Commission's online Federal Unified Carrier Registration System.
(3) The Mississippi Transportation Commission is authorized to promulgate all rules and regulations necessary to enable this state to participate in the online Federal Unified Carrier Registration System, or other system as may be enacted, to effectuate the purposes of Title IV, Subtitle C (Unified Carrier Registration Act of 2005) of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy of Users (SAFETEA-LU) of 2005, and any applicable rules and regulations of the Interstate Commerce Commission, and any amendments thereto.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2007.