RELIEF FOR CALIFORNIA LIVESTOCK, HORSE, BOAT, ATV, AND OTHER TRAILER HAULERS.
California’s proposed Vehicle Code Changes in Bill No. 415
On February 20, 2019, California Senate Bill No. 415 was proposed by Senator Grove. This bill proposes amending Section 12804.9 of, and to add Section 501 to, the Vehicle Code.
“This bill would define the term “recreational trailer” as a vehicle that is designed to be towed by a motor vehicle and used for human habitation, to carry horses and other animals, to carry recreational equipment and off-highway vehicles, or some combination of these uses, for recreational purposes.
This bill would authorize a person with a class C license to, as specified, and not for compensation, tow a recreational trailer weighing no more than 10,000 pounds or, if the person has passed a written examination, a recreational trailer weighing more than 10,000 pounds but not exceeding 15,000 pounds.”
Please read the entire bill. If you agree with the proposed changes, we encourage you to call and write your California representatives as well as sharing this information with other California residents. This is a chance to support change in the current situation for non-commercial & recreational livestock and horse haulers.
Please read the entire Bill: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200SB415
Need help finding your representative?http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/
We have been working on legislative changes and educating the public concerning Electronic Logging Devises and Commercial Driver’s License issues over the last couple years.
Stay up to date by reading our 2 most recent articles.
On March 21, 2019 we published The ELD Mandate – A Work In Progress? It gives some history and an update overview of current federal legislation affecting Commercial Livestock haulers.
Link to full article:http://protecttheharvest.com/news/the-eld-mandate-a-work-in-progress/
On April 4, 2019, we shared an article we wrote specifically about California’s laws surrounding Commercial Driver’s Licenses, hauling livestock trailers, and the level of confusion surrounding the difference in California laws and most other states.
Link to the full article: http://protecttheharvest.com/news/its-tricky-hauling-livestock-in-california/