Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 226
State Transportation Department
Section 226.008

August 28, 2013


Responsibilities and authority of highways and transportation commission--transfer of authority to department of transportation.

226.008. 1. The highways and transportation commission shall have responsibility and authority, as provided in this section and sections 104.805, 389.005, 389.610, and 621.040, for the administration and enforcement of:

(1) Licensing, supervising and regulating motor carriers for the transportation of passengers, household goods and other property by motor vehicles within this state;

(2) Licensing motor carriers to transport hazardous waste, used oil, infectious waste and permitting waste tire haulers in intrastate or interstate commerce, or both, by motor vehicles within this state;

(3) Compliance by motor carriers and motor private carriers with applicable requirements relating to safety and hazardous materials transportation, within the terminals of motor carriers and motor private carriers of passengers or property;

(4) Compliance by motor carriers and motor private carriers with applicable requirements relating to safety and hazardous materials transportation wherever they possess, transport or deliver hazardous waste, used oil, infectious waste or waste tires. This authority is in addition to, and not exclusive of, the authority of the department of natural resources to ensure compliance with any and all applicable requirements related to the transportation of hazardous waste, used oil, infectious waste or waste tires;

(5) Collecting and regulating amounts payable to the state from interstate motor carriers in accordance with the provisions of the International Fuel Tax Agreement in accordance with section 142.617, and any successor or similar agreements, including the authority to impose and collect motor fuel taxes due pursuant to chapter 142, and such agreement;

(6) Registering and regulating interstate commercial motor vehicles operated upon the highways of this state, in accordance with the provisions of the International Registration Plan in accordance with sections 301.271 through 301.277, and any successor or similar agreements, including the authority to issue license plates in accordance with sections 301.130 and 301.041;

(7) Permitting the transportation of over dimension or overweight motor vehicles or loads that exceed the maximum weights or dimensions otherwise allowed upon the public highways within the jurisdiction of the highways and transportation commission; and

(8) Licensing intrastate housemovers.

2. The highways and transportation commission shall carry out all powers, duties and functions relating to intrastate and interstate transportation previously performed by:

(1) The division of motor carrier and railroad safety within the department of economic development, and all officers or employees of that division;

(2) The department of natural resources, and all officers or employees of that division, relating to the issuance of licenses or permits to transport hazardous waste, used oil, infectious waste or waste tires by motor vehicles operating within the state;

(3) The highway reciprocity commission within the department of revenue, and all officers or employees of that commission; and the director of revenue's powers, duties and functions relating to the highway reciprocity commission, except that the highways and transportation commission may allow the department of revenue to enforce the provisions of the International Fuel Tax Agreement, as required by such agreement; and

(4) The motor carrier services unit within the traffic functional unit of the department of transportation, relating to the special permitting of operations on state highways of motor vehicles or loads that exceed the maximum length, width, height or weight limits established by law or by the highways and transportation commission.

3. All the powers, duties and functions described in subsections 1 and 2 of this section, including but not limited to, all powers, duties and functions pursuant to chapters 387, 390 and 622, including all rules and orders, are hereby transferred to the department of transportation, which is in the charge of the highways and transportation commission, by type I transfer, as defined in the Omnibus State Reorganization Act of 1974, and the preceding agencies and officers shall no longer be responsible for those powers, duties and functions.

4. All the powers, duties and functions, including all rules and orders, of the administrative law judges of the division of motor carrier and railroad safety, as amended by the provisions of this section and sections 104.805, 389.005, 389.610, and 621.040, are hereby transferred to the administrative hearing commission within the state office of administration.

5. The division of motor carrier and railroad safety and the highway reciprocity commission are abolished.

6. Personnel previously employed by the division of motor carrier and railroad safety and the highway reciprocity commission shall be transferred to the department of transportation, but the department of natural resources shall not be required to transfer any personnel pursuant to this section. The administrative law judge within the division of motor carrier and railroad safety shall be transferred to the administrative hearing commission.

7. Credentials issued by the transferring agencies or officials before July 11, 2002, shall remain in force or expire as provided by law. In addition, the highways and transportation commission shall have the authority to suspend, cancel or revoke such credentials after July 11, 2002.

8. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, on and after July 11, 2002, all surety bonds, cash bonds, certificates of deposit, letters of credit, drafts, checks or other financial instruments payable to:

(1) The highway reciprocity commission or the department of revenue pursuant to section 301.041 or pursuant to the International Fuel Tax Agreement; or

(2) Any other agency or official whose powers, duties or functions are transferred pursuant to this section,

shall be payable instead to the state highways and transportation commission.

9. The department of natural resources shall have authority to collect and establish by rule the amount of the fee paid by applicants for a permit to transport waste tires.

10. The Missouri hazardous waste management commission created in section 260.365 shall have the authority to collect and establish by rule the amount of the fee paid by applicants for a license to transport hazardous waste, used oil, or infectious waste pursuant to section 260.395.

(L. 2002 S.B. 1202 308.010)

Effective 7-11-02


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