49 U.S. Code § 524 - Evasion of regulation of motor carriers

A person, or an officer, employee, or agent of that person, that by any means tries to evade regulation of motor carriers under this chapter, chapter 51, subchapter III of chapter 311 (except sections 31138 and 31139) or section 31302, 31303, 31304, 31305 (b), 31310 (g)(1)(A), or 31502 of this title, or a regulation issued under any of those provisions, shall be fined at least $2,000 but not more than $5,000 for the first violation and at least $2,500 but not more than $7,500 for a subsequent violation.

Source

(Pub. L. 97–449, § 1(b),Jan. 12, 1983, 96 Stat. 2437; Pub. L. 112–141, div. C, title II, § 32505(a),July 6, 2012, 126 Stat. 804.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
524 49:1655(f)(2). Oct. 15, 1966, Pub. L. 89–670, § 6(f)(2), 80 Stat. 940.

The section is included because 49:1655(f)(2) gave the same administrative powers exercised by the Interstate Commerce Commission under certain sections of title 49 to the Secretary of Transportation to carry out duties transferred to the Secretary by 49:1655(e). See the revision notes for section 501 of the revised title for an explanation of the transfer under 49:1655(f)(2). The powers of the Commission have been codified in subtitle IV of the revised title. The comparable provisions of title 49 that are represented by the section may be found as follows:

 
Section 524 49 U.S. Code Revised Section
322(c) (related to evasion of regulation). 11906

See the revision notes for the revised section for an explanation of changes made in the text. Changes not accounted for in those revision notes are as follows:
The section does not apply to motor carriers of migrant workers and motor private carriers because 49:322(c) (related to evasion of regulation) only applies to motor carriers and 49:304(a)(3) and (3a) do not apply 49:322(c) (related to evasion of regulation) to motor carriers of migrant workers and motor private carriers.
Amendments

2012—Pub. L. 112–141struck out “knowingly and willfully” after “by any means”, inserted “, chapter 51, subchapter III of chapter 311 (except sections 31138 and 31139) or section 31302, 31303, 31304, 31305 (b), 31310 (g)(1)(A), or 31502 of this title, or a regulation issued under any of those provisions,” after “this chapter”, and substituted “$2,000 but not more than $5,000” for “$200 but not more than $500” and “$2,500 but not more than $7,500” for “$250 but not more than $2,000”.
Effective Date of 2012 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 112–141effective Oct. 1, 2012, see section 3(a) ofPub. L. 112–141, set out as an Effective and Termination Dates of 2012 Amendment note under section 101 of Title 23, Highways.

 

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