2012—Subsec. (a)(3)(H). Pub. L. 112–141, § 32103(b), added subpar. (H).
Subsec. (b)(3)(C). Pub. L. 112–141, § 32602, amended subpar. (C) generally. Prior to amendment, subpar. (C) read as follows: “establish and implement a process to cancel the motor vehicle registration and seize the registration plates of a vehicle when an employer is found liable under section 31310(i)(2)(C) for knowingly allowing or requiring an employee to operate such a commercial motor vehicle in violation of an out-of-service order.”
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 112–141, § 32306, struck out subsec. heading “Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Safety Program”, designated existing provisions as par. (1) and inserted par. heading, redesignated former pars. (1) to (4) as subpars. (A) to (D), respectively, of par. (1), and added par. (2).
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 112–141, § 32508, designated existing provisions as par. (1) and added par. (2).
2005—Subsec. (a)(3)(F), (G). Pub. L. 109–59, § 4108(a), added subpars. (F) and (G).
Subsec. (b)(2) to (4). Pub. L. 109–59, § 4109(a), added pars. (2) to (4) and struck out former pars. (2) to (4), which related to design of program with State licensing systems in par. (2), conditions of participation in par. (3), and funding for fiscal years 1998 to 2003 in par. (4).
1998—Pub. L. 105–178 amended section catchline and text generally, substituting, in subsec. (a), provisions relating to information systems and data analysis for provisions relating to definition of commercial motor vehicle, in subsec. (b), provisions relating to performance and registration information program for provisions relating to information system, in subsec. (c), provisions relating to commercial motor vehicle driver safety program for provisions relating to demonstration project, in subsec. (d), provisions relating to cooperative agreements, grants, and contracts for provisions relating to review of State systems, and in subsec. (e), provisions relating to information availability and privacy protection policy for provisions relating to regulations, and striking out subsecs. (f) and (g), which related to report to Congress and authorization of appropriations, respectively.
Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks Deployment
Pub. L. 109–59, title IV, § 4126, Aug. 10, 2005, 119 Stat. 1738, provided that:
“(a)In General.—The Secretary [of Transportation] shall carry out a commercial vehicle information systems and networks program to—
improve the safety and productivity of commercial vehicles and drivers; and
reduce costs associated with commercial vehicle operations and Federal and State commercial vehicle regulatory requirements.
The program shall advance the technological capability and promote the deployment of intelligent transportation system applications for commercial vehicle operations, including commercial vehicle, commercial driver, and carrier-specific information systems and networks.
“(c) Core Deployment Grants.—
The Secretary shall make grants to eligible States for the core deployment of commercial vehicle information systems and networks.
“(2)Amount of grants.—
The maximum aggregate amount the Secretary may grant to a State for the core deployment of commercial vehicle information systems and networks under this subsection and sections 5001(a)(5) and 5001(a)(6) of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century [Pub. L. 105–178
] (112 Stat. 420
) may not exceed $2,500,000.
“(3)Use of funds.—
Funds from a grant under this subsection may only be used for the core deployment of commercial vehicle information systems and networks. An eligible State that has either completed the core deployment of commercial vehicle information systems and networks or completed such deployment before grant funds are expended under this subsection may use the grant funds for the expanded deployment of commercial vehicle information systems and networks in the State.
“(d) Expanded Deployment Grants.—
For each fiscal year, from the funds remaining after the Secretary has made grants under subsection (c), the Secretary may make grants to each eligible State, upon request, for the expanded deployment of commercial vehicle information systems and networks.
Each State that has completed the core deployment of commercial vehicle information systems and networks in such State is eligible for an expanded deployment grant under this subsection.
“(3)Amount of grants.—
Each fiscal year, the Secretary may distribute funds available for expanded deployment grants equally among the eligible States, but not to exceed $1,000,000 per State.
“(4)Use of funds.—
A State may use funds from a grant under this subsection only for the expanded deployment of commercial vehicle information systems and networks.
“(e)Eligibility.—To be eligible for a grant under this section, a State—
shall have a commercial vehicle information systems and networks program plan approved by the Secretary that describes the various systems and networks at the State level that need to be refined, revised, upgraded, or built to accomplish deployment of core capabilities;
“(2) shall certify to the Secretary that its commercial vehicle information systems and networks deployment activities, including hardware procurement, software and system development, and infrastructure modifications—
are consistent with the national intelligent transportation systems and commercial vehicle information systems and networks architectures and available standards; and
promote interoperability and efficiency to the extent practicable; and
shall agree to execute interoperability tests developed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to verify that its systems conform with the national intelligent transportation systems architecture, applicable standards, and protocols for commercial vehicle information systems and networks.
The Federal share of the cost of a project payable from funds made available to carry out this section shall not exceed 50 percent. The total Federal share of the cost of a project payable from all eligible Federal sources shall not exceed 80 percent.
“(g)Definitions.—In this section, the following definitions apply:
“(1)Commercial vehicle information systems and networks.—The term ‘commercial vehicle information systems and networks’ means the information systems and communications networks that provide the capability to—
improve the safety of commercial motor vehicle operations;
increase the efficiency of regulatory inspection processes to reduce administrative burdens by advancing technology to facilitate inspections and increase the effectiveness of enforcement efforts;
advance electronic processing of registration information, driver licensing information, fuel tax information, inspection and crash data, and other safety information;
enhance the safe passage of commercial motor vehicles across the United States and across international borders; and
promote the communication of information among the States and encourage multistate cooperation and corridor development.
“(2)Commercial motor vehicle operations.—The term ‘commercial motor vehicle operations’—
means motor carrier operations and motor vehicle regulatory activities associated with the commercial motor vehicle movement of goods, including hazardous materials, and passengers; and
with respect to the public sector, includes the issuance of operating credentials, the administration of motor vehicle and fuel taxes, and roadside safety and border crossing inspection and regulatory compliance operations.
“(3)Core deployment.—The term ‘core deployment’ means the deployment of systems in a State necessary to provide the State with the following capabilities:
“(A) Safety information exchange to—
electronically collect and transmit commercial motor vehicle and driver inspection data at a majority of inspection sites in the State;
connect to the safety and fitness electronic records system for access to interstate carrier and commercial motor vehicle data, summaries of past safety performance, and commercial motor vehicle credentials information; and
exchange carrier data and commercial motor vehicle safety and credentials information within the State and connect to such system for access to interstate carrier and commercial motor vehicle data.
“(B) Interstate credentials administration to—
perform end-to-end processing, including carrier application, jurisdiction application processing, and credential issuance, of at least the international registration plan and international fuel tax agreement credentials and extend this processing to other credentials, including intrastate registration, vehicle titling, oversize vehicle permits, overweight vehicle permits, carrier registration, and hazardous materials permits;
connect to such plan and agreement clearinghouses; and
have at least 10 percent of the credentialing transaction volume in the State handled electronically and have the capability to add more carriers and to extend to branch offices where applicable.
Roadside electronic screening to electronically screen transponder-equipped commercial vehicles at a minimum of one fixed or mobile inspection site in the State and to replicate this screening at other sites in the State.
The term ‘expanded deployment’ means the deployment of systems in a State that exceed the requirements of a core deployment of commercial vehicle information systems and networks, improve safety and the productivity of commercial motor vehicle operations, and enhance transportation security.”