hearing is scheduled before a House Committee on a bill backed by
OOIDA that will give owner-operators more control over their trucks’
law now requires an owner-operator leased to a carrier for 30 days
or more to register his vehicle in the carrier’s name. SB130 would
change the language of that law to allow trucks to be registered
by “the lessee or the lessor.”
Transportation Committee hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday,
March 11, in room 519-S at the state capitol in Topeka.
Senate passed the bill by a vote of 40-0 on Feb. 25, and it moved
to the House Feb. 26, where it was assigned to the Transportation
Les Donovan, R-Wichita, chairman of the Transportation Committee
and assistant majority leader, added an amendment to the bill that
could move its effective date up to as early as April 1. The bill
passed the Senate with that amendment included.
amendment was suggested by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers
Association, Gary Green of OOIDA’s Business Services division said.
It was targeted at Kansas truckers who were registered in Oklahoma.
Those truckers recently received a reprieve when Oklahoma extended
its registrations, which had expired March 1, to April 1.