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S.F. No. 2869 - Household Goods Movers; Tariffs (First Engrossment)
Author: Senator Mark W. Koran
Prepared By: Alexis C. Stangl, Senate Counsel (651/296-4397)
Date: April 2, 2018


This bill revises regulations for household goods movers to eliminate a mandate on filing tariffs with the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).

Section 1.  Continuation of carrier rules.  Makes a conforming change.

Section 2.  Order.  Eliminates the Commissioner of Transportation’s (“commissioner”) authority to issue orders regarding tariffs and accounting.

Section 3.  Amount of penalty; considerations.  Eliminates the commissioner’s authority to assess administrative penalties for motor carrier violations related to tariffs and accounting requirements. Makes technical changes.

Section 4.  Registration, insurance, and filing requirements.  Eliminates the requirement of the certificate or permit holder to file rates and tariffs with the commissioner.

Section 5.  Tariff maintenance and contents.  A household goods mover must maintain a tariff showing rates and charges for transporting household goods. The tariff must be prepared in accordance with federal regulations.

Section 6.  Tariff availability.  A household good mover must maintain all of its tariffs at its principal place of business and at each of its terminal locations. The tariffs must be available for public inspection.

Section 7.  Compensation fixed by schedule on file.  Makes technical and conforming changes.

Section 8.  Repealer.  Repeals Minnesota Statutes, section 221.161, subdivision 2 (hearing upon complaint); subdivision 3 (hearing upon petition by another carrier); and subdivision 4 (hearing on merits of rates and charges).


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