House of Representatives

HB 2258

CDL exemptions; farm vehicles

Sponsors: Representative Biggs



Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


Caucus and COW


House Engrossed

HB 2258 changes the requirements for the definitions of farm vehicle and wheeled equipment. 


Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S) § 28-3001 defines a commercial driver license as one which authorizes a person to drive vehicles with a gross weight rating of 26,001 lbs. or more, buses, or vehicles used to transport hazardous materials.  A.R.S § 28-3102 allows farm, emergency and recreational vehicle operators to drive without a commercial driver license.   

Currently, A.R.S § 28-3102 defines farm vehicle as one or more vehicles that are used for commercial farming or stock raising and meet the following requirements: is controlled by the owner, owner’s family member or employee; is used to transport agricultural products or supplies to or from a commercial farming or stock raising operation; is not used by a common or contract motor carrier; and is used within one hundred fifty miles of the owners farm or stock raising operation.    


·          Removes from the definition of farm vehicle the requirement that it be used in the operations of a common or contract motor carrier.

·          Adds to the definition of farm vehicle that it only be used by a person who transports property by commercial motor vehicle and who also owns, leases or is entrusted with the property being transported.   

·          Adds hay squeeze machines that are designed to load in off road situations to the definition of wheeled equipment.

·          Defines private motor carrier.

·          Makes technical and conforming changes.   





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Forty-ninth Legislature

Second Regular Session          2          February 17, 2010


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