REFERENCE TITLE: CDL exemptions; farm vehicles




State of Arizona

House of Representatives

Forty-ninth Legislature

Second Regular Session




HB 2258


Introduced by

Representative Biggs





amending section 28‑3102, Arizona Revised Statutes; relating to driver licenses.





Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:

Section 1.  Section 28-3102, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended to read:

START_STATUTE28-3102.  Exceptions to driver license classes; definitions

A.  Notwithstanding section 28‑3101, a person who operates an authorized emergency vehicle, a farm vehicle or a recreational vehicle may operate the vehicle with a class A, B, C, D or G license.

B.  For the purposes of this section:

1.  "Commercial farming" means the intensive cultivation of arable land by raising agricultural or horticultural products as a principal source of the owner's livelihood.

2.  "Commercial stock raising" means breeding, raising and caring for domestic animals as a principal source of the owner's livelihood.

3.  "Farm vehicle" means a vehicle or combination of vehicles that is used for commercial farming or commercial stock raising and that meets all of the following requirements:

(a)  Is controlled and operated by the farm vehicle owner or the owner's family member or employee.

(b)  Is used to transport agricultural products, machinery or supplies to or from a commercial farming or a commercial stock raising operation.

(c)  Is not used in the operations of a common or contract motor carrier.

(c)  Is only used in the operation of a private motor carrier.

(d)  Is used within one hundred fifty miles of the farm vehicle owner's commercial farming or commercial stock raising operation.

4.  "Private motor carrier" means any person who transports property by a commercial motor vehicle and who is the owner, lessee or bailee of the property and the property is being transported for sale, lease, rent or bailment or to further a commercial enterprise.

4.  5.  "Recreational vehicle" means a motor vehicle or vehicle combination that is more than twenty‑six thousand pounds gross vehicle weight rating and that is designed and exclusively used for private pleasure, including vehicles commonly called motor homes, pickup trucks with campers, travel trailers, boat trailers and horse trailers used exclusively to transport personal possessions or persons for noncommercial purposes. END_STATUTE