WEST virginia legislature
2019 regular session
House Bill 2359
By Delegate Howell, Hanna, Hott, Steele, Linville, Pack, Phillips, Cadle, Worrell, Hill and Wilson
[Passed March 5, 2019; in effect ninety days from passage.]
AN ACT to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §17E-1-8a, relating to providing for a restricted commercial driver’s license for employees of designated farm-related service industries; and authorizing the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles to define seasonal periods.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
ARTICLE 1. COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE.
§17E-1-8a. Restricted commercial driver’s license for certain drivers in farm-related service industries.
(a) A restricted commercial driver’s license may be issued to persons without meeting the required knowledge and skill tests for driving a commercial motor vehicle prescribed in §17E-1-9 of this code who are employees of the following designated farm-related service industries:
(1) Agrichemical businesses;
(2) Custom harvesters;
(3) Farm retail outlets and suppliers; and
(4) Livestock feeders.
(b) A restricted commercial driver’s license issued pursuant to this section shall meet all of the requirements and restrictions set forth in 49 C.F.R. § 383.3(f), including any seasonal periods defined by the commissioner.