Under current law, various fees imposed on motor carriers are either specified in statute or set administratively by the public utilities commission (commission). The act removes the statutorily set fees and instead authorizes the commission to set the motor carrier fees administratively.
The act also requires, on and after January 1, 2024, that the commission establish transportation network company permit fees administratively. The commission is required to notify transportation network companies of an increase in the fees at least 30 days before the increased fees take effect. The commission may adopt rules establishing different tiers of permit fees for distinct types of transportation network companies based on the commission's consideration of market factors. If the commission adopts different tiers of permit fees, the commission is required to publish the criteria that the commission used to establish the different tiers on its website.
APPROVED by Governor May 18, 2023
EFFECTIVE May 18, 2023
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)