SESSION OF 1998
SUPPLEMENTAL NOTE ON HOUSE BILL NO. 3014
As Amended by House Committee on
H.B. 3014 relates to the intrastate transportation of hazardous materials. The bill would:
- adopt the following federal exemptions from the federal
Hazardous Materials Regulations: 49 C.F.R. 173.5-Agricultural
Operations; 49 C.F.R. 173.6-Materials of Trade; and 49
C.F.R. 173.8-Exemptions for nonspecification packagings
used in intrastate transportation in effect on the effective
date of the act;
- authorize agricultural products specified in 49 C.F.R.
173.5(b)(2) and flammable liquid petroleum distillates to be
transported by intrastate farmers in nonspecification bulk
- provide that nonbulk packagings permanently secured to a
transport vehicle and protected against leakage or damage in
the event of an overturn, having a capacity of less than 450
liters (119 gallons) or less would be authorized for the
transportation of flammable liquid petroleum distillates; and
- require other packagings to comply with the applicable
requirements of 49 C.F.R. 171 through 180.
The bill would be effective upon publication in the Kansas
A spokesperson for the Kansas Farm Bureau testified in
support of the bill, noting that Farm Bureau members prefer that
transportation decisions be made at a closer governmental level.
The U.S. Department of Transportation has given states until
October 1, 1998 to adopt the exemptions specified in the bill.
1. *Supplemental notes are prepared by the Legislative Research
Department and do not express legislative intent. The supplemental
note and fiscal note for this bill may be accessed on the Internet at