SB 287

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Feb 01, 2021
  • Passed Senate Jun 01, 2021
  • Assembly
  • Governor

Vehicles: trailers.

Bill Subjects

Vehicles: Trailers.

Abstract

Existing law requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to require an examination for issuance of a driver's license. The examination is required to be appropriate to the type of motor vehicle or combination of vehicles the applicant desires a license to drive or tow, in accordance with certain license classifications. A class C driver's license includes the operation of, among other vehicles, a 2-axle vehicle weighing 4,000 pounds or more unladen when towing either a trailer coach or a 5th-wheel travel trailer not exceeding 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating when the towing of the trailer is not for compensation. If the towed 5th-wheel trailer exceeds 10,000 pounds, but is less than 15,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating, and towing is not for compensation, existing law requires the holder of a class C driver's license to also pass a specialized written examination. Existing law authorizes the department to issue a restricted class A driver's license for the operation of a two-axle vehicle weighing 4,000 pounds or more unladen when towing either a trailer coach exceeding 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating or a 5th-wheel travel trailer exceeding 15,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating, when the towing of the trailer is not for compensation. This bill, instead, would permit a class C driver's licenseholder to operate a vehicle when towing a trailer between 10,000 and 15,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating or gross vehicle weight, if the towing is not for compensation or commercial purposes, the trailer is used exclusively for recreational purposes and for the transportation of property or human habitation, a specified coupling is used, and the person has passed a specialized written examination. The bill would also include within a class C driver's license the operation of a vehicle when towing a 5th-wheel travel trailer between 10,000 and 15,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating or gross vehicle weight when the towing is not for compensation and the licenseholder passes a specialized written examination. The bill would authorize the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue a restricted class A driver's license for a vehicle towing a trailer of a gross vehicle weight rating or gross vehicle weight exceeding 10,000 pounds, if specified circumstances are met, including that the trailer is used exclusively for recreation and the towing is not for compensation or commercial purposes.

Bill Sponsors (1)

Votes


Actions


Jul 06, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To consent calendar. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (July 5). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Jun 10, 2021

Assembly

Referred to Com. on TRANS.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on TRANS.

Jun 02, 2021

Assembly

In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.

Jun 01, 2021

Senate

Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 39. Noes 0.) Ordered to the Assembly.

May 24, 2021

Senate

Ordered to special consent calendar.

May 20, 2021

Senate

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 7. Noes 0. Page 1186.) (May 20).

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 14, 2021

Senate

Set for hearing May 20.

May 10, 2021

Senate

May 10 hearing: Placed on APPR suspense file.

Apr 30, 2021

Senate

Set for hearing May 10.

Apr 29, 2021

Senate

May 3 hearing postponed by committee.

Apr 21, 2021

Senate

Set for hearing May 3.

Apr 13, 2021

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR with recommendation: To consent calendar. (Ayes 16. Noes 0. Page 779.) (April 13). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Mar 24, 2021

Senate

Set for hearing April 13.

Mar 18, 2021

Senate

Re-referred to Com. on TRANS.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on TRANS.

Mar 05, 2021

Senate

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on RLS.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Committee-Passage
  • Reading-1
  • Reading-2
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on RLS.

Feb 22, 2021

Senate

Art. IV. Sec. 8(a) of the Constitution dispensed with.

Senate

Joint Rule 55 suspended. (Ayes 32. Noes 4. Page 272.)

Senate

(Ayes 32. Noes 4.)

Feb 10, 2021

Senate

Referred to Com. on RLS.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on RLS.

Feb 02, 2021

Senate

From printer. May be acted upon on or after March 4.

Feb 01, 2021

Senate

Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
SB287 HTML
02/01/21 - Introduced PDF
03/05/21 - Amended Senate PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
04/09/21- Senate Transportation PDF
05/07/21- Senate Appropriations PDF
05/22/21- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
07/01/21- Assembly Transportation PDF

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