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Senate Bill No. 34

Public Act No. 14-68


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 13b-392 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2014):

In determining whether or not such a certificate shall be granted, the Commissioner of Transportation shall take into consideration the existing motor transportation facilities and the effect upon them of granting such certificate, [the public need for the service the applicant proposes to render,] the suitability of the applicant, or the suitability of the management if the applicant is a corporation, the financial responsibility and financial stability of the applicant, the ability of the applicant efficiently to perform the service for which authority is requested, the criminal history of the applicant, the condition of and effect upon the highways involved and the safety of the public using such highways. The commissioner shall take into consideration such recommendations as to motor transportation facilities, or highways, or the effect of granting such certificate upon either of them, or the safety of the public using such highways. No such certificate shall be denied solely on the ground that there is an existing rail or household goods carrier service. When it appears that no household goods carrier service is being supplied over the route or routes applied for, public convenience and necessity shall be presumed to require operation of such service.

Approved May 28, 2014