PA 14-68—SB 34
Public Safety and Security Committee
AN ACT CONCERNING THE CERTIFICATION OF HOUSEHOLD GOODS CARRIERS
SUMMARY: This act adds an applicant's criminal history and financial stability to factors the Department of Transportation (DOT) must consider when deciding whether to allow the applicant to operate a moving company. It eliminates, as such a factor, the public need for the service.
By law, someone seeking to operate a moving company must obtain a certificate of public convenience and necessity from DOT. In deciding whether to issue such a certificate, DOT must consider, in addition to the applicant's criminal history and financial stability:
1. the applicant's suitability, financial responsibility, and ability to efficiently perform the service;
2. existing motor transportation facilities and the effect on them of granting a certificate;
3. the condition of, and effect on, the involved highways; and
4. public safety on those highways.
The law presumes that public convenience and necessity require the operation of a moving company if it appears that no moving company serves the route or routes an applicant seeks. But DOT cannot refuse to issue a certificate solely because another moving company already serves the area.
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2014
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