49 USC 31103: Commercial motor vehicle operators grant program
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49 USC 31103: Commercial motor vehicle operators grant program Text contains those laws in effect on June 15, 2024

§31103. Commercial motor vehicle operators grant program

(a) In General.-The Secretary shall administer a commercial motor vehicle operators grant program funded under section 31104.

(b) Purpose.-The purpose of the grant program is to train individuals in the safe operation of commercial motor vehicles (as defined in section 31301).

(c) Veterans.-In administering grants under this section, the Secretary shall award priority to grant applications for programs to train former members of the armed forces (as defined in section 101 of title 10) in the safe operation of such vehicles.

( Pub. L. 103–272, §1(e), July 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 987 ; Pub. L. 105–178, title IV, §4003(d), June 9, 1998, 112 Stat. 397 ; Pub. L. 109–59, title IV, §4307(a), Aug. 10, 2005, 119 Stat. 1774 ; Pub. L. 112–141, div. C, title II, §32933(c), (d), July 6, 2012, 126 Stat. 830 ; Pub. L. 114–94, div. A, title V, §5101(b), Dec. 4, 2015, 129 Stat. 1523 .)

Historical and Revision Notes


Source (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
31103 49 App.:2303. Jan. 6, 1983, Pub. L. 97–424, §403, 96 Stat. 2156 ; Dec. 18, 1991, Pub. L. 102–240, §4002(d), 105 Stat. 2142 .

The word "rules" is omitted as being synonymous with "regulations".

Editorial Notes


2015-Pub. L. 114–94 amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section related to United States Government's share of costs incurred by a State.

2012-Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 112–141, §32933(c), substituted "section 31102(b)(2)(E)" for "section 31102(b)(1)(E)".

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 112–141, §32933(d), struck out "authorized by section 31104(f)(2)" after "public education activities".

2005-Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 109–59 substituted "31102(b)(1)(E)" for "31102(b)(1)(D)" and inserted before last sentence "Amounts generated under the unified carrier registration agreement under section 14504a and received by a State and used for motor carrier safety purposes may be included as part of the State's share not provided by the United States."

1998-Pub. L. 105–178 designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), inserted subsec. heading, inserted "improve commercial motor vehicle safety and" after "implementing programs to", and added subsec. (b).

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries

Effective Date of 2015 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 114–94 effective Oct. 1, 2016, subject to a transition provision, see section 5101(f), (g) of Pub. L. 114–94, set out as Effective Date of 2015 Amendment and Transition notes under section 31102 of this title.

Effective Date of 2012 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 112–141 effective Oct. 1, 2012, see section 3(a) of Pub. L. 112–141, set out as an Effective and Termination Dates of 2012 Amendment note under section 101 of Title 23, Highways.

Relief for Recipients of Financial Assistance Awards for Fiscal Years 2019 and 2020

Period of availability during which a recipient may expend grant amounts under this section extended for amounts awarded for fiscal years 2019 and 2020, see section 441 of div. N of Pub. L. 116–260, set out as a note under section 31102 of this title.

Relationship to Other Laws

Except as provided in sections 14504, 14504a, and 14506 of this title, subtitle C (§§4301–4308) of title IV of Pub. L. 109–59 is not intended to prohibit any State or any political subdivision of any State from enacting, imposing, or enforcing any law or regulation with respect to a motor carrier, motor private carrier, broker, freight forwarder, or leasing company that is not otherwise prohibited by law, see section 4302 of Pub. L. 109–59, set out as a note under section 13902 of this title.