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Rs 32:1311 Exemptions

§1311. Exemptions

A. Farm tractors, self-propelled farm equipment, rubber-tired farm wagons and carts,

drawn rubber-tired farm equipment, and implements of husbandry which are designed

primarily for field use and which are operated or moved only incidentally on the highways

of this state, and which are used for farm purposes only, are exempt from the inspection

requirements of this Chapter.

B. Single axle two-wheel trailers are exempt from the inspection requirements of this

Chapter.

C. Motor vehicles which are twenty-five years old or older and which are used

primarily for exhibition in shows, parades, tours, and other special uses and not for general

transportation and which are registered and licensed as antique as provided in R.S. 32:707(L)

shall be exempt from the inspection requirements of this Chapter.

D. Motor vehicles which display a current safety inspection sticker as certified by

the Department of Public Safety and Corrections shall be exempt from the inspection

requirements of this Chapter.

E.(1) Commercial motor vehicle truck tractors, trailers, and semitrailers in interstate

commerce which are subject to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations shall be exempt

from the inspection requirements of this Chapter provided that these commercial motor

vehicles shall comply with the requirements of the Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR

396.17) requiring periodic and annual inspections of commercial motor vehicles.

(2) As an alternate means of compliance with the requirements of 49 CFR, the owner

or operator of a commercial motor vehicle truck tractor may opt to obtain a Louisiana

commercial motor vehicle inspection certificate which satisfies the requirements of 49 CFR

396.17. A trailer or semitrailer being used in combination with a truck tractor meeting such

exemption may opt to obtain a Louisiana commercial motor vehicle inspection certificate

which satisfies the requirements of 49 CFR 396.17.

(3) As used in this Subsection, "commercial motor vehicle" means any self-propelled

truck tractor or towed vehicle which is used on public highways to transport property in

interstate commerce, has been issued an apportioned plate through the International

Registration Plan; and

(a) Has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) or gross combination weight rating

(GCWR) of 10,001 pounds or more; or

(b) Is used in the transportation of hazardous materials in a quantity placarding under

regulations issued by the secretary under the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act (49

USC app. 1801-1813).

F. Boat trailers shall be exempt from the inspection requirements of this Chapter.

G. Tandem axle trailers shall be exempt from the inspection requirements of this

Chapter unless used in commerce and subject to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

regulations.

Added by Acts 1978, No. 41, §1. Acts 1987, No. 512, §1; Acts 1989, No. 674, §1;

Acts 1990, No. 725, §1; Acts 2004, No. 848, §1, eff. July 12, 2004; Acts 2010, No. 229, §1;

Acts 2014, No. 160, §1; Acts 2014, No. 235, §1; Acts 2015, No. 344, §1, eff. June 29, 2015.

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John Bel Edwards
John Bel Edwards
January 11, 2016 -
Democratic
1-225-342-4404
900 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802

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