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House of Representatives
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: March 25, 2022 03:30 PM
From: Representative Jason Silvis
To: All House members
Subject: Restroom Facilities for Truck Drivers While Picking Up or Dropping Off A Shipment
 
In the near future, I intend to introduce legislation that would require retail establishments, shippers, receivers, and port terminals to give truck drivers access to their restrooms when delivering or picking up goods during regular business hours. This requirement would be enforced by the Department of Health, which shall issue a written notice upon an initial violation, followed by a $300 fine for subsequent violations.
 
Truck drivers are often on the road without proper restroom facilities for many hours, with their first chance of a break coming when they are either picking up or dropping off a shipment. Allowing these driver’s access to businesses facilities will prevent them from having to pull over on the highway, creating unsafe conditions for both themselves and other motorists.

Please join me in supporting this legislation.



Introduced as HB2465