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39:3-10.11. Definitions.

39:3-10.11. Definitions.
For purposes of this act, a term shall have the meaning set forth in R.S.39:1-1 unless another meaning for the team is set forth in this act, or unless another meaning is clearly apparent from the language or context of this act, or unless the meaning for the term set forth in R.S.39:1-1 is inconsistent with the manifest intent of the Legislature in this act.
For purposes of this act.
"Alcohol concentration" means:
a. The number of grams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood; or
b. The number of grams of alcohol per 210 liters of breath.
"Commercialized driver license" or "CDL" means a license issued in accordance with this act to a person authorizing the person to operate a certain class of commercial motor vehicle.
"Commercial Driver License Information System" or "CDLIS" means the information system established pursuant to the federal.
"Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986," Pub. L. 99-570 (49 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.) to serve as a clearing house for locating information related to the licensing and identification of commercial motor vehicle drivers.
"Commercial motor vehicle" or "CMV" means a motor vehicle or combination of motor vehicles used or designed to transport passengers or property:
a. If the vehicle has a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 or more pounds of displays a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 or more pounds;
b. If the vehicle has a gross combination weight rating of 26,001 or more pounds inclusive of a towed unit with a gross vehicle weight rating or more than 10,000 pounds;
c. If the vehicle is designed to transport 16 or more passengers including the driver;
d. If the vehicle is designed to transport 8 r more but less than 16 persons, including the driver, and is used to transport such persons for hire on a daily basis to and from places or employment; or
e. If the vehicle is transporting or used in the transportation of hazardous materials and is required to be placarded in accordance with subpart f. of 49 C.F.R. 172, or the vehicle displays a hazardous material placard.
The director may, by regulation, include within this definition such other motor vehicles or combination of motor vehicles as he deems appropriate.
This term shall not include recreation vehicles.
"Controlled substance" means any substance so classified under subsection (6) of section 1021 of the "Controlled Substance Act" (21 U.S.C. 802), and includes all substances listed on Schedules I through V of 21 C.F.R. 1308, or under P.L. 1970, c.226 (C.24:21-1 et seq) as they may be revised from time to time. the term, wherever it appears in this act or adminstrative regulation promulgated pursuant to this act, shall include controlled substance analogs.
"Controlled substance analog" means a substance that has a chemical structure substantially similar to that of a controlled dangerous substance and that was specifically designed to produce an effect substantially similar to that of a controlled dangerous substance. The term shall not include a substance manufactured or distributed in conformance with the provisions of an approved new drug application or an exemption for investigational use within the meaning of section 505 of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic act, (21 U.S.C. 355).
"Conviction" means a final adjudication that a violation has occurred, a final judgment on a verdict, a finding of guilt in a tribunal of original jurisdiction, or conviction following a plea of guilty, non vult or nolo contendere accepted by a court. It also includes an unvacated forfeiture of bail, bond or collateral deposited to secure the person's appearance in court, or the payment of a fine or court costs, or violation of a condition of releaes without bail, regardless of whether the penalty is rebated, suspended, or probated.
"Disqualification" means either:
a. The suspension, revocation, cancellation, or any other withdrawal by a state of a person's privilege to operate a commercial motor vehicle.
b. A determination by the Federal Highway Administration under the rules of practice for motor carrier safety contained in 49 C.F.R. 386, that a person is no longer qualified to operate a commercial motor vehicle under 49 C.F.R. 391; or
c. The loss of qualification which automatically follows conviction of an offense listen in 49 C.F.R. 383.51.
"Domicile" means that state where a person has a true, fixed, and permanent home and principal residence and to which the person intends to return whenever the person is absent.
"Driver license" means a license issued by this State or any other jurisdiction to a person authorizing the person to operate a motor vehicle.
"Endorsement" means an authorization to a commercial driver license required to permit the holder of the license to operate certain types of commercial motor vehicles.
"Felony" means any offense under any federal law or the law of a state, including this State, that is punishable by death or imprisonment for a term exceeding one year. the term includes, but is not limited to, crimes as that term is defined in N.J.S. 2C:1-1 et seq.
"Foreign jurisdiction" means any jurisdiction other than a state of the United States.
"Gross vehicle weight rating" or "GVWR" means the value specified by a manufacturer as the loaded weight of a single or a combination (articulated) vehicle, or the reistered gross weight, whichever is greater. the GVWR of a combination (articluated) vehicle, commonly regerred to as the "gross combination weight rating" or "GCWR," is the GVWR of the power unit plus the GVWR of a combination (articulated) vehicle is the GVWR of the power unit plus the total weight of the towed uit, including the loads on them.
"Hazardous Material" means a substance or material determined by the Secretary of the nited States Department of Transportaion to be capable of posing an unreasonable risk to health, safety, and property when transported in commerce and so designated pursuant to the provision of the "Hazardous Materials Trasportation Act," (49 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.).
"motor vehicle" incudes all vehicles propelled otherwise than by muscular power, except such vehicles as run only upon raisls or trackes. The term 'motor vehicle" includes motorized bikes.
"Out of service order" means a temporary prohibition against operating a commercial motor vehicle.
"Recreation vehicle" means a self-propelled or towed vehicle equipped to serve as temporary living quartes for recreational, cmping, or ravel purposes and is used solely as a family or pesonal conveyance.
"Representative vehicle" means a motor vehicle which represents the type of motor vehicle that a commercial driver license applicant operates or expects to operate.
"Serious traffic violation" means conviction for one of the following offenses committed while operating a commercial motor vehicle:
a. Excessive speeding, involving any single offense for a speed of 15 miles per hour or more above the speed limit;
b. Reckless driving, as defined by state or local law or regulation, including, but not limited to, offenses of driving a commercial motor vehicle in willful or wanton disregard of the safety of persons or property, including ciolations of R.S.39:4-96;
c. Improper or erratic traffic lane changes;
d. Following a vehilce ahead too closely, including violations of R.S.39:4-89;
e. A violation, arising in connection with a fatal accident, of state or local law relating to motor vehicle traffic cntrol, other than parking violation; or
f. Any other violation of a state or local law relating to motor vehicle traffic cntrol determined by the Secretary of the United States Department f Transportation in 49 C.F.R. 383.51 to be a serious traffic violation.
this term shall not include vehicle weight or defect violation.
"State" means a state of the Unitd States or the District of Columbia.
"Tank vehicle" means any commercial motor vehicle that is designed to transport any liquir or gaseous material within a tank that is either permanently or temporarly attached to the vehice or the chassis. Such vehicles include, but are not limited to, cargo tanks and portable tanks as defined by the director. However, this definition does not include portable taks having a rated capacit udner 1,000 gallons.
"Vehicle group" means a class or type of vehicle with certain operating characteristics.

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