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Termination. 49 USC 10706 note. 49 USC 10706 note.
PUBLIC LAW 97-261—SEPT. 20, 1982
January 1, 1984. The Study Commission shall, not later than January 1, 1984, submit to the President and the Congress the report required by paragraph (2)(B) of this subsection. Such reports shall include, but not be limited to, the findings and recommendations of the Study Commission. The Study Commission shall cease to exist 6 months after submission of the last of such reports.". (4) Paragraph (12) of section 14(b) of the Motor Carrier Act of 1980 (Public Law 96-296; 94 Stat. 808) is amended by striking "$3,000,000" and inserting in lieu thereof "$4,000,000". (f) Any organization established pursuant to an agreement entered into by motor common carriers of passengers and approved by the Commission prior to the effective date of this subsection under section 10706(c) of title 49, United States Code, may continue to function pursuant to such agreement until a new or amended agreement is finally disposed of by the Commission under section 10706 of title 49, United States Code, as amended by this section, so long as (1) such new or amended agreement is submitted to the Commission for approval within 120 days of such effective date, and (2) such organization complies with this section (including amendments made by this section and regulations issued under such amendments) during the period such new or amended agreement is being prepared, submitted to, and considered by the Commission. ZONE OF RATE FREEDOM
SEC. 11. (a) Subsection (d) of section 10708 of title 49, United States Code, is amended by redesignating paragraph (4) of such subsection, and any references thereto, as paragraph (6) and inserting after paragraph (3) the following new paragraphs: "(4) Notwithstanding any other provision of this title, the Commission may not investigate, suspend, revise, or revoke any single-line rate proposed by a motor common carrier of passengers, or joint rate proposed by one or more such carriers, applicable to any transportation (other than special or charter transportation) on the grounds that such rate is unreasonable on the basis that it is too high or too low if— "(A) the carrier or carriers notify the Commission that they wish to have the rate considered pursuant to this subsection; and "(B) the aggregate of increases and decreases in any such rate is not more than 10 percent above the rate in effect one year prior to the effective date of the proposed rate, nor more than 20 percent below the lesser of the rate in effect on the effective date of this paragraph (or, in case of any rate which the carrier or carriers first establish after such date for a service not provided by the carrier or carriers on such date, such rate on the date such rate first becomes effective), or the rate in effect one year prior to the effective date of the proposed rate. "(5) One year after the effective date of this paragraph, the first and second percentages specified in paragraph (4)(B) of this subsection shall change to 15 percent and 25 percent, respectively. Two years after the effective date, the first and second percentages specified in paragraph (4)(B) of this subsection shall change to 20 percent and 30 percent, respectively.". (b) Paragraph (6) of section 10708(d) of title 49, United States Code, as redesignated by subsection (a) of this section, is amended by inserting after the first sentence the following new sentence: "Evi-