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60-4,131. Sections; applicability; terms, defined.(1) Sections 60-462.01 and 60-4,132 to 60-4,172 shall apply to the operation of any commercial motor vehicle.(2) For purposes of such sections:(a) Disqualification means either:(i) The suspension, revocation, cancellation, or any other withdrawal by a state of a person's privilege to drive a commercial motor vehicle; or(ii) A determination by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 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(iii) The loss of qualification which automatically follows conviction of an offense listed in 49 C.F.R. 383.51;(b) Employee means any operator of a commercial motor vehicle, including full time, regularly employed drivers; casual, intermittent, or occasional drivers; and leased drivers and independent, owner-operator contractors, while in the course of operating a commercial motor vehicle, who are either directly employed by or under lease to an employer;(c) Employer means any person, including the United States, a state, the District of Columbia, or a political subdivision of a state, that owns or leases a commercial motor vehicle or assigns employees to operate a commercial motor vehicle;(d) Endorsement means an authorization to an individual's commercial driver's license required to permit the individual to operate certain types of commercial motor vehicles;(e) Representative vehicle means a motor vehicle which represents the type of motor vehicle that a driver applicant operates or expects to operate;(f) State means a state of the United States and the District of Columbia;(g) State of domicile means that state where a person has his or her true, fixed, and permanent home and principal residence and to which he or she has the intention of returning whenever he or she is absent;(h) Tank vehicle means any commercial motor vehicle that is designed to transport any liquid or gaseous materials within a tank that is either permanently or temporarily attached to the vehicle or the chassis. Such vehicle includes, but is not limited to, a cargo tank and a portable tank, as defined in 49 C.F.R. 171. However, this definition does not include a portable tank that has a rated capacity under one thousand gallons;(i) United States means the fifty states and the District of Columbia; and(j) Vehicle group means a class or type of vehicle with certain operating characteristics. SourceLaws 1989, LB 285, § 81; Laws 1990, LB 980, § 11; Laws 1993, LB 420, § 5; Laws 1996, LB 323, § 2; Laws 2003, LB 562, § 7; Laws 2005, LB 76, § 7.