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HOUSE BILL NO. 186
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H0186.........................................by TRANSPORTATION AND DEFENSE
COMMERCIAL VEHICLES - Amends existing law relating to commercial vehicle
special pilot project routes to provide four additional routes.
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AYES -- Anderson, Andrus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bastian, Bayer,
Bedke, Bell, Bilbao, Black, Block, Boe, Bolz, Bradford, Chadderdon,
Clark, Collins, Crow, Deal, Denney, Edmunson, Ellsworth, Eskridge,
Field(18), Field(23), Garrett, Hart, Harwood, Henderson, Jones, Kemp,
Loertscher, Mathews, McGeachin, McKague, Miller, Mitchell, Moyle,
Nielsen, Nonini, Raybould, Ring, Roberts, Rusche, Rydalch, Sali,
Schaefer, Shepherd(2), Shepherd(8), Shirley, Skippen, Smith(24),
Smylie, Snodgrass, Wills, Wood, Mr. Speaker
NAYS -- Henbest, Jaquet, LeFavour, Martinez, Pasley-Stuart, Pence,
Ringo, Sayler, Smith(30), Trail
Absent and excused -- Cannon, Lake, Stevenson
Floor Sponsor - Bedke
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]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-eighth Legislature First Regular Session - 2005
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 186
BY TRANSPORTATION AND DEFENSE COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SPECIAL PILOT PROJECT ROUTES; AMENDING SECTION
3 49-1004, IDAHO CODE, TO PROVIDE FOUR ADDITIONAL ROUTES.
4 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
5 SECTION 1. That Section 49-1004, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
6 amended to read as follows:
7 49-1004. PERMITS FOR OVERWEIGHT OR OVERSIZE LOADS -- SPECIAL PILOT PROJ-
8 ECT ROUTES AND ANNUAL PERMITS. (1) Upon application in writing to the board or
9 other proper authorities in charge of, or having jurisdiction over a highway,
10 the board or authorities may in their discretion issue a special permit to the
11 owner or operator of any vehicle allowing vehicles or loads having a greater
12 weight or size than permitted by law to be moved or carried over and on the
13 highways and bridges.
14 (a) Special permits shall be in writing and may limit the time of use and
15 operation over the particular highways and bridges which may be traversed
16 and may contain any special conditions and require any undertaking or
17 other security as the board or other proper authority shall deem to be
18 necessary to protect the highways and bridges from injury, or provide
19 indemnity for any injury to highways and bridges or to persons or property
20 resulting from such operation.
21 (b) The owner or operator of an overweight or oversize vehicle shall
22 obtain a permit, or shall establish intent to obtain a permit by
23 contacting a permit office and receiving a permit number before moving the
24 vehicle on the highways.
25 (c) All special permits or evidence of intent to obtain a permit, shall
26 be carried in the vehicles to which they refer and shall upon demand be
27 delivered for inspection to any peace officer, authorized agent of the
28 board or any officer or employee charged with the care or protection of
29 the highways.
30 (2) Nonreducible vehicles or combinations of vehicles hauling
31 nonreducible loads at weights in excess of those set forth in section
32 49-1001, Idaho Code, shall pay fees as set forth in this subsection (2). Such
33 fees are based on the number of axles on the vehicle or combination of vehi-
34 cles and the total gross weight.
35 Column 1 Column 2
36 Gross weight of vehicle Gross weight of vehicle
37 Number of axles and load in pounds and load in pounds
38 2 40,001 -
39 3 54,001 -
40 4 68,001 -
41 5 80,001 131,001
42 6 97,001 148,001
43 7 114,001 165,001
1 (a) To determine the maximum allowable permit fee for vehicles with more
2 than seven (7) axles, the table can be extended by adding seventeen thou-
3 sand (17,000) pounds to the last listed weight in both columns 1 and 2 for
4 each added axle.
5 (b) Permit fees for column 1 shall start at four cents (4¢) per mile and
6 increase four cents (4¢) per mile for each additional two thousand (2,000)
7 pound increment up to the weight indicated in column 2. Permit fees for
8 column 2 shall start at one dollar and two cents ($1.02) per mile and
9 increase seven cents (7¢) per mile for each additional two thousand
10 (2,000) pound increment.
11 (c) Vehicles operating at weights less than the starting weights per axle
12 configuration listed in column 1 shall be charged four cents (4¢) per
14 (d) For vehicles operating with axles wider than eight (8) feet six (6)
15 inches or axles with more than four (4) tires per axle, the fee may be
16 reduced by the board or other proper authority having jurisdiction over a
18 (3) It shall be unlawful for any person to violate, or to cause or permit
19 to be violated, the limitations or conditions of special permits and any
20 violation shall be deemed for all purposes to be a violation of the provisions
21 of this chapter.
22 (4) An annual special pilot project route permit authorizing travel on
23 pilot project routes shall be issued by the board or may, in its discretion,
24 be issued by a local public highway agency for operation of vehicles with a
25 legal maximum gross weight of at least one hundred five thousand five hundred
26 one (105,501) pounds but not exceeding one hundred twenty-nine thousand
27 (129,000) pounds. Such pilot project routes on nonstate and noninterstate
28 highways shall be determined by the local highway agency for those roads under
29 its jurisdiction. No local public highway agency shall approve a pilot project
30 route which provides a thoroughfare for interstate carriers to pass through
31 the state. State pilot project routes designated by the legislature and iden-
32 tified on a map entitled "Designated Pilot Project Routes" are:
33 (a) Ashton to Kimberly to Twin Falls to Nevada using US-20, US-30, SH-33,
34 US-93, SH-25, SH-50 and SH-74.
35 (b) US-91 from its junction with SH-34 to the Utah border.
36 (c) US-30 from its junction with I-15 to the Wyoming border.
37 (d) US-95 south from Fruitland to junction with SH-55.
38 (e) SH-19 between Wilder and Caldwell.
39 (f) SH-78 between Marsing and Hammett.
40 (g) SH-67 from Mountain Home to junction with SH-78 at Grandview.
41 (h) SH-55 from intersection with Farmway Road to junction with US-95.
42 (i) SH-25 from the intersection of SH-24 to Paul.
43 (j) SH-25 from intersection with US-93 to Hazelton.
44 (k) SH-24 from intersection with US-93 to intersection with SH-25.
45 (l) US-20 from its intersection with New Sweden Road to its junction with
47 (m) SH-34 from milepost 78 to the junction with US-91.
48 (n) US-26 from the intersection with 45th West to the junction with US-
49 91; and US-91 from the intersection with Canyon Road to the junction with
51 (o) SH-22 from Dubois to the junction with SH-33.
52 (p) SH-45 from junction with SH-78 to intersection with I-84 business
53 loop; I-84 business loop to intersection with SH-55; SH-55 to I-84 inter-
54 change no. 35.
55 (q) SH-27 from its southern origin to the intersection with I-84B/US-30;
1 I-84B from the junction with US-30 to I-84; SH-27 from the junction at
2 I-84 to its junction with SH-25.
3 (r) US-30 at its junction with SH-50 to its junction with SH-81.
4 (s) SH-81 at its intersection with SH-77 to its intersection with US-30.
5 (t) SH-38 within the city limits of Malad City.
6 Additions or deletions to the approved state pilot project routes specified in
7 this subsection (4) shall be made only with the approval of the state legisla-
9 (5) An annual administrative permit fee for operating on pilot project
10 routes at the weights specified in subsection (4) of this section shall be set
11 by the board for travel on state pilot project routes and by the local public
12 highway agency for travel on routes under its jurisdiction, but not to exceed
13 a maximum of fifty dollars ($50.00) per vehicle. The annual administrative
14 permit fee shall cover administrative costs. Local public highway agencies are
15 authorized to issue special pilot project permits and such permits shall be in
16 writing. Administrative permit fees for permits issued by a local public high-
17 way agency shall be retained by the local public highway agency to cover
18 administrative costs, and administrative permit fees for permits issued by the
19 department shall be retained by the department to cover administrative costs.
20 In addition to the annual administrative permit fee and the appropriate regis-
21 tration fee for weights up to one hundred five thousand five hundred (105,500)
22 pounds, the appropriate vehicle registration fees for weights over one hundred
23 five thousand five hundred (105,500) pounds shall be calculated and collected
24 in accordance with the fee schedules set forth in section 49-432 or 49-434,
25 Idaho Code.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This bill adds a small number of additional routes in south-
central Idaho to the Idaho pilot project program designed to test
the use of 129,000 pound trucks on a limited number of state
Idaho's sugar beet industry has identified a small number of
state highways in south-central Idaho that they would use if
selected as test routes under the pilot project. A concrete and
gravel company has identified one route that it can use in the
Malad City area. The Idaho Transportation Department has
reviewed and analyzed the selected highways in this bill and have
determined that the roadways and bridges are capable of being
utilized by 129,000 pound trucks.
None to the General Account. The costs of the monitoring and
studies that the bill requires the Idaho Transportation
Department to conduct are covered within existing pavement
evaluation and bridge inspection activities of the Department.
The administrative permit fees provided for in the bill will
cover the cost of issuing permits.
Name: Rep. Scott Bedke
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 186