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HOUSE BILL NO. 186 – MV/commercial/pilot project routes


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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.
02/11    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/14    Rpt prt - to Transp
03/01    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/02    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/07    3rd rdg - PASSED - 57-10-3
      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
    Title apvd - to Senate
03/08    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Transp

Bill Text

  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-eighth Legislature                   First Regular Session - 2005
                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                     HOUSE BILL NO. 186
  1                                        AN ACT
  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:
  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
 13        mile.
 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
 17        highway.
 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
 46        SH-22/33.
 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
 50        US-26.
 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-
  8    ture.
  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 / Fiscal Impact

                       STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

                             RS 14962

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.

                            FISCAL NOTE

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 
Phone: 332-1000

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE                      H 186