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SENATE BILL NO. 1116
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HIGHWAYS - DEBRIS - Amends existing law to prohibit actions that result in
any debris being deposited upon a highway; and to require vehicle loads to
be contained to prevent contents or load from dropping, sifting or leaking
onto the highway or to prevent the possibility of contents or load blowing,
spilling or otherwise escaping from a vehicle that is being operated on the
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]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-ninth Legislature First Regular Session - 2007
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1116
BY TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO RULES OF THE ROAD; AMENDING SECTION 49-613, IDAHO CODE, TO PRO-
3 HIBIT ACTIONS THAT RESULT IN ANY DEBRIS BEING DEPOSITED UPON A HIGHWAY AND
4 TO REQUIRE VEHICLE LOADS TO BE CONTAINED TO PREVENT CONTENTS OR LOAD FROM
5 DROPPING, SIFTING OR LEAKING ONTO THE HIGHWAY OR TO PREVENT THE POSSIBIL-
6 ITY OF CONTENTS OR LOAD BLOWING, SPILLING OR OTHERWISE ESCAPING FROM A
7 VEHICLE THAT IS BEING OPERATED ON THE HIGHWAY.
8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
9 SECTION 1. That Section 49-613, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
10 amended to read as follows:
11 49-613. PUTTING GLASS OR OTHER INJURIOUS MATERIALS DEBRIS UPON HIGHWAY
12 PROHIBITED -- CONTAINED LOADS. (1) No person shall throw or deposit upon any
13 highway any glass bottle, glass, nails, tacks, wire, cans, or any other sub-
14 stance likely to injure any person, animal or vehicle debris upon the highway.
15 (2) Any person who drops, or permits to be dropped or thrown, upon any
16 highway any destructive or injurious material shall immediately remove that
17 material or cause it to be removed.
18 (3) No vehicle shall be driven or moved on any street or highway unless
19 the vehicle is so constructed, covered or loaded as to prevent:
20 (a) Any of its contents or load from dropping, sifting or leaking onto
21 the highway; or
22 (b) The possibility of any of its contents or load from blowing, spilling
23 or otherwise escaping from the vehicle.
24 (4) Any person removing a wrecked or damaged vehicle from a highway shall
25 remove any glass or other injurious substance debris dropped upon the highway
26 from that vehicle.
Statement of Purpose
This legislation amends section 49-613 of Idaho code, to
prohibit depositing debris upon the highway and to require
vehicles be properly equipped to prevent material from being
blown, spilled or allowed to escape while driven on the
There is no fiscal impact to the general fund.
Name: Stuart Davis, Idaho Association of highway Districts
Phone: 345 5176