00RS HB563


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HB 563 (BR 866) - W. Scott, K. Upchurch

     AN ACT relating to highway weight limits.
     Amend KRS 189.222, regarding weight and dimension limits for motor carriers, to allow trucks weighing up to 80,000 pounds to operate on any road in the state, regardless of the weight limit of the road, if they are carrying farm or forest products from their point of origin to the first market or agricultural equipment; amend KRS 189.221 to conform.


     HCS - Delete original provisions of the bill and insert new language to amend KRS 189.271, regarding industrial haul permits, to make the permit valid for a time determined by the applicant up to 3 years; allow existing permits to be renewed pending inspection of the routes; allow the Transportation Cabinet to establish a system whereby a current permit holder can be granted a new permit without filing a new application or paying a new fee; allow any bond acquired be transferred to a new permit, and require that the cabinet allow applicants not required to post a surety bond to self-insure to meet the bonding requirements of the section; amend KRS 189.990, regarding fined for traffic offenses, to set the penalty for violating KRS 189.271 at $100 if the violation occurs on a route designated on the industrial haul permit; make general overweight fines apply if violation occurs on a route not listed on the permit.

     Feb 3-introduced in House
     Feb 4-to Transportation (H)
     Feb 17-posted in committee
     Mar 1-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 2-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 3-recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (H)
     Mar 13-posting waived
     Mar 14-reported favorably, to Rules with original Committee Substitute ; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 15, 2000
     Mar 17-3rd reading, passed 94-0 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 20-received in Senate
     Mar 21-to Transportation (S)
     Mar 23-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 24-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 27-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Monday, March 27, 2000
     Mar 29-3rd reading, passed 36-1; received in House; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
     Apr 11-enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor
     Apr 21-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 481)

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