SB683 - Imposes an additional fine for speeding in a construction or work zone
||Imposes an additional fine for speeding in a construction or work zone
Full Bill Text |
All Actions | Available Summaries | Senate Home Page | List of 2000 Senate Bills
Current Bill Summary
|LR Number:||2750L.08C ||Fiscal Note:||2750-08|
|Committee:||Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence |
|Last Action:||05/12/00 - S Calendar S Bills w/H Amendments (HS/HCS, aa) ||Journal page:|| |
|Title:||HCS SCS SB 683 |
|Effective Date:||August 28, 2000 |
HCS/SCS/SB 683 - This act expands the definition of
"automobile transporter" to include a vehicle used for
transporting camper units and adds a definition for "dromedary"
(a component mounted behind the cab of a tractor-semitrailer).
This provision is identical to SB 633 and substantially similar
to HB 1442 and SCS/HB 1948.
The act also adds definitions of "interchange" and
"intersection", and clarifies the legality of turning left off a
divided highway. It also authorizes the highways and
transportation commission to establish maximum weight and speed
limits for vehicles using bridges found to warrant special
limits. It also allows the department of transportation to issue
special permits for transportation of lumber products and earth
moving equipment not in excess of sixteen feet in width (current
law is fourteen feet). This section is substantially similar to
This act imposes an additional fine for speeding in a
construction or work zone if a construction worker is present.
The additional fine is $250 for a violation of state law, or a
$75 for a violation of a county or municipal ordinance. The
penalty shall only be assessed if the Department of
Transportation, political subdivision or a contractor of either
entity has erected signs around the work zone to warn drivers.
When workers are not present in a construction zone, the warning
signs are to be removed and the additional fines would not be
assessed. Municipalities are authorized to adopt additional
The act also requires that the exhaust tailpipe of any bus
used to transport children to and from school shall extend no
more than two inches beyond the perimeter of the bus's body or
bumper. This section is identical to SB 541.
The act also incorporates part of HB 1672, making it a
misdemeanor to knowingly avoid a weigh station by exiting the
highway and re-entering at a point beyond the weight station.