CCS SCS HCS HB 1142 -- MOTOR VEHICLES; AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT;
This bill eliminates the fee and special permit requirement to
move oversized loads of farm products on state and federal
The bill also defines "dromedary" as a box, deck, or plate
mounted behind the cab and forward of the fifth wheel on the
frame of the power unit of a truck tractor-semitrailer
combination. A dromedary may carry part of the load when
operating independently or in combination with a semitrailer. A
truck-tractor equipped with a dromedary and a semitrailer will
be allowed a length of 60 feet when operating on state
highways. On interstate highways, the length of a semitrailer
when pulled by a truck-tractor equipped with a dromedary may not
exceed 53 feet.
The overall length allowed for automobile transporters, boat
transporters, and truck-trailer boat transporter combinations is
increased from 65 to 75 feet.
The bill adds industrial, maintenance, and construction
equipment and outdoor power equipment used for lawn, garden,
golf course, landscaping, or grounds maintenance to farm
machinery inventory which must be repurchased by a wholesaler,
manufacturer, or distributor upon termination of an implement
dealership. Repair parts which have a limited storage life or
are otherwise subject to deterioration, such as rubber items,
gaskets, or batteries are also required to be repurchased.
Soy diesel, soy oil products, and ethanol are to be considered
commodities for purposes of state purchasing.
HCS HB 1142 -- TRAFFIC REGULATIONS
SPONSOR: Leake (Ransdall)
COMMITTEE ACTION: Voted "do pass" by the Committee on
Agriculture by a vote of 21 to 0.
This bill eliminates the fee for a special permit to move
oversized loads of farm products on state and federal highways.
FISCAL NOTE: Loss to Highway Road Fund of $15,817 in FY 2001,
$18,980 in FY 2002, and $18,980 in FY 2003.
PROPONENTS: Supporters say that the Governor by executive order
suspended the fee in 1999 due to the farm crisis. This bill
makes that executive order statutory.
Testifying for the bill was Representative Ransdall.
OPPONENTS: There was no opposition voiced to the committee.
Roland Tackett, Legislative Analyst