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Enrolled House Bill (H)

DIGEST

Overweight divisible loads. Provides that a person who transports a vehicle or combination of vehicles with an overweight divisible load is subject to overweight divisible load permitting. Removes certain requirements regarding transportation of commodities. Provides that the department of transportation may not issue a permit for an overweight divisible load if the owner or operator of the vehicle has not provided the department of state revenue with full payment for the permit prior to transporting the overweight divisible load. Provides that the department of state revenue shall determine the extent of civil penalties for overweight divisible loads under certain conditions. Overweight divisible loads. Provides that a person who transports a vehicle or combination of vehicles with an overweight divisible load is subject to overweight divisible load permitting. Removes certain requirements regarding transportation of commodities. Provides that the department of transportation may not issue a permit for an overweight divisible load if the owner or operator of the vehicle has not provided the department of state revenue with full payment for the permit prior to transporting the overweight divisible load. Provides that the department of state revenue shall determine the extent of civil penalties for overweight divisible loads under certain conditions. Provides that the civil penalty for each permitting violation for transporting overweight divisible loads is not more than $10,000 for each violation. Provides criminal or civil defenses in certain circumstances. Permits the department to determine at an administrative hearing whether a civil penalty should be assessed or reduced pursuant to a defense. Provides that the department of state revenue may not assess a penalty on a citation for an oversize load after more than one year has passed from the date the person receives the citation. Provides that the costs for storage of an abandoned vehicle with a length of at least 30 feet may not exceed $2,500. Makes technical corrections. Makes conforming changes. ... View more