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HF 1170

as introduced - 84th Legislature (2005 - 2006) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 02/21/2005

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A bill for an act
relating to traffic regulations; authorizing issuance
of annual permit for transportation of oversize load
consisting of storage sheds; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2004, sections 169.80, subdivision 2; 169.86,
subdivision 5.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169.80,
subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Outside width.

(a) The total outside width of a
vehicle exclusive of rearview mirrors or load securement devices
which are not an integral part of the vehicle and not exceeding
three inches on each side, or the load may not exceed 102 inches
except that the outside width of a vehicle owned by a political
subdivision and used exclusively for the purpose of handling
sewage sludge from sewage treatment facilities to farm fields or
disposal sites, may not exceed 12 feet, and except as otherwise
provided in this section.

(b) A vehicle exceeding 102 inches in total outside width,
owned by a political subdivision and used for the purpose of
transporting or applying sewage sludge to farm fields or
disposal sites may not transport sludge for distances greater
than 15 miles, nor may it be used for transportation of sewage
sludge or return travel between the hours of sunset and sunrise,
or at any other time when visibility is impaired by weather,
smoke, fog, or other conditions rendering persons and vehicles
not clearly discernible on the highway at a distance of 500 feet.

(c) The total outside width of a low bed trailer or
equipment dolly, and the load, used exclusively for transporting
new text begin storage sheds,new text endfarm machinerynew text begin,new text endand construction equipment may
not exceed nine feet in width except that a low bed trailer or
equipment dolly with a total outside width, including the load,
in excess of 102 inches may not be operated on any interstate
highway without first having obtained a permit for the operation
under section 169.86. The vehicle must display 12-inch square
red flags as markers at the front and rear of the left side of
the vehicle.

(d) The total outside width of a passenger motor bus,
operated exclusively in a city or contiguous cities in this
state, may not exceed nine feet.

(e) The maximum width limitation in paragraph (a) for
recreational equipment as defined in section 168.011,
subdivision 25, is exclusive of appurtenances on the
recreational equipment that do not extend beyond the width of
the exterior rearview mirror of the recreational equipment if
the recreational equipment is self-propelled, or the exterior
rearview mirror of the towing vehicle if the recreational
equipment is towed.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169.86,
subdivision 5, is amended to read:

Subd. 5.

Fee; proceeds deposited; appropriation.

commissioner, with respect to highways under the commissioner's
jurisdiction, may charge a fee for each permit issued. All such
fees for permits issued by the commissioner of transportation
shall be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the
trunk highway fund. Except for those annual permits for which
the permit fees are specified elsewhere in this chapter, the
fees shall be:

(a) $15 for each single trip permit.

(b) $36 for each job permit. A job permit may be issued
for like loads carried on a specific route for a period not to
exceed two months. "Like loads" means loads of the same
product, weight, and dimension.

(c) $60 for an annual permit to be issued for a period not
to exceed 12 consecutive months. Annual permits may be issued

(1) motor vehicles used to alleviate a temporary crisis
adversely affecting the safety or well-being of the public;

(2) motor vehicles which travel on interstate highways and
carry loads authorized under subdivision 1a;

(3) motor vehicles operating with gross weights authorized
under section 169.826, subdivision 1a;

(4) special pulpwood vehicles described in section 169.863;

(5) motor vehicles bearing snowplow blades not exceeding
ten feet in width; and

(6) noncommercial transportation of a boat by the owner or
user of the boat.

(d) $120 for an oversize annual permit to be issued for a
period not to exceed 12 consecutive months. Annual permits may
be issued for:

(1) mobile cranes;

(2) construction equipment, machinery, and supplies;

(3) manufactured homes;

(4) implements of husbandry when the movement is not made
according to the provisions of paragraph (i);

(5) double-deck buses;

(6) commercial boat hauling; and

(7) three-vehicle combinations consisting of two empty,
newly manufactured trailers for cargo, horses, or livestock, not
to exceed 28-1/2 feet per trailer; provided, however, the permit
allows the vehicles to be moved from a trailer manufacturer to a
trailer dealer only while operating on twin-trailer routes
designated under section 169.81, subdivision 3, paragraph (c).

(e) For vehicles which have axle weights exceeding the
weight limitations of sections 169.822 to 169.829, an additional
cost added to the fees listed above. However, this paragraph
applies to any vehicle described in section 168.013, subdivision
3, paragraph (b), but only when the vehicle exceeds its gross
weight allowance set forth in that paragraph, and then the
additional cost is for all weight, including the allowance
weight, in excess of the permitted maximum axle weight. The
additional cost is equal to the product of the distance traveled
times the sum of the overweight axle group cost factors shown in
the following chart:

Overweight Axle Group Cost Factors

Weight (pounds) Cost Per Mile For Each Group Of:
exceeding Two consec- Three consec- Four consec-
weight utive axles utive axles utive axles
limitations spaced within spaced within spaced within
on axles 8 feet or less 9 feet or less 14 feet or less
0-2,000 .12 .05 .04
2,001-4,000 .14 .06 .05
4,001-6,000 .18 .07 .06
6,001-8,000 .21 .09 .07
8,001-10,000 .26 .10 .08
10,001-12,000 .30 .12 .09
12,001-14,000 Not permitted .14 .11
14,001-16,000 Not permitted .17 .12
16,001-18,000 Not permitted .19 .15
18,001-20,000 Not permitted Not permitted .16
20,001-22,000 Not permitted Not permitted .20

The amounts added are rounded to the nearest cent for each axle
or axle group. The additional cost does not apply to paragraph
(c), clauses (1) and (3).

For a vehicle found to exceed the appropriate maximum permitted
weight, a cost-per-mile fee of 22 cents per ton, or fraction of
a ton, over the permitted maximum weight is imposed in addition
to the normal permit fee. Miles must be calculated based on the
distance already traveled in the state plus the distance from
the point of detection to a transportation loading site or
unloading site within the state or to the point of exit from the

(f) As an alternative to paragraph (e), an annual permit
may be issued for overweight, or oversize and overweight,
construction equipment, machinery, and supplies. The fees for
the permit are as follows:

Gross Weight (pounds) of Vehicle Annual Permit Fee
90,000 or less $200
90,001 - 100,000 $300
100,001 - 110,000 $400
110,001 - 120,000 $500
120,001 - 130,000 $600
130,001 - 140,000 $700
140,001 - 145,000 $800

If the gross weight of the vehicle is more than 145,000 pounds
the permit fee is determined under paragraph (e).

(g) For vehicles which exceed the width limitations set
forth in section 169.80 by more than 72 inches, an additional
cost equal to $120 added to the amount in paragraph (a) when the
permit is issued while seasonal load restrictions pursuant to
section 169.87 are in effect.

(h) $85 for an annual permit to be issued for a period not
to exceed 12 months, for refuse-compactor vehicles that carry a
gross weight of not more than: 22,000 pounds on a single rear
axle; 38,000 pounds on a tandem rear axle; or, subject to
section 169.828, subdivision 2, 46,000 pounds on a tridem rear
axle. A permit issued for up to 46,000 pounds on a tridem rear
axle must limit the gross vehicle weight to not more than 62,000

(i) For vehicles exclusively transporting implements of
husbandry new text beginor storage shedsnew text end, an annual permit fee of $24. A
vehicle operated under a permit authorized by this paragraph may
be moved at the discretion of the permit holder without prior
route approval by the commissioner if:

(1) the total width of the transporting vehicle, including
load, does not exceed 14 feet;

(2) the vehicle is operated only between sunrise and 30
minutes after sunset, and is not operated at any time after
12:00 noon on Sundays or holidays;

(3) the vehicle is not operated when visibility is impaired
by weather, fog, or other conditions that render persons and
other vehicles not clearly visible at 500 feet;

(4) the vehicle displays at the front and rear of the load
or vehicle a pair of flashing amber lights, as provided in
section 169.59, subdivision 4, whenever the overall width of the
vehicle exceeds 126 inches; and

(5) the vehicle is not operated on a trunk highway with a
surfaced roadway width of less than 24 feet unless such
operation is authorized by the permit.

A permit under this paragraph authorizes movements of the
permitted vehicle on an interstate highway, and movements of 75
miles or more on other highways.

(j) $300 for a motor vehicle described in section
169.8261. The fee under this paragraph must be deposited as

(1) in fiscal years 2005 through 2010:

(i) the first $50,000 in each fiscal year must be deposited
in the trunk highway fund for costs related to administering the
permit program and inspecting and posting bridges;

(ii) all remaining money in each fiscal year must be
deposited in a bridge inspection and signing account in the
special revenue fund. Money in the account is appropriated to
the commissioner for:

(A) inspection of local bridges and identification of local
bridges to be posted, including contracting with a consultant
for some or all of these functions; and

(B) erection of weight-posting signs on local bridges; and

(2) in fiscal year 2011 and subsequent years must be
deposited in the trunk highway fund.

Sec. 3. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
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new text begin Sections 1 and 2 are effective the day following final
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