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HF 2141

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/11/2021 02:45pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; modifying special permits for hauling construction
materials; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 169.869.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 169.869, is amended to read:


169.869 deleted text beginROADdeleted text end CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS SPECIAL PERMIT.

Subdivision 1.

Definition.

For purposes of this section, "deleted text beginroaddeleted text end construction materials"
deleted text begin means street or highway construction materials, including but not limited todeleted text endnew text begin includes:new text end
aggregate material as defined in section 298.75, subdivision 1, paragraph (a)deleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;new text end hot mix
asphaltdeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;new text end plastic concretedeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;new text end cementitious materialsdeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;new text end concrete admixturesdeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;new text end asphalt cementdeleted text begin,
and
deleted text endnew text begin;new text end recycled road materialsnew text begin; and particulate, bulk, or oil-based materials used in construction.
Construction materials does not include those materials that require the vehicle to be marked
or placarded in accordance with section 221.033 and Code of Federal Regulations, title 49,
part 172
new text end.

Subd. 2.

Six-axle vehicles.

(a) A road authority may issue an annual permit authorizing
a vehicle or combination of vehicles with a total of six or more axles to haul road construction
materials and be operated with a gross vehicle weight of up to:

(1) 90,000 pounds; and

(2) 99,000 pounds during the period set by the commissioner under section 169.826,
subdivision 1.

(b) The fee for a permit issued under this subdivision is $300, or a proportional amount
as provided in section 169.86, subdivision 5.

Subd. 3.

Seven-axle vehicles.

(a) A road authority may issue an annual permit authorizing
a vehicle or combination of vehicles with a total of seven or more axles to haul road
construction materials and be operated with a gross vehicle weight of up to:

(1) 97,000 pounds; and

(2) 99,000 pounds during the period set by the commissioner under section 169.826,
subdivision 1.

(b) The fee for a permit issued under this subdivision is $500, or a proportional amount
as provided in section 169.86, subdivision 5.

Subd. 4.

Authority; restrictions.

A vehicle or combination of vehicles operating under
this section:

new text begin (1) is subject to axle weight limitations under section 169.824, subdivision 1;
new text end

new text begin (2) is subject to seasonal load restrictions under section 169.87;
new text end

new text begin (3) is subject to bridge load limits posted pursuant to section 169.84;
new text end

deleted text begin (1)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end may only be operated on paved or unpaved streets and highways, other than
interstate highways;

new text begin (5) may not be operated with loads that exceed the manufacturer's gross vehicle weight
rating as affixed to the vehicle or other certification of gross vehicle weight rating complying
with Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, sections 567.4 to 567.7;
new text end

new text begin (6) must comply with the requirements of section 169.851, subdivision 4;
new text end

new text begin (7) must have brakes on all wheels; and
new text end

deleted text begin (2) must comply with the requirements and restrictions in section 169.865, subdivision
3, paragraph (a), clauses (1) to (3), (5), (7), and (8); and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (8)new text end must be operated in compliance with truck route requirements and vehicle weight
restrictions, as established under section 169.87, subdivision 1, by a local road authority or
the commissioner.

Subd. 5.

Revenues.

Revenue from the permits issued by the commissioner under this
section must be deposited in the bridge inspection and signing account under section 169.86,
subdivision 5b.

Subd. 6.

Expiration date.

Upon request of the permit applicant, the expiration date for
a permit issued under this section must be the same as the expiration date of the permitted
vehicle's registration.

Subd. 7.

Permit information.

The commissioner must make information available to
local road authorities on an Internet website that identifies permit issuances under this
section and the counties in which a vehicle with a permit is intended to be operated.

Subd. 8.

Local preferred routes.

A local road authority may identify local preferred
routes for operating a vehicle on local streets and highways under a permit issued in this
section. A holder of a permit issued in this section and any person seeking to apply for a
permit are encouraged to:

(1) upon request of a local road authority, provide comment on identification of preferred
routes; and

(2) make reasonable efforts to operate a vehicle on the preferred routes when operating
under the permit.