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SF 2183

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to traffic regulations; regulating gross vehicle weights and axle weights
of vehicles and combinations of vehicles; amending allowable weight limits
on certain routes; amending permit fees and requirements; authorizing permits
for certain vehicles and combinations of vehicles; making technical changes;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 169.824, subdivisions 1, 2; 169.826,
subdivisions 1a, 1b; 169.8261; 169.828, subdivision 2; 169.86, subdivisions 1a,
5; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 169.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.824, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

deleted text beginTable ofdeleted text end Axle weight limitsnew text begin tablenew text end.

(a) No vehicle or combination of
vehicles equipped with pneumatic tires shall be operated upon the highways of this state
where the total gross weight on any group of two or more consecutive axles of any vehicle
or combination of vehicles exceeds that given in the followingnew text begin axle weight limitsnew text end table for
the distance between the centers of the first and last axles of any group of two or more
consecutive axles under considerationdeleted text begin;deleted text endnew text begin.new text end Unless otherwise noted, the distance between
axles deleted text beginbeingdeleted text endnew text begin isnew text end measured longitudinally to the nearest even foot, and when the measurement
is a fraction of exactly one-half foot the next largest whole number in feet shall be used,
except that when the distance between axles is more than three feet four inches and less
than three feet six inches the distance of four feet shall be useddeleted text begin:deleted text endnew text begin.
new text end

new text begin Axle Weight Limits Table
new text end
Maximum gross weight in pounds on a group of
2
3
4
Distances in feet
between centers
of foremost and
rearmost axles of a
group
consecutive axles
of a 2-axle vehicle
or of any vehicle
or combination of
vehicles having a
total of 2 or more
axles
consecutive axles
of a 3-axle vehicle
or of any vehicle
or combination of
vehicles having a
total of 3 or more
axles
consecutive axles
of a 4-axle vehicle
or any combination
of vehicles having
a total of 4 or more
axles
4
34,000
5
34,000
6
34,000
7
34,000
37,000
8
34,000
38,500
8 plus
34,000
42,000
(38,000)
9
35,000
43,000
(39,000)
10
36,000
43,500
49,000
(40,000)
11
36,000
44,500
49,500
12
45,000
50,000
13
46,000
51,000
14
46,500
51,500
15
47,500
52,000
16
48,000
53,000
17
49,000
53,500
18
49,500
54,000
19
50,500
55,000
20
51,000
55,500
21
52,000
56,000
22
52,500
57,000
23
53,500
57,500
24
54,000
58,000
25
(55,000)
59,000
26
(55,500)
59,500
27
(56,500)
60,000
28
(57,000)
61,000
29
(58,000)
61,500
30
(58,500)
62,000
31
(59,500)
63,000
32
(60,000)
63,500
33
64,000
34
65,000
35
65,500
36
66,000
37
67,000
38
67,500
39
68,000
40
69,000
41
69,500
42
70,000
43
71,000
44
71,500
45
72,000
46
72,500
47
(73,500)
48
(74,000)
49
(74,500)
50
(75,500)
51
(76,000)

deleted text begin The maximum gross weight on a group of three consecutive axles where the distance
between centers of foremost and rearmost axles is listed as seven feet or eight feet applies
only to vehicles manufactured before August 1, 1991.
deleted text end

deleted text begin "8 plus" refers to any distance greater than eight feet but less than nine feet.
deleted text end

new text begin Axle Weight Limits Table (continued)
new text end
Maximum gross weight in pounds on a group of
5
6
7
Distances in feet
between centers
of foremost and
rearmost axles of a
group
consecutive axles
of a 5-axle vehicle
or any combination
of vehicles having
a total of 5 or more
axles
consecutive axles
of a combination of
vehicles having a
total of 6 or more
axles
consecutive axles
of a combination of
vehicles having a
total of 7 or more
axles
14
57,000
15
57,500
16
58,000
17
59,000
18
59,500
19
60,000
20
60,500
66,000
72,000
21
61,500
67,000
72,500
22
62,000
67,500
73,000
23
62,500
68,000
73,500
24
63,000
68,500
74,000
25
64,000
69,000
75,000
26
64,500
70,000
75,500
27
65,000
70,500
76,000
28
65,500
71,000
76,500
29
66,500
71,500
77,000
30
67,000
72,000
77,500
31
67,500
73,000
78,500
32
68,000
73,500
79,000
33
69,000
74,000
79,500
34
69,500
74,500
80,000
35
70,000
75,000
new text begin [80,500]
new text end
36
70,500
76,000
new text begin [81,000]
new text end
37
71,500
76,500
new text begin [81,500]
new text end
38
72,000
77,000
new text begin [82,000]
new text end
39
72,500
77,500
new text begin [82,500]
new text end
40
deleted text begin 73,000 deleted text end new text begin 73,280
new text end
78,000
new text begin [83,500]
new text end
41
(74,000)
79,000
new text begin [84,000]
new text end
42
(74,500)
79,500
new text begin [84,500]
new text end
43
(75,000)
80,000
new text begin [85,000]
new text end
44
(75,500)
new text begin [80,500]
new text end
new text begin [85,500]
new text end
45
(76,500)
new text begin [81,000]
new text end
new text begin [86,000]
new text end
46
(77,000)
new text begin [81,500]
new text end
new text begin [87,000]
new text end
47
(77,500)
new text begin [82,000]
new text end
new text begin [87,500]
new text end
48
(78,000)
new text begin [83,000]
new text end
new text begin [88,000]
new text end
49
(79,000)
new text begin [83,500]
new text end
new text begin [88,500]
new text end
50
(79,500)
new text begin [84,000]
new text end
new text begin [89,000]
new text end
51
(80,000)
new text begin [84,500]
new text end
new text begin [89,500]
new text end
new text begin 52
new text end
new text begin [85,000]
new text end
new text begin [90,500]
new text end
new text begin 53
new text end
new text begin [86,000]
new text end
new text begin [91,000]
new text end
new text begin 54
new text end
new text begin [86,500]
new text end
new text begin [91,500]
new text end
new text begin 55
new text end
new text begin [87,000]
new text end
new text begin [92,000]
new text end
new text begin 56
new text end
new text begin [87,500]
new text end
new text begin [92,500]
new text end
new text begin 57
new text end
new text begin [88,000]
new text end
new text begin [93,000]
new text end
new text begin 58
new text end
new text begin [89,000]
new text end
new text begin [94,000]
new text end
new text begin 59
new text end
new text begin [89,500]
new text end
new text begin [94,500]
new text end
new text begin 60
new text end
new text begin [90,000]
new text end
new text begin [95,000]
new text end
new text begin 61
new text end
new text begin [95,500]
new text end
new text begin 62
new text end
new text begin [96,000]
new text end
new text begin 63
new text end
new text begin [97,000]
new text end

new text begin (b) The maximum gross weight on a group of three consecutive axles where the
distance between centers of foremost and rearmost axles is listed as seven feet or eight
feet applies only to vehicles manufactured before August 1, 1991. "8 plus" means any
distance greater than eight feet but less than nine feet.
new text end

new text begin (c) new text endThe gross weights shown in parentheses in deleted text beginthisdeleted text endnew text begin the axle weight limitsnew text end table
are permitted only on deleted text beginstatedeleted text end new text begin(i) new text endtrunk highways deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin, (ii)new text end routes designated under section
169.832, subdivision 11new text begin, and (iii) routes designated as having a maximum weight limit of
at least nine tons per axle
new text end.

new text begin (d) The gross weights shown in brackets in the axle weight limits table are permitted
only for a vehicle or combination of vehicles for which a permit has been issued under
section 169.863 or 169.865.
new text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end Notwithstanding any lesser weight in pounds shown in deleted text beginthisdeleted text endnew text begin the axle weight
limits
new text end table but subject to the restrictions on gross vehicle weights in subdivision 2,
paragraph (a), two consecutive sets of tandem axles may carry a gross load of 34,000
pounds each and a combined gross load of 68,000 pounds provided the overall distance
between the first and last axles of the consecutive sets of tandem axles is 36 feet or more.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.824, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Gross vehicle weight of all axles.

deleted text begin(a)deleted text end Notwithstanding the provisions
of section 169.85, the gross vehicle weight of all axles of a vehicle or combination of
vehicles deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end not exceed:

(1) 80,000 pounds for any vehicle or combination of vehicles on all deleted text beginstatedeleted text end new text begin(i) new text endtrunk
highways as defined in section 160.02, subdivision 29, deleted text beginand for alldeleted text end new text begin(ii) new text endroutes designated
under section 169.832, subdivision 11new text begin, and (iii) routes designated as having a maximum
weight limit of at least nine tons per axle
new text end;

(2) 88,000 pounds for any vehicle or combination of vehicles with six or more
axles while exclusively engaged in hauling livestock on all state trunk highways other
than interstate highways, if the vehicle has a permit under section 169.86, subdivision 5,
paragraph (k);new text begin and
new text end

(3) 73,280 pounds for any vehicle or combination of vehicles with five axles or less
on all routes, other than deleted text beginstate trunk highways and routes that are designated under section
169.832, subdivision 11, except that a vehicle needing reasonable access to a terminal or
facilities for food, fuel, repairs, and rest, located within three miles of a ten-ton route, may
not exceed 80,000 pounds. "Terminal" means any location where freight either originates,
terminates, or is handled in the transportation process, or where commercial motor carriers
maintain operating facilities; and
deleted text endnew text begin routes identified in clause (1).
new text end

deleted text begin (4) 80,000 pounds for any vehicle or combination of vehicles with six or more
axles on all routes, other than state trunk highways and routes that are designated under
section 169.832, subdivision 11.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b) The maximum weights specified in this section for five consecutive axles shall
not apply to a four-axle ready-mix concrete truck which was equipped with a fifth axle
prior to June 1, 1981. The maximum gross weight on four or fewer consecutive axles of
vehicles excepted by this clause shall not exceed any maximum weight specified for four
or fewer consecutive axles in this section.
deleted text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.826, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Harvest season increase amount.

The limitations provided in sections
169.822 to 169.829 are increased by ten percent from deleted text beginthe beginning of harvestdeleted text endnew text begin July 1new text end to
November 30 each year for the movement of deleted text beginsugar beets, carrots, and potatoesdeleted text endnew text begin agricultural
crops
new text end from the field of harvest to the point of the first unloading. Transfer of the product
from a farm vehicle or small farm trailer, within the meaning of chapter 168, to another
vehicle is not considered to be the first unloading. The commissioner shall not deleted text beginissue
permits
deleted text endnew text begin take any actionnew text end under this subdivision if to do so will result in a loss of federal
highway funding to the state.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.826, subdivision 1b, is amended to read:


Subd. 1b.

Nine-ton county roads.

Despite the provisions of subdivision 5 and
sections 169.824, subdivision 2, deleted text beginparagraph (a),deleted text end clause (2), and 169.832, subdivision 11, a
vehicle or combination of vehicles with a gross vehicle weight up to 88,000 pounds may
be operated on a nine-ton county road, consistent with the increases allowed for vehicles
operating on a ten-ton road, during the time when the increases under subdivision 1 are in
effect in that zone.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.8261, is amended to read:


169.8261 GROSS WEIGHT LIMITATIONS; FOREST PRODUCTS.

(a) A vehicle or combination of vehicles hauling raw or unfinished forest products,
including wood chips, by the most direct route to the nearest highway that has been
designated under section 169.832, subdivision 11, may be operated on any highway
with gross weights permitted under sections 169.822 to 169.829 without regard to load
restrictions imposed on that highway, except that the vehicles must:

(1) comply with seasonal load restrictions in effect between the dates set by the
commissioner under section 169.87, subdivision 2;

(2) comply with bridge load limits posted under section 169.84;

(3) be equipped and operated with six axlesnew text begin,new text end and brakesnew text begin on all wheelsnew text end;

(4) not exceed 90,000 pounds gross weight, or deleted text begin98,000deleted text endnew text begin 99,000new text end pounds gross weight
during the time when seasonal increases are authorized under section 169.826;

(5) not be operated on interstate and defense highways;

(6) obtain an annual permit from the commissioner of transportation;

(7) obey all road postings; and

(8) not exceed 20,000 pounds gross weight on any single axle.

(b) A vehicle operated under this section may exceed the legal axle weight limits
listed in section 169.824 by not more than 12.5 percent; except that, the weight limits may
be exceeded by not more than 22.5 percent during the time when seasonal increases are
authorized under section 169.826, subdivision 1.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.828, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Variable load axle.

A vehicle or combination of vehicles equipped with
one or more variable load axles shall have the pressure control preset so that the weight
carried on the variable load axle may not be varied by the operator during transport of
any load. The actuating control for the axle shall function only as an on-and-off switchnew text begin,
and must be located outside of the passenger compartment of the vehicle
new text end. The provisions
of this subdivision do not apply to any farm truck registered prior to July 1, 1981, under
section 168.013, subdivision 1c, for 57,000 pounds or less. This subdivision does not
apply to rear-loading refuse-compactor vehicles, except that any refuse-compactor vehicle
having a tridem rear axle must comply with this subdivision before being issued a special
permit under section 169.86, subdivision 5, paragraph (h).

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.86, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:


Subd. 1a.

Seasonal permits for certain haulers.

The commissioner of
transportation, upon application in writing therefor, may issue special permits annually
to any hauler authorizing the hauler to move vehicles or combinations of vehicles with
weights exceeding by not more than ten percent the weight limitations contained in
sections 169.822 to 169.829, on interstate highways during the times and within the zones
specified deleted text beginin sections 169.822 to 169.829deleted text endnew text begin by the commissioner for winter weight increases
under section 169.826, subdivision 1
new text end.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 169.86, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Fee; proceeds deposited; appropriation.

The 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 for:

(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) deleted text beginmotor vehicles operating with gross weights authorized under section 169.826,
subdivision 1a
;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4)deleted text end special pulpwood vehicles described in section 169.863;

deleted text begin (5)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end motor vehicles bearing snowplow blades not exceeding ten feet in width; and

deleted text begin (6)deleted text endnew text begin (5)new text end 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 and manufactured storage buildings;

(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
weight
limitations on
axles
Two new text beginor
more
new text endconsecutive
axles
spaced
within 8
feet or
less
Three
consecutive
axles
spaced
deleted text begin within
deleted text endnew text begin more than
8 feet but
less than
new text end
9 feet deleted text beginor
less
deleted text end
Four
consecutive
axles spaced
within 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 state.

(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
pounds.

(i) For vehicles exclusively transporting implements of husbandry, 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 follows:

(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.

(k) deleted text beginBeginning August 1, 2006, $200deleted text endnew text begin $300new text end for an annual permit for a vehicle
operating under authority of section 169.824, subdivision 2, deleted text beginparagraph (a),deleted text end clause (2).

Sec. 9.

new text begin [169.865] EXTENDED WEIGHT LIMIT PERMITS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Six-axle vehicles. new text end

new text begin (a) A road authority may issue an annual permit
authorizing a vehicle or combination of vehicles with a total of six axles to be operated
with a gross vehicle weight of up to:
new text end

new text begin (1) 90,000 pounds; and
new text end

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

new text begin (b) Notwithstanding subdivision 4, paragraph (a), clause (3), a vehicle or
combination of vehicles operated under this subdivision and transporting only sealed
intermodal containers may be operated on an interstate highway if allowed by the United
States Department of Transportation.
new text end

new text begin (c) The fee for a permit issued under this subdivision is $300.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Seven-axle vehicles. new text end

new text begin (a) A road authority may issue an annual permit
authorizing a vehicle or combination of vehicles with a total of seven axles to be operated
with a gross vehicle weight of up to:
new text end

new text begin (1) 97,000 pounds; and
new text end

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

new text begin (b) Drivers of vehicles operating under this subdivision must comply with driver
qualification requirements adopted under section 221.0314, subdivisions 2 to 5.
new text end

new text begin (c) The fee for a permit issued under this subdivision is $500.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Single-unit vehicles. new text end

new text begin (a) A road authority may issue an annual permit
authorizing a single-unit vehicle with a total of seven axles up to 45 feet in length to be
operated with a gross vehicle weight of up to:
new text end

new text begin (1) 80,000 pounds; and
new text end

new text begin (2) 88,000 pounds during the period set by the commissioner under section 169.826,
subdivisions 1 and 1a.
new text end

new text begin (b) Drivers of vehicles operating under this subdivision must comply with driver
qualification requirements adopted under section 221.0314, subdivisions 2 to 5.
new text end

new text begin (c) The fee for a permit issued under this subdivision is $300.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Requirements; restrictions. new text end

new text begin (a) A vehicle or combination of vehicles
operating under this section:
new text end

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 under section 169.84;
new text end

new text begin (4) may only be operated on trunk highways other than interstate highways, and on
local roads designated under section 169.832, subdivision 11;
new text end

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, parts 567.4 to 567.7;
new text end

new text begin (6) must be issued a permit from each road authority having jurisdiction over a road
on which the vehicle is operated, if required;
new text end

new text begin (7) must comply with the requirements of section 169.851, subdivision 4; and
new text end

new text begin (8) must have brakes on all wheels.
new text end

new text begin (b) The percentage allowances for exceeding gross weights if transporting unfinished
forest products under section 168.013, subdivision 3, paragraph (b), or for the first haul of
unprocessed or raw farm products or unfinished forest products under section 168.013,
subdivision 3, paragraph (d), clause (3), do not apply to a vehicle or combination of
vehicles operated under this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Deposit of revenues; appropriation. new text end

new text begin (a) Revenue from the permits issued
under this section must be deposited:
new text end

new text begin (1) in fiscal years 2007 through 2010, in the bridge inspection and signing account
in the special revenue fund; and
new text end

new text begin (2) in fiscal year 2011 and subsequent years, in the trunk highway fund.
new text end

new text begin (b) The revenue in the bridge inspection and signing account under this section is
annually appropriated to the commissioner for:
new text end

new text begin (1) 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
new text end

new text begin (2) erection of weight posting signs on local bridges.
new text end

Sec. 10. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin Sections 1 to 9 are effective July 1, 2007.
new text end