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HF 2708

2nd Engrossment - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 03/28/2014 12:23pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to motor vehicles; allowing same expiration date for certain overweight
permits as for the vehicle's plate registration date; providing for proportional fees;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 169.826, by adding a subdivision;
169.8261, by adding a subdivision; 169.86, subdivision 5; 169.863, by adding
a subdivision; 169.865, subdivisions 1, 2, by adding a subdivision; 169.866,
subdivision 3, by adding a subdivision.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.826, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Expiration date. new text end

new text begin 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.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.8261, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Expiration date. new text end

new text begin 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.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.86, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Fees; proceeds deposited; appropriation.

The commissioner, with
respect to highways under the commissioner's jurisdiction, may charge a fee for each
permit issued. new text beginThe fee for an annual permit that expires by law on the date of the
vehicle registration expiration must be based on the proportion of the year that remains
until the expiration date.
new text endUnless otherwise specified, all fees for permits issued by the
commissioner of transportation must 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 are:

(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 that 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;

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

(7) motor vehicles carrying bales of agricultural products authorized under section
169.862; and

(8) special milk-hauling vehicles authorized under section 169.867.

(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;

(5) double-deck buses;

(6) commercial boat hauling and transporting waterfront structures, including, but
not limited to, portable boat docks and boat lifts;

(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); and

(8) vehicles operating on that portion of marked Trunk Highway 36 described in
section 169.81, subdivision 3, paragraph (e).

(e) For vehicles that have axle weights exceeding the weight limitations of sections
169.823 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
consecutive
axles spaced
within 8 feet
or less
Three
consecutive
axles spaced
within 9 feet
or less
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, mobile cranes; construction equipment, machinery, and
supplies; implements of husbandry; and commercial boat hauling. 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
145,001
- 155,000
$900

If the gross weight of the vehicle is more than 155,000 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) $300 for a motor vehicle described in section 169.8261. The fee under this
paragraph must be deposited as follows:

(1) 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; and

(2) all remaining money in each fiscal year must be deposited in the bridge
inspection and signing account as provided under subdivision 5b.

(j) Beginning August 1, 2006, $200 for an annual permit for a vehicle operating
under authority of section 169.824, subdivision 2, paragraph (a), clause (2).

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.863, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Expiration date. new text end

new text begin 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.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.865, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

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 raw
or unprocessed agricultural products 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) Notwithstanding subdivision 3, paragraph (a), clause (4), 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.

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

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.865, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

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 raw or unprocessed agricultural products 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) Drivers of vehicles operating under this subdivision must comply with driver
qualification requirements adopted under section 221.0314, subdivisions 2 to 5, and Code
of Federal Regulations, title 49, parts 40 and 382.

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

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.865, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Expiration date. new text end

new text begin 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.
new text end

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.866, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Permit fee; appropriation.

Vehicle permits issued under subdivision 1
must be annual permits. The fee is $850 for each vehiclenew text begin, or a proportional amount as
provided in section 169.86, subdivision 5,
new text end and must be deposited in the trunk highway
fund. An amount sufficient to administer the permit program is appropriated from the
trunk highway fund to the commissioner for the costs of administering the permit program.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.866, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Expiration date. new text end

new text begin 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.
new text end

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

new text begin Sections 1 to 9 are effective November 30, 2016, and apply to permits issued on
and after that date.
new text end