TX HB 2319

Author

Brandon Creighton
P.O. Box 12068, Capitol Station
Austin, TX 78711
512-463-0104

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Bill Text

Category

Truck Size and Weight

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State

TX

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Summary

Authorizes TxDMV to issue annual permit for international transportation of intermodal shipping containers moving by truck-tractor and semitrailer combination that has six axles, is equipped with certain safety systems, and is within certain gross weight and axle weight limits. Sets amount of permit fee.

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Issue

Amends the Transportation Code to authorize the TxDMV to issue an annual permit for the international transportation of intermodal shipping containers moving by a truck-tractor and semitrailer combination that has has six total axles and is equipped with a roll stability support safety system and truck blind spot systems only if the gross weight of the combination does not exceed
93,000 pounds; the distance between the front axle of the truck-tractor and the last axle of the semitrailer, measured longitudinally, is approximately 647 inches; the truck
-tractor is configured with one single axle that does not exceed 13,000 pounds; one two-axle group that does not exceed 37,000 pounds, in which no axle in the group exceeds 18,500 pounds; and the distance between the individual axles on the two-axle group of the truck-tractor, measured longitudinally, is not less than 51 inches and not more than 52 inches; and the semitrailer is configured with one three-axle group that does not exceed 49,195 pounds, in which no axle in the group exceeds 16,400 pounds; and the distance between the individual axles in the three-axle group of the semitrailer, measured longitudinally, is 60 inches. Requires TxDMV to restrict vehicles operating under this permit to routes that are located in a county with a population of more than 90,000, on the state highway system, and are not more than five miles from the border between Texas and Arkansas. Requires TxDMV to set the amount of the permit fee in an initial amount not to exceed $2,000; of which 90 percent would be deposited to the State Highway Fund , five percent deposited to the TxDMV Fund, and five percent to the appropriate county road and bridge fund. Beginning in 2022, on September 1 of each even-numbered year, TxDMV would be required to set the permit fee in an amount based on a reasonable estimate of the costs associated with the operation of the permitted vehicles over the authorized routes, including any increase in highway maintenance costs based on a study to be conducted by the TxDOT. Specifies that permit fees deposited to the SHF may only be used for transportation projects in the TxDOT districts designated on the permit applications.

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Notes

Effective immediately.

History

02/23/2017 Filed in House.
03/20/2017 Read first time in House. Referred to House Committee on Transportation.
03/30/2017 Considered in public hearing in House Committee on Transportation.
03/30/2017 Committee Substitute considered in House Committee on Transportation. Left pending in Committee.
04/13/2017 Considered in public hearing in House Committee on Transportation.
04/13/2017 Committee substitute considered in House Committee on Transportation.
04/13/2017 Recommended to be sent to House Committee on Local and Consent Calendar.
04/13/2017 Reported favorably as substituted.
04/19/2017 Committee report sent to House Committee on Local and Consent Calendar.
05/02/2017 Considered in House Committee on Local and Consent Calendars.05/04/2017 Placed on House Local, Consent, and Resolutions Calendar.
05/04/2017 Read second time in House. Passed to engrossment. Read third time. Passed House. Reported engrossed.
05/05/2017 Received in Senate from House.
05/15/2017 Read first time in Senate. Referred to Senate Committee on Transportation.
05/16/2017 Posting rule suspended.
05/17/2017 Considered in public hearing in Senate Committee on Transportation. Testimony taken. Reported favorably without amendments. Recommended for Senate Local and Uncontested Calendar.
05/19/2017 Placed on Senate Intent Calendar.
05/21/2017 Not again placed on Senate Intent Calendar.
05/23/2017 Placed on Senate Intent Calendar.
05/23/2017 Read second time in Senate. Amendments offered. Amended. Passed to third reading as amended. Three-day rule suspended.
05/23/2017 Read third time. Passed Senate as amended.
05/25/2017 House concurs in Senate amendments.
05/27/2017 Reported enrolled.
05/28/2017 Signed in House.
05/29/2017 Signed in Senate.
05/30/2017 Sent to Governor.
06/09/2017 Signed by the Governor.