LD 554 LR 1703(02)
An Act Concerning Commercial Vehicles at Canadian Weight Limits Traveling to Certain Points in the State
Fiscal Note for Bill as Amended by Committee Amendment " "
Committee: Transportation
Fiscal Note Required: Yes
Fiscal Note
Potential current biennium cost increase - Highway Fund
Potential current biennium cost increase - Federal Expenditures Fund
Potential current biennium revenue increase - Other Special Revenue Funds
Minor savings - General Fund
Minor revenue increase - General Fund
Correctional and Judicial Impact Statements
Eliminates traffic infractions.
A reduction in fines will decrease General Fund revenue by minor amounts.
Fiscal Detail and Notes
Allowing certain commercial vehicles with a 7-axle configuration to travel at a gross vehicle weight of 113,800 pounds could result in damage to the infrastructure leading to an increase in costs for repairing the affected road or bridge.  Any truck allowed to exceed gross vehicle weight limits would need to obtain a credential from the Secretary of State.  The Commissioner of Transportation would determine the fee by rule and it would be set to cover administrative costs, compliance monitoring and the additional cost of highway damage resulting from this allowance.