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Engrossed House Bill (H)

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Overweight truck permits. Removes the list of commodities and the specific weight limitations for certain commodities from the definition of "overweight divisible load". Provides that the Indiana department of transportation (department) may issue an overweight permit for transporting overweight vehicles and loads carrying resources on certain highways in the state highway system. Provides that the department shall recalculate and apply permit fees for annual and trip permits based on the 2014 Purdue Study, and shall consider the impact of overweight divisible loads on roads and highways. Provides that not more than 118,950 trip permits may be issued annually for applicants Overweight truck permits. Removes the list of commodities and the specific weight limitations for certain commodities from the definition of "overweight divisible load". Provides that the Indiana department of transportation (department) may issue an overweight permit for transporting overweight vehicles and loads carrying resources on certain highways in the state highway system. Provides that the department shall recalculate and apply permit fees for annual and trip permits based on the 2014 Purdue Study, and shall consider the impact of overweight divisible loads on roads and highways. Provides that not more than 118,950 trip permits may be issued annually for applicants with a total equivalent single axle load calculation is more than 2.40 equivalent single axle load credit. Provides that if the number of permits issued comes close to the set limits, the department may give preference to those applicants that have obtained prior permits before January 1, 2021, for overweight divisible loads, not to exceed the number of permits previously issued to that applicant. Provides that the department may temporarily increase the number of overweight divisible load permits issued by order of the commissioner in response to an emergency or changes in market conditions. Provides that the department may limit the number of overweight divisible load permits issued to an individual applicant. Requires the department to adopt rules due to lack of transportation options for certain resources, supply chain interruptions, or supply dock backlogs. Provides that the department shall issue a report to the legislative council and the interim study committee on roads and transportation regarding the fee structure of overweight divisible load permits, and regarding the impact of overweight divisible loads on roads and highways by July 1, 2023.Requires, beginning July 1, 2022, annual reports from the department to the legislative council and the interim study committee on roads and transportation regarding market fluctuation in the number of overweight divisible load permits issued during the previous year. Requires, beginning July 1, 2022, annual reports from the Indiana state police department to the legislative council and the interim study committee on roads and transportation regarding the number of accidents involving applicants permitted for overweight divisible loads which should include the number of accidents resulting in property damage, and the number of accidents resulting in personal injury. Provides that a local authority may apply for grant permits for transporting overweight divisible loads on local streets under the control of the local authority. Makes conforming changes. ... View more