Indiana House Bill
Permits for loads. Authorizes the Indiana department of transportation (department) or a local authority to grant permits for transporting overweight divisible loads. Provides definitions for equivalent single axle load mile (mile) and overweight divisible load for purposes of transportation. Authorizes the department to adopt emergency rules and requires the department to adopt emergency rules for the: (1) issuance, fee structure, and enforcement of permits for overweight divisible loads; (2) fee structure of permits for loads on extra heavy duty highways; and (3) fee structure of permits for overweight loads; and provides that these emergency rules expire only with the adoption of a new superseding rule. Requires the department to charge five cents per mile for a permit for an overweight divisible load and provides that the annual fee for an overweight divisible load permit may not exceed $470. Requires the department to study the impact of overweight divisible loads on Indiana's transportation infrastructure and economy not later than December 31, 2014, and to: (1) consider the results of the study in adopting rules to establish fees for overweight divisible load permits; and (2) report the results of the study to the general assembly in an electronic format.
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