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H.R. 5201 (113th): Right to Haul Act of 2014


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 24, 2014 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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113th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5201

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 24, 2014

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To amend title 23, United States Code, to exempt agricultural loads traveling on Federal highways if State agricultural regulations are met.

1.

Short Title

This Act may be cited as the Right to Haul Act of 2014 .

2.

Exempting Agricultural Loads

(a)

Weight Exemptions

Section 127 of title 23, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

(j)

State agricultural exemptions

(1)

In general

Notwithstanding subsection (a), individual State weight limitations for an agricultural commodity that are applicable to State highways shall be applicable to the Interstate System within the State’s borders for vehicles carrying an agricultural commodity.

(2)

Agricultural commodity defined

The term agricultural commodity means any agricultural commodity (including horticulture, aquaculture, and floriculture), food, feed, fiber, forestry products, livestock (including elk, reindeer, bison, horses, or deer), or insects, and any product thereof.

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