H.R. 612: Safe and Efficient Transportation Act of 2013

Feb 12, 2013
Referred to Committee
0% chance of being enacted
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Michael Michaud
Representative for Maine's 2nd congressional district
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Feb 12, 2013
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H.R. 763 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 17, 2011


This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 12, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Feb 12, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 12, 2013
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1% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

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Full Title

To amend title 23, United States Code, with respect to vehicle weight limitations applicable to the Interstate System, and for other purposes.


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18 cosponsors (14R, 4D) (show)

House Transportation and Infrastructure

Highways and Transit

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Library of Congress Summary

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Safe and Efficient Transportation Act of 2013 - Allows a state to authorize a vehicle with a maximum gross weight (including enforcement tolerances) exceeding certain federal weight limitations to operate on Interstate Highway System (IHS) routes in the state if:
(1) the vehicle is equipped with at least six axles,
(2) the weight of any single axle does not exceed 20,000 pounds,
(3) the weight of any tandem axle does not exceed 34,000 pounds,
(4) the weight of any group of 3 or more axles does not exceed 51,000 pounds, and
(5) the gross weight of the vehicle does not exceed 97,000 pounds.
Directs the Secretary of Transportation to establish a safe and efficient vehicle bridge infrastructure improvement program. Requires the Secretary to apportion amounts from the Safe and Efficient Vehicle Trust Fund to states for eligible bridge replacement or rehabilitation projects.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) impose a tax on any vehicles that exceed federal weight limitations (gross vehicle weight in excess of 80,000 pounds) operating on the IHS, and (2) establish the Safe and Efficient Vehicle Trust Fund.

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