S. 880: Safe Highways and Infrastructure Preservation Act of 2013

Introduced:
May 07, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted
See Instead:

H.R. 1906 (same title)
Referred to Committee — May 09, 2013

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Sponsor
Frank Lautenberg
Senator from New Jersey
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
May 07, 2013
Length
27 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1906 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 09, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on May 7, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced May 07, 2013
Referred to Committee May 07, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

11% chance of getting past committee.
2% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

A bill to amend title 23 and 49, United States Code, to modify provisions relating to the length and weight limitations for vehicles operating on Federal-aid highways, and for other purposes.

Summary

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Cosponsors
3 cosponsors (3D) (show)
Committees

Senate Environment and Public Works

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Library of Congress Summary

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5/7/2013--Introduced.
Safe Highways and Infrastructure Preservation Act of 2013 - Prohibits a state from prescribing or enforcing any regulation that allows a restricted property-carrying unit (any trailer, semi-trailer, container, or other property-carrying unit longer than 53 feet, except for a fire-fighting unit) to operate on the National Highway System (NHS) (including the Interstate System), unless the operation of such unit is authorized by the state on June 1, 2008, and in actual and lawful operation on a regular or periodic basis (including seasonal operations) on or before that date.
Prohibits a state from allowing the operation of a commercial motor vehicle combination on the NHS (except a vehicle or load that cannot be dismantled or divided easily, and that has been issued a special permit under state law) with more than one property-carrying unit (excluding the truck tractor) whose property-carrying units are more than:
(1) the maximum combination trailer, semi-trailer, or other type of length limitation allowed by state law on June 1, 2008; or
(2) the length of the property-carrying units of those commercial motor vehicle combinations, by specific configuration, in actual and lawful operation on a regular or periodic basis (including continual seasonal operation) in such state on or before June 1, 2008.
Prohibits a state from allowing the operation of a vehicle or combination (other than a longer combination vehicle) exceeding Interstate weight limits on the Interstate System unless its operation was lawful:
(1) on July 1, 1956;
(2) in the case of the overall gross weight of any group of two or more consecutive axles, on January 4, 1975; or
(3) under a special permit pursuant to state (grandfather) law.
Declares that Interstate weight limitations on vehicles and combinations (other than longer combination vehicles) that operate on the Interstate System shall apply to such vehicles and combinations that operate on non-Interstate segments of the NHS, unless:
(1) such segments are subject to lower state weight limits; or
(2) a state allows the operation of any vehicle or combination on an existing non-Interstate segment of the NHS that could have been lawfully operated on June 1, 2008.

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