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H.R. 3778 (114th): TIMBER Act of 2015

The text of the bill below is as of Oct 21, 2015 (Introduced).


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114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3778

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 21, 2015

(for himself and Mr. Ribble) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To amend title 23, United States Code, with respect to vehicle weight limitations for certain logging vehicles, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Trees on the Interstate Means a Better Economy and Roads Act of 2015 or the TIMBER Act of 2015.

2.

Vehicle weight limitations-Interstate System

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

(m)

Certain logging vehicles in Wisconsin

(1)

In general

The Secretary shall waive, with respect to a covered logging vehicle, the application of any vehicle weight limit established under this section.

(2)

Covered logging vehicle defined

In this subsection, the term covered logging vehicle means a vehicle that—

(A)

is transporting raw or unfinished forest products, including logs, pulpwood, biomass, or wood chips;

(B)

has a gross vehicle weight of not more than 98,000 pounds;

(C)

has not less than 6 axles; and

(D)

is operating on a segment of Interstate Route 39 in Wisconsin from mile marker 175.8 to mile marker 189.

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