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H.R. 2453: Safe Routes Act of 2019

The text of the bill below is as of May 1, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2453

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 1, 2019

(for himself, Mr. Courtney, Mr. Sensenbrenner, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, and Mr. Golden) 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 Safe Routes Act of 2019.

2.

Vehicle weight exemptions

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

(v)

Certain logging vehicles

(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)

is traveling a distance not greater than 150 air miles on the Interstate from origin to a storage or processing facility; and

(C)

meets State legal weight tolerances and vehicle configurations for transporting raw or unfinished forest products within the State boundaries in which the vehicle is operating.

(3)

Application of weight tolerances

The waiver in this subsection shall only apply with respect to a State legal weight tolerance in effect on the date of enactment of this subsection.

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