SB55: Tank wagons; increases total gross weight for overweight permits.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. That § 46.2-1144.1 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:
§ 46.2-1144.1. Overweight permits for tank wagons.
The Commissioner, upon written application and payment of a fee by the owner of tank wagon vehicles as defined in § 58.1-2201, shall issue overweight permits for operation of said vehicles.
The overweight permit fees shall be based on a fee schedule established by the Commonwealth Transportation Commissioner. Such fees shall be dedicated to and deposited into the Highway Maintenance and Operating Fund.
The Commissioner may also assess a separate application fee for applications pursuant to this section that covers the administrative expenses of the Department. Funds from the application fee are to be designated as specified in § 46.2-1149.3.
No permit issued under this section shall authorize a single
axle weight of more than 24,000 pounds and a total gross weight in excess of
pounds. Permits issued under this section shall be valid for one year from the
date of issuance. No permit issued under this section shall authorize violation
of any weight limitation, promulgated and posted in accordance with §
46.2-1130, applicable to bridges or culverts. This permit shall not be combined
with any other overweight permit or extension of weight limits.