Coal trucks, overweight; permit not valid for distance more than 85 miles from railroad, etc. (HB144)

Introduced By

Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Overweight coal trucks. Eliminates the 85-mile distance limit for coal truck permits. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/21/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 088365588
12/21/2007Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/14/2008Assigned Transportation sub: 2
02/05/2008Reported from Transportation (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2008Read first time
02/08/2008Read second time and engrossed
02/11/2008Read third time and passed House (82-Y 15-N)
02/11/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (82-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2008Communicated to Senate
02/12/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2008Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/28/2008Reported from Transportation with amendment (15-Y 0-N)
03/03/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/2008Read third time
03/04/2008Reading of amendment waived
03/04/2008Committee amendment agreed to
03/04/2008Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/04/2008Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N)
03/05/2008Placed on Calendar
03/05/2008Senate amendment agreed to by House (92-Y 4-N)
03/05/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (92-Y 4-N)
03/07/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB144ER)
03/07/2008Signed by Speaker
03/09/2008Signed by President
03/27/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 716 (effective 7/1/08)


Star Womanspirit writes:

Heavy trucks cause heavy road damage...don't eliminate the limit that an overweight truck can travel. They need to make a payment for the extra road damage if you are going to allow them to drive longer distances...