Trucks; overweight permits for those hauling coal and certain other products. (HB1162)

Introduced By

Del. Will Morefield (R-North Tazewell)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Weight limits of coal trucks. Provides that if the load of a coal truck does not rise above the top of the bed or the line painted to indicate the maximum permissible height of the load, there is an irrebuttable presumption, rather than prima facie evidence, that the weight of the vehicle is within applicable limits. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/15/2014Presented and ordered printed 14103533D
01/15/2014Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/24/2014Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #4
01/29/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB1162)
01/30/2014Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/12/2014Left in Transportation


Waldo Jaquith writes:

An "irrebuttable presumption"? Does this mean that, no matter what evidence exists to the contrary, such a driver can never be ticketed with driving an overweight vehicle? I can certainly see how it might be sensible to establish the presumption that it's within weight limits, but "irrebuttable"?