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THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE BILL
No.
1077
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY MARSHALL, TURZAI, BERNSTINE, MASSER, MURT, KEEFER
AND MILLARD, APRIL 5, 2019
AS REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES, AS AMENDED, APRIL 30, 2019
AN ACT
Amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated
Statutes, in fees, further providing for annual hauling
permits; and, in size, weight and load, further providing FOR
MAXIMUM GROSS WEIGHT OF VEHICLES AND for permit for movement
during course of manufacture and providing for permit for
movement of hot ingots or hot boxes.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 1943 of Title 75 of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes is amended by adding a subsection to read:
§ 1943. Annual hauling permits.
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(s) Hot ingots.--The annual fee for the movement of hot
ingots or hot boxes as provided for in section 4979.7 (relating
to permit for movement of hot ingots or hot boxes) shall be:
(1) $1,186 for movement of a single or multiple hot
ingots or hot boxes up to 50 miles.
(2) $1,774 for movement of a single or multiple hot
ingots or hot boxes over 50 miles to 125 miles.
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Section 2. Section SECTIONS 4941(D)(1) AND Section 4968(a.1)
(1) and (3), (a.2)(5) and (b) of Title 75 are amended to read:
§ 4941. MAXIMUM GROSS WEIGHT OF VEHICLES.
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(D) NATURAL GAS AND ELECTRIC VEHICLES.--
(1) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW, A
VEHICLE THAT IS OPERATED BY AN ENGINE FUELED PRIMARILY BY
COMPRESSED OR LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS OR AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE
MAY EXCEED THE GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT LIMITS IMPOSED UNDER THIS
SECTION BY AN AMOUNT, NOT TO EXCEED A MAXIMUM OF 2,000
POUNDS, THAT IS EQUAL TO THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE WEIGHT OF
THE VEHICLE ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE NATURAL GAS TANK AND FUELING
SYSTEM OR THE BATTERY OR BATTERY PACK CARRIED BY THE VEHICLE
AND THE WEIGHT OF A COMPARABLE DIESEL TANK AND FUELING
SYSTEM.
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§ 4968. Permit for movement during course of manufacture.
(a.1) General rule.--An annual permit may be issued
authorizing movement on specified highways of:
(1) boats, trailers, mobile homes, modular housing units
and undercarriages, helicopters, [hot ingots, a hot box,]
basic oxygen furnace lances, railway equipment and rails or
other articles, vehicles or combinations which exceed the
maximum height, width or length specified in Subchapter B
(relating to width, height and length) while they are in the
course of manufacture and under contract with or under the
direct control of the manufacturer, provided that they do not
exceed the maximum weight specified in Subchapter C (relating
to maximum weights of vehicles) unless they also qualify
under paragraph (3);
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(3) aircraft refueling vehicles or vehicles and
combinations carrying milk, raw coal, flat-rolled steel
coils, steel slabs, [hot ingots, a hot box,] pulpwood and
wood chips, raw water or cryogenic liquid or sugar which
exceed the maximum weight specified in Subchapter C while
they are in the course of manufacture and under contract with
or under the direct control of the manufacturer, provided
that they do not exceed the maximum height, width or length
specified in Subchapter B unless they also qualify under
paragraph (1), subject to the provisions in subsection (a.2).
(a.2) Specifications.--
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[(5) A combination of vehicles which is hauling a hot
ingot or a hot box may be permitted by the department and
local authorities to move upon highways within their
respective jurisdictions a distance not exceeding 25 miles if
the gross weight does not exceed 150,000 pounds and the
weight of any nonsteering axle does not exceed 21,000 pounds.
No permit may be issued for this type of movement upon an
interstate highway.]
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(b) Definitions.--As used in this section, the following
words and phrases shall have the meanings given to them in this
subsection:
"Bulk milk." The term shall mean milk, as defined in section
1 of the act of July 2, 1935 (P.L.589, No.210), referred to as
the Milk Sanitation Law, which is not transported in packages.
"Condensed milk" and "evaporated milk." The term shall mean
manufactured dairy products as defined in section 1 of the act
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of July 2, 1935 (P.L.589, No.210), referred to as the Milk
Sanitation Law, which is not transported in packages.
["Hot box." Consists of an enclosure consisting of welded
steel plate chained to a semitrailer with a removable lid lined
with refraction for purposes of insulation and retention of
heat.]
"Milk." The term shall mean any of the following:
(1) Bulk milk.
(2) Evaporated milk.
(3) Raw milk.
(4) Condensed milk.
"Raw milk." Has the meaning given to it in the act of July
2, 1935 (P.L.589, No.210), referred to as the Milk Sanitation
Law.
"Sugar." The term shall refer to granulated raw, semi-
refined or refined sugar derived from the processing of sugar
cane or sugar beets, requiring further processing and not
intended for direct consumption or retail sale.
Section 3. Title 75 is amended by adding a section to read:
§ 4979.7. Permit for movement of hot ingots or hot boxes.
(a) General rule.--An annual permit may be issued
authorizing the movement on specified highways of hot ingots or
hot boxes. PERMITS ISSUED UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL NOT EXCEED A
DISTANCE OF 125 MILES.
(b) Specifications.--The weight of any vehicle permitted
under this section may not exceed 107,000 pounds overall gross
weight and shall have the following maximum axle weight limits
for all nonsteering axles:
Single axle 21,000 pounds
Tandem axles 42,000 pounds
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Tridem axles 53,000 pounds
Quad axles 63,000 pounds
(c) Operation limitations.--No permit may be issued for this
type of movement upon an interstate highway.
(d) Definitions.--As used in this section, the following
words and phrases shall have the meanings given to them in this
subsection unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
"Hot box." An enclosure consisting of welded steel plate
chained to a semitrailer with a removable lid lined with
refraction for purposes of insulation and retention of heat.
Section 4. This act shall take effect in 60 days.
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