Maine LD 554: An Act Concerning Commercial Vehicles at Canadian Weight Limits Traveling to Certain Points in the State

LD 554 (subjects: MOTOR CARRIERS , WEIGHT )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=554&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Joyce Maker of Calais: (R – District 140) — e-mail

9 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/26/2015 House Committee on Transportation suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on TRANSPORTATION.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
2/26/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Collins of York, REFERRED to the Committee on Transportation, in concurrence.
4/23/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
4/28/2015 House Committee on Bills in the Second Reading Reports no further verbal amendments necessary Representative McLEAN of Gorham, Chair, House of Representatives Report Accepted.
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-85).
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/29/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED , in concurrence.
READ ONCE
Committee Amendment “A” (H-85) READ and ADOPTED , in concurrence.
ASSIGNED FOR SECOND READING NEXT LEGISLATIVE DAY.
4/30/2015 Senate COMMITTEE ON BILLS IN THE SECOND READING REPORTS NO FURTHER VERBAL AMENDMENTS NECESSARY, Senator Saviello, Senate Chair. REPORT ACCEPTED.
READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-85), in concurrence.
Ordered sent down forthwith.
5/5/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/6/2015 Senate On motion by Senator COLLINS of York PLACED ON THE SPECIAL HIGHWAY TABLE pending ENACTMENT – Emergency -2/3 Elected Required , in concurrence.
5/27/2015 Senate On motion by Senator COLLINS of York TAKEN FROM THE SPECIAL HIGHWAY TABLE
PASSED TO BE ENACTED – Emergency -2/3 Elected Required , in concurrence.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 554 as originally introduced. L.D. 554 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (H-85) .

An Act Concerning Commercial Vehicles at Canadian Weight Limits Traveling to Certain Points in the State

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 29-A MRSA 2354-C, sub- 1, A, as amended by PL 2011, c. 356, 22, is further amended to read:

A. The only allowable routes of travel are from the United States-Canada border in Calais north on U.S. Route 1 to Access Road in Baileyville, east on Access Road to Domtar Woodland Mill Pulp LLC mill or its successor on Main Street and north on Main Street to the Louisiana-Pacific Oriented Strand Board mill or its successor former oriented strand board facility in Baileyville; from the United States-Canada border in Madawaska then directly north or south into the Fraser Papers Twin Rivers facility or its successor in Madawaska or up Bridge Street to Mill Street in Madawaska in order to reverse direction; and from the United States-Canada border in Van Buren on Bridge Street, west to Main Street, also designated as Route 1, then north on Main Street approximately 1 1/2 miles from the border.

Sec. 2. 29-A MRSA 2354-C, sub- 1, B and C, as enacted by PL 2009, c. 326, 2, are amended to read:

B. Allowable truck configuration is limited to:

(1) A 3-axle truck tractor with a 3-axle semitrailer at a gross vehicle weight of 108,900 pounds . The individual weight distribution maximum limits are as follows: for the steering axle, 12,375 pounds; for the drive axles, 40,500 pounds; and for the semitrailer axles, 58,500 pounds, but in no case may the total of these values exceed 108,900 pounds; and

(2) A 3-axle truck tractor with a semitrailer-semitrailer combination, configured as a B-train double with 8 axles total, at a gross vehicle weight of 137,700 pounds. The weight of the 2nd semitrailer may not exceed the weight of the first semitrailer . ; and

(3) A 3-axle truck tractor with a 4-axle semitrailer at a gross vehicle weight of 122,380 pounds. The individual weight distribution maximum limits are as follows: for the steering axle, 12,375 pounds; for the drive axles, 40,500 pounds; and for the semitrailer axles, 72,000 pounds, but in no case may the total of these values exceed 122,380 pounds.

C. Maine axle weight limits, axle group limits, commodity allowances, maximum dimensions and all other commercial vehicle limits and requirements apply, except that the B-train double overall length limit must be not greater than 82.02 feet, or 25 meters , and the 4-axle semitrailer length limit must be not greater than 53.15 feet, or 16.2 meters.

summary

This bill changes the weight limits that certain commercial vehicles may have when traveling from the United States-Canada border to certain points in the State.

Patterns of Support

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Note: Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA) Qualified candidates only accept a small dollar value of initial contributions early in their campaigns, pledge not to accept further campaign contributions from private sources, and receive public funding for their campaigns. MCEA Non-Qualified candidates choose not to obtain public funding and instead are free to accept campaign contributions from individuals, party committees, political action committees and business sources.


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