SB 0946 Restricts big trucks to 65 mph on interstates and increases diesel fuel tax and other registration fees
Sponsor:Jacob Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number:3515S.03I Fiscal Note:3515-03
Last Action:02/05/02 - Hearing Conducted S Transportation Committee Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 2002
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Current Bill Summary

SB 946 - This act makes several changes regarding speed limits, registration fees, diesel fuel taxes, and other fees as it pertains to large commercial vehicles.

REPEAL OF MOTOR FUEL TAX SUNSET/DIESEL FUEL TAX INCREASE - The act repeals the sunset clause on motor fuel tax and have added language which would impose an additional tax of 3 cents on diesel fuel (making the motor fuel tax on diesel 20 cents per gallon) (Section 142.803).

REGISTRATION FEES FOR BEYOND LOCAL TRUCKS - The act raises registration fees on beyond local commercial motor vehicles by approximately 30 percent (Section 301.057).

TRIP PERMITS - The act raises fee for trip permits from $10 to $14.50 (Section 301.265).

COMMERCIAL DRIVERS' LICENSES - The act raises the fee for issuing or renewing a commercial driver's license from $40 to $60. Raises the fee for a duplicate CDL from $20 to $30 (Section 302.735).

TRUCK SPEED LIMITS - The act limits trucks registered over 24,000 pounds to 65 mph on rural freeways and interstates. Down from 70 mph. A person operating a truck in excess of 65 mph shall be fined $100 for every 5 miles in which the operator exceeds 65 mph. This fine is in addition to all other fines and court costs imposed for the speeding violation (Section 304.010).

DOCKET FEES - The act requires the Division of Motor Carrier and Railroad Safety to charge a docket fee of $200 (Section 622.030).

This act is similar to SB 305 (2001).