SB 8 Enacts provisions relating to transportation
Sponsor: Munzlinger
LR Number: 0101S.03T Fiscal Notes
Committee: Transportation, Infrastructure and Public Safety
Last Action: 6/28/2017 - Signed by Governor Journal Page: S1904
Title: CCS SB 8 Calendar Position: 1
Effective Date: Emergency clause
House Handler: Rhoads

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CCS/SB 8 - This act enacts provisions relating to transportation.

TAXATION OF PROPANE USED AS MOTOR FUEL (Sections 142.800, 142.803, and 142.869)

This act establishes a five cent per gallon motor fuel tax on propane fuel used to propel motor vehicles, to be increased to seventeen cents per gallon by January 1, 2025. Owners and operators of propane-fueled vehicles may continue to apply for and use alternative fuel decals in lieu of paying the motor fuel tax. If the owner or operator of a propane-fueled vehicle bearing an alternative fuel decal refuels at an unattended propane refueling station at which the motor fuel tax is collected at the point of sale, such owner or operator shall not be eligible for a refund of such tax paid.

These provisions are identical to SCS/SB 435 (2017), HCS/HB 694 (2017), and provisions in CCS/SB 8 (2017), and similar to HB 579 (2017).

COMPLIANCE WITH THE FEDERAL FAST ACT (Sections 287.020, 287.040, 288.035, 301.010, 301.031, 301.227, 301.550, 304.170, 304.180, and 407.816)

This act changes what entity may designate the roads on which a 14-foot length limit applies; and who shall issue permits for the movement of sludge disposal units, pump trucks, well-driller's equipment, and utility wires, poles, and equipment; from the chief engineer of MODOT to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission.

This act also provides that stinger-steered combination automobile transporters up to 80 feet long may be operated on or within 10 miles of interstates and other highways designated by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, and that automobile transporters may carry cargo on a backhaul, so long as it complies with weight limitations for regular tractor-trailers. No towaway trailer transporter combination vehicles operating on the interstate or designated primary highway system shall exceed a length of 82 feet.

This act also prescribes separate weight limits for emergency vehicles, and for vehicles powered by natural gas.

This act also modifies several cross-references to the definition of "subdivision (42) of section 301.010" to refer to section 301.010 as a whole.

These provisions are identical to the Perfected HCS/HB 542 (2017). These provisions are similar to SB 399 (2017), HB 542 (2017), and to provisions in CCS/SB 222 (2017) and SCS/HB 256 (2017).

LOG TRUCK PERMITS (Sections 301.010 and 301.062)

This act authorizes a local log truck to obtain an extended distance local log truck permit for an additional $300. This permit allows the truck to transport harvested and processed forest products outside the 100-mile radius at weight limits specified for commercial vehicles.

These provisions are identical to HCS/HB 1114 (2017) and provisions in HCS/SS/SB 124 (2017), and similar to HB 2412 (2016).

AUTOCYCLES (Section 304.005)

This act modifies the definition of "autocycle" to include partially or completely enclosed vehicles with a non-straddle-type seating area.

This act removes statutory requirements for certain safety features, and instead requires that the vehicle meet applicable National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requirements or federal motorcycle safety standards.

These provisions are identical to SB 379 (2017), provisions in SCS/HB 256 (2017), and in the Perfected HCS/HB 576 (2017). These provisions are similar to HB 824 (2017) and to provisions in CCS/SB 222 (2017).

LIGHTING FOR SERVICE VEHICLES (Sections 304.022 and 307.175)

Under current law, motor vehicles and equipment owned by the State Highways and Transportation Commission or a contractor or subcontractor performing work for the Department of Transportation may use or display fixed, flashing, or rotating amber or white lights only when the vehicle is stationary in a work zone and while highway workers are present. This act permits use of such lights at any time. The act also permits such use of amber and white lights, as well as red and blue lights from dusk until dawn, by motor vehicles and equipment which are leased by the commission or a contractor or subcontractor.

This act authorizes the display of amber or amber and white lights on stationary vehicles operated by utility workers performing work for the utility.

These provisions contain an emergency clause.

These provisions are similar to provisions in CCS/SB 222 (2017), CCS/SB 225 (2017), SB 61 (2017), SB 187 (2017), HB 85 (2017), HB 110 (2017), HB 256 (2017), HCS/SB 676 (2016), CCS/HCS/SS/SB 732 (2016), SB 1071 (2016), HB 1449 (2016), and HB 1733 (2016), and HB 241 (2015).

COMMERCIAL TRUCK ROUTES (Section 304.120)

This act specifies that a commercial motor vehicle's use of a specially-designated route shall not be deemed a nuisance or evidence of a nuisance.

This act is identical to SB 391 (2017), HB 791 (2017), and a provision in CCS/HCS/SB 283 (2017).

AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY AND IMPLEMENTS ON STATE HIGHWAYS (Section 304.170)

This act provides that agricultural machinery and implements may be operated on state highways between the hours of sunset and sunrise for agricultural purposes provided such vehicles are equipped with lighting meeting the requirements of section 307.115.

This provision is identical to HB 1224 (2017), and to provisions in CCS/SB 222 (2017), the Perfected HCS/HB 275 (2017), and the Perfected HB 824 (2017).

ARTICULATED BUSES (Section 304.170)

This act modifies motor vehicle length regulations to allow for operation of articulated buses of up to sixty feet in length, not including safety bumpers and bicycle storage racks.

This provision is identical to SB 225 (2017), and to provisions in CCS/HCS/SB 225 (2017), CCS/SB 222 (2017), SCS/HB 256 (2017), HCS/SCS/SB 399 (2017), and HCS/HB 574 (2017). This provision is similar to HB 409 (2017) and HB 806 (2017), and to provisions in HCS/HB 1732 (2016), SS/HB 1733 (2016), SCS/HB 1745 (2016), HCS/SB 640 (2017), and HCS/SS/SB 659 (2016).

LED LIGHTING EQUIPMENT (Section 307.005)

This act provides that lamps, lights, and other pieces of vehicle lighting equipment that consist of multiple light-emitting diodes shall be deemed to be operating properly so long as at least seventy-five percent of the light-emitting diodes are operating properly.

This provision is identical to SB 222 (2017), HB 664 (2017), and provisions in SCS/HB 256 (2017).

ERIC VANDER WEERD