SB 225
Modifies provisions relating to transportation
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Last Action:
6/29/2017 - Signed by Governor
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2017
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Current Bill Summary

CCS/HCS/SB 225 - This act modifies provisions relating to transportation.


This act allows the assessed valuation of any tractor or trailer owned by a corporation and used in interjurisdictional commerce to be apportioned to Missouri based on the average per vehicle distance chart provided under the International Registration Plan, or any other reasonable source of distance data, when historical distance records are unavailable.

These provisions are identical to SCS/SB 311 (2017) and similar to HB 835 (2017).

COLLEGE SIGNAGE (Section 226.520)

This act provides that 2-year colleges shall qualify for substantially the same road signs as traditional 4-year colleges, irrespective of differences in student housing or types of degrees offered.

These provisions are similar to SCS/SB 355 (2017) and HCS/HB 1039 (2017).

VEHICLE COMPOSITION REQUIREMENTS (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 state 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 state 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.

These provisions are similar to SB 399 (2017), HB 542 (2017), and provisions in CCS/SB 8 (2017), CCS/SB 222 (2017), and SCS/HB 256 (2017).


This act allows camping trailers more than twenty-five years old to be permanently registered and be issued historic trailer license plates.

These provisions are similar to HCS/HB 225 (2017), HB 1400 (2016), HB 1425 (2016), and to provisions in SCS/HB 1745 (2016), HCS/HB 2757 (2016), HCS/SB 640 (2016), SS/SCS/HCS/HB 2380 (2016), SS/HB 1733 (2016), SCS/HB 1745 (2016), HCS/HB 2757 (2016), and HCS/SS/SCS/SB 278 (2015).


Current law allows repeat DUI offenders required to have an ignition interlock device installed on his or her vehicle to apply for an exemption to allow him or her to operate a vehicle owned by his or her employer. Such variances shall not be granted where the offender is self-employed or owns the business entity that owns the vehicle.

This act specifies that variances shall also not be granted when the offender controls the business entity.

This provision is identical to SB 474 (2017), HB 875 (2017), and to provisions in SS/SCS/HCS/HB 115 (2017), SCS/HB 256 (2017), SS/SCS/HB 302 (2017), and CCS/SCS#2/SB 128 (2017). This provision is similar to HCS/HB 875 (2017), and to provisions in HCB 1 (2017), and HCB 9 (2017).

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 provisions contained in SCS/HB 256 (2017), HB 824 (2017) and CCS/SB 222 (2017), and is substantially similar to SB 379 (2017), and to provisions in the Perfected HCS/HB 576 (2017), and in CCS/SB 8 (2017).


This act adds vehicles owned and operated by the Civil Support Team of the Missouri National Guard when used during operations involving hazardous materials to the definition of "emergency vehicle".

This provision is identical to HB 110 (2017), and HB 1733 (2016).

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/SB 8 (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 (2016), and HCS/SS/SB 659 (2016).

COMMERCIAL ZONES (Section 304.190)

This act expands the commercial zone of Kansas City to include the cities of Lone Jack and Strasburg.

This provision is similar to a provision in CCS/HCS/SB 867 (2016).


This act permits certain decorated veterans to park in parking garages for free at public colleges and universities in this state.

These provisions are identical to HB 805 (2017).