January 20, 2000






HOUSE BILL No. 1187

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DIGEST OF HB 1187 (Updated January 19, 2000 9:05 AM - DI 92)



Citations Affected: IC 9-20.

Synopsis: Recreational vehicles. Permits a recreational vehicle not longer than 45 feet to operate on a highway. Permits a recreational vehicle with appurtenances to exceed the maximum width limitation of 102 inches under certain circumstances.

Effective: July 1, 2000.





Cook, Fry, Mock, Ulmer




    January 10, 2000, read first time and referred to Committee on Roads and Transportation.
    January 19, 2000, amended, reported _ Do Pass.






January 20, 2000

Second Regular Session 111th General Assembly (2000)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1187



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning motor vehicles.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. IC 9-20-3-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2000]: Sec. 2. (a) The maximum width limitation, except width exclusive devices in accordance with 23 CFR 658.15 or United States Public Law 98-17, is eight (8) feet, six (6) inches.
    (b) The width limits in subsection (a) do not apply to the following:
        (1)
Machinery or equipment used in utility construction or maintenance if the violation is the result of oversize tires.
         (2) A recreational vehicle with appurtenances that make the vehicle wider than the maximum width limitation described in subsection (a), if:
            (A) the appurtenances do not extend beyond the manufacturer installed exterior rear view mirrors of the recreational vehicle; and
            (B) the manufacturer installed exterior rear view mirrors extend to only the distance necessary to afford the required field of view for the vehicle before the appurtenances were

attached to the vehicle.
    SECTION 2. IC 9-20-3-4 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2000]: Sec. 4. A single vehicle operated under the vehicle's own motive power may not exceed a length of forty (40) feet, except length exclusive devices in accordance with 23 CFR 658.13. However:
        (1) a recreational vehicle may not exceed forty (40) forty-five (45) feet;
        (2) a vehicle used by railroad companies to transport steel rails in connection with a railroad construction, reconstruction, or maintenance project may not exceed forty (40) feet;
        (3) a bus is subject to IC 9-20-8-2; and
        (4) a single vehicle equipped with permanently installed specialized equipment used for lifting, reaching, pumping, or spraying is allowed an additional five (5) feet for overhang of the equipment. An allowable overhang may not be used to transport cargo.