Citations Affected: IC 9-20.
Synopsis: Recreational vehicles and special permits. Permits a
recreational vehicle not longer than 45 feet to operate on a highway.
Permits a noncommercial recreational vehicle with appurtenances to
exceed the maximum width limitation of 102 inches under certain
circumstances. Changes the responsibility for granting permits for
transporting heavy vehicles and loads and oversized vehicles from the
Indiana department of transportation to the department of state revenue.
Authorizes the department of state revenue to issue annual permits to
manufacturers of recreational vehicles that exceed the maximum width
of 102 inches for transport from the manufacturing facility to the
person taking title of the vehicle.
Effective: July 1, 2000.
January 10, 2000, read first time and referred to Committee on Roads and Transportation.
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
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)
(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 noncommercial 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 exterior rear view mirrors of the recreational vehicle; and
(B) the 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.
[EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2000]: Sec. 4. (a) The
Indiana department of
transportation state revenue or an agency or a political subdivision
authorized by this article to grant permits to operate tractor-mobile
home rigs or permits for transporting heavy or oversize vehicles, loads,
or other objects not conforming to this article may issue emergency
permits to operate in or through Indiana without regard to
to a person during the period that the following conditions exist:
(1) A state of disaster emergency has been declared by the governor under IC 10-4-1-7.
(2) A state of emergency has been declared by the federal government for an area outside Indiana.
(3) The granting of emergency permits reasonably can be expected to provide relief of the conditions causing the declaration of the state of emergency.
Indiana department of transportation, state revenue, an
agency, or a political subdivision shall regulate movements by
emergency permits to avoid undue hazards.
SECTION 6. IC 9-20-6-6 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2000]: Sec. 6. (a) The
Indiana department of
transportation state revenue or local unit authorized to issue permits
under this chapter may issue permits for:
(1) transporting semitrailers or trailers designed to be used with semitrailers that exceed the width and length limitations imposed under this article; and
(2) commercial recreational vehicles that exceed the maximum width limitation set forth in IC 9-20-3-2 ;
from the manufacturing facility to the person taking title to the vehicle, including any other destination in the marketing cycle.
(b) A permit issued under this section may designate the route to be traversed and may contain any other restrictions or conditions required for the safe movement of the vehicle.
(c) A permit issued to the manufacturer under this section must be applied for and reissued annually after the permit's initial issuance.
(d) A limit is not imposed on the number of movements generated by a manufacturer that is issued an annual permit under this section.