Bill Text: CA SB1356 | 2021-2022 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Gross vehicle weight.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2022-04-27 - April 26 set for first hearing. Failed passage in committee. (Ayes 3. Noes 5. Page 3522.) [SB1356 Detail]

Download: California-2021-SB1356-Introduced.html


CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 1356


Introduced by Senator Grove

February 18, 2022


An act to add Section 35556 to the Vehicle Code, relating to vehicles.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 1356, as introduced, Grove. Gross vehicle weight.
Existing state and federal law sets limits on the total gross weight imposed on the highway by a vehicle or vehicle combination with any group of 2 or more consecutive axles, not to exceed 80,000 pounds, as specified. Existing law authorizes vehicles or vehicle combinations in certain circumstances to carry a gross vehicle weight in excess of 80,000 pounds, such as vehicles transporting logs. Existing law authorizes the Department of Transportation or local authorities to issue a special permit authorizing an applicant to operate or move a vehicle or combination of vehicles on a highway of a weight exceeding that maximum.
This bill would increase the maximum gross weight for a vehicle or combination of vehicles transporting a load composed solely of a petroleum-based fuel to 88,000 pounds.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 35556 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:

35556.
 Notwithstanding Sections 35551 or 35551.5, or any other law, the maximum gross weight for a vehicle or combination of vehicles transporting a load composed solely of a petroleum-based fuel shall be 88,000 pounds.

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