House Study Bill 12 - Introduced HOUSE FILE _____ BY (PROPOSED COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION BILL BY CHAIRPERSON CARLSON) A BILL FOR An Act increasing the maximum allowable length for single 1 trucks operated on the highways of this state. 2 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 3 TLSB 1851YC (3) 87 ns/nh
H.F. _____ Section 1. Section 321.457, subsection 2, paragraph a, 1 unnumbered paragraph 1, Code 2017, is amended to read as 2 follows: 3 A single truck, unladen or with load, shall not have an 4 overall length, inclusive of front and rear bumpers, in excess 5 of forty-one forty-five feet. When determining the overall 6 length of a single truck, the following shall be excluded: 7 EXPLANATION 8 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 9 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 10 Under Code section 321.457, the maximum allowable length 11 for single trucks operated on the highways of this state is 41 12 feet. This bill increases the maximum allowable length for 13 single trucks to 45 feet. The penalty for a violation of Code 14 section 321.457 remains a scheduled fine of $200. A single 15 truck exceeding 45 feet in length may apply for a permit under 16 Code chapter 321E (vehicles of excessive size and weight). 17 -1- LSB 1851YC (3) 87 ns/nh 1/ 1