House File 2207 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 2207 BY KAUFMANN A BILL FOR An Act relating to oversize and overweight permits for cranes. 1 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 2 TLSB 5556YH (2) 89 th/ns
H.F. 2207 Section 1. Section 321E.7, subsection 1, paragraph a, Code 1 2022, is amended to read as follows: 2 a. Cranes being temporarily moved on streets, roads, or 3 highways may have a gross weight of twenty-four thousand pounds 4 on any single axle. Cranes being moved under a permit issued 5 in accordance with this chapter shall obtain route approval 6 from the permit-issuing authority. 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 current law, the gross weight on any one axle of a 11 vehicle or combination of vehicles, including such vehicles 12 traveling under any permit issued under Code chapter 321E 13 (vehicles of excessive size and weight), is generally limited 14 to 20,000 pounds. There are a wide variety of permits issued 15 under Code chapter 321E, including single-trip, multi-trip, 16 and annual permits. One of the exceptions to the single axle 17 load limitation provided under current law allows cranes being 18 temporarily moved on streets, roads, or highways to have 19 a gross weight of up to 24,000 pounds on any single axle. 20 Based on this provision, the department of transportation’s 21 administrative rules provide for single trip permits for cranes 22 with a single axle load not exceeding 24,000 pounds, but do not 23 provide for annual permits or other permits for such cranes. 24 This bill strikes the word “temporarily” from the exception, 25 thereby allowing cranes with a single axle load not exceeding 26 24,000 pounds to be eligible for any type of permit issued 27 under Code chapter 321E, including annual permits, provided the 28 crane conforms to the vehicle dimension and other requirements 29 set forth under current law for that permit. The bill 30 specifies that a crane must obtain route approval from the 31 permit-issuing authority. 32 -1- LSB 5556YH (2) 89 th/ns 1/ 1