General Assembly: 89 (2021 Regular GA) - Chapter 140 - Vehicles of excessive weight and transportation of milk — annual permit

Published: 2021-05-20

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H.F. 869

ANACT creating a permit allowing the operation of vehicles of excessive weight transporting fluid milk products, providing fees, and including effective date provisions.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

Section 1. Section 321.463, subsection 3, Code 2021, is amended to read as follows: 3. Notwithstanding other provisions of this chapter to the contrary, indivisible loads

operating under the permit requirements of sections 321E.7, 321E.8, 321E.9, and 321E.29A, and 321E.29B, and divisible loads operating under the permit requirements of section 321E.26, shall be allowed a maximum of twenty thousand pounds per axle.

Sec. 2. Section 321E.14, subsection 1, Code 2021, is amended by adding the following new paragraph: NEWPARAGRAPH. k. Four hundred dollars for a fluidmilk products annual permit issued

pursuant to section 321E.29B.

Sec. 3. NEW SECTION. 321E.29B Fluid milk products annual permit. 1. Notwithstanding section 321E.8, the department may issue annual permits for the

operation of vehicles or combinations of vehicles transporting fluid milk products to or from a milk plant, receiving station, or transfer station, exceeding the weight limitation of section 321.463 but not exceeding a gross weight of ninety-six thousand pounds, on primary roads and primary road extensions in cities. 2. A vehicle or combination of vehicles for which a permit is issued under this section shall

not exceed the maximum dimensions specified in sections 321.454 through 321.457. 3. For purposes of this section, “fluid milk product” means as defined in 7 C.F.R. §1000.15. 4. The department shall adopt rules pursuant to chapter 17A governing the issuance of

permits under this section.

Sec. 4. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Act takes effect January 1, 2022.

Approved May 20, 2021

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