2006 Regular Session
By: Representative Warren
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 63-5-52, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO EXTEND THE DATE OF REPEAL OF THE SECTION OF LAW THAT AUTHORIZES THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO ISSUE SPECIAL PERMITS TO VEHICLES TRANSPORTING HEAVY EQUIPMENT WITH NONDIVISIBLE LOADS; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 63-5-52, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
63-5-52. (1) In addition to other permits authorized to be issued for overweight loads, the Department of Transportation is authorized to issue annual special permits for vehicles transporting heavy equipment with a nondivisible load having a gross vehicle weight of one hundred forty thousand (140,000) pounds or less. The permit shall be issued for the pulling unit and shall be nontransferable. The fee for such permit shall be Four Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($4,500.00) and the permit shall expire one (1) year from the beginning movement date. Movements under such permit shall be made under such safety and equipment restrictions as the department may establish. The department shall specify the routes over which such movements may be conducted.
(2) This section shall stand repealed from and after July 1, 2008.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2006.