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2001 SESSION

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(SB1097)

AMENDMENT(S) PROPOSED BY THE SENATE

SEN. WATKINS

    Line 86, substitute, after line 85

      insert

        However, notwithstanding the provisions of 46.2-1122 through 46.2-1127, should the officer find that the gross weight of the vehicle and its load is within the limits permitted under this title and does not exceed the limit for which the vehicle is registered, but that the axle weight of any axle or axles of the vehicle exceeds that permitted under this title, the driver shall be allowed one hour to shift his load within or on that same vehicle in order to bring the axle weight or axle weights within proper limits. However, liquidated damages shall be assessed under 46.2-1135 based on the weight prior to shifting the load, except for motor vehicles operating on non-interstate highways that qualify for weight extensions pursuant to 46.2-1129. Such load shifting shall be performed at the site where the vehicle was weighed and found to exceed allowable axle weight limits. No such load shifting shall be allowed if such load is required to be placarded as defined in 10.1-1450 and consists of hazardous material as defined in 10.1-1400.