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2018 SESSION

18102970D
HOUSE BILL NO. 1276
Offered January 10, 2018
Prefiled January 10, 2018
A BILL to authorize the Department of Transportation to enroll in a federal pilot program.
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Patron-- Garrett
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Referred to Committee on Transportation
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. 1. Notwithstanding Chapter 10 ( 46.2-1000 et seq.) of Title 46.2 of the Code of Virginia, the Commissioner of Highways, with the recommendation of the Secretary of Transportation and the approval of the Governor, is hereby authorized to enroll in or withdraw from any federal pilot program or project for the collection and study of data for the review of truck weights and the impact of such vehicles on federal or state roadway safety, infrastructure sustainability, congestion mitigation, transportation system efficiency, or capacity challenges. The duration of the pilot program or project shall not exceed 15 years.

2. The appropriate officials of the Commonwealth are hereby authorized to prepare, execute, and deliver such documents as may be necessary to participate in such federal pilot program or project. The Commissioner of Highways is further authorized to establish fees for any six-axle tractor truck to participate in the pilot program or project in the Commonwealth, not to exceed $250 annually. Such fees shall be collected by the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles and allocated pursuant to 46.2-1128 of the Code of Virginia.