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2006 House Bill 5637: Exempt heating fuel trucks from seasonal weight limits
Introduced by Rep. Jerry Kooiman (R) on February 7, 2006
To exempt trucks delivering heating fuel from seasonal weight restrictions during the time of year when roads are subject to freeze/thaw cycles.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Transportation Committee on February 7, 2006
Reported in the House on November 30, 2006
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Jerry Kooiman (R) on November 30, 2006
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance of the bill as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on November 30, 2006
Received in the Senate on December 6, 2006
Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on December 6, 2006
Reported in the Senate on December 14, 2006
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the Senate on December 14, 2006
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 14, 2006
Received in the House on December 14, 2006
Amendment offered by Rep. Jerry Kooiman (R) on December 14, 2006
To extend the provisions of the bill to trucks operated by a utility subcontractor.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 14, 2006
Received in the Senate on December 15, 2006
To exempt trucks delivering heating fuel from seasonal weight restrictions during the time of year when roads are subject to freeze/thaw cycles, and also to narrow an exemption to these seasonal load limits for public utility trucks (and their subcontractors) doing emergency work. Non-emergency work could also be exempted with permission from the county road commission.
Vetoed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on January 10, 2007

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