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2017 Senate Bill 159: Let natural-gas fueled trucks carry heavier loads

Public Act 80 of 2017

Introduced by Sen. Tom Casperson R-Escanaba on February 15, 2017
To allow trucks that burn natural gas instead of diesel to carry heavier loads because their fuel is lighter.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on February 15, 2017
Reported in the Senate on March 21, 2017
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
To allow trucks that burn natural gas to exceed the maximum weight of diesel trucks by up to 2,000 pounds because of their heavier fuel systems.
Received in the House on March 28, 2017
Referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on March 28, 2017
Reported in the House on May 30, 2017
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on July 11, 2017