(intro.) Except as provided under s. 348.26 (5), (6), or (7) or 348.27 3
(3m), (4m), (9), (9m), (9r), (9t), (10), (12), (13), or
(15), or (18),
permits shall be issued 4
only for the transporting of a single article or vehicle which exceeds statutory size, 5
weight or load limitations and which cannot reasonably be divided or reduced to 6
comply with statutory size, weight or load limitations, except that:
AB306, s. 3
348.25 (8) (b) 3. (intro.) of the statutes is amended to read:
(b) 3. (intro.) For Except as provided in subd. 4., for
a vehicle or 9
combination of vehicles, the weight of which exceeds any of the provisions of s. 348.15 10
AB306, s. 4
348.25 (8) (b) 4. of the statutes is created to read:
(b) 4. For a permit issued under s. 348.27 (18), $300.
AB306, s. 5
348.25 (8) (d) of the statutes is amended to read:
(d) For the purpose of computing the fees under this subsection, if 15
the vehicle or combination of vehicles exceeds weight limitations, no fee in addition 16
to the fee under par. (a) 3., (b) 3. or 4.,
or (bm) shall be charged if the vehicle also 17
exceeds length, width or height limitations or any combination thereof.
AB306, s. 6
348.27 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
348.27 (1) Applications.
All applications for annual, consecutive month or 20
multiple trip permits for the movement of oversize or overweight vehicles or loads 21
shall be made to the officer or agency designated by this section as having authority 22
to issue the particular permit desired for use of the particular highway in question. 23
All applications under subs. (2) and (4) to (15) shall be made upon forms prescribed 24
by the department. All applications under sub. (18) shall be made utilizing an
25electronic process prescribed by the department.
AB306, s. 7
348.27 (18) of the statutes is created to read:
348.27 (18) Permits for the transportation of certain agricultural
(a) In this subsection:
1. "Agricultural product" means any of the following or any combination of the 5
c. Grain, including distillers' grain.
d. Live livestock, as defined in s. 95.51 (1), feed for livestock, or nutritional 10
supplements for livestock.
2. "Agricultural product" does not include liquid milk or liquid milk 12
by-products, manure or animal waste, or raw forest products.
(b) Subject to par. (c), the department may issue annual or consecutive month 14
permits for the transportation of agricultural products in vehicles or vehicle 15
combinations that have 6 or more axles and that exceed the maximum gross weight 16
limitations under s. 348.15 (3) (c) if the vehicle or vehicle combination does not exceed 17
the maximum gross weight limitations under s. 348.29. Notwithstanding s. 348.15 18
(8), any axle of a vehicle or vehicle combination that does not impose on the highway 19
at least 8 percent of the gross weight of the vehicle or vehicle combination may not 20
be counted as an axle for the purposes of this paragraph. A permit issued under this 21
subsection does not authorize the operation of any vehicle or vehicle combination at 22
a maximum gross weight in excess of 90,000 pounds.
(c) A permit under this subsection is valid only for the transportation of 24
agricultural products to a farm or from a field or farm to a storage facility on the
grower's owned or leased land, a facility for initial storage that is not on the grower's 2
owned or leased land, or a facility for initial processing.
(d) If the roads desired to be used by an applicant for a permit under this 4
subsection involve highways other than those within the state trunk highway 5
system, the application shall be accompanied by a written statement of route 6
approval by the officer in charge of maintenance of the other highway.
(e) A permit under this subsection is not valid on any interstate highway 8
designated under s. 84.29 (2) except to the extent allowed by federal law without any 9
loss or reduction of federal aid or other sanction.
AB306, s. 8
348.28 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
Permits issued under ss. 348.25, 348.26 and 348.27 (1) to (10), (12)
12to (13), and (15)
shall be carried on the vehicle during operations so permitted.
AB306, s. 9
348.29 of the statutes is created to read:
14348.29 Weight limitations for certain permits.
Notwithstanding s. 348.15 15
(3) (c), for any vehicle or vehicle combination operating under a permit issued under 16
s. 348.27 (18), the gross weight imposed on the highway by any group of 6 or more 17
consecutive axles of a vehicle or combination of vehicles may not exceed the 18
maximum gross weights in the following table for each of the respective distances 19
between axles and the respective numbers of axles of a group: [See Figure 348.29 20
(1) Exception to review by the department of transportation. 4
Notwithstanding section 13.096 (2) of the statutes, the department of transportation 5
shall not prepare a report on this bill under section 13.096 (2) and (3) of the statutes 6
because the department recently completed the Wisconsin Truck Size and Weight 7
Study, with a final report dated June 15, 2009, that contained the same or similar 8
information that would be contained in a report on this bill under section 13.096 (2) 9
and (3) of the statutes.
(1) This act takes effect on the first day of the 7th month beginning after 12