Governor Bevin Signs Rep. Suzanne Miles’s Bill to Boost Kentucky Economy into Law
April 10th, 2017
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 10, 2017) – Governor Bevin has signed legislation that will have an enormous positive economic impact on both the aluminum and trucking industries in Kentucky.
House Bill 184, sponsored by Rep. Suzanne Miles, R-Owensboro, will allow trucks hauling metal commodities such as aluminum to carry up to 120,000 pounds. This new legislation will give all metal commodities the same maximum hauling weight already afforded to steel.
The annual permit to haul up to 120,000 pounds will cost $1,250, and the single trip permit will cost $100. When renewing a permit, the trucking company will have to report on the number of miles that have been traveled, and the trips that have been made under the permit during the previous year.
Rep. Miles pointed out in her testimony that numerous surrounding states already allow this type of heavy hauling. This legislation levels the playing field for Kentucky in terms of economic opportunity, providing a great assist to Kentucky’s aluminum manufacturers.
The provisions of the bill will sunset in July of 2020, unless the General Assembly acts to extend them.