84(R) - 2015
Transportation & Infrastructure
Vote Yes; Amend
Relating to the movement of special use vehicles on public highways; authorizing a fee; adding provisions subject to a criminal penalty.
Estimated Two-year Net Impact to General Revenue Related Funds for HB2606, Committee
Report 1st House, Substituted: a negative impact of ($1,171,033) through the biennium ending
August 31, 2017.
This legislation would require the TxDMV to authorize an annual permit for a
vehicle with a maximum gross weight of more than 80,000 pounds for certain oil well servicing and drilling machinery, and caps the gross weight for the vehicle at 135,000 pounds. The fee for the
annual permit may not exceed $2,000.
Vote Recommendation Notes
We support this legislation under the limited government principle. This legislation would allow TxDMV to institute an annual license not to exceed $2,000 for certain oil well servicing and drilling machinery. We support this legislation for decreasing regulation of the licensing of these vehicles to every year, and would welcome an amendment to include additional types of vehicles to be subject to the same deregulation.