Florida Senate - 2019                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS/CS/HB 725, 1st Eng.
       
       
       
       
       
       
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       Senator Rader moved the following:
       
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (663264) (with title
    2  amendment)
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    4         Between lines 305 and 306
    5  insert:
    6         Section 4. By no later than January 1, 2020, the Department
    7  of Transportation shall develop a 5-year pilot program that,
    8  notwithstanding any other provision of law except federal law,
    9  authorizes the operation, on any roads and streets of this state
   10  within the geographic boundary of the Everglades Agricultural
   11  Area, of any combination of truck tractor, semitrailer, and
   12  trailer combination coupled together so as to operate as a
   13  single unit in which the semitrailer and the trailer units may
   14  each be up to 48 feet in overall length, exclusive of a safety
   15  and energy conservation device approved by the Department of
   16  Transportation for use on vehicles using public roads, if such
   17  truck tractor-semitrailer-trailer combination is:
   18         (1) Being used for the primary purpose of transporting farm
   19  product as defined in s. 823.14(3)(c);
   20         (2) Traveling on a route that has been approved for public
   21  safety purposes by the Department of Transportation;
   22         (3) Operating within a radius of 60 miles from where such
   23  truck tractor-semitrailer-trailer combination was loaded; and
   24         (4) Meeting the following weight limitations:
   25         (a) The maximum gross weight of the truck tractor and the
   26  first trailer shall not exceed 88,000 pounds.
   27         (b) The maximum gross weight of the dolly and second
   28  trailer shall not exceed 67,000 pounds.
   29         (c) The maximum overall gross weight of the truck tractor
   30  semitrailer-trailer combination shall not exceed 155,000 pounds.
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   33  And the title is amended as follows:
   34         Delete line 341
   35  and insert:
   36         for vehicles fueled by electric batteries; requiring
   37         the Department of Transportation to develop, by a
   38         specified date, a pilot program that authorizes the
   39         operation of any combination of truck tractor,
   40         semitrailer, and trailer combination coupled together
   41         so as to operate as a single unit, subject to certain
   42         requirements; providing