Senate Bill #776 (2019)

AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- SIZE, WEIGHT AND LOAD LIMITS--SMITHFIELD AND LINCOLN

Prohibits commercial motor trucks, with a gross weight rating of twenty-six thousand one pounds (26,001 lbs.) or more, from traveling on Limerock Road, in Smithfield and Lincoln.

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  • 2019 – S 0776
  • 2019 – S 0776 SUBSTITUTE A AS AMENDED
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  • S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2019
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES – SIZE, WEIGHT AND LOAD LIMITS–
  • SMITHFIELD AND LINCOLN
  • Introduced By: Senator Stephen R. Archambault
  • Date Introduced: April 04, 2019
  • Referred To: Senate Housing & Municipal Government
  • It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Chapter 31-25 of the General Laws entitled "Size, Weight, and Load Limits" is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:
  • 31-25-27.11. Weight restrictions on Limerock Road – Smithfield and Lincoln.
  • (a) The operation of through commercial vehicles on Limerock Road between Ridge Road in Smithfield and Jenckes Hill Road in Lincoln is prohibited.
  • (a) The operation of through commercial vehicles on Limerock Road between Douglas Pike in Smithfield and Jenckes Hill Road in Lincoln is prohibited.
  • (b) For purposes of this section, a commercial vehicle is defined as a motor vehicle or combination of vehicles used to transport passengers or property if the motor vehicle:
  • (1) Has a gross combination weight rating of twenty-six thousand one pounds (26,001 lbs.) or more, or a towed unit with a gross vehicle rating of more than ten thousand pounds (10,000 lbs.) or more, or has a gross vehicle weight rating of twenty-six thousand one pounds (26,001 lbs.) or more; or
  • (1) Has a gross combination weight rating of thirty-five thousand one pounds (35,001 lbs.) or more, or a towed unit with a gross vehicle rating of more than ten thousand pounds (10,000 lbs.) or more, or has a gross vehicle weight rating of twenty-six thousand one pounds (26,001 lbs.) or more; or
  • (2) Is designed to transport sixteen (16) or more passengers including the driver; or
  • (3) Is transporting hazardous materials and is required to be placarded in accordance with 49 C.F.R. Part 172, Subpart F, as it may be revised from time to time.
  • (c) Nothing contained in this section shall affect the use of such streets or highways by:
  • (1) Any fire truck, town public works department truck, police vehicle, ambulance, school bus, bus serving the area, or other motor truck using such streets or highways in any emergency or engaged in delivering goods, wares, merchandising or materials to or from any residence, building or lot within the towns bordering on such streets or highways; or
  • (c) Nothing contained in this section shall affect the use of such street or roadway by:
  • (1) Any fire truck, town public works department truck, state department of transportation truck, police vehicle, ambulance, school bus, bus serving the area, or other motor truck using such streets or highways in any emergency or engaged in delivering goods, wares, merchandising or materials to or from any residence, building or lot within the towns bordering on such streets or highways; or
  • (2) Any farm vehicle as defined in § 31-1-8, which is registered with farm plates pursuant to § 31-3-31.
  • (d) In all instances where motor vehicle traffic is restricted or prohibited under this section, the Smithfield town manager and Lincoln town administrator are directed to cause signs to be erected on such streets or highways giving notice of such, in accordance with the manual on uniform traffic control devices.
  • (e) Any driver who operates a commercial vehicle in contravention of this section shall be subject to a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for a first violation, fifty dollars ($50.00) for a second violation, and not less than one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125), but no more than five hundred dollars ($500) for each subsequent violation.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.
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  • (d) Any driver who operates a commercial vehicle in contravention of this section shall be subject to a fine of fifty-five dollars ($55.00) for a first violation and one hundred ten dollars ($110) for each subsequent violation.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon thirty (30) days after passage. ======== LC002310/SUB A ========
  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES – SIZE, WEIGHT AND LOAD LIMITS–
  • SMITHFIELD AND LINCOLN
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  • This act would prohibit commercial motor trucks, with a gross weight rating of twenty- six thousand one pounds (26,001 lbs.) or more, from traveling on Limerock Road, in Smithfield and Lincoln.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC002310 ========
  • This act would take effect upon thirty (30) days after passage. ======== LC002310/SUB A ========

Votes

NOTE: Electronic voting records are unofficial and may not be accurate. For an official vote tally, check the House or Senate Journal from the day of the vote.

Floor vote for Approval of Amendment

June 25, 2019 at 5:43pm
Yeas: 38 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 0 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Sen. Algiere Y
Sen. Archambault Y
Sen. Bell Y
Sen. Cano Y
Sen. Ciccone Y
Sen. Conley Y
Sen. Coyne Y
Sen. Crowley Y
Sen. Cruz Y
Sen. DiPalma Y
Sen. Euer Y
Sen. Felag Y
Sen. Gallo Y
Sen. Goldin Y
Sen. Goodwin Y
Sen. Lawson Y
Sen. Lombardi Y
Sen. Lombardo Y
Sen. Lynch Prata Y
Sen. McCaffrey Y
Sen. McKenney Y
Sen. Metts Y
Sen. Miller Y
Sen. Morgan Y
Sen. Murray Y
Sen. Nesselbush Y
Sen. Paolino Y
Sen. Pearson Y
Sen. Picard Y
Sen. Quezada Y
Sen. Raptakis Y
Sen. Rogers Y
Sen. Ruggerio Y
Sen. Satchell Y
Sen. Seveney Y
Sen. Sheehan Y
Sen. Sosnowski Y
Sen. Valverde Y

Floor vote for Passage as Amended

June 25, 2019 at 5:44pm
Yeas: 38 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 0 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Sen. Algiere Y
Sen. Archambault Y
Sen. Bell Y
Sen. Cano Y
Sen. Ciccone Y
Sen. Conley Y
Sen. Coyne Y
Sen. Crowley Y
Sen. Cruz Y
Sen. DiPalma Y
Sen. Euer Y
Sen. Felag Y
Sen. Gallo Y
Sen. Goldin Y
Sen. Goodwin Y
Sen. Lawson Y
Sen. Lombardi Y
Sen. Lombardo Y
Sen. Lynch Prata Y
Sen. McCaffrey Y
Sen. McKenney Y
Sen. Metts Y
Sen. Miller Y
Sen. Morgan Y
Sen. Murray Y
Sen. Nesselbush Y
Sen. Paolino Y
Sen. Pearson Y
Sen. Picard Y
Sen. Quezada Y
Sen. Raptakis Y
Sen. Rogers Y
Sen. Ruggerio Y
Sen. Satchell Y
Sen. Seveney Y
Sen. Sheehan Y
Sen. Sosnowski Y
Sen. Valverde Y