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Modify Definition Of Commercial Vehicle

Concerning modification of the class of vehicles that is subject to regulation as commercial vehicles.
2017 Regular Session
Transportation & Motor Vehicles
Bill Summary

Transportation Legislation Review Committee. The bill increases the minimum weight for classification as a commercial vehicle subject to the statutory and regulatory standards for commercial vehicles from 10,001 pounds to 16,001 pounds unless the vehicle is registered for use in interstate commerce. With respect to vehicles that would be classified as commercial vehicles but for the fact that they weigh between 10,001 and 16,000 pounds, the chief of the Colorado state patrol is authorized to adopt rules that authorize the Colorado state patrol to:

  • Annually inspect these vehicles;
  • Enforce with respect to these vehicles all requirements for the securing of loads that apply to commercial vehicles; and
  • Enforce with respect to these vehicles all requirements relating to the use of coupling devices for commercial vehicles.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    03/20/2017 Signed Act PDF
    03/14/2017 Final Act PDF
    03/06/2017 Rerevised PDF
    03/03/2017 Revised PDF
    02/15/2017 Reengrossed PDF
    02/13/2017 Engrossed PDF
    01/11/2017 Introduced PDF

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details