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.)