TRANSPORTATION-Week of March 26
SF 2249 – Used motorcycles offered for sale at events
HF 2428 – Creates a new permit for commercial trucks of certain length
SF 2249 previously passed the Senate unanimously but was amended in the House. The bill allows used motorcycles to be offered for sale at motorcycle rallies, provided the sponsor of the rally holds no more than one rally per year in Iowa, the rally is conducted for three to seven days, and attendance at the rally is restricted to those paying a nonrefundable admission fee.
A motor vehicle dealer from another state may also offer used motorcycles for sale at motorcycle rallies in Iowa if the dealer presents to the Department of Transportation a current license valid for the sale of used motorcycles at retail in the person’s state of residence and provided that the dealer’s home state extends similar privileges to a dealer licensed in this state. A dealer from another state must furnish a surety bond that meets current requirements for motor vehicle dealer licensing.
A temporary permit may be issued allowing a motor vehicle dealer to participate in an event that is in the dealer’s community. “Community” refers to the business area that the dealer is responsible for. A motor vehicle dealer may not be issued more than one such permit in a calendar year. All sales must be consummated at the motor vehicle dealer’s principal place of business.
The bill also amends the definition of “travel trailer” to exclude vehicles designed to be towed exclusively by a motorcycle. [3/26: 50-0]
HF 2428 creates a new permit for certain commercial trucks. The Department of Transportation is authorized to adopt rules providing for economic export corridors for the transportation of goods or products manufactured in Iowa to or through the state of South Dakota and for the return of unladen semitrailers or unladen full trailers used for the transportation of those goods or products. The rules may authorize the operation of combinations of vehicles on an economic export corridor. [3/26: 50-0]Posted Mar. 29th, 2012 at 1:17 pm by Senate Intern