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  By: Alvarado  S.B. No. 1364
         (In the Senate - Filed March 1, 2023; March 16, 2023, read
  first time and referred to Committee on Transportation;
  April 5, 2023, reported favorably by the following vote:  Yeas 8,
  Nays 1; April 5, 2023, sent to printer.)
Click here to see the committee vote
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
 
  relating to weight limitations for certain natural gas or electric
  vehicles.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 621.101(b-1), Transportation Code, is
  amended to read as follows:
         (b-1)  Notwithstanding any other provision of this section,
  a vehicle [or combination of vehicles] that is powered by an engine
  fueled primarily by natural gas or powered primarily by means of
  electric battery power may exceed the gross [any] weight limitation
  under this section for the vehicle by up to 2,000 pounds [an amount
  that is equal to the difference between the weight of the vehicle
  attributable to the natural gas tank and fueling system carried by
  that vehicle and the weight of a comparable diesel tank and fueling
  system], provided that the maximum gross weight of the vehicle [or
  combination of vehicles] may not exceed 82,000 pounds.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2023.
 
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