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AB-505 Vehicles: implements of husbandry.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 02/09/2021 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 505


Introduced by Assembly Member Gallagher

February 09, 2021


An act to amend Section 36600 of the Vehicle Code, relating to vehicles.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 505, as introduced, Gallagher. Vehicles: implements of husbandry.
Existing law limits the width of a vehicle and its load except for implements of husbandry driven or moved incidentally over a highway. Existing law requires the person operating or moving the implement to be a farmer or person employed by a farmer or farm corporation and limits the distance that an implement may be moved over a highway.
This bill would add a person contracted with a farmer or farm corporation to the list of persons authorized to drive or move an implement of excessive width, as specified.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 36600 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:

36600.
 (a) The limitations as to width as set forth in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 35100) of Division 15 do not apply to implements of husbandry incidentally operated, transported, towed, or otherwise moved over a highway.
(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), when an implement of husbandry is transported or moved over a highway which is a part of the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways (as referred to in Section 108 of the Federal-aid Highway Act of 1956) as a load on another vehicle, if the load exceeds 102 inches in width, the vehicle and load shall not be operated for a distance in excess of 25 miles from the point of origin of the trip. The operator of the transporting vehicle shall be a farmer or a person regularly employed or contracted by a farmer or farm corporation, and the operator transporting the load shall have in his or her their immediate possession a writing signed by the farmer or farm corporation agent which states the origin and destination of the trip.
(c) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), when an implement of husbandry is transported or moved over any other highway as a load on another vehicle, if the load exceeds 120 inches in width, the vehicle and load shall not be operated for a distance in excess of 25 miles from the point of origin of the trip. The operator of the transporting vehicle shall be a farmer or a person employed or contracted by a farmer or farm corporation, and the operator transporting the load shall have in his or her their immediate possession a writing signed by the farmer or farm corporation agent which states the origin and destination of the trip.