Date Requested: March 14, 2017
Time Requested: 01:32 PM
Agency: Highways, Division of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
3245 Introduced HB3064
CBD Subject: Roads and Transportation


Sources of Revenue:

Other Fund State Road Fund

Legislation creates:

Neither Program nor Fund

Fiscal Note Summary

Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.

HB3064 provides for the DOH issuance of specific overweight hauling permits and the associated DOH engineering review of potential adverse impacts to roadway pavements and bridges along designated routes. The costs and revenue will vary based upon the number of truck configurations and total annual permits issued. The attached estimates show an estimated annual cost of (-$8000) in DOH engineering evaluations in relation to estimated total annual permit fees of $40000 (80 permits @$500 each). There is a minor net increase in annual revenue from the permit fees.

Fiscal Note Detail

Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
1. Estmated Total Cost -2,000 -6,000 -8,000
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other -2,000 -6,000 -8,000
2. Estimated Total Revenues 10,000 40,000 40,000

Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):

Please review Fiscal Note Summary above. Other - the estimated costs to the DOH in reviewing engineering analysis of potential adverse impacts to roadways and bridges along designated permit routes. Estimated Total Revenues – the estimated total fees collected for approved hauling permits along designated routes.


The West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways (DOH) currently issues overweight permits for nondivisible loads. HB3064 would allow the Commissioner of Highways to issue permits for trucks to haul overweight divisible loads bound for international destinations along designated routes so long as this does not create undue damage to the roadways and bridges on the designated route of travel. The cost estimates are based on the premise that an applicant requesting to use a section of highway in this manner will perform an engineering review to show the vehicles will not create any undue damage to the roadways and bridges on which they are operated. The cost to the DOH is the time it will take to review and approve the applicant's engineering review. The revenues are calculated based on the estimated number of annual permits sold allowing each vehicle to travel as prescribed by the Commissioner. The current cost on an annual overweight permit is $500 each. The estimate assumes that one (1) company will utilize the provisions of this bill in FY2017 with three (3) additional companies (4 total) utilizing the bill in FY2018.

    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Lorrie Hodges
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