HB17-1061 - Modify Definition Of Commercial Vehicle

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning modification of the class of vehicles that is subject to regulation as commercial vehicles.

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.)


Senate Committees

Latest update: March 20, 2017
03/20/2017 - Governor Signed
03/14/2017 - Sent to the Governor
03/14/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
03/10/2017 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
03/06/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/03/2017 - Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/28/2017 - Senate Committee on Transportation Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/15/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation
02/15/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/14/2017 - House Second Reading Laid Over to 02/15/2017 - No Amendments
02/13/2017 - House Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/08/2017 - House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
01/11/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Energy