The House Transportation Committee has passed SB 1130, a bill sponsored by Sen. Tim Corder, R-Mountain Home, to cap the number of temporary trip permits for truckers at three per vehicle per calendar year. Corder explained to the committee that some truckers abuse the self-issued permits by continually running them, rather than actually registering the truck; the bill is estimated to save the state about $1 million a year for road work. The House committee was unanimous, and the bill now moves to the full House; it’s one small piece of the session-ending transportation funding deal.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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