Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 1. Standards, Permits, and Fees

Governor's Authority To Exempt Vehicles From Size And Weight Limits

61-10-111. Governor's authority to exempt vehicles from size and weight limits. (1) The governor may, through executive order, exempt vehicles from the size and weight limits imposed under this part:

(a) upon a request of the director of the department of transportation and any other agency involved in the need to move oversize or overweight vehicles on the highway during emergency circumstances;

(b) for a specified, limited period of time; and

(c) during emergency circumstances and to meet unusual conditions to ensure the general welfare of the public.

(2) The agency director who requests the executive order may specify the areas in which the exemption is in effect, the duration of the exemption, the types of vehicles to be exempted, and any other appropriate conditions of the order.

(3) For the purposes of this section, "emergency circumstances" means conditions brought about by a weather event or a natural or other occurrence for which the movement of vehicles that may exceed size and weight limits is necessary for responding to the event or occurrence or for moving supplies, agricultural or other products, or equipment in a manner that is necessary because of the event or occurrence.

History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 291, L. 2001.