Public Laws

124th Legislature

First Regular Session



Chapter 3

H.P. 32 - L.D. 37

An Act To Allow a Weight Tolerance for Vehicle Auxiliary Power Units

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 29-A MRSA 101, sub-7-A is enacted to read:

7-A. Auxiliary power unit. "Auxiliary power unit" means an integrated system that:
A. Provides heat, air conditioning, engine warming or electricity components on a heavy duty vehicle; and
B. Is certified by the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency under 40 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 89 as meeting emissions standards.

Sec. 2. 29-A MRSA 101, sub-27-A is enacted to read:

27-A. Heavy duty vehicle. "Heavy duty vehicle" means a vehicle powered by a diesel engine that has a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 8,500 pounds.

Sec. 3. 29-A MRSA 2360, sub-18 is enacted to read:

18. Exception to fine schedule for vehicle auxiliary power units. For a heavy duty vehicle equipped with an auxiliary power unit, the gross vehicle weight or axle weight used to determine the fine for a violation under this section is the actual gross vehicle weight or axle weight reduced by 400 pounds.

Effective September 12, 2009

Office of the Revisor of Statutes
State House, Room 108
Augusta, ME 04333