July 22, 2013
As ordered reported by the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on July 18, 2013
Under current law, there are weight restrictions on the vehicles that use the Interstate Highway System based on the number of axles on the vehicle. (The Interstate System is a subset of the National Highway System.) H.R. 2353 would allow vehicles over the restricted weight to continue to operate on United States Route 41 in the state of Wisconsin if that route were to be designated as a part of the Interstate System in the future. That route is not currently part of the National Highway System, so it is eligible for federal grants for highway construction. Including the route in the Interstate System in the future could affect Wisconsin’s allocation of federal funds.
CBO estimates that enacting the legislation would have no impact on the federal budget because it would not affect the magnitude or the timing of any future grants from the Department of Transportation to the state of Wisconsin. Enacting H.R. 2353 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
H.R. 2353 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments.