Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on April 12, 1973 · Page 3
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Thurs., April 12,1K3 (JltKKLEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE 3 Truck bill clears Colorado Senate By GORDON G. GAUSS Associated Press Writer DENVER (AP) - A bill allowing bigger trucks to operate on Colorado's highways -- except the interstate system -cleared the Colorado Senate on preliminary reading Wed. 19-9. The measure, as approved, carried a last minute amendment which would raise the tax of diesel fuel used by trucks by 2 cents a gallon for one year to repay the state and counties for the cost of posting maximum weights for all bridges. The amendment was written into the bill by Sen. Joe Shoemaker, R-Denver, and was adopted on a standing vote, 1312. Sen. Fay DeBerard, R- Kremmling, the bill's sponsor, said he doubts the legality of the amendent because he does not believe it fits under the bill's title.' Sen. George F. Jackson, R- Colorado Springs, chairman of the Transportation Committee which recommended the bill, said, "I don't know what the trucking industry thinks of this. It has never been averse to paying its share. Trucking is taxed higher in Colorado than another stale." Jackson, a truck operator in private life, abstained from voting on the measure. Despite the objections to the diesel fuel tax addition, no move was made to change the bill when the opportunity presented itself shortly before noon. The bill comes up for a final Senate vote Thursday, then will be sent to the House of Representatives. 46 paroles reinstated DENVER ( A P ) -- Denver District Court Judge Joseph Lilly has reinstated the paroles of 40 inmates at the Slate Penitentiary at Canon City and the Slate Reformatory at Hucna Vista. Lilly ruled Tuesday lhal Ihe parole of the inmates had been "improperly revoked." Lilly said he . placed the inmates back on parole because of another court ruling which said the rules and regulations of the Slate Parole Board had expired. The parole of Ihe inmates had been revoked by the Parole Board. A spokesman for Ihe board said a decision will have to he made on whether In hold new revocation hearings on the 46. Voting on .the measure cracked party lines. Republican Sen. John Bermingham of Denver referred to it as the "road hog." bill when asking a roll call vote. At one point DeBerard declared that "the publicity put out on this bill has no relation to the bill." , He insisted the larger trucks would make highways safer. The debate marked the bill's second appearance in the Senate this session. When it came up originally opponents claimed it would cost the state a million dollars to mark maximum weights on all bridges and because of this they got it sent to the Appropriations Committee for study. The committee reported the bill last Friday. Under the bill, trucks could be 14 feet high and combinations could run to 70 feet in length. They could operate only on state and local highways because federal regulations prevent Colorado from increasing the 76,800 pounds limit on the Interstate Highway System. The measure was one of seven given preliminary approval by the Senate during the morning. It gave final approval to 11 other bills, mostly of a technical nature. Because of the time required for debate on the truck tax, Majority leader Joe Schiefelin, R-Lakewood, delayed until Thursday discussion on two conflicting bills dealing with no- fault automobile insurance. One is a House-approved measure by Rep. Carl Gustafson, R-Denver. New Shipment! Beautiful Spring and Easter Candles and [Candlerings mnce ·A* ny. '\! FOR THE EASTER BRIDE The tradition of elegant design, the magnificence of diamonds . . . a made-in- heaven match for our coordinated bridal sets. Open Friday Evenings 'til 8:30 --·· /reweiers, Jrnc. · Your Diamond 819T»nthSt. Established In If 15 SHIRTS GALORE 00 Solids, Stripes, Prints and Checks in Brown, Black, Grey, Blue, Navy, Burgundy, Green, Beige, Yellow and White. Short Sleeve. Sizes 14-17. THE NOW PANT from Smith Mfg. Plaid cuffed in Green -- Beige Blue -- Brown Tartan Plaid. Waist sizes 29-36. Inscams S, M, L. $inoo 10 VESTS of 100% Wintuck Orion Acrylic. Solid colors Only. Ecru, Burgundy, Navy, Green and White . . . Sizes S,M, L, XL. $inoo 10 Open Monday, Thursday, And Friday Nights Till 8:30

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