Bill would increase height for baled feed

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – A bill that would increase the allowable height of baled feed sailed through the Senate Ag and Natural Resources Committee.

Sponsor, Representative Caleb Finck of Tripp says the bill came out of conversations between hay haulers and the highway patrol.

John Broers, Captain with the motor carrier division of the highway patrol, says they looked at a survey of bridges in the state.

The issue came up when a number of hay haulers were ticketed late last year for having an overheight load.

Broers says most farmers were exempt from the law.

The bill passed the Ag & Natural Resources Committee on a 7-0 vote.

It will now move to the Senate floor for final action.