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HF 234

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 01/21/2021 01:01pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to motor vehicles; exempting sewage septic tank trucks from certain vehicle
weight limitations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, sections 169.829, by adding
a subdivision; 169.87, subdivision 6.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 169.829, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Sewage septic tank trucks. new text end

new text begin (a) Sections 169.823 and 169.826 to 169.828 do
not apply to a sewage septic tank truck used exclusively to transport sewage from septic or
holding tanks.
new text end

new text begin (b) The weight limitations under section 169.824 are increased by ten percent for a
single-unit vehicle transporting sewage from the point of service to (1) another point of
service, or (2) the point of unloading.
new text end

new text begin (c) Notwithstanding sections 169.824, subdivision 1, paragraph (d); 169.826, subdivision
3; or any other law to the contrary, a permit is not required to operate a vehicle under this
subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (d) The seasonal weight increases under section 169.826, subdivision 1, do not apply to
a vehicle operated under this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (e) A vehicle operated under this subdivision is subject to bridge load limits posted under
section 169.84.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 1, 2021.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 169.87, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Recycling and garbage vehicles.

(a) deleted text beginExcept as provided in paragraph (b)deleted text endnew text begin While
a vehicle is engaged in the type of collection the vehicle was designed to perform
new text end, weight
restrictions imposed under subdivisions 1 and 2 do not apply tonew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end a vehicle that does not exceed 20,000 pounds per single axle and is designed and
used exclusively for recycling, while deleted text beginengaged in recyclingdeleted text endnew text begin operatingnew text end in a political subdivision
that mandates curbside recycling pickupdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

deleted text begin (b) Weight restrictions imposed under subdivisions 1 and 2 do not apply to: (1)deleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end a
vehicle that does not exceed 14,000 pounds per single axle and is used exclusively for
recycling deleted text beginas described in paragraph (a)deleted text end;

deleted text begin (2)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end a vehicle that does not exceed 14,000 pounds per single axle and is designed and
used exclusively for collecting mixed municipal solid waste, as defined in section 115A.03,
subdivision 21
deleted text begin, while engaged in such collectiondeleted text end; deleted text beginor
deleted text end

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end a portable toilet service vehicle that does not exceed 14,000 pounds per single
axle or 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight, and is designed and used exclusively for
collecting liquid waste from portable toiletsdeleted text begin, while engaged in such collectiondeleted text endnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (5) a sewage septic tank truck that is designed and used exclusively to haul sewage from
septic or holding tanks
new text end.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (b)new text end Notwithstanding section 169.80, subdivision 1, deleted text begina violation ofdeleted text endnew text begin the owner or operator
of a vehicle that violates the
new text end weight restrictions imposed under subdivisions 1 and 2 deleted text beginby a
vehicle designed and used exclusively for recycling while engaged in recycling in a political
subdivision that mandates curbside recycling pickup while engaged in such collection, by
a vehicle that is designed and used exclusively for collecting mixed municipal solid waste
as defined in section 115A.03, subdivision 21, while engaged in such collection, or by a
portable toilet service vehicle that is designed and used exclusively for collecting liquid
waste from portable toilets, while engaged in such collection,
deleted text end is not subject to criminal
penalties but is subject to a civil penalty for excess weight under section 169.871new text begin if the
vehicle (1) meets the requirements under paragraph (a), and (2) is engaged in the type of
collection the vehicle was designed to perform
new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective June 1, 2021.
new text end