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HF 250

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 01/19/2017 06:49pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; providing special registration plates for vehicles operated
with no insurance; authorizing the stop of vehicles bearing certain special plates;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.791, subdivision 6; proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 169.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.791, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Penalty.

new text begin(a) new text endIn addition to any sentence of imprisonment that the court may
impose, the court shall impose a fine of not less than $200 nor more than the maximum fine
applicable to misdemeanors upon conviction under this section. The court may allow
community service in lieu of any fine imposed if the defendant is indigent. In addition to
criminal penalties, a person convicted under this section is subject to revocation of a driver's
license or permit to drive under section 169.792, subdivision 7, and to revocation of motor
vehicle registration under section 169.792, subdivision 12.

new text begin (b) In addition to the penalties in paragraph (a), the commissioner of public safety shall
require the owner of the vehicle or vehicles under this subdivision to obtain new registration
plates, which must bear a special series of numbers or letters so as to be readily identified
by traffic law enforcement officers under section 168.041, subdivision 6.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2017, and applies to crimes
committed on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 2.

new text begin [169.7915] STOP OF VEHICLES BEARING SPECIAL SERIES PLATES.
new text end

new text begin A peace officer who observes the operation of a motor vehicle within this state bearing
special series registration plates issued under section 168.041, subdivision 6, may stop the
vehicle for the purpose of determining whether the driver is operating the vehicle in a manner
consistent with section 169.791, subdivision 2.
new text end