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HF 949

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/09/2017 01:38pm

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; authorizing issuance of citations for certain work zone
violations;amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.06, subdivision 4a.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.06, subdivision 4a, is amended to read:


Subd. 4a.

Obedience to work zone flagger; violation, penalty.

(a) A flagger in a work
zone may stop vehicles deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin,new text end hold vehicles in place deleted text beginuntil it is safe for the vehicles to proceed.
A person operating a motor vehicle that has been stopped by a flagger in a work zone may
proceed after stopping only on instruction by the flagger or a police officer.
deleted text endnew text begin, and direct
vehicles to proceed when it is safe. A driver who does not comply with an instruction made
by an official traffic control device, flagger, or peace officer in a work zone under this
paragraph is guilty of a petty misdemeanor and must pay a fine of $300 in addition to the
surcharge under section 357.021, subdivision 6.
new text end

(b) A person convicted of operating a motor vehicle in violation of a speed limit in a
work zone, or any other provision of this section while in a work zone, shall be required to
pay a fine of $300. This fine is in addition to the surcharge under section 357.021, subdivision
6
.

(c) If a motor vehicle is operated in violation of paragraph (a), the owner of the vehicle,
or for a leased motor vehicle the lessee of the vehicle, is guilty of a petty misdemeanor and
is subject to a fine as provided in paragraph (b). The owner or lessee may not be fined under
this paragraph if (1) another person is convicted for that violation, or (2) the motor vehicle
was stolen at the time of the violation. This paragraph does not apply to a lessor of a motor
vehicle if the lessor keeps a record of the name and address of the lessee.

(d) Paragraph (c) does not prohibit or limit the prosecution of a motor vehicle operator
for violating paragraph (a).

(e) A violation under paragraph (c) does not constitute grounds for revocation or
suspension of a driver's license.

new text begin (f) A peace officer may stop and issue a citation to the driver of a motor vehicle if the
peace officer has probable cause to believe the driver has, within the last four hours, operated
the vehicle in a manner that violates paragraph (a).
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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