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HF 1649

1st Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 07/09/2019 01:34pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; providing for third-party testing for school bus companies;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 171.01, by adding subdivisions;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 171.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 171.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 48c. new text end

new text begin Third-party tester. new text end

new text begin "Third-party tester" means an individual who is an
employee of a third-party testing program who has qualified for a third-party tester certificate
issued by the commissioner granting the individual authorization to conduct road tests or
skills tests.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 171.01, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 48d. new text end

new text begin Third-party testing program. new text end

new text begin "Third-party testing program" means a
program authorized by the commissioner to administer to an individual the road test or skills
test.
new text end

Sec. 3.

new text begin [171.3213] THIRD-PARTY TESTING OF SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS.
new text end

new text begin A school district that is a third-party testing program and owns or operates school buses
may enter into an agreement with other school districts to test the other districts' school bus
driver employees. A school bus company that is a third-party testing program and owns or
operates school buses may enter into an agreement with other school bus companies to test
the other companies' school bus driver employees. A third-party testing program may be
reimbursed by the tested driver's school district or company. The agreement must be
submitted to the commissioner for approval. A certified third-party tester must be employed
by a school district or a school bus company providing the testing services.
new text end