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HF 1683

1st Engrossment - 83rd Legislature (2003 - 2004) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
  1.1                          A bill for an act
  1.2             relating to traffic regulations; restricting 
  1.3             possession of traffic signal-override device; 
  1.4             providing a penalty; amending Minnesota Statutes 2002, 
  1.5             section 169.06, by adding a subdivision. 
  1.7      Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2002, section 169.06, is 
  1.8   amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
  1.9      Subd. 5b.  [POSSESSION OF OVERRIDE DEVICE.] (a) For 
  1.10  purposes of this subdivision, "traffic signal-override device" 
  1.11  means a device mounted in a motor vehicle that permits 
  1.12  activation of a traffic signal-override system described in 
  1.13  subdivision 5a. 
  1.14     (b) No person may operate a motor vehicle that contains a 
  1.15  traffic signal override system, other than: 
  1.16     (1) an authorized emergency vehicle described in section 
  1.17  169.01, subdivision 5, clause (1), (2), or (3); 
  1.18     (2) a vehicle engaged in providing regular-route public 
  1.19  transit; 
  1.20     (3) a signal maintenance vehicle of a road authority; or 
  1.21     (4) a vehicle authorized to contain such a device by order 
  1.22  of the commissioner of public safety. 
  1.23     (c) No person may possess a traffic signal override system, 
  1.24  other than: 
  1.25     (1) a person authorized to operate a vehicle described in 
  2.1   paragraph (b), clauses (1) and (2), but only for use in such a 
  2.2   vehicle; 
  2.3      (2) a person authorized by a road authority to perform 
  2.4   signal maintenance, while engaged in such maintenance; or 
  2.5      (3) a person authorized by order of the commissioner of 
  2.6   public safety to possess such a device, but only to the extent 
  2.7   authorized in the order. 
  2.8      (d) A violation of this subdivision is a misdemeanor.