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HF 186

3rd Engrossment - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 05/20/2011 04:00pm

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

Current Version - 3rd Engrossment

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A bill for an act
relating to drivers' licenses; extending expiration period for driver's license
while person is serving in active military service; amending Minnesota Statutes
2010, section 171.27.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 171.27, is amended to read:


171.27 EXPIRATION OF LICENSE; MILITARY EXCEPTION.

new text begin (a) new text endThe expiration date for each driver's license, other than under-21 licenses, is the
birthday of the driver in the fourth year following the date of issuance of the license. The
birthday of the driver shall be as indicated on the application for a driver's license. A
license may be renewed on or before expiration or within one year after expiration upon
application, payment of the required fee, and passing the examination required of all
drivers for renewal. Driving privileges shall be extended or renewed on or preceding the
expiration date of an existing driver's license unless the commissioner believes that the
licensee is no longer qualified as a driver.

new text begin (b) new text endThe expiration date for each under-21 license shall be the 21st birthday of the
licensee. Upon the licensee attaining the age of 21 and upon the application, payment
of the required fee, and passing the examination required of all drivers for renewal, a
driver's license shall be issued unless the commissioner determines that the licensee is
no longer qualified as a driver.

new text begin (c) new text endThe expiration date for each provisional license is two years after the date of
application for the provisional license.

new text begin (d) new text endAny valid Minnesota driver's license issued to a person then or subsequently deleted text beginon
active duty with
deleted text end new text beginserving outside Minnesota in active military service, as defined in section
190.05, subdivision 5, in any branch or unit of
new text endthe armed forces of the United States, or
the person's spouse, shall continue in full force and effect without requirement for renewal
until deleted text begin90 days after the date of the person's discharge from such service, provided that a
spouse's license must be renewed if the spouse is residing within the state at the time
the license expires or within 90 days after the spouse returns to Minnesota and resides
within the state.
deleted text endnew text begin the date one year following the service member's separation or discharge
from active military service, and until the license holder's birthday in the fourth full year
following the person's most recent license renewal or, in the case of a provisional license,
until the person's birthday in the third full year following the renewal.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2011, and applies to
Minnesota drivers' licenses that are valid on or after that date.
new text end