3rd Engrossment - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 05/20/2011 04:00pm
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:
Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 171.27, is amended to read:
new text beginnew 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 beginnew 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 beginnew text endThe expiration date for each provisional license is two years after the date of
application for the provisional license.
new text beginnew text endAny valid Minnesota driver's license issued to a person then or subsequently deleted text beginon
active duty withdeleted text end new text beginnew 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 beginnew text end
new text begin new text end