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HF 2525

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 04/15/2021 10:30am

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; removing the prohibition on suspending an object between
the driver and windshield; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 169.71,
subdivision 1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 169.71, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Prohibitions generally; exceptions.

(a) A person shall not drive or
operate any motor vehicle with:

(1) a windshield cracked or discolored to an extent to limit or obstruct proper vision;

deleted text begin (2) any objects suspended between the driver and the windshield, other than:
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deleted text begin (i) sun visors;
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deleted text begin (ii) rearview mirrors;
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deleted text begin (iii) driver feedback and safety monitoring equipment when mounted immediately behind,
slightly above, or slightly below the rearview mirror;
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deleted text begin (iv) global positioning systems or navigation systems when mounted or located near the
bottommost portion of the windshield;
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deleted text begin (v) electronic toll collection devices; and
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deleted text begin (vi) an identifying device as provided in section 169.58, subdivision 5, when the device
is mounted or located near the bottommost portion of the windshield;
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deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (2)new text end any sign, poster, or other nontransparent material upon the front windshield,
sidewings, or side or rear windows of the vehicle, other than a certificate or other paper
required to be so displayed by law or authorized by the state director of the Division of
Emergency Management or the commissioner of public safety.

(b) Paragraph (a), deleted text beginclausesdeleted text endnew text begin clausenew text end (2) deleted text beginand (3)deleted text end, deleted text begindodeleted text endnew text begin doesnew text end not apply to law enforcement
vehicles.

deleted text begin (c) Paragraph (a), clause (2), does not apply to authorized emergency vehicles.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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