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HF 2584

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/18/2019 02:41pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; amending eligibility and operating requirements for a
restricted farm work license; making technical and clarifying changes; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 171.041.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 171.041, is amended to read:


171.041 RESTRICTED LICENSE FOR FARM WORK.

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Issuance. new text end

new text begin(a) new text endNotwithstanding any provisions of section 171.04 relating
to the age of an applicant to the contrary, the commissioner may issue a restricted farm
work license to operate a motor vehicle to a person who has attained the age of 15 years
and who, except for age, is qualified to hold a driver's license. The applicant is not required
to comply with the six-month instruction permit possession provisions of sections 171.04,
subdivision 1
, clause (2), and 171.05, subdivision 2a, or with the 12-month provisional
license possession provision of section 171.04, subdivision 1, clause (1), item (i).

new text begin (b)new text end The restricted license deleted text beginshall be issued solely for the purpose of authorizing the person
to whom the restricted license is issued to assist
deleted text endnew text begin authorizes the person to operate a motor
vehicle unaccompanied solely while assisting
new text end the person's parents or guardians with farm
worknew text begin, or performing farm work for hirenew text end.new text begin A restricted farm work license is a provisional
license, subject to the requirements of this section and to the accompaniment requirements
under section 171.05, subdivision 2b, paragraph (b), when the person is not operating a
motor vehicle for farm work.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Limitations and requirements. new text end

new text begin (a) A person holding the restricted farm work
license is subject to the requirements of this subdivision while operating a motor vehicle
unaccompanied.
new text end

new text begin (b)new text end A person holding deleted text beginthisdeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end restricted license may operate a motor vehicle only during
daylight hours and only within a radius of deleted text begin20deleted text endnew text begin 40new text end miles ofnew text begin: (1)new text end the parent's or guardian's
farmhouse; deleted text beginhowever, in no case maydeleted text endnew text begin or (2) for a person who performs farm work for hire,
any specified parcel.
new text end

new text begin (c)new text end A person holding the restricted licensenew text begin may notnew text end operate a motor vehicle in a city of
the first class.

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Application. new text end

new text begin(a)new text end An applicant for a restrictednew text begin farm worknew text end license deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end
apply to the commissioner for the license on forms prescribed by the commissioner. The
application deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be accompanied by:

(1)new text begin one of the following:
new text end

new text begin (i)new text end a copy of a property tax statement showing that the applicant's parent or guardian
owns land that is classified as agricultural land deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (ii)new text end a copy of a rental statement or agreement showing that the applicant's parent or
guardian rents land classified as agricultural land;new text begin or
new text end

new text begin (iii) for an applicant who performs farm work for hire:
new text end

new text begin (A) evidence satisfactory to the commissioner of the applicant's employment; and
new text end

new text begin (B) specification of the parcel or parcels on which the applicant performs farm work;new text end
and

(2) a written verified statement by the applicant's parent or guardian setting forth the
necessity for the license.

new text begin (b) The commissioner must provide a process for a person holding the restricted farm
work license to revise the specification of parcel or parcels under paragraph (a), clause (1),
item (iii).
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2020, for application and
issuance of restricted farm work licenses on and after that date.
new text end