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HF 2654

4th Engrossment - 80th Legislature (1997 - 1998) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Current Version - 4th Engrossment

  1.1                          A bill for an act
  1.2             relating to public safety; allowing personalized 
  1.3             license plates to be issued for certain trucks 
  1.4             resembling pickup trucks; providing for separate form 
  1.5             for assignment of vehicle title; clarifying transfer 
  1.6             from dealer provision; increasing allowable radius for 
  1.7             transportation of certain farm products; specifying 
  1.8             requirements for motor vehicle broker sign; driving 
  1.9             while impaired; clarifying that juvenile's age as it 
  1.10            relates to DWI-related driver's license revocation 
  1.11            refers to the date of violation instead of the date of 
  1.12            conviction; providing reasonable time to petition for 
  1.13            driver's license reinstatement; ensuring uniformity of 
  1.14            amount of handling charge allowed for certain driver's 
  1.15            license reinstatements; clarifying reinstatement 
  1.16            handling fee; appropriating money; amending Minnesota 
  1.17            Statutes 1996, sections 168.12, subdivision 2a; 
  1.18            168A.01, by adding a subdivision; 168A.11, subdivision 
  1.19            1; and 221.025; Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, 
  1.20            sections 168.27, subdivision 10; 169.121, subdivision 
  1.21            4; 171.19; 171.20, subdivision 4; and 171.29, 
  1.22            subdivision 2. 
  1.23  BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
  1.24     Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 168.12, 
  1.25  subdivision 2a, is amended to read: 
  1.26     Subd. 2a.  [PERSONALIZED PLATES; RULES.] Personalized 
  1.27  license plates must be issued to an applicant for registration 
  1.28  of a passenger automobile including a passenger automobile 
  1.29  registered as a classic car, pioneer car, collector car, or 
  1.30  street rod; van; pickup truck as defined in section 168.011, 
  1.31  subdivision 29, and any other truck with a registered gross 
  1.32  weight of 9,000 pounds or less and commonly known as a pickup 
  1.33  truck manufacturer's nominal rated capacity of one ton or less 
  1.34  and resembling a pickup truck; motorcycle including a classic 
  2.1   motorcycle; or self-propelled recreational vehicle, upon 
  2.2   compliance with the laws of this state relating to registration 
  2.3   of the vehicle and upon payment of a one-time fee of $100 in 
  2.4   addition to the registration tax required by law for the 
  2.5   vehicle.  The registrar shall designate a replacement fee for 
  2.6   personalized license plates that is calculated to cover the cost 
  2.7   of replacement.  This fee must be paid by the applicant whenever 
  2.8   the personalized license plates are required to be replaced by 
  2.9   law.  In lieu of the numbers assigned as provided in subdivision 
  2.10  1, personalized license plates must have imprinted on them a 
  2.11  series of not more than seven numbers and letters in any 
  2.12  combination.  When an applicant has once obtained personalized 
  2.13  plates, the applicant shall have a prior claim for similar 
  2.14  personalized plates in the next succeeding year as long as 
  2.15  current registration is maintained.  The commissioner of public 
  2.16  safety shall adopt rules in the manner provided by chapter 14, 
  2.17  regulating the issuance and transfer of personalized license 
  2.18  plates.  No words or combination of letters placed on 
  2.19  personalized license plates may be used for commercial 
  2.20  advertising, be of an obscene, indecent, or immoral nature, or 
  2.21  be of a nature that would offend public morals or decency.  The 
  2.22  call signals or letters of a radio or television station are not 
  2.23  commercial advertising for the purposes of this subdivision. 
  2.24     Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision 1, 
  2.25  personalized license plates issued under this subdivision may be 
  2.26  transferred to another motor vehicle owned or jointly owned by 
  2.27  the applicant, upon the payment of a fee of $5, which must be 
  2.28  paid into the state treasury and credited to the highway user 
  2.29  tax distribution fund.  The registrar may by rule provide a form 
  2.30  for notification.  A personalized license plate issued for a 
  2.31  classic car, pioneer car, collector car, street rod, or classic 
  2.32  motorcycle may not be transferred to a vehicle not eligible for 
  2.33  such a license plate. 
  2.34     Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, if the 
  2.35  personalized license plates are lost, stolen, or destroyed, the 
  2.36  applicant may apply and shall receive duplicate license plates 
  3.1   bearing the same combination of letters and numbers as the 
  3.2   former personalized plates upon the payment of the fee required 
  3.3   by section 168.29.  
  3.4      Fees from the sale of permanent and duplicate personalized 
  3.5   license plates must be paid into the state treasury and credited 
  3.6   to the highway user tax distribution fund. 
  3.7      Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 
  3.8   168.27, subdivision 10, is amended to read: 
  3.9      Subd. 10.  [ESTABLISHED PLACE OF BUSINESS.] All licensees 
  3.10  under this section shall have an established place of business 
  3.11  which shall include as a minimum: 
  3.12     (1) For a new motor vehicle dealer, the following: 
  3.13     (a) a commercial building owned or under lease by the 
  3.14  licensee.  The lease shall be for a minimum term of one year.  
  3.15  The building shall contain office space where the books, 
  3.16  records, and files necessary to conduct the business are kept 
  3.17  and maintained with personnel available during normal business 
  3.18  hours.  Dealership business hours must be conspicuously posted 
  3.19  on the place of doing business and readily viewable by the 
  3.20  public; 
  3.21     (b) a bona fide contract or franchise (1) in effect with a 
  3.22  manufacturer or distributor of the new motor vehicles the dealer 
  3.23  proposes to sell, broker, wholesale, or auction, or (2) in 
  3.24  effect with the first-stage manufacturer or distributor of new 
  3.25  motor vehicles purchased from a van converter or modifier which 
  3.26  the dealer proposes to sell, broker, wholesale, or auction, or 
  3.27  (3) in effect with the final stage manufacturer of the new type 
  3.28  A, B, or C motor homes which the dealer proposes to sell, 
  3.29  broker, wholesale, or auction; 
  3.30     (c) a facility for the repair and servicing of motor 
  3.31  vehicles and the storage of parts and accessories, not to exceed 
  3.32  ten miles distance from the principal place of business.  Such 
  3.33  service may be provided through contract with bona fide 
  3.34  operators actually engaged in such services; 
  3.35     (d) an area either indoors or outdoors to display motor 
  3.36  vehicles which is owned or under lease by the licensee; and 
  4.1      (e) a sign clearly identifying the dealership by name which 
  4.2   is readily viewable by the public. 
  4.3      (2) For a used motor vehicle dealer, the following: 
  4.4      (a) a commercial building owned or under lease by the 
  4.5   licensee.  The lease shall be for a minimum term of one year.  
  4.6   The building shall contain office space where the books, 
  4.7   records, and files necessary to conduct the business are kept 
  4.8   and maintained with personnel available during normal business 
  4.9   hours or automatic telephone answering service during normal 
  4.10  business hours.  Dealership business hours must be conspicuously 
  4.11  posted on the place of doing business and readily viewable by 
  4.12  the public; 
  4.13     (b) an area either indoors or outdoors to display motor 
  4.14  vehicles which is owned or under lease by the licensee; and 
  4.15     (c) a sign clearly identifying the dealership by name which 
  4.16  is readily viewable by the public. 
  4.17     (3) For a motor vehicle lessor, the following:  a 
  4.18  commercial office space where the books, records, and files 
  4.19  necessary to conduct the business are kept and maintained with 
  4.20  personnel available during normal business hours or an automatic 
  4.21  telephone answering service during normal business hours.  
  4.22  Business hours must be conspicuously posted on the place of 
  4.23  doing business and readily viewable by the public.  The office 
  4.24  space must be owned or under lease for a minimum term of one 
  4.25  year by the licensee. 
  4.26     (4) For a motor vehicle wholesaler, the following:  a 
  4.27  commercial office space where the books, records, and files 
  4.28  necessary to conduct the business are kept and maintained with 
  4.29  personnel available during normal business hours or an automatic 
  4.30  telephone answering service during normal business hours.  The 
  4.31  office space must be owned or under lease for a minimum term of 
  4.32  one year by the licensee. 
  4.33     (5) For a motor vehicle auctioneer, the following:  a 
  4.34  permanent enclosed commercial building, within or without the 
  4.35  state, on a permanent foundation, owned or under lease by the 
  4.36  licensee.  The lease shall be for a minimum term of one year.  
  5.1   The building shall contain office space where the books, 
  5.2   records, and files necessary to conduct the business are kept 
  5.3   and maintained with personnel available during normal business 
  5.4   hours or an automatic telephone answering service during normal 
  5.5   business hours.  
  5.6      (6) For a motor vehicle broker, the following:  a 
  5.7   commercial office space where books, records, and files 
  5.8   necessary to conduct business are kept and maintained with 
  5.9   personnel available during normal business hours, or an 
  5.10  automatic telephone answering service available during normal 
  5.11  business hours.  Business hours must be conspicuously posted on 
  5.12  the place of business and readily viewable by the public.  A 
  5.13  sign, clearly identifying the motor vehicle broker by name and 
  5.14  viewable by the public, must be posted on the place of business. 
  5.15  listing the broker's business hours, must be posted in a 
  5.16  location and manner readily viewable by a member of the public 
  5.17  visiting the office space.  The office space must be owned or 
  5.18  under lease for a minimum term of one year by the licensee. 
  5.19     (7) If a new or used motor vehicle dealer maintains more 
  5.20  than one place of doing business in a county, the separate 
  5.21  places shall be listed on the application.  If additional places 
  5.22  of business are maintained outside of one county, separate 
  5.23  licenses shall be obtained for each county. 
  5.24     (8) If a motor vehicle lessor, wholesaler, auctioneer, or 
  5.25  motor vehicle broker maintains more than one permanent place of 
  5.26  doing business, either in one or more counties, the separate 
  5.27  places shall be listed in the application, but only one license 
  5.28  shall be required.  If a lessor proposes to sell previously 
  5.29  leased or rented vehicles or if a broker proposes to establish 
  5.30  an office at a location outside the seven-county metropolitan 
  5.31  area, as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2, other than 
  5.32  cities of the first class, the lessor or broker must obtain a 
  5.33  license for each nonmetropolitan area county in which the 
  5.34  lessor's sales are to take place or where the broker proposes to 
  5.35  locate an office. 
  5.36     (9) If a motor vehicle dealer, lessor, wholesaler, or motor 
  6.1   vehicle broker does not have direct access to a public road or 
  6.2   street, any privately owned roadway providing access to a public 
  6.3   road or street must be clearly identified and adequately 
  6.4   maintained. 
  6.5      Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 168A.01, is 
  6.6   amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
  6.7      Subd. 17c.  [SECURE REASSIGNMENT.] "Secure reassignment" 
  6.8   means a separate form that (1) may be used by a dealer to assign 
  6.9   and warrant title to a vehicle; (2) is prescribed by the 
  6.10  department; and (3) contains security features complying with 
  6.11  the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act, as amended, 
  6.12  codified at United States Code, title 49, chapter 327, and 
  6.13  regulations of the United States Department of Transportation 
  6.14  adopted under that act. 
  6.15     Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 168A.11, 
  6.16  subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
  6.17     Subdivision 1.  [APPLICATION UPON TRANSFER.] If a dealer 
  6.18  buys a vehicle and holds it for resale and procures the 
  6.19  certificate of title from the owner, and complies with 
  6.20  subdivision 2 hereof, the dealer need not apply for a 
  6.21  certificate of title, but upon transferring the vehicle to 
  6.22  another person other than by the creation of a security interest 
  6.23  shall promptly execute the assignment and warranty of title by a 
  6.24  dealer, showing the names and addresses of the transferee and of 
  6.25  any secured party holding a security interest created or 
  6.26  reserved at the time of the resale, and the date of the security 
  6.27  agreement in the spaces provided therefor on the certificate or 
  6.28  secure reassignment.  With respect to motor vehicles subject to 
  6.29  the provisions of section 325E.15, the dealer shall also, in the 
  6.30  space provided therefor on the certificate or secure 
  6.31  reassignment, state the true cumulative mileage registered on 
  6.32  the odometer or that the exact mileage is unknown if the 
  6.33  odometer reading is known by the transferor to be different from 
  6.34  the true mileage.  The transferee shall complete the application 
  6.35  for title section on the certificate of title or separate title 
  6.36  application form prescribed by the department.  The dealer shall 
  7.1   mail or deliver the certificate to the department registrar or 
  7.2   deputy registrar with the transferee's application for a new 
  7.3   certificate and appropriate taxes and fees, within ten days. 
  7.4      Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 
  7.5   169.121, subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
  7.6      Subd. 4.  [ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES.] (a) The commissioner 
  7.7   of public safety shall revoke the driver's license of a person 
  7.8   convicted of violating this section or an ordinance in 
  7.9   conformity with it as follows:  
  7.10     (1) for an offense under subdivision 1:  not less than 30 
  7.11  days; 
  7.12     (2) for an offense under subdivision 1a:  not less than 90 
  7.13  days; 
  7.14     (3) for an offense occurring within five years after a 
  7.15  prior impaired driving conviction or a prior license revocation, 
  7.16  or any time after two or more prior impaired driving convictions 
  7.17  or prior license revocations:  (i) if the current conviction is 
  7.18  for a violation of subdivision 1, not less than 180 days and 
  7.19  until the court has certified that treatment or rehabilitation 
  7.20  has been successfully completed where prescribed in accordance 
  7.21  with section 169.126; or (ii) if the current conviction is for a 
  7.22  violation of subdivision 1a, not less than one year and until 
  7.23  the court has certified that treatment or rehabilitation has 
  7.24  been successfully completed where prescribed in accordance with 
  7.25  section 169.126; 
  7.26     (4) for an offense occurring within five years after the 
  7.27  first of two prior impaired driving convictions or prior license 
  7.28  revocations:  not less than one year, together with denial under 
  7.29  section 171.04, subdivision 1, clause (9), until rehabilitation 
  7.30  is established in accordance with standards established by the 
  7.31  commissioner; 
  7.32     (5) for an offense occurring any time after three or more 
  7.33  prior impaired driving convictions or prior license 
  7.34  revocations:  not less than two years, together with denial 
  7.35  under section 171.04, subdivision 1, clause (9), until 
  7.36  rehabilitation is established in accordance with standards 
  8.1   established by the commissioner.  
  8.2      (b) If the person convicted of violating this section is 
  8.3   under the age of 21 years at the time of the violation, the 
  8.4   commissioner of public safety shall revoke the offender's 
  8.5   driver's license or operating privileges for a period of six 
  8.6   months or for the appropriate period of time under paragraph 
  8.7   (a), clauses (1) to (5), for the offense committed, whichever is 
  8.8   the greatest period.  
  8.9      (c) For purposes of this subdivision, a juvenile 
  8.10  adjudication under this section, section 169.129, an ordinance 
  8.11  in conformity with either of them, or a statute or ordinance 
  8.12  from another state in conformity with either of them is an 
  8.13  offense.  
  8.14     (d) Whenever department records show that the violation 
  8.15  involved personal injury or death to any person, not less than 
  8.16  90 additional days shall be added to the base periods provided 
  8.17  above.  
  8.18     (e) If the person is convicted of violating subdivision 1, 
  8.19  paragraph (f), the commissioner of public safety shall revoke 
  8.20  the person's driver's license for twice the period of time 
  8.21  otherwise provided for in this subdivision.  
  8.22     (f) Except for a person whose license has been revoked 
  8.23  under paragraph (b), and except for a person who commits a 
  8.24  violation described in subdivision 3, paragraph (c), clause (4), 
  8.25  (child endangerment), any person whose license has been revoked 
  8.26  pursuant to section 169.123 as the result of the same incident, 
  8.27  and who does not have a prior impaired driving conviction or 
  8.28  prior license revocation, is subject to the mandatory revocation 
  8.29  provisions of paragraph (a), clause (1) or (2), in lieu of the 
  8.30  mandatory revocation provisions of section 169.123. 
  8.31     Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 
  8.32  171.19, is amended to read: 
  8.33     171.19 [PETITION FOR LICENSE REINSTATEMENT.] 
  8.34     Any person whose driver's license has been refused, 
  8.35  revoked, suspended, canceled, or disqualified by the 
  8.36  commissioner, except where the license is revoked or 
  9.1   disqualified under section 169.123 or 171.186, may file a 
  9.2   petition for a hearing in the matter in the district court in 
  9.3   the county wherein such person shall reside and, in the case of 
  9.4   a nonresident, in the district court in any county, and such 
  9.5   court is hereby vested with jurisdiction, and it shall be its 
  9.6   duty, to set the matter for hearing upon 15 days' written notice 
  9.7   to the commissioner, and thereupon to take testimony and examine 
  9.8   into the facts of the case to determine whether the petitioner 
  9.9   is entitled to a license or is subject to revocation, 
  9.10  suspension, cancellation, disqualification, or refusal of 
  9.11  license, and shall render judgment accordingly.  The petition 
  9.12  for hearing must either be filed within 180 days of the 
  9.13  effective date of the order of revocation, suspension, 
  9.14  cancellation, disqualification, or refusal to license or be 
  9.15  filed before expiration of the withdrawal period, whichever 
  9.16  occurs first.  The petition shall be heard by the court without 
  9.17  a jury and may be heard in or out of term.  The commissioner may 
  9.18  appear in person, or by agents or representatives, and may 
  9.19  present evidence upon the hearing by affidavit personally, by 
  9.20  agents, or by representatives.  The petitioner may present 
  9.21  evidence by affidavit, except that the petitioner must be 
  9.22  present in person at such hearing for the purpose of 
  9.23  cross-examination.  In the event the department shall be 
  9.24  sustained in these proceedings, the petitioner shall have no 
  9.25  further right to make further petition to any court for the 
  9.26  purpose of obtaining a driver's license until after the 
  9.27  expiration of one year after the date of such hearing. 
  9.28     Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 
  9.29  171.20, subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
  9.30     Subd. 4.  [REINSTATEMENT FEE.] Before the license is 
  9.31  reinstated, a person whose driver's license has been suspended 
  9.32  under section 171.16, subdivision 2; 171.18, except subdivision 
  9.33  1, clause (10); or 171.182, or who has been disqualified from 
  9.34  holding a commercial driver's license under section 171.165 must 
  9.35  pay a fee of $25 until June 30, 1999, and $20 thereafter.  When 
  9.36  this fee is fees are collected by a county-operated office of 
 10.1   deputy registrar, a $3.50 handling charge is imposed in the 
 10.2   amount specified under section 168.33, subdivision 7.  The 
 10.3   handling charge must be deposited in the treasury of the place 
 10.4   for which the deputy registrar was appointed and the 
 10.5   reinstatement fee and surcharge must be deposited in an approved 
 10.6   state depository as directed under section 168.33, subdivision 
 10.7   2.  A suspension may be rescinded without fee for good cause. 
 10.8      Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 
 10.9   171.29, subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
 10.10     Subd. 2.  [FEES, ALLOCATION.] (a) A person whose driver's 
 10.11  license has been revoked as provided in subdivision 1, except 
 10.12  under section 169.121 or 169.123, shall pay a $30 fee before the 
 10.13  driver's license is reinstated. 
 10.14     (b) A person whose driver's license has been revoked as 
 10.15  provided in subdivision 1 under section 169.121 or 169.123 shall 
 10.16  pay a $250 fee plus a $10 surcharge before the driver's license 
 10.17  is reinstated.  The $250 fee is to be credited as follows: 
 10.18     (1) Twenty percent shall be credited to the trunk highway 
 10.19  fund. 
 10.20     (2) Fifty-five percent shall be credited to the general 
 10.21  fund. 
 10.22     (3) Eight percent shall be credited to a separate account 
 10.23  to be known as the bureau of criminal apprehension account.  
 10.24  Money in this account may be appropriated to the commissioner of 
 10.25  public safety and the appropriated amount shall be apportioned 
 10.26  80 percent for laboratory costs and 20 percent for carrying out 
 10.27  the provisions of section 299C.065. 
 10.28     (4) Twelve percent shall be credited to a separate account 
 10.29  to be known as the alcohol-impaired driver education account.  
 10.30  Money in the account is appropriated as follows: 
 10.31     (i) The first $200,000 in a fiscal year is to the 
 10.32  commissioner of children, families, and learning for programs in 
 10.33  elementary and secondary schools. 
 10.34     (ii) The remainder credited in a fiscal year is 
 10.35  appropriated to the commissioner of transportation to be spent 
 10.36  as grants to the Minnesota highway safety center at St. Cloud 
 11.1   State University for programs relating to alcohol and highway 
 11.2   safety education in elementary and secondary schools. 
 11.3      (5) Five percent shall be credited to a separate account to 
 11.4   be known as the traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury 
 11.5   account.  $100,000 is annually appropriated from the account to 
 11.6   the commissioner of human services for traumatic brain injury 
 11.7   case management services.  The remaining money in the account is 
 11.8   annually appropriated to the commissioner of health to establish 
 11.9   and maintain the traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury 
 11.10  registry created in section 144.662 and to reimburse the 
 11.11  commissioner of economic security for the reasonable cost of 
 11.12  services provided under section 268A.03, clause (o). 
 11.13     (c) The $10 surcharge shall be credited to a separate 
 11.14  account to be known as the remote electronic alcohol monitoring 
 11.15  pilot program account.  The commissioner shall transfer the 
 11.16  balance of this account to the commissioner of finance on a 
 11.17  monthly basis for deposit in the general fund. 
 11.18     (d) When these fees are collected by a county-operated 
 11.19  office of deputy registrar, a handling charge is imposed in the 
 11.20  amount specified under section 168.33, subdivision 7.  The 
 11.21  handling charge must be deposited in the treasury of the place 
 11.22  for which the deputy registrar was appointed and the 
 11.23  reinstatement fees and surcharge must be deposited in an 
 11.24  approved state depository as directed under section 168.33, 
 11.25  subdivision 2. 
 11.26     Sec. 9.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 221.025, is 
 11.27  amended to read: 
 11.28     221.025 [EXEMPTIONS.] 
 11.29     The provisions of this chapter requiring a certificate or 
 11.30  permit to operate as a motor carrier do not apply to the 
 11.31  intrastate transportation described below:  
 11.32     (a) the transportation of students to or from school or 
 11.33  school activities in a school bus inspected and certified under 
 11.34  section 169.451 and the transportation of children or parents to 
 11.35  or from a Head Start facility or Head Start activity in a Head 
 11.36  Start bus inspected and certified under section 169.451; 
 12.1      (b) the transportation of solid waste, as defined in 
 12.2   section 116.06, subdivision 22, including recyclable materials 
 12.3   and waste tires, except that the term "hazardous waste" has the 
 12.4   meaning given it in section 221.011, subdivision 31; 
 12.5      (c) a commuter van as defined in section 221.011, 
 12.6   subdivision 27; 
 12.7      (d) authorized emergency vehicles as defined in section 
 12.8   169.01, subdivision 5, including ambulances; and tow trucks 
 12.9   equipped with proper and legal warning devices when picking up 
 12.10  and transporting (1) disabled or wrecked motor vehicles or (2) 
 12.11  vehicles towed or transported under a towing order issued by a 
 12.12  public employee authorized to issue a towing order; 
 12.13     (e) the transportation of grain samples under conditions 
 12.14  prescribed by the board; 
 12.15     (f) the delivery of agricultural lime; 
 12.16     (g) the transportation of dirt and sod within an area 
 12.17  having a 50-mile radius from the home post office of the person 
 12.18  performing the transportation; 
 12.19     (h) the transportation of sand, gravel, bituminous asphalt 
 12.20  mix, concrete ready mix, concrete blocks or tile and the mortar 
 12.21  mix to be used with the concrete blocks or tile, or crushed rock 
 12.22  to or from the point of loading or a place of gathering within 
 12.23  an area having a 50-mile radius from that person's home post 
 12.24  office or a 50-mile radius from the site of construction or 
 12.25  maintenance of public roads and streets; 
 12.26     (i) the transportation of pulpwood, cordwood, mining 
 12.27  timber, poles, posts, decorator evergreens, wood chips, sawdust, 
 12.28  shavings, and bark from the place where the products are 
 12.29  produced to the point where they are to be used or shipped; 
 12.30     (j) the transportation of fresh vegetables from farms to 
 12.31  canneries or viner stations, from viner stations to canneries, 
 12.32  or from canneries to canneries during the harvesting, canning, 
 12.33  or packing season, or transporting sugar beets, wild rice, or 
 12.34  rutabagas from the field of production to the first place of 
 12.35  delivery or unloading, including a processing plant, warehouse, 
 12.36  or railroad siding; 
 13.1      (k) the transportation of property or freight, other than 
 13.2   household goods and petroleum products in bulk, entirely within 
 13.3   the corporate limits of a city or between contiguous cities 
 13.4   except as provided in section 221.296; 
 13.5      (l) the transportation of unprocessed dairy products in 
 13.6   bulk within an area having a 100-mile radius from the home post 
 13.7   office of the person providing the transportation; 
 13.8      (m) the transportation of agricultural, horticultural, 
 13.9   dairy, livestock, or other farm products within an area having a 
 13.10  25-mile 100-mile radius from the person's home post office and 
 13.11  the carrier may transport other commodities within the 25-mile 
 13.12  100-mile radius if the destination of each haul is a farm; 
 13.13     (n) passenger transportation service that is not charter 
 13.14  service and that is under contract to and with operating 
 13.15  assistance from the department or the metropolitan council; 
 13.16     (o) the transportation of newspapers, as defined in section 
 13.17  331A.01, subdivision 5, telephone books, handbills, circulars, 
 13.18  or pamphlets in a vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of 10,000 
 13.19  pounds or less; and 
 13.20     (p) transportation of potatoes from the field of 
 13.21  production, or a storage site owned or otherwise controlled by 
 13.22  the producer, to the first place of processing. 
 13.23     The exemptions provided in this section apply to a person 
 13.24  only while the person is exclusively engaged in exempt 
 13.25  transportation. 
 13.26     Sec. 10.  [APPROPRIATION.] 
 13.27     $15,775,000 is appropriated from the trunk highway fund to 
 13.28  the commissioner of administration to complete renovation and 
 13.29  life safety improvements to the transportation building in the 
 13.30  capitol complex.  This is the final state appropriation for this 
 13.31  project. 
 13.32     Sec. 11.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
 13.33     Sections 3 and 4 are effective the day following final 
 13.34  enactment.