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HF 2751

1st Engrossment - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 04/09/2018 04:02pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; regulating electric vehicle charging station parking;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 169.011, by adding subdivisions;
169.34, subdivision 2; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter
169.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.011, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 26b. new text end

new text begin Electric vehicle parking space. new text end

new text begin "Electric vehicle parking space" means a
public or private parking space, including at an off-street parking facility, that is identified
for electric vehicles.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.011, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 26c. new text end

new text begin Electric vehicle station. new text end

new text begin "Electric vehicle station" means an electric vehicle
parking space that is equipped to recharge an electric vehicle or other electric vehicle energy
storage device.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.34, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Violation; penalty for owner or lessee.

(a) If a motor vehicle is stopped,
standing, or parked in violation of subdivision 1new text begin or section 169.348, subdivision 2new text end, the owner
of the vehicle, or for a leased motor vehicle the lessee of the vehicle, is guilty of a petty
misdemeanor.

(b) The owner or lessee may not be fined under paragraph (a) if (1) another person is
convicted for, or pleads guilty to, that violation, or (2) the motor vehicle was stolen at the
time of the violation.

(c) Paragraph (a) does not apply to a lessor of a motor vehicle if the lessor keeps a record
of the name and address of the lessee.

(d) Paragraph (a) does not prohibit or limit the prosecution of a motor vehicle operator
for violating subdivision 1.

(e) A violation under paragraph (a) does not constitute grounds for revocation or
suspension of the owner's or lessee's driver's license.

Sec. 4.

new text begin [169.348] ELECTRIC VEHICLE PARKING AREAS.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Electric vehicle parking space signs. new text end

new text begin (a) An electric vehicle parking
space is designated under this section if a posted sign meets the requirements under paragraph
(b) and identifies the parking space as an electric vehicle station.
new text end

new text begin (b) A posted sign for an electric vehicle parking space must meet applicable design
standards adopted by the commissioner under section 169.06, subdivision 1, and must be
visible from inside a motor vehicle parked within the space, clear of snow or other
obstructions that block its visibility, and nonmovable.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Parking prohibitions, exceptions. new text end

new text begin (a) Except for an electric vehicle, a person
must not stop or park a vehicle in a designated electric vehicle parking space, whether on
public or private property.
new text end

new text begin (b) A person must not obstruct access to a designated electric vehicle parking space or
associated access aisle, whether on public or private property.
new text end

new text begin (c) A person may stop or park a vehicle in a designated electric vehicle parking space
if:
new text end

new text begin (1) it is at a time outside any restricted parking hours identified by the parking space
sign, and no other restrictions identified by the sign apply;
new text end

new text begin (2) the owner or manager of the property where the parking space is located authorizes
the vehicle to stop or park; or
new text end

new text begin (3) it is in compliance with the directions of a police officer or traffic-control device.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Violation; penalty. new text end

new text begin The provisions of section 169.34, subdivision 2, apply for
a violation under subdivision 2.
new text end