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HF 3339

1st Engrossment - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 04/09/2018 03:58pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to motor vehicles; exempting sewage septic tank trucks from certain
vehicle-weight limitations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 169.829,
by adding a subdivision; 169.87, subdivision 6.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.829, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Sewage septic tank trucks. new text end

new text begin (a) Sections 169.823 and 169.826 to 169.828 do
not apply to a sewage septic tank truck used exclusively to transport sewage from septic or
holding tanks.
new text end

new text begin (b) The weight limitations under section 169.824 are increased by ten percent for a
single-unit vehicle transporting sewage from the point of service to (1) another point of
service, or (2) the point of unloading.
new text end

new text begin (c) Notwithstanding sections 169.824, subdivision 1, paragraph (d); 169.826, subdivision
3; or any other law to the contrary, a permit is not required to operate a vehicle under this
subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (d) The seasonal weight increases under section 169.826, subdivision 1, do not apply to
a vehicle operated under this subdivision.
new text end

new text begin (e) A vehicle operated under this subdivision is subject to bridge load limits posted under
section 169.84.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 169.87, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Recycling and garbage vehicles.

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b),
weight restrictions imposed under subdivisions 1 and 2 do not apply to a vehicle that does
not exceed 20,000 pounds per single axle and is designed and used exclusively for recycling,
while engaged in recycling in a political subdivision that mandates curbside recycling pickup.

(b) Weight restrictions imposed under subdivisions 1 and 2 do not apply to: (1) a vehicle
that does not exceed 14,000 pounds per single axle and is used exclusively for recycling as
described in paragraph (a); (2) a vehicle that does not exceed 14,000 pounds per single axle
and is designed and used exclusively for collecting mixed municipal solid waste, as defined
in section 115A.03, subdivision 21, while engaged in such collection; deleted text beginordeleted text end (3) a portable toilet
service vehicle that does not exceed 14,000 pounds per single axle or 26,000 pounds gross
vehicle weight, and is designed and used exclusively for collecting liquid waste from portable
toiletsnew text begin; or (4) a sewage septic tank truck used exclusively to haul sewage from septic or
holding tanks
new text end, whilenew text begin the vehicle isnew text end engaged in deleted text beginsuchdeleted text endnew text begin the type ofnew text end collectionnew text begin the vehicle was
designed to perform
new text end.

(c) Notwithstanding section 169.80, subdivision 1, a violation of weight restrictions
imposed under subdivisions 1 and 2 by a vehicle designed and used exclusively for recycling
while engaged in recycling in a political subdivision that mandates curbside recycling pickup
while engaged in such collection, by a vehicle that is designed and used exclusively for
collecting mixed municipal solid waste as defined in section 115A.03, subdivision 21, while
engaged in such collection, deleted text beginordeleted text end by a portable toilet service vehicle that is designed and used
exclusively for collecting liquid waste from portable toilets,new text begin or by a sewage septic tank truck
that is designed and used exclusively to haul sewage from septic or holding tanks
new text end while
engaged in such collection, is not subject to criminal penalties but is subject to a civil penalty
for excess weight under section 169.871.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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