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HF 3548

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 04/24/2018 11:36am

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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; modifying certain hours of service requirements for
agricultural transportation; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 221.031,
subdivision 2d; 221.0314, subdivision 9.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 221.031, subdivision 2d, is amended to read:


Subd. 2d.

Hours of service exemptions.

The federal regulations incorporated in section
221.0314, subdivision 9, for maximum driving and on-duty time, hours of service do not
apply to drivers engaged in intrastate transportation within a 150-air-mile radius from the
source of the commodities, or from the retail or wholesale distribution point of the farm
supplies, for:

(1) agricultural commodities; or

(2) farm supplies for agricultural purposes from March 15 to December 15 of each year;
or
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(2) sugar beets from September 1 to May 15 of each year.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 221.0314, subdivision 9, is amended to read:


Subd. 9.

Hours of service of driver.

(a) Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, part 395,
is incorporated by reference, except that paragraphs (a), (c), (d), (f), (h), (i), (k), (m), and
(n) of section 395.1 of that part are not incorporated. In addition, cross-references to sections
or paragraphs not incorporated in this subdivision are not incorporated by reference.

(b) For purposes of Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, part 395.1, paragraph (k), the
planting and harvest period for Minnesota is from January 1 through December 31 of each
year.

(c) The requirements of Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, part 395, do not apply to
drivers of lightweight vehicles.

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