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HF 4113

as introduced - 84th Legislature (2005 - 2006) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 04/06/2006

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to highways; allowing certain national guard-related signs to be placed
on highways; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169.06, subdivision 2.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169.06, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Placement and maintenance on trunk highway.

(a) The commissioner
shall place and maintain such traffic-control devices, conforming to the manual and
specifications, upon all state trunk highways as the commissioner shall deem necessary to
indicate and to carry out the provisions of this chapter or to regulate, warn, or guide traffic.
The commissioner may construct and maintain signs at the entrance of each city, which
sign shall have placed thereon the name of the city and the population thereofnew text begin, and for each
eligible city an additional sign or signs as described in paragraph (c)
new text end. The commissioner
may construct and maintain other directional signs upon the trunk highways and such
signs shall be uniform. The commissioner may authorize variations from the manual and
specifications for the purpose of investigation and research into the use and development
of traffic control devices. When such authorized variation pertains to the regulation
of traffic, notice of the intended regulatory purpose shall be published in a qualified
newspaper of general circulation in the area where the research is being conducted.

(b) No other authority shall place or maintain any traffic control device upon any
highway under the jurisdiction of the commissioner except by the latter's permission.

new text begin (c) For each city containing a Minnesota National Guard or reserves armory or
training and community center, the commissioner must allow placement of a sign stating
that the city is the home of the specified military unit that is assigned to that armory
or training and community center, including in military parlance the type of military
unit. The sign must be furnished by a person or entity other than the Department of
Transportation, and must be approved by the commissioner in consultation with the
adjutant general of the National Guard. The commissioner is authorized to accept
and expend funds from nonstate sources for the purpose of providing, installing, and
maintaining the signs authorized by this paragraph.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2006.
new text end