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HF 782

1st Engrossment - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 02/11/2022 11:39am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; modifying school bus inspection criteria; repealing school
bus inspection rules; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 169.451,
subdivision 3, by adding a subdivision; repealing Minnesota Rules, parts 7470.0300;
7470.0400; 7470.0500; 7470.0600; 7470.0700.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 169.451, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

deleted text beginRules of commissionerdeleted text endnew text begin Inspection criterianew text end.

deleted text begin (a) The commissioner of public
safety shall provide by rule for the issuance and display of distinctive inspection certificates.
deleted text end

deleted text begin (b) The commissioner of public safety shall provide by rule a point system for evaluating
the effect on safety operation of any variance from law detected during inspections conducted
pursuant to subdivision 1.
deleted text end

new text begin (a) The commissioner of public safety must inspect school buses in accordance with the
School Bus Inspection Manual as prescribed in section 169.4501, subdivision 3. Upon
completion of an inspection, the commissioner must provide a printed or electronic vehicle
examination report to the carrier or school district.
new text end

new text begin (b) A school bus displaying a defect as defined in the "School Bus Recommended
Out-of-Service Criteria" in the most recent edition of the "National School Transportation
Specification and Procedures" adopted by the National Congress on School Transportation
is deemed unsafe for student transportation. A member of the State Patrol must affix a
rejection sticker to the lower left corner of the windshield. A person may remove the rejection
sticker only upon authorization from a member of the State Patrol who has determined that
all defects have been corrected. Pending reinspection and certification of the vehicle by a
member of the State Patrol, a bus bearing a rejection sticker may be used to transport students
if the defects have been corrected and the vehicle examination report is signed by the owner
or a designee certifying that all defects have been corrected. The signed report must be
carried in the first aid kit on the bus.
new text end

new text begin (c) A school bus that has had an inspection completed in which no out-of-service defects
were identified has passed the inspection and a member of the State Patrol must affix an
inspection certificate to the lower left corner of the windshield. All defects identified must
be repaired within 14 days of the inspection. The person completing the repairs must sign
and date the inspection report indicating the repairs were made. The inspection report must
be retained at the principle place of business of the carrier or school district for 12 months
following the inspection and must be available for review by a representative of the
commissioner of public safety.
new text end

new text begin (d) A defect discovered during an inspection that was identified by a member of the
State Patrol during a previous inspection but has not been corrected results in a failed
inspection. A member of the State Patrol must affix a rejection sticker to the lower left
corner of the windshield.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 169.451, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Member of the State Patrol. new text end

new text begin For purposes of this section, a member of the
State Patrol includes an employee of the Department of Public Safety described in section
299D.06.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginREPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Rules, parts 7470.0300; 7470.0400; 7470.0500; 7470.0600; and 7470.0700, new text end new text begin
are repealed.
new text end

APPENDIX

Repealed Minnesota Rule: H0782-1

7470.0300

[Repealed, L 2021 1Sp5 art 4 s 151]

7470.0400

[Repealed, L 2021 1Sp5 art 4 s 151]

7470.0500

[Repealed, L 2021 1Sp5 art 4 s 151]

7470.0600

[Repealed, L 2021 1Sp5 art 4 s 151]

7470.0700

[Repealed, L 2021 1Sp5 art 4 s 151]