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HF 992

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/11/2019 02:18pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; including pickup trucks in the definition of "farm truck;"
amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 168.002, subdivision 8.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 168.002, subdivision 8, is amended to read:


Subd. 8.

Farm truck.

(a) "Farm truck" means all single-unit trucks, new text beginpickup trucks,
new text end truck-tractors, tractors, semitrailers, and trailers used by the owner thereof to transport
agricultural, horticultural, dairy, and other farm products, including livestock, produced or
finished by the owner of the truck, and any other personal property owned by the farmer to
whom the license for the truck is issued, from the farm to market, and to transport property
and supplies to the farm of the owner. Trucks, new text beginpickup trucks, new text endtruck-tractors, tractors,
semitrailers, and trailers registered as "farm trucks" may be used by the owner thereof to
occasionally transport unprocessed and raw farm products, not produced by the owner of
the truck, from the place of production to market when the transportation constitutes the
first haul of the products, and may be used by the owner thereof, either farmer or logger
who harvests and hauls forest products only, to transport logs, pulpwood, lumber, chips,
railroad ties and other raw and unfinished forest products from the place of production to
an intermediate or final assembly point or transfer yard or railhead, which transportation
may be continued by another farm truck to a place for final processing or manufacture
located within 200 miles of the place of production and all of which is deemed to constitute
the first haul of unfinished wood products; provided that the owner and operator of the
vehicle transporting planed lumber shall have in immediate possession a statement signed
by the producer of the lumber designating the governmental subdivision, section, and
township where the lumber was produced and that this haul, indicating the date, is the first
haul thereof. The licensed vehicles may also be used by the owner thereof to transport, to
and from timber-harvesting areas, equipment and appurtenances incidental to timber
harvesting, and gravel and other road-building materials for timber haul roads.

(b) "Farm trucks" shall also include only single-unit trucks that, because of their
construction, cannot be used for any other purpose and are used exclusively to transport
milk and cream en route from a farm to an assembly point or place for final manufacture,
and for transporting milk and cream from an assembly point to a place for final processing
or manufacture. This section shall not be construed to mean that the owner or operator of
the truck cannot carry on usual accommodation services for patrons on regular return trips,
such as butter, cream, cheese, and other dairy supplies.