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HF 487

as introduced - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 02/11/2013 02:20pm

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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; traffic regulations; authorizing local authorities to
regulate traffic at intersections using traffic safety cameras;amending Minnesota
Statutes 2012, sections 169.011, by adding a subdivision; 169.04.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.011, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


Subd. 85a.

Traffic safety camera.

"Traffic safety camera" means a remotely
operated recording device capable of recording clear images of vehicle movement at
an intersection.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.04, is amended to read:


169.04 LOCAL AUTHORITY.

(a) The provisions of this chapter shall not be deemed to prevent local authorities,
with respect to streets and highways under their jurisdiction, and with the consent of
the commissioner, with respect to state trunk highways, within the corporate limits of a
municipality, or within the limits of a town in a county in this state now having or which
may hereafter have, a population of 500,000 or more, and a land area of not more than 600
square miles, and within the reasonable exercise of the police power from:

(1) regulating the standing or parking of vehicles;

(2) regulating traffic by means of police officers or, traffic-control signals, or traffic
safety cameras
;

(3) regulating or prohibiting processions or assemblages on the highways;

(4) designating particular highways as one-way roadways and requiring that all
vehicles, except emergency vehicles, when on an emergency run, thereon be moved in one
specific direction;

(5) designating any highway as a through highway and requiring that all vehicles stop
before entering or crossing the same, or designating any intersection as a stop intersection,
and requiring all vehicles to stop at one or more entrances to such intersections;

(6) restricting the use of highways as authorized in sections 169.80 to 169.88.

(b) No ordinance or regulation enacted under paragraph (a), clause (4), (5), or (6),
shall be effective until signs giving notice of such local traffic regulations are posted
upon and kept posted upon or at the entrance to the highway or part thereof affected as
may be most appropriate.

(c) No ordinance or regulation enacted under paragraph (a), clause (3), or any other
provision of law shall prohibit:

(1) the use of motorcycles or vehicles utilizing flashing red lights for the purpose of
escorting funeral processions, oversize buildings, heavy equipment, parades or similar
processions or assemblages on the highways; or

(2) the use of motorcycles or vehicles that are owned by the funeral home and that
utilize flashing red lights for the purpose of escorting funeral processions.

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