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HF 3827

as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to drivers' licenses; requiring commissioner of public safety to include
information and questions relating to pupil transportation safety in driver's
manual and examination; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.13,
subdivision 1, by adding a subdivision.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.13, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Examination subjects and locations; provisions for color
blindness, disabled veterans.

Except as otherwise provided in this section, the
commissioner shall examine each applicant for a driver's license by such agency as the
commissioner directs. This examination must include a test of applicant's eyesight; ability
to read and understand highway signs regulating, warning, and directing traffic; knowledge
of traffic laws; knowledge of the effects of alcohol and drugs on a driver's ability to operate
a motor vehicle safely and legally, and of the legal penalties and financial consequences
resulting from violations of laws prohibiting the operation of a motor vehicle while under
the influence of alcohol or drugs; knowledge of railroad grade crossing safety; knowledge
of slow-moving vehicle safety; new text beginknowledge of laws relating to pupil transportation safety,
including the significance of school bus lights, signals, stop arm, and passing a school bus;
new text endknowledge of traffic laws related to bicycles; an actual demonstration of ability to exercise
ordinary and reasonable control in the operation of a motor vehicle; and other physical
and mental examinations as the commissioner finds necessary to determine the applicant's
fitness to operate a motor vehicle safely upon the highways, provided, further however, no
driver's license shall be denied an applicant on the exclusive grounds that the applicant's
eyesight is deficient in color perception. Provided, however, that war veterans operating
motor vehicles especially equipped for disabled persons, shall, if otherwise entitled to a
license, be granted such license. The commissioner shall make provision for giving these
examinations either in the county where the applicant resides or at a place adjacent thereto
reasonably convenient to the applicant.new text begin A driver's license must be denied to an applicant
who fails to demonstrate knowledge of pupil transportation safety laws.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.13, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 1i. new text end

new text begin Pupil transportation safety. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall include in each
edition of the driver's manual a section relating to pupil transportation safety laws.
new text end