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SF 15

as introduced - 87th Legislature, 2011 1st Special Session (2011 - 2012) Posted on 07/20/2011 02:36am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to traffic regulations; increasing penalties for unlawful passing on the
right resulting in bodily injury or death; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010,
section 169.18, by adding a subdivision.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 169.18, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 4a. new text end

new text begin Passing on the right resulting in bodily injury or death. new text end

new text begin (a) It is a
violation for a driver to pass on the right or the shoulder of a road or highway except:
new text end

new text begin (1) in accordance with subdivision 4;
new text end

new text begin (2) when operating a bus on a shoulder in accordance with section 169.306;
new text end

new text begin (3) when passing on a dynamic shoulder lane as authorized by section 160.93;
new text end

new text begin (4) when operating an authorized emergency vehicle while responding to an
emergency;
new text end

new text begin (5) when directed to do so by a peace officer; or
new text end

new text begin (6) when necessary to avoid a traffic accident or injury to self or another.
new text end

new text begin (b) A person who commits a violation of paragraph (a) resulting in substantial or
great bodily harm, as defined in section 609.02, subdivision 7a or 8, is guilty of a gross
misdemeanor.
new text end

new text begin (c) A person who commits a violation of paragraph (a) resulting in death is guilty of
a felony.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2011, for violations
committed on or after that date.
new text end