1st Engrossment - 81st Legislature (1999 - 2000) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
1.1 A bill for an act 1.2 relating to transportation; making seat belt violation 1.3 a primary offense; amending Minnesota Statutes 1998, 1.4 section 169.686, subdivision 1. 1.5 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 1.6 Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1998, section 169.686, 1.7 subdivision 1, is amended to read: 1.8 Subdivision 1. [SEAT BELT REQUIREMENT.] A properly 1.9 adjusted and fastened seat belt, including both the shoulder and 1.10 lap belt when the vehicle is so equipped, shall be worn by: 1.11 (1) the driver of a passenger vehicle or commercial motor 1.12 vehicle; 1.13 (2) a passenger riding in the front seat of a passenger 1.14 vehicle or commercial motor vehicle; and 1.15 (3) a passenger riding in any seat of a passenger vehicle 1.16 who is older than three but younger than
1118 years of age. 1.17 A person who is 15 years of age or older and who violates 1.18 clause (1) or (2) is subject to a fine of $25. The driver of 1.19 the passenger vehicle or commercial motor vehicle in which the 1.20 violation occurred is subject to a $25 fine for a violation of 1.21 clause (2) or (3) by a child of the driver under the age of 15 1.22 or any child under the age of 11. A peace officer may not issue1.23 a citation for a violation of this section unless the officer1.24 lawfully stopped or detained the driver of the motor vehicle for1.25 a moving violation other than a violation involving motor2.1 vehicle equipment. The department of public safety shall not2.2 record a violation of this subdivision on a person's driving2.3 record.2.4 Sec. 2. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 2.5 Section 1 is effective June 1, 2000, and applies to 2.6 violations committed on and after that date.