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SF 590

as introduced - 84th Legislature (2005 - 2006) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to motor vehicles; expanding definition of
farm truck to include trucks used primarily to
transport animal carcasses to places of rendering;
making technical and clarifying revisions; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.011, subdivision
17.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.011,
subdivision 17, is amended to read:


Subd. 17.

Farm truck.

(a) "Farm truck" means all
single-unit trucks, truck-tractors, tractors, semitrailers, and
trailers new text beginregistered as "farm trucks," that are new text endusednew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1) new text endby the owner deleted text beginthereof deleted text endto transport new text beginfrom the farm to
market,
new text endagricultural, horticultural, dairy, and other farm
products, including livestock, produced or finished by the owner
deleted text begin of the truckdeleted text end, and any other personal property owned by the
farmer to whom the license for the truck is issueddeleted text begin, from the
farm to market, and to transport property and supplies
deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (2) by the owner to transport new text endto the farm of the ownerdeleted text begin.
Trucks, truck-tractors, tractors, semitrailers, and trailers
registered as "farm trucks" may be used by the owner thereof to
deleted text endnew text begin,
property and supplies;
new text end

new text begin (3) by the owner new text endoccasionally new text beginto new text endtransport new text beginfrom the place
of production to market,
new text endunprocessed and raw farm productsdeleted text begin,deleted text endnot
produced by the owner of the truck, deleted text beginfrom the place of production
to market
deleted text endwhen the transportation constitutes the first haul of
the productsdeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;new text endand deleted text beginmay be used by the owner thereof,
deleted text end

new text begin (4) by the owner, who may be new text endeither new text begina new text endfarmer or logger who
harvests and hauls forest products only, to transport new text beginfrom the
place of production to an intermediate or final assembly point
or transfer yard or railhead,
new text endlogs, pulpwood, lumber, chips,
railroad tiesnew text begin,new text endand other raw and unfinished forest products deleted text beginfrom
the place of production to an intermediate or final assembly
point or transfer yard or railhead
deleted text end, 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 deleted text beginand deleted text endnew text begin,new text endall 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 deleted text beginshall deleted text endnew text beginmust
new text end 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 deleted text beginthereof deleted text endnew text beginof that lumbernew text end.
The licensed vehicles may also be used by the owner deleted text beginthereof deleted text endto
transport, to and from timber-harvesting areas, equipment and
appurtenances incidental to timber harvestingdeleted text begin,deleted text endand gravel and
other road-building materials for timber haul roads.

(b) "Farm deleted text begintrucks deleted text endnew text begintruck new text end" deleted text beginshall deleted text endalso deleted text begininclude deleted text endnew text beginincludes new text endonly
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 manufacturedeleted text begin, and for transporting milk
deleted text end and deleted text begincream deleted text endfrom an assembly point to a place for final processing
or manufacture. This deleted text beginsection shall deleted text endnew text beginparagraph does new text endnot deleted text beginbe
construed to
deleted text endmean 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.

new text begin (c) "Farm truck" also includes a truck used primarily to
transport animal carcasses to places of rendering.
new text end