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SF 1111

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 04/04/2016 09:55am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; providing that bus driver is not subject to seat belt fines
arising out of violations by certain passengers; amending Minnesota Statutes
2014, section 169.686, subdivision 1.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 169.686, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Seat belt requirement.

(a) Except as provided in section 169.685, a
properly adjusted and fastened seat belt, including both the shoulder and lap belt when the
vehicle is so equipped, shall be worn by the driver and passengers of a passenger vehicle,
commercial motor vehicle, type III vehicle, and type III Head Start vehicle.

(b) A person who is 15 years of age or older and who violates paragraph (a) is
subject to a fine of $25. The driver of the vehicle in which a violation occurs is subject to
a $25 fine for deleted text begineachdeleted text end new text begina new text endviolation of paragraph (a) by the driver or by a passenger under the
age of 15, but the court may not impose more than one surcharge under section 357.021,
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, on the driver. The Department of Public Safety shall not record a violation
of this subdivision on a person's driving record.

new text begin (c) The driver of a bus is not subject to the fine under paragraph (b) for a violation of
paragraph (a) by a passenger under the age of 15.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2015, and applies to
violations committed on or after that date.
new text end