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SF 1393

1st Engrossment - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 03/11/2016 03:46pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; authorizing issuance of citations for certain work zone
violations; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 169.06, subdivision 4a.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 169.06, subdivision 4a, is amended to read:

Subd. 4a.

Obedience to work zone flagger; violation, penalty.

(a) A flagger in a
work zone may stop vehicles and hold vehicles in place deleted text beginuntil it is safe for the vehicles todeleted text end
deleted text beginproceed. A person operating a motor vehicle that has been stopped by a flagger in a work
deleted text enddeleted text beginzone may proceed after stopping only on instruction by the flagger or a police officerdeleted text endnew text begin and
direct them to proceed when it is safe. A driver who does not comply with the instruction
of an official traffic control device, flagger, or peace officer in a work zone is guilty of
a petty misdemeanor, and shall pay a fine of $300, in addition to the surcharge under
section 357.021, subdivision 6
new text end.

(b) A person convicted of operating a motor vehicle in violation of a speed limit
in a work zone, or any other provision of this section while in a work zone, shall be
required to pay a fine of $300. This fine is in addition to the surcharge under section
357.021, subdivision 6.

(c) If a motor vehicle is operated in violation of paragraph (a), the owner of the
vehicle, or for a leased motor vehicle the lessee of the vehicle, is guilty of a petty
misdemeanor and is subject to a fine as provided in paragraph (b). The owner or lessee may
not be fined under this paragraph if (1) another person is convicted for that violation, or (2)
the motor vehicle was stolen at the time of the violation. This paragraph does not apply to a
lessor of a motor vehicle if the lessor keeps a record of the name and address of the lessee.

(d) Paragraph (c) does not prohibit or limit the prosecution of a motor vehicle
operator for violating paragraph (a).

(e) A violation under paragraph (c) does not constitute grounds for revocation or
suspension of a driver's license.

new text begin (f) A peace officer may stop and issue a citation to the driver of a motor vehicle if
the peace officer has probable cause to believe the driver has, within the last four hours,
operated the vehicle in a manner that violates paragraph (a).
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