4th Engrossment - 80th Legislature (1997 - 1998) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
1.1 A bill for an act 1.2 relating to drivers' licenses; establishing 1.3 youth-oriented driver improvement clinics; 1.4 establishing a graduated licensing system with 1.5 provisional license phase; making technical changes; 1.6 appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, 1.7 sections 120.73, subdivision 1; 169.89, subdivision 5; 1.8 169.971, subdivision 1, and by adding a subdivision; 1.9 169.972; 169.973, subdivision 1; 171.01, subdivision 1.10 14; 171.04, subdivision 1; 171.05, subdivision 2, and 1.11 by adding subdivisions; 171.06, subdivision 1; 171.07, 1.12 by adding a subdivision; 171.10, subdivision 1; 1.13 171.12, subdivision 3; 171.16, subdivision 5; 171.17, 1.14 subdivisions 2 and 3; 171.172; 171.173; 171.174; 1.15 171.20, subdivision 3; 171.27; and 171.39; Minnesota 1.16 Statutes 1997 Supplement, sections 171.041; 171.06, 1.17 subdivisions 2 and 4; and 171.171; proposing coding 1.18 for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 171. 1.19 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 1.20 Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 120.73, 1.21 subdivision 1, is amended to read: 1.22 Subdivision 1. A school board is authorized to require 1.23 payment of fees in the following areas: 1.24 (a) in any program where the resultant product, in excess 1.25 of minimum requirements and at the pupil's option, becomes the 1.26 personal property of the pupil; 1.27 (b) admission fees or charges for extra curricular 1.28 activities, where attendance is optional; 1.29 (c) a security deposit for the return of materials, 1.30 supplies, or equipment; 1.31 (d) personal physical education and athletic equipment and 1.32 apparel, although any pupil may personally provide it if it 2.1 meets reasonable requirements and standards relating to health 2.2 and safety established by the school board; 2.3 (e) items of personal use or products which a student has 2.4 an option to purchase such as student publications, class rings, 2.5 annuals, and graduation announcements; 2.6 (f) fees specifically permitted by any other statute, 2.7 including but not limited to section
171.04, subdivision 1,2.8 clause (1)171.05, subdivision 2; provided (1) driver education 2.9 fees do not exceed the actual cost to the school and school 2.10 district of providing driver education, and (2) the driver 2.11 education courses are open to enrollment to persons between the 2.12 ages of 15 and 18 who reside or attend school in the school 2.13 district; 2.14 (g) field trips considered supplementary to a district 2.15 educational program; 2.16 (h) any authorized voluntary student health and accident 2.17 benefit plan; 2.18 (i) for the use of musical instruments owned or rented by 2.19 the district, a reasonable rental fee not to exceed either the 2.20 rental cost to the district or the annual depreciation plus the 2.21 actual annual maintenance cost for each instrument; 2.22 (j) transportation of pupils to and from extra curricular 2.23 activities conducted at locations other than school, where 2.24 attendance is optional; 2.25 (k) transportation of pupils to and from school for which 2.26 aid for fiscal year 1996 is not authorized under Minnesota 2.27 Statutes 1994, section 124.223, subdivision 1, and for which 2.28 levy for fiscal year 1996 is not authorized under Minnesota 2.29 Statutes 1994, section 124.226, subdivision 5, if a district 2.30 charging fees for transportation of pupils establishes 2.31 guidelines for that transportation to ensure that no pupil is 2.32 denied transportation solely because of inability to pay; 2.33 (l) motorcycle classroom education courses conducted 2.34 outside of regular school hours; provided the charge shall not 2.35 exceed the actual cost of these courses to the school district; 2.36 (m) transportation to and from post-secondary institutions 3.1 for pupils enrolled under the post-secondary enrollment options 3.2 program under section 123.39, subdivision 16. Fees collected 3.3 for this service must be reasonable and shall be used to reduce 3.4 the cost of operating the route. Families who qualify for 3.5 mileage reimbursement under section 123.3514, subdivision 8, may 3.6 use their state mileage reimbursement to pay this fee. If no 3.7 fee is charged, districts shall allocate costs based on the 3.8 number of pupils riding the route. 3.9 Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 169.89, 3.10 subdivision 5, is amended to read: 3.11 Subd. 5. [DRIVER IMPROVEMENT CLINICS; ATTENDANCE.] In 3.12 conjunction with or in lieu of other penalties provided by law 3.13 for violation of this chapter or a municipal ordinance enacted 3.14 in conformance thereto, the trial court may in its judgment of 3.15 conviction order the convicted person to attend and 3.16 satisfactorily complete a course of study at an approved driver 3.17 improvement clinic or youth-oriented driver improvement clinic. 3.18 The commissioner of public safety may, upon the motion of the 3.19 commissioner of public safety or upon recommendation of the 3.20 court, suspend, for a period of not to exceed 30 days, the 3.21 operator's license or, provisional license, permit, or 3.22 nonresident operating privilege of any person who fails or 3.23 refuses to comply with an order to attend aan approved driver 3.24 improvement clinic or youth-oriented driver improvement clinic. 3.25 The requirement of attendance at aan approved driver 3.26 improvement clinic or youth-oriented driver improvement clinic 3.27 is not a fine, imprisonment, or sentence within the meaning of 3.28 section 609.02. The court may not order a convicted person to 3.29 attend aany driver improvement clinic or youth-oriented driver 3.30 improvement clinic which is located more than 35 miles from the 3.31 person's residence. For the purposes of this section "an 3.32 approved driver improvement clinic or youth-oriented driver 3.33 improvement clinic" means a clinic whose curriculum and mode of 3.34 instruction conform to standards promulgated by the commissioner 3.35 of public safety. 3.36 Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 169.971, 4.1 subdivision 1, is amended to read: 4.2 Subdivision 1. [SCOPE.] For the purposes of Laws 1965,4.3 chapter 711sections 169.971 to 169.973, the terms defined in 4.4 this section have the meanings given them. 4.5 Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 169.971, is 4.6 amended by adding a subdivision to read: 4.7 Subd. 2a. [YOUTH-ORIENTED DRIVER IMPROVEMENT 4.8 CLINIC.] "Youth-oriented driver improvement clinic" means a 4.9 driver improvement clinic designed for traffic violators age 18 4.10 and under to assist them in correcting improper driving 4.11 practices and review provisions of traffic law with a focus on 4.12 driving problems common to young and novice drivers. 4.13 Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 169.972, is 4.14 amended to read: 4.15 169.972 [ESTABLISHMENT OF DRIVER IMPROVEMENT CLINIC; FEES.] 4.16 Subdivision 1. [AUTHORITY TO ESTABLISH CLINIC.] Subject to 4.17 the provisions of Laws 1965, chapter 711sections 169.971 to 4.18 169.973 and 171.20, subdivision 3, any court, municipality, 4.19 association of municipalities, or any regularly established 4.20 safety organization may establish and conduct a driver 4.21 improvement clinic or a youth-oriented driver improvement clinic. 4.22 Subd. 2. [FEES.] The court, municipality or organization 4.23 conducting a driver improvement clinic or a youth-oriented 4.24 driver improvement clinic may establish reasonable tuition fees 4.25 not to exceed $50, but not to exceed the actual cost of the 4.26 course. 4.27 Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 169.973, 4.28 subdivision 1, is amended to read: 4.29 Subdivision 1. [COMMISSIONER'S AUTHORITY; RULES; 4.30 CURRICULUM.] The commissioner of public safety shall supervise 4.31 the administration and conduct of driver improvement clinics and 4.32 youth-oriented driver improvement clinics. The commissioner of 4.33 public safety shall promulgate rules setting forth standards for 4.34 the curriculum and mode of instruction of driver improvement 4.35 clinics and youth-oriented driver improvement clinics and such 4.36 other matters as the commissioner of public safety considers 5.1 necessary for the proper administration of such clinics. In the 5.2 preparation of such standards the commissioner of public safety 5.3 shall consult with the commissioner of children, families, and 5.4 learning and state associations of judges. A driver improvement 5.5 clinic established under Laws 1965, chapter 711sections 169.971 5.6 to 169.973 and 171.20, subdivision 3, shall conform to the 5.7 standards promulgated by the commissioner of public safety. The 5.8 course of study at a driver improvement clinic and 5.9 youth-oriented driver improvement clinic may not exceed a 5.10 cumulative total of nine hours with no single class session 5.11 lasting more than three hours. The course of study at a driver 5.12 improvement clinic and youth-oriented driver improvement clinic 5.13 shall include instruction in railroad crossing safety. 5.14 Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 171.01, 5.15 subdivision 14, is amended to read: 5.16 Subd. 14. [LICENSE.] "License" means any operator's 5.17 license or any other license or permit to operate a motor 5.18 vehicle issued or issuable under the laws of this state by the 5.19 commissioner of public safety including: 5.20 (a) any temporary license or, instruction permit, or 5.21 provisional license; 5.22 (b) the privilege of any person to drive a motor vehicle 5.23 whether or not suchthe person holds a valid license; and 5.24 (c) any nonresident's operating privilege as defined herein. 5.25 Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 171.04, 5.26 subdivision 1, is amended to read: 5.27 Subdivision 1. [PERSONS NOT ELIGIBLE.] The department 5.28 shall not issue a driver's license hereunder: 5.29 (1) to any person who is under the age of 16 years; to any5.30 person under 18 years unless such person shall have successfully5.31 completed a course in driver education, including both classroom5.32 and behind-the-wheel instruction, approved by the state board of5.33 education for courses offered through the public schools, or, in5.34 the case of a course offered by a private, commercial driver5.35 education school or institute, by the department of public5.36 safety; except when such person has completed a course of driver6.1 education in another state or has a previously issued valid6.2 license from another state or country; norto any person under 6.3 18 years unless: 6.4 (i) the applicant is 16 or 17 years of age and has a 6.5 previously issued valid license from another state or country or 6.6 the applicant has, for the 12 consecutive months preceding 6.7 application, held a provisional license and during that time has 6.8 incurred (A) no conviction for a violation of section 169.121, 6.9 169.1218, 169.122, or 169.123, (B) no conviction for a 6.10 crash-related moving violation, and (C) not more than one 6.11 conviction for a moving violation that is not crash related. 6.12 "Moving violation" means a violation of a traffic regulation but 6.13 does not include a parking violation, vehicle equipment 6.14 violation, or warning citation. 6.15 (ii) the application offor a license is approved by (A) 6.16 either parent when both reside in the same household as the 6.17 minor applicant or, if otherwise, then (B) the parent or spouse 6.18 of the parent having custody or with whom the minor is living, 6.19 in the event there is no court order for custody, then (C) the 6.20 parent or spouse of the parent with whom the minor is living or, 6.21 if subitems (A) to (C) do not apply, then (D) the guardian 6.22 having thecustody of suchthe minor ,or, in the event a 6.23 person under the age of 18 has no living father, mother, or 6.24 guardian, the license shall not be issued to such person unless6.25 the application therefor is approved bythen (E) the person's6.26 minor's employer . Driver education courses offered in any6.27 public school shall be open for enrollment to persons between6.28 the ages of 15 and 18 years residing in the school district or6.29 attending school therein. Any public school offering driver6.30 education courses may charge an enrollment fee for the driver6.31 education course which shall not exceed the actual cost thereof6.32 to the public school and the school district.; provided, that 6.33 the approval required herein shall containby this item contains 6.34 a verification of the age of the applicant and the identity of 6.35 the parent, guardian, or employer; and 6.36 (iii) the applicant presents a certification by the person 7.1 who approves the application under item (ii), stating that the 7.2 applicant has driven a motor vehicle accompanied by and under 7.3 supervision of a licensed driver at least 21 years of age for at 7.4 least ten hours during the period of provisional licensure; 7.5 (2) to any person who is under the age of 18 years unless 7.6 the person has applied for, been issued, and possessed the 7.7 appropriate instruction permit for a minimum of six months, and 7.8 a provisional license for a minimum of 12 months; 7.9 (3) to any person whose license has been suspended during 7.10 the period of suspension except that a suspended license may be 7.11 reinstated during the period of suspension upon the licensee 7.12 furnishing proof of financial responsibility in the same manner 7.13 as provided in the Minnesota no-fault automobile insurance act; 7.14 (4) to any person whose license has been revoked except 7.15 upon furnishing proof of financial responsibility in the same 7.16 manner as provided in the Minnesota no-fault automobile 7.17 insurance act and if otherwise qualified; 7.18 (5) to any person who is adrug dependent person, as 7.19 defined in section 254A.02, subdivision 5; 7.20 (6) to any person who has been adjudged legally incompetent 7.21 by reason of mental illness, mental deficiency, or inebriation, 7.22 and has not been restored to capacity, unless the department is 7.23 satisfied that suchthe person is competent to operate a motor 7.24 vehicle with safety to persons or property; 7.25 (7) to any person who is required by this chapter to 7.26 take ana vision, knowledge, or road examination, unless such7.27 the person shall havehas successfully passed suchthe 7.28 examination. An applicant who fails four road tests must 7.29 complete a minimum of six hours of behind-the-wheel instruction 7.30 with an approved instructor before taking the road test again; 7.31 (8) to any person who is required under the provisions of7.32 theMinnesota no-fault automobile insurance act of this stateto 7.33 deposit proof of financial responsibility and who has not 7.34 deposited suchthe proof; 7.35 (9) to any person when the commissioner has good cause to 7.36 believe that the operation of a motor vehicle on the highways by 8.1 suchthe person would be inimical to public safety or welfare; 8.2 (10) to any person when, in the opinion of the 8.3 commissioner, suchthe person is afflicted with or suffering 8.4 from sucha physical or mental disability or disease asthat 8.5 will affect suchthe person in a manner as to prevent the person 8.6 from exercising reasonable and ordinary control over a motor 8.7 vehicle while operating the sameit upon the highways; nor8.8 (11) to a person who is unable to read and understand 8.9 official signs regulating, warning, and directing traffic; 8.10 (11)(12) to a child for whom a court has ordered denial of 8.11 driving privileges under section 260.191, subdivision 1, or 8.12 260.195, subdivision 3a, until the period of denial is 8.13 completed; or 8.14 (12)(13) to any person whose license has been canceled, 8.15 during the period of cancellation. 8.16 Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 8.17 171.041, is amended to read: 8.18 171.041 [RESTRICTED LICENSES FOR FARM WORK.] 8.19 Notwithstanding any provisions of section 171.04 relating 8.20 to the age of an applicant to the contrary, the commissioner may 8.21 issue a restricted farm work license to operate a motor vehicle 8.22 to a person who has attained the age of 15 years and who, except 8.23 for age, is qualified to hold a driver's license. The applicant 8.24 is not required to comply with the six-month instruction permit 8.25 possession provisions of sections 171.04, subdivision 1, clause 8.26 (2), and 171.05, subdivision 2a, or with the 12-month 8.27 provisional license possession provision of section 171.04, 8.28 subdivision 1, clause (1), item (i). The restricted license 8.29 shall be issued solely for the purpose of authorizing the person 8.30 to whom the restricted license is issued to assist the person's 8.31 parents or guardians with farm work. A person holding this 8.32 restricted license may operate a motor vehicle only during 8.33 daylight hours and only within a radius of 20 miles of the 8.34 parent's or guardian's farmhouse; however, in no case may a 8.35 person holding the restricted license operate a motor vehicle in 8.36 a city of the first class. An applicant for a restricted 9.1 license shall apply to the commissioner for the license on forms 9.2 prescribed by the commissioner. The application shall be 9.3 accompanied by: 9.4 (1) a copy of a property tax statement showing that the 9.5 applicant's parent or guardian owns land that is classified as 9.6 agricultural land or a copy of a rental statement or agreement 9.7 showing that the applicant's parent or guardian rents land 9.8 classified as agricultural land; and 9.9 (2) a written verified statement by the applicant's parent 9.10 or guardian setting forth the necessity for the license. 9.11 Sec. 10. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 171.05, is 9.12 amended by adding a subdivision to read: 9.13 Subd. 1a. [MINIMUM PERIOD FOR POSSESSION OF INSTRUCTION 9.14 PERMIT.] An applicant who is 18 years old and who has applied 9.15 for and received an instruction permit under subdivision 1 must 9.16 possess the instruction permit for not less than six months 9.17 before qualifying for a driver's license, or for not less than 9.18 three months for an applicant who successfully completes an 9.19 approved course of behind-the-wheel instruction. 9.20 Sec. 11. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 171.05, 9.21 subdivision 2, is amended to read: 9.22 Subd. 2. [PERSONS LESS THAN 18 YEARS OF AGE.] (a) 9.23 Notwithstanding any provision in subdivision 1 to the contrary, 9.24 the department, upon application therefor, may issue an 9.25 instruction permit to an applicant who is 15, 16, or 17 years of 9.26 age and who: 9.27 (1) is enrolled in an approveda driver education program 9.28 including classroom and behind the-wheel-training . Such an9.29 instruction permit holder who has the permit in possession may9.30 operate a motor vehicle while receiving behind the wheel9.31 training in an approved driver education program, but only when9.32 accompanied by an authorized instructor who occupies the seat9.33 beside the permit holder. During and upon completion of the9.34 course, a 16 or 17 year old may operate a motor vehicle while9.35 accompanied by an adult licensed driver who is actually9.36 occupying a seat beside the driver. During and upon completion10.1 of the course, a 15 year old may operate a motor vehicle while10.2 accompanied by licensed parent or guardian or licensed adult10.3 driver authorized by the parent or guardian who also must occupy10.4 the seat beside the instruction permit holder, which has been 10.5 approved by the state board of education for courses offered 10.6 through the public schools, or, in the case of a course offered 10.7 by a private, commercial driver education school or institute, 10.8 by the department of public safety; except when the applicant 10.9 has completed a course of driver education in another state or 10.10 has a previously issued valid license from another state; 10.11 (2) has completed the classroom phase of instruction in the 10.12 driver education program; 10.13 (3) has passed a test of the applicant's eyesight; 10.14 (4) has passed a test of the applicant's knowledge of 10.15 traffic laws, which test must be administered by the department; 10.16 (5) has completed the required application, which must be 10.17 approved by (i) either parent when both reside in the same 10.18 household as the minor applicant or, if otherwise, then (ii) the 10.19 parent or spouse of the parent having custody or, in the event 10.20 there is no court order for custody, then (iii) the parent or 10.21 spouse of the parent with whom the minor is living or, if items 10.22 (i) to (iii) do not apply, then (iv) the guardian having custody 10.23 of the minor or, in the event a person under the age of 18 has 10.24 no living father, mother, or guardian, then (v) the applicant's 10.25 employer; provided, that the approval required by this clause 10.26 contains a verification of the age of the applicant and the 10.27 identity of the parent, guardian, or employer; and 10.28 (6) has paid the fee required in section 171.06, 10.29 subdivision 2. 10.30 (b) The instruction permit is valid for one year from the 10.31 date of application and may be renewed upon payment of a fee 10.32 equal to the fee for issuance of an instruction permit under 10.33 section 171.06, subdivision 2. 10.34 Sec. 12. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 171.05, is 10.35 amended by adding a subdivision to read: 10.36 Subd. 2b. [INSTRUCTION PERMIT USE BY PERSONS UNDER AGE 11.1 18.] (a) This subdivision applies to persons who have applied 11.2 for and received an instruction permit under subdivision 2. 11.3 (b) The permit holder may, with the permit in possession, 11.4 operate a motor vehicle, but must be accompanied by and be under 11.5 the supervision of a certified driver education instructor, the 11.6 permit holder's parent or guardian, or another licensed driver 11.7 age 21 or older. The supervisor must occupy the seat beside the 11.8 permit holder. 11.9 (c) The permit holder may operate a motor vehicle only when 11.10 every occupant under the age of 18 has a seat belt or child 11.11 passenger restraint system properly fastened. A person who 11.12 violates this paragraph is subject to a fine of $25. A peace 11.13 officer may not issue a citation for a violation of this 11.14 paragraph unless the officer lawfully stopped or detained the 11.15 driver of the motor vehicle for a moving violation as defined in 11.16 section 171.04, subdivision 1. The commissioner shall not 11.17 record a violation of this paragraph on a person's driving 11.18 record. 11.19 (d) The permit holder must maintain a driving record free 11.20 of convictions for moving violations, as defined in section 11.21 171.04, subdivision 1, and free of convictions for violation of 11.22 section 169.121, 169.1218, 169.122, or 169.123. If the permit 11.23 holder drives a motor vehicle in violation of the law, the 11.24 commissioner shall suspend, cancel, or revoke the permit in 11.25 accordance with the statutory section violated. 11.26 Sec. 13. [171.055] [PROVISIONAL LICENSE.] 11.27 Subdivision 1. [REQUIREMENTS FOR PROVISIONAL LICENSE.] (a) 11.28 The department may issue a provisional license, which must be 11.29 distinctive in appearance from a driver's license, to an 11.30 applicant who: 11.31 (1) has reached the age of 16 years; 11.32 (2) during the six months immediately preceding the 11.33 application for the provisional license has possessed an 11.34 instruction permit and has incurred (i) no convictions for a 11.35 violation of section 169.121, 169.1218, 169.122, or 169.123, (ii) 11.36 no convictions for a crash-related moving violation, and (iii) 12.1 no convictions for a moving violation that is not crash related; 12.2 (3) has successfully completed a course of driver education 12.3 in accordance with department rules; 12.4 (4) completes the required application, which must be 12.5 approved by (i) either parent when both reside in the same 12.6 household as the minor applicant or, if otherwise, then (ii) the 12.7 parent or spouse of the parent having custody or, in the event 12.8 there is no court order for custody, then (iii) the parent or 12.9 spouse of the parent with whom the minor is living or, if items 12.10 (i) to (iii) do not apply, then (iv) the guardian having custody 12.11 of the minor or, in the event a person under the age of 18 has 12.12 no living father, mother, or guardian, then (v) the applicant's 12.13 employer; provided, that the approval required by this clause 12.14 contains a verification of the age of the applicant and the 12.15 identity of the parent, guardian, or employer; 12.16 (5) presents certification by the person who approves the 12.17 application under clause (4) stating that the applicant has 12.18 driven a motor vehicle accompanied by and under the supervision 12.19 of a licensed driver at least 21 years of age, for no less than 12.20 30 hours, at least ten of which were nighttime hours; and 12.21 (6) pays the fee required in section 171.06, subdivision 2. 12.22 (b) For purposes of this section, "moving violation" has 12.23 the meaning given it in section 171.04, subdivision 1. 12.24 Subd. 2. [USE OF PROVISIONAL LICENSE.] (a) A provisional 12.25 license holder may operate a motor vehicle only when every 12.26 occupant under the age of 18 has a seat belt or child passenger 12.27 restraint system properly fastened. A person who violates this 12.28 paragraph is subject to a fine of $25. A peace officer may not 12.29 issue a citation for a violation of this paragraph unless the 12.30 officer lawfully stopped or detained the driver of the motor 12.31 vehicle for a moving violation as defined in section 171.04. 12.32 The commissioner shall not record a violation of this paragraph 12.33 on a person's driving record. 12.34 (b) If the holder of a provisional license during the 12.35 period of provisional licensing incurs (1) a conviction for a 12.36 violation of section 169.121, 169.1218, 169.122, or 169.123, (2) 13.1 a conviction for a crash-related moving violation, or (3) more 13.2 than one conviction for a moving violation that is not crash 13.3 related, the person may not be issued a driver's license until 13.4 12 consecutive months have expired since the date of the 13.5 conviction or until the person reaches the age of 18 years, 13.6 whichever occurs first. 13.7 Sec. 14. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 171.06, 13.8 subdivision 1, is amended to read: 13.9 Subdivision 1. [FORMS OF APPLICATION.] Every application 13.10 for an instruction permit, for a provisional license, or for a 13.11 driver's license shall be made upon a form furnished by the 13.12 department, and every application shall be accompanied by the 13.13 proper fee. All applications shall be signed in the presence of 13.14 the person authorized to accept the applications, or the 13.15 signature on the application may be verified by a notary public. 13.16 Sec. 15. Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 13.17 171.06, subdivision 2, is amended to read: 13.18 Subd. 2. [FEES.] (a) The fees for a license and Minnesota 13.19 identification card are as follows: 13.20 Classified Driver License D-$18.50 C-$22.50 B-$29.50 A-$37.50 13.21 Classified Under-21 D.L. D-$18.50 C-$22.50 B-$29.50 A-$17.50 13.22 Instruction Permit $ 9.50 13.23 Provisional License $ 9.50 13.24 Duplicate License or 13.25 duplicate identification card $ 8.00 13.26 Minnesota identification card or Under-21 Minnesota 13.27 identification card, other than duplicate, 13.28 except as otherwise provided in section 171.07, 13.29 subdivisions 3 and 3a $12.50 13.30 (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), a person who holds a 13.31 provisional license and has a driving record free of (1) 13.32 convictions for a violation of section 169.121, 169.1218, 13.33 169.122, or 169.123, (2) convictions for crash-related moving 13.34 violations, and (3) convictions for moving violations that are 13.35 not crash related, shall have a $3.50 credit toward the fee for 13.36 any classified under-21 driver's license. "Moving violation" 14.1 has the meaning given it in section 171.04, subdivision 1. 14.2 Sec. 16. Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 14.3 171.06, subdivision 4, is amended to read: 14.4 Subd. 4. [APPLICATION, FILING; FEE RETAINED FOR EXPENSES.] 14.5 Any applicant for an instruction permit, aprovisional license, 14.6 driver's license, restricted license, or duplicate license may 14.7 file an application with a court administrator of the district 14.8 court or at a state office. The administrator or state office 14.9 shall receive and accept the application. To cover all expenses 14.10 involved in receiving, accepting, or forwarding to the 14.11 department applications and fees, the court administrator of the 14.12 district court may retain a county fee of $3.50 for each 14.13 application for a Minnesota identification card, instruction 14.14 permit, provisional license, duplicate license, driverdriver's 14.15 license, or restricted license. The amount allowed to be 14.16 retained by the court administrator of the district court shall 14.17 be paid into the county treasury and credited to the general 14.18 revenue fund of the county. Before the end of the first working 14.19 day following the final day of an established reporting period, 14.20 the court administrator shall forward to the department all 14.21 applications and fees collected during the reporting period, 14.22 less the amount herein allowed to be retained for expenses. The 14.23 court administrators of the district courts may appoint agents 14.24 to assist in accepting applications, but the administrators 14.25 shall require every agent to forward to the administrators by 14.26 whom the agent is appointed all applications accepted and fees 14.27 collected by the agent, except that an agent shall retain the 14.28 county fee to cover the agent's expenses involved in receiving, 14.29 accepting or forwarding the applications and fees. The court 14.30 administrators shall be responsible for the acts of agents 14.31 appointed by them and for the forwarding to the department of 14.32 all applications accepted and those fees collected by agents and 14.33 by themselves as are required to be forwarded to the 14.34 department. The commissioner shall suspend or revoke the 14.35 appointment of a license agent or issue a correction order to a 14.36 license agent who violates any requirement of this section or 15.1 when grounds exist that would justify revocation or suspension 15.2 of a deputy registrar appointment under Minnesota Rules, parts 15.3 7406.0800 to 7406.1000. To revoke or suspend an appointment, 15.4 the commissioner shall follow procedures for suspension and 15.5 revocation hearings set forth in Minnesota Rules, parts 15.6 7406.1100 to 7406.2600. 15.7 Sec. 17. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 171.07, is 15.8 amended by adding a subdivision to read: 15.9 Subd. 13. [FIREARMS SAFETY DESIGNATION.] (a) When an 15.10 applicant presents a firearms safety certificate issued for 15.11 successfully completing a firearms safety course administered 15.12 under section 97B.015, voluntarily requests a driver's license 15.13 or identification card described in paragraph (b), pays the 15.14 required fees, and otherwise qualifies, the department shall 15.15 issue, renew, or reissue to the applicant a driver's license or 15.16 Minnesota identification card described in paragraph (b). 15.17 (b) Pursuant to paragraph (a), the department shall issue a 15.18 driver's license or Minnesota identification card bearing a 15.19 designation or symbolic representation, as designed by the 15.20 commissioner in consultation with the commissioner of natural 15.21 resources, indicating that the applicant has successfully 15.22 completed a firearms safety course and is knowledgeable in 15.23 firearms safety. 15.24 Sec. 18. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 171.10, 15.25 subdivision 1, is amended to read: 15.26 Subdivision 1. [DUPLICATE LICENSE.] In the event that an 15.27 instruction permit, provisional license, or driver's license 15.28 issued under the provisions of this chapter is lost or 15.29 destroyed, or becomes illegible, the person to whom the same was 15.30 issued shall obtain a duplicate thereof, furnishing proof 15.31 satisfactory to the department that such permit or license has 15.32 been lost or destroyed or has become illegible, and make payment 15.33 of the required fee. 15.34 Sec. 19. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 171.12, 15.35 subdivision 3, is amended to read: 15.36 Subd. 3. [APPLICATIONS AND RECORDS, WHEN DESTROYED.] The 16.1 department may cause applications for drivers' licenses, 16.2 provisional licenses, and instruction permits, and related 16.3 records, to be destroyed immediately after the period for which 16.4 issued, except that: 16.5 (1) the driver's record pertaining to revocations, 16.6 suspensions, cancellations, disqualifications, convictions, and 16.7 accidents shall be cumulative and kept for a period of at least 16.8 five years; and 16.9 (2) the driver's record pertaining to the alcohol-related 16.10 offenses and licensing actions listed in section 169.121, 16.11 subdivision 3, and to violations of sections 169.1211 and 16.12 171.24, subdivision 5, shall be cumulative and kept for a period 16.13 of at least 15 years. 16.14 Sec. 20. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 171.16, 16.15 subdivision 5, is amended to read: 16.16 Subd. 5. [JUVENILE COURT.] When any judge of a juvenile 16.17 court, or any of its duly authorized agents, shall determine 16.18 formally or informally that any person under the age of 18 years 16.19 has violated any of the provisions of any law of this state, or 16.20 ordinances of political subdivisions thereof, regulating the 16.21 operation of motor vehicles on streets and highways, except 16.22 parking violations, and except traffic offenses involving a 16.23 violation of section 169.121 that must be reported under section 16.24 171.17, suchthe judge, or duly authorized agent, shall 16.25 immediately report suchthe determination to the department and 16.26 may recommend the suspension of the driver'sperson's license of16.27 such person, and the commissioner is hereby authorized to 16.28 suspend suchthe license, without a hearing. 16.29 Sec. 21. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 171.17, 16.30 subdivision 2, is amended to read: 16.31 Subd. 2. [OFFENSES BY JUVENILES.] When a juvenile court 16.32 judge or duly authorized agent determines under a proceeding 16.33 held under chapter 260 that a person under the age of 18 years 16.34 has committed an offense defined in this section, the judge or 16.35 authorized agent shall immediately report this determination to 16.36 the department, and the commissioner shall immediately revoke 17.1 the person's driver'slicense. 17.2 Sec. 22. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 171.17, 17.3 subdivision 3, is amended to read: 17.4 Subd. 3. [NOTICE.] Upon revoking a driver'slicense under 17.5 this chapter, the department shall immediately notify the 17.6 licensee, in writing, by depositing in the United States post 17.7 office a notice addressed to the licensee at the licensee's last 17.8 known address, with postage prepaid. 17.9 Sec. 23. Minnesota Statutes 1997 Supplement, section 17.10 171.171, is amended to read: 17.11 171.171 [SUSPENSION; ILLEGAL PURCHASE OF ALCOHOLIC 17.12 BEVERAGES OR TOBACCO PRODUCTS.] 17.13 The commissioner shall suspend for a period of 90 days the 17.14 license of a person who: 17.15 (1) is under the age of 21 years and is convicted of 17.16 purchasing or attempting to purchase an alcoholic beverage in 17.17 violation of section 340A.503 if the person used a drivers17.18 license , permitor Minnesota identification card to purchase or 17.19 attempt to purchase the alcoholic beverage; 17.20 (2) is convicted under section 171.22, subdivision 1, 17.21 clause (2), or 340A.503, subdivision 2, clause (3), of lending 17.22 or knowingly permitting a person under the age of 21 years to 17.23 use the person's driver'slicense , permitor Minnesota 17.24 identification card to purchase or attempt to purchase an 17.25 alcoholic beverage; 17.26 (3) is under the age of 18 years and is found by a court to 17.27 have committed a petty misdemeanor under section 609.685, 17.28 subdivision 3, if the person used a driver'slicense , permit,or 17.29 Minnesota identification card to purchase or attempt to purchase 17.30 the tobacco product; or 17.31 (4) is convicted under section 171.22, subdivision 1, 17.32 clause (2), of lending or knowingly permitting a person under 17.33 the age of 18 years to use the person's driver'slicense ,17.34 permit,or Minnesota identification card to purchase or attempt 17.35 to purchase a tobacco product. 17.36 Sec. 24. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 171.172, is 18.1 amended to read: 18.2 171.172 [REVOCATION; CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE OFFENSES.] 18.3 The commissioner of public safety shall revoke the driver's18.4 license of any person convicted of or any juvenile adjudicated 18.5 for a controlled substance offense if the court has notified the 18.6 commissioner of a determination made under section 152.0271 or 18.7 260.185, subdivision 1. The period of revocation shall be for 18.8 the applicable time period specified in section 152.0271. If 18.9 the person does not have a driver'slicense or if the person's 18.10 driver'slicense is suspended or revoked at the time of the 18.11 conviction or adjudication, the commissioner shall, upon the 18.12 person's application for driver'slicense issuance or 18.13 reinstatement, delay the issuance or reinstatement of the 18.14 person's driver'slicense for the applicable time period 18.15 specified in section 152.0271. 18.16 Sec. 25. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 171.173, is 18.17 amended to read: 18.18 171.173 [SUSPENSION; UNDERAGE DRINKING OFFENSES.] 18.19 The commissioner of public safety shall suspend the 18.20 driver'slicense of any person convicted of or any juvenile 18.21 adjudicated for an offense under section 340A.503, subdivision 18.22 1, paragraph (a), clause (2), if the court has notified the 18.23 commissioner of a determination made under section 340A.503, 18.24 subdivision 1, paragraph (c). The period of suspension shall be 18.25 for the applicable period specified in that paragraph. If the 18.26 person does not have a driver'slicense or if the person's 18.27 driver'slicense is suspended or revoked at the time of the 18.28 conviction or adjudication, the commissioner shall, upon the 18.29 person's application for driver'slicense issuance or 18.30 reinstatement, delay the issuance or reinstatement of the 18.31 person's driver'slicense for the applicable time period 18.32 specified in section 340A.503, subdivision 1, paragraph (c). 18.33 Upon receipt of the court's order, the commissioner is 18.34 authorized to take the licensing action without a hearing. 18.35 Sec. 26. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 171.174, is 18.36 amended to read: 19.1 171.174 [REVOCATION; FLEEING PEACE OFFICER OFFENSE.] 19.2 The commissioner of public safety shall revoke the driver's19.3 license of a person upon receipt of a certificate of conviction 19.4 showing that the person has in a motor vehicle violated section 19.5 609.487, subdivision 3 or 4, or an ordinance in conformity with 19.6 those subdivisions. The commissioner shall revoke the driver's19.7 license as follows: 19.8 (1) for the first offense under section 609.487, 19.9 subdivision 3, for not less than one year; 19.10 (2) for the second offense or subsequent offenses under 19.11 section 609.487, subdivision 3, for not less than three years; 19.12 (3) for an offense under section 609.487, subdivision 4, 19.13 clause (a), for not less than ten years; 19.14 (4) for an offense under section 609.487, subdivision 4, 19.15 clause (b), for not less than seven years; and 19.16 (5) for an offense under section 609.487, subdivision 4, 19.17 clause (c), for not less than five years. 19.18 A limited license under section 171.30 may not be issued 19.19 for one-half of the revocation period specified in clauses (1) 19.20 to (5) and after that period is over only upon and as 19.21 recommended by the adjudicating court. 19.22 Sec. 27. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 171.20, 19.23 subdivision 3, is amended to read: 19.24 Subd. 3. [DRIVER IMPROVEMENT CLINICS.] The commissioner 19.25 may require, before reissuing a license which has been revoked 19.26 or suspended, that the licensee complete a course of study at an 19.27 approved driver improvement clinic or, in the case of a licensee 19.28 who is age 18 or younger, a youth-oriented driver improvement 19.29 clinic. The commissioner may not require the licensee to 19.30 complete such a course unless an approved driver improvement 19.31 clinic or youth-oriented driver improvement clinic is located 19.32 within 35 miles of the licensee's residence. For purposes of 19.33 this section "an approved driver improvement clinic" means a 19.34 clinic whose curriculum and mode of instruction conform to 19.35 standards promulgated by the commissioner. 19.36 Sec. 28. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 171.27, is 20.1 amended to read: 20.2 171.27 [EXPIRATION OF LICENSES.] 20.3 The expiration date for each driver's license, other than 20.4 under-21 licenses, is the birthday of the driver in the fourth 20.5 year following the date of issuance of the license. The 20.6 birthday of the driver shall be as indicated on the application 20.7 for a driver's license. A license may be renewed on or before 20.8 expiration or within one year after expiration upon application, 20.9 payment of the required fee, and passing the examination 20.10 required of all drivers for renewal. Driving privileges shall 20.11 be extended or renewed on or preceding the expiration date of an 20.12 existing driver's license unless the commissioner believes that 20.13 the licensee is no longer qualified as a driver. 20.14 The expiration date for each under-21 license shall be the 20.15 21st birthday of the licensee. Upon the licensee attaining the 20.16 age of 21 and upon the application, payment of the required fee, 20.17 and passing the examination required of all drivers for renewal, 20.18 a driver's license shall be issued unless the commissioner 20.19 determines that the licensee is no longer qualified as a driver. 20.20 The expiration date for each provisional license issued20.21 before August 1, 1989, is the 19th birthday of the licensee.20.22 When a holder of a provisional license attains the age of 19,20.23 requires a duplicate license, or wants to obtain an updated20.24 under-21 license, and upon the payment of a $5 application fee20.25 and passing the examination required for renewal, an under-2120.26 driver's license must be issued unless the commissioner believes20.27 that the licensee is no longer qualified as a driver. The20.28 expiration date of an under-21 license is the person's 21st20.29 birthdayis two years after the date of application for the 20.30 provisional license. 20.31 Any valid Minnesota driver's license issued to a person 20.32 then or subsequently on active duty with the Armed Forces of the 20.33 United States, or the person's spouse, shall continue in full 20.34 force and effect without requirement for renewal until 90 days 20.35 after the date of the person's discharge from such service, 20.36 provided that a spouse's license must be renewed if the spouse 21.1 is residing within the state at the time the license expires or 21.2 within 90 days after the spouse returns to Minnesota and resides 21.3 within the state. 21.4 Sec. 29. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 171.39, is 21.5 amended to read: 21.6 171.39 [EXEMPTIONS.] 21.7 The provisions of sections 171.33 to 171.41 shall not apply 21.8 to any person giving driver training lessons without charge, to 21.9 employers maintaining driver training schools without charge for 21.10 their employees only, to schools or classes conducted by 21.11 colleges, universities and high schools as a part of the normal 21.12 program for such institutions, nor to those schools or persons 21.13 described in section 171.04, subdivision 1, clause (1)171.05, 21.14 subdivision 2. Any person who is a certificated driver training 21.15 instructor in a high school driver training program may give 21.16 driver training instruction to persons over the age of 18 21.17 without acquiring a driver training school license or 21.18 instructor's license, and such instructors may make a charge for 21.19 that instruction, if there is no private commercial driver 21.20 training school licensed under this statute within 10 miles of 21.21 the municipality where such instruction is given and there is no 21.22 adult drivers training program in effect in the schools of the 21.23 school district in which the trainee resides. 21.24 Sec. 30. [INSTRUCTION TO REVISOR.] 21.25 In the next editions of Minnesota Statutes and Minnesota 21.26 Rules, the revisor of statutes shall change cross-references to 21.27 clauses in Minnesota Statutes, section 171.04, subdivision 1, to 21.28 the clauses as renumbered in section 8. 21.29 Sec. 31. [APPROPRIATION.] 21.30 $302,700 is appropriated from the trunk highway fund for 21.31 fiscal year 1999 to the commissioner of public safety. Of this 21.32 appropriation: 21.33 (1) $295,000 is for youth-oriented driver improvement 21.34 clinics and implementation of the graduated licensing system 21.35 under this act; and 21.36 (2) $7,700 is for implementation of section 16. 22.1 Sec. 32. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 22.2 Sections 2 to 6 and 27 are effective January 1, 1999. 22.3 Sections 1, 7 to 26, and 28 to 30 are effective January 1, 1999, 22.4 and apply to licenses issued on and after that date. Section 31 22.5 is effective July 1, 1998.