as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/03/2022 08:44am
A bill for an act
relating to motor vehicles; removing the requirement for a new Minnesota resident
to take a written knowledge exam in certain situations; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2020, section 171.13, subdivision 1a.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 171.13, subdivision 1a, is amended to read:
(a) new text begin If the commissioner
determines that the applicant possesses a valid driver's license issued by another state or
jurisdiction that requires a comparable examination for obtaining a driver's license, new text end the
commissioner deleted text begin maydeleted text end new text begin mustnew text end waive the deleted text begin requirementdeleted text end new text begin requirementsnew text end that the applicant new text begin pass a written
knowledge examination and new text end demonstrate ability to exercise ordinary and reasonable control
in the operation of a motor vehicle deleted text begin on determining that the applicant possesses a valid
driver's license issued by a jurisdiction that requires a comparable demonstration for license
issuancedeleted text end .
(b) For purposes of this subdivision, "jurisdiction" includes, but is not limited to, both
the active and reserve components of any branch or unit of the United States armed forces,
and "valid driver's license" includes any driver's license that is recognized by that branch
or unit as currently being valid, or as having been valid at the time of the applicant's
separation or discharge from the military within a period of time deemed reasonable and
fair by the commissioner, up to and including one year past the date of the applicant's
separation or discharge.