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 beginnew text endthe
commissioner deleted text beginmaydeleted text endnew text beginnew text end waive the deleted text beginrequirementdeleted text endnew text beginnew text end that the applicant new text beginnew text enddemonstrate ability to exercise ordinary and reasonable control
in the operation of a motor vehicle deleted text beginon 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.