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HF 1568

2nd Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/25/2019 03:47pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; subjecting light rail transit operators to the reckless or
careless driving law;amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 169.13,
subdivisions 1, 2.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 169.13, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Reckless driving.

(a) A person who drives a motor vehicle new text beginor light rail
transit vehicle
new text endwhile aware of and consciously disregarding a substantial and unjustifiable
risk that the driving may result in harm to another or another's property is guilty of reckless
driving. The risk must be of such a nature and degree that disregard of it constitutes a
significant deviation from the standard of conduct that a reasonable person would observe
in the situation.

(b) A person shall not race any vehicle upon any street or highway of this state. Any
person who willfully compares or contests relative speeds by operating one or more vehicles
is guilty of racing, which constitutes reckless driving, whether or not the speed contested
or compared is in excess of the maximum speed prescribed by law.

(c) A person who violates paragraph (a) or (b) is guilty of a misdemeanor. A person who
violates paragraph (a) or (b) and causes great bodily harm or death to another is guilty of a
gross misdemeanor.

(d) For purposes of this section, "great bodily harm" has the meaning given in section
609.02, subdivision 8.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 169.13, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Careless driving.

new text begin(a) new text endAny person who operates or halts any vehicle upon any
street or highway carelessly or heedlessly in disregard of the rights of others, or in a manner
that endangers or is likely to endanger any property or any person, including the driver or
passengers of the vehicle, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

new text begin (b) Any person who operates or halts a light rail transit vehicle carelessly or heedlessly
in disregard of the rights of others, or in a manner that endangers or is likely to endanger
any property or any person, including the operator or passengers on the light rail transit
vehicle, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
new text end