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HF 3476

1st Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/09/2020 05:51pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to motor vehicles; allowing new and used school buses sold in the state
to operate with an interim inspection certificate; amending Minnesota Statutes
2018, section 169.451, subdivisions 2, 4, by adding a subdivision.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 169.451, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Inspection certificate.

new text beginExcept as provided in subdivision 2a, new text endno person shall
drive, or no owner shall knowingly permit or cause to be driven, any school bus or Head
Start bus unless there is displayed thereon a certificate issued by the commissioner of public
safety stating that on a certain date, which shall be within 13 months of the date of operation,
a member of the Minnesota State Patrol inspected the bus and found that on the date of
inspection the bus complied with the applicable provisions of state law relating to
construction, design, equipment, and color.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 169.451, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


new text begin Subd. 2a. new text end

new text begin Interim inspection; certificate. new text end

new text begin In lieu of the certificate required in subdivision
2, a new or used school bus being sold by a dealer in this state may display an interim
inspection certificate. The school bus dealer completing the preregistration certificate
required in section 168.102 may inspect the bus to determine if the bus complies with the
applicable provisions of state law relating to construction, design, equipment, and color. If
the bus complies with the applicable provisions of state law, the dealer may affix the interim
inspection certificate to the school bus, indicating that on the date of the inspection, the bus
complied with the applicable provisions of state law relating to construction, design,
equipment, and color. The interim certificate must include the date of the inspection and
must be valid until the owner's next scheduled annual inspection, but must not be valid for
more than 12 months following the month of the initial inspection. The commissioner must
provide the prescribed interim inspection certificates at no cost to the dealer.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 169.451, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Violation; penalty.

The State Patrol shall enforce deleted text beginsubdivisiondeleted text end new text beginsubdivisions new text end2new text begin
and 2a
new text end. A deleted text beginviolation of subdivision 2 isdeleted text end new text beginperson who operates a school bus without a valid
inspection certificate issued pursuant to subdivision 2 or an interim inspection certificate
issued pursuant to subdivision 2a is guilty of
new text enda misdemeanor.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end