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SF 228

1st Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/21/2019 02:30pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to driving while impaired; providing that DWI offenders are not required
to take a specified examination as a condition of driver's license reinstatement;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 169A.55, subdivision 2; 171.29,
subdivision 1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 169A.55, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Reinstatement of driving privileges; notice.

Upon expiration of a period of
revocation under section 169A.52 (license revocation for test failure or refusal), 169A.54
(impaired driving convictions and adjudications; administrative penalties), or 171.177
(revocation; search warrant), the commissioner shall notify the person of the terms upon
which driving privileges can be reinstated, and new registration plates issued, which terms
are: (1) deleted text beginsuccessful completion of an examination anddeleted text end proof of compliance with any terms
of alcohol treatment or counseling previously prescribed, if any; and (2) any other
requirements imposed by the commissioner and applicable to that particular case. The
commissioner shall notify the owner of a motor vehicle subject to an impoundment order
under section 169A.60 (administrative impoundment of plates) as a result of the violation
of the procedures for obtaining new registration plates, if the owner is not the violator. The
commissioner shall also notify the person that if driving is resumed without reinstatement
of driving privileges or without valid registration plates and registration certificate, the
person will be subject to criminal penalties.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 171.29, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Examination required.

new text begin(a) new text endNo person whose driver's license has been
revoked by reason of conviction, plea of guilty, or forfeiture of bail not vacated, under
section 169.791, 169.797, 171.17, or 171.172, or revoked under section 169.792deleted text begin, 169A.52,
or 171.177
deleted text end shall be issued another license unless and until that person shall have successfully
passed an examination as required by the commissioner of public safety. This subdivision
does not apply to an applicant for early reinstatement under section 169.792, subdivision
7a
.

new text begin (b) The requirement to successfully pass the examination described in paragraph (a)
does not apply to a person whose driver's license has been revoked because of an impaired
driving offense.
new text end