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SF 556

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 01/28/2019 03:31pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; providing for a driver's license expiration and renewal
exception for Peace Corps volunteers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section
171.27.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 171.27, is amended to read:


171.27 deleted text beginEXPIRATION OFdeleted text end LICENSEnew text begin EXPIRATION AND RENEWALnew text end; deleted text beginMILITARY
EXCEPTION
deleted text endnew text begin EXCEPTIONSnew text end.

(a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, the expiration date for each driver's
license is the birthday of the driver in the fourth year following the date of issuance of the
license. The birthday of the driver shall be as indicated on the application for a driver's
license. A license may be renewed on or before expiration or within one year after expiration
upon application, payment of the required fee, and passing the examination required of all
drivers for renewal. Driving privileges shall be extended or renewed on or preceding the
expiration date of an existing driver's license unless the commissioner believes that the
licensee is no longer qualified as a driver.

(b) The expiration date for each under-21 license shall be the 21st birthday of the licensee.
Upon the licensee attaining the age of 21 and upon the application, payment of the required
fee, and passing the examination required of all drivers for renewal, a driver's license shall
be issued unless the commissioner determines that the licensee is no longer qualified as a
driver.

(c) The expiration date for each provisional license is two years after the date of
application for the provisional license.

(d) Notwithstanding paragraphs (a) to (c), the expiration date for a license issued to a
person with temporary lawful status is the last day of the person's legal stay in the United
States, or one year after issuance if the last day of the person's legal stay is not identified.

(e) deleted text beginAnydeleted text end new text beginA new text endvalid Minnesota driver's license issued tonew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end a person then or subsequently serving outside Minnesota in active military service,
as defined in section 190.05, subdivision 5, in any branch or unit of the armed forces of the
United Statesdeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (2) a person then or subsequently serving outside Minnesota as a volunteer in the Peace
Corps;
new text end or

new text begin (3) new text endthe deleted text beginperson'sdeleted text end spousedeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin of a person in clause (1) or (2);
new text end

deleted text begin shall continuedeleted text end new text begincontinues new text endin full force and effect without requirement for renewal until the
date one year following the deleted text beginservice member'sdeleted text end new text beginperson's new text endseparation or discharge from active
military new text beginor volunteer new text endservice, and until the license holder's birthday in the fourth full year
following the person's most recent license renewal or, in the case of a provisional license,
until the person's birthday in the third full year following the renewal.