as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/07/2019 04:38pm
A bill for an act
relating to motor vehicles; amending requirements related to recreational vehicle
combinations; making technical changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018,
sections 169.011, subdivision 62; 169.81, subdivision 3c.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 169.011, subdivision 62, is amended to read:
deleted text begin(a)deleted text end "Recreational vehicle combination"
means a combination of vehicles consisting of a full-size pickup truck or a recreational
truck-tractor attached deleted text beginby means of a kingpin and fifth-wheel couplingdeleted text end to a middle vehicle
which has hitched to it a trailer.
deleted text begin
(b) For purposes of this subdivision, a "kingpin and fifth-wheel coupling" is a coupling
between a middle vehicle and a towing full-size pickup truck or a recreational truck-tractor
in which a portion of the weight of the towed middle vehicle is carried over or forward of
the rear axle of the towing pickup.
deleted text end
Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 169.81, subdivision 3c, is amended to read:
new text beginnew text endNotwithstanding subdivision 3, a
recreational vehicle combination may be operated without a permit if:
(1) the combination does not consist of more than three vehicles, and the towing rating
of the full-size pickup truck or recreational truck-tractor is equal to or greater than the total
weight of all vehicles being towed;
(2) the combination does not exceed deleted text begin70deleted text endnew text beginnew text end feet in length;
(3) the operator of the combination is at least 18 years of age;
(4) the trailer is only carrying watercraft, motorcycles, motorized bicycles, off-highway
motorcycles, snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, motorized golf carts, or equestrian equipment
or supplies, and meets all requirements of law;
(5) the vehicles in the combination are connected to the full-size pickup truck or
recreational truck-tractor and each other in conformity with section 169.82; deleted text beginand
deleted text end
(6) new text beginnew text end
new text beginnew text endthe combination is not operated within the seven-county metropolitan area, as defined
in section 473.121, subdivision 2, during the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
to 7:00 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays.
new text begin new text end