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SF 3615

1st Engrossment - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

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A bill for an act
relating to drivers' licenses; authorizing suspension of driver's license for
attempting to pay vehicle taxes or fees with insufficient funds; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.18, subdivision 1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 171.18, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Offenses.

(a) The commissioner may suspend the license of a driver
without preliminary hearing upon a showing by department records or other sufficient
evidence that the licensee:

(1) has committed an offense for which mandatory revocation of license is required
upon conviction;

(2) has been convicted by a court for violating a provision of chapter 169 or
an ordinance regulating traffic, other than a conviction for a petty misdemeanor, and
department records show that the violation contributed in causing an accident resulting in
the death or personal injury of another, or serious property damage;

(3) is an habitually reckless or negligent driver of a motor vehicle;

(4) is an habitual violator of the traffic laws;

(5) is incompetent to drive a motor vehicle as determined in a judicial proceeding;

(6) has permitted an unlawful or fraudulent use of the license;

(7) has committed an offense in another state that, if committed in this state, would
be grounds for suspension;

(8) has committed a violation of section 169.444, subdivision 2, paragraph (a),
within five years of a prior conviction under that section;

(9) has committed a violation of section 171.22, except that the commissioner may
not suspend a person's driver's license based solely on the fact that the person possessed a
fictitious or fraudulently altered Minnesota identification card;

(10) has failed to appear in court as provided in section 169.92, subdivision 4;

(11) has failed to report a medical condition that, if reported, would have resulted in
cancellation of driving privileges;

(12) has been found to have committed an offense under section 169A.33; deleted text beginor
deleted text end

(13) has paid or attempted to pay a fee required under this chapter for a license or
permit by means of a dishonored check issued to the state or a driver's license agent,
which must be continued until the registrar determines or is informed by the agent that the
dishonored check has been paid in fullnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (14) who, as owner of a vehicle whose taxes or fees required under chapter 168,
168A, or 297B were due, paid or attempted to pay, or had another person pay or attempt
to pay, the vehicle taxes or fees required under chapter 168, 168A, or 297B by means
of a dishonored personal check issued to the state or a deputy registrar, which must be
continued until the registrar determines or is informed by the deputy registrar that the
dishonored check has been paid in full
new text end.

However, an action taken by the commissioner under clause (2) or (5) must conform to
the recommendation of the court when made in connection with the prosecution of the
licensee.

(b) The commissioner may not suspend the driver's license of an individual under
paragraph (a) who was convicted of a violation of section 171.24, subdivision 1, whose
license was under suspension at the time solely because of the individual's failure to
appear in court or failure to pay a fine.