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HF 744

as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 02/28/2011 10:08am

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

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Introduction Posted on 02/28/2011

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A bill for an act
relating to traffic regulations; modifying provision exempting road equipment
preparing for winter storm from certain highway restrictions; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 169.035, subdivision 1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 169.035, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Working on highway.

(a) The provisions of this chapter shall not
apply to persons, motor vehicles, and other equipment while actually engaged in work
upon the highway, except as provided in paragraphs (b) and (c).

(b) This chapter shall apply to those persons and vehicles when traveling to or
from such work, except that persons operating equipment owned, rented or hired by
road authorities shall be exempt from the width, height and length provisions of sections
169.80 and 169.81 and shall be exempt from the weight limitations of this chapternew text begin while
performing the following actions on behalf of the state or a local governmental unit:
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new text begin(1) within 48 hours of the period forecasted to receive snow or ice, while loading,
readying, or moving the equipment in preparation for combating anticipated slippery
road conditions or removing snow or ice;
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new text begin (2) new text endwhile new text beginactually new text endengaged in snow or ice removal deleted text beginanddeleted text endnew text begin; or
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new text begin (3)new text end while engaged in flood control operations deleted text beginon behalf of the state or a local
governmental unit
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(c) Chapter 169A and section 169.444 apply to persons while actually engaged in
work upon the highway.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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