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HF 1948

1st Engrossment - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 04/01/2016 10:39am

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underscored = added, new language.

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1st Engrossment Posted on 03/24/2016

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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; increasing fine for certain traffic violations around
school buses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 169.444, subdivision 2.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 169.444, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Violations by drivers; penalties.

(a) A person who fails to stop a vehicle
or to keep it stopped, as required in subdivision 1, or who violates subdivision 1a, is guilty
of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than deleted text begin$300deleted text endnew text begin $500new text end.

(b) A person is guilty of a gross misdemeanor if the person fails to stop a motor
vehicle or to keep it stopped, as required in subdivision 1, or who violates subdivision 1a,
and commits either or both of the following acts:

(1) passes or attempts to pass the school bus in a motor vehicle on the right-hand,
passenger-door side of the bus; or

(2) passes or attempts to pass the school bus in a motor vehicle when a school child is
outside of and on the street or highway used by the school bus or on the adjacent sidewalk.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2016, and applies to
violations committed on and after that date.
new text end