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SF 111

as introduced - 93rd Legislature (2023 - 2024) Posted on 01/28/2023 10:53am

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to motor vehicles; establishing a restricted disabled relative license;
proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 171.


Section 1.

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new text begin (a) For purposes of this section, "relative" means the applicant's grandparent, parent,
sibling, or legal guardian, including adoptive, half, step, and in-law relationships, who has
a disability that makes it difficult to drive or who does not have a driver's license due to a
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new text begin (b) Notwithstanding any provisions of section 171.04 relating to the age of an applicant
to the contrary, the commissioner may issue a restricted disabled relative license to operate
a motor vehicle to a person who has attained the age of 15 years and who, except for age,
is qualified to hold a driver's license. The applicant is not required to comply with the
six-month instruction permit possession provisions of sections 171.04, subdivision 1, clause
(2), and 171.05, subdivision 2a, or with the 12-month provisional license possession provision
of section 171.04, subdivision 1, clause (1), item (i).
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new text begin (c) The restricted disabled relative license must be issued solely for the purpose of
authorizing the person to whom the restricted license is issued to assist the person's relative
with transportation necessary for daily living, including but not limited to driving to and
from work, appointments, shopping, or errands.
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new text begin (d) A person holding a restricted disabled relative license may operate a motor vehicle
between 5 a.m. and midnight and only within a radius of 40 miles of the relative's residence.
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new text begin (e) An applicant for a restricted disabled relative license must apply to the commissioner
on forms prescribed by the commissioner. The application must be accompanied by a written
verified statement by the applicant's relative setting forth the reason the applicant is qualified
for the restricted license.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2024, and applies to applications
submitted on or after that date.
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