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                         Laws of Minnesota 1983 

                        CHAPTER 272--S.F.No. 337
           An act relating to drivers' licenses; requiring 
          licenses of a distinguishing color for persons under 
          19 years of age; amending Minnesota Statutes 1982, 
          section 171.07, subdivision 1.  
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 171.07, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read:  
    Subdivision 1.  [LICENSE; CONTENTS.] The department shall, 
upon the payment of the required fee, issue to every applicant 
qualifying therefor a license designating the type or class of 
vehicles he is authorized to drive as applied for, which license 
shall bear thereon a distinguishing number assigned to the 
licensee, the full name, date of birth, residence address and 
permanent mailing address if different, a description of the 
licensee in such manner as the commissioner deems necessary, and 
a space upon which the licensee shall write his usual signature 
and his or her date of birth with pen and ink.  No license shall 
be valid until it has been so signed by the licensee.  Except in 
the case of an instruction permit, every license shall bear 
thereon a colored photograph of the licensee.  Every license 
issued to an applicant under the age of 18 19 shall be of a 
distinguishing color and plainly marked "provisional."  The 
department shall use such process or processes in the issuance 
of licenses that prohibits as near as possible, the ability to 
alter or reproduce the licenses, or prohibit the ability to 
superimpose a photo on such licenses without ready detection.  A 
license issued to an applicant of age 65 or over shall be 
plainly marked "senior" if requested by the applicant. 
    Sec. 2.  [EXTENSION OF EXISTING PROVISIONAL LICENSES.] 
    Provisional licenses issued before the effective date of 
this act will remain valid until the licensee reaches the age of 
19.  
    Sec. 3.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Section 1 is effective August 1, 1983 and applies to 
drivers' licenses issued on or after that date. 
    Approved June 6, 1983