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                         Laws of Minnesota 1983 

                         CHAPTER 53--S.F.No. 356
           An act relating to driver's licenses; requiring 
          examination of applicants' knowledge of the effects of 
          alcohol and drugs on drivers; amending Minnesota 
          Statutes 1982, section 171.13, subdivision 1. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 171.13, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [APPLICANTS.] Except as otherwise provided 
in this section, the commissioner shall examine each applicant 
for a driver's license by such agency as he directs.  This 
examination shall must include a test of applicant's eyesight; 
his ability to read and understand highway signs regulating, 
warning, and directing traffic; his knowledge of traffic laws; 
knowledge of the effects of alcohol and drugs on a driver's 
ability to operate a motor vehicle safely and legally; an actual 
demonstration of ability to exercise ordinary and reasonable 
control in the operation of a motor vehicle; and any other 
physical and mental examinations as the commissioner finds 
necessary to determine the applicant's fitness to operate a 
motor vehicle safely upon the highways, provided, further 
however, no driver's license shall be denied an applicant on the 
exclusive grounds that the applicant's eyesight is deficient in 
color perception.  Provided, however, that war veterans 
operating motor vehicles especially equipped for handicapped 
persons, shall, if otherwise entitled to a license, be granted 
such license.  The commissioner shall make provision for giving 
these examinations either in the county where the applicant 
resides or at a place adjacent thereto reasonably convenient to 
the applicant. 
    Approved April 22, 1983