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                         Laws of Minnesota 1984 

                        CHAPTER 546-S.F.No. 1435 
           An act relating to motor vehicles; authorizing 
          operation of farm truck with class C drivers' license 
          by employee operating truck during harvest; amending 
          Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 171.02, subdivision 2.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 171.02, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 2.  [VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS; TRUCKS AND EMERGENCY 
EQUIPMENT; MIDMOUNT AERIAL LADDER TRUCK.] Drivers' licenses 
shall be classified according to the types of vehicles which may 
be driven by the holder of each type or class of license.  The 
commissioner may, as appropriate, subdivide the classes listed 
in this subdivision and issue licenses classified accordingly.  
No class of license shall be valid to operate a motorcycle or 
school bus unless so endorsed.  There shall be three general 
classes of licenses as follows: 
    (a) Class C; valid for all farm trucks as defined in 
section 168.011, subdivision 17, operated by the owner or an 
immediate member of his family or an employee not primarily 
employed for the purpose of operating the farm truck or employed 
for the purpose of operating the farm truck during harvest for 
the first, continuous transportation of agricultural products 
from the place of production or on farm storage site to any 
other location within 50 miles of the place of the production or 
on farm storage site, fire trucks and emergency fire equipment, 
regardless of the number of axles, and whether or not in excess 
of 24,000 pounds GVW, driven or operated by volunteer 
firefighters while on duty, and all single unit two-axle 
vehicles not in excess of 24,000 pounds GVW including vehicles 
with a temporary auxiliary axle as defined in section 169.67, 
subdivision 4.  Holder may also tow trailers under 10,000 pounds 
GVW including house trailers.  Buses as defined under this 
chapter may not be driven by a holder of a class C license.  A 
person employed as a tillerman by a fire department may drive 
the rear portion of a midmount aerial ladder truck with a class 
C license. 
    (b) Class B; valid for all vehicles in class C and all 
other single unit vehicles including buses. 
    (c) Class A; valid for any vehicle or combination thereof. 
    Sec. 2.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Section 1 is effective the day following final enactment. 
    Approved April 25, 1984