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                         Laws of Minnesota 1985 

                        CHAPTER 127-S.F.No. 219 
           An act relating to transportation; restricting mowing 
          of highway rights-of-way outside of cities; amending 
          Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 160.02, by adding a 
          subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota 
          Statutes, chapter 160. 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 160.02, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 14.  [NOXIOUS WEEDS.] "Noxious weeds" has the meaning 
given in section 18.171, subdivision 5.  
    Sec. 2.  [160.232] [MOWING DITCHES OUTSIDE CITIES.] 
    Road authorities may not mow the right-of-way of a highway 
located outside of a home rule charter or statutory city except 
as allowed in this section and section 160.23. 
    (a) On any highway, the first eight feet away from the road 
surface, or shoulder if one exists, may be mowed at any time. 
    (b) An entire right-of-way may be mowed after July 31.  
From August 31 to the following July 31, the entire right-of-way 
may only be mowed if necessary for safety reasons, and may not 
be mowed to a height of less than 12 inches. 
    (c) A right-of-way may be mowed as necessary to maintain 
sight distance for safety and may be mowed at other times under 
rules of the commissioner, or by resolution of a local road 
    Sec. 3.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    This act is effective the day after final enactment. 
    Approved May 17, 1985

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