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                         Laws of Minnesota 1987 

                        CHAPTER 136-H.F.No. 816 
           An act relating to drivers' licenses; traffic 
          regulations; requiring courts to furnish information 
          relating to previous convictions without charge in 
          gross misdemeanor prosecutions of the driving while 
          under the influence law; imposing a penalty on person 
          who violates conditions attached to limited driver's 
          license; amending Minnesota Statutes 1986, sections 
          169.121, subdivision 3; and 171.30, by adding a 
          subdivision. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 169.121, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 3.  [CRIMINAL PENALTIES.] A person who violates this 
section or an ordinance in conformity with it is guilty of a 
misdemeanor. 
    The following persons are guilty of a gross misdemeanor:  
    (a) A person who violates this section or an ordinance in 
conformity with it within five years of a prior conviction under 
this section, section 169.129, an ordinance in conformity with 
either of them, or a statute or ordinance from another state in 
conformity with either of them; and 
    (b) A person who violates this section or an ordinance in 
conformity with it within ten years of two or more prior 
convictions under this section, section 169.129, an ordinance in 
conformity with either of them, or a statute or ordinance from 
another state in conformity with either of them.  
    For purposes of this subdivision, a prior juvenile 
adjudication under this section, section 169.129, an ordinance 
in conformity with either of them, or a statute or ordinance 
from another state in conformity with either of them is a prior 
conviction.  
    The attorney in the jurisdiction in which the violation 
occurred who is responsible for prosecution of misdemeanor 
violations of this section shall also be responsible for 
prosecution of gross misdemeanor violations of this section.  
    When an attorney responsible for prosecuting gross 
misdemeanors under this section requests criminal history 
information relating to previous convictions under this section 
from a court, the court must furnish the information without 
charge. 
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 171.30, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [PENALTY.] A person who violates a condition or 
limitation of a limited license issued under subdivision 1 is 
guilty of a misdemeanor. 
    Sec. 3.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Section 1 is effective the day following final enactment. 
    Approved May 14, 1987