language to be deleted (2) new language
Laws of Minnesota 1989 CHAPTER 122-S.F.No. 847 An act relating to transportation; deregulating persons who provide transportation service under contract to and with assistance from the department of transportation; amending Minnesota Statutes 1988, sections 221.022; 221.025; and 221.031, by adding a subdivision. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 221.022, is amended to read: 221.022 [METROPOLITAN TRANSIT COMMISSION; EXCEPTION.] The powers granted to the board under sections 221.011 to 221.296 do not include the power to regulate any service or vehicles operated by the metropolitan transit commission or to regulate passenger transportation service provided under contract to the department. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 221.025, is amended to read: 221.025 [EXEMPTIONS.] Except as provided in sections 221.031 and 221.033, the provisions of this chapter do not apply to the intrastate transportation described below: (a) the transportation of students to or from school or school activities in a school bus inspected and certified under section 169.451; (b) the transportation of rubbish as defined in section 443.27; (c) a commuter van as defined in section 221.011, subdivision 27; (d) authorized emergency vehicles as defined in section 169.01, subdivision 5, including ambulances, and tow trucks when picking up and transporting disabled or wrecked motor vehicles and when carrying proper and legal warning devices; (e) the transportation of grain samples under conditions prescribed by the board; (f) the delivery of agricultural lime; (g) the transportation of dirt and sod within an area having a 50-mile radius from the home post office of the person performing the transportation; (h) a person while exclusively engaged in the transportation of sand, gravel, bituminous asphalt mix, concrete ready mix, concrete blocks or tile, or crushed rock to or from the point of loading or a place of gathering within an area having a 50-mile radius from that person's home post office or a 50-mile radius from the site of construction or maintenance of public roads and streets; (i) the transportation of pulpwood, cordwood, mining timber, poles, posts, decorator evergreens, wood chips, sawdust, shavings, and bark from the place where the products are produced to the point where they are to be used or shipped; (j) a person while engaged exclusively in transporting fresh vegetables from farms to canneries or viner stations, from viner stations to canneries, or from canneries to canneries during the harvesting, canning, or packing season, or transporting potatoes, sugar beets, wild rice, or rutabagas from the field of production to the first place of delivery or unloading, including a processing plant, warehouse, or railroad siding; (k) a person engaged in transporting property or freight, other than household goods and petroleum products in bulk, entirely within the corporate limits of a city or between contiguous cities except as provided in section 221.296; (l) the transportation of unprocessed dairy products in bulk within an area having a 100-mile radius from the home post office of the person providing the transportation; (m) a person engaged in transporting agricultural, horticultural, dairy, livestock, or other farm products within an area having a 25-mile radius from the person's home post office and the carrier may transport other commodities within the 25-mile radius if the destination of each haul is a farm; (n) a person providing limousine service that is not regular route service in a passenger automobile that is not a van, and that has a seating capacity, excluding the driver, of not more than 12 persons
.; (o) passenger transportation service provided under contract to and with operating assistance from the department. Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 221.031, is amended by adding a subdivision to read: Subd. 3a. [CONTRACTORS OR RECIPIENTS OF TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE.] Notwithstanding subdivision 3, providers of passenger transportation service under contract to and with operating assistance from the department must comply with rules of the commissioner for driver qualifications, safe operation of vehicles, equipment, parts and accessories, maximum hours of service of drivers, inspection, repair and maintenance, and accident reporting. This subdivision does not apply to a local transit commission, a transit authority created by the legislature, or special transportation service certified by the commissioner under section 174.30. Presented to the governor May 12, 1989 Signed by the governor May 15, 1989, 5:36 p.m.