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                         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.