language to be deleted (2) new language
Laws of Minnesota 1989 CHAPTER 181-H.F.No. 278 An act relating to highways; expanding definition of specific service signs to cover tourist-oriented businesses; amending Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 160.292, subdivisions 2 and 10; 160.293, subdivision 3; and 160.295, subdivision 5. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 160.292, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. "Specific service sign" means a rectangular sign panel not greater than 1-1/2 feet by six feet displaying the name of a rural agricultural or tourist-oriented business, place of worship, motel, restaurant, resort, or recreational camping area and, where appropriate, the direction to and distance to the rural agricultural or tourist-oriented business, camping area, motel, restaurant, or resort. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 160.292, subdivision 10, is amended to read: Subd. 10. "Specific service" means restaurants
and, rural agricultural or tourist-oriented businesses, places of worship, and motels, resorts, or recreational camping areas that provide sleeping accommodations for the traveling public. "Tourist-oriented business" means a business, service, or activity that receives the major portion of its income or visitors during the normal business season from motorists not residing in the immediate area of the business or activity. "Tourist-oriented business" includes, but is not limited to: (1) a greenhouse or nursery, (2) a bait and tackle shop, (3) a marina, and (4) a gift or antique shop. Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 160.293, subdivision 3, is amended to read: Subd. 3. [NUMBER OF TRUNK HIGHWAY INTERSECTIONS.] A specific service sign for a rural agricultural or tourist-oriented business, place of worship, restaurant, motel, resort, or recreational camping area is limited to one intersection on the trunk highway system. Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 160.295, subdivision 5, is amended to read: Subd. 5. [RURAL AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS OR TOURIST-ORIENTED BUSINESS.] A rural agricultural or tourist-oriented business must be open a minimum of eight hours per day, six days per week, and 12 months per year. However, a seasonal business may qualify if it is open eight hours per day and six days per week during the normal seasonal period. Sec. 5. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Sections 1 to 4 are effective the day following final enactment. Presented to the governor May 16, 1989 Signed by the governor May 17, 1989, 6:37 p.m.