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                         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.

Official Publication of the State of Minnesota Revisor of Statutes