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                         Laws of Minnesota 1991 

                        CHAPTER 138-H.F.No. 882 
           An act relating to traffic regulations; increasing 
          criminal and civil penalties for littering; amending 
          Minnesota Statutes 1990, sections 169.42, subdivision 
          5; and 169.421, subdivision 4. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 169.42, 
subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 5.  [PENALTY.] Any person violating the provisions of 
this section is guilty of a misdemeanor.  The record of any 
conviction of or plea of guilty under this section of a person 
operating a motor vehicle shall be immediately forwarded to the 
department of public safety for inclusion upon that offender's 
driving record.  Any second or subsequent offense under this 
section shall require a minimum fine in the amount 
of $100 $400.  Any judge may, for any violation of this section, 
order the offender to pick up litter along any public highway or 
road for four to eight hours under the direction of the 
department of transportation, with the option of a jail sentence 
being imposed. 
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 169.421, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 4.  [DAMAGES.] Any person or governmental body 
injured by a violation of subdivision 3 may bring a civil action 
and recover as damages the actual costs of removal and disposal 
of the litter plus exemplary damages not to exceed $100 $400, 
together with costs and disbursements, including reasonable 
attorney's fees, as determined by the court. 
    Presented to the governor May 17, 1991 
    Signed by the governor May 21, 1991, 1:34 p.m.