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Laws of Minnesota 1992 CHAPTER 516-H.F.No. 2113 An act relating to traffic regulations; authorizing the operation of flashing lights and stop arms on school buses transporting persons age 18 and under to and from certain activities; requiring school bus sign on school bus providing such transportation; amending Minnesota Statutes 1991 Supplement, sections 169.441, subdivision 3; and 169.443, subdivision 3, and by adding a subdivision; Laws 1988, chapter 573, section 1. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1991 Supplement, section 169.441, subdivision 3, is amended to read: Subd. 3. [SIGN ON BUS; APPLICATION OF OTHER LAW.] Sections 169.442, subdivisions 2 and 3; 169.443, subdivision 2; and 169.444, subdivisions 1, 4, and 5, apply only if the school bus bears on its front and rear a plainly visible sign containing the words "school bus" in letters at least eight inches in height. Except as provided in section 169.443, subdivision 8, the sign must be removed or covered when the vehicle is being used as other than a school bus. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1991 Supplement, section 169.443, subdivision 3, is amended to read: Subd. 3. [WHEN SIGNALS NOT USED.] School bus drivers shall not activate the prewarning flashing amber signals or flashing red signals: (1) in special school bus loading areas where the bus is entirely off the traveled portion of the roadway and where no other motor vehicle traffic is moving or is likely to be moving within 20 feet of the bus; (2) in residential or business districts of home rule or statutory cities when directed not to do so by the local school administrator; (3) when a school bus is being used on a street or highway for purposes other than the actual transportation of school children to or from school or a school-approved activity, except as provided in subdivision 8; (4) at railroad grade crossings; and (5) when loading and unloading people while the bus is completely off the traveled portion of a separated, one-way roadway that has adequate shoulders. The driver shall drive the bus completely off the traveled portion of this roadway before loading or unloading people. Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 1991 Supplement, section 169.443, is amended by adding a subdivision to read: Subd. 8. [SCHOOL BUSES USED FOR RECREATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY.] A school bus that transports over regular routes and on regular schedules persons age 18 or under to and from a regularly scheduled recreational or educational activity must comply with subdivisions 1 and 7. Notwithstanding section 169.441, subdivision 3, a school bus may provide such transportation only if (1) the "school bus" sign required by section 169.443, subdivision 3, is plainly visible; (2) the school bus has a valid certificate of inspection under section 169.451; (3) the driver of the school bus possesses a driver's license with a valid school bus endorsement under section 171.10; and (4) the entity that organizes the recreational or educational activity, or the contractor who provides the school buses to the entity, consults with the superintendent of the school district in which the activity is located or the superintendent's designee on the safety of the regular routes used. Sec. 4. Laws 1988, chapter 573, section 1, is amended to read: Section 1. [DULUTH TRANSIT BUSES ARE NOT SCHOOL BUSES.] Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 169.01, subdivision 6, and 171.01, subdivision 21, the Duluth transit authority may transport secondary students to or from a school, or to or from school-related activities within the city of Duluth, on fixed routes and schedules or under an agreement with independent school district No. 709, in a publicly owned transit bus. For the purposes of this section, secondary students include students in grade six who attend a school serving grades six through eight. Sec. 5. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Section 4 is effective the day after the school board in section 4 complies with Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021, subdivision 3. Presented to the governor April 17, 1992 Signed by the governor April 29, 1992, 7:53 a.m.
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