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Laws of Minnesota 1992 CHAPTER 568-H.F.No. 2030 An act relating to transportation; making certain persons who transport passengers for hire in intrastate commerce subject to rules of the commissioner of transportation on insurance and driver hours of service; amending Minnesota Statutes 1990, sections 221.031, by adding a subdivision; and 221.141, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 1991 Supplement, section 221.025. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1991 Supplement, section 221.025, is amended to read: 221.025 [EXEMPTIONS.] Except as provided in sections 221.031
and, 221.033, and 221.141, subdivision 5, 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 and the mortar mix to be used with the 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) passenger transportation service that is not charter service and that is under contract to and with operating assistance from the department or the regional transit board. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 221.031, is amended by adding a subdivision to read: Subd. 3b. [PASSENGER TRANSPORTATION.] (a) A person who transports passengers for hire in intrastate commerce, who is not made subject to the commissioner's rules by any other provision of this section, must comply with the commissioner's rules on maximum hours of service for drivers while transporting employees of an employer who is directly or indirectly paying the cost of the transportation. (b) This subdivision does not apply to: (1) a local transit commission; (2) a transit authority created by law; or (3) persons providing transportation: (i) in a school bus as defined in section 169.01, subdivision 6; (ii) in a commuter van; (iii) in an authorized emergency vehicle as defined in section 169.01, subdivision 5; (iv) in special transportation service certified by the commissioner under section 174.30; (v) that is special transportation service as defined in section 174.29, subdivision 1, when provided by a volunteer driver operating a private passenger vehicle as defined in section 169.01, subdivision 3a; (vi) in a limousine the service of which is licensed by the commissioner under section 221.84; or (vii) in a taxicab, if the fare for the transportation is determined by a meter inside the taxicab that measures the distance traveled and displays the fare accumulated. Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 221.141, is amended by adding a subdivision to read: Subd. 5. [PASSENGER TRANSPORTATION.] For purposes of this section, "motor carrier" includes any person who transports passengers for hire in intrastate commerce. This section does not apply to an entity or person included in section 221.031, subdivision 3b, paragraph (b). Presented to the governor April 17, 1992 Signed by the governor April 27, 1992, 2:08 p.m.