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Laws of Minnesota 1992 CHAPTER 584-S.F.No. 2011 An act relating to waters; granting sheriffs power to bar vehicles from unsafe ice; eliminating the appeal to the commissioner of natural resources from a sheriff's decision; amending Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 86B.121; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 86B. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. [86B.106] [BARRING VEHICLES FROM UNSAFE ICE.] (a) Whenever ice conditions on a body of water deteriorate to such an extent that there is substantial danger to persons using motorized vehicles, including snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles, the sheriff of the county where the body of water is located may prohibit or restrict the use of motorized vehicles on all or a portion of the body of water. If the body of water is located in more than one county, all counties involved must coordinate any prohibitions or restrictions that are imposed. A county sheriff acting under this section shall, as soon as practicable, post all common access sites and publicize the prohibitions or restrictions. The commissioner must be notified immediately and may review and suspend any restrictions imposed. Restrictions may be lifted as soon as conditions warrant. (b) A person may not operate a motorized vehicle in violation of a prohibition or restriction imposed under this section. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 86B.121, is amended to read: 86B.121 [RACES, COMPETITIONS, AND EXHIBITIONS.] (a) A person may not hold or sponsor any scheduled or public race, regatta, tournament or other competition or exhibition, or trial race on water or ice, whether or not involving watercraft, without first having obtained a written permit from the sheriff of the county where the event is to originate. (b) The sheriff, in the permit, may exempt watercraft from any of the provisions of this chapter relating to the licensing, operation, and equipment of watercraft while participating in the event authorized.
(c) If the sheriff refuses the permit, the person applying for the permit may appeal the refusal to the commissioner.Sec. 3. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Section 2 is effective the day following its final enactment. Presented to the governor April 17, 1992 Signed by the governor April 29, 1992, 8:29 a.m.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota Revisor of Statutes