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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. 
    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 
    (b) A person may not operate a motorized vehicle in 
violation of a prohibition or restriction imposed under this 
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 86B.121, is 
amended to read: 
    (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 
    (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 
    Presented to the governor April 17, 1992 
    Signed by the governor April 29, 1992, 8:29 a.m.

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