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Laws of Minnesota 1993 CHAPTER 142-H.F.No. 854 An act relating to drivers' licenses; clarifying requirement of endorsement for special transportation service drivers within the metropolitan area; abolishing examination requirement and certain fees for special transportation service drivers; amending Minnesota Statutes 1992, sections 171.02, subdivision 2; 171.10, subdivision 2; and 171.13, subdivision 5; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1992, sections 171.01, subdivision 24; and 171.323. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 171.02, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. [DRIVER'S LICENSE CLASSIFICATIONS, ENDORSEMENTS, EXEMPTIONS.] Drivers' licenses shall be classified according to the types of vehicles which may be driven by the holder of each type or class of license. The commissioner may, as appropriate, subdivide the classes listed in this subdivision and issue licenses classified accordingly. No class of license shall be valid to operate a motorcycle, school bus,
special transportation service vehicle,tank vehicle, double-trailer or triple-trailer combination, vehicle transporting hazardous materials, or bus, unless so endorsed. There shall be four general classes of licenses as follows: (a) Class C; valid for: (1) all farm trucks operated by (i) the owner, (ii) an immediate family member of the owner, (iii) an employee of the owner not primarily employed to operate the farm truck, within 150 miles of the farm, or (iv) an employee of the owner employed during harvest to operate the farm truck for the first, continuous transportation of agricultural products from the production site or on-farm storage site to any other location within 50 miles of that site; (2) fire trucks and emergency fire equipment, whether or not in excess of 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight, operated by a firefighter while on duty, or a tiller operator employed by a fire department who drives the rear portion of a midmount aerial ladder truck; (3) recreational equipment as defined in section 168.011, subdivision 25, that is operated for personal use; and (4) all single unit vehicles except vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of more than 26,000 pounds, vehicles designed to carry more than 15 passengers including the driver, and vehicles that carry hazardous materials ; and (5) with a special transportation service vehicle endorsement, operating a motor vehicle providing special transportation service. The holder of a class C license may also tow vehicles if the combination of vehicles has a gross vehicle weight of 26,000 pounds or less. (b) Class CC; valid for: (1) operating class C vehicles; (2) with a hazardous materials endorsement, transporting hazardous materials in class C vehicles; and (3) with a school bus endorsement, operating school buses designed to transport 15 or fewer passengers, including the driver. (c) Class B; valid for all vehicles in class C, class CC, and all other single unit vehicles including, with a passenger endorsement, buses. (d) Class A; valid for any vehicle or combination thereof. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 171.10, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. [ENDORSEMENTS ADDED.] Any person, after applying for or receiving a driver's license and prior to the expiration year of the license, who wishes to have a motorcycle, school bus, special transportation service vehicle,tank vehicle, passenger, double-trailer or triple-trailer, or hazardous materials vehicle endorsement added to the license, shall, after taking the necessary examination, apply for a duplicate license and make payment of the proper fee. Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 171.13, subdivision 5, is amended to read: Subd. 5. [EXAMINATION FEE FOR VEHICLE ENDORSEMENT.] Any person applying to secure a motorcycle, school bus, special transportation service vehicle,tank vehicle, passenger, double-trailer or triple-trailer, or hazardous materials vehicle endorsement on the person's driver's license shall pay a $2.50 examination fee at the place of application. Sec. 4. [REPEALER.] Minnesota Statutes 1992, sections 171.01, subdivision 24; and 171.323, are repealed. Presented to the governor May 11, 1993 Signed by the governor May 13, 1993, 2:55 p.m.