language to be deleted (2) new language
Laws of Minnesota 1993 CHAPTER 304-S.F.No. 334 An act relating to traffic regulations; authorizing issuance of a citation to a driver and penalizing vehicle owner or lessee for failure to yield right-of-way to emergency vehicle; amending Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 169.20, by adding subdivisions. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 169.20, is amended by adding a subdivision to read: Subd. 5a. [CITATION.] A peace officer may issue a citation in lieu of arrest to the driver of a motor vehicle if the peace officer has probable cause to believe that the driver has failed to yield the right-of-way to an emergency vehicle in violation of subdivision 5. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 169.20, is amended by adding a subdivision to read: Subd. 5b. [VIOLATION; PENALTY FOR OWNERS AND LESSEES.] (a) If a motor vehicle is operated in violation of subdivision 5, the owner of the vehicle, or for a leased motor vehicle the lessee of the vehicle, is guilty of a petty misdemeanor. (b) Paragraph (a) does not apply if (1) a person other than the owner or lessee was operating the vehicle at the time the violation occurred, or (2) the owner presents written evidence that the motor vehicle had been reported to a law enforcement agency as stolen at the time of the violation. (c) Paragraph (a) does not apply to a lessor of a motor vehicle if the lessor keeps a record of the name and address of the lessee. (d) Paragraph (a) does not prohibit or limit the prosecution of a motor vehicle operator for violating subdivision 5. (e) A violation under paragraph (a) does not constitute grounds for revocation or suspension of the owner's or lessee's driver's license. Sec. 3. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Sections 1 and 2 are effective August 1, 1993, for violations that occur on or after that date. Presented to the governor May 17, 1993 Signed by the governor May 20, 1993, 3:21 p.m.
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