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Laws of Minnesota 1993 CHAPTER 74-H.F.No. 477 An act relating to traffic regulations; increasing the fine for child passenger restraint system violations; amending Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 169.685, subdivision 5. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 169.685, subdivision 5, is amended to read: Subd. 5. [VIOLATION; PENALTY.] (a) Every motor vehicle operator, when transporting a child under the age of four on the streets and highways of this state in a motor vehicle equipped with factory-installed seat belts, shall equip and install for use in the motor vehicle, according to the manufacturer's instructions, a child passenger restraint system meeting federal motor vehicle safety standards. (b) No motor vehicle operator who is operating a motor vehicle on the streets and highways of this state may transport a child under the age of four in a seat of a motor vehicle equipped with a factory-installed seat belt, unless the child is properly fastened in the child passenger restraint system. Any motor vehicle operator who violates this subdivision is guilty of a petty misdemeanor and may be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than
$25$50. The fine may be waived or the amount reduced if the motor vehicle operator produces evidence that within 14 days after the date of the violation a child passenger restraint system meeting federal motor vehicle safety standards was purchased or obtained for the exclusive use of the operator. Sec. 2. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Section 1 is effective for violations that occur on or after August 1, 1993. Presented to the governor April 30, 1993 Signed by the governor May 3, 1993, 4:20 p.m.