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                             CHAPTER 23-H.F.No. 95 
                  An act relating to highways; prohibiting headwalls in 
                  highway rights-of-way; imposing a penalty; amending 
                  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 160.27, subdivision 5.
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 160.27, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [MISDEMEANORS.] Except for the actions of the 
        road authorities, their agents, employees, contractors, and 
        utilities in carrying out their duties imposed by law or 
        contract, and except as herein provided, it shall be unlawful to:
           (1) obstruct any highway or deposit snow or ice thereon; 
           (2) plow or perform any other detrimental operation within 
        the road right-of-way except in the preparation of the land for 
        planting permanent vegetative cover or as authorized under 
        section 160.232; 
           (3) erect a fence on the right-of-way of a trunk highway, 
        county state-aid highway, county highway or town road, except to 
        erect a lane fence to the ends of a livestock pass; 
           (4) erect or reconstruct driveway headwalls in or on the 
        right-of-way of a highway or road, except as may be allowed by 
        permit from the road authority imposing reasonable regulations 
        as are necessary to prevent interference with the construction, 
        maintenance, and safe use of the highway or road and its 
        appurtenances; 
           (5) dig any holes in any highway; except to locate markers 
        placed to identify sectional corner positions and private 
        boundary corners; 
           (5) (6) remove any earth, gravel or rock from any highway; 
           (6) (7) obstruct any ditch draining any highway or drain 
        any noisome materials into any ditch; 
           (7) (8) place or maintain any building or structure within 
        the limits of any highway; 
           (8) (9) place or maintain any advertisement within the 
        limits of any highway; 
           (9) (10) paint, print, place, or affix any advertisement or 
        any object within the limits of any highway; 
           (10) (11) deface, mar, damage, or tamper with any 
        structure, work, material, equipment, tools, signs, markers, 
        signals, paving, guardrails, drains, or any other highway 
        appurtenance on or along any highway; 
           (11) (12) remove, injure, displace, or destroy right-of-way 
        markers, or reference or witness monuments, or markers placed to 
        preserve section or quarter section corners; 
           (12) (13) improperly place or fail to place warning signs 
        and detour signs as provided by law; 
           (13) (14) drive over, through, or around any barricade, 
        fence, or obstruction erected for the purpose of preventing 
        traffic from passing over a portion of a highway closed to 
        public travel or to remove, deface, or damage any such 
        barricade, fence, or obstruction. 
           Any violation of this subdivision is a misdemeanor. 
           Presented to the governor March 24, 1995 
           Signed by the governor March 27, 1995, 2:27 p.m.