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                             CHAPTER 35-H.F.No. 90 
                  An act relating to drivers' licenses; allowing 
                  exemption from commercial driver's license requirement 
                  for certain snowplow operators; amending Minnesota 
                  Statutes 1996, section 171.02, by adding a subdivision.
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 171.02, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [EXEMPTION FOR CERTAIN BACKUP SNOWPLOW 
        DRIVERS.] Pursuant to the waiver authorization set forth in 
        Public Law Number 104-59, section 345 (a)(5), a person who 
        operates a commercial motor vehicle for the purpose of removing 
        snow or ice from a roadway by plowing, salting, or sanding is 
        not required to hold a commercial driver's license if the person:
           (1) is an employee of a local unit of government with a 
        population of 3,000 or less; 
           (2) is operating within the boundaries of the local unit of 
        government; 
           (3) holds a valid driver's license authorizing the 
        operation of class B vehicles; and 
           (4) except in the event of a lawful strike, is temporarily 
        replacing the employee who normally operates the vehicle but 
        either is unable to operate the vehicle or is in need of 
        additional assistance due to a snow emergency as determined by 
        the local unit of government. 
           Sec. 2.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Section 1 is effective the day following final enactment. 
           Presented to the governor April 15, 1997 
           Signed by the governor April 16, 1997, 1:57 p.m.