language to be deleted (2) new language
CHAPTER 48-S.F.No. 475 An act relating to drivers' licenses; exempting applicants for farm work licenses from minimum six-month permit possession requirement; amending Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 171.041. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1996, section 171.041, is amended to read: 171.041 [RESTRICTED LICENSES FOR FARM WORK.] Notwithstanding any provisions of section 171.04
,relating to the age of an applicant to the contrary, the commissioner may issue a restricted farm work license to operate a motor vehicle to a person who has attained the age of 15 years but who is under the age of 16 years and who, except for age, is qualified to hold a driver's license. The applicant is not required to comply with the six-month instruction permit possession provisions of sections 171.04, subdivision 1, clause (2), and 171.05, subdivision 2a. The restricted license shall be issued solely for the purpose of authorizing the person to whom the restricted license is issued to assist the person's parents or guardians with farm work. A person holding such athis restricted license may operate a motor vehicle only during daylight hours and only within a radius of 20 miles of the parent's or guardian's farmhouse; however, in no case may a person holding such athe restricted license operate a motor vehicle in a city of the first class. An applicant for a restricted license shall apply to the commissioner for the license on forms prescribed by the commissioner. The application shall be accompanied by a copy of a property tax statement showing that the applicant's residence is classified as agricultural land and by a written verified statement by the applicant's parent or guardian setting forth the necessity for the license. Sec. 2. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Section 1 is effective the day following final enactment. Presented to the governor April 21, 1997 Signed by the governor April 23, 1997, 1:25 p.m.