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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.