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                             CHAPTER 25-H.F.No. 57 
                  An act relating to drivers' licenses; including 
                  certain crimes against children as disqualifying 
                  offenses for purposes of school bus endorsements on 
                  drivers' licenses; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, 
                  section 171.3215, subdivision 1. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 171.3215, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [DEFINITIONS.] (a) As used in this section, 
        the following terms have the meanings given them. 
           (b) "School bus driver" means a person possessing a school 
        bus driver's endorsement on a valid Minnesota driver's license 
        or a person possessing a valid Minnesota driver's license who 
        drives a vehicle with a seating capacity of ten or less persons 
        used as a school bus. 
           (c) "Disqualifying offense" includes (1) any felony 
        offense, (2) any misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor, or felony 
        violation of chapter 152, or (3) any violation under section 
        609.3451, 609.746, subdivision 1, or 617.23, 617.246, 617.247, 
        or 617.293, or (4) while driving, operating, or being in 
        physical control of a school bus or a Head Start bus, a 
        violation of section 169A.20 or a similar statute or ordinance 
        from another state. 
           (d) "Head Start bus driver" means a person possessing a 
        valid Minnesota driver's license: 
           (1) with a passenger endorsement, who drives a Head Start 
        bus; 
           (2) with a school bus driver's endorsement, who drives a 
        Head Start bus; or 
           (3) who drives a vehicle with a seating capacity of ten or 
        fewer persons used as a Head Start bus. 
           Sec. 2.  [EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICABILITY.] 
           Section 1 is effective June 1, 2001, and applies to 
        offenses committed before, on, or after that date. 
           Presented to the governor April 11, 2001 
           Signed by the governor April 13, 2001, 1:50 p.m.