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CHAPTER 305-S.F.No. 3278 An act relating to drivers' licenses; requiring commissioner of public safety to adopt rules requiring education in organ donation as part of driver education programs; requiring commissioner to include information on organ and tissue donation in the driver's manual; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 171.13, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 171. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. [171.0701] [DRIVER EDUCATION; ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION.] The commissioner shall adopt rules requiring instruction relating to organ and tissue donations and the provisions of section 171.07, subdivision 5, for persons enrolled in driver education programs offered at public schools, private schools, and commercial driver training schools. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 171.13, is amended by adding a subdivision to read: Subd. 1h. [DRIVER'S MANUAL; ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION.] The commissioner shall include in each edition of the driver's manual published by the department after August 1, 2002, a section that includes information on the shortage of organs and tissues for transplant, basic facts about donation, use of the driver's license as an indication of donation intent, and the importance of informing family members of the driver's decision. Presented to the governor March 26, 2002 Signed by the governor March 27, 2002, 3:35 p.m.