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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.