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                            CHAPTER 21-S.F.No. 1466 
                  An act relating to transportation; clarifying seasonal 
                  load restrictions for utility vehicles; amending 
                  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169.87, subdivision 5.
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169.87, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [UTILITY VEHICLES.] (a) Weight restrictions 
        imposed by the commissioner under subdivision subdivisions 1 and 
        2 do not apply to a two-axle or three-axle utility vehicle that 
        does not exceed a weight of 20,000 pounds per single axle and 
        36,000 pounds gross vehicle weight for a two-axle vehicle or 
        48,000 pounds gross vehicle weight for a three-axle vehicle, if 
        the vehicle is owned by: 
           (1) a public utility as defined in section 216B.02; 
           (2) a municipality or municipal utility that operates the 
        vehicle for its municipal electric, gas, or water system; or 
           (3) a cooperative electric association organized under 
        chapter 308A. 
           (b) The exemption in this subdivision applies only when the 
        vehicle is performing service restoration or other work 
        necessary to prevent an imminent loss of service. 
           Sec. 2.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Section 1 is effective the day following final enactment. 
           Presented to the governor April 11, 2005 
           Signed by the governor April 14, 2005, 11:00 a.m.