language to be deleted (2) new language
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
subdivisionsubdivisions 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.