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Key: (1) language to be deleted (2) new language

                            CHAPTER 53-S.F.No. 1095 
                  An act relating to drivers' licenses; authorizing 
                  commissioner of public safety to waive road test for 
                  licensed military personnel; amending Minnesota 
                  Statutes 2004, section 171.13, subdivision 1a. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 171.13, 
        subdivision 1a, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 1a.  [WAIVER WHEN LICENSE ISSUED BY ANOTHER 
        JURISDICTION.] (a) The commissioner may waive the requirement 
        that the applicant demonstrate ability to exercise ordinary and 
        reasonable control in the operation of a motor vehicle on 
        determining that the applicant possesses a valid driver's 
        license issued by a jurisdiction that requires a comparable 
        demonstration for license issuance.  
           (b) For purposes of this subdivision, "jurisdiction" 
        includes, but is not limited to, both the active and reserve 
        components of any branch or unit of the United States armed 
        forces, and "valid driver's license" includes any driver's 
        license that is recognized by that branch or unit as currently 
        being valid, or as having been valid at the time of the 
        applicant's separation or discharge from the military within a 
        period of time deemed reasonable and fair by the commissioner, 
        up to and including one year past the date of the applicant's 
        separation or discharge. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment. 
           Presented to the governor May 12, 2005 
           Signed by the governor May 16, 2005, 4:25 p.m.