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                            CHAPTER 34-H.F.No. 1189 
                  An act relating to traffic regulations; removing an 
                  expiration date on an exception to seasonal weight 
                  limits for certain recycling and garbage trucks; 
                  amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169.87, 
                  subdivision 6. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169.87, 
        subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [RECYCLING AND GARBAGE VEHICLES.] (a) Except as 
        provided in paragraph (b), weight restrictions imposed under 
        subdivisions 1 and 2 do not apply to a vehicle that does not 
        exceed 20,000 pounds per single axle and is designed and used 
        exclusively for recycling, while engaged in recycling in a 
        political subdivision that mandates curbside recycling pickup. 
           (b) Until July 1, 2005, Weight restrictions imposed under 
        subdivisions 1 and 2 do not apply to (1) a vehicle that does not 
        exceed 14,000 pounds per single axle and is used exclusively for 
        recycling as described in paragraph (a), or (2) a vehicle that 
        does not exceed 14,000 pounds per single axle and is designed 
        and used exclusively for collecting mixed municipal solid waste, 
        as defined in section 115A.03, subdivision 21, while engaged in 
        such collection. 
           (c) Notwithstanding section 169.80, subdivision 1, a 
        violation of weight restrictions imposed under subdivisions 1 
        and 2 by a vehicle designed and used exclusively for recycling 
        while engaged in recycling in a political subdivision that 
        mandates curbside recycling pickup while engaged in such 
        collection, or by a vehicle that is designed and used 
        exclusively for collecting mixed municipal solid waste as 
        defined in section 115A.03, subdivision 21, while engaged in 
        such collection, is not subject to criminal penalties but is 
        subject to a civil penalty for excess weight under section 
        169.871. 
           Sec. 2.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
           Section 1 is effective the day following final enactment. 
           Presented to the governor May 2, 2005 
           Signed by the governor May 5, 2005, 3:09 p.m.