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CHAPTER 113--H.F.No. 668

An act

relating to public safety; school buses; providing for postcrash procedures for school bus in an accident;

amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 169.4511, subdivision 1.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 169.4511, subdivision 1, is amended to read:

Subdivision 1.

Postcrash inspection.

(a) A peace officer responding to an accident involving a school bus or Head Start bus must immediately notify the State Patrol if the accident results in death or serious personal injury on the school bus, or property damage to the school bus of an apparent extent of more than $4,400:

(1) a fatality;

(2) bodily injury to a person who, as a result of the injury, immediately receives medical treatment away from the scene of the accident; or

(3) one or more motor vehicles incurring disabling damage as a result of the accident, requiring a motor vehicle to be transported away from the scene by tow truck or other motor vehicle.

(b) No person shall drive or knowingly permit or cause to be driven, for the purpose of transporting students, any school bus or Head Start bus after such an accident unless:

(1) the vehicle has been inspected by the Minnesota State Patrol and the State Patrol has determined that the vehicle may safely be operated; or

(2) a waiver has been granted under subdivision 2.

(b) (c) A violation of this section is a misdemeanor.

Presented to the governor May 16, 2009

Signed by the governor May 19, 2009, 2:34 p.m.