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Minnesota Session Laws - 2014, Regular Session

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CHAPTER 298--H.F.No. 2255

An act

relating to public safety; clarifying the scope of the ignition interlock device program relating to criminal vehicular operation;

amending Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 171.306, subdivision 4; Laws 2013, chapter 117, article 3, sections 9; 15; 16; 17; 18.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2013 Supplement, section 171.306, subdivision 4, is amended to read:

Subd. 4.

Issuance of restricted license.

(a) The commissioner shall issue a class D driver's license, subject to the applicable limitations and restrictions of this section, to a program participant who meets the requirements of this section and the program guidelines. The commissioner shall not issue a license unless the program participant has provided satisfactory proof that:

(1) a certified ignition interlock device has been installed on the participant's motor vehicle at an installation service center designated by the device's manufacturer; and

(2) the participant has insurance coverage on the vehicle equipped with the ignition interlock device. The commissioner shall require the participant to present an insurance identification card, policy, or written statement as proof of insurance coverage, and may require the insurance identification card provided be certified by the insurance company to be noncancelable for a period not to exceed 12 months.

(b) A license issued under authority of this section must contain a restriction prohibiting the program participant from driving, operating, or being in physical control of any motor vehicle not equipped with a functioning ignition interlock device certified by the commissioner. A participant may drive an employer-owned vehicle not equipped with an interlock device while in the normal course and scope of employment duties pursuant to the program guidelines established by the commissioner and with the employer's written consent.

(c) A program participant whose driver's license has been: (1) revoked under section 169A.52, subdivision 3, paragraph (a), clause (1), (2), or (3), or subdivision 4, paragraph (a), clause (1), (2), or (3), or section 169A.54, subdivision 1, clause (1), (2), (3), or (4); or (2) revoked under section 171.17, subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (1), or suspended under section 171.187, for a violation of section 609.21, subdivision 1, clause (2), item (i) or (iii), (3), or (4), resulting in bodily harm, substantial bodily harm, or great bodily harm, where the participant has fewer than two qualified prior impaired driving incidents within the past ten years or fewer than three qualified prior impaired driving incidents ever; may apply for conditional reinstatement of the driver's license, subject to the ignition interlock restriction.

(d) A program participant whose driver's license has been: (1) revoked, canceled, or denied under section 169A.52, subdivision 3, paragraph (a), clause (4), (5), or (6), or subdivision 4, paragraph (a), clause (4), (5), or (6), or section 169A.54, subdivision 1, clause (5), (6), or (7),; or (2) revoked under section 171.17, subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (1), or suspended under section 171.187, for a violation of section 609.21, subdivision 1, clause (2), item (i) or (iii), (3), or (4), resulting in bodily harm, substantial bodily harm, or great bodily harm, where the participant has two or more qualified prior impaired driving incidents within the past ten years or three or more qualified prior impaired driving incidents ever; may apply for a limited license, subject to the ignition interlock restriction, if the program participant is enrolled in a licensed chemical dependency treatment or rehabilitation program as recommended in a chemical use assessment, and if the participant meets the other applicable requirements of section 171.30. After completing a licensed chemical dependency treatment or rehabilitation program and one year of limited license use without violating the ignition interlock restriction, the conditions of limited license use, or program guidelines, the participant may apply for conditional reinstatement of the driver's license, subject to the ignition interlock restriction. If the program participant's ignition interlock device subsequently registers a positive breath alcohol concentration of 0.02 or higher, the commissioner shall cancel the driver's license, and the program participant may apply for another limited license according to this paragraph.

(e) Notwithstanding any statute or rule to the contrary, the commissioner has authority to determine when a program participant is eligible for restoration of full driving privileges, except that the commissioner shall not reinstate full driving privileges until the program participant has met all applicable prerequisites for reinstatement under section 169A.55 and until the program participant's device has registered no positive breath alcohol concentrations of 0.02 or higher during the preceding 90 days.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective July 1, 2014.

Sec. 2.

Laws 2013, chapter 117, article 3, section 9, the effective date, is amended to read:

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective July 1, 2014, and applies to crimes committed on or after that date.

Sec. 3.

Laws 2013, chapter 117, article 3, section 15, the effective date, is amended to read:

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective July 1, 2014, and applies to crimes committed on or after that date.

Sec. 4.

Laws 2013, chapter 117, article 3, section 16, the effective date, is amended to read:

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective July 1, 2014, and applies to crimes committed on or after that date.

Sec. 5.

Laws 2013, chapter 117, article 3, section 17, the effective date, is amended to read:

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective July 1, 2014, and applies to crimes committed on or after that date.

Sec. 6.

Laws 2013, chapter 117, article 3, section 18, the effective date, is amended to read:

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective July 1, 2014, and applies to crimes committed on or after that date.

Sec. 7.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

Sections 2 through 6 are effective the day following the final enactment.

Presented to the governor May 17, 2014

Signed by the governor May 21, 2014, 10:21 a.m.

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