language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to transportation; modifying certain requirements governing agricultural transportation;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, sections 169.81, subdivision 5; 221.031, subdivision 2d; 221.0314, subdivision 9.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
No vehicle shall be driven or moved on any highway unless such vehicle is so constructed, loaded, or the load securely covered as to prevent any of its load from dropping, sifting, leaking, blowing, or otherwise escaping therefrom, except that
sand may be dropped for the purpose of securing traction, or
water or other substances may be sprinkled on a roadway in cleaning or maintaining such roadway
This subdivision shall not apply to motor vehicles operated by a farmer or the farmer's agent when transporting produce such as small grains, shelled corn, soybeans, or other farm produce of a size and density not likely to cause injury to persons or damage to property on escaping in small amounts from a vehicle.
violation of this subdivision by a vehicle that is carrying farm produce and that is not exempted by the preceding sentence is a petty misdemeanor.
The federal regulations incorporated in section 221.0314, subdivision 9, for maximum driving and on-duty time, do not apply to drivers engaged in intrastate transportation within a 150-air-mile radius from the source of the commodities or from the retail or wholesale distribution point of the farm supplies for:
(1) agricultural commodities or
farm supplies for agricultural purposes from March 15 to December 15 of each year; or
(2) sugar beets from September 1 to May 15 of each year.
Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, part 395, is incorporated by reference, except that paragraphs (a), (c), (d), (f), (h), (i), (k), (m), and (n) of section 395.1 of that part are not incorporated. In addition, cross-references to sections or paragraphs not incorporated in this subdivision are not incorporated by reference.
The requirements of Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, part 395, do not apply to drivers of lightweight vehicles.
Presented to the governor May 16, 2018
Signed by the governor May 19, 2018, 4:53 p.m.