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169.541 LIGHTING EXEMPTION FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT; STANDARDS.
    Subdivision 1. Exemption. Sections 84.87, 84.928, 86B.511, and 169.48 to 169.65, relating
to lighting of vehicles and watercraft, do not apply to a licensed peace officer, as defined in section
626.84, subdivision 1, paragraph (c), while operating a motor vehicle or watercraft owned, leased,
or otherwise the property of the state or a political subdivision, in the performance of the officer's
law enforcement duties if the officer's conduct is reasonable and is consistent with the standards
adopted under subdivision 2, and if the officer reasonably believes that operating the vehicle
without lights is necessary under the circumstances to investigate a criminal violation or suspected
criminal violation of state laws, rules, or orders or local laws, ordinances, or regulations.
    Subd. 2. POST Board standards. The Peace Officer Standards and Training Board shall
adopt standards governing situations in which licensed peace officers as defined in section 626.84,
subdivision 1
, paragraph (c), may operate a vehicle or watercraft without lights as provided in
subdivision 1. The board shall report to the legislature on the standards by January 1, 1991.
History: 1990 c 391 art 10 s 3; 1990 c 555 s 9