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(a) Department personnel must be classified employees assigned to the Division of State
Patrol if they are employed to enforce:
(1) laws relating to motor vehicle equipment; school bus equipment; drivers' licenses; motor
vehicle registration; motor vehicle size and weight; motor carrier insurance, registration, and
safety; and motor vehicle petroleum taxes;
(2) Pollution Control Agency rules relating to motor vehicle noise abatement; and
(3) laws relating to directing the movement of vehicles.
(b) Employees engaged in these duties, while actually on the job during their working hours
only, shall have power to:
(1) issue citations in lieu of arrest and continued detention; and
(2) prepare notices to appear in court for violation of these laws and rules, in the manner
provided in section 169.91, subdivision 3.
(c) They shall not be armed and, except as provided in this section, shall have none of the
other powers and privileges reserved to peace officers including the power to enforce traffic
laws and regulations.
History: 1975 c 204 s 80; 1980 c 614 s 123; 1981 c 37 s 2; 1985 c 248 s 70; 1993 c 326
art 7 s 9; 1997 c 230 s 22