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325E.166 CLOCK-HOUR METERS; PROHIBITED ACTS.

Subdivision 1.Tampering.

No person shall, with intent to defraud, knowingly tamper with, adjust, alter, change, set back, disconnect, or fail to connect the clock-hour meter of a farm tractor, or cause any of the foregoing to occur to a clock-hour meter of a farm tractor, so as to reflect fewer hours than the farm tractor has actually been in operation.

Subd. 2.Operation with disconnected or nonfunctional meter.

No person shall, with intent to defraud, operate a farm tractor knowing that the clock-hour meter of the farm tractor is disconnected or nonfunctional.

Subd. 3.Tampering device.

No person shall advertise for sale, sell, use, or install on any part of a farm tractor or on a clock-hour meter in a farm tractor a device that causes the clock-hour meter to register any hours of operation other than the true hours of operation that the clock-hour meter was designed to measure.

Subd. 4.Disclosure.

No person shall sell or offer for sale or trade in a farm tractor with knowledge that the hours registered on the clock-hour meter have been altered so as to reflect fewer hours than the farm tractor has actually been in operation, without disclosing the fact to prospective purchasers.

Subd. 5.Conspiracy.

No person shall conspire with another person to violate this section.

History:

2006 c 211 s 2