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171.60 MOTORCYCLE ROAD GUARD CERTIFICATE.

Subdivision 1.Certificate required.

No person may perform traffic control as a motorcycle road guard as provided under chapter 169 without a valid motorcycle road guard certificate issued by the commissioner.

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Subd. 2.Certification qualifications and standards.

Through the Minnesota Motorcycle Safety Center, the commissioner of public safety shall:

(1) establish qualifications and requirements for a person to obtain a motorcycle road guard certificate under this section, which must include:

(i) a minimum 18 years of age;

(ii) possession of a valid driver's license; and

(iii) successful completion of a motorcycle road guard certification course;

(2) develop and offer, whether by the Minnesota Motorcycle Safety Center or authorized agents, a motorcycle road guard certification course; and

(3) establish safety and equipment standards for a person who operates under a motorcycle road guard certificate, including but not limited to specifying requirements for a reflective safety vest.

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Subd. 3.Fee.

The commissioner of public safety shall assess a fee for each applicant for a motorcycle road guard certificate, calculated to cover the commissioner's cost of establishing and administering the program.

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Subd. 4.Penalty.

A person who violates any provision of this section is guilty of a petty misdemeanor.

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Subd. 5.Rulemaking.

The commissioner of public safety shall adopt rules to carry out the provisions of this section. Notwithstanding section 16A.1283, the rules must specify the fee to be assessed under subdivision 3.

NOTE: Subdivisions 1 to 4, as added by Laws 2012, chapter 287, article 3, section 43, are effective one year after publication in the State Register of rules adopted under subdivision 5. Laws 2012, chapter 287, article 3, section 43, the effective date.