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221.71 COMMUTER VAN; DRIVER LIABILITY.

Subdivision 1.Employment relationship.

Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the services performed by a driver of a commuter van shall be deemed to be those of an independent contractor and not those of an employee acting within the scope of employment, unless provided in writing to the contrary.

Subd. 2.Standard of care.

A driver or owner of a commuter van shall not be held to the standard of care applicable to drivers or owners of common carriers, nor shall they be subject to ordinances or rules which relate exclusively to the regulation of drivers or owners of automobiles for hire or other common carriers or public transit carriers.

History:

1976 c 233 s 10; 1985 c 248 s 70; 1986 c 444