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S.F. No. 3638 - Revoking Snowmobile or ATV Privileges Following a DWI Conviction
Author: Senator Mark W. Koran
Prepared By: Chris Turner, Senate Fiscal Analyst (651/296-4350)
Date: March 23, 2018


The bill expands the prohibition on operating certain off-road vehicles following a DWI conviction and eliminates the driver’s license revocation exemption for certain off-road DWI offenses.

Section 1 prohibits a person who commits a DWI offense in any vehicle from operating a snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle for one year.  Requires the courts to send notice of all DWI conviction to the Department of Public Safety.

Under current law, a person who operates a snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle while under the influence, in violation of Minnesota Statutes, section 169A.20, is prohibited from operating those off-road vehicles for one year.  This bill expands the prohibition so that it applies to a person who commits a DWI offense in any vehicle.

Section 2 strikes the provisions exempting a person from driver’s license revocation if the person’s first DWI offense takes place while using an off-road recreational vehicle or motorboat.

The bill is effective August 1, 2018, and applies to crimes committed on or after that date.

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