|Senate Counsel & Research||State of Minnesota|
|S.F. No. 447 - Imposing Petty Misdemeanor Penalty for Certain Hit-And-Run Offenses (SCS0447A-1 Amendment)|
|Author:||Senator Rick Olseen|
|Prepared by:||Bonnie Berezovsky, Senate Counsel (651/296-9191)
Krista Boyd, Fiscal Analyst (651/296-7681)
|Date:||February 22, 2007|
Paragraph (b) creates exceptions to the petty misdemeanor established in paragraph (a). Exceptions are: another person is convicted of the violation; the motor vehicle was stolen at the time of the violation; the owner permitted the vehicle to be used by another in the ordinary course of business.
Paragraph (c) exempts a lessor from petty misdemeanor liability if the lessor has the name and address of the lessee.
Paragraph (d) clarifies that the ability to prosecute the driver for hit-and-run violations is not limited by paragraph (a).
Paragraph (e) states that a violation of paragraph (a) is not the basis for revocation or suspension of the owner's or lessee's driver's license.
Section 2 gives effect to this act on August 1, 2007. It applies to offenses committed on or after that date.
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