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State fair transport concerns

Published (3/30/2012)
By Mike Cook
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Properties and equipment could become defined as commodities as it relates to extended vehicle combinations on state roads.

Sponsored by Rep. Ron Shimanski (R-Silver Lake), and Sen. Al DeKruif (R-Madison Lake), HF2793*/ SF2426 was passed 131-0 by the House March 26 and 64-0 by the Senate March 29. It awaits action by the governor.

Shimanski said the bill is needed because many Minnesota State Fair vendors transport their equipment and property using twin trailers. These trailers are commonly used by shipping companies like Federal Express or UPS.

“The State Fair Board was informed by the State Patrol that the twin trailers do not fall under the definition of commodities, which are authorized to operate in Minnesota,” Shimanski said. “In an effort to preserve the sanctity of the Great Minnesota Get-Together, the State Patrol and the Department of Transportation have drafted this language.”

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