The allowed placement of disability placards in a vehicle will be changing, as will an exemption from fines when using them far after their expiration date.

A disability placard must now be hung from the rearview mirror of a vehicle. However, if there is no rearview mirror or the certificate holder’s disability precludes them from placing the certificate on the mirror, the certificate must be displayed on the driver’s side dashboard.

Sponsored by Rep. Mary Kiffmeyer (R-Big Lake) and Sen. David Brown (R-Becker), the law will allow the certificate to be placed anywhere on the dashboard.

Under current law, an original permit holder can get any ticket dismissed if they are cited for using an expired placard. The law limits that to 90 days. If a person is ticketed for this, they will have to surrender the permit if it’s more than 90 days expired.

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