Minnesota Motorcycle Road Guard Certificate
The motorcycle road guard certificate law was enacted in Laws 2012, chapter 287 (See article 3, sec. 27, 43). The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) amended Minnesota Rules by adding a new chapter in order to implement the provisions of the motorcycle road guard certificate law.
The rules are needed to establish safety and equipment requirements, curriculum content, and the fee for a person to obtain a motorcycle road guard certificate.
For more information, visit the DVS Motorcycle Road Guard Certificate Public Notices Page.
Status of rulemaking
The proposed new rule was published in the State Register, Monday, November 4, 2013, and a hearing was held on December 18, 2013. Driver and Vehicle Services provided a final response to the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) on January 14, 2014. OAH provided a Hearing Notice based on DVS’ Final Response on February 20, 2014.
Changes required by OAH were made to the proposed rule and accepted by the Administrative Law Judge.
A final note has been sent to the Governor’s Office for final approval. Once approval is given, DVS will obtain the final rule form from the Revisor’s Office and publish the rule to the State Registrar.
Training for Road Guard Certification is being developed by MMSC. Training will begin one year after the rule has been published.
Minnesota Motorcycle Road Guard Certificate Advisory Committee
The Minnesota Motorcycle Road Guard Certificate Advisory Committee was established by the Department of Public Safety for the motorcycle road guard certificate rulemaking. The committee advised DPS on the possible rules governing the road guard certificate program and curriculum provided for motorcycle road guards.
Minnesota Motorcycle Road Guard Certificate Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public.