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HF 17

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/09/2017 03:46pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to military veterans; exempting certain disabled veterans from the motor
vehicle registration tax; amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 168.031.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 168.031, is amended to read:


168.031 REGISTRATION EXEMPTION; ACTIVE MILITARY SERVICE.

(a) The motor vehicle of any person who engages in active military service in any branch
or unit of the United States armed forces shall be exempt from the motor vehicle registration
tax during the period of such active service and for 90 days immediately thereafter if the
owner, before, during, or within 90 days after completion of that active service, files with
the registrar of motor vehicles a written application for exemption with such proof of military
service as the registrar may have required and if the motor vehicle is not operated on a
public highway within the state during the requested period of exemption, except by the
owner while on furlough or leave of absence from the military.

(b) The motor vehicle of any disabled deleted text beginwardeleted text end veterandeleted text begin, which vehicle has been furnished
free, in whole or in part, by the United States government to said disabled veteran, shall be
deleted text endnew text begin isnew text end exempt from the motor vehicle registration tax. The motor vehicle owned and registered
by a former prisoner of war that bears the "EX-POW" plates is exempt from the motor
vehicle registration tax.

(c) For purposes of this sectiondeleted text begin, the termdeleted text endnew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end "active service" deleted text beginshall havedeleted text endnew text begin hasnew text end the meaning given deleted text beginthis termdeleted text end in section 190.05,
subdivisions 5b and 5c, but excludes service performed exclusively for purposes of:

deleted text begin (1)deleted text endnew text begin (i)new text end annual training and other periodic inactive duty training for National Guard and
other reserve members;

deleted text begin (2)deleted text endnew text begin (ii)new text end special training periodically made available to National Guard and other reserve
members;

deleted text begin (3)deleted text endnew text begin (iii)new text end service performed in accordance with section 190.08, subdivision 3; and

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (iv)new text end service performed as part of the active guard/reserve program pursuant to United
States Code, title 32, section 502(f), or other applicable authoritydeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (2) "disabled veteran" means a veteran who has a compensable service-connected
disability of at least 30 percent as adjudicated by the United States Veterans Administration,
or by the retirement board of one of the several branches of the armed forces.
new text end