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HF 413

3rd Engrossment - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

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Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 01/29/2007
1st Engrossment Posted on 03/26/2007
2nd Engrossment Posted on 05/15/2007
3rd Engrossment Posted on 05/19/2007
Unofficial Engrossments
1st Unofficial Engrossment Posted on 03/25/2008

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A bill for an act
relating to commerce; creating an outdoor sport equipment dealership agreement
task force.

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

Section 1. new text beginOUTDOOR SPORT EQUIPMENT DEALERSHIP AGREEMENT
TASK FORCE.
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new text begin (a) A task force is created to study dealership agreements between outdoor sport
equipment manufacturers and outdoor sport equipment dealers. The task force shall
study issues relating to state regulation of dealership agreements including terminations
and cancellations, warranties, remedies, and violations. For purposes of this section, the
following terms have the meanings given:
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new text begin (1) "outdoor sport equipment" means snowmobiles as defined in Minnesota Statutes,
section 84.81, subdivision 3; all-terrain vehicles as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section
84.92, subdivision 8; personal watercraft as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section
86B.005, subdivision 14a; watercraft as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 86C.01;
and motorcycles, as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 65B.001, subdivision 5;
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new text begin (2) "outdoor sport equipment manufacturer" or "manufacturer" means a person,
partnership, corporation, association, or other form of business enterprise engaged in the
manufacturing, assembly, or wholesale distribution of outdoor sport equipment; and
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new text begin (3) "outdoor sport equipment dealer" or "dealer" means a person, partnership,
corporation, association, or other form of business enterprise engaged in acquiring
outdoor sport equipment from a manufacturer and reselling the outdoor sport equipment at
wholesale or retail.
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new text begin (b) The membership of the task force consists of:
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new text begin (1) five members designated by the national manufacturers associations;
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new text begin (2) five Minnesota members designated by the retailers associations representing
each segment of outdoor sport equipment described in paragraph (a);
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new text begin (3) two members of the Minnesota house of representatives, one appointed by the
speaker of the house and one appointed by the minority leader; and
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new text begin (4) two members of the Minnesota senate, one appointed by the senate majority
leader and one appointed by the senate minority leader.
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new text begin (c) Nonlegislative members shall not be compensated.
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new text begin (d) The commissioner of commerce shall set the time and place for the first meeting
of the task force, which must be no later than July 1, 2007. The task force shall elect a
chair from among its members. On or before February 1, 2008, the task force shall report
the results of its study and make recommendations with respect to dealership agreements
to the chairs of the house and senate committees with jurisdiction over commerce. The
task force expires April 15, 2008.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
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