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HF 1482

as introduced - 87th Legislature (2011 - 2012) Posted on 04/14/2011 11:16am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to drivers' license; providing for acceptable methods of payment;
imposing surcharge; amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 171.061,
subdivision 4.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 171.061, subdivision 4, is amended to read:

Subd. 4.

Fee; equipment.

(a) The agent may charge and retain a filing fee of $5 for
each application. Except as provided in paragraph deleted text begin(b)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end, the fee shall cover all expenses
involved in receiving, accepting, or forwarding to the department the applications and
fees required under sections 171.02, subdivision 3; 171.06, subdivisions 2 and 2a; and
171.07, subdivisions 3 and 3a.

new text begin (b) The statutory fees and the filing fees imposed under paragraph (a) may be paid
by credit card or debit card. The driver's license agent may collect a convenience fee on
the statutory fees and filing fees not greater than the cost of processing a credit card or
debit card transaction. The convenience fee must be used to pay the cost of processing
credit and debit card transactions. The commissioner shall adopt rules to administer this
paragraph, using the exempt procedures of section 14.386, except that section 14.386,
paragraph (b), does not apply.
new text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end The department shall maintain the photo identification equipment for all
agents appointed as of January 1, 2000. Upon the retirement, resignation, death, or
discontinuance of an existing agent, and if a new agent is appointed in an existing office
pursuant to Minnesota Rules, chapter 7404, and notwithstanding the above or Minnesota
Rules, part 7404.0400, the department shall provide and maintain photo identification
equipment without additional cost to a newly appointed agent in that office if the office
was provided the equipment by the department before January 1, 2000. All photo
identification equipment must be compatible with standards established by the department.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end A filing fee retained by the agent employed by a county board must be paid
into the county treasury and credited to the general revenue fund of the county. An
agent who is not an employee of the county shall retain the filing fee in lieu of county
employment or salary and is considered an independent contractor for pension purposes,
coverage under the Minnesota State Retirement System, or membership in the Public
Employees Retirement Association.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (e)new text end Before the end of the first working day following the final day of the
reporting period established by the department, the agent must forward to the department
all applications and fees collected during the reporting period except as provided in
paragraph deleted text begin(c)deleted text endnew text begin (d)new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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