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HF 2858

2nd Engrossment - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 04/30/2014 09:41am

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

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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; amending regulation of limousines; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 65B.135; 168.002, subdivision 15; 168.128,
subdivisions 2, 3; 221.84, subdivision 1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 65B.135, is amended to read:


65B.135 LIMOUSINE INSURANCE.

An insurer who provides insurance for limousines, defined in section 168.002,
subdivision 15
, shall provide insurance in a minimum aggregate amount of deleted text begin$300,000
deleted text endnew text begin $1,500,000new text end per accident for each limousine covered. new text beginThe insurance coverage may be
provided by combining an underlying liability policy with an excess or umbrella policy as
long as the minimum aggregate amount is met.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2014, and applies to policies
issued or renewed on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168.002, subdivision 15, is amended to read:


Subd. 15.

Limousine.

"Limousine" means a luxury passenger automobile that deleted text beginis
not a van or station wagon and
deleted text end has a seating capacity of not more than deleted text begin12deleted text endnew text begin 15new text end persons,
deleted text beginexcludingdeleted text endnew text begin includingnew text end the driver.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2014.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168.128, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Plates.

(a) A person who operates a limousine for other than personal use
shall register the motor vehicle as provided in this section. deleted text begin(b)deleted text end A person who operates a
limousine for personal use may applynew text begin for limousine platesnew text end.

new text begin (b)new text end The commissioner shall issue limousine plates to the registered owner of a
limousine who:

(1) certifies that an insurance policy new text beginor policiesnew text end under section 65B.135new text begin,new text end in deleted text beginan
aggregate amount of $300,000 per accident
deleted text endnew text begin the minimum aggregate amount required
under that section,
new text end is in effect for the entire period of the registration;

(2) provides the commissioner with proof that the passenger automobile deleted text beginlicense
deleted text endnew text begin registrationnew text end tax and a $10 fee have been paid for each limousine receiving limousine
plates; and

(3) complies with this chapter and rules governing the registration of motor vehicles
and licensing of drivers.

(c) The limousine plates must be designed to specifically identify the vehicle as a
limousine and must be clearly marked with the letters "LM." Limousine plates may not be
transferred upon sale of the limousine, but may be transferred to another limousine owned
by the same person upon notifying the commissioner and paying a $5 transfer fee.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2014.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168.128, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Insurance.

(a) The application must include a certificate of insurance
verifying that a valid commercial insurance policy new text beginor policiesnew text end is in effect and giving the
name of the insurance company and the number of the insurance policy. The policy new text beginor
policies
new text end must provide new text beginin the aggregatenew text end stated limits of liability, exclusive of interest and
costs, with respect to each motor vehicle for which coverage is granted, ofnew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1) new text end not less than deleted text begin$100,000deleted text end new text begin$1,500,000 new text endbecause of bodily injury to one person in any
one accident deleted text beginand, subject to that limit for one person, of not less than $300,000 because of
injury to two or more persons in any one accident and of
deleted text endnew text begin;new text end

new text begin (2) not less than the minimum aggregate amount required under section 65B.135 per
accident; and
new text end

new text begin (3) new text endnot less than $100,000 because of injury to or destruction of property.

new text begin (b) new text end The insurance company must notify the commissioner if the policy is canceled or
if the policy no longer provides the coverage required by this subdivision.

deleted text begin (b)deleted text end new text begin(c) new text endThe commissioner shall immediately notify the commissioner of
transportation if the policy of a person required to have a permit under section 221.84 is
canceled or no longer provides the coverage required by this subdivision.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2014, and applies to policies
issued or renewed on or after that date.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 221.84, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definition.

"Limousine service" means a service that:

(1) is not provided on a regular route;

(2) is provided in a luxury passenger automobile that deleted text beginis not a van or station wagon
and
deleted text end has a seating capacity of not more than deleted text begin12deleted text endnew text begin 15new text end persons, deleted text beginexcludingdeleted text endnew text begin includingnew text end the driver;

(3) provides only prearranged pickup; and

(4) charges more than a taxicab fare for a comparable trip.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2014.
new text end