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HF 2881

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 05/15/2019 06:07pm

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

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to motor vehicles; requiring the purchase and implementation of a vehicle
title and registration system to replace the Minnesota Licensing and Registration
System (MNLARS); modifying license plate fees; establishing committees and
task forces; requiring reports; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes
2018, sections 168.013, subdivision 21; 168.10, subdivision 1g; 168.105,
subdivision 5; 168.12, subdivisions 2, 2b, 2c, 2d, 2e, 2g, 5; 168.121, subdivision
1; 168.123, subdivision 1; 168.1235, subdivision 1; 168.1255, subdivision 1;
168.1256, subdivision 1; 168.128, subdivision 2; 168.1282, subdivision 1; 168.1291,
subdivision 4; 168.1294, subdivision 1; 168.1295, subdivision 1; 168.1296,
subdivision 1; 168.1297, subdivision 1; 168.1298, subdivision 1; 168.1299,
subdivision 1; 168.327, subdivisions 4, 5; 168.62, subdivision 3; 168A.29,
subdivision 1; 171.06, subdivision 2; 299A.705, subdivision 3; Laws 2018, chapter
101, section 3, subdivision 1; repealing Laws 2018, chapter 101, section 3,
subdivision 2.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 168.013, subdivision 21, is amended to read:


Subd. 21.

Technology surcharge.

For every vehicle registration renewal required under
this chapter, the commissioner shall collect a surcharge ofdeleted text begin: (1) $1.75 until June 30, 2012;
and (2) $1 from July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2016
deleted text endnew text begin $.......new text end. Surcharges collected under this
subdivision must be credited to the driver and vehicle services technology account in the
special revenue fund under section 299A.705.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 168.10, subdivision 1g, is amended to read:


Subd. 1g.

Original plates.

A vehicle registered pursuant to subdivision 1a, 1b, 1c or 1d
may in lieu of being issued number plates by the commissioner display original Minnesota
number plates issued in the same year as the model year of the car on which they are
displayed. The number of the original plates must be provided to the commissioner. The
original plates must be in good condition. Original Minnesota number plates shall not be
used if the number on the original plate is identical to a number on any current plate or any
other plate in a numbering system used by the commissioner without written authorization
from the commissioner. Any person currently using plates issued pursuant to subdivision
1a, 1b, 1c or 1d shall return those plates to the commissioner before substituting original
plates. The commissioner shall charge a fee of deleted text begin$10deleted text endnew text begin $.......new text end for registering the number on
original plates.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 168.105, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Original plates.

(a) Instead of being issued classic motorcycle plates, a classic
motorcycle registered under this section may display original Minnesota plates issued in
the same year as the model year of the motorcycle on which they are displayed. The number
on the original plates must be provided to the commissioner.

(b) Original Minnesota plates may not be used if the number on the original plate is
identical to the number on a current collector's plate issued by the commissioner.

(c) If the vehicle is not registered as a collector vehicle, the commissioner shall charge
a fee of deleted text begin$10deleted text endnew text begin $.......new text end for registering the number on the original plates.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 168.12, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Amateur radio licensee; special plates, rules.

(a) The commissioner shall
issue amateur radio plates to an applicant who:

(1) is an owner of a passenger automobile or recreational vehicle;

(2) is a resident of this state;

(3) holds an official amateur radio station license or a citizens radio service class D
license, in good standing, issued by the Federal Communications Commission;

(4) pays the registration tax required under section 168.013;

(5) pays a fee of deleted text begin$10deleted text endnew text begin $.......new text end for each set of special plates and any other fees required by
this chapter; and

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

(b) In lieu of the registration number required for identification under subdivision 1, the
plates must indicate the official amateur call letters of the applicant, as assigned by the
Federal Communications Commission, and the words "AMATEUR RADIO."

(c) This provision for the issue of special plates applies only if the applicant's motor
vehicle is already registered in Minnesota so that the applicant has valid regular Minnesota
plates issued for that motor vehicle under which to operate it during the time that it will
take to have the necessary special plates made.

(d) If owning more than one motor vehicle of the type specified in this subdivision, the
applicant may apply for special plates for each motor vehicle and, if each application
complies with this subdivision, the commissioner shall furnish the applicant with the special
plates, indicating the official amateur call letters and other distinguishing information as
the commissioner considers necessary, for each of the motor vehicles.

(e) The commissioner may make reasonable rules governing the use of the special plates
as will assure the full compliance by the owner of the special plates, with all existing laws
governing the registration of motor vehicles and the transfer and use of the plates.

(f) Despite any contrary provision of subdivision 1, the special plates issued under this
subdivision may be transferred by an owner to another motor vehicle listed in paragraph
(a) and registered to the same owner, upon the payment of a fee of $5. The commissioner
must be notified before the transfer and may prescribe a format for the notification.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 168.12, subdivision 2b, is amended to read:


Subd. 2b.

Firefighters; special plates, rules.

(a) The commissioner shall issue special
plates, or a single license plate in the case of a motorcycle plate, to any applicant who:

(1) is a member of a fire department receiving state aid under chapter 69, has a letter
from the fire chief, and is an owner of a passenger automobile, a one-ton pickup truck, or
a motorcycle;

(2) pays a fee of deleted text begin$10deleted text endnew text begin $.......new text end and any other fees required by this chapter;

(3) pays the registration tax required by this chapter for the motor vehicle; and

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

(b) In lieu of the identification required under subdivision 1, the special plates must bear
an emblem of a Maltese Cross together with any numbers or characters prescribed by the
commissioner.

(c) Special plates issued under this subdivision may only be used during the period that
the owner of the motor vehicle is a member of a fire department as specified in this
subdivision. When the individual to whom the special plates were issued is no longer a
member of a fire department or when the motor vehicle ownership is transferred, the owner
shall remove the special plates from the motor vehicle. If the commissioner receives written
notification that an individual is no longer qualified for these special plates, the commissioner
shall invalidate the plates and notify the individual of this action. The individual may retain
the plate only upon demonstrating compliance with the qualifications of this subdivision.
Upon removal or invalidation of the special plates or special motorcycle plate, the owner
or purchaser of the motor vehicle shall obtain regular plates, a regular motorcycle plate, or
special plates for the proper registration classification for the motor vehicle.

(d) A special motorcycle license plate issued under this subdivision must be the same
size as a standard motorcycle license plate.

(e) Upon payment of a fee of $5, plates issued under this subdivision for a passenger
automobile or truck may be transferred to another passenger automobile or truck owned or
jointly owned by the person to whom the plates were issued. On payment of a fee of $5, a
plate issued under this subdivision for a motorcycle may be transferred to another motorcycle
owned or jointly owned by the person to whom the plate was issued.

(f) The commissioner may adopt rules under the Administrative Procedure Act, sections
14.001 to 14.69, to govern the issuance and use of the special plates authorized in this
subdivision.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 168.12, subdivision 2c, is amended to read:


Subd. 2c.

National Guard; special plates, rules.

(a) The commissioner shall issue
special plates to any applicant who:

(1) is a regularly enlisted, commissioned, or retired member of the Minnesota National
Guard, other than an inactive member who is not a retired member, and is an owner of a
passenger automobile;

(2) pays a fee of deleted text begin$10deleted text endnew text begin $.......new text end and any other fees required by this chapter;

(3) pays the registration tax required by this chapter; and

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

(b) The adjutant general shall design the emblem for these special plates subject to the
approval of the commissioner.

(c) Special plates issued under this subdivision may only be used during the period that
the owner of the motor vehicle is an active or retired member of the Minnesota National
Guard as specified in this subdivision. When the individual to whom the special plates were
issued is no longer an active or retired member of the Minnesota National Guard, the special
plates must be removed from the vehicle by the owner. If the commissioner receives written
notification that an individual is no longer qualified for these special plates, the commissioner
shall invalidate the plates and notify the individual of this action. The individual may retain
the plate only upon demonstrating compliance with the qualifications of this subdivision.
Upon removal or invalidation of the special plates, either the owner or purchaser of the
motor vehicle shall obtain regular plates for the motor vehicle.

(d) While the person is an active or retired member of the Minnesota National Guard,
plates issued pursuant to this subdivision may be transferred to another motor vehicle owned
by that individual upon payment of a fee of $5.

(e) For purposes of this subdivision, "retired member" means an individual placed on
the roll of retired officers or roll of retired enlisted members in the Office of the Adjutant
General under section 192.18 and who is not deceased.

(f) The commissioner may adopt rules under the Administrative Procedure Act to govern
the issuance and use of the special plates authorized by this subdivision.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 168.12, subdivision 2d, is amended to read:


Subd. 2d.

Ready Reserve; special plates, rules.

(a) The commissioner shall issue special
plates to an applicant who:

(1) is not eligible for special National Guard plates under subdivision 2c, is a member
of the United States armed forces ready reserve as described in United States Code, title
10, section 10142 or 10143, or a retired reserve as described in United States Code, title
10, section 10154, and is an owner of a passenger automobile;

(2) pays a fee of deleted text begin$10deleted text endnew text begin $.......new text end and any other fees required by this chapter;

(3) pays the registration tax required by this chapter; and

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

(b) The commissioner of veterans affairs shall design the emblem for these special plates
subject to the approval of the commissioner.

(c) Special plates issued under this subdivision may only be used during the period that
the owner of the motor vehicle is a member of the ready reserve. When the owner is no
longer a member, the special plates must be removed from the motor vehicle by the owner.
If the commissioner receives written notification that an individual is no longer qualified
for these special plates, the commissioner shall invalidate the plates and notify the individual
of this action. The individual may retain the plate only upon demonstrating compliance with
the qualifications of this subdivision. On removal or invalidation of the special plates, either
the owner or purchaser of the motor vehicle shall obtain regular plates for the motor vehicle.
While the owner is a member of the ready reserve, plates issued under this subdivision may
be transferred to another motor vehicle owned by that individual on paying a fee of $5.

(d) The commissioner may adopt rules under the Administrative Procedure Act to govern
the issuance and use of the special plates authorized by this subdivision.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 168.12, subdivision 2e, is amended to read:


Subd. 2e.

Volunteer ambulance attendants; special plates.

(a) The commissioner shall
issue special license plates to an applicant who:

(1) is a volunteer ambulance attendant as defined in section 144E.001, subdivision 15,
and owns a motor vehicle taxed as a passenger automobile;

(2) pays the registration tax required by this chapter for the motor vehicle;

(3) pays a fee of deleted text begin$10deleted text endnew text begin $.......new text end and any other fees required by this chapter; and

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

(b) An individual may use special plates issued under this subdivision only during the
period that the individual is a volunteer ambulance attendant. When the individual to whom
the special plates were issued ceases to be a volunteer ambulance attendant, the individual
shall remove each set of special plates issued. If the commissioner receives written
notification that an individual is no longer qualified for these special plates, the commissioner
shall invalidate the plates and notify the individual of this action. The individual may retain
the plate only upon demonstrating compliance with the qualifications of this subdivision.
When ownership of the motor vehicle is transferred, the individual shall remove the special
plates from that motor vehicle. On removal or invalidation of the special plates, the owner
or purchaser of the motor vehicle shall obtain regular plates for the motor vehicle. Special
plates issued under this subdivision may be transferred to another motor vehicle owned by
the volunteer ambulance attendant on payment of a fee of $5.

(c) The commissioner may adopt rules governing the design, issuance, and sale of the
special plates authorized by this subdivision.

Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 168.12, subdivision 2g, is amended to read:


Subd. 2g.

Retired firefighters; special plates.

(a) The commissioner shall issue special
retired firefighters plates to an applicant who:

(1) is a retired member of a fire department as defined in section 299N.01, subdivision
2, has a letter from the fire chief affirming that the applicant is a retired firefighter who
served ten or more years and separated in good standing, and is a registered owner of a
passenger automobile, a one-ton pickup truck, a recreational vehicle, or a motorcycle;

(2) pays a fee of deleted text begin$10deleted text endnew text begin $.......new text end for each set of license plates applied for along with any other
fees required by this chapter; and

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

(b) The commissioner shall design the special plate emblem so that it is distinguishable
from the emblem on firefighter special plates issued under subdivision 2b.

(c) On payment of a transfer fee of $5, plates issued under this subdivision may be
transferred to another passenger automobile, one-ton pickup truck, recreational vehicle, or
motorcycle registered to the individual to whom the special plates were issued.

(d) Fees collected under this subdivision must be credited to the vehicle services operating
account in the special revenue fund.

(e) This subdivision is exempt from section 168.1293.

Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 168.12, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Additional fee.

(a) In addition to any fee otherwise authorized or any tax
otherwise imposed upon any vehicle, the payment of which is required as a condition to the
issuance of any plate or plates, the commissioner shall impose the fee specified in paragraph
(b) that is calculated to cover the cost of manufacturing and issuing the plate or plates,
except for plates issued to disabled veterans as defined in section 168.031 and plates issued
pursuant to section 168.124, 168.125, or 168.27, subdivisions 16 and 17, for passenger
automobiles. The commissioner shall issue graphic design plates only for vehicles registered
pursuant to section 168.017 and recreational vehicles registered pursuant to section 168.013,
subdivision 1g
.

(b) Unless otherwise specified or exempted by statute, the following plate and validation
sticker fees apply for the original, duplicate, or replacement issuance of a plate in a plate
year:

License Plate
Single
Double
Regular and Disability
$
deleted text begin 4.50
deleted text end new text begin .....
new text end
$
deleted text begin 6.00
deleted text end new text begin .....
new text end
Special
$
deleted text begin 8.50
deleted text end new text begin .....
new text end
$
deleted text begin 10.00
deleted text end new text begin .....
new text end
Personalized (Replacement)
$
deleted text begin 10.00
deleted text end new text begin .....
new text end
$
deleted text begin 14.00
deleted text end new text begin .....
new text end
Collector Category
$
deleted text begin 13.50
deleted text end new text begin .....
new text end
$
deleted text begin 15.00
deleted text end new text begin .....
new text end
Emergency Vehicle Display
$
3.00
$
6.00
Utility Trailer Self-Adhesive
$
2.50
Vertical Motorcycle Plate
$
100.00
NA
Stickers
Duplicate year
$
deleted text begin 1.00
deleted text end new text begin .....
new text end
$
deleted text begin 1.00
deleted text end new text begin .....
new text end
International Fuel Tax
Agreement
$
2.50

(c) For vehicles that require two of the categories above, the registrar shall only charge
the higher of the two fees and not a combined total.

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 168.121, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Issuance and design.

Notwithstanding section 168.1293, the commissioner
shall issue special plates remembering victims of impaired drivers to an applicant who:

(1) is a registered owner of a passenger automobile;

(2) pays a fee of deleted text begin$10deleted text endnew text begin $.......new text end for each set of license plates applied for; and

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

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 168.123, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

General requirements; fees.

(a) On payment of a fee of deleted text begin$10deleted text endnew text begin $.......new text end for
each set of two plates, or for a single plate in the case of a motorcycle plate, payment of the
registration tax required by law, and compliance with other applicable laws relating to
vehicle registration and licensing, as applicable, the commissioner shall issue:

(1) special veteran's plates to an applicant who served in the active military service in a
branch of the armed forces of the United States or of a nation or society allied with the
United States in conducting a foreign war, was discharged under honorable conditions, and
is a registered owner of a passenger automobile, recreational motor vehicle, or one-ton
pickup truck, but which is not a commercial motor vehicle as defined in section 169.011,
subdivision 16
; or

(2) a veteran's special motorcycle plate as described in subdivision 2, paragraph (a), (e),
(f), (h), (i), (j), or (m), or another special plate designed by the commissioner to an applicant
who is a registered owner of a motorcycle and meets the criteria listed in this paragraph and
in subdivision 2, paragraph (a), (e), (f), (h), (i), (j), or (m). Plates issued under this clause
must be the same size as regular motorcycle plates. Special motorcycle license plates issued
under this clause are not subject to section 168.1293.

(b) The additional fee of deleted text begin$10deleted text endnew text begin $.......new text end is payable for each set of veteran's plates, is payable
only when the plates are issued, and is not payable in a year in which stickers are issued
instead of plates.

(c) The veteran must have a certified copy of the veteran's discharge papers, indicating
character of discharge, at the time of application. If an applicant served in the active military
service in a branch of the armed forces of a nation or society allied with the United States
in conducting a foreign war and is unable to obtain a record of that service and discharge
status, the commissioner of veterans affairs may certify the applicant as qualified for the
veterans' plates provided under this section.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 168.1235, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

General requirements; fees.

(a) The commissioner shall issue a special
plate emblem for each plate to an applicant who:

(1) is a member of a congressionally chartered veterans service organization and is a
registered owner of a passenger automobile, pickup truck, van, or self-propelled recreational
vehicle;

(2) pays the registration tax required by law;

(3) pays a fee of deleted text begin$10deleted text endnew text begin $.......new text end for each set of two plates, and any other fees required by this
chapter; and

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

(b) The additional fee of deleted text begin$10deleted text endnew text begin $.......new text end is payable at the time of initial application for the
special plate emblem and when the plates must be replaced or renewed. An applicant must
not be issued more than two sets of special plate emblems for motor vehicles listed in
paragraph (a) and registered to the applicant.

(c) The applicant must present a valid card indicating membership in the American
Legion or Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 168.1255, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

General requirements and procedures.

The commissioner shall issue
special veteran contribution plates or a single motorcycle plate to an applicant who:

(1) is a veteran, as defined in section 197.447;

(2) is a registered owner of a passenger automobile as defined in section 168.002,
subdivision 24, recreational vehicle as defined in section 168.002, subdivision 27, one-ton
pickup truck as defined in section 168.002, subdivision 21b, or motorcycle as defined in
section 168.002, subdivision 19;

(3) pays a fee of deleted text begin$10deleted text endnew text begin $.......new text end to cover the costs of handling and manufacturing the plates;

(4) pays the registration tax required under section 168.013;

(5) pays the fees required under this chapter;

(6) pays an additional onetime World War II memorial contribution of $30, which the
department shall retain until all start-up costs associated with the development and issuing
of the plates have been recovered, after which the commissioner shall deposit contributions
in the World War II donation match account; and

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

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 168.1256, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Issuance of plates.

The commissioner shall issue retired law enforcement
license special plates or a single motorcycle plate to an applicant who:

(1) is a registered owner of a passenger automobile, noncommercial one-ton pickup
truck, motorcycle, or recreational vehicle;

(2) is a retired peace officer as defined in section 626.84, subdivision 1, paragraph (c)
or (d);

(3) provides a letter from the chief law enforcement officer affirming that the applicant
is a retired peace officer who served ten or more years and separated in good standing;

(4) pays a fee of deleted text begin$10deleted text endnew text begin $.......new text end for each set of plates, along with any other fees required by
this chapter;

(5) pays the registration tax as required under section 168.013; and

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

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, 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. A person who operates a limousine
for personal use may apply for limousine plates.

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

(1) certifies that an insurance policy or policies under section 65B.135, in the minimum
aggregate amount required under that section, is in effect for the entire period of the
registration;

(2) provides the commissioner with proof that the passenger automobile registration tax
and a deleted text begin$10deleted text endnew text begin $.......new text end 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.

Sec. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 168.1282, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Issuance of plates.

The commissioner must issue "Start Seeing
Motorcycles" special license plates or a single motorcycle plate to an applicant who:

(1) is a registered owner of a passenger automobile, noncommercial one-ton pickup
truck, motorcycle, or recreational vehicle;

(2) pays a fee of deleted text begin$10deleted text endnew text begin $.......new text end for each set of plates;

(3) pays the registration tax as required under section 168.013, along with any other fees
required by this chapter;

(4) contributes a minimum of $10 annually to the motorcycle safety fund, created under
section 171.06, subdivision 2a, paragraph (a), clause (1); and

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

Sec. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 168.1291, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Fees.

Despite section 168.12, subdivisions 2b to 2e; 168.123; or 168.129, the
commissioner shall charge a fee of deleted text begin$10deleted text endnew text begin $.......new text end for each set of plates issued under this section.

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 168.1294, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Issuance of plates.

The commissioner shall issue special law enforcement
memorial license plates or a single motorcycle plate to an applicant who:

(1) is a registered owner of a passenger automobile, noncommercial one-ton pickup
truck, motorcycle, or recreational motor vehicle;

(2) pays an additional fee of deleted text begin$10deleted text endnew text begin $.......new text end for each set of plates;

(3) pays the registration tax as required under section 168.013, along with any other fees
required by this chapter;

(4) contributes $25 upon initial application and a minimum of $5 annually to the
Minnesota law enforcement memorial account; and

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

Sec. 20.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 168.1295, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

General requirements and procedures.

(a) The commissioner shall
issue state parks and trails plates to an applicant who:

(1) is a registered owner of a passenger automobile, recreational vehicle, deleted text beginone tondeleted text endnew text begin one-tonnew text end
pickup truck, or motorcycle;

(2) pays a fee of deleted text begin$10deleted text endnew text begin $.......new text end to cover the costs of handling and manufacturing the plates;

(3) pays the registration tax required under section 168.013;

(4) pays the fees required under this chapter;

(5) contributes a minimum of $60 annually to the state parks and trails donation account
established in section 85.056; and

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

(b) The state parks and trails plate application must indicate that the contribution specified
under paragraph (a), clause (5), is a minimum contribution to receive the plate and that the
applicant may make an additional contribution to the account.

(c) State parks and trails plates may be personalized according to section 168.12,
subdivision 2a.

Sec. 21.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 168.1296, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

General requirements and procedures.

(a) The commissioner shall
issue critical habitat plates to an applicant who:

(1) is a registered owner of a passenger automobile or recreational vehicle;

(2) pays a fee of deleted text begin$10deleted text endnew text begin $.......new text end to cover the costs of handling and manufacturing the plates;

(3) pays the registration tax required under section 168.013;

(4) pays the fees required under this chapter;

(5) contributes a minimum of $30 annually to the Minnesota critical habitat private
sector matching account established in section 84.943; and

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

(b) The critical habitat plate application must indicate that the annual contribution
specified under paragraph (a), clause (5), is a minimum contribution to receive the plate
and that the applicant may make an additional contribution to the account.

(c) Owners of recreational vehicles under paragraph (a), clause (1), are eligible only for
special critical habitat license plates for which the designs are selected under subdivision
2, on or after January 1, 2006.

(d) Special critical habitat license plates, the designs for which are selected under
subdivision 2, on or after January 1, 2006, may be personalized according to section 168.12,
subdivision 2a
.

Sec. 22.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 168.1297, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

General requirements and procedures.

The commissioner shall issue
special "Rotary member" plates to an applicant who:

(1) is a registered owner of a passenger automobile;

(2) pays a fee of deleted text begin$10deleted text endnew text begin $.......new text end to cover the costs of handling and manufacturing the plates;

(3) pays the registration tax required under section 168.013;

(4) pays the fees required under this chapter;

(5) submits proof to the commissioner that the applicant is a member of Rotary
International; and

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

Sec. 23.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 168.1298, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

General requirements and procedures.

(a) The commissioner shall
issue special "Support Our Troops" license plates to an applicant who:

(1) is an owner of a passenger automobile, one-ton pickup truck, recreational vehicle,
or motorcycle;

(2) pays a fee of deleted text begin$10deleted text endnew text begin $.......new text end to cover the costs of handling and manufacturing the plates;

(3) pays the registration tax required under section 168.013;

(4) pays the fees required under this chapter;

(5) contributes a minimum of $30 annually to the Minnesota "Support Our Troops"
account established in section 190.19; and

(6) complies with laws and rules governing registration and licensing of vehicles and
drivers.

(b) The license application under this section must indicate that the annual contribution
specified under paragraph (a), clause (5), is a minimum contribution to receive the plates
and that the applicant may make an additional contribution to the account.

Sec. 24.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 168.1299, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Issuance.

Notwithstanding section 168.1293, the commissioner shall
issue special Minnesota golf plates or a single motorcycle plate to an applicant who:

(1) is a registered owner of a passenger automobile, one-ton pickup truck, motorcycle,
or recreational vehicle;

(2) pays a fee of deleted text begin$10deleted text endnew text begin $.......new text end and any other fees required by this chapter;

(3) contributes a minimum of $30 annually to the Minnesota Section PGA Foundation
account; and

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

Sec. 25.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 168.327, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Driver records subscription service.

(a) The commissioner may implement
a driver records subscription service to provide information concerning access to driver
license, instruction permit, and identification card records, including regular notice of records
that have changed, to subscribers who:

(1) pay applicable fees; and

(2) are approved by the commissioner in accordance with sections 168.346 and 171.12,
and United States Code, title 18, section 2721.

(b) If a driver records subscription service is implemented, the commissioner shall
establish a fee that does not exceed $3,680 per month for a subscription to the service. Fees
collected under this paragraph must be credited to the driver services operating account in
the special revenue fund under section 299A.705, and are appropriated to the commissioner
for the purposes in paragraph (a) and this paragraph.

(c) If a driver records subscription service is implemented, the commissioner shall
deleted text begin establishdeleted text end new text begincharge new text enda fee deleted text beginthat does not exceed $0.01deleted text end new text beginof $0.02 new text endper driver record requested. Of
the fees collected under this paragraph, deleted text begin40deleted text end new text begin20 new text endpercent must be credited to the driver services
operating account in the special revenue fund under section 299A.705 and is appropriated
to the commissioner for the purposes in this subdivisiondeleted text begin, and 60deleted text endnew text begin; 30new text end percent must be credited
to the data security account in the special revenue fund under section 3.9741, subdivision
5
new text begin; and 50 percent must be credited to the driver and vehicle services technology account in
the special revenue fund
new text end.

Sec. 26.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 168.327, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Bulk vehicle records requests.

(a) "Bulk vehicle records" in this section is a
total of 1,000 or more vehicle title records and vehicle registration records.

(b) The commissioner shall deleted text beginestablishdeleted text end new text begincharge new text enda fee deleted text beginthat does not exceed $0.01deleted text end new text beginof $0.02
new text end per record for a request of bulk vehicle records.

(c) Of the fees collected, deleted text begin40deleted text end new text begin20 new text endpercent must be credited to the vehicle services operating
account in the special revenue fund under section 299A.705 and is appropriated to the
commissioner for the purposes in this subdivisiondeleted text begin, and 60deleted text endnew text begin; 30new text end percent must be credited to
the data security account in the special revenue fund under section 3.9741, subdivision 5new text begin;
and 50 percent must be credited to the driver and vehicle services technology account in
the special revenue fund
new text end.

Sec. 27.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 168.62, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Special plates or certificate; fee; proceeds to highway user fund.

At the
same time that an owner or operator of intercity buses registers them in Minnesota and
obtains number plates therefor, the owner or operator shall apply for special identification
plates or certificates for the remainder of that fleet of intercity buses. The registrar of motor
vehicles shall design an appropriate plate or identification certificate for this purpose which
shall be issued upon the payment of a fee of deleted text begin$10deleted text endnew text begin $.......new text end covering each intercity bus so
identified. The proceeds of such fees shall be deposited to the credit of the vehicle services
operating account under section 299A.705, subdivision 1. No intercity bus shall at any time
be operated in the state of Minnesota without either Minnesota number plates or special
identification plates or certificates issued as herein provided.

Sec. 28.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 168A.29, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Amounts.

(a) The department must be paid the following fees:

(1) for filing an application for and the issuance of an original certificate of title, the
sum ofdeleted text begin:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (i) until December 31, 2016, $6.25 of which $3.25 must be paid into the vehicle services
operating account of the special revenue fund under section 299A.705, and from July 1,
2012, to June 30, 2016, a surcharge of $1 must be added to the fee and credited to the driver
and vehicle services technology account; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (ii) on and after January 1, 2017,deleted text end $8.25new text begin,new text end of which $4.15 must be paid into the vehicle
services operating accountnew text begin, and a surcharge of $....... must be added to the fee and credited
to the driver and vehicle services technology account in the special revenue fund under
section 299A.705
new text end;

(2) for each security interest when first noted upon a certificate of title, including the
concurrent notation of any assignment thereof and its subsequent release or satisfaction, the
sum of $2, except that no fee is due for a security interest filed by a public authority under
section 168A.05, subdivision 8;

deleted text begin (3) until December 31, 2016, for the transfer of the interest of an owner and the issuance
of a new certificate of title, the sum of $5.50 of which $2.50 must be paid into the vehicle
services operating account of the special revenue fund under section 299A.705, and from
July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2016, a surcharge of $1 must be added to the fee and credited to
the driver and vehicle services technology account;
deleted text end

deleted text begin (4)deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end for each assignment of a security interest when first noted on a certificate of title,
unless noted concurrently with the security interest, the sum of $1; and

deleted text begin (5)deleted text endnew text begin (4)new text end for issuing a duplicate certificate of title, the sum of $7.25new text begin,new text end of which $3.25 must
be paid into the vehicle services operating account of the special revenue fund under section
299A.705deleted text begin; from July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2016deleted text end,new text begin andnew text end a surcharge of deleted text begin$1deleted text endnew text begin $.......new text end must be added
to the fee and credited to the driver and vehicle services technology accountnew text begin in the special
revenue fund under section 299A.705
new text end.

(b) In addition to the fee required under paragraph (a), clause (1), the department must
be paid $3.50. The additional $3.50 fee collected under this paragraph must be deposited
in the special revenue fund and credited to the public safety motor vehicle account established
in section 299A.70.

Sec. 29.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 171.06, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Fees.

(a) The fees for a license and Minnesota identification card are as follows:

REAL ID Compliant or
Noncompliant Classified
Driver's License
deleted text begin D-$17.25
deleted text end new text begin .....
new text end
deleted text begin C-$21.25
deleted text end new text begin .....
new text end
deleted text begin B-$28.25
deleted text end new text begin .....
new text end
deleted text begin A-$36.25
deleted text end new text begin .....
new text end
REAL ID Compliant or
Noncompliant Classified
Under-21 D.L.
deleted text begin D-$17.25
deleted text end new text begin .....
new text end
deleted text begin C-$21.25
deleted text end new text begin .....
new text end
deleted text begin B-$28.25
deleted text end new text begin .....
new text end
deleted text begin A-$16.25
deleted text end new text begin .....
new text end
Enhanced Driver's License
deleted text begin D-$32.25
deleted text end new text begin .....
new text end
deleted text begin C-$36.25
deleted text end new text begin .....
new text end
deleted text begin B-$43.25
deleted text end new text begin .....
new text end
deleted text begin A-$51.25
deleted text end new text begin .....
new text end
REAL ID Compliant or
Noncompliant Instruction
Permit
$5.25
Enhanced Instruction
Permit
$20.25
Commercial Learner's
Permit
$2.50
REAL ID Compliant or
Noncompliant Provisional
License
$8.25
Enhanced Provisional
License
$23.25
Duplicate REAL ID
Compliant or Noncompliant
License or duplicate REAL
ID Compliant or
Noncompliant
identification card
$6.75
Enhanced Duplicate
License or enhanced
duplicate identification card
$21.75
REAL ID Compliant or
Noncompliant Minnesota
identification card or REAL
ID Compliant or
Noncompliant Under-21
Minnesota identification
card, other than duplicate,
except as otherwise
provided in section 171.07,
subdivisions 3
and 3a
$11.25
Enhanced Minnesota
identification card
$26.25

new text begin (b) new text endIn addition to each fee required in deleted text beginthisdeleted text end paragraphnew text begin (a)new text end, the commissioner shall collect
a surcharge ofdeleted text begin: (1) $1.75 until June 30, 2012; and (2) $1.00 from July 1, 2012, to June 30,
2016
deleted text endnew text begin $....... beginning July 1, 2019new text end. Surcharges collected under this paragraph must be
credited to the driver and vehicle services technology account in the special revenue fund
under section 299A.705.

deleted text begin (b)deleted text end new text begin(c) new text endNotwithstanding paragraph (a), an individual who holds a provisional license and
has a driving record free of (1) convictions for a violation of section 169A.20, 169A.33,
169A.35, sections 169A.50 to 169A.53, or section 171.177, (2) convictions for crash-related
moving violations, and (3) convictions for moving violations that are not crash related, shall
have a $3.50 credit toward the fee for any classified under-21 driver's license. "Moving
violation" has the meaning given it in section 171.04, subdivision 1.

deleted text begin (c)deleted text end new text begin(d) new text endIn addition to the driver's license fee required under paragraph (a), the
commissioner shall collect an additional $4 processing fee from each new applicant or
individual renewing a license with a school bus endorsement to cover the costs for processing
an applicant's initial and biennial physical examination certificate. The department shall not
charge these applicants any other fee to receive or renew the endorsement.

deleted text begin (d)deleted text end new text begin(e) new text endIn addition to the fee required under paragraph (a), a driver's license agent may
charge and retain a filing fee as provided under section 171.061, subdivision 4.

deleted text begin (e)deleted text end new text begin(f) new text endIn addition to the fee required under paragraph (a), the commissioner shall charge
a filing fee at the same amount as a driver's license agent under section 171.061, subdivision
4. Revenue collected under this paragraph must be deposited in the driver services operating
account.

deleted text begin (f)deleted text end new text begin(g) new text endAn application for a Minnesota identification card, instruction permit, provisional
license, or driver's license, including an application for renewal, must contain a provision
that allows the applicant to add to the fee under paragraph (a), a $2 donation for the purposes
of public information and education on anatomical gifts under section 171.075.

Sec. 30.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 299A.705, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Driver and vehicle services technology account.

(a) The driver and vehicle
services technology account is created in the special revenue fund, consisting of the
technology surcharge collected as specified in chapters 168, 168A, and 171; the filing fee
revenue collected under section 168.33, subdivision 7; and any other money otherwise
donated, allotted, appropriated, or legislated to this account.

(b) Money in the account is annually appropriated to the commissioner of public safety
deleted text begin to support the research,deleted text endnew text begin for thenew text end development, deployment, and maintenance of deleted text beginadeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end driver
and vehicle services information deleted text beginsystemdeleted text endnew text begin systemsnew text end.

(c) deleted text beginFollowing completion of the deposit of filing fee revenue into the driver and vehicle
services technology account as provided under section 168.33, subdivision 7
deleted text endnew text begin By January
15 of each year
new text end, the commissioner deleted text beginshalldeleted text end new text beginmust new text endsubmit a deleted text beginnotificationdeleted text end new text beginreport new text endto the chairs and
ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over transportation
policy and finance concerning deleted text begindriver and vehicle services information system implementationdeleted text endnew text begin
the account
new text end, which must include information on (1) total revenue deposited in the driver
and vehicle services technology account, with a breakdown by sources of funds; deleted text begin(2) total
project costs incurred, with a breakdown by key project components;
deleted text end and deleted text begin(3)deleted text end new text begin(2) new text endan estimate
of ongoing system maintenance costsnew text begin, including a breakdown of the amounts spent by
category
new text end.

Sec. 31.

Laws 2018, chapter 101, section 3, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Appointment.

new text begin(a) new text endThe legislative auditor must appoint an information
technology auditor to actively monitor and report on the development and implementation
of the Minnesota Licensing and Registration System (MNLARS)new text begin and the vehicle title and
registration system (VTRS)
new text end. At a minimum, the person appointed to this position must have
expertise in .NET software development and must have project management experience.new text begin
The auditor must submit quarterly reports on the VTRS to the Driver and Vehicle Systems
Oversight Committee. The auditor must submit the reports to the committee between 20
and 30 days before the start of each quarter.
new text end

new text begin (b) At a minimum, the review required by paragraph (a) must:
new text end

new text begin (1) verify the status of VTRS and whether the project deliverables are being achieved
within the timeline and budget specified in the contract;
new text end

new text begin (2) review stakeholder engagement in the implementation process and opine on whether
the engagement was appropriate;
new text end

new text begin (3) identify concerns or risks that could jeopardize meeting the contractual deadlines
and identify potential ways to address or minimize the concerns or risks; and
new text end

new text begin (4) verify the status of decommissioning MNLARS and the legacy system and whether
the systems will be decommissioned within the timeline and budget specified in the contract.
new text end

new text begin (c) Within three months of full implementation, the information technology auditor must
complete a final audit of VTRS and submit the audit to the Driver and Vehicle Systems
Oversight Committee. The final audit must, at a minimum:
new text end

new text begin (1) verify the full implementation of VTRS and whether the project deliverables were
achieved within the timeline and budget specified in the contract, and if not, the reasons
why not;
new text end

new text begin (2) verify that MNLARS and the legacy system are decommissioned and whether the
systems were decommissioned within the timeline and budget specified in the contract, and
if not, the reasons why not;
new text end

new text begin (3) identify concerns or risks for the ongoing maintenance and operation of VTRS and
identify potential ways to address the risks or concerns; and
new text end

new text begin (4) provide an overall retrospective of the project, including best practices and key
lessons learned that may benefit similar projects in the future.
new text end

new text begin For purposes of this subdivision, "full implementation" means all packaged software solution
components are implemented and functioning and all MNLARS and legacy components
are decommissioned.
new text end

Sec. 32. new text beginDEFINITIONS.
new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of sections 33 and 34, the terms in this section have the meanings given.
new text end

new text begin (b) "Blue Ribbon Council on Information Technology" means the council established
by executive order 19-02 or a successor entity with a similar purpose.
new text end

new text begin (c) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of public safety.
new text end

new text begin (d) "Driver and Vehicle Executive Steering Committee" means the committee established
by the Department of Public Safety in March 2019 and is comprised of stakeholders, MN.IT
employees, and Department of Public Safety employees that provide oversight and
accountability for projects within the Driver and Vehicle Services Division of the Department
of Public Safety that impact the information systems used to issue driver's licenses and
motor vehicle titles and registration. Driver and Vehicles Executive Steering Committee
also means any similarly comprised group with a similar purpose that replaces or succeeds
the MNLARS Executive Steering Committee.
new text end

new text begin (e) "Driver and Vehicle Systems Oversight Committee" or "Oversight Committee" means
the Driver and Vehicle Systems Oversight Committee established in section 33.
new text end

new text begin (f) "Driver's license system" means the system for application and issuance of driver's
licenses and identification cards that is in use on the effective date of this section.
new text end

new text begin (g) "Information technology auditor" means the individual appointed by the legislative
auditor pursuant to Laws 2018, chapter 101, section 3, as amended by this act.
new text end

new text begin (h) "Minnesota Licensing and Registration System" or "MNLARS" means the vehicle
title and registration system and the legacy system in use on the effective date of this section.
new text end

new text begin (i) "MNLARS Steering Committee" means the MNLARS Steering Committee established
by Laws 2018, chapter 101.
new text end

new text begin (j) "Quarter" means a three-month period starting on July 1, October 1, January 1, or
April 1.
new text end

new text begin (k) "Vehicle Title and Registration System" or "VTRS" means the vehicle title and
registration system that is licensed and implemented pursuant to section 34 and is a
replacement for MNLARS.
new text end

new text begin (l) "Vendor" means the vendor selected to implement the vehicle title and registration
system under section 34.
new text end

Sec. 33. new text beginDRIVER AND VEHICLE SYSTEMS OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin The definitions in section 32 apply to this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Driver and Vehicle Systems Oversight Committee established. new text end

new text begin (a) The
Driver and Vehicle Systems Oversight Committee is established and consists of the following
members:
new text end

new text begin (1) the chair of the senate Finance Committee, or a senator appointed by the chair of the
senate Finance Committee;
new text end

new text begin (2) the chair and ranking minority member of the senate committee with jurisdiction
over transportation finance;
new text end

new text begin (3) the chair of the house of representatives Ways and Means Committee, or a member
of the house of representatives appointed by the chair of the house of representatives Ways
and Means Committee; and
new text end

new text begin (4) the chair and ranking minority member of the house of representatives committee
with jurisdiction over transportation finance.
new text end

new text begin (b) The chair of the Blue Ribbon Council on Information Technology, or the chair's
designee, must serve on the committee as a nonvoting member. If the council expires or is
dissolved, this position on the committee is discontinued.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Dissolution of MNLARS Steering Committee. new text end

new text begin The MNLARS Steering
Committee is dissolved and is replaced by the Oversight Committee.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin (a) The Oversight Committee must:
new text end

new text begin (1) review progress reports received pursuant to subdivision 5 and reports from the
information technology auditor;
new text end

new text begin (2) oversee the implementation of the VTRS;
new text end

new text begin (3) oversee the decommissioning of MNLARS, including the funds and staff resources
spent on the decommissioning;
new text end

new text begin (4) oversee the driver's license system;
new text end

new text begin (5) review whether the fee and surcharge increases required by this act should be
continued beyond September 30, 2021, and make a recommendation to the legislature on
whether fee and surcharge increases should remain in place after September 30, 2021; and
new text end

new text begin (6) hold a public meeting to review the status of contract negotiations and draft contracts
for VTRS. The commissioner must provide information to the Oversight Committee to the
extent provided by law. The meeting must be held prior to the contract with the vendor
being finalized.
new text end

new text begin (b) The Oversight Committee may contract with, hire, or otherwise consult with any
individual to assist the committee with its duties.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Progress reports. new text end

new text begin (a) Between 20 and 30 days before the start of each quarter,
the commissioners of public safety and MN.IT must submit a report to the Oversight
Committee and the information technology auditor on the following:
new text end

new text begin (1) the status of MNLARS, including a summary of work performed to maintain
MNLARS and any work performed to decommission MNLARS;
new text end

new text begin (2) the status of the implementation of VTRS;
new text end

new text begin (3) a detailed explanation of any funds expended related to MNLARS and the purposes
of the expenditures, the number of staff working on MNLARS, and a description of the
work performed;
new text end

new text begin (4) a list of all requested customizations to VTRS, the purpose for the customization,
the cost of the customization, and whether the commissioner approved the customization;
and
new text end

new text begin (5) the status of the driver's license system.
new text end

new text begin (b) Between 20 and 30 days before the start of each quarter, the vendor must submit a
report to the Oversight Committee regarding the progress on the implementation of the
VTRS.
new text end

new text begin (c) Between 20 and 30 days before the start of each quarter, the Minnesota Deputy
Registrars Association, the Minnesota Deputy Registrar Business Owners Association, the
Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association, and any other stakeholders are each encouraged
to submit a report to the Oversight Committee regarding MNLARS, VTRS, or the driver's
license system.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Meetings. new text end

new text begin (a) The chairs of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over
transportation finance serve as cochairs of the Oversight Committee.
new text end

new text begin (b) The Oversight Committee must meet at least once each quarter.
new text end

new text begin (c) The Oversight Committee is subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 3.055, except
that a member may vote by submitting a written statement indicating how the member votes
on a motion. The written statement must be treated in the same manner as the votes of the
members present at the meeting. The written statement must be submitted to all members
prior to the start of the meeting at which the vote will take place.
new text end

new text begin (d) The Legislative Coordinating Commission must provide meeting space and
administrative support for the Oversight Committee.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin The Oversight Committee expires six months after full
implementation of VTRS. After full implementation but prior to the expiration of the
Oversight Committee, the Oversight Committee must submit a report to the chairs and
ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over transportation
policy and finance. The report must summarize the activities of the Oversight Committee
and make recommendations the Oversight Committee wishes the legislature to consider.
For purposes of this subdivision, "full implementation" means all packaged software solution
components are implemented and functioning and all MNLARS and legacy components
are decommissioned.
new text end

Sec. 34. new text beginVEHICLE TITLE AND REGISTRATION SYSTEM.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin The definitions in section 32 apply to this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Procurement. new text end

new text begin (a) Recognizing that the preservation of the integrity of the
public contracting process of the state is vital to the operations of government and a matter
of interest to the people of the state, the legislature hereby declares as follows:
new text end

new text begin (1) the Department of Public Safety, in collaboration with the Office of MN.IT Services
and the Department of Administration, must conduct an expedited procurement process to
execute the recommendations set forth in the Independent Expert Review of MNLARS
dated May 1, 2019;
new text end

new text begin (2) the expedited procurement process shall be open, competitive, and evaluated based
on criteria that is predetermined and publicly disclosed as part of a request for proposal
process; and
new text end

new text begin (3) the commissioner of administration is authorized to waive the requirements of
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16C, or other laws and procedures as necessary to complete an
expedited procurement process or to enter into direct negotiations with a vendor in the event
the commissioner determines an expedited process will not result in a contract that meets
the timelines or objectives of the report, or as otherwise necessary to achieve the best interests
of the state.
new text end

new text begin (b) The commissioner must include the following criteria in any request for proposal or
as required by paragraph (a):
new text end

new text begin (1) the vendor must have successfully deployed the software system in five or more
states and must provide contacts for references from each state; and
new text end

new text begin (2) the vendor must have at least five years of expertise in vehicle-packaged software
solutions.
new text end

new text begin (c) The commissioner of public safety must award the contract based on best value, as
defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 16C.02, subdivision 4, by July 1, 2019.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Stakeholder input. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must ensure that stakeholders are
consulted during the process of implementing VTRS.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin MNLARS freeze. new text end

new text begin Update 1.16 scheduled to be released in June 2019 is the
final update to MNLARS, except that the fee and surcharge changes required by this act
must be implemented by August 1, 2019. Thereafter, MNLARS must be maintained with
nominal staff to address bugs and ensure continued operation of the system.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Department roles. new text end

new text begin The Department of Public Safety is the owner of VTRS
and is responsible for the final decision on functionality priorities and decisions. MN.IT is
the technical lead on the project and is responsible for the final decisions regarding the
implementation of technology products and services, technical staff, and technical vendor
staff.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Customization. new text end

new text begin (a) Wherever possible, business practices must be changed to
conform to VTRS in order to minimize the need for customizing VTRS.
new text end

new text begin (b) The Driver and Vehicle Executive Steering Committee must make recommendations
to the commissioner on requests to customize VTRS. In making the recommendations, the
Executive Steering Committee must consider the following factors when considering
customization:
new text end

new text begin (1) the reason for the customization and whether the reason is based on state law or on
a business practice;
new text end

new text begin (2) the cost of the customization;
new text end

new text begin (3) any future cost related to the customization; and
new text end

new text begin (4) input from stakeholders.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner is responsible for approving or denying all requests to customize VTRS.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Timeline. new text end

new text begin The legislature intends that the contract with the vendor to implement
VTRS will be completed and implementation will begin in early summer of 2019. The
legislature further intends that VTRS will be launched and MNLARS will be decommissioned
by the end of calendar year 2020. The legislature further intends that VTRS will be fully
implemented and MNLARS and the legacy system be fully decommissioned by the fall of
2021.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Driver and Vehicle Systems Oversight Committee. new text end

new text begin The Driver and Vehicle
Systems Oversight Committee must oversee the implementation of VTRS.
new text end

Sec. 35. new text beginSELF-SERVICE OPTIONS.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of public safety must consider ways in which the driver services
system and the vehicle title and registration system allow for the addition of self-service
options and on-the-spot fulfillment. The commissioner of public safety must consider
capabilities such as allowing individuals to receive a driver's license or identification card
at the same time and in the same location that the application is made. The commissioners
must report the findings to the Driver and Vehicle Systems Oversight Committee established
in section 33 of this act.
new text end

Sec. 36. new text beginVEHICLE REGISTRATION TASK FORCE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Membership. new text end

new text begin (a) The Vehicle Registration Task Force consists of the
following 20 members:
new text end

new text begin (1) four senators, including two senators appointed by the senate majority leader and
two senators appointed by the senate minority leader;
new text end

new text begin (2) four members of the house of representatives, including two members appointed by
the speaker of the house and two members appointed by the minority leader of the house
of representatives;
new text end

new text begin (3) one member appointed by the governor from the Office of the Governor;
new text end

new text begin (4) the commissioner of transportation or a designee;
new text end

new text begin (5) the chief financial officer of the Department of Transportation or a designee;
new text end

new text begin (6) the commissioner of public safety or a designee;
new text end

new text begin (7) the director of Driver and Vehicle Services Division of the Department of Public
Safety or a designee;
new text end

new text begin (8) the chief financial officer of the Department of Public Safety or a designee;
new text end

new text begin (9) the state chief information officer or a designee;
new text end

new text begin (10) the chief financial officer of MN.IT Services or a designee;
new text end

new text begin (11) one deputy registrar appointed by the Minnesota Deputy Registrars Association;
new text end

new text begin (12) one deputy registrar appointed by the Minnesota Deputy Registrar Business Owners
Association; and
new text end

new text begin (13) two members, one of whom is familiar with the title and registration process,
appointed by the Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association.
new text end

new text begin (b) Appointing authorities must make initial appointments to the Vehicle Registration
Task Force by June 1, 2019.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin The Vehicle Registration Task Force is established to study various
methods of vehicle registration and the corresponding fee structures. At a minimum, the
task force must study:
new text end

new text begin (1) how each of the following methods could be implemented in Minnesota in a revenue
neutral manner: flat rate, weight-based, value-based, and age-based;
new text end

new text begin (2) a two-year vehicle registration period and any other changes related to timing of
vehicle registration periods;
new text end

new text begin (3) the financial effects of the changes considered in clauses (1) and (2) including, at a
minimum, costs for vehicle owners and deputy registrars; and
new text end

new text begin (4) whether the changes considered in clauses (1) and (2) will require customization to
the vehicle title and registration system and the potential cost of the customization.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Report. new text end

new text begin By January 15, 2020, the task force shall report to the chairs and ranking
minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over transportation policy
and finance. The report must:
new text end

new text begin (1) summarize the activities of the task force;
new text end

new text begin (2) provide an explanation of how each method examined could be implemented in
Minnesota in a revenue neutral manner;
new text end

new text begin (3) provide recommendations by the task force on which method is preferable and why;
and
new text end

new text begin (4) include any draft legislation needed to implement the recommendations.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin First meeting; chair. new text end

new text begin The chair of the Legislative Coordinating Commission
must convene the first meeting of the Vehicle Registration Task Force by July 1, 2019. At
the first meeting, the task force shall elect a chair by a majority vote of those members
present.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Meetings. new text end

new text begin The meetings of the task force are subject to Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 13D.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 6. new text end

new text begin Administration. new text end

new text begin (a) The Legislative Coordinating Commission shall provide
administrative services for the task force.
new text end

new text begin (b) The Department of Transportation, the Department of Public Safety, and MN.IT
Services must provide the task force with general informational and technical support.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 7. new text end

new text begin Compensation. new text end

new text begin Public members are compensated as provided in Minnesota
Statutes, section 15.059, subdivision 3.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 8. new text end

new text begin Expiration. new text end

new text begin This section expires the day after submission of the report required
in subdivision 3 or on January 16, 2020, whichever is later.
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

Sec. 37. new text beginAPPROPRIATIONS.
new text end

new text begin (a) $....... in fiscal year 2020 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner
of public safety for the development and implementation of a packaged software system
for vehicle registration and title transactions. Of this amount, $....... is available for ongoing
operations and maintenance of MNLARS and the legacy system until the systems are
decommissioned. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until December 31, 2021.
new text end

new text begin (b) $....... is appropriated in fiscal year 2020 and $....... is appropriated in fiscal year 2021
from the data security account in the special revenue fund under Minnesota Statutes, section
3.9741, subdivision 5, for the quarterly reviews and final audit required by section 31.
new text end

Sec. 38. new text beginREVISOR INSTRUCTION.
new text end

new text begin The revisor of statutes must correct all cross-references to the paragraphs that are
relettered in section 29.
new text end

Sec. 39. new text beginREPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Laws 2018, chapter 101, section 3, subdivision 2, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end

Sec. 40. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), this act is effective the day following final
enactment.
new text end

new text begin (b) The fee changes in sections 2 to 24 and section 29, paragraph (a), are effective August
1, 2019, and expire September 30, 2021.
new text end

APPENDIX

Repealed Minnesota Session Laws: 19-5143

Laws 2018, chapter 101, section 3, subdivision 2

Sec. 3. new text beginINFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AUDITOR; MNLARS ASSESSMENTS.new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Duties. new text end

new text begin (a) The information technology auditor must conduct an assessment of MNLARS. Upon completion, the assessment must be provided to the MNLARS Steering Committee established under section 4. At a minimum, the assessment must include: new text end

new text begin (1) a technical assessment of MNLARS; new text end

new text begin (2) an assessment on the feasibility of the MNLARS Project Roadmap proposed by the Department of Public Safety and the Office of MN.IT Services in January 2018, and the project timeline under section 2, subdivision 2; new text end

new text begin (3) an assessment of estimated funding needs for the continued development, operations, and maintenance of MNLARS; and new text end

new text begin (4) an assessment of process changes and business workflows for auto dealers and deputy registrars. new text end

new text begin (b) Each quarter, the information technology auditor must report to the MNLARS Steering Committee whether the commissioner of public safety and the state chief information officer are: new text end

new text begin (1) meeting the deadlines and performance measures in the project timeline required in section 2, subdivision 2; and new text end

new text begin (2) in compliance with the plans required in section 2, subdivision 2. new text end

new text begin (c) The quarterly reports under paragraph (b) must be submitted to the committee between 20 and 30 days before the start of each quarter. new text end