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HF 2890

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/20/2018 10:25am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
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A bill for an act
relating to motor vehicles; modifying various provisions governing the registration
of motor vehicles; making conforming changes; amending Minnesota Statutes
2016, sections 163.051, subdivision 1; 168.002, subdivision 33; 168.013,
subdivisions 1, 22; 168.017; 168.022, subdivision 2; 168.09, subdivision 5; 168.12,
subdivision 1; 168.129, subdivision 1; 168.1296, subdivision 1; 168.1298,
subdivision 1; 168.1299, subdivision 1; 168.33, subdivision 7; Minnesota Statutes
2017 Supplement, sections 168.013, subdivision 1a; 168.1295, subdivision 1.

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

ARTICLE 1

MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 163.051, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Tax authorized.

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (c), the board of
commissioners of each county is authorized to levy by resolution a wheelage tax at the rate
specified in paragraph (b), on each motor vehicle that is kept in such county when not in
operation and that is subject tonew text begin either the monthly series system under section 168.017,
subdivision 2, or
new text end annual registration and taxation under chapter 168. The board may provide
by resolution for collection of the wheelage tax by county officials or it may request that
the tax be collected by the state registrar of motor vehicles. The state registrar of motor
vehicles shall collect such tax on behalf of the county if requested, as provided in subdivision
2.

(b) The wheelage tax under this section is deleted text beginat the rate of:
deleted text end

deleted text begin (1) from January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2017, $10 per year for each county
that authorizes the tax; and
deleted text end

deleted text begin (2) on and after January 1, 2018,deleted text end up to $20 deleted text beginper yeardeleted text endnew text begin calculated for each 12 months of
registration
new text end, deleted text beginin any increment of a whole dollar,deleted text end as specified by each county that authorizes
the tax.new text begin A wheelage tax must be expressed in any increment of a whole dollar.
new text end

(c) The following vehicles are exempt from the wheelage tax:

(1) motorcycles, as defined in section 169.011, subdivision 44;

(2) motorized bicycles, as defined in section 169.011, subdivision 45; and

(3) motorized foot scooters, as defined in section 169.011, subdivision 46.

(d) For any county that authorized the tax prior to May 24, 2013, the wheelage tax
continues at the rate provided under paragraph (b).

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment and
applies to vehicle registration periods starting on or after January 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, section 168.013, subdivision 1a, is amended
to read:


Subd. 1a.

Passenger automobile; hearse.

(a) new text beginExcept as otherwise provided, the tax new text endon
passenger automobiles deleted text beginas defined in section 168.002, subdivision 24,deleted text end and hearsesdeleted text begin, except
as otherwise provided, the tax
deleted text end isnew text begin:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end $10new text begin;new text end plus

new text begin (2)new text end an deleted text beginadditional tax equal to 1.25 percent of the base value.deleted text endnew text begin annual amount calculated
under paragraph (h); plus
new text end

new text begin (3) for a vehicle registered for at least 24 months in the monthly series system under
section 168.017, subdivision 2:
new text end

new text begin (i) $10; plus
new text end

new text begin (ii) an annual amount calculated as specified in paragraph (h), provided that the year of
vehicle life used in the computation is one year later than that used under clause (2); plus
new text end

new text begin (4) for a vehicle registered for 36 months in the monthly series system under section
168.017, subdivision 2:
new text end

new text begin (i) $10; plus
new text end

new text begin (ii) an annual amount calculated as specified in paragraph (h), provided that the year of
vehicle life used in the computation is one year later than that used under clause (3), item
(ii).
new text end

(b) Subject to the classification provisions herein, "base value" means the manufacturer's
suggested retail price of the vehicle including destination charge using list price information
published by the manufacturer or determined by the registrar if no suggested retail price
exists, and shall not include the cost of each accessory or item of optional equipment
separately added to the vehicle and the suggested retail price.

(c) If the manufacturer's list price information contains a single vehicle identification
number followed by various descriptions and suggested retail prices, the registrar shall
select from those listings only the lowest price for determining base value.

(d) If unable to determine the base value because the vehicle is specially constructed,
or for any other reason, the registrar may establish such value upon the cost price to the
purchaser or owner as evidenced by a certificate of cost but not including Minnesota sales
or use tax or any local sales or other local tax.

(e) The registrar shall classify every vehicle in its proper base value class as follows:

FROM
TO
$
0
$ 199.99
$
200
$ 399.99

and thereafter a series of classes successively set in brackets having a spread of $200
consisting of such number of classes as will permit classification of all vehicles.

(f) The base value for purposes of this section shall be the middle point between the
extremes of its class.

(g) The registrar shall establish the base value, when new, of every passenger automobile
and hearse registered prior to the effective date of Extra Session Laws 1971, chapter 31,
using list price information published by the manufacturer or any nationally recognized
firm or association compiling such data for the automotive industry. If unable to ascertain
the base value of any registered vehicle in the foregoing manner, the registrar may use any
other available source or method. The registrar shall calculate tax using base value
information available to dealers and deputy registrars at the time the application for
registration is submitted. The tax on all previously registered vehicles shall be computed
upon the base value thus determined taking into account the depreciation provisions of
paragraph (h).

(h) The annual deleted text beginadditionaldeleted text end tax new text beginamount new text endmust be computed upon a percentagenew text begin, as follows,
of 1.25 percent
new text end of the base value deleted text beginas followsdeleted text end: during the first year of vehicle life, upon 100
percent of the base value; for the second year, 90 percent of such value; for the third year,
80 percent of such value; for the fourth year, 70 percent of such value; for the fifth year, 60
percent of such value; for the sixth year, 50 percent of such value; for the seventh year, 40
percent of such value; for the eighth year, 30 percent of such value; for the ninth year, 20
percent of such value; for the tenth year, ten percent of such value; for the 11th and each
succeeding year, the sum of $25.

(i) In no event shall the annual deleted text beginadditionaldeleted text end tax new text beginamount new text endbe less than $25.

deleted text begin (j) For any vehicle previously registered in Minnesota and regardless of prior ownership,
the total amount due under this subdivision and subdivision 1m must not exceed the smallest
total amount previously paid or due on the vehicle.
deleted text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment and
applies to taxes payable for a vehicle registration period starting on or after January 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 168.017, is amended to read:


168.017 MONTHLY SERIES REGISTRATION SYSTEM.

Subdivision 1.

Requirement generally.

All passenger automobiles, ambulances, hearses,
and pickup trucks shall be registered by the registrar according to the monthly series system
of registration prescribed by this section.

Subd. 2.

deleted text begin12 uniformdeleted text end Registration periods.

deleted text beginThere aredeleted text endnew text begin A registration period system isnew text end
established deleted text begin12 registration periods,deleted text endnew text begin.new text end Each deleted text beginto be designated by a calendar month and to startdeleted text endnew text begin
period starts
new text end on the first day of deleted text beginsuchdeleted text endnew text begin anew text end month and deleted text beginenddeleted text endnew text begin endsnew text end on the last day of the 12th month
deleted text begin fromdeleted text endnew text begin, the 24th month, or the 36th month afternew text end the deleted text begindate of commencingdeleted text endnew text begin first day of the
registration period
new text end. The registrar shall register all vehicles subject to registration under the
monthly series system for deleted text begina minimumdeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end period of 12new text begin, 24, or 36new text end consecutive calendar
monthsnew text begin specified by the applicant in the application for vehicle registrationnew text end.

Subd. 3.

Exceptions.

The registrar shall register all vehicles subject to registration under
the monthly series system deleted text beginfor a period of 12 consecutive calendar monthsdeleted text endnew text begin as provided under
subdivision 2
new text end, unless:

(1) the application is an original under section 168.127; or

(2) the applicant is a licensed motor vehicle lessor under section 168.27 and the vehicle
is leased or rented for periods of time of not more than 28 days, in which case the applicant
may apply for initial or renewed registration of a vehicle for a period of four or more months,
the month of expiration to be designated by the applicant at the time of registration. To
qualify for this exemption, the applicant must present the application to a designated deputy
registrar office. Subsequent registration periods when the applicant is not a qualified motor
vehicle lessor under this subdivision must be for a period of 12new text begin, 24, or 36new text end months
commencing from the last month for which registration was issued.

Subd. 4.

deleted text beginProportionaldeleted text end Registration payment deleted text beginsystemdeleted text endnew text begin; proportional calculationnew text end.

new text begin(a)
new text end Except as otherwise provided in this subdivision, the applicant for registration of a vehicle
under the monthly series system shall pay in full the deleted text begincalendar year registration feedeleted text endnew text begin amountnew text end
prescribed deleted text beginby law duringdeleted text endnew text begin fornew text end the deleted text begin12deleted text endnew text begin specified number ofnew text end consecutive calendar months of
new text begin the new text endregistration deleted text beginunder the monthly series systemdeleted text endnew text begin periodnew text end.

new text begin (b) new text endIf the registrar registers the vehicle for a period greater or less than deleted text begina calendar year
pursuant to
deleted text endnew text begin the period specified innew text end subdivision deleted text begin3deleted text endnew text begin 2new text end, the calendar year registration fee deleted text beginshall
be
deleted text endnew text begin isnew text end apportioned as follows: During the first period the fee is 1/12 of the first calendar year
fee times the number of months in the period. During the first 12 consecutive months of
registration under the monthly series system, the fee is the sum of the following: (a) 1/12
of the first calendar year fee times the months remaining after subtracting the months in the
first period of issuance from 12 months, and (b) 1/12 of the second calendar year fee times
the number of months in the first period of issuance. The registration fee shall be computed
in the same manner for second and subsequent periods of 12 consecutive months of
registration under the monthly series system, subject to changes provided by law for
registration fees under the calendar year system. If the registrar registers the vehicle for a
part of a year pursuant to subdivision 3, the calendar year registration fee shall be apportioned
as above in the case of an original registration for part of a year except that the computation
shall begin with the second calendar year fee.

Subd. 5.

Registration period extension for leased vehicle.

(a) Notwithstanding
subdivisions 3 and 4, a person leasing for at least one year a vehicle registered under this
section may obtain an extension of the motor vehicle's registration period for the unexpired
portion of the lease period, for a period not to exceed 11 months beyond the expiration of
the registration period.

(b) In order to obtain an extension under this subdivision a lessee must:

(1) apply to the registrar on a form the registrar prescribes;

(2) submit to the registrar a copy of the lease;

(3) pay an administrative fee of $5; and

(4) pay a tax of 1/12 of the tax for the registration period being extended for each month
of the extension.

(c) On an applicant's compliance with paragraph (b) the registrar shall issue the applicant
a license plate deleted text begintab ordeleted text endnew text begin validationnew text end sticker designating the new month of expiration of the
registration. The extended registration expires on the tenth day of the month following the
month designated on the deleted text begintab ordeleted text endnew text begin validationnew text end sticker.

(d) All fees collected under paragraph (b), clause (3), must be deposited in the vehicle
services operating account under section 299A.705, subdivision 1. Taxes collected under
paragraph (b), clause (4), must be deposited in the highway user tax distribution fund.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment and
applies to vehicle registration periods starting on or after January 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 168.12, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Platesnew text begin and validation stickersnew text end; design, visibility, periods of issuance.

(a) The commissioner, upon approval and payment, shall issue to the applicant the plates
required by this chapter, bearing the state name and an assigned vehicle registration number.
The number assigned by the commissioner may be a combination of a letter or sign with
figures. The color of the plates and the color of the abbreviation of the state name and the
number assigned must be in marked contrast. The plates must be lettered, spaced, or
distinguished to suitably indicate the registration of the vehicle according to the rules of the
commissioner.

(b) When a vehicle is registered on the basis of total gross weight, the plates issued must
clearly indicate by letters or other suitable insignia the maximum gross weight for which
the tax has been paid.

(c) Plates issued to a noncommercial vehicle must bear the inscription "noncommercial"
unless the vehicle is displaying a special plate authorized and issued under this chapter.

(d) A one-ton pickup truck that is used for commercial purposes and is subject to section
168.185, is eligible to display special plates as authorized and issued under this chapter.

(e) The plates must be so treated as to be at least 100 times brighter than the conventional
painted number plates. When properly mounted on an unlighted vehicle, the plates, when
viewed from a vehicle equipped with standard headlights, must be visible for a distance of
not less than 1,500 feet and readable for a distance of not less than 110 feet.

(f) The commissioner shall issue plates for the following periods:

(1) New plates issued pursuant to section 168.012, subdivision 1, must be issued to a
vehicle for as long as the vehicle is owned by the exempt agency and the plate shall not be
transferable from one vehicle to another but the plate may be transferred with the vehicle
from one tax-exempt agency to another.

(2) Plates issued for passenger automobiles must be issued for a seven-year period. All
plates issued under this paragraph must be replaced if they are seven years old or older at
the time of registration renewal or will become so during thenew text begin first 18 months of thenew text end
registration period.

(3) Plates issued under sections 168.053 and 168.27, subdivisions 16 and 17, must be
for a seven-year period.

(4) Plates issued under subdivisions 2c and 2d and section 168.123 must be issued for
the life of the veteran under section 169.79.

(5) Plates for any vehicle not specified in clauses (1) to (3) must be issued for the life
of the vehicle.

(g) deleted text beginIn a year in which plates are not issued, the commissioner shall issue for each
registration a sticker to designate the year of registration. This sticker must show the year
or years for which the sticker is issued, and is valid only for that period.
deleted text endnew text begin In conjunction with
vehicle registration, the commissioner shall issue validation stickers that conform with the
requirements under section 169.79. Validation stickers are valid only for the specified
registration period.
new text end The plates andnew text begin validationnew text end stickers issued for a vehicle may not be
transferred to another vehicle during the period for which the sticker is issued, except when
issued for a vehicle registered under section 168.187new text begin or as otherwise specifiednew text end.

(h) Despite any other provision of this subdivision, plates issued to a vehicle used for
behind-the-wheel instruction in a driver education course in a public school may be
transferred to another vehicle used for the same purpose without payment of any additional
fee. The public school shall notify the commissioner of each transfer of plates under this
paragraph. The commissioner may prescribe a format for notification.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 168.33, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Filing fees; allocations.

(a) In addition to all other statutory fees and taxes, a
filing fee of:

(1) $6 is imposed on every vehicle registration renewal, excluding pro rate transactions;
and

(2) $10 is imposed on every other type of vehicle transaction, including motor carrier
fuel licenses under sections 168D.05 and 168D.06, and pro rate transactions.

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a):

(1) a filing fee may not be charged for a document returned for a refund or for a correction
of an error made by the Department of Public Safety, a dealer, or a deputy registrar; deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(2) no filing fee or other fee may be charged for the permanent surrender of a title for a
vehicledeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (3) the amount specified in paragraph (a) is multiplied by two for a new or renewal
registration of a vehicle registered for 24 months in the monthly series system under section
168.017, subdivision 2, or multiplied by three for a new or renewal registration of a vehicle
registered for 36 months, with funds collected by the commissioner allocated proportionally
in the same manner as provided under paragraph (e).
new text end

(c) The filing fee must be shown as a separate item on all registration renewal notices
sent out by the commissioner.

(d) The statutory fees and taxes, and the filing fees imposed under paragraph (a) may
be paid by credit card or debit card. The deputy registrar may collect a surcharge on the
statutory fees, taxes, and filing fee not greater than the cost of processing a credit card or
debit card transaction, in accordance with emergency rules established by the commissioner
of public safety. The surcharge must be used to pay the cost of processing credit and debit
card transactions.

(e) The fees collected under this subdivision by the department must be allocated as
follows:

(1) of the fees collected under paragraph (a), clause (1):

(i) $4.50 must be deposited in the vehicle services operating account; and

(ii) $1.50 must be deposited:

(A) in the driver and vehicle services technology account until sufficient funds have
been deposited in that account to cover all costs of administration, development, and initial
full deployment of the driver and vehicle services information system; and

(B) after completion of the deposit of funds under subitem (A)new text begin,new text end in the vehicle services
operating account; and

(2) of the fees collected under paragraph (a), clause (2):

(i) $3.50 must be deposited in the general fund;

(ii) $5.00 must be deposited in the vehicle services operating account; and

(iii) $1.50 must be deposited:

(A) in the driver and vehicle services technology account until sufficient funds have
been deposited in that account to cover all costs of administration, development, and initial
full deployment of the driver and vehicle services information system; and

(B) after completion of the deposit of funds under subitem (A)new text begin,new text end in the vehicle services
operating account.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment and
applies to vehicle registration periods starting on or after January 1, 2019.
new text end

ARTICLE 2

CONFORMING CHANGES

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 168.002, subdivision 33, is amended to read:


Subd. 33.

Tax.

"Tax" means the deleted text beginannualdeleted text end registration tax imposed on vehicles in lieu of
all other taxes, except wheelage taxes deleted text beginwhich may be imposed by any citydeleted text end, and gross earnings
taxes paid by companies. The annual tax is both a property tax and a highway use tax deleted text beginand
shall be on the basis of the calendar year
deleted 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. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 168.013, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Imposition.

Motor vehicles, except as set forth in section 168.012, using
the public streets or highways in the state deleted text beginshalldeleted text endnew text begin mustnew text end be taxed in lieu of all other taxes
thereon, except wheelage taxes, deleted text beginso-called,deleted text end which may be imposed deleted text beginby any citydeleted text end as provided
by law, and except gross earnings taxes paid by companies subject or made subject thereto,
and shall be privileged to use the public streets and highways, on the basis and at the rate
for each calendar yearnew text begin or other registration periodnew text end as hereinafter provided.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 168.013, subdivision 22, is amended to read:


Subd. 22.

Optional donation for education on anatomical gifts.

As part of procedures
for payment of the vehicle registration tax under this section, the commissioner shall allow
a vehicle owner to add to the tax a $2 donation for the purposes of public information and
education on anatomical gifts under section 171.075, for in-person transactions conducted
by a deputy registrar appointed under section 168.33, subdivision 2. This subdivision applies
to deleted text beginannualdeleted text end renewal registrations only, and does not apply to registrations authorized under
sections 168.053 to 168.057, 168.127, 168.187, and 168.27.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 168.022, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Amount of refund.

The amount of the refund deleted text beginshall bedeleted text endnew text begin equals:
new text end

new text begin (1)new text end the tax paid by the purchaser pursuant to this chapter deleted text beginless 1/12 of the annual tax for
the vehicle for each calendar month or
deleted text endnew text begin; multiplied by
new text end

new text begin (2) an amount calculated as (i) the total number of calendar months in the registration
period, less the number of calendar months, counting a
new text end fraction of a calendar monthnew text begin as one
month,
new text end between the date of registration and the date the purchase price is refundednew text begin, divided
by (ii) the total number of calendar months in the registration period
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. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 168.09, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Defenses to failure to renew.

No person may be charged with violating this
section by reason of failure to renew the registration of a previously registered motor vehicle,
except those vehicles registered under section 168.187, if:

(1) the person produces a statement from the registrar to the effect that the person was
not notified by the registrar of the deleted text beginannualdeleted text end renewal for the registration of the vehicle to which
a citation was issued; and

(2) the person renews the registration and pays the motor vehicle tax and fees due within
ten days of being cited for the violation.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

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

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 168.129, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

General requirements and procedures.

The commissioner shall issue
special collegiate plates to an applicant who:

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

(2) pays a fee as specified in section 168.12, subdivision 5, 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 at least $25 deleted text beginannuallydeleted text endnew text begin calculated for each 12 months of registrationnew text end to the
scholarship account established in subdivision 6; and

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

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment and
applies to vehicle registration periods starting on or after January 1, 2019.
new text end

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2017 Supplement, 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, one ton pickup
truck, or motorcycle;

(2) pays a fee of $10 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 deleted text begin$60 annuallydeleted text endnew text begin $50 calculated for each 12 months of
registration
new text end 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.

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Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, 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 $10 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 deleted text beginannuallydeleted text endnew text begin calculated for each 12 months of registrationnew text end
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
.

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Sec. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, 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 $10 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;

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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.

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Sec. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, 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 $10 and any other fees required by this chapter;

(3) contributes a minimum of $30 deleted text beginannuallydeleted text endnew text begin calculated for each 12 months of registrationnew text end
to the Minnesota Section PGA Foundation account; and

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

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applies to vehicle registration periods starting on or after January 1, 2019.
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