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HF 3072

2nd Engrossment - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 05/13/2014 03:10pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; modernizing provisions governing motor vehicles;
eliminating certain antiquated, unnecessary, and obsolete provisions; making
technical and conforming changes; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections
168.021, subdivision 1; 168.056; 168.10, subdivision 1b; 168.12, subdivisions
1, 2, 2b, 2c, 2d, 2e; 168.123, subdivision 1; 168.1235, subdivision 1; 168.124,
subdivision 1; 168.125, subdivision 1; 168.1253, subdivision 1; 168.129,
subdivision 1; 168.1296, subdivision 1; 168.1298, subdivision 1; 169.685,
subdivision 7; 169.751; Laws 2009, chapter 158, section 10, as amended;
repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 168.0422; 168.055; 168A.20,
subdivision 1a; 169.11; 169.36; 169.39; 169.725; 169.743; 169.754; 169.78;
169.7961; 169.983; 169A.60, subdivision 18; 171.28; 299D.02; 299D.04;
299D.05; 609B.202; Minnesota Rules, part 7409.4700, subpart 2.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168.021, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Disability plates; application.

(a) When a motor vehicle registered
under section 168.017, a motorcycle deleted text beginas defined in section 168.002, subdivision 19deleted text end, a
one-ton pickup truck deleted text beginas defined in section 168.002, subdivision 21bdeleted text end, or a self-propelled
recreational vehicle deleted text beginas defined in section 168.002, subdivision 27,deleted text end is owned or primarily
operated by a permanently physically disabled person or a custodial parent or guardian of
a permanently physically disabled minor, the owner may apply for and secure from the
commissioner (1) immediately, a temporary permit valid for 30 days if the applicant is
eligible for the disability plates issued under this section and (2) two disability plates with
attached emblems, one plate to be attached to the front, and one to the rear of the motor
vehicle, truck, or recreational vehicle, or, in the case of a motorcycle, one disability plate
the same size as a regular motorcycle plate.

(b) The commissioner shall not issue more than one plate to the owner of a
motorcycle and not more than one set of plates to any owner of another vehicle described
in paragraph (a) at the same time unless the state Council on Disability approves the
issuance of a second plate or set of plates to an owner.

(c) When the owner first applies for the disability plate or plates, the owner must
submit a medical statement in a format approved by the commissioner under section
169.345, or proof of physical disability provided for in that section.

(d) No medical statement or proof of disability is required when an owner applies for
a plate or plates for one or more vehicles listed in paragraph (a) that are specially modified
for and used exclusively by permanently physically disabled persons.

(e) The owner of a vehicle listed in paragraph (a) may apply for and secure (i)
immediately, a permit valid for 30 days, if the applicant is eligible to receive the disability
plate or plates issued under this section, and (ii) a disability plate or plates for the vehicle if:

(1) the owner employs a permanently physically disabled person who would qualify
for the disability plate or plates under this section; and

(2) the owner furnishes the motor vehicle to the physically disabled person for the
exclusive use of that person in the course of employment.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168.056, is amended to read:


168.056 TOWING VIOLATION A MISDEMEANOR; EXCEPTIONS.

Any person violating the provisions of deleted text beginsectionsdeleted text endnew text begin sectionnew text end 168.053 deleted text beginto 168.055deleted text endnew text begin or
new text endnew text begin168.054new text end shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. The provisions of sections 168.053 to 168.057
shall not apply where such vehicle is being towed as a temporary movement for the
purpose of making repairs, or for the purpose of pulling or towing such vehicle from one
point to another point for the purpose of making repairs, or on repossessed cars being
towed by an agent or employee of any person or bona fide finance company in the state
where such towing is incidental to the repossession of such vehicle.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168.10, subdivision 1b, is amended to read:


Subd. 1b.

Collector's vehicle, classic car plate.

(a) Any motor vehicle
manufactured between and including the years 1925 and 1948, and designated deleted text beginby the
commissioner
deleted text end as a new text beginfull new text endclassic car because of its fine design, high engineering standards,
and superior workmanship, and owned and operated solely as a collector's item shall be
listed for taxation and registration as follows: An affidavit shall be executed stating the
name and address of the owner, the name and address of the person from whom purchased,
the make of the motor vehicle, year and number of the model, the manufacturer's
identification numbernew text begin, verification of the vehicle's full classic car status from nationally
published standards and guides as determined by the registrar,
new text end and that the vehicle
is owned and operated solely as a collector's item and not for general transportation
purposes. If the commissioner is satisfied that the affidavit is true and correct and that the
motor vehicle qualifies to be classified as a classic car, and the owner pays a $25 tax and
the plate fee authorized under section 168.12, the commissioner shall list such vehicle for
taxation and registration and shall issue a single number plate.

(b) The number plate so issued shall bear the inscription "Classic Car," "Minnesota,"
and the registration number or other combination of characters authorized under section
168.12, subdivision 2a, but no date. The number plate is valid without renewal as long as
the vehicle is in existence in Minnesota. The commissioner has the power to revoke said
plate for failure to comply with this subdivision.

deleted text begin (c) The following cars built between and including 1925 and 1948 are classic:
deleted text end

deleted text begin A.C.
deleted text end
deleted text begin Adler
deleted text end
deleted text begin Alfa Romeo
deleted text end
deleted text begin Alvis
deleted text end
deleted text begin Speed 20, 25, and 4.3 litre.
deleted text end
deleted text begin Amilcar
deleted text end
deleted text begin Aston Martin
deleted text end
deleted text begin Auburn
deleted text end
deleted text begin All 8-cylinder and 12-cylinder models.
deleted text end
deleted text begin Audi
deleted text end
deleted text begin Austro-Daimler
deleted text end
deleted text begin Avions Voisin 12
deleted text end
deleted text begin Bentley
deleted text end
deleted text begin Blackhawk
deleted text end
deleted text begin B.M.W.
deleted text end
deleted text begin Models 327, 328, and 335 only.
deleted text end
deleted text begin Brewster (Heart-front Ford)
deleted text end
deleted text begin Bugatti
deleted text end
deleted text begin Buick
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1931 through 1942: series 90 only.
deleted text end
deleted text begin Cadillac
deleted text end
deleted text begin All 1925 through 1935.
deleted text end
deleted text begin All 12's and 16's.
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1936-1948: Series 63, 65, 67,
deleted text end
deleted text begin 70, 72, 75, 80, 85 and 90 only.
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1938-1947: 60 special only.
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1940-1947: All 62 Series.
deleted text end
deleted text begin Chrysler
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1926 through 1930: Imperial 80.
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1929: Imperial L.
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1931 through 1937: Imperial Series CG,
deleted text end
deleted text begin CH, CL, and CW.
deleted text end
deleted text begin All Newports and Thunderbolts.
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1934 CX.
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1935 C-3.
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1936 C-11.
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1937 through 1948: Custom Imperial,
deleted text end
deleted text begin Crown Imperial Series C-15, C-20, C-24,
deleted text end
deleted text begin C-27, C-33, C-37, and C-40.
deleted text end
deleted text begin Cord
deleted text end
deleted text begin Cunningham
deleted text end
deleted text begin Dagmar
deleted text end
deleted text begin Model 25-70 only.
deleted text end
deleted text begin Daimler
deleted text end
deleted text begin Delage
deleted text end
deleted text begin Delahaye
deleted text end
deleted text begin Doble
deleted text end
deleted text begin Dorris
deleted text end
deleted text begin Duesenberg
deleted text end
deleted text begin du Pont
deleted text end
deleted text begin Franklin
deleted text end
deleted text begin All models except 1933-34 Olympic Sixes.
deleted text end
deleted text begin Frazer Nash
deleted text end
deleted text begin Graham
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1930-1931: Series 137.
deleted text end
deleted text begin Graham-Paige
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1929-1930: Series 837.
deleted text end
deleted text begin Hispano Suiza
deleted text end
deleted text begin Horch
deleted text end
deleted text begin Hotchkiss
deleted text end
deleted text begin Invicta
deleted text end
deleted text begin Isotta Fraschini
deleted text end
deleted text begin Jaguar
deleted text end
deleted text begin Jordan
deleted text end
deleted text begin Speedway Series 'Z' only.
deleted text end
deleted text begin Kissel
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1925, 1926 and 1927: Model 8-75.
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1928: Model 8-90, and 8-90 White Eagle.
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1929: Model 8-126, and 8-90 White Eagle.
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1930: Model 8-126.
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1931: Model 8-126.
deleted text end
deleted text begin Lagonda
deleted text end
deleted text begin Lancia
deleted text end
deleted text begin La Salle
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1927 through 1933 only.
deleted text end
deleted text begin Lincoln
deleted text end
deleted text begin All models K, L, KA, and KB.
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1941: Model 168H.
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1942: Model 268H.
deleted text end
deleted text begin Lincoln Continental
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1939 through 1948.
deleted text end
deleted text begin Locomobile
deleted text end
deleted text begin All models 48 and 90.
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1927: Model 8-80.
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1928: Model 8-80.
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1929: Models 8-80 and 8-88.
deleted text end
deleted text begin Marmon
deleted text end
deleted text begin All 16-cylinder models.
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1925: Model 74.
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1926: Model 74.
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1927: Model 75.
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1928: Model E75.
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1931: Model 88, and Big 8.
deleted text end
deleted text begin Maybach
deleted text end
deleted text begin McFarlan
deleted text end
deleted text begin Mercedes Benz
deleted text end
deleted text begin All models 2.2 litres and up.
deleted text end
deleted text begin Mercer
deleted text end
deleted text begin M.G.
deleted text end
deleted text begin 6-cylinder models only.
deleted text end
deleted text begin Minerva
deleted text end
deleted text begin Nash
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1931: Series 8-90.
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1932: Series 9-90,
deleted text end
deleted text begin Advanced 8, and Ambassador 8.
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1933-1934: Ambassador 8.
deleted text end
deleted text begin Packard
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1925 through 1934: All models.
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1935 through 1942: Models 1200,
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1201, 1202, 1203, 1204, 1205, 1207,
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1208, 1400, 1401, 1402, 1403, 1404,
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1405, 1407, 1408, 1500, 1501, 1502,
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1506, 1507, 1508, 1603, 1604, 1605,
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1607, 1608, 1705, 1707, 1708, 1806,
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1807, 1808, 1906, 1907, 1908, 2006,
deleted text end
deleted text begin 2007, and 2008 only.
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1946 and 1947: Models 2106 and
deleted text end
deleted text begin 2126 only.
deleted text end
deleted text begin Peerless
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1926 through 1928: Series 69.
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1930-1931: Custom 8.
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1932: Deluxe Custom 8.
deleted text end
deleted text begin Pierce Arrow
deleted text end
deleted text begin Railton
deleted text end
deleted text begin Renault
deleted text end
deleted text begin Grand Sport model only.
deleted text end
deleted text begin Reo
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1930-1931: Royale Custom 8, and
deleted text end
deleted text begin Series 8-35 and 8-52 Elite 8.
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1933: Royale Custom 8.
deleted text end
deleted text begin Revere
deleted text end
deleted text begin Roamer
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1925: Series 8-88, 6-54e, and 4-75.
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1926: Series 4-75e, and 8-88.
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1927-1928: Series 8-88.
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1929: Series 8-88, and 8-125.
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1930: Series 8-125.
deleted text end
deleted text begin Rohr
deleted text end
deleted text begin Rolls Royce
deleted text end
deleted text begin Ruxton
deleted text end
deleted text begin Salmson
deleted text end
deleted text begin Squire
deleted text end
deleted text begin Stearns Knight
deleted text end
deleted text begin Stevens Duryea
deleted text end
deleted text begin Steyr
deleted text end
deleted text begin Studebaker
deleted text end
deleted text begin 1929-1933: President, except model 82.
deleted text end
deleted text begin Stutz
deleted text end
deleted text begin Sunbeam
deleted text end
deleted text begin Talbot
deleted text end
deleted text begin Triumph
deleted text end
deleted text begin Dolomite 8 and Gloria 6.
deleted text end
deleted text begin Vauxhall
deleted text end
deleted text begin Series 25-70 and 30-98 only.
deleted text end
deleted text begin Voisin
deleted text end
deleted text begin Wills Saint Claire
deleted text end

deleted text begin (d)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end No commercial vehicles such as hearses, ambulances, or trucks are considered
to be classic cars.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168.12, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Plates; 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 deleted text beginas defined in section 168.002,
subdivision 21a,
deleted text end must bear the inscription "noncommercial" unless the vehicle is
displaying a special plate authorized and issued under this chapter.

(d) A one-ton pickup truckdeleted text begin, as defined in section 168.002, subdivision 21b,deleted text end 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 the 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) In 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. The plates and 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 168.187.

(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.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, 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 deleted text beginmotordeleted text end vehicle deleted text beginas defined in
section 168.002, subdivisions 24 and 27
deleted text end;

(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 $10 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. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, 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 deleted text beginas defined in section
168.002, subdivision 24
deleted text end, a one-ton pickup truck deleted text beginas defined in section 168.002, subdivision
21b
deleted text end, or a motorcycle deleted text beginas defined in section 168.002, subdivision 19deleted text end;

(2) pays a fee of $10 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, either the owner or purchaser of the motor vehicle shall obtain
regular plates or a regular motorcycle plate 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. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, 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 deleted text beginas defined in section 168.002, subdivision 24deleted text end;

(2) pays a fee of $10 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. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, 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 deleted text beginas defined in
section 168.002, subdivision 24
deleted text end;

(2) pays a fee of $10 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. 9.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, 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 deleted text beginas defined in section
168.002, subdivision 24
deleted text end;

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

(3) pays a fee of $10 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. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168.123, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

General requirements; fees.

(a) On payment of a fee of $10 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 deleted text beginas defined in section 168.002, subdivision
24
deleted text end, recreational motor vehicle deleted text beginas defined in section 168.002, subdivision 27deleted text end, or one-ton
pickup truck deleted text beginas defined in section 168.002, subdivision 21bdeleted text end, 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),
(f), (h), (i), or (j), or another special plate designed by the commissioner to an applicant
who is a registered owner of a motorcycle deleted text beginas defined in section 168.002, subdivision 19,
deleted text end and meets the criteria listed in this paragraph and in subdivision 2, paragraph (a), (f), (h),
(i), or (j). 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 $10 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. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, 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 deleted text beginas defined in section 168.002, subdivision
24
deleted text end, pickup truck deleted text beginas defined in section 168.002, subdivision 26deleted text end, van deleted text beginas defined in section
168.002, subdivision 40
deleted text end, or self-propelled recreational vehicle deleted text beginas defined in section
168.002, subdivision 27
deleted text end;

(2) pays the registration tax required by law;

(3) pays a fee of $10 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 $10 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. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168.124, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Issuance and design.

(a) The commissioner shall issue special plates
bearing the inscription "MEDAL OF HONOR" to an applicant who:

(1) is a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor;

(2) is a registered owner of a passenger automobile deleted text beginas defined in section 168.002,
subdivision 24
deleted text end, motorcycle deleted text beginas defined in section 168.002, subdivision 19deleted text end, or recreational
motor vehicle deleted text beginas defined in section 168.002, subdivision 27deleted text end; and

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

(b) The special plates must be of a design and size determined by the commissioner.
Only one set of plates, or a single plate in the case of a motorcycle, bearing the inscription
"MEDAL OF HONOR" may be issued for each qualified applicant.

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168.125, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Issuance and design.

(a) The commissioner shall issue special plates
bearing the inscription "EX-POW" to any applicant who:

(1) is both a former prisoner of war and a registered owner of a passenger automobile
deleted text beginas defined in section 168.002, subdivision 24deleted text end, motorcycle deleted text beginas defined in section 168.002,
subdivision 19
deleted text end, or recreational motor vehicle deleted text beginas defined in section 168.002, subdivision
27
deleted text end; and

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

(b) The special plates must be of a design and size to be determined by the
commissioner. Only one set of plates, or a single plate in the case of a motorcycle, bearing
the "EX-POW" inscription may be issued for each qualified applicant.

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168.1253, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) The terms used in this section have the meanings
given them in this subdivision.

(b) "Active service" has the meaning given in section 190.05, subdivision 5.

(c) "Eligible person" means a surviving spouse, parent or legal guardian, child,
or sibling of a person who has died while serving honorably in active service. For the
purposes of this section, an eligibility relationship may be established by birth or adoption.

(d) "Motor vehicle" means a vehicle for personal use, not used for commercial
purposes, and may include a passenger automobile deleted text beginas defined in section 168.002,
subdivision 24
deleted text end, motorcycle deleted text beginas defined in section 168.002, subdivision 19deleted text end, recreational
vehicle deleted text beginas defined in section 168.002, subdivision 27deleted text end, pickup truck deleted text beginas defined in section
168.002, subdivision 26
deleted text end, or van deleted text beginas defined in section 168.002, subdivision 40deleted text end.

Sec. 15.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, 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 deleted text beginas defined in section 168.002,
subdivision 24
deleted text end;

(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 annually 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.

Sec. 16.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, 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 deleted text beginas defined in section 168.002,
subdivision 24,
deleted text end or recreational vehicle deleted text beginas defined in section 168.002, subdivision 27deleted text end;

(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 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. 17.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, 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 deleted text beginas defined in section 168.002, subdivision
24
deleted text end, one-ton pickup truck deleted text beginas defined in section 168.002, subdivision 21bdeleted text end, recreational
vehicle deleted text beginas defined in section 168.002, subdivision 27deleted text end, or motorcycle deleted text beginas defined in section
168.002, subdivision 19
deleted text end;

(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 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. 18.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.685, subdivision 7, is amended to read:


Subd. 7.

Appropriation; special accountdeleted text begin; legislative reportdeleted text end.

The Minnesota
child passenger restraint and education account is created in the state treasury, consisting
of fines collected under subdivision 5 and other money appropriated or donated. The
money in the account is annually appropriated to the commissioner of public safety to
be used to provide child passenger restraint systems to families in financial need, school
districts and child care providers that provide for the transportation of pupils to and from
school using type III vehicles or school buses with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000
pounds or less, and to provide an educational program on the need for and proper use of
child passenger restraint systems. deleted text beginThe commissioner shall report to the legislature by
February 1 of each odd-numbered year
deleted text end new text beginInformation new text endon the commissioner's activities and
expenditure of funds under this sectionnew text begin must be available upon requestnew text end.

Sec. 19.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 169.751, is amended to read:


169.751 DEFINITIONS.

For the purposes of sections 169.751 to deleted text begin169.754deleted text endnew text begin 169.753new text end the following words shall
have the meaning ascribed to them in this section:

(a) "First aid equipment" shall mean equipment for the purpose of rendering first aid to
sick or injured persons as prescribed by the Department of Public Safety for its State Patrol
vehicles, such equipment to include materials for the application of splints to fractures.

(b) "Patrol motor vehicles" shall mean the State Patrol motor vehicles used in law
enforcement of the Department of Public Safety, the county sheriffs, and the various city,
town, and other local police departments.

Sec. 20.

Laws 2009, chapter 158, section 10, as amended by Laws 2012, chapter 287,
article 3, section 56, is amended to read:


Sec. 10. EFFECTIVE DATE.

Sections 2 and 3 are effective August 1, 2009, and the amendments made in sections
2 and 3 to Minnesota Statutes, sections 169.011 and 169.045, expire July 31, deleted text begin2014deleted text end new text begin2015new 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. 21. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin (a) new text end new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 168.0422; 168.055; 168A.20, subdivision 1a;
169.11; 169.36; 169.39; 169.725; 169.743; 169.754; 169.78; 169.7961; 169.983; 169A.60,
subdivision 18; 171.28; 299D.02; 299D.04; 299D.05; and 609B.202,
new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end

new text begin (b) new text end new text begin Minnesota Rules, part 7409.4700, subpart 2, new text end new text begin is repealed.
new text end