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HF 65

as introduced - 91st Legislature, 2020 1st Special Session (2019 - 2020) Posted on 06/15/2020 09:24am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; establishing fees for replacement license plates; amending
design requirements for enhanced drivers' licenses and enhanced identification
cards; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 168.012, subdivision 1c; 168.27,
subdivision 16; 171.07, subdivisions 1, 3; Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement,
section 168.12, subdivision 5.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 168.012, subdivision 1c, is amended to read:


Subd. 1c.

Payment of administrative, plate, and filing fee.

The annual administrative
fee for a tax-exempt vehicle under this section is $5. The license plate fee for a tax-exempt
vehicle, except a trailer, is $10 for two plates per vehicle, payable only on the first tax-exempt
registration of the vehicle. The registration period for a tax-exempt vehicle is biennial. The
administrative fee is due on March 1 biennially and payable the preceding January 1, with
validating stickers issued at time of payment.new text begin Replacement plates are subject to the fees in
section 168.12.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective upon rollout of the new vehicle title and
registration system or January 1, 2021, whichever is earlier. The commissioner of public
safety must notify the revisor of statutes of the effective date.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2019 Supplement, 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
$
5.25
$
7.00
Special
$
10.00
$
11.50
Personalized (Replacement)
$
11.50
$
15.50
Collector Category
$
15.00
$
16.50
Emergency Vehicle Display
$
3.00
$
6.00
Utility Trailer Self-Adhesive
$
2.50
Vertical Motorcycle Plate
$
100.00
NA
new text begin Replacement Dealer Plates
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 5.25
new text end
new text begin Tax Exempt Plates
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 5.25
new text end
Stickers
Duplicate year
$
1.25
$
1.25
International Fuel Tax Agreement
$
2.50

(c) Notwithstanding paragraph (b), for plates issued on and after August 1, 2019, and
before July 1, 2022, 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
$
6.00
$
8.00
Special
$
11.00
$
12.50
Personalized (Replacement)
$
12.50
$
16.50
Collector Category
$
16.00
$
17.50
Emergency Vehicle Display
$
3.00
$
6.00
Utility Trailer Self-Adhesive
$
2.50
Vertical Motorcycle Plate
$
100.00
NA
new text begin Replacement Dealer Plates
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 5.25
new text end
new text begin Tax Exempt Plates
new text end
new text begin $
new text end
new text begin 5.25
new text end
Stickers
Duplicate year
$
1.50
$
1.50
International Fuel Tax Agreement
$
2.50

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

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective upon rollout of the new vehicle title and
registration system or January 1, 2021, whichever is earlier. The commissioner of public
safety must notify the revisor of statutes of the effective date.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 168.27, subdivision 16, is amended to read:


Subd. 16.

Dealer plates: distinguishing number, fee, tax, use.

(a) The registrar shall
issue to every motor vehicle dealer, upon a request from the motor vehicle dealer licensed
as provided in subdivision 2 or 3, one or more plates displaying a general distinguishing
number. This subdivision does not apply to a scrap metal processor, a used vehicle parts
dealer, or a vehicle salvage pool. The fee for each of the first four plates is $75 per registration
year, of which $60 must be paid to the registrar and the remaining $15 is payable as sales
tax on motor vehicles under section 297B.035. For each additional plate, the dealer shall
pay the registrar a fee of $25 and a sales tax on motor vehicles of $15 per registration year.
The registrar shall deposit the tax in the state treasury to be credited as provided in section
297B.09. new text beginReplacement plates are subject to the fees in section 168.12. new text endMotor vehicles, new
or used, owned by the motor vehicle dealership and bearing the number plate, except vehicles
leased to the user who is not an employee of the dealer during the term of the lease, held
for hire, or customarily used by the dealer as a tow truck, service truck, or parts vehicle,
may be driven upon the streets and highways of this state:

(1) by the motor vehicle dealer or dealer's spouse, or any full-time employee of the motor
vehicle dealer for either private or business purposes;

(2) by a part-time employee when the use is directly related to a particular business
transaction of the dealer;

(3) for demonstration purposes by any prospective buyer for a period of 48 hours or in
the case of a truck, truck-tractor, or semitrailer, for a period of seven days; or

(4) in a promotional event that lasts no longer than four days in which at least three
motor vehicles are involved.

(b) A new or used motor vehicle sold by the motor vehicle dealer and bearing the motor
vehicle dealer's number plate may be driven upon the public streets and highways for a
period of 72 hours by the buyer for either of the following purposes: (1) removing the vehicle
from this state for registration in another state, or (2) permitting the buyer to use the motor
vehicle before the buyer receives number plates pursuant to registration. Use of a motor
vehicle by the buyer under clause (2) before the buyer receives number plates pursuant to
registration constitutes a use of the public streets or highways for the purpose of the time
requirements for registration of motor vehicles.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective upon rollout of the new vehicle title and
registration system or January 1, 2021, whichever is earlier. The commissioner of public
safety must notify the revisor of statutes of the effective date.
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 171.07, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

License; contents and design.

(a) Upon the payment of the required fee,
the department shall issue to every qualifying applicant a license designating the type or
class of vehicles the applicant is authorized to drive as applied for. This license must bear:
(1) a distinguishing number assigned to the licensee; (2) the licensee's full name and date
of birth; (3) either (i) the licensee's residence address, or (ii) the designated address under
section 5B.05; (4) a description of the licensee in a manner as the commissioner deems
necessary; (5) the usual signature of the licensee; and (6) designations and markings as
provided in this section. No license is valid unless it bears the usual signature of the licensee.
Every license must bear a colored photograph or an electronically produced image of the
licensee.

(b) If the United States Postal Service will not deliver mail to the applicant's residence
address as listed on the license, then the applicant shall provide verification from the United
States Postal Service that mail will not be delivered to the applicant's residence address and
that mail will be delivered to a specified alternate mailing address. When an applicant
provides an alternate mailing address under this subdivision, the commissioner shall use
the alternate mailing address in lieu of the applicant's residence address for all notices and
mailings to the applicant.

(c) Every license issued to an applicant under the age of 21 must be of a distinguishing
color and plainly marked "Under-21."

(d) A license issued to an applicant age 65 or over must be plainly marked "senior" if
requested by the applicant.

(e) Except for deleted text beginan enhanced driver's license ordeleted text end a noncompliant license, a license must
bear a distinguishing indicator for compliance with requirements of the REAL ID Act.

(f) A noncompliant license must:

(1) be marked "not for federal identification" on the face and in the machine-readable
portion; and

(2) have a unique design or color indicator.

(g) A license issued to a person with temporary lawful status must be marked "temporary"
on the face and in the machine-readable portion.

(h) A license must display the licensee's full name or no fewer than 39 characters of the
name. Any necessary truncation must begin with the last character of the middle name and
proceed through the second letter of the middle name, followed by the last character of the
first name and proceeding through the second letter of the first name.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 171.07, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Identification card; content and design; fee.

(a) Upon payment of the required
fee, the department shall issue to every qualifying applicant a Minnesota identification card.
The department may not issue a Minnesota identification card to an individual who has a
driver's license, other than a limited license. The department may not issue an enhanced
identification card to an individual who is under 16 years of age, not a resident of this state,
or not a citizen of the United States of America. The card must bear: (1) a distinguishing
number assigned to the applicant; (2) a colored photograph or an electronically produced
image of the applicant; (3) the applicant's full name and date of birth; (4) either (i) the
licensee's residence address, or (ii) the designated address under section 5B.05; (5) a
description of the applicant in the manner as the commissioner deems necessary; (6) the
usual signature of the applicant; and (7) designations and markings provided under this
section.

(b) If the United States Postal Service will not deliver mail to the applicant's residence
address as listed on the Minnesota identification card, then the applicant shall provide
verification from the United States Postal Service that mail will not be delivered to the
applicant's residence address and that mail will be delivered to a specified alternate mailing
address. When an applicant provides an alternate mailing address under this subdivision,
the commissioner shall use the alternate mailing address in lieu of the applicant's residence
address for all notices and mailings to the applicant.

(c) Each identification card issued to an applicant under the age of 21 must be of a
distinguishing color and plainly marked "Under-21."

(d) Each Minnesota identification card must be plainly marked "Minnesota identification
card - not a driver's license."

(e) Except for deleted text beginan enhanced identification card ordeleted text end a noncompliant identification card, a
Minnesota identification card must bear a distinguishing indicator for compliance with
requirements of the REAL ID Act.

(f) A noncompliant identification card must:

(1) be marked "not for federal identification" on the face and in the machine-readable
portion; and

(2) have a unique design or color indicator.

(g) A Minnesota identification card issued to a person with temporary lawful status must
be marked "temporary" on the face and in the machine-readable portion.

(h) A Minnesota identification card must display the cardholder's full name or no fewer
than 39 characters of the name. Any necessary truncation must begin with the last character
of the middle name and proceed through the second letter of the middle name, followed by
the last character of the first name and proceeding through the second letter of the first name.

(i) The fee for a Minnesota identification card is 50 cents when issued to a person who
is developmentally disabled, as defined in section 252A.02, subdivision 2; a physically
disabled person, as defined in section 169.345, subdivision 2; or, a person with mental
illness, as described in section 245.462, subdivision 20, paragraph (c).