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SF 199

as introduced - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/09/2010 02:11am

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; creating special Gold Star license plate for family
members of military personnel who died in active service; exempting plate fee
for certain survivors; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes,
chapter 168.

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

Section 1.

new text begin [168.1253] GOLD STAR LICENSE PLATE.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

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

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

new text begin (c) "Eligible person" means a surviving spouse, biological or adoptive child, sibling,
parent, or grandparent of a person who has died while serving honorably in active service
as certified in writing by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or the state
commissioner of veterans affairs.
new text end

new text begin (d) "Motor vehicle" means a vehicle for personal use, not used for commercial
purposes, and may include a passenger automobile, motorcycle, recreational vehicle,
pickup truck, or van.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Issuance; eligibility. new text end

new text begin The commissioner shall issue special plates bearing
the inscription "GOLD STAR" to an applicant who:
new text end

new text begin (1) is an owner or joint owner of a motor vehicle;
new text end

new text begin (2) is an eligible person;
new text end

new text begin (3) pays a plate fee of $10 except as provided in subdivision 3; and
new text end

new text begin (4) complies with all laws relating to the registration and licensing of motor vehicles
and drivers.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Plate fee; exemption. new text end

new text begin An eligible person who is the surviving spouse or
parent of the service member is exempt from payment of the $10 plate fee.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Design. new text end

new text begin The special plates issued under this section must be of a design
and size determined by the commissioner, in consultation with the commissioner of
veterans affairs. The commissioner may design the plates in accordance with section
168.1291, subdivision 2.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Transfer. new text end

new text begin On payment of a fee of $5 and notification to the commissioner,
special plates issued under this section may be transferred to another motor vehicle owned
or jointly owned by the eligible person.
new text end