as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/14/2017 08:56am
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A bill for an act
relating to natural resources; modifying snowmobile registration issuing fees;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 84.82, subdivision 2.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 84.82, subdivision 2, is amended to read:
(a) Application for registration or
reregistration shall be made to the commissioner or an authorized deputy registrar of motor
vehicles in a format prescribed by the commissioner and shall state the legal name and
address of every owner of the snowmobile.
(b) A person who purchases a snowmobile from a retail dealer shall make application
for registration to the dealer at the point of sale. The dealer shall issue a dealer temporary
21-day registration permit to each purchaser who applies to the dealer for registration. The
temporary permit must contain the dealer's identification number and phone number. Each
retail dealer shall submit completed registration and fees to the deputy registrar at least once
a week. No fee may be charged by a dealer to a purchaser for providing the temporary
(c) Upon receipt of the application and the appropriate fee, the commissioner or deputy
registrar shall issue to the applicant, or provide to the dealer, an assigned registration number
or a commissioner or deputy registrar temporary 21-day permit. Once issued, the registration
number must be affixed to the snowmobile in a clearly visible and permanent manner for
enforcement purposes as the commissioner of natural resources shall prescribe. A dealer
subject to paragraph (b) shall provide the registration materials or temporary permit to the
purchaser within the temporary 21-day permit period. The registration is not valid unless
signed by at least one owner.
(d) Each deputy registrar of motor vehicles acting pursuant to section 168.33, shall also
be a deputy registrar of snowmobiles. The commissioner of natural resources in agreement
with the commissioner of public safety may prescribe the accounting and procedural
requirements necessary to assure efficient handling of registrations and registration fees.
Deputy registrars shall strictly comply with these accounting and procedural requirements.
(e) deleted text beginA fee of $2deleted text end In addition to deleted text beginthat otherwisedeleted text endnew text beginnew text end prescribed by law deleted text beginshall be charged
fordeleted text endnew text beginnew text end:
(1) deleted text begineach snowmobile registered by thedeleted text endnew text beginnew text end registrar or a deputy registrar and deleted text beginthe additional
fee shall be disposed ofdeleted text endnew text beginnew text end in the manner provided in section 168.33,
subdivision 2; or
(2) deleted text begineach snowmobile registered bydeleted text end the commissioner and deleted text beginthe additional fee shalldeleted text endnew text beginnew text end
be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the snowmobile trails and enforcement
account in the natural resources fund.