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SF 1056

as introduced - 84th Legislature (2005 - 2006) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to motor vehicles; regulating registration
plates and stickers; regulating certain fees; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 168.27, by adding a
subdivision; 168.33, subdivision 7; 168.66, by adding
a subdivision.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.27, is
amended by adding a subdivision to read:

new text begin Subd. 28. new text end

new text begin Registration plates. new text end

new text begin The registrar may
distribute registration plates and stickers to be held and
issued by new and used motor vehicle dealers. Dealers may issue
registration only on vehicles owned or sold by the dealer.
Adequate security measures must be maintained and a record
created of each registration issued.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.33,
subdivision 7, is amended to read:

Subd. 7.

Filing fee.

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

(i) $4.50 is imposed on every motor vehicle registration
renewal, excluding pro rate transactions; and

(ii) $7 is imposed on every other type of vehicle
transaction, including pro rate transactions;

except that 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 licensed auto dealer, or a
deputy registrar. The filing fee must be shown as a separate
item on all registration renewal notices sent out by the
department. No filing fee or other fee may be charged for the
permanent surrender of a certificate of title and license plates
for a motor vehicle.

(b) Filing fees collected under this subdivision by the
department must be paid into the state treasury and credited to
the highway user tax distribution fund, except fees for
registrations of motor vehicles. Filing fees collected for
registrations of motor vehicles in conjunction with a title
transfer or first application in this state must be paid into
the state treasury with 50 percent of the money credited to the
general fund and 50 percent credited to the highway user tax
distribution fund.

deleted text begin (c) A motor vehicle dealer shall retain $2.50 of each
filing fee imposed under this subdivision for a completed
transaction involving the sale of a motor vehicle to or by a
licensed dealer, if the dealer electronically transmits the
transaction to the department or deputy registrar. The
department shall develop procedures to implement this
subdivision in consultation with the Minnesota Deputy Registrar
Association and the Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association.
Deputy registrars shall not be prohibited from receiving and
processing required documents supporting an electronic
deleted text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.66, is
amended by adding a subdivision to read:

new text begin Subd. 14a. new text end

new text begin Documentary fee. new text end

new text begin "Documentary fee" or
"document administration fee" does not include a charge for
services agreed upon between the parties for electronic
transmission of ownership records or issuing registration plates.
new text end