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SF 3177

1st Engrossment - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 04/07/2016 10:00am

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

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A bill for an act
relating to natural resources; modifying off-road vehicle registration
requirements; providing for resident trail pass; amending Minnesota Statutes
2014, sections 84.798, subdivision 2; 84.8035.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 84.798, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Exemptions.

Registration is not required for an off-road vehicle that is:

(1) owned and used by the United States, an Indian tribal government, the state,
another state, or a political subdivision; deleted text beginor
deleted text end

(2) registered in another state or country and has not been in this state for more than
30 consecutive daysnew text begin; or
new text end

new text begin (3) operated with a valid state trail pass according to section 84.8035new text end.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2017.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 84.8035, is amended to read:


84.8035 deleted text beginNONRESIDENTdeleted text end OFF-ROAD VEHICLE STATE TRAIL PASS.

Subdivision 1.

Pass required; fee.

(a) new text beginExcept as provided under paragraph (c), new text enda
deleted text beginnonresidentdeleted text endnew text begin personnew text end may not operate an off-road vehicle on a state or grant-in-aid off-road
vehicle trail new text beginor use area new text endunless the vehicle displays deleted text begina nonresidentdeleted text endnew text begin annew text end off-road vehicle state
trail pass sticker issued according to this section. The pass must be viewable by a peace
officer, a conservation officer, or an employee designated under section 84.0835.

(b) deleted text beginThe fee for an annual pass is $20. The pass is valid from January 1 through
December 31. The fee for a three-year pass is $30.
deleted text end The commissioner of natural resources
shall issue a pass upon application and payment of the fee. Fees collected under this
section, except for the issuing fee for licensing agents, shall be deposited in the state
treasury and credited to the off-road vehicle account in the natural resources fund and,
except for the electronic licensing system commission established by the commissioner
under section 84.027, subdivision 15, must be used for grants-in-aid to counties and
municipalities for off-road vehicle organizations to construct and maintain off-road
vehicle trails and use areas.

(c) deleted text beginA nonresidentdeleted text endnew text begin Annew text end off-road vehicle state trail pass is not required for:

(1) an off-road vehicle that is owned and used by the United States, another state,
or a political subdivision thereof that is exempt from registration under section 84.798,
subdivision 2;

(2) a person operating an off-road vehicle only on the portion of a trail that is owned
by the person or the person's spouse, child, or parent; or

(3) a deleted text beginnonresidentdeleted text endnew text begin personnew text end operating an off-road vehicle that is registered according
to section 84.798.

new text begin (d) The fee for an annual nonresident off-road vehicle state trail pass is $20. The
nonresident pass is valid from January 1 through December 31. The fee for a nonresident
three-year pass is $30.
new text end

new text begin (e) The fee for a resident off-road vehicle state trail pass is $20. The resident pass is
valid for 30 consecutive days after the date of issuance.
new text end

Subd. 2.

License agents.

The commissioner may appoint agents to issue and
sell deleted text beginnonresidentdeleted text end off-road vehicle state trail passes. The commissioner may revoke the
appointment of an agent at any time. The commissioner may adopt additional rules as
provided in section 97A.485, subdivision 11. An agent shall observe all rules adopted
by the commissioner for accounting and handling of passes pursuant to section 97A.485,
subdivision 11
. An agent shall promptly deposit and remit all money received from the
sale of the passes, exclusive of the issuing fee, to the commissioner.

Subd. 3.

Issuance of passes.

The commissioner and agents shall issue and sell
deleted text beginnonresidentdeleted text end off-road vehicle state trail passes. The commissioner shall also make the
passes available through the electronic licensing system established under section 84.027,
subdivision 15.

Subd. 4.

Agent's fee.

In addition to the fee for a pass, an issuing fee of $1 per pass
shall be charged. The issuing fee may be retained by the seller of the pass. Issuing fees for
passes issued by the commissioner shall be deposited in the off-road vehicle account in the
natural resources fund and retained for the operation of the electronic licensing system.

Subd. 5.

Duplicate passes.

The commissioner and agents shall issue a duplicate
pass to persons whose pass is lost or destroyed using the process established under section
97A.405, subdivision 3, and rules adopted thereunder. The fee for a duplicate deleted text beginnonresidentdeleted text end
off-road vehicle state trail pass is $4, with an issuing fee of 50 cents.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective January 1, 2017.
new text end