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SF 453

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 auctioneers; modifying auctioneer license
numbering requirements for county auditors; amending
Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 330.01, subdivision
1; 330.08.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 330.01,
subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Generally.

(a) The county auditor may
license any person having the qualifications specified in clause
(b) of this subdivision as an auctioneer. The license shall be
issued by the auditor and shall authorize the licensee to
conduct the business of an auctioneer in the state of Minnesota
for the period of one year. It shall be recorded by the auditor
in a book kept for that purpose. new text beginThe license must specify the
county issuing the license and must contain a number that
individually identifies the auctioneer holding the license.
new text end Before the license is issued the applicant shall pay into the
county treasury a fee of $20.

(b) A natural person is qualified to be licensed as an
auctioneer if 18 years of age or over and a resident of the
county of application for at least six months immediately
preceding the date of application. No copartnership,
association or corporation may be licensed as an auctioneer.
However, nothing in this subdivision shall be construed as
preventing auctioneers who are duly licensed in accordance with
the provisions of this chapter, from combining in associations,
copartnerships, or corporations, provided that each and every
member of these associations or copartnerships and each and
every person or agent conducting auction sales on behalf of
these corporations is a duly licensed auctioneer as provided in
this chapter. Nothing herein shall be construed to apply to the
owner of property for at least six months selling it at an
auction.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 330.08, is
amended to read:


330.08 ADVERTISEMENTS.

All advertisements of auction sales shall carry the name or
names, address or addresses, and the license number or numbers
of the auctioneer or auctioneers conducting said sales. deleted text beginThe
license number must be assigned by the county auditor and must
be a seven-digit number, the first two digits of which must be
the county number, the next two digits of which must be the last
two digits of the calendar year in which the license was issued,
and the last three digits of which must start at 001 at the
beginning of each calendar year and indicate the order in which
the license was filed.
deleted text end