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HF 202

1st Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/07/2019 04:30pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to motor vehicles; authorizing registration and use of certain
decommissioned military vehicles;amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections
168.10, subdivision 1h; 168A.02, subdivision 1.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 168.10, subdivision 1h, is amended to read:


Subd. 1h.

Collector military vehicle.

(a) A motor vehicle, including a truck, shall be
listed and registered under this section if it meets the following conditions:

(1) it is at least 20 years old;

(2) its first owner following its manufacture was a branch of the armed forces of the
United States and it presently conforms to the vehicle specifications required during the
time of military ownership, or it has been restored and presently conforms to the
specifications required by a branch of the armed forces for the model year that the restored
vehicle could have been owned by that branch of the armed forces; and

(3) it is owned by a nonprofit organization and operated solely as a collector's vehicle.
For purposes of this subdivision, "nonprofit organization" means a corporation, society,
association, foundation, or institution organized and operated exclusively for historical or
educational purposes, no part of the net earnings of which inures to the benefit of a private
individual.

(b) The owner of the vehicle shall execute an affidavit stating the name and address of
the person from whom purchased and of the new owner; the make, year, and model number
of the motor vehicle; the manufacturer's identification number; and the collector military
vehicle identification number, if any, located on the exterior of the vehicle. The affidavit
must affirm that the vehicle is owned by a nonprofit organization and is operated solely as
a collector's item and not for general transportation purposes. If the commissioner is satisfied
that the affidavit is true and correct and the owner pays a $25 tax and the plate fee authorized
under section 168.12, the commissioner shall list the vehicle for taxation and registration
and shall issue number plates. The number plates shall bear the inscriptions "Collector" and
"Minnesota" and the registration number, but no date. The number plates are valid without
renewal as long as the vehicle is in existence in Minnesota. The commissioner may revoke
the plates for failure to comply with this subdivision.

(c) Notwithstanding section 168.09, 168.12, or other law to the contrary, the owner of
a registered collector military vehicle is not required to display registration plates on the
exterior of the vehicle if the vehicle has an exterior number identification that conforms to
the identifying system for military vehicles in effect when the vehicle was last owned by
the branch of the armed forces of the United States or in effect in the year to which the
collector military vehicle has been restored. However, the state registration plates must be
carried in or on the collector military vehicle at all times.

(d) The owner of a registered collector military vehicle that is not required to display
registration plates under paragraph (c) may tow a registered trailer behind it. The trailer is
not required to display registration plates if the trailer:

(1) does not exceed a gross weight of 15,000 pounds;

(2) otherwise conforms to registration, licensing, and safety laws and specifications;

(3) conforms to military specifications for appearance and identification;

(4) is intended to represent and does represent a military trailer; and

(5) carries registration plates on or in the trailer or the collector military vehicle towing
the trailer.

new text begin (e) This subdivision does not apply to a decommissioned military vehicle that (1) was
also manufactured and sold as a comparable civilian vehicle, and (2) has the same size
dimensions and vehicle weight as the comparable civilian vehicle. A decommissioned
military vehicle under this paragraph is eligible for a motor vehicle title under chapter 168A
and is subject to the same registration, insurance, equipment, and operating requirements
as a motor vehicle.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 168A.02, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Application for certificate of title.

new text begin(a) new text endExcept as provided in section
168A.03, every owner of a vehicle which is in this state and for which no currently effective
certificate of title has been issued in this state deleted text beginshall make applicationdeleted text endnew text begin must applynew text end to the
department for a certificate of title of the vehicle, pursuant to rules adopted by the department
under section 168A.24, subdivision 2, clause deleted text begin3deleted text endnew text begin (3)new text end.

new text begin (b) A decommissioned military vehicle that (1) was also manufactured and sold as a
comparable civilian vehicle, and (2) has the same size dimensions and vehicle weight as
the comparable civilian vehicle, is eligible for a certificate of title under this chapter.
new text end