as introduced - 85th Legislature (2007 - 2008) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am
A bill for an act
relating to state parks; providing for reduced fees and issuance of special state
park permits to certain disabled persons; amending Minnesota Statutes 2006,
sections 85.052, subdivision 3; 85.053, subdivision 7.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 85.052, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
(a) An individual using spaces
in state parks under subdivision 1, clause (2), shall be charged daily rates determined and
set by the commissioner in a manner and amount consistent with the type of facility
provided for the accommodation of guests in a particular park and with similar facilities
offered for tourist camping and similar use in the area.
(b) The fee for special parking spurs, campgrounds for automobiles, sites for tent
camping, and special auto trailer coach parking spaces is one-half of the fee set in
paragraph (a) on Sunday through Thursday of each week for a physically disabled person:
(1) with a motor vehicle that has disability plates issued under section 168.021,
subdivision 1; or
(2) who possesses a certificate issued under section 169.345new text beginnew text end.
Minnesota Statutes 2006, section 85.053, subdivision 7, is amended to read:
(a) The commissioner shall prescribe and issue special
state park permits for:
(1) a physically disabled person with a motor vehicle (i) that has disability plates
issued under section 168.021, subdivision 1, or (ii) who has a permanent disability
certificate issued under section 169.345 and who can demonstrate proof of ownership of
the vehicle for which the state park permit is being purchased or proof of a leasehold
interest in the vehicle for a term at least as long as the term of the permit; and
(2) a physically new text beginnew text enddisabled person who: (i) does not own or operate
a motor vehicle; (ii) possesses a statement certified under section 169.345, subdivision
2anew text beginnew text end; and (iii) applies to the commissioner in writing.
(b) Except for vehicles permitted under paragraph (a), clause (2), the permit or the
decal issued under this subdivision is valid only when displayed on a vehicle owned and
occupied by the person to whom the permit is issued.