as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 02/27/2020 03:52pm
A bill for an act
relating to natural resources; ensuring access to discounted state park permits for
those with permanent disabilities; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, section
85.053, subdivision 7.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Minnesota Statutes 2018, 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;
(2) a physically disabled person who: (i) does not own or operate a motor vehicle; (ii)
possesses a statement certified under section 169.345, subdivision 2a; and (iii) applies to
the commissioner in writing; and
(3) a permanently disabled person who new text beginnew text endpossesses an interagency access pass for people with permanent disabilities,
issued by the federal government under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act.
(b) For vehicles permitted under paragraph (a), clause (1), 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.