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HF 708

2nd Engrossment - 82nd Legislature (2001 - 2002) Posted on 12/15/2009 12:00am

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

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 02/08/2001
1st Engrossment Posted on 03/15/2001
2nd Engrossment Posted on 05/21/2001

Current Version - 2nd Engrossment

  1.1                          A bill for an act 
  1.2             relating to motor vehicles; clarifying exemption from 
  1.3             registration taxes for certain well drilling machines, 
  1.4             pump hoists, and other equipment; amending Minnesota 
  1.5             Statutes 2000, sections 168.012, subdivision 5; 
  1.6             169.781, subdivisions 2, 5.  
  1.8      Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 168.012, 
  1.9   subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
  1.10     Subd. 5.  [CARRIER OF CERTAIN EQUIPMENT.] Motor vehicles, 
  1.11  which are used only primarily for the purpose of carrying sawing 
  1.12  machines; well drilling machines, pump hoists, and other 
  1.13  equipment registered under chapter 103I; barn sprayers or corn 
  1.14  shellers permanently attached to them, shall not be subject to 
  1.15  the registration tax as herein provided, but shall be listed for 
  1.16  taxation as personal property as provided by law.  The exemption 
  1.17  in this subdivision for well drilling machines, pump hoists, and 
  1.18  other equipment registered under chapter 103I applies regardless 
  1.19  of whether the well drilling machine, pump hoist, or other 
  1.20  equipment is also carrying materials related to its operation. 
  1.21     Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 169.781, 
  1.22  subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
  1.23     Subd. 2.  [INSPECTION REQUIRED.] It is unlawful for a 
  1.24  person to operate or permit the operation of: 
  1.25     (1) a commercial motor vehicle registered in Minnesota; or 
  1.26     (2) special mobile equipment as defined in section 168.011, 
  2.1   subdivision 22, if it is mounted on a commercial motor vehicle 
  2.2   chassis, including, but not limited to, a mobile crane, a water 
  2.3   well-drilling rig, and a concrete placement pumper, 
  2.4   unless the vehicle displays a valid safety inspection decal 
  2.5   issued by an inspector certified by the commissioner, or the 
  2.6   vehicle carries (1) proof that the vehicle complies with federal 
  2.7   motor vehicle inspection requirements for vehicles in interstate 
  2.8   commerce, and (2) a certificate of compliance with federal 
  2.9   requirements issued by the commissioner under subdivision 9. 
  2.10     Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 169.781, 
  2.11  subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
  2.12     Subd. 5.  [INSPECTION DECAL.] (a) A person inspecting a 
  2.13  commercial motor vehicle shall issue an inspection decal for the 
  2.14  vehicle if each inspected component of the vehicle complies with 
  2.15  federal motor carrier safety regulations.  The decal must state 
  2.16  that in the month specified on the decal the vehicle was 
  2.17  inspected and each inspected component complied with federal 
  2.18  motor carrier safety regulations.  The decal is valid for 12 
  2.19  months after the month specified on the decal.  The 
  2.20  commissioners of public safety and transportation shall make 
  2.21  decals available, at a fee of not more than $2 for each decal, 
  2.22  to persons certified to perform inspections under subdivision 3, 
  2.23  paragraph (b). 
  2.24     (b) Minnesota inspection decals may be affixed only to: 
  2.25     (1) commercial motor vehicles bearing Minnesota-based 
  2.26  license plates; or 
  2.27     (2) special mobile equipment, within the meaning of 
  2.28  subdivision 2, clause (2). 
  2.29     (c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), a person inspecting (1) 
  2.30  a vehicle of less than 57,000 pounds gross vehicle weight and 
  2.31  registered as a farm truck, (2) a storage semitrailer, or (3) a 
  2.32  building mover vehicle must issue an inspection decal to the 
  2.33  vehicle unless the vehicle has one or more defects that would 
  2.34  result in the vehicle being declared out of service under the 
  2.35  North American Uniform Driver, Vehicle, and Hazardous Materials 
  2.36  Out-of-Service Criteria issued by the federal highway 
  3.1   administration and the commercial motor vehicle safety 
  3.2   alliance.  A decal issued to a vehicle described in clause (1), 
  3.3   (2), or (3) is valid for two years from the date of issuance.  A 
  3.4   decal issued to such a vehicle must clearly indicate that it is 
  3.5   valid for two years from the date of issuance. 
  3.6      (d) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), a commercial motor 
  3.7   vehicle that (1) is registered as a farm truck, (2) is not 
  3.8   operated more than 75 miles from the owner's home post office, 
  3.9   and (3) was manufactured before 1979 that has a dual 
  3.10  transmission system, is not required to comply with a 
  3.11  requirement in an inspection standard that requires that the 
  3.12  service brake system and parking brake system be separate 
  3.13  systems in the motor vehicle. 
  3.14     Sec. 4.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
  3.15     Sections 1 to 3 are effective the day following final 
  3.16  enactment.