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HF 2201

1st Engrossment - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 03/28/2014 12:36pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 02/24/2014
1st Engrossment Posted on 03/20/2014

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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; motor carriers; amending various provisions governing
registration and identification; making technical changes; amending Minnesota
Statutes 2012, sections 168.185; 168.187, subdivision 12; 168D.07.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168.185, is amended to read:


(a) Except as provided in paragraph (d), an owner of a truck or truck-tractor having
a gross vehicle weight of more than 10,000 pounds, as defined in section 169.011,
subdivision 32
, shall report to the commissioner at the time of registration its USDOT
carrier number. A person subject to this paragraph who does not have a USDOT
number shall apply for the number at the time of registration by completing a form
MCS-150 Motor Carrier Identification Report, issued by the Federal Motor Carrier
Safety Administration, or comparable document as determined by the commissioner.
new text begin The commissioner shall maintain a filing schedule for all USDOT number updates that
matches the requirements under Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, section 390.19,
or successor requirements.
new text end The commissioner shall not assign a USDOT carrier number
to a vehicle owner who is not subject to this paragraph.

(b) Assigned USDOT numbers must be displayed as required by section 221.031,
subdivision 6
. The vehicle owner shall notify the commissioner if there is a change to the
owner's USDOT number.

(c) If an owner fails to report or apply for a USDOT number, the commissioner shall
suspend the owner's registration.

(d) This section does not apply to (1) a farm truck that is not used in interstate
commerce, (2) a vehicle that is not used in intrastate commerce or interstate commerce, or
(3) a vehicle that is owned and used solely in the transaction of official business by the
federal government, the state, or any political subdivision.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168.187, subdivision 12, is amended to read:

Subd. 12.

Registration of proratable vehicles.

deleted text begin(1)deleted text endnew text begin (a)new text end The commissioner of
public safety shall register proratable vehicles of a fleet upon application and payment
of registration fees as provided in subdivision 11. Payment of an additional fee for
each vehicle so registered may be required by the commissioner in an amount not to
exceed $5 per motor powered vehicle, for issuance of a plate,new text begin validationnew text end sticker, or other
suitable identification for each vehicle. A registration card shall be issued for each vehicle
registered, which shall appropriately identify the vehicle for which it is issued. Such
registration card shall be carried in or upon the vehicle for which it has been issued, at
all times, except that the registration cards for all vehicles in a combination of vehicles
may be carried in or upon the vehicle supplying the motive text begin The owner of a vehicle
registered under this section may affix plates or validation stickers to the appropriate
vehicle immediately upon receipt.
new text end

deleted text begin (2)deleted text endnew text begin (b)new text end Fleet vehicles registered as provided in deleted text begin(1)deleted text endnew text begin paragraph (a)new text end shall be deemed
fully registered in this state for any type of movement or operation, except that when a
state grant of authority is required for any movement or operation, no such vehicle shall be
operated in this state unless the owner or operator thereof has been granted authority or
rights therefor by the state and unless said vehicle is being operated in conformity with
such authority or rights. No registration under this section shall excuse the owner or
operator of any vehicle from compliance with the laws of this state, except those requiring
registration and licensing.

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 168D.07, is amended to read:


new text begin (a) new text endThe commissioner shall issue a decal or other identification to indicate
compliance with the International Fuel Tax text begin A motor carrier may affix a decal
or other identification to the appropriate vehicle no earlier than December 1 of each year.
new text end

new text begin (b)new text end The commissioner shall collect a fee for the decal or other identification in the
amount established in section 168.12, subdivision 5. Decal or other identification fees
paid to the commissioner under this deleted text beginsubdivisiondeleted text endnew text begin sectionnew text end must be deposited in the vehicle
services operating account in the special revenue fund under section 299A.705.