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HF 917

1st Engrossment - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 03/13/2014 03:42pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to snowmobiles; modifying the definition of snowmobile; prohibiting
tampering of snowmobile odometers; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012,
sections 84.81, subdivision 3; 325E.13, by adding a subdivision; 325E.14,
subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 6; 325E.15.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 84.81, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Snowmobile.

"Snowmobile" means a self-propelled vehicle new text beginoriginally
manufactured and
new text enddesigned for travel on snow or ice steered by skis or runners.
new text begin Snowmobile does not include the following vehicles equipped with aftermarket ski and
track configurations:
new text end

new text begin (1) an all-terrain vehicle defined in section 84.92;
new text end

new text begin (2) an off-highway motorcycle defined in section 84.787;
new text end

new text begin (3) an off-road vehicle defined in section 84.797;
new text end

new text begin (4) a mini truck defined in section 169.011;
new text end

new text begin (5) a utility task vehicle described in section 169.045; or
new text end

new text begin (6) any other vehicle being operated off road.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 325E.13, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Snowmobile. new text end

new text begin "Snowmobile" has the meaning given in section 84.81,
subdivision 3.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 325E.14, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Tampering.

No person shall knowingly tamper with, adjust, alter,
change, set back, disconnect or, with intent to defraud, fail to connect the odometer of any
motor vehiclenew text begin or snowmobilenew text end, or cause any of the foregoing to occur to an odometer of
a motor vehiclenew text begin or snowmobilenew text end, so as to reflect a lower mileage than has actually been
driven by the motor vehiclenew text begin or snowmobilenew text end.

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 325E.14, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Operating restriction.

No person shall with intent to defraud, operate
a motor vehicle on any street or highway new text beginor operate a snowmobile on public lands or
waters
new text endknowing that the odometer of the motor vehicle new text beginor snowmobile new text endis disconnected or
nonfunctional.

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 325E.14, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Sales and use restrictions.

No person shall advertise for sale, sell, use
or install on any part of a motor vehicle new text beginor snowmobile, new text endor on any odometer in a motor
vehicle new text beginor snowmobile new text endany device deleted text beginwhichdeleted text endnew text begin thatnew text end causes the odometer to register any mileage
other than the true mileage.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 325E.14, subdivision 4, is amended to read:


Subd. 4.

Sales restriction.

No person shall sell or offer for sale any motor vehicle
new text beginor snowmobile new text endwith knowledge that the mileage registered on the odometer has been
altered so as to reflect a lower mileage than has actually been driven by the motor vehicle
new text beginor snowmobile new text endwithout disclosing deleted text beginsuchdeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end fact to prospective purchasers.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 325E.14, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Repair or replacement restriction.

Nothing in this section shall prevent
the service, repair, or replacement of an odometer, provided the mileage indicated thereon
remains the same as before the service, repair, or replacement. Where the odometer is
incapable of registering the same mileage as before deleted text beginsuchdeleted text endnew text begin thenew text end service, repair, or replacement,
the odometer shall be adjusted to read zero and a written notice shall be attached to the left
door frame of the new text beginmotor new text endvehicle new text beginor the left side of a snowmobile new text endby the owner or an agent
specifying the mileage prior to repair or replacement of the odometer and the date on
which it was repaired or replaced. No person shall remove or alter deleted text beginsuchdeleted text end a notice so affixed.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2012, section 325E.15, is amended to read:


325E.15 TRANSFER OF MOTOR VEHICLEnew text begin OR SNOWMOBILEnew text end;
MILEAGE DISCLOSURE.

No person shall transfer a motor vehicle new text beginor snowmobile new text endwithout disclosing in writing
to the transferee the true mileage registered on the odometer reading or that the actual
mileage is unknown if the odometer reading is known by the transferor to be different
from the true mileage. The regulations contained in Code of Federal Regulations, title
49, sections 580.1 to 580.17, as amended through October 1, 1998, implementing Title
IV of the Federal Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act prescribe the manner
in which written disclosure must be made new text beginfor both motor vehicles and snowmobiles
new text endin this state and are adopted by reference. No transferor shall violate any regulations
adopted under this section or knowingly give a false statement to a transferee in making
any disclosure required by the regulations.