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HF 2966

2nd Engrossment - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 05/17/2022 06:32pm

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

Bill Text Versions

Introduction Posted on 02/01/2022
1st Engrossment Posted on 02/24/2022
2nd Engrossment Posted on 03/07/2022

Current Version - 2nd Engrossment

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A bill for an act
relating to drivers' licenses; amending eligibility for a veteran designation on
drivers' licenses or Minnesota identification cards; amending Minnesota Statutes
2020, section 171.07, subdivision 15.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 171.07, subdivision 15, is amended to read:

Subd. 15.

Veteran designation.

(a) At the request of an eligible applicant and on payment
of the required fee, the department shall issue, renew, or reissue to the applicant a driver's
license or Minnesota identification card bearing a graphic or written designation of:

(1) Veteran; or

(2) Veteran 100% T&P.

(b) At the time of the initial application for the designation provided under this
subdivision, the applicant must:

(1) benew text begin one of the following:
new text end

new text begin (i)new text end a veteran, as defined in section 197.447; new text beginor
new text end

new text begin (ii) a retired member of the National Guard or a reserve component of the United States
armed forces;
new text end

(2) deleted text beginhavedeleted text endnew text begin providenew text end a certified copy of the deleted text beginveteran'sdeleted text endnew text begin applicant'snew text end discharge papersnew text begin that confirms
an honorable or general discharge under honorable conditions status, or a military retiree
identification card, veteran identification card, or veteran health identification card
new text end; and

(3) if the applicant is seeking the disability designation under paragraph (a), clause (2),
provide satisfactory evidence of a 100 percent total and permanent service-connected
disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

deleted text begin (c) The commissioner of public safety is required to issue drivers' licenses and Minnesota
identification cards with the veteran designation only after entering a new contract or in
coordination with producing a new card design with modifications made as required by
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION. new text end

new text begin This section is effective August 1, 2022, and
applies to applications submitted on or after that date.
new text end