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                         Laws of Minnesota 1983 

                        CHAPTER 318--H.F.No. 257
           An act relating to motor vehicles; providing for 
          special license plates for certain motor vehicles 
          owned by certain members of the Minnesota national 
          guard; imposing fees; appropriating money; amending 
          Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 168.12, by adding a 
          subdivision. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 168.12, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 2c.  [NATIONAL GUARD; SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE.] The 
registrar shall issue special license plates to any applicant 
who is a regularly enlisted or commissioned member of the 
Minnesota national guard, other than an inactive or retired 
member, and is an owner or joint owner of a passenger 
automobile, station wagon, or van or pickup truck included 
within the definition of a passenger automobile upon payment of 
a fee of $10, payment of the registration tax required by law, 
and compliance with other laws of this state relating to 
registration and licensing of motor vehicles and drivers.  The 
adjutant general shall design these special plates subject to 
the approval of the registrar.  No applicant shall be issued 
more than two sets of plates for vehicles owned or jointly owned 
by the applicant.  The adjutant general shall estimate the 
number of special plates that will be required and submit the 
estimate to the registrar.  
    Special plates issued under this subdvision may only be 
used during the period that the owner or joint owner of the 
vehicle is an active member of the Minnesota national guard as 
specified in this subdivision.  When the person to whom the 
special plates were issued is no longer an active member of the 
Minnesota national guard, the special plates must be removed 
from the vehicle and returned to the registrar.  Upon return of 
the special plates, the owner or purchaser of the vehicle is 
entitled to receive regular plates for the vehicle without cost 
for the remainder of the registration period for which the 
special plates were issued.  While the person is an active 
member of the Minnesota national guard, plates issued pursuant 
to this subdivision may be transferred to another motor vehicle 
owned or jointly owned by that person upon payment of a fee of 
$5.  
    All fees collected under the provisions of this subdivision 
shall be paid into the state treasury and credited to the 
highway user tax distribution fund.  
    The registrar may adopt rules under the Administrative 
Procedure Act to govern the issuance and use of the special 
plates authorized by this subdivision.  
     Sec. 2.  [APPROPRIATION.] 
     There is appropriated from the highway user tax 
distribution fund to the commissioner of public safety the sum 
of $25,000 for the purpose of providing the special plates 
authorized in section 1.  No increase in complement is 
authorized by this act.  This appropriation is available for 
expenditure until December 31, 1984.  
     Sec. 3.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
     This act is effective January 2, 1984; except that the 
special plates may be designed and orders may be placed for the 
manufacture of the special plates at any time after final 
enactment. 
    Approved June 14, 1983