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                         Laws of Minnesota 1984 

                        CHAPTER 572-H.F.No. 1315 
           An act relating to bicycles; allowing bicycle 
          registrants to donate in excess of the registration 
          fee to pay for costs of administering and publicizing 
          the bicycle registration program and for developing 
          bicycle education programs and recreational facilities 
          and trails; increasing the bicycle registration fee; 
          providing criteria for fund allocation to political 
          subdivisions; providing for reports to the 
          legislature; providing for appointment of deputy 
          registrars of bicycles; continuing the bicycle study 
          review commission as the advisory committee on 
          bicycling; appropriating money; amending Minnesota 
          Statutes 1982, sections 168C.04; 168C.11; Laws 1976, 
          chapter 199, section 14, subdivision 1. 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 168C.04, is 
amended to read: 
    168C.04 [REGISTRATION FEE.] 
    Subdivision 1. The registration fee for bicycles shall be 
$3 until January 1, 1985, and shall be $5 thereafter.  These 
fees shall be paid at the time of registration. All The fees so 
collected shall, and any donations in excess of the fees must be 
deposited in the general fund.  Proof of purchase shall be is 
required for registration.  Bicycles lacking proof of purchase 
shall may be registered if there is no evidence that such the 
bicycle is stolen.  However, the registration record shall must 
be marked to indicate that no proof of purchase was provided.  
The registration of a bicycle shall be is valid for a term of 
three calendar years.  A person registering a bicycle may add an 
additional amount to the registration fee, and all amounts so 
added must be deposited in the same manner as registration 
fees.  A person registering a bicycle must at the time of 
registration be informed that he may add an additional amount to 
the fee and that all such additional amounts will be used for 
the purposes specified in subdivision 2.  
    Subd. 2.  Funds received from bicycle registration may be 
expended only by legislative appropriation for the following 
    (a) for the costs incurred by the commissioner in 
administering the bicycle registration program;  
    (b) beginning July 1, 1984, for a program to be conducted 
by the commissioner to publicize the bicycle registration 
program and encourage participation in it by bicycle owners and 
local units of government;  
    (c) for the development of bicycle safety education 
programs and the development of bicycle transportation and 
recreational facilities including but not limited to bicycle 
lanes and ways on highway right of way, off-road bicycle trails 
and bicycle mapping.  
    Subd. 3.  An agency of the state expending funds from the 
bicycle program account must, in making expenditures for the 
purposes of subdivision 2, paragraph (c) give consideration to 
participation or nonparticipation by a political subdivision in 
the bicycle registration program as provided in section 168C.13 
and the extent of local public participation in the program 
before approving a project or expenditure in that political 
    Subd. 4.  Not later than March 1, 1985 the commissioner 
shall report to the legislature on his expenditures under 
subdivision 2, paragraph (b) and accomplishments in carrying out 
the purposes of that clause.  
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 168C.11, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [APPOINTMENT.] Subject to the provisions of 
subdivision 2, the commissioner shall appoint as deputy 
registrars of bicycles any bicycle dealer, or agent or employee 
thereof, or agent or employee of a nonprofit organization 
promoting bicycling or in whose activities bicycling plays an 
integral part, or any an agent or employee designated by a 
municipality that sells bicycles at public auction who applies 
for appointment in a manner prescribed by the commissioner; 
provided that concurrently there may be no more than one such 
deputy for each separate place of business of a bicycle dealer.  
Deputy registrars of bicycles shall act as agents of the 
commissioner and may accept registrations as provided in Laws 
1976, Chapter 199, except that no deputy registrar of bicycles 
shall be required to register bicycles sold by other bicycle 
dealers.  The commissioner, deputy registrars of motor vehicles, 
and deputy registrars of bicycles may charge and retain an 
additional $1 per registration granted for their services.  In 
the case of a deputy registrar of motor vehicles, the $1 shall 
be deposited in the treasury of the place for which he is 
appointed, or if the deputy is not a public official he shall 
retain the filing fee.  All Other registration fees collected by 
the commissioner, deputy registrars of motor vehicles, and 
deputy registrars of bicycles shall be processed, accounted for, 
and transmitted to the state treasurer as required by the 
    Sec. 3.  Laws 1976, chapter 199, section 14, subdivision 1, 
is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1. [SAFETY REGULATION STUDY.] The commissioner 
of transportation, with the cooperation of representatives of 
regional and local units of government and law enforcement 
agencies, the state trail council, the Governor's trail advisory 
committee, the commissioner of highways public safety, highway 
user groups and associations, and cycling groups and 
associations shall review and analyze problems relating to the 
operation of bicycles on the public roads and ways. 
    As part of this review and analysis the commissioner shall 
review the Minnesota motor vehicle code to identify provisions 
which give motorists and bicyclists inadequate guidelines where 
such traffic conflicts or which may be inconsistent or ambiguous 
when applied to traffic situations involving special bicycle 
facilities within or adjacent to public streets and highways. 
    No later than January 15, 1977 the commissioner shall 
report the results of this review and analysis and his 
recommendations for any necessary action to the legislative 
committees having jurisdiction over the subject. 
    Following the completion of the study the advisory 
committee on bicycling formed by the commissioner under this 
subdivision shall continue to function under that name in an 
advisory capacity to make recommendations to the commissioners 
of transportation and public safety and the legislature on 
bicycle safety and bicycle education and development programs.  
    Sec. 4.  [APPROPRIATIONS.] 
COMMITTEE.] There is appropriated from the general fund to the 
commissioner of transportation the sum of $75,000 for the 
creation and support of a state bicycle coordinator's office in 
the program management division and for the expenses of the 
advisory committee on bicycling formed by the commissioner under 
section 3.  This appropriation is available until June 30, 1985. 
appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of public 
safety the sum of $99,500 for the support and coordination of 
community bicycle safety programs.  This appropriation is 
available until June 30, 1985, provided that it may be expended 
by the commissioner only if insufficient federal funds are 
available to him for this purpose.  
    Sec. 5.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Sections 2 and 3 are effective the day following final 
    Approved April 26, 1984

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