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                         Laws of Minnesota 1985 

                         CHAPTER 64-H.F.No. 454 
           An act relating to motor vehicles; providing defense 
          to charge of operating motor vehicle without valid 
          registration; amending Minnesota Statutes 1984, 
          sections 168.09, by adding a subdivision; and 168.11, 
          by adding a subdivision. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 168.09, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read:  
    Subd. 5.  No person may be charged with violating this 
section by reason of failure to renew the registration of a 
previously registered motor vehicle if: 
    (1) the person produces a statement from the registrar to 
the effect that the person was not notified by the registrar of 
the annual renewal for the registration of the vehicle to which 
a citation was issued; and 
    (2) the person renews the registration and pays the motor 
vehicle tax and fees due within ten days of being cited for the 
violation. 
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1984, section 168.11, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 3.  If the registrar fails to mail to the registered 
owner of a motor vehicle a notification of renewal for the motor 
vehicle at least 30 days before the expiration of the vehicle's 
registration, and all past due taxes and fees have been paid, 
the registrar must provide at no charge a written statement to 
that effect to the registered owner at the owner's request.  The 
registrar must retain in his or her files a record sufficient to 
demonstrate whether any owner of a registered motor vehicle has 
been notified by mail of the renewal of the registration. 
    Sec. 3.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Sections 1 and 2 are effective the day following final 
enactment. 
    Approved May 6, 1985