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                         Laws of Minnesota 1989 

                        CHAPTER 195-S.F.No. 1105 
           An act relating to motor vehicles; providing for 
          suspension of apportioned license plates and fuel tax 
          compact licenses for certain interstate vehicle fleet 
          owners who are delinquent in required filings or 
          payments; providing for installment payments by 
          interstate fleet owners; amending Minnesota Statutes 
          1988, sections 168.187, by adding a subdivision; and 
          168.31, subdivision 4, and by adding a subdivision. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 168.187, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 26.  [DELINQUENT FILING OR PAYMENT.] If a fleet owner 
licensed under this section and section 296.17, subdivision 9a, 
is delinquent in either the filing or payment of the 
international fuel tax agreement reports for more than 30 days, 
or the payment of the international registration plan billing 
for more than 30 days, the fleet owner, after ten days' written 
notice, is subject to suspension of the apportioned license 
plates and the international fuel tax agreement license. 
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 168.31, 
subdivision 4, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 4.  [INSTALLMENTS.] If the tax for a vehicle assessed 
under section 168.013 or 168.187 amounts to more than $400, the 
owner may pay such tax by installments.  The owner shall tender 
with the application for registration one-third of the annual 
tax due or $400, whichever is greater, plus any penalties or 
arrears, plus a fee of $10.  Instead of this fee, the applicant 
may furnish a bond, bank letter of credit, or certificate of 
deposit approved by the registrar of motor vehicles, for the 
total of the tax still due.  The amount of the bond, letter of 
credit, or certificate of deposit may include any penalties 
which are assessed.  The bond, letter of credit, or certificate 
of deposit shall be for the benefit of the state for monetary 
loss caused by failure of the vehicle owner to pay delinquent 
license fees and penalties.  The remainder of the tax due shall 
be paid in two equal installments; the due date of the first 
installment shall be the first day of the fifth month of the 
registration period for which the tax is assessed and the second 
installment shall be due on the first day of the ninth month of 
the registration period for which the tax is assessed.  When the 
applicant elects to pay the administrative fee, the registrar 
shall issue to the applicant validation stickers for the 
installment paid.  When the applicant elects to furnish a bond, 
bank letter, or letter of deposit, the registrar shall issue 
validation stickers for the registration year.  If an owner of a 
vehicle fails to pay an installment on or before the due date 
thereof, the vehicle shall not use the public streets or 
highways in this state until the installment or installments of 
the tax remaining due on such vehicle shall have been paid in 
full for the licensed year together with a penalty at the rate 
of $1 per day for the remainder of the month in which the 
balance of the tax becomes due and $4 a month for each 
succeeding month or fraction thereof during which the balance of 
the tax remains unpaid.  Upon the payment of the balance of the 
tax and the penalties, the registrar shall issue a registration 
certificate to the owner of the vehicle in the manner provided 
by law.  The registrar shall deny installment payment privileges 
provided in this subdivision in the subsequent year to any owner 
on any or all vehicles of such owner who during the current year 
fails to pay any installment due within one month after the due 
date. 
    Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 168.31, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 4a.  [INSTALLMENTS.] If the tax for a vehicle 
assessed under section 168.187 amounts to more than $400, the 
owner may pay the tax by installments.  The owner shall submit 
with the application for registration, no later than January 1 
or the registration year, one-third of the Minnesota annual tax 
due or $400, whichever is greater.  The applicant shall furnish 
a bond, bank letter of credit, or certificate of deposit 
approved by the registrar of motor vehicles, for the total of 
the tax still due.  The amount of the bond, letter of credit, or 
certificate of deposit may include any penalties assessed.  The 
bond, letter of credit, or certificate of deposit must be for 
the benefit of the state for monetary loss caused by failure of 
the vehicle owner to pay delinquent license fees and penalties.  
The remainder of the tax due must be paid in two equal 
installments; the due date of the first installment is May 1 and 
the second installment is due on September 1.  If an owner of a 
vehicle fails to pay an installment on or before the due date, 
the vehicle must not be used on the public streets or highways 
in this state until the installment or installments of the tax 
remaining due on the vehicle has been paid in full for the 
licensed year, together with a penalty at the rate of $1 per day 
for the remainder of the month in which the balance of the tax 
becomes due and $4 a month for each succeeding month or fraction 
of it during which the balance of the tax remains unpaid.  The 
registrar shall deny installment payment privileges provided in 
this subdivision in the subsequent year to any owner on any or 
all vehicles of an owner who during the current year fails to 
pay any installment and penalties due within one month after the 
due date. 
    Presented to the governor May 18, 1989 
    Signed by the governor May 19, 1989, 12:15 a.m.

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