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Key: (1) language to be deleted (2) new language

  

                         Laws of Minnesota 1989 

                        CHAPTER 272-S.F.No. 499 
           An act relating to transportation; specifying that 
          state airports fund money may be used as state's match 
          of costs of the federal essential air services 
          program; establishing registration classification for 
          recreational aircraft; amending Minnesota Statutes 
          1988, sections 360.305, subdivision 2; and 360.55, by 
          adding a subdivision. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 360.305, 
subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  (a) Before any expenditure of any of the moneys 
appropriated pursuant to sections 360.301 to 360.306 to assist 
political subdivisions, municipalities, and public corporations 
in acquiring, constructing, improving, maintaining, and 
operating airports and other air navigation facilities may be 
authorized, the commissioner of transportation shall have made, 
with the approval of the governor, an order designating the 
municipalities and airports which are a part of the key airport 
system, the intermediate airport system, the landing strip 
system, and the state system of radio and navigational aids, in 
accordance with the definitions and limitations stated in 
subdivision 3. 
     (b) The commissioner may use state airports fund money to 
provide the state's matching portion required to participate in 
the federal essential air service program under United States 
Code, title 49 App., sections 1301 to 1551, as amended by the 
Airport and Airway Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1987, 
Public Law Number 100-223, section 202. 
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 360.55, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 4a.  [RECREATIONAL AIRCRAFT; CLASSIC LICENSES.] An 
aircraft that has a base price for tax purposes under section 
360.531 of $10,000 or less, and that is owned and operated 
solely for recreational purposes, may be listed for taxation and 
registration by executing a sworn affidavit stating (1) the name 
and address of the owner, (2) the name and address of the person 
from whom purchased, (3) the aircraft's make, year, model 
number, federal aircraft registration number, and manufacturer's 
identification number, and (4) that the aircraft is owned and 
operated solely as a recreational aircraft and not for 
commercial operational purposes.  The affidavit must be filed 
with the commissioner along with an annual $25 fee.  On being 
satisfied that the affidavit is true and correct, the 
commissioner shall issue to the applicant a decal.  Should the 
aircraft be operated other than as a recreational aircraft, the 
owner shall list the aircraft for taxation and registration and 
pay the appropriate registration fee under sections 360.511 to 
360.67.  If the aircraft is sold, the new owner shall list the 
aircraft for taxation and registration under this subdivision, 
including the payment of the annual $25 fee, or under sections 
360.511 to 360.67, whichever is applicable. 
    Sec. 3.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Section 1 is effective the day following final enactment. 
    Presented to the governor May 23, 1989 
    Signed by the governor May 26, 1989, 4:50 p.m.