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Laws of Minnesota 1989 CHAPTER 342-H.F.No. 1046 An act relating to motor vehicles; regulating travel trailers; requiring a registration certificate for park trailers; imposing a registration tax on park trailers; requiring owners of unregistered park trailers to pay property tax; imposing motor vehicle excise tax on park trailers; providing that motor vehicle dealers may sell park trailers; requiring dealers acquiring graded vehicles to submit information to the department of public safety within ten days and keep records for three years; setting fee for inspection of certain motor vehicles for which salvage certificate of title has been issued; appropriating money; amending Minnesota Statutes 1988, sections 168.011, subdivisions 4, 8, 22, and 25; 168.012, subdivisions 8 and 9; 168.013, subdivision 1, and by adding a subdivision; 168.053, subdivision 2; 168.181, subdivision 1; 168.27, subdivision 1; 168A.01, subdivision 21; 168A.151, by adding a subdivision; 168A.152; 169.34; 169.67, subdivision 4; 169.75, subdivisions 1 and 3; 171.01, subdivision 18; 171.02, subdivision 2; and 297B.01, subdivision 5; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 168. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 168.011, subdivision 4, is amended to read: Subd. 4. [MOTOR VEHICLE.] (a) "Motor vehicle" means any self-propelled vehicle not operated exclusively upon railroad tracks and any vehicle propelled or drawn by a self-propelled vehicle and includes vehicles known as trackless trolleys which are propelled by electric power obtained from overhead trolley wires but not operated upon rails, except snowmobiles
and, manufactured homes, and park trailers. (b) "Motor vehicle" also includes an all-terrain vehicle, as defined in section 84.92, subdivision 8, which (1) has at least four wheels, (2) is owned and operated by a physically handicapped person, and (3) displays both physically handicapped license plates and a physically handicapped certificate issued under section 169.345, subdivision 3. (c) Motor vehicle does not include an all-terrain vehicle as defined in section 84.92, subdivision 8; except (1) an all-terrain vehicle described in paragraph (b), or (2) an all-terrain vehicle licensed as a motor vehicle before August 1, 1985, in which case the owner may continue to license it as a motor vehicle until it is conveyed or otherwise transferred to another owner, is destroyed, or fails to comply with the registration and licensing requirements of this chapter. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 168.011, subdivision 8, is amended to read: Subd. 8. [MANUFACTURED HOME AND HOUSE; PARK TRAILER; TRAVEL TRAILER.] (a) "Manufactured home" means any trailer or semitrailer which is designed, constructed, and equipped for use as a human dwelling place, living abode, or living quarters except house trailershas the meaning given it in section 327.31, subdivision 6. (b) "House trailer" means any trailer or semitrailer which is not more than eight feet in width and not more than 35 feet in length and which is designed, constructed, and equipped for use as a human dwelling place, living abode, or living quarters."Park trailer" means a trailer that: (1) exceeds eight feet in width but is no larger than 400 square feet when the collapsible components are fully extended or at maximum horizontal width; and (2) is used as temporary living quarters. "Park trailer" does not include a manufactured home. (c) "Travel trailer" means a trailer, mounted on wheels, that: (1) is designed to provide temporary living quarters during recreation, camping, or travel; (2) does not require a special highway movement permit based on its size or weight when towed by a motor vehicle; (3) has a gross trailer area of less than 320 square feet; and (4) does not exceed eight feet in width. (d) "Gross trailer area" is the total plan area of a travel trailer measured to the maximum horizontal projection of exterior walls when in the setup mode, but not including the area of that portion of the body of a fifth wheel trailer that is raised to extend over the towing vehicle and has a ceiling height of less than five feet. Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 168.011, subdivision 22, is amended to read: Subd. 22. [SPECIAL MOBILE EQUIPMENT.] "Special mobile equipment" means every vehicle not designed or used primarily for the transportation of persons or property and only incidentally operated or moved over a highway, including but not limited to: ditch digging apparatus, moving dollies and other machinery such as asphalt spreaders, bituminous mixers, bucket loaders, tractors other than truck-tractors, ditchers, leveling graders, finishing machines, motor graders, road rollers, scarifiers, earth moving carryalls, scrapers, power shovels, drag lines, self-propelled cranes and earth moving equipment. The term does not include housetravel trailers, dump trucks, truck mounted transit mixers, truck mounted feed grinders or other motor vehicles designed for the transportation of persons or property to which machinery has been attached. Sec. 4. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 168.011, subdivision 25, is amended to read: Subd. 25. [RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT.] (a) "Recreational equipment" means housetravel trailers including those which telescope or fold down, chassis mounted campers, house cars, motor homes, tent trailers, slip in campers, and converted buses that provide temporary human living quarters. A vehicle is considered to provide temporary living quarters if it: (1) is not used as the residence of the owner or occupant; (2) is used for temporary living quarters by the owner or occupant while engaged in recreational or vacation activities; and (3) is self-propelled or towed on the public streets or highways incidental to the recreational or vacation activities. (b) For the purposes of this subdivision, a motor home means a unit designed to provide temporary living quarters, built into as an integral part of, or permanently attached to, a self-propelled motor vehicle chassis or van. A motor home must contain permanently installed independent life support systems which meet the American National Standards Institute standard number A119.2 for recreational vehicles and provide at least four of the following facilities, two of which must be from the systems listed in clauses (1), (5), and (6): (1) cooking facility with liquid propane gas supply, (2) refrigerator, (3) self-contained toilet or a toilet connected to a plumbing system with connection for external water disposal, (4) heating or air conditioning separate from the vehicle engine, (5) a potable water supply system including a sink with faucet either self-contained or with connections for an external source, and (6) separate 110-125 volt electrical power supply. For purposes of this subdivision, "permanently installed" means built into or attached as an integral part of a chassis or van, and designed not to be removed except for repair or replacement. A system which is readily removable or held in place by clamps or tie downs is not permanently installed. Motor homes include but are not limited to, the following: (1) Type A Motor Home -- a raw chassis upon which is built a driver's compartment and an entire body that provides temporary living quarters as defined in this paragraph; (2) Type B Motor Home -- a van-type vehicle that conforms to the motor home definition in this paragraph and has been completed or altered by the final stage manufacturer; and (3) Type C Motor Home -- an incomplete vehicle upon which is permanently attached a body designed to provide temporary living quarters as defined in this paragraph. (c) Slip in campers are mounted into a pickup truck in the pickup box, either by bolting through the floor of the pickup box or by firmly clamping to the side of the pickup box. The vehicle must be registered as a passenger automobile. Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 168.012, subdivision 8, is amended to read: Subd. 8. Every passenger automobile, housetravel trailer, other than manufactured homes, or passenger car utility trailer duly registered in any foreign state, district, territory or country and displaying all license number plates or like insignia required by the laws of such state, district, territory or country shall be exempt from the provisions of this chapter during the first 60 days of residence of the owner in this state; provided that if the 60-day period expires after the 15th day of any month, the remainder of that month shall be deemed to be within the 60-day period and provided further that any such vehicles shall become subject to the provisions of this chapter immediately upon transfer of the ownership of such vehicles or upon expiration of the registration. Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 168.012, subdivision 9, is amended to read: Subd. 9. Manufactured homes shall not be taxed as motor vehicles using the public streets and highways and shall be exempt from the motor vehicle tax provisions of this chapter. Except as provided in section 274.19, manufactured homes shall be taxed as personal property. The provisions of Minnesota Statutes 1957, section 272.02 or any other act providing for tax exemption shall be inapplicable to manufactured homes, except such manufactured homes as are held by a licensed dealer and exempted as inventory. HouseTravel trailers not used on the highwayconspicuously displaying current registration plates during any calendar year shall be taxed as manufactured homes if occupied as human dwelling places. Park trailers not used on the highway during any calendar year must be taxed as manufactured homes if occupied as human dwelling places. Park trailers used on the highway during any calendar year must be taxed under section 168.013, subdivision 1j. Sec. 7. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 168.013, subdivision 1, is amended to read: Subdivision 1. [IMPOSITION.] Motor vehicles, except as set forth in section 168.012, using the public streets or highways in the state, and park trailers taxed under subdivision 1j, shall be taxed in lieu of all other taxes thereon, except wheelage taxes, so-called, which may be imposed by any city as provided by law, and except gross earnings taxes paid by companies subject or made subject thereto, and shall be privileged to use the public streets and highways, on the basis and at the rate for each calendar year as hereinafter provided. Sec. 8. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 168.013, is amended by adding a subdivision to read: Subd. 1j. [PARK TRAILERS.] Except as provided in section 168.012, subdivision 9, park trailers shall be taxed annually on the basis of total gross weight at 30 percent of the Minnesota base rate prescribed in subdivision 1e, but in no event less than $5. Sec. 9. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 168.053, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. Notwithstanding any provisions of subdivision 1 inconsistent herewith the provisions of sections 168.053 to 168.057 shall also apply to the delivery of new housetravel trailers, park trailers, manufactured homes, sectional buildings, and semitrailers by towing methods whether or not the power unit is a part of the combination being delivered. Sec. 10. [168.093] [REGISTRATION OF PARK TRAILERS.] The motor vehicle registrar shall issue a registration receipt for a park trailer on payment of annual registration tax but may not issue license plates or other insignia. The receipt must be in the form prescribed by the commissioner and must provide the name and address of the owner, the dimensions of the park trailer, and other information required by the registrar. Sec. 11. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 168.181, subdivision 1, is amended to read: Subdivision 1. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary or inconsistent herewith the registrar of motor vehicles with the approval of the attorney general is hereby empowered to make agreements with the duly authorized representatives of the other states, District of Columbia, territories and possessions of the United States or arrangements with foreign countries or provinces exempting the residents of such other states, districts, territories and possessions and foreign countries or provinces using the public streets and highways of this state from the payment of any or all motor vehicle taxes or fees imposed by this chapter, subject to the following conditions and limitations: (1) Upon condition that the exemption provided herein shall be operative as to a motor vehicle owned by a nonresident only to the extent that under the laws of the state, district, territory or possession or foreign country or province of residence like exemptions are granted to motor vehicles registered under the laws and owned by residents of Minnesota. (2) Upon condition that any such motor vehicle so operated in this state by any such nonresident shall at all times carry and display all license number plates or like insignia required by the laws of the state, district, territory or possession or foreign country or province of residence. (3) Upon condition that the exemptions provided herein shall not apply to a passenger automobile or housetravel trailer owned by a resident of any state, district, territory or possession or foreign country or province temporarily residing in this state while gainfully employed on the same job for a period of six months or more. (4) Upon condition that the exemptions provided herein shall not apply to motor vehicles owned by nonresidents including any foreign corporation and used for carrying on intrastate commerce within this state. Such nonresident or foreign corporation shall be required to register each such vehicle and pay the same tax and penalties if any therefor as is required with reference to like vehicles owned by residents of Minnesota. (5) Upon condition that the exemption provided herein shall not apply to a truck, tractor, truck-tractor, or semitrailer, except two-wheeled trailers of less than 3,000 pounds carrying capacity; if (a) The class of its registration does not permit to it a statewide operation in the state of its registration, or if (b) The registration fee or tax for which it is registered is computed on a mileage basis, or if (c) Its gross weight exceeds the gross weight for which it is registered in the state, district, territory or possession, or foreign country or province of its registration. (6) Upon condition that nonresident owners of commercial vehicles, including trucks, truck-tractors, trailers, semitrailers and buses domiciled in a foreign state, district, territory or possession or foreign country or province, and bringing such vehicles into the state of Minnesota for the purpose of doing interstate business shall be required to comply with all the laws and regulations as to payment of taxes applicable to like vehicles owned by Minnesota residents unless the state, district, territory or possession or foreign country or province grants full reciprocity privileges comparable to that extended by sections 168.181 to 168.231. In the event a state, district, territory or possession or foreign country or province is not fully reciprocal as to taxes or fees on commercial vehicles or buses operated in interstate commerce, then in that event such owners of foreign commercial vehicles or buses shall be required to pay a tax in an amount similar to the tax of whatever character assessed by such other state, district, territory or possession or foreign country or province against vehicles registered in Minnesota and operated in interstate commerce in that state, district, territory or possession or foreign country or province. It is further provided that such owners of foreign commercial vehicles and buses subject to registration under the provisions of this paragraph shall make application for a permit in which shall be set forth the conditions for operation of such vehicles in this state. Sec. 12. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 168.27, subdivision 1, is amended to read: Subdivision 1. [DEFINITIONS.] For the purposes of this section, the following terms have the meanings given them: (1) "Leasing motor vehicles" means furnishing a motor vehicle for a fee under a bailor-bailee relationship where no incidences of ownership are intended to be transferred other than the right to use the vehicle for a stated period of time. (2) "Brokering motor vehicles" means arranging sales between willing buyers and sellers of motor vehicles and receiving a fee for said service. (3) "Wholesaling motor vehicles" means selling new or used motor vehicles to dealers for resale to the public. (4) "Auctioning motor vehicles" means arranging for and handling the sale of motor vehicles, not the property of the auctioneer, to the highest bidder. (5) "Dealer" includes new motor vehicle dealers, used motor vehicle dealers, wholesalers, auctioneers, lessors of new or used motor vehicles, scrap metal processors, used vehicle parts dealers, and salvage pools. (6) "Commercial building" means a permanent, enclosed building that is on a permanent foundation and connected to local sewer and water facilities or otherwise complying with local sanitary codes, is adapted to commercial use, and conforms to local government zoning requirements. "Commercial building" may include strip office malls or garages if a separate entrance and a separate address are maintained and the dealership is clearly identified as a separate business. (7) "Commercial office space" means office space occupying all or part of a commercial building. (8) "Horse trailer" is a trailer designed and used to carry horses and other livestock, which has not more than three axles and a maximum gross weight capacity of not more than 24,000 pounds. (9) "Isolated or occasional sales or leases" means the sale or lease of not more than five motor vehicles in a 12-month period, exclusive of pioneer or classic motor vehicles as defined in section 168.10, subdivisions 1a and 1b, or sales by a licensed auctioneer selling motor vehicles at an auction if, in the ordinary course of the auctioneer's business, the sale of motor vehicles is incidental to the sale of other real or personal property. (10) "Used motor vehicle" means a motor vehicle for which title has been transferred from the person who first acquired it from the manufacturer, distributor, or dealer. A new motor vehicle will not be considered a used motor vehicle until it has been placed in actual operation and not held for resale by an owner who has been granted a certificate of title on the motor vehicle and has registered the motor vehicle in accordance with this chapter and chapters 168A and 297B, or the laws of the residence of the owner. (11) "New motor vehicle" means a motor vehicle other than described in paragraph (10). (12) "Junked vehicle" means a vehicle that is graded and stamped as a "class D" total loss vehicle under section 168A.151. (13) "Motor vehicle" has the meaning given it in section 168.011, subdivision 4, and also includes a park trailer as defined in section 168.011, subdivision 8. Sec. 13. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 168A.01, subdivision 21, is amended to read: Subd. 21. "Special mobile equipment" means every vehicle not designed or used primarily for the transportation of persons or property and only incidentally operated or moved over a highway, including but not limited to: Ditch digging apparatus, well boring apparatus, moving dollies, sawing machines, corn shellers, and road construction and maintenance machinery such as asphalt spreaders, bituminous mixers, bucket loaders, tractors other than truck tractors, ditchers, leveling graders, finishing machines, motor graders, road rollers, scarifiers, earth moving carryalls and scrapers, power shovels and drag lines, and self-propelled cranes and earth moving equipment. The term does not include housetravel trailers, dump trucks, truck mounted transit mixers, truck mounted feed grinders, or other vehicles designed for the transportation of persons or property to which machinery has been attached. Sec. 14. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 168A.151, is amended by adding a subdivision to read: Subd. 5. [FORM REQUIRED.] Within ten days after a vehicle is acquired under subdivision 2, a dealer shall complete the appropriate form required by the department and submit one copy to the department. One copy must be kept on file on the dealer's business premises for three years. The fact that a vehicle was previously titled by or purchased in another state has no effect on the requirements imposed by this subdivision. Sec. 15. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 168A.152, is amended to read: 168A.152 [USE AND CERTIFICATION OF TITLE; INSPECTION FEE.] Subdivision 1. [CERTIFICATE OF INSPECTION.] A salvage certificate of title authorizes the holder to possess, transport, register, and transfer ownership in a vehicle. A certificate of title must not be issued for a vehicle for which a salvage certificate of title has been issued unless a certification of inspection in the form and content specified by the department accompanies the application for a certificate of title. Subd. 2. [INSPECTION FEE.] A fee of $20 must be paid to the department before the department conducts an inspection under subdivision 1. The only additional fee that may be assessed for issuing the certificate of title is the filing fee imposed under section 168.33, subdivision 7. Fees collected by the department under this subdivision, for conducting inspections under subdivision 1, must be deposited in the general fund. Sec. 16. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 169.34, is amended to read: 169.34 [PROHIBITIONS; STOPPING, PARKING.] No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or traffic-control device, in any of the following places: (1) On a sidewalk; (2) In front of a public or private driveway; (3) Within an intersection; (4) Within ten feet of a fire hydrant; (5) On a crosswalk; (6) Within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection; (7) Within 30 feet upon the approach to any flashing beacon, stop sign, or traffic-control signal located at the side of a roadway; (8) Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within 30 feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless a different length is indicated by signs or markings; (9) Within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing; (10) Within 20 feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station and on the side of a street opposite the entrance to any fire station within 75 feet of said entrance when properly signposted; (11) Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when such stopping, standing, or parking would obstruct traffic; (12) On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street; (13) Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway or within a highway tunnel, except as otherwise provided by ordinance; (14) At any place where official signs prohibit stopping. No person shall move a vehicle not owned by such person into any prohibited area or away from a curb such distance as is unlawful. No person shall, for camping purposes, leave or park a housetravel trailer on or within the limits of any highway or on any highway right-of-way, except where signs are erected designating the place as a camp site. No person shall stop or park a vehicle on a street or highway when directed or ordered to proceed by any peace officer invested by law with authority to direct, control, or regulate traffic. Sec. 17. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 169.67, subdivision 4, is amended to read: Subd. 4. [SERVICE BRAKES ON ALL WHEELS; EXCEPTIONS.] Every motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer, manufactured after June 30, 1988, and operated upon the highways shall be equipped with service brakes upon all wheels of every such vehicle, except mobile cranes not exceeding 45 miles per hour and capable of stopping within the performance standards of subdivision 5, and except that any motorcycle, any semitrailer of less than 1,500 pounds gross weight, a third wheel, of a swivel type, on a housetravel trailer, a temporary auxiliary axle attached to a motor vehicle during the period of road restrictions for the purpose of relieving weight of another axle, when the temporary auxiliary axle and the axle to be relieved do not exceed the combined gross weight of 18,000 pounds, and the vehicle to which such temporary axle is attached meets the brake requirements of this section, need not be equipped with brakes; and except, further, that brakes are not required on the front wheels of vehicles manufactured before July 1, 1988, having three or more axles or upon more than one wheel of a motorcycle provided the brakes on the other wheels are adequate to stop the vehicle in accordance with the braking performance requirements of subdivision 5. Sec. 18. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 169.75, subdivision 1, is amended to read: Subdivision 1. [NUMBER REQUIRED.] No person shall operate any motor vehicle towing a housetravel trailer, any passenger bus or any other motor vehicle or combination of vehicles of an actual gross weight or manufacturer's rated gross weight of more than 10,000 pounds at any location upon an interstate highway or freeway or upon any other highway outside of a business or residence district at any time from a half hour after sunset to a half hour before sunrise, unless there shall be carried in such vehicle the following equipment except as otherwise provided in subdivision 2. At least three flares or three red electric lanterns or three emergency reflective triangles or three portable red reflector devices, each of which shall be capable of being seen and distinguished at a distance of 500 feet under normal atmospheric conditions at nighttime. Sec. 19. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 169.75, subdivision 3, is amended to read: Subd. 3. [FLAGS AND REFLECTORS.] No person shall operate any motor vehicle towing a housetravel trailer, any passenger bus or any other motor vehicle or combination of vehicles of an actual gross weight or manufacturer's rated gross weight of more than 10,000 pounds at any location upon any interstate highway or freeway or upon any other highway outside of a business or residence district unless there shall be carried in such vehicle at least three emergency reflective triangles or two red, yellow or orange flags not less than 12 inches square which shall be displayed at any time from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset under circumstances which would require the use of warning lights at night and in the manner and position governing the use of warning lights as prescribed in subdivision 5, except a flag or reflector is not required to be displayed at the ten foot distance. Sec. 20. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 171.01, subdivision 18, is amended to read: Subd. 18. [ HOUSETRAVEL TRAILER AND MANUFACTURED HOME.] (a) " HouseTravel trailer" means any trailer or semitrailer designed and used for human living quarters , and meetingthat meets all of the following qualifications: (1) Is not used as the residence of the owner or occupant; (2) Is used for temporary living quarters by the owner or occupant while engaged in recreational or vacation activities; and (3) Is towed on the public streets or highways incidental to such recreational or vacation activities. The term " housetravel trailer" shall not include bunkhouses, so called, temporarily mounted on trailers, and manufactured homes. Such bunkhouses, exclusive of the trailer and manufactured homes, shall be listed and taxed as personal property as provided by law. (b) "Manufactured home" means any trailer or semitrailer which is designed, constructed, and equipped for use as a human dwelling place, living abode, or living quarters except housetravel trailers. Sec. 21. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 171.02, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. [VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS; TRUCKS AND EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT; MIDMOUNT AERIAL LADDER TRUCK.] Drivers' licenses shall be classified according to the types of vehicles which may be driven by the holder of each type or class of license. The commissioner may, as appropriate, subdivide the classes listed in this subdivision and issue licenses classified accordingly. No class of license shall be valid to operate a motorcycle or school bus unless so endorsed. There shall be three general classes of licenses as follows: (a) Class C; valid for all farm trucks as defined in section 168.011, subdivision 17, operated by the owner or an immediate family member or an employee not primarily employed for the purpose of operating the farm truck or employed for the purpose of operating the farm truck during harvest for the first, continuous transportation of agricultural products from the place of production or on farm storage site to any other location within 50 miles of the place of the production or on farm storage site, fire trucks and emergency fire equipment, regardless of the number of axles, and whether or not in excess of 26,000 pounds GVW, driven or operated by volunteer firefighters while on duty, and all single unit two-axle vehicles not in excess of 26,000 pounds GVW including vehicles with a temporary auxiliary axle as defined in section 169.67, subdivision 4. Holder may also tow trailers under 10,000 pounds GVW including housetravel trailers. Buses as defined under this chapter may not be driven by a holder of a class C license. A person employed as a tiller operator by a fire department may drive the rear portion of a midmount aerial ladder truck with a class C license. (b) Class B; valid for all vehicles in class C and all other single unit vehicles including buses. (c) Class A; valid for any vehicle or combination thereof. Sec. 22. Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 297B.01, subdivision 5, is amended to read: Subd. 5. "Motor vehicle" means any self-propelled vehicle not operated exclusively upon railroad tracks and any vehicle propelled or drawn by a self-propelled vehicle and includes vehicles known as trackless trolleys which are propelled by electric power obtained from overhead trolley wires but not operated upon rails, except snowmobiles, for which registration is required by chapter 168, but not including housetravel trailers or manufactured homes. For purposes of taxation only under this section, "motor vehicle" includes a park trailer as defined in section 168.011, subdivision 8, paragraph (b). Sec. 23. [APPROPRIATION.] $246,000 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner of public safety to conduct salvage vehicle inspections. $125,000 is available the day following final enactment and until June 30, 1990, and $121,000 is for fiscal year 1991. Sec. 24. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Sections 14 and 15 are effective the day following final enactment. Presented to the governor May 26, 1989 Signed by the governor May 26, 1989, 6:13 p.m.