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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 trailers has 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 house travel 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 house travel 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, house travel 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.  House Travel trailers not used on the 
highway conspicuously 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 house travel 
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 house travel 
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 house travel 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 
house travel 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 house 
travel 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 house travel 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 house travel 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.  [HOUSE TRAVEL TRAILER AND MANUFACTURED HOME.] (a)
"House Travel trailer" means any trailer or semitrailer designed 
and used for human living quarters, and meeting that 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 "house travel 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 house 
travel 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 house travel 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 house travel 
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.