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                         Laws of Minnesota 1990 

                        CHAPTER 446-H.F.No. 1981 
           An act relating to motor vehicles; providing for 
          temporary permit while awaiting delivery of special 
          vehicle license plates; requiring registered owner of 
          motor vehicle to list address or mailing address of 
          primary residence on application for registration; 
          clarifying when inspection fee must be paid to receive 
          certificate of inspection for salvage vehicle; 
          clarifying disclosure requirements for motor vehicle 
          pollution control system; providing for special U.S. 
          Open license plates; amending Minnesota Statutes 1988, 
          sections 168.09, by adding a subdivision; 168.10, 
          subdivision 1; and 325E.0951, subdivision 3a; 
          Minnesota Statutes 1989 Supplement, section 168A.152, 
          subdivision 2. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
     Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 168.09, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 7.  [DISPLAY OF TEMPORARY PERMIT; SPECIAL PLATES.] A 
vehicle that displays a special plate issued under section 
168.021; 168.12, subdivision 2, 2a, 2b, or 2c; 168.123; 168.124; 
168.125; 168.126; or 168.128 may display a temporary permit in 
conjunction with expired registration if: 
    (1) the current registration tax and all other fees have 
been paid in full; and 
    (2) the plate requires replacement under section 168.12, 
subdivision 1, paragraph (3). 
    The permit is valid for a period of 60 days.  The permit 
must be in a form prescribed by the commissioner of public 
safety and whenever practicable must be posted upon the driver's 
side of the rear window on the inside of the vehicle.  The 
permit is valid only for the vehicle for which it was issued to 
allow a reasonable time for the new license plates to be 
manufactured and delivered to the applicant. 
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 168.10, 
subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
    Subdivision 1.  [APPLICATION.] Except as provided in 
subdivisions 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 1g, and 1h, every registered owner 
of any motor vehicle in this state, not exempted by section 
168.012 or 168.26, shall as soon as registered ownership of a 
motor vehicle is acquired and annually thereafter during the 
period provided in section 168.31, file with the commissioner of 
public safety on a blank provided by the commissioner a listing 
for taxation and application for the registration of such 
vehicle, stating the first, middle and last names, the dates 
date of birth, and addresses the address of the primary 
residence of all each registered owners owner thereof who 
are is a natural persons person or mailing address if the 
address of the primary residence has been classified as private 
data under this chapter, the full names name and addresses 
address of all any other registered owners owner, the name and 
address of the person from whom purchased, make of motor 
vehicle, year and number of the model, manufacturer's 
identification number or serial number, type of body, the weight 
of the vehicle in pounds, for trailers only, its rated load 
carrying capacity and for buses only, its seating capacity, and 
such other information as the commissioner may require.  Any 
false statement willfully and knowingly made in regard thereto 
shall be deemed perjury and punished accordingly.  The listing 
and application for registration by dealers or manufacturers' 
agents within the state, of motor vehicles received for sale or 
use within the state shall be accepted as compliance with the 
requirements of this chapter, imposed upon the manufacturer. 
    Registration shall be refused a motor vehicle if the 
original identification or serial number has been destroyed, 
removed, altered, covered, or defaced.  However, if the 
commissioner is satisfied on the sworn statements of the 
registered owner or registered owners or such other persons as 
the commissioner may deem advisable that the applicant is the 
legal owner, a special identification number in the form 
prescribed by the commissioner shall be assigned to the motor 
vehicle.  When it has been determined that the number had been 
affixed to such vehicle in a manner prescribed by the 
commissioner, the vehicle may thereafter be registered in the 
same manner as other motor vehicles.  In the case of a new or 
rebuilt motor vehicle manufactured or assembled without an 
identification or serial number, the commissioner may assign an 
identification number to the motor vehicle in the same manner as 
prescribed heretofore. 
    Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1989 Supplement, section 
168A.152, subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 2.  [INSPECTION FEE.] A fee of $20 must be paid to 
the department before the department conducts an inspection 
under issues a certificate of title for a vehicle that has been 
inspected and for which a certificate of inspection has been 
issued pursuant to 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. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 1988, section 325E.0951, 
subdivision 3a, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 3a.  [DISCLOSURE.] No person may transfer a motor 
vehicle that was required to be manufactured with an air 
pollution control system without certifying in writing to the 
transferee that to the best of the person's knowledge, the air 
pollution control systems, including the restricted gasoline 
fill pipe, have not been removed, altered, or rendered 
inoperative.  The registrar of motor vehicles shall prescribe 
the manner and form in which this written disclosure must be 
made.  No transferor may knowingly give a false statement to a 
transferee in making a disclosure required by this subdivision. 
    Sec. 5.  [U.S. OPEN LICENSE PLATES.] 
     Subdivision 1.  [DEFINITIONS.] (a) "Committee" means the 
1991 U.S. Open Committee. 
     (b) "Registrar" means the registrar of motor vehicles. 
     Subd. 2.  [ISSUANCE AND DESIGN.] Upon the request of the 
committee, the registrar shall issue to the committee special 
license plates for use in connection with the 1991 United States 
Golf Association Open Championship.  The special plates must be 
of a design approved by the registrar after consultation with 
the committee.  The plates may be displayed on a passenger 
vehicle the use of which has been donated for the open 
championship by the vehicle manufacturer.  The plates are valid 
for a period of 14 days after issuance. 
    Subd. 3.  [FEES.] The registrar shall collect a fee of $10 
for each pair of special plates issued under this section.  The 
minimum number of special plates the registrar may issue to the 
committee under this section is 50 pairs. 
    Subd. 4.  [APPLICATION.] In requesting special plates under 
this section, the committee shall provide the following 
information to the registrar at least 120 days before the start 
of the period for which the plates are requested: 
    (1) the dates of the period for which the plates are 
requested; 
    (2) the name, address, and telephone number of an 
authorized representative of the committee; 
    (3) the quantity of plates requested; and 
    (4) a certification that the insurance required under 
Minnesota Statutes, section 65B.49, subdivision 3, will be 
provided for each vehicle for which special plates are provided 
under this section. 
    Subd. 5.  [LIABILITY.] If a parking violation citation is 
issued for a violation committed by a driver of a vehicle 
displaying special plates issued under this section, the 
committee is liable for the amount of fine, penalty assessment, 
late payment penalty, or cost of warrants issued in connection 
with the violation unless, within 15 days after receiving 
knowledge of the violation, the committee provides to the 
issuing authority the following information to the extent 
available:  the driver's full name, home address, local address, 
if any, license number, and employer's name and address.  If the 
committee is relieved of liability under this subdivision, the 
person who committed the violation remains liable for the 
violation. 
    Sec. 6.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    Sections 3 and 4 are effective the day following final 
enactment. 
    Presented to the governor April 12, 1990 
    Signed by the governor April 16, 1990, 4:33 p.m.