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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
datesdate of birth, and addressesthe address of the primary residence of alleach registered ownersowner thereof who areis a natural personsperson or mailing address if the address of the primary residence has been classified as private data under this chapter, the full namesname and addressesaddress of allany other registered ownersowner, 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 underissues 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.