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CHAPTER 443-H.F.No. 1928 An act relating to motor vehicles; authorizing special license plates for vehicles owned by volunteer ambulance drivers; amending Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 168.12, by adding a subdivision. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 168.12, is amended by adding a subdivision to read: Subd. 2e. [VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE ATTENDANTS; SPECIAL PLATES.] (a) The registrar shall issue special license plates to an applicant who is a volunteer ambulance attendant as defined in section 144.8091, subdivision 2, and who owns or jointly owns a motor vehicle taxed as a passenger automobile. The registrar shall issue the special plates on payment of the registration tax required by law for the vehicle, compliance with all other applicable laws relating to registration and licensing of motor vehicles and drivers, and payment of an additional fee of $10. The registrar shall not issue more than one set of these plates to each qualified applicant. (b) A person may use special plates issued under this subdivision only during the period that the person is a volunteer ambulance attendant. When the person to whom the special plates were issued ceases to be a volunteer ambulance attendant, or when ownership of the vehicle is transferred, the person shall remove the special plates from the vehicle and return them to the registrar. On return of the plates, the owner of the vehicle, or new owner in case of a transferred vehicle, is entitled to receive regular license plates for the vehicle without cost for the rest of the registration period for which the special plates were issued. Special plates issued under this subdivision may be transferred to another vehicle owned by the volunteer ambulance attendant on payment of a fee of $5. (c) The fees specified in this subdivision must be paid into the state treasury and deposited in the highway user tax distribution fund. (d) The commissioner may adopt rules governing the design, issuance, and sale of the special plates authorized by this subdivision. Presented to the governor April 12, 1994 Signed by the governor April 15, 1994, 1:34 p.m.