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                            CHAPTER 458-H.F.No. 2657 
                  An act relating to state parks; establishing a special 
                  state park permit for physically handicapped persons 
                  who do not own motor vehicles; amending Minnesota 
                  Statutes 1992, sections 85.053, subdivisions 2 and 7; 
                  and 85.055, subdivision 1. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 85.053, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [REQUIREMENT.] Except as provided in section 
        85.054, a motor vehicle may not enter a state park, state 
        recreation area, or state wayside over 50 acres in area, without 
        a state park permit issued under this section.  Except for 
        vehicles permitted under subdivision 7, paragraph (a), clause 
        (3), the state park permit must be affixed to the lower right 
        corner windshield of the motor vehicle and must be completely 
        affixed by its own adhesive to the windshield.  
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 85.053, 
        subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [HANDICAPPED PERSONS AND PERSONS OVER AGE 65.] 
        (a) The commissioner shall prescribe and issue special state 
        park permits for:  
           (1) an individual age 65 years or older who furnishes 
        satisfactory proof of age and is a resident of the state; 
           (2) a physically handicapped person with a motor vehicle (i)
        that has special plates issued under section 168.021, 
        subdivision 1, or (ii) who has a permanent disability 
        certificate issued under section 169.345, subdivision 3, and who 
        can demonstrate proof of ownership of the vehicle for which the 
        state park permit is being purchased or proof of a leasehold 
        interest in the vehicle for a term at least as long as the term 
        of the permit; and 
           (3) up to two days for a physically handicapped person who: 
        (i) does not own or operate a motor vehicle; (ii) possesses 
        a temporary disability certificate issued statement certified 
        under section 169.345, subdivision 3 2a; and (iii) applies to 
        the commissioner in writing.  
           (b) Except for vehicles permitted under paragraph (a), 
        clause (3), the permit or the decal issued under this 
        subdivision is valid only when displayed on a vehicle owned and 
        occupied by the person to whom the permit is issued. 
           Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1992, section 85.055, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [FEES.] The fee for state park permits for: 
           (1) an annual use of state parks is $18; 
           (2) a second vehicle state park permit is $12; 
           (3) a special state park permit valid up to two days is $4; 
           (4) a special daily vehicle state park permit for groups is 
        $2; 
           (5) an employee's state park permit is without charge; and 
           (6) a special state park permit for handicapped persons and 
        persons over age 65 under section 85.053, subdivision 7, clauses 
        (1) and, (2), and (3), is $12; and 
           (7) a special state park permit valid up to two days for 
        handicapped persons and persons over age 65 under section 
        85.053, subdivision 7, clauses (1) and (3), is $4.  
           The fees specified in this subdivision include any sales 
        tax required by state law. 
           Presented to the governor April 14, 1994 
           Signed by the governor April 18, 1994, 3:10 p.m.