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CHAPTER 188-H.F.No. 708 An act relating to motor vehicles; clarifying exemption from registration taxes for certain well drilling machines, pump hoists, and other equipment; amending Minnesota Statutes 2000, sections 168.012, subdivision 5; 169.781, subdivisions 2, 5. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 168.012, subdivision 5, is amended to read: Subd. 5. [CARRIER OF CERTAIN EQUIPMENT.] Motor vehicles, which are used
onlyprimarily for the purpose of carrying sawing machines; well drilling machines, pump hoists, and other equipment registered under chapter 103I; barn sprayers or corn shellers permanently attached to them, shall not be subject to the registration tax as herein provided, but shall be listed for taxation as personal property as provided by law. The exemption in this subdivision for well drilling machines, pump hoists, and other equipment registered under chapter 103I applies regardless of whether the well drilling machine, pump hoist, or other equipment is also carrying materials related to its operation. Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 169.781, subdivision 2, is amended to read: Subd. 2. [INSPECTION REQUIRED.] It is unlawful for a person to operate or permit the operation of: (1) a commercial motor vehicle registered in Minnesota; or (2) special mobile equipment as defined in section 168.011, subdivision 22, if it is mounted on a commercial motor vehicle chassis, including, but not limited to, a mobile crane, a water well-drilling rig, and a concrete placement pumper, unless the vehicle displays a valid safety inspection decal issued by an inspector certified by the commissioner, or the vehicle carries (1) proof that the vehicle complies with federal motor vehicle inspection requirements for vehicles in interstate commerce, and (2) a certificate of compliance with federal requirements issued by the commissioner under subdivision 9. Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2000, section 169.781, subdivision 5, is amended to read: Subd. 5. [INSPECTION DECAL.] (a) A person inspecting a commercial motor vehicle shall issue an inspection decal for the vehicle if each inspected component of the vehicle complies with federal motor carrier safety regulations. The decal must state that in the month specified on the decal the vehicle was inspected and each inspected component complied with federal motor carrier safety regulations. The decal is valid for 12 months after the month specified on the decal. The commissioners of public safety and transportation shall make decals available, at a fee of not more than $2 for each decal, to persons certified to perform inspections under subdivision 3, paragraph (b). (b) Minnesota inspection decals may be affixed only to: (1) commercial motor vehicles bearing Minnesota-based license plates; or (2) special mobile equipment, within the meaning of subdivision 2, clause (2). (c) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), a person inspecting (1) a vehicle of less than 57,000 pounds gross vehicle weight and registered as a farm truck, (2) a storage semitrailer, or (3) a building mover vehicle must issue an inspection decal to the vehicle unless the vehicle has one or more defects that would result in the vehicle being declared out of service under the North American Uniform Driver, Vehicle, and Hazardous Materials Out-of-Service Criteria issued by the federal highway administration and the commercial motor vehicle safety alliance. A decal issued to a vehicle described in clause (1), (2), or (3) is valid for two years from the date of issuance. A decal issued to such a vehicle must clearly indicate that it is valid for two years from the date of issuance. (d) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), a commercial motor vehicle that (1) is registered as a farm truck, (2) is not operated more than 75 miles from the owner's home post office, and (3) was manufactured before 1979 that has a dual transmission system, is not required to comply with a requirement in an inspection standard that requires that the service brake system and parking brake system be separate systems in the motor vehicle. Sec. 4. [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Sections 1 to 3 are effective the day following final enactment. Presented to the governor May 23, 2001 Signed by the governor May 24, 2001, 2:03 p.m.