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                             CHAPTER 6-H.F.No. 140 
                  An act relating to appropriations; appropriating money 
                  for transportation, Metropolitan Council, and public 
                  safety activities; providing for general contingent 
                  accounts and tort claims; providing for various fees 
                  and accounts; allocating county state-aid highway 
                  funds; modifying provisions related to state mail, 
                  state highways and bridges, county state-aid highways, 
                  town road signs, railroad grade crossings and 
                  operations, traffic fine allocations, commercial motor 
                  vehicles, day activity center buses, vehicle 
                  registration plates and other motor vehicle 
                  provisions, driver and vehicle data practices, deputy 
                  motor vehicle registrars, state aviation, bridges in 
                  smaller cities, weight limits on highways and other 
                  traffic regulations, drivers' licenses and permits, 
                  the Commuter Rail Corridor Coordinating Committee, 
                  Roussain Cemetery, wetland replacement near the city 
                  of Cologne, the employment status of public safety 
                  radio communications operators, the insurance 
                  verification sampling program, maximum train speeds in 
                  the city of Orr, a restriction on ethanol 
                  requirements, and bicycle programs; requiring studies 
                  and reports; making technical and clarifying 
                  revisions; amending Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 
                  13.44, subdivision 3; 16B.49; 115A.908, subdivision 1; 
                  161.14, subdivision 25, by adding subdivisions; 
                  161.361, subdivision 2; 161.368; 162.02, subdivisions 
                  2, 3a; 162.06, subdivision 2; 162.08, subdivision 3; 
                  162.09, subdivisions 2, 3a; 162.14, subdivision 6; 
                  168.011, subdivisions 3, 4, 5, 5a, 6, 7, 25, by adding 
                  subdivisions; 168.012, subdivision 1, as amended; 
                  168.013, subdivision 8; 168.031; 168.09, subdivision 
                  7; 168.091, subdivision 1; 168.10, subdivision 1c; 
                  168.105, subdivisions 2, 3, 5; 168.12; 168.123; 
                  168.1235; 168.124; 168.125; 168.1255; 168.127, 
                  subdivision 6; 168.128; 168.129; 168.1291; 168.1293; 
                  168.1296; 168.1297; 168.15, subdivision 1; 168.16; 
                  168.185; 168.27, subdivision 11; 168.31, subdivision 
                  5; 168.33, as amended; 168.345, subdivisions 1, 2; 
                  168.381; 168.54, subdivisions 4, 5; 168A.152, 
                  subdivision 2; 168A.20, by adding a subdivision; 
                  168A.29; 168A.31; 169.01, subdivisions 75, 76, 78; 
                  169.06, subdivisions 5, 6; 169.09, subdivision 13; 
                  169.14, subdivision 2, by adding a subdivision; 
                  169.18, subdivisions 4, 5, 11, as amended; 169.28, 
                  subdivision 2; 169.448, by adding a subdivision; 
                  169.522; 169.81, subdivision 3c; 169.8261; 169.851, 
                  subdivision 5; 169.86, subdivision 5; 169.99, 
                  subdivision 1b; 169A.52, subdivision 3; 169A.60, 
                  subdivision 16; 171.01, subdivisions 22, 35, 47, by 
                  adding a subdivision; 171.02; 171.03; 171.04, 
                  subdivision 2; 171.05, subdivisions 1, 2, 2b; 171.055, 
                  subdivision 2; 171.06, subdivisions 2, 2a; 171.061, 
                  subdivision 4; 171.07, subdivision 11; 171.09, as 
                  amended; 171.12, subdivisions 3, 6; 171.13, 
                  subdivisions 2, 6, by adding a subdivision; 171.165, 
                  subdivisions 1, 2, 6; 171.17, subdivision 1; 171.18, 
                  subdivision 1; 171.20, subdivision 4, as amended; 
                  171.26, as amended; 171.29, subdivision 2; 171.30, 
                  subdivision 1; 171.36; 174.50, by adding a 
                  subdivision; 174.86, subdivision 5; 179A.03, 
                  subdivision 7, as amended; 179A.10, subdivision 2; 
                  192.502, subdivision 2; 197.65; 219.166; 219.567; 
                  299D.03, subdivision 5; proposing coding for new law 
                  in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 160; 162; 168; 171; 
                  219; 299A; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 
                  168.011, subdivision 19; 168.012, subdivision 12; 
                  168.041, subdivision 11; 168.105, subdivision 6; 
                  168.15, subdivision 2; 168.231; 168.345, subdivisions 
                  3, 4; 168.831; 168.832; 168.833; 168.834; 168.835; 
                  168.836; 168.837; 168C.01; 168C.02; 168C.03; 168C.04; 
                  168C.05; 168C.06; 168C.07; 168C.08; 168C.09; 168C.10; 
                  168C.11; 168C.12; 168C.13; 170.23; 171.12, subdivision 
                  8; 171.165, subdivisions 3, 4, 4a, 4b; 171.185; 
                  473.408, subdivision 1; Minnesota Rules, parts 
                  7407.0100; 7407.0200; 7407.0300; 7407.0400; 7407.0500; 
                  7407.0600; 7407.0700; 7407.0800; 7407.0900; 7407.1000; 
                  7407.1100; 7407.1200; 7407.1300; 7503.2400; 7800.0600; 
                  7800.3200, subpart 1; 7805.0700; 8850.6900, subpart 
                  20; 8855.0500, subpart 1. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 

                                   ARTICLE 1 
                                 APPROPRIATIONS 
              TRANSPORTATION, METROPOLITAN COUNCIL, PUBLIC SAFETY 
        Section 1.  [TRANSPORTATION, METROPOLITAN COUNCIL, PUBLIC SAFETY 
        APPROPRIATIONS.] 
           The sums shown in the columns marked "APPROPRIATIONS" are 
        appropriated from the general fund, or another named fund, to 
        the agencies and for the purposes specified in this article, to 
        be available for the fiscal years indicated for each purpose.  
        The figures "2006" and "2007," where used in this article, mean 
        that the appropriations listed under them are available for the 
        year ending June 30, 2006, or June 30, 2007, respectively.  The 
        term "first year" means the year ending June 30, 2006, and the 
        term "second year" means the year ending June 30, 2007. 
                                SUMMARY BY FUND
                                  2006          2007           TOTAL
        General            $  101,966,000 $  103,221,000 $  205,187,000
        Airports               19,458,000     19,458,000     38,916,000
        C.S.A.H.              441,335,000    453,948,000    895,283,000
        M.S.A.S.              117,048,000    120,841,000    237,889,000
        Special Revenue        45,417,000     44,772,000     90,189,000
        Highway User            8,568,000      8,638,000     17,206,000
        Trunk Highway       1,148,211,000  1,260,498,000  2,408,709,000
        TOTAL              $1,882,003,000 $2,011,376,000 $3,893,379,000
                                                   APPROPRIATIONS 
                                               Available for the Year 
                                                   Ending June 30 
                                                  2006         2007 
        Sec. 2.  TRANSPORTATION
        Subdivision 1.  Total 
        Appropriation                     $1,671,077,000 $1,799,779,000
        The appropriations in this section are 
        from the trunk highway fund, except 
        when another fund is named. 
                      Summary by Fund
                                 2006          2007  
        General              19,221,000    19,221,000
        Airports             19,408,000    19,408,000
        C.S.A.H.            441,335,000   453,948,000
        M.S.A.S.            117,048,000   120,841,000
        Trunk Highway     1,074,065,000 1,186,361,000
        The amounts that may be spent from this 
        appropriation for each program are 
        specified in the following subdivisions.
        Subd. 2.  Multimodal Systems          45,147,000     45,147,000 
                      Summary by Fund
        Airports             19,383,000    19,383,000
        General              19,156,000    19,156,000
        Trunk Highway         6,608,000     6,608,000
        The amounts that may be spent from this 
        appropriation for each activity are as 
        follows: 
        (a) Aeronautics  
            20,220,000     20,220,000 
                      Summary by Fund
        Airports             19,383,000    19,383,000
        Trunk Highway           837,000       837,000
        Except as otherwise provided, the 
        appropriations in this subdivision are 
        from the state airports fund. 
        (1) Airport Development 
        and Assistance 
            14,298,000     14,298,000 
        These appropriations must be spent 
        according to Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 360.305, subdivision 4. 
        Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 16A.28, subdivision 6, funds 
        are available for five years after 
        appropriation. 
        If the appropriation for either year is 
        insufficient, the appropriation for the 
        other year is available for it. 
        Of the state airports fund 
        appropriation in Laws 2003, First 
        Special Session chapter 19, article 1, 
        section 2, subdivision 2, paragraph 
        (a), clause (1), $1,900,000 cancels to 
        the state airports fund.  This 
        cancellation is effective the day 
        following final enactment. 
        (2) Aviation Support and Services 
          5,922,000      5,922,000
                      Summary by Fund
        Airports              5,085,000     5,085,000
        Trunk Highway           837,000       837,000
        $65,000 the first year and $65,000 the 
        second year are for the Civil Air 
        Patrol. 
        (b) Transit                 
            19,605,000     19,605,000 
                      Summary by Fund
        General              18,810,000    18,810,000
        Trunk Highway           795,000       795,000
        (c) Freight       
             5,322,000      5,322,000 
                      Summary by Fund
        General                 346,000       346,000
        Trunk Highway         4,976,000     4,976,000
        Subd. 3.  State Roads              1,011,958,000  1,124,254,000 
                      Summary by Fund
        General                   9,000         9,000
        Trunk Highway     1,011,949,000 1,124,245,000
        The amounts that may be spent from this 
        appropriation for each activity are as 
        follows: 
        (a) Infrastructure Investment and Planning
            801,247,000   913,543,000 
        (1) Infrastructure Investment Support 
            168,207,000   168,207,000 
        $266,000 the first year and $266,000 
        the second year are available for 
        grants to metropolitan planning 
        organizations outside the seven-county 
        metropolitan area. 
        $75,000 the first year and $75,000 the 
        second year are for a transportation 
        research contingent account to finance 
        research projects that are reimbursable 
        from the federal government or from 
        other sources.  If the appropriation 
        for either year is insufficient, the 
        appropriation for the other year is 
        available for it. 
        $600,000 the first year and $600,000 
        the second year are available for 
        grants for transportation studies 
        outside the metropolitan area to 
        identify critical concerns, problems, 
        and issues.  These grants are available 
        (1) to regional development commissions 
        and (2) in regions where no regional 
        development commission is functioning, 
        to joint powers boards established 
        under agreement of two or more 
        political subdivisions in the region to 
        exercise the planning functions of a 
        regional development commission, and 
        (3) in regions where no regional 
        development commission or joint powers 
        board is functioning, to the 
        department's district office for that 
        region. 
        (2) State Road Construction  
           576,950,000    680,950,000
        It is estimated that these 
        appropriations will be funded as 
        follows: 
        Federal Highway Aid         
           280,000,000    384,000,000 
        Highway User Taxes           
           296,950,000    296,950,000
        The commissioner of transportation 
        shall notify the chair of the 
        Transportation Budget Division of the 
        senate and the chair of the 
        Transportation Finance Committee of the 
        house of representatives of any 
        significant events that should cause 
        these estimates to change. 
        This appropriation is for the actual 
        construction, reconstruction, and 
        improvement of trunk highways, 
        including design-build contracts and 
        consultant usage to support these 
        activities.  This includes the cost of 
        actual payment to landowners for lands 
        acquired for highway rights-of-way, 
        payment to lessees, interest subsidies, 
        and relocation expenses. 
        The commissioner may transfer up to 
        $15,000,000 each year to the 
        transportation revolving loan fund. 
        The commissioner may receive money 
        covering other shares of the cost of 
        partnership projects.  These receipts 
        are appropriated to the commissioner 
        for these projects. 
        (3) Highway Debt Service     
            56,090,000     64,386,000 
        $40,415,000 the first year and 
        $58,526,000 the second year are for 
        transfer to the state bond fund.  If 
        this appropriation is insufficient to 
        make all transfers required in the year 
        for which it is made, the commissioner 
        of finance shall notify the Committee 
        on Finance of the senate and the 
        Committee on Ways and Means of the 
        house of representatives of the amount 
        of the deficiency and shall then 
        transfer that amount under the 
        statutory open appropriation.  Any 
        excess appropriation cancels to the 
        trunk highway fund. 
        (b) Infrastructure Operations
        and Maintenance
           204,746,000    204,746,000 
        (c) Electronic Communications
             5,965,000      5,965,000 
                      Summary by Fund
        General                   9,000         9,000
        Trunk Highway         5,956,000     5,956,000
        $9,000 the first year and $9,000 the 
        second year are from the general fund 
        for equipment and operation of the 
        Roosevelt signal tower for Lake of the 
        Woods weather broadcasting. 
        Subd. 4.  Local Roads                558,383,000    574,789,000 
                      Summary by Fund
        C.S.A.H.            441,335,000   453,948,000
        M.S.A.S.            117,048,000   120,841,000
        The amounts that may be spent from this 
        appropriation for each activity are as 
        follows: 
        (a) County State Aids 
           441,335,000    453,948,000 
        This appropriation is from the county 
        state-aid highway fund and is available 
        until spent. 
        (b) Municipal State Aids     
           117,048,000     120,841,000
        This appropriation is from the 
        municipal state-aid street fund and is 
        available until spent. 
        If an appropriation for either county 
        state aids or municipal state aids does 
        not exhaust the balance in the fund 
        from which it is made in the year for 
        which it is made, the commissioner of 
        finance, upon request of the 
        commissioner of transportation, shall 
        notify the chair of the Transportation 
        Finance Committee of the house of 
        representatives and the chair of the 
        Transportation Budget Division of the 
        senate of the amount of the remainder 
        and shall then add that amount to the 
        appropriation.  The amount added is 
        appropriated for the purposes of county 
        state aids or municipal state aids, as 
        appropriate. 
        If the appropriation for either county 
        state aids or municipal state aids does 
        exhaust the balance in the fund from 
        which it is made in the year for which 
        it is made, the commissioner of finance 
        shall notify the chair of the 
        Transportation Finance Committee of the 
        house of representatives and the chair 
        of the Transportation Budget Division 
        of the senate of the amount by which 
        the appropriation exceeds the balance 
        and shall then reduce that amount from 
        the appropriation. 
        Subd. 5.  General Support   
        and Services                          55,589,000     55,589,000 
                      Summary by Fund
        General                  56,000        56,000
        Airports                 25,000        25,000
        Trunk Highway        55,508,000    55,508,000
        The amounts that may be spent from this 
        appropriation for each activity are as 
        follows: 
        (a) Department Support
            38,999,000     38,999,000 
                      Summary by Fund
        Airports                 25,000        25,000
        Trunk Highway        38,974,000    38,974,000
        (b) Buildings 
            16,590,000     16,590,000 
                      Summary by Fund
        General                  56,000        56,000
        Trunk Highway        16,534,000    16,534,000
        If the appropriation for either year is 
        insufficient, the appropriation for the 
        other year is available for it. 
        Subd. 6.  Transfers                                             
        (a) With the approval of the 
        commissioner of finance, the 
        commissioner of transportation may 
        transfer unencumbered balances among 
        the appropriations from the trunk 
        highway fund and the state airports 
        fund made in this section.  No transfer 
        may be made from the appropriation for 
        state road construction.  No transfer 
        may be made from the appropriations for 
        debt service to any other appropriation.
        Transfers under this paragraph may not 
        be made between funds.  Transfers 
        between programs must be reported 
        immediately to the chair of the 
        Transportation Budget Division of the 
        senate and the chair of the 
        Transportation Finance Committee of the 
        house of representatives. 
        (b) The commissioner of finance shall 
        transfer from the flexible account in 
        the county state-aid highway fund 
        $5,650,000 the first year and 
        $1,480,000 the second year to the 
        municipal turnback account in the 
        municipal state-aid street fund and 
        $10,390,000 the first year and 
        $7,380,000 the second year to the trunk 
        highway fund; and the remainder in each 
        year to the county turnback account in 
        the county state-aid highway fund. 
        Subd. 7.  Use of State Road 
        Construction Appropriations         
        Any money appropriated to the 
        commissioner of transportation for 
        state road construction for any fiscal 
        year before fiscal year 2006 is 
        available to the commissioner during 
        fiscal years 2006 and 2007 to the 
        extent that the commissioner spends the 
        money on the state road construction 
        project for which the money was 
        originally encumbered during the fiscal 
        year for which it was appropriated.  
        The commissioner of transportation 
        shall report to the commissioner of 
        finance by August 1, 2005, and August 
        1, 2006, on a form the commissioner of 
        finance provides, on expenditures made 
        during the previous fiscal year that 
        are authorized by this subdivision. 
        Subd. 8.  Contingent Appropriation                              
        The commissioner of transportation, 
        with the approval of the governor after 
        review by the Legislative Advisory 
        Commission under Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 3.30, may transfer all or part 
        of the unappropriated balance in the 
        trunk highway fund to an appropriation 
        (1) for trunk highway design, 
        construction, or inspection in order to 
        take advantage of an unanticipated 
        receipt of income to the trunk highway 
        fund or to take advantage of federal 
        advanced construction funding, (2) for 
        trunk highway maintenance in order to 
        meet an emergency, or (3) to pay tort 
        or environmental claims.  Any transfer 
        as a result of the use of federal 
        advanced construction funding must 
        include an analysis of the effects on 
        the long-term trunk highway fund 
        balance.  The amount transferred is 
        appropriated for the purpose of the 
        account to which it is transferred. 
        Sec. 3.  METROPOLITAN COUNCIL
        TRANSIT                               77,503,000     78,753,000 
        (a) Bus Transit
            73,453,000     73,453,000 
        This appropriation is for bus system 
        operations. 
        (b) Rail Operations
             4,050,000      5,300,000 
        This appropriation is for operations of 
        the Hiawatha light rail transit line.  
        This appropriation is for paying 50 
        percent of operating costs for the 
        Hiawatha light rail transit line after 
        operating revenue and federal funds are 
        used for light rail transit operations. 
        The remaining operating costs up to a 
        maximum of $4,050,000 the first year 
        and $5,300,000 the second year are to 
        be paid by the Hennepin County Regional 
        Rail Authority, using any or all of 
        these sources: 
        (1) general tax revenues of Hennepin 
        County; 
        (2) the authority's reserves; and 
        (3) taxes levied under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 398A.04, subdivision 
        8, notwithstanding any provision in 
        that subdivision that limits amounts 
        that may be levied for light rail 
        transit purposes. 
        Sec. 4.  PUBLIC SAFETY
        Subdivision 1.  Total
        Appropriation                        132,448,000    131,869,000
                      Summary by Fund
        General               5,242,000     5,247,000
        Trunk Highway        73,346,000    73,337,000
        Highway User          8,443,000     8,513,000
        Special Revenue      45,417,000    44,742,000
        Subd. 2.  Administration 
        and Related Services                   9,694,000      9,699,000 
                      Summary by Fund
        General               2,371,000     2,376,000
        Trunk Highway         5,938,000     5,938,000
        Highway User          1,385,000     1,385,000
        (a) Office of Communications 
               385,000        385,000 
                      Summary by Fund
        General                  39,000        39,000
        Trunk Highway           346,000       346,000
        (b) Public Safety Support 
             6,855,000      6,860,000 
                      Summary by Fund
        General               2,241,000     2,246,000
        Trunk Highway         3,248,000     3,248,000
        Highway User          1,366,000     1,366,000
        $375,000 the first year and $380,000 
        the second year are for payment of 
        public safety officer survivor benefits 
        under Minnesota Statutes, section 
        299A.44.  If the appropriation for 
        either year is insufficient, the 
        appropriation for the other year is 
        available for it.  
        $314,000 the first year and $314,000 
        the second year are to be deposited in 
        the public safety officer's benefit 
        account.  This money is available for 
        reimbursements under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 299A.465.  
        $508,000 the first year and $508,000 
        the second year are for soft body armor 
        reimbursements under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 299A.38. 
        $792,000 the first year and $792,000 
        the second year are appropriated from 
        the general fund for transfer by the 
        commissioner of finance to the trunk 
        highway fund on December 31, 2005, and 
        December 31, 2006, respectively, in 
        order to reimburse the trunk highway 
        fund for expenses not related to the 
        fund.  These represent amounts 
        appropriated out of the trunk highway 
        fund for general fund purposes in the 
        administration and related services 
        program. 
        $610,000 the first year and $610,000 
        the second year are appropriated from 
        the highway user tax distribution fund 
        for transfer by the commissioner of 
        finance to the trunk highway fund on 
        December 31, 2005, and December 31, 
        2006, respectively, in order to 
        reimburse the trunk highway fund for 
        expenses not related to the fund.  
        These represent amounts appropriated 
        out of the trunk highway fund for 
        highway user tax distribution fund 
        purposes in the administration and 
        related services program. 
        $716,000 the first year and $716,000 
        the second year are appropriated from 
        the highway user tax distribution fund 
        for transfer by the commissioner of 
        finance to the general fund on December 
        31, 2005, and December 31, 2006, 
        respectively, in order to reimburse the 
        general fund for expenses not related 
        to the fund.  These represent amounts 
        appropriated out of the general fund 
        for operation of the criminal justice 
        data network related to driver and 
        motor vehicle licensing. 
        (c) Technical Support Services
             2,454,000      2,454,000 
                      Summary by Fund
        General                  91,000        91,000
        Trunk Highway         2,344,000     2,344,000
        Highway User             19,000        19,000
        Subd. 3.  State Patrol                70,047,000     70,038,000 
                      Summary by Fund
        General               2,871,000     2,871,000
        Trunk Highway        67,084,000    67,075,000
        Highway User             92,000        92,000
        (a) Patrolling Highways      
            60,739,000     60,730,000 
                      Summary by Fund
        General                  37,000        37,000
        Trunk Highway        60,610,000    60,601,000
        Highway User             92,000        92,000
        $3,700,000 the first year is for the 
        cost of adding State Patrol positions.  
        If money transferred to the trunk 
        highway fund in the first year from the 
        alcohol enforcement account in the 
        special revenue fund is less than the 
        amount specified in this paragraph, the 
        commissioner shall make up the 
        difference by transferring to the trunk 
        highway fund money allocated to the 
        commissioner under the federal Repeat 
        Offender Transfer Program, Public Law 
        105-206, section 164. 
        (b) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
             6,474,000      6,474,000 
        This appropriation is from the trunk 
        highway fund. 
        (c) Capitol Security         
             2,834,000      2,834,000 
        The commissioner may not (1) spend any 
        money from the trunk highway fund for 
        capitol security or (2) permanently 
        transfer any state trooper from the 
        patrolling highways activity to capitol 
        security. 
        The commissioner may not transfer any 
        money (1) appropriated for Department 
        of Public Safety administration, the 
        patrolling of highways, commercial 
        vehicle enforcement, or driver and 
        vehicle services to capitol security or 
        (2) from capitol security. 
        Subd. 4.  Driver and Vehicle Services
            51,389,000     50,814,000 
                      Summary by Fund
        Highway User          6,966,000     7,036,000
        Special Revenue      44,423,000    43,778,000
        (a) Vehicle Services
            23,383,000     23,849,000 
                      Summary by Fund
        Highway User          6,966,000     7,036,000
        Special Revenue      16,417,000    16,813,000
        This appropriation is from the vehicle 
        services operating account in the 
        special revenue fund. 
        (b) Driver Services
            28,006,000     26,965,000 
        This appropriation is from the driver 
        services operating account in the 
        special revenue fund. 
        Subd. 5.  Traffic Safety                 324,000        324,000 
        This appropriation is from the trunk 
        highway fund. 
        The commissioner of public safety shall 
        spend 50 percent of the money available 
        to the state under Public Law 105-206, 
        section 164, and the remaining 50 
        percent must be transferred to the 
        commissioner of transportation for 
        hazard elimination activities under 
        United States Code, title 23, section 
        152. 
        Subd. 6.  Pipeline Safety                994,000        994,000 
        This appropriation is from the pipeline 
        safety account in the special revenue 
        fund. 
        Sec. 5.  GENERAL CONTINGENT 
        ACCOUNTS                                 375,000        375,000 
                      Summary by Fund
        Trunk Highway           200,000       200,000
        Highway User            125,000       125,000
        Airports                 50,000        50,000
        The appropriations in this section may 
        only be spent with the approval of the 
        governor after consultation with the 
        Legislative Advisory Commission 
        pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 
        3.30. 
        If an appropriation in this section for 
        either year is insufficient, the 
        appropriation for the other year is 
        available for it. 
        Sec. 6.  TORT CLAIMS                     600,000        600,000 
        To be spent by the commissioner of 
        finance. 
        This appropriation is from the trunk 
        highway fund. 
        If the appropriation for either year is 
        insufficient, the appropriation for the 
        other year is available for it. 

                                   ARTICLE 2 
                    PUBLIC SAFETY ACTIVITIES, FEES, ACCOUNTS 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 115A.908, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [FEE CHARGED.] A fee of $4 $10 shall be 
        charged on the initial registration and each subsequent transfer 
        of title within the state, other than transfers for resale 
        purposes, of every motor vehicle weighing more than 1,000 
        pounds.  The fee shall be collected in an appropriate manner by 
        the motor vehicle registrar commissioner of public safety.  
        Registration plates or certificates of title may not be issued 
        by the motor vehicle registrar commissioner of public safety for 
        the ownership or operation of a motor vehicle subject to the 
        transfer fee unless the fee is paid.  The fee may not be charged 
        on the transfer of:  
           (1) previously registered vehicles if the transfer is to 
        the same person; 
           (2) vehicles subject to the conditions specified in section 
        297A.70, subdivision 2; or 
           (3) vehicles purchased in another state by a resident of 
        another state if more than 60 days have elapsed after the date 
        of purchase and the purchaser is transferring title to this 
        state and has become a resident of this state after the purchase.
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.013, 
        subdivision 8, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 8.  [PROCEEDS TO HIGHWAY USER FUND; VEHICLE SERVICES 
        OPERATING ACCOUNT.] (a) Unless otherwise specified in this 
        chapter, the net proceeds of the registration tax imposed on 
        motor vehicles under this chapter shall must be collected by the 
        registrar of motor vehicles and commissioner, paid into the 
        state treasury, and credited to the highway user tax 
        distribution fund. 
           (b) All fees collected under this chapter, unless otherwise 
        specified, must be deposited in the vehicle services operating 
        account in the special revenue fund under section 299A.705. 
           Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.09, 
        subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [DISPLAY OF TEMPORARY PERMIT; SPECIAL PLATES.] 
        (a) A vehicle that displays a special plate issued under section 
        168.021; 168.12, subdivision 2, 2a, 2b, 2c, or 2d; 168.123; 
        168.124; 168.125; 168.126; 168.128; or 168.129, 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 (b) (d), clause (3). 
           (b) A vehicle that is registered under section 168.10 may 
        display a temporary permit in conjunction with expired 
        registration, with or without a registration license plate, if: 
           (1) the license plates have been applied for and the 
        registration tax has been paid in full, as provided for in 
        section 168.10; and 
           (2) the vehicle is used solely as a collector vehicle while 
        displaying the temporary permit and not used for general 
        transportation purposes. 
           (c) The permit is valid for a period of 60 days.  The 
        permit must be in a form format 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. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.105, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [AFFIDAVIT FOR REGISTRATION AND TAXATION.] (a) A 
        classic motorcycle must be listed for taxation taxed and 
        registration registered by executed the vehicle owner submitting 
        an affidavit to the commissioner stating (1) the name and 
        address of the owner, (2) the name and address of the person 
        from whom purchased, (3) the make of the classic motorcycle, (4) 
        the year and number of the model, (5) the manufacturer's vehicle 
        identification number, (6) that the motorcycle is owned and 
        operated solely as a collector's item and will not be used for 
        general transportation purposes, and (7) that the owner has one 
        or more motor vehicles with regular license plates.  
           (b) When the registrar commissioner is satisfied that the 
        affidavit is true, correct, and complete and that the owner has 
        paid a $10 registration tax, the registrar commissioner shall 
        list the vehicle for taxation and registration register the 
        vehicle and shall issue special number plates.  
           Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.105, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [SPECIAL CLASSIC PLATES.] The registrar 
        commissioner shall issue number plates of the same size as 
        standard motorcycle license plates and inscribed "collector" and 
        "Minnesota" with the registration number or other combination of 
        characters authorized under section 168.12, subdivision 2a, but 
        without a date.  The plates are valid without renewal as long as 
        the classic motorcycle exists and may be issued for the 
        applicant's use only for the classic motorcycle.  The registrar 
        commissioner may revoke the plates for noncompliance with this 
        subdivision.  
           Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.105, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [ORIGINAL PLATES.] (a) Instead of being 
        issued special classic motorcycle plates, a classic motorcycle 
        registered under this section may display original Minnesota 
        number plates issued in the same year as the model year of the 
        motorcycle on which they are displayed.  The number of on the 
        original plates must be provided to the registrar commissioner.  
           (b) Original Minnesota number plates may not be used if the 
        number on the original plate is identical to the number on a 
        current collector's plate issued by the registrar commissioner.  
           (c) A person currently using classic motorcycle plates 
        issued under this section, shall return those plates to the 
        registrar before substituting original plates.  
           (d) If the vehicle is not registered as a collector 
        vehicle, the registrar may commissioner shall charge a fee of 
        $10 for registering the number on the original plates.  
           Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.12, is 
        amended to read: 
           168.12 [LICENSE PLATES.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [NUMBER PLATES; DESIGN, VISIBILITY, PERIODS 
        OF ISSUANCE.] (a) The registrar commissioner, upon the approval 
        and payment, shall issue to the applicant the number plates 
        required by law this chapter, bearing the state name and the an 
        assigned vehicle registration number assigned.  The number 
        assigned by the commissioner may be a combination of a letter or 
        sign with figures.  The color of the plates and the color of the 
        abbreviation of the state name and the number assigned shall 
        must be in marked contrast.  The plates shall must be lettered, 
        spaced, or distinguished to suitably indicate the registration 
        of the vehicle according to the rules of the registrar, and 
        commissioner. 
           (b) When a vehicle is registered on the basis of total 
        gross weight, the plates issued shall must clearly indicate by 
        letters or other suitable insignia the maximum gross weight for 
        which the tax has been paid.  These number 
           (c) The plates shall must be so treated as to be at least 
        100 times brighter than the conventional painted number plates.  
        When properly mounted on an unlighted vehicle, these number the 
        plates, when viewed from a vehicle equipped with standard 
        headlights, shall must be visible for a distance of not less 
        than 1,500 feet and readable for a distance of not less than 110 
        feet. 
           (b) (d) The registrar commissioner shall issue these 
        number plates for the following periods: 
           (1) New number plates issued pursuant to section 168.012, 
        subdivision 1, shall must be issued to a vehicle for as long as 
        it the vehicle is owned by the exempt agency and the plate shall 
        not be transferable from one vehicle to another but the plate 
        may be transferred with the vehicle from one tax-exempt agency 
        to another.  
           (2) Plates issued for passenger automobiles as defined in 
        section 168.011, subdivision 7, shall must be issued for a 
        seven-year period.  All plates issued under this paragraph must 
        be replaced if they are seven years old or older at the time 
        of annual registration renewal or will become so during the 
        registration period. 
           (3) Number Plates issued under sections 168.053 and 168.27, 
        subdivisions 16 and 17, shall must be for a seven-year period. 
           (4) Number Plates issued under subdivisions 2c and 2d and 
        section 168.123 shall must be issued for the life of the veteran 
        under section 169.79. 
           (5) Plates for any vehicle not specified in clauses (1) to 
        (3), except for trailers as hereafter provided, shall must be 
        issued for the life of the vehicle.  Beginning with number 
        plates issued for the year 1981, plates issued for trailers with 
        a total gross weight of 3,000 pounds or less shall must be 
        issued for the life of the trailer and shall must be not more 
        than seven inches in length and four inches in width. 
           (c) (e) In a year in which plates are not issued, the 
        registrar commissioner shall issue for each registration a tab 
        or sticker to designate the year of registration.  This tab or 
        sticker shall must show the calendar year or years for which the 
        sticker is issued, and is valid only for that period.  
        The number plates, number tabs, or and stickers issued for a 
        motor vehicle may not be transferred to another motor vehicle 
        during the period for which it the sticker is issued, except 
        when issued for a motor vehicle registered under section 168.187.
           (d) Notwithstanding (f) Despite any other provision of this 
        subdivision, number plates issued to a vehicle which is used for 
        behind-the-wheel instruction in a driver education course in a 
        public school may be transferred to another vehicle used for the 
        same purpose without payment of any additional fee.  The 
        registrar shall be notified public school shall notify the 
        commissioner of each transfer of number plates under this 
        paragraph and.  The commissioner may prescribe a form format for 
        notification. 
           Subd. 2.  [AMATEUR RADIO LICENSEE; SPECIAL PLATES.] (a) Any 
        The commissioner shall issue amateur radio plates to an 
        applicant who: 
           (1) is an owner or joint owner of a passenger automobile, 
        van or pickup truck, or a self-propelled recreational motor 
        vehicle, and; 
           (2) is a resident of this state, and who; 
           (3) holds an official amateur radio station license, or a 
        citizens radio service class D license, in good standing, issued 
        by the Federal Communications Commission shall upon compliance; 
           (4) pays the registration tax required under section 
        168.013; 
           (5) pays a fee of $10 for each set of special plates and 
        any other fees required by this chapter; and 
           (6) complies with all laws of this state relating to this 
        chapter and rules governing the registration of motor vehicles 
        and the licensing of motor vehicles and drivers, be furnished 
        with license plates for the motor vehicle, as prescribed by law, 
        upon which,; 
           (b) In lieu of the numbers registration number required for 
        identification under subdivision 1, shall be inscribed the 
        plates must indicate the official amateur call letters of the 
        applicant, as assigned by the Federal Communications Commission, 
        and the words "AMATEUR RADIO." 
           The applicant shall pay in addition to the registration tax 
        required by law, the sum of $10 for the special license plates, 
        and at the time of delivery of the special license plates the 
        applicant shall surrender to the registrar the current license 
        plates issued for the motor vehicle. 
           (c) This provision for the issue of special license plates 
        shall apply applies only if the applicant's motor vehicle is 
        already registered in Minnesota so that the applicant has valid 
        regular Minnesota plates issued for that motor vehicle under 
        which to operate it during the time that it will take to have 
        the necessary special license plates made. 
           (d) If owning or jointly owning more than one motor vehicle 
        of the type specified in this subdivision, the applicant may 
        apply for special plates for each of not more than two motor 
        vehicles, and, if each application complies with this 
        subdivision, the registrar commissioner shall furnish the 
        applicant with the special plates, inscribed with indicating the 
        official amateur call letters and other distinguishing 
        information as the registrar commissioner considers necessary, 
        for each of the two motor vehicles.  
           (e) And The registrar commissioner may make reasonable 
        rules governing the use of the special license plates as will 
        assure the full compliance by the owner and holder of the 
        special plates, with all existing laws governing the 
        registration of motor vehicles, and the transfer and the use 
        thereof of the plates. 
           (b) (f) Despite any contrary provision of subdivision 1, 
        the special license plates issued under this subdivision may be 
        transferred by an owner to another motor vehicle listed in 
        paragraph (a) and registered to the same owner, upon the payment 
        of a fee of $5.  The registrar commissioner must be notified of 
        before the transfer and may prescribe a form format for the 
        notification.  
           (c) Fees collected under this subdivision must be paid into 
        the state treasury and credited to the highway user tax 
        distribution fund. 
           Subd. 2a.  [PERSONALIZED PLATES; RULES.] (a) The 
        commissioner shall issue personalized license plates must be 
        issued or, if requested for special plates issued under section 
        168.123 for veterans, 168.124 for medal of honor recipients, or 
        168.125 for former prisoners of war, applicable personalized 
        special veterans plates, to an applicant for registration of who:
           (1) is an owner of a passenger automobile including a 
        passenger automobile registered as a classic car, pioneer car, 
        collector car, or street rod; van; pickup truck as defined in 
        section 168.011, subdivision 29, and any other truck with a 
        manufacturer's nominal rated capacity of one ton or less and 
        resembling a pickup truck; a motorcycle, including a classic 
        motorcycle; or self-propelled a recreational motor vehicle, upon 
        compliance with the laws of this state relating to registration 
        of the vehicle and upon payment of; 
           (2) pays a onetime fee of $100 in addition to and any other 
        fees required by this chapter; 
           (3) pays the registration tax required by law this chapter 
        for the motor vehicle; and 
           (4) complies with this chapter and rules governing 
        registration of motor vehicles and licensing of drivers. 
           (b) The registrar commissioner shall designate charge a 
        replacement fee for personalized license plates that is 
        calculated to cover the cost of replacement and personalized 
        special veterans plates issued under section 168.123 as 
        specified in subdivision 5.  This fee must be paid by the 
        applicant whenever the personalized license plates are required 
        to be replaced by law, except that as provided in section 
        168.124, subdivision 3, and 168.125, subdivision 1b, no fee may 
        be charged to replace plates issued under those sections. 
           (c) In lieu of the numbers registration number assigned as 
        provided in subdivision 1, personalized license plates and 
        personalized special veterans plates must have imprinted on them 
        a series of not more than seven numbers and letters, or five 
        numbers and letters for personalized special veterans plates, in 
        any combination and, as applicable, satisfy the design 
        requirements of sections 168.123, 168.124, or 168.125.  When an 
        applicant has once obtained personalized plates or personalized 
        special veterans plates, the applicant shall have a prior claim 
        for similar personalized plates or personalized special veterans 
        plates in the next succeeding year as long as current motor 
        vehicle registration is maintained. 
           (d) The commissioner of public safety shall adopt rules in 
        the manner provided by chapter 14, regulating the issuance and 
        transfer of personalized license plates and personalized special 
        veterans plates.  No words or combination of letters placed 
        on personalized license these plates may be used for commercial 
        advertising, be of an obscene, indecent, or immoral nature, or 
        be of a nature that would offend public morals or decency.  The 
        call signals or letters of a radio or television station are not 
        commercial advertising for the purposes of this subdivision. 
           (b) Notwithstanding (e) Despite the provisions of 
        subdivision 1, personalized license plates and personalized 
        special veterans plates issued under this subdivision may be 
        transferred to another motor vehicle owned or jointly listed in 
        paragraph (a) and owned by the applicant, upon the payment of a 
        fee of $5, which must be paid into the state treasury and 
        credited to the highway user tax distribution fund. 
           (f) The registrar commissioner may by rule provide a form 
        specify the format for notification. 
           (g) A personalized license plate or personalized special 
        veterans plate issued for a classic car, pioneer car, collector 
        car, street rod, or classic motorcycle may not be transferred to 
        a vehicle not eligible for such a license plate. 
           (c) Notwithstanding (h) Despite any law to the contrary, if 
        the personalized license plates are lost, stolen, or destroyed, 
        the applicant may apply and shall receive must be issued 
        duplicate license plates bearing the same combination of letters 
        and numbers and the same design as (1) the former personalized 
        plates or personalized special veterans plates under section 
        168.123 upon the payment of the fee required by section 
        168.29 or (2) the former personalized special veterans plates 
        issued under section 168.124 or 168.125, without charge.  
           (d) Fees from the sale of permanent and duplicate 
        personalized license plates must be paid into the state treasury 
        and credited to the highway user tax distribution fund. 
           Subd. 2b.  [FIREFIGHTERS; SPECIAL PLATES.] (a) The 
        registrar commissioner shall issue special license plates, or a 
        single license plate in the case of a motorcycle plate, to any 
        applicant who: 
           (1) is both a member of a fire department receiving state 
        aid under chapter 69 and an owner or joint owner of a passenger 
        automobile, or a truck with a manufacturer's nominal rated 
        capacity of one ton and resembling a pickup truck, upon payment 
        of or a motorcycle; 
           (2) pays a fee of $10 and upon payment of any other fees 
        required by this chapter; 
           (3) pays the registration tax required by law this chapter 
        for the motor vehicle and compliance with other laws of this 
        state relating to; and 
           (4) complies with this chapter and rules governing the 
        registration of motor vehicles and licensing of motor vehicles 
        and drivers. 
           (b) In lieu of the identification required under 
        subdivision 1, the special license plates shall be inscribed 
        with a symbol must bear an emblem of a Maltese Cross together 
        with five any numbers or characters prescribed by the 
        commissioner.  No applicant shall receive more than two sets of 
        plates for motor vehicles owned or jointly owned by the 
        applicant.  
           (b) (c) Special plates issued under this subdivision may 
        only be used during the period that the owner or joint owner of 
        the motor vehicle is a member of a fire department as specified 
        in this subdivision.  When the person individual to whom the 
        special plates were issued is no longer a member of a fire 
        department or when the motor vehicle ownership is transferred, 
        the owner shall remove the special license plates shall be 
        removed from the motor vehicle and returned to the registrar.  
        Upon return removal of the special plates, or special motorcycle 
        plate, either the owner or purchaser of the motor vehicle is 
        entitled to receive regular plates or a regular motorcycle plate 
        for the motor vehicle without cost for the remainder of the 
        registration period for which the special plate or plates were 
        issued. 
           Firefighter license plates issued pursuant to this 
        subdivision may be transferred to another motor vehicle upon 
        payment of $5, which fee shall be paid into the state treasury 
        and credited to the highway user tax distribution fund. (d) A 
        special motorcycle license plate issued under this subdivision 
        must be the same size as a standard motorcycle license plate.  
           (e) Upon payment of a fee of $5, plates issued under this 
        subdivision for a passenger automobile or truck may be 
        transferred to another passenger automobile or truck owned or 
        jointly owned by the person to whom the plates were issued.  On 
        payment of a fee of $5, a plate issued under this subdivision 
        for a motorcycle may be transferred to another motorcycle owned 
        or jointly owned by the person to whom the plate was issued. 
           (c) (f) The commissioner of public safety may adopt rules 
        under the Administrative Procedure Act, sections 14.001 to 
        14.69, to govern the issuance and use of the special plates 
        authorized in this subdivision.  All fees from the sale of 
        special license plates for firefighters shall be paid into the 
        state treasury and credited to the highway user tax distribution 
        fund.  
           Subd. 2c.  [NATIONAL GUARD; SPECIAL PLATES.] (a) The 
        registrar commissioner shall issue special license plates to any 
        applicant who: 
           (1) is a regularly enlisted, commissioned, or retired 
        member of the Minnesota National Guard, other than an inactive 
        member who is not a retired member, and is an owner or joint 
        owner of a passenger automobile, van, or pickup truck included 
        within the definition of a passenger automobile upon payment of; 
           (2) pays a fee of $10, payment of and any other fees 
        required by this chapter; 
           (3) pays the registration tax required by law, and 
        compliance with other laws of this state relating to this 
        chapter; and 
           (4) complies with this chapter and rules governing the 
        registration of motor vehicles and licensing of motor vehicles 
        and drivers. 
           (b) The adjutant general shall design the emblem for these 
        special plates subject to the approval of the registrar 
        commissioner.  No 
           (c) An applicant shall must not be issued more than two 
        sets of plates for motor vehicles owned or jointly owned by 
        registered to the applicant.  The adjutant general shall 
        estimate the number of special plates that will be required and 
        submit the estimate to the registrar.  
           (b) (d) Special plates issued under this subdivision may 
        only be used during the period that the owner or joint owner of 
        the motor vehicle is an active or retired member of the 
        Minnesota National Guard as specified in this subdivision.  When 
        the person individual to whom the special plates were issued is 
        no longer an active or retired member of the Minnesota National 
        Guard, the special plates must be removed from the vehicle and 
        returned to by the registrar owner.  Upon return removal of 
        the special plates, either the owner or purchaser of the motor 
        vehicle is entitled to receive regular plates for the motor 
        vehicle without cost for the remainder of the registration 
        period for which the special plates were issued. 
           (e) While the person is an active or retired member of the 
        Minnesota National Guard, plates issued pursuant to this 
        subdivision may be transferred to another motor vehicle owned or 
        jointly owned by that person individual upon payment of a fee of 
        $5. 
           (c) (f) For purposes of this subdivision, "retired member" 
        means a person an individual placed on the roll of retired 
        officers or roll of retired enlisted members in the Office of 
        the Adjutant General under section 192.18 and who is not 
        deceased. 
           (d) All fees collected under the provisions of this 
        subdivision shall be paid into the state treasury and credited 
        to the highway user tax distribution fund.  
           (e) (g) The registrar commissioner may adopt rules under 
        the Administrative Procedure Act to govern the issuance and use 
        of the special plates authorized by this subdivision.  
           Subd. 2d.  [READY RESERVE; SPECIAL PLATES.] (a) The 
        registrar commissioner shall issue special license plates to an 
        applicant who: 
           (1) is not eligible for special license National Guard 
        plates under subdivision 2c, who is a member of the United 
        States Armed Forces Ready Reserve as described in United States 
        Code, title 10, section 10142 or 10143, and is an owner or joint 
        owner of a passenger automobile, van, or pickup truck, on 
        paying; 
           (2) pays a fee of $10, paying and any other fees required 
        by this chapter; 
           (3) pays the registration tax required by law, and 
        complying with other laws of this state relating to this 
        chapter; and 
           (4) complies with this chapter and rules governing the 
        registration of motor vehicles and licensing of motor vehicles 
        and drivers. 
           (b) The commissioner of veterans affairs shall design the 
        emblem for these special plates subject to the approval of the 
        registrar commissioner.  No 
           (c) An applicant may must not be issued more than two sets 
        of plates for motor vehicles owned or jointly owned by the 
        applicant.  The commissioner of veterans affairs shall estimate 
        the number of special plates that will be required and submit 
        the estimate to the registrar.  
           (b) (d) Special plates issued under this subdivision may 
        only be used during the period that the owner or joint owner of 
        the motor vehicle is a member of the ready reserve.  When the 
        person owner is no longer a member, the special plates must be 
        removed from the motor vehicle and returned to the registrar by 
        the owner.  On returning removing the special plates, either the 
        owner or purchaser of the motor vehicle is entitled to receive 
        regular plates for the motor vehicle without cost for the rest 
        of the registration period for which the special plates were 
        issued.  While the person owner is a member of the ready 
        reserve, plates issued under this subdivision may be transferred 
        to another motor vehicle owned or jointly owned by that person 
        individual on paying a fee of $5.  
           (c) The fees collected under this subdivision must be paid 
        into the state treasury and credited to the highway user tax 
        distribution fund.  
           (d) (e) The registrar commissioner may adopt rules under 
        the Administrative Procedure Act to govern the issuance and use 
        of the special plates authorized by this subdivision. 
           Subd. 2e.  [VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE ATTENDANTS; SPECIAL 
        PLATES.] (a) The registrar commissioner shall issue special 
        license plates to an applicant who: 
           (1) is a volunteer ambulance attendant as defined in 
        section 144E.001, subdivision 15, and who owns or jointly owns a 
        motor vehicle taxed as a passenger automobile.  The registrar 
        shall issue the special plates on payment of; 
           (2) pays the registration tax required by law this chapter 
        for the motor vehicle, compliance with all other applicable laws 
        relating to; 
           (3) pays a fee of $10 and any other fees required by this 
        chapter; and 
           (4) complies with this chapter and rules governing the 
        registration of motor vehicles and licensing of motor vehicles 
        and drivers, and payment of an additional fee of $10. 
           (b) The registrar commissioner shall not issue more than 
        two sets of these plates to each qualified applicant. 
           (b) A person (c) An individual may use special plates 
        issued under this subdivision only during the period that 
        the person individual is a volunteer ambulance attendant.  When 
        the person individual to whom the special plates were issued 
        ceases to be a volunteer ambulance attendant, the person 
        individual shall return remove each set of special plates issued 
        to that person.  When ownership of a the motor vehicle is 
        transferred, the person individual shall remove the special 
        plates from that motor vehicle and return them to the 
        registrar.  On return removal of each set of plates, the owner 
        of the motor vehicle, or new owner in case of a 
        transferred motor vehicle, is entitled to receive 
        regular license plates for the motor vehicle without cost for 
        the rest of the registration period for which the set of special 
        plates were issued.  Special plates issued under this 
        subdivision may be transferred to another motor 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. 
           Subd. 2f.  [ORIGINAL LICENSE PLATES.] (a) On application of 
        the owner and in lieu of issuing license plates under 
        subdivision 1 to a motor vehicle registered and taxed as a 
        passenger automobile, the registrar commissioner may assign to 
        the motor vehicle original Minnesota number registration plates 
        issued in the same year as the model year of the motor vehicle, 
        if (1) the original license plates are at least 20 years old, 
        (2) the owner of the motor vehicle has the original license 
        plates in possession at the time of the application, and (3) the 
        owner provides the license plate number to the registrar 
        commissioner. 
           (b) License Plates displayed under this subdivision, 
        including tabs and stickers applied to the plates, must be 
        clearly legible and must be displayed at the front and rear of 
        on the motor vehicle.  
           (c) The registrar commissioner shall not assign the 
        registration number on the original license plates to the motor 
        vehicle if the registrar commissioner determines that the number 
        on the original plate is identical to the number on any current 
        license plate in the current or reserved numbering system used 
        by the registrar commissioner.  A person currently using license 
        plates issued by the registrar on the vehicle shall return those 
        license plates to the registrar before displaying original 
        license plates under this subdivision.  
           (d) Notwithstanding Despite subdivision 1, an original 
        license plate whose number has been assigned under this 
        subdivision may be displayed for as long as the license plates, 
        including tabs and stickers on the plates, are clearly 
        legible and the number is not subsequently used by the 
        commissioner as a plate number in a registration numbering 
        system.  
           (e) Notwithstanding Despite subdivision 1, original license 
        plates assigned under this subdivision need not bear a tab or 
        sticker to indicate the month or year of registration if 
        the motor vehicle carries the registration certificate issued 
        under section 168.11 at all times when the motor vehicle is 
        operated on the public highways. 
           (f) The registrar commissioner may charge a fee for 
        receiving an application and assigning original license plate 
        numbers. 
           Subd. 5.  [ADDITIONAL FEE.] (a) In addition to any fee 
        otherwise authorized or any tax otherwise imposed upon any motor 
        vehicle, the payment of which is required as a condition to the 
        issuance of any number license plate or plates, the commissioner 
        of public safety shall impose the fee specified in paragraph (b) 
        that is calculated to cover the cost of manufacturing and 
        issuing the license plate or plates, except for license plates 
        issued to disabled veterans as defined in section 168.031 and 
        license plates issued pursuant to section 168.124, 168.125, or 
        168.27, subdivisions 16 and 17, for passenger automobiles.  The 
        commissioner shall issue graphic design license plates shall 
        only be issued for vehicles registered pursuant to section 
        168.017 and recreational vehicles registered pursuant to section 
        168.013, subdivision 1g. 
           (b) Unless otherwise specified or exempted by statute, the 
        following plate and validation sticker fees apply for the 
        original, duplicate, or replacement issuance of a plate in a 
        plate year: 
        Sequential Regular Double Plate                  $ 4.25
        Sequential Special Plate-Double                  $ 7.00
        Sequential Regular Single Plate                  $ 3.00
        Sequential Special Plate-Single                  $ 5.50
        Utility Trailer Self-Adhesive Plate              $ 2.50
        Nonsequential Double Plate                       $14.00
        Nonsequential Single Plate                       $10.00
        Duplicate Sticker                                $ 1.00
           (c) Fees collected under this subdivision must be paid into 
        the state treasury and credited to the highway user tax 
        distribution fund. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective August 1, 2005, 
        except that amendments to subdivision 2a are effective August 1, 
        2006. 
           Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.123, is 
        amended to read: 
           168.123 [VETERANS; SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [GENERAL REQUIREMENTS; FEES.] (a) On 
        payment of a fee of $10 for each set of two plates, or for a 
        single plate in the case of a motorcycle plate, payment of the 
        registration tax required by law, and compliance with 
        other applicable laws relating to the vehicle registration and 
        licensing of a passenger automobile, pickup truck, van, 
        self-propelled recreational equipment, or motorcycle, as 
        applicable, the registrar commissioner shall issue: 
           (1) special license veteran's plates to an applicant who 
        served in the active military service in a branch of the armed 
        forces of the United States or of a nation or society allied 
        with the United States in conducting a foreign war, was 
        discharged under honorable conditions, and is an owner or joint 
        a registered owner of a passenger automobile, pickup truck, van, 
        or self-propelled recreational equipment motor vehicle, or truck 
        resembling a pickup truck and having a manufacturer's nominal 
        rated capacity of one ton, but which is not a commercial motor 
        vehicle as defined in section 169.01, subdivision 75; or 
           (2) a veteran's special motorcycle license plate as 
        described in subdivision 2, paragraph (a), (f), (h), or (i) or 
        another special license plate designed by the commissioner of 
        public safety to an applicant who is a Vietnam veteran who 
        served after July 1, 1961, and before July 1, 1978, and who 
        served in the active military service in a branch of the armed 
        forces of the United States in conducting a foreign war, was 
        discharged under honorable conditions, and is an owner or 
        joint registered owner of a motorcycle and meets the criteria 
        listed in this paragraph and in subdivision 2, paragraph (a), 
        (f), (h), or (i).  Plates issued under this clause must be the 
        same size as standard regular motorcycle license 
        plates.  Special motorcycle license plates issued under this 
        clause are not subject to section 168.1293. 
           (b) The additional fee of $10 is payable for each set 
        of veteran's plates, is payable only when the plates are issued, 
        and is not payable in a year in which tabs or stickers are 
        issued instead of number plates.  An applicant must not be 
        issued more than two sets of plates for vehicles listed in 
        paragraph (a) and owned or jointly owned by the applicant. 
           (c) The veteran shall must have a certified copy of the 
        veteran's discharge papers, indicating character of discharge, 
        at the time of application.  If an applicant served in the 
        active military service in a branch of the armed forces of a 
        nation or society allied with the United States in conducting a 
        foreign war and is unable to obtain a record of that service and 
        discharge status, the commissioner of veterans affairs may 
        certify the applicant as qualified for the veterans' license 
        plates provided under this section. 
           (d) For license plates issued for one-ton trucks described 
        in paragraph (a), clause (1), the commissioner shall collect a 
        surcharge of $5 on each $10 fee collected under paragraph (a).  
        The surcharge must be deposited in the vehicle services 
        operating account in the special revenue fund. 
           Subd. 2.  [DESIGN.] The commissioner of veterans affairs 
        shall design the emblem for the veterans' special plates, 
        subject to the approval of the registrar commissioner, that 
        satisfy the following requirements:  
           (a) For a Vietnam veteran who served after July 1, 1961, 
        and before July 1, 1978, in the active military service in a 
        branch of the armed forces of the United States or a nation or 
        society allied with the United States the special plates must 
        bear the inscription "VIETNAM VET" and the letters "V" and "V" 
        with the first letter directly above the second letter and both 
        letters just preceding the first numeral of the special license 
        plate number. 
           (b) For a veteran stationed on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, 
        or offshore, during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 
        1941, the special plates must bear the inscription "PEARL HARBOR 
        SURVIVOR" and the letters "P" and "H" with the first letter 
        directly above the second letter and both letters just preceding 
        the first numeral of the special license plate number. 
           (c) For a veteran who served during World War I or World 
        War II, the special plates must bear the inscription "WORLD WAR 
        VET" and: 
           (1) for a World War I veteran, the characters "W" and "I" 
        with the first character directly above the second character and 
        both characters just preceding the first numeral of the special 
        license plate number; or 
           (2) for a World War II veteran, the characters "W" and "II" 
        with the first character directly above the second character and 
        both characters just preceding the first numeral of the special 
        license plate number. 
           (d) For a veteran who served during the Korean Conflict, 
        the special plates must bear the inscription "KOREAN VET" and 
        the letters "K" and "V" with the first letter directly above the 
        second letter and both letters just preceding the first numeral 
        of the special license plate number.  
           (e) For a combat wounded veteran who is a recipient of the 
        purple heart medal, the special plates must bear the inscription 
        "COMBAT WOUNDED VET" and inscribed with have a facsimile on an 
        emblem of the official purple heart medal and the letters "C" 
        over "W" with the first letter directly over the second letter 
        just preceding the first numeral of the special license plate 
        number. 
           (f) For a Persian Gulf War veteran, the special plates must 
        bear the inscription "GULF WAR VET" and the letters "G" and "W" 
        with the first letter directly above the second letter and both 
        letters just preceding the first numeral of the special license 
        plate number.  For the purposes of this section, "Persian Gulf 
        War veteran" means a person who served on active duty after 
        August 1, 1990, in a branch of the armed forces of the United 
        States or a nation or society allied with the United States or 
        the United Nations during Operation Desert Shield, Operation 
        Desert Storm, or other military operation in the Persian Gulf 
        area combat zone as designated in United States Presidential 
        Executive Order No. 12744, dated January 21, 1991. 
           (g) For a veteran who served in the Laos War after July 1, 
        1961, and before July 1, 1978, the special plates must bear the 
        inscription "LAOS WAR VET" and the letters "L" and "V" with the 
        first letter directly above the second letter and both letters 
        just preceding the first numeral of the special license plate 
        number. 
           (h) For a veteran who is the recipient of: 
           (1) the Iraq Campaign Medal, the special plates must be 
        inscribed with a facsimile of that medal and must bear the 
        inscription "IRAQ WAR VET" directly below the special plate 
        number; 
           (2) the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the special plates must 
        be inscribed with a facsimile of that medal and must bear the 
        inscription "AFGHAN WAR VET" directly below the special plate 
        number; or 
           (3) the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the 
        special plates must be inscribed with a facsimile of that medal 
        and must bear the inscription "GWOT VETERAN" directly below the 
        special plate number. 
           (i) For a veteran who is the recipient of the Global War on 
        Terrorism Service Medal, the special plates must be inscribed 
        with a facsimile of that medal and must bear the inscription 
        "GWOT VETERAN" directly below the special plate number.  In 
        addition, any member of the National Guard or other military 
        reserves who has been ordered to federally funded state active 
        service under United States Code, title 32, as defined in 
        section 190.05, subdivision 5b, and who is the recipient of the 
        Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, is eligible for the 
        license plate described in this paragraph, irrespective of 
        whether that person qualifies as a veteran under section 197.447.
           Subd. 2a.  [TEMPORARY SURCHARGE.] For license plates issued 
        under subdivision 2, paragraphs (h) and (i), the commissioner 
        shall collect a surcharge of $5 on each $10 fee collected under 
        subdivision 1, paragraph (a).  The surcharge must be deposited 
        in the vehicle services operating account in the special revenue 
        fund. 
           Subd. 3.  [NUMBER ESTIMATED.] The commissioner of veterans 
        affairs shall estimate the number of special plates that will be 
        required and submit the estimate to the registrar.  
           Subd. 4.  [PLATES TRANSFER.] (a) On payment of a fee of $5, 
        plates issued under subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (1), 
        may be transferred to another passenger automobile, pickup 
        truck, van, or self-propelled recreational equipment owned or 
        jointly owned by motor vehicle, or one-ton truck described in 
        subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (1), registered to the 
        person individual to whom the plates were issued.  
           (b) On payment of a fee of $5, a plate issued under 
        subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (2), may be transferred to 
        another motorcycle owned or jointly owned by registered to the 
        person individual to whom the plate was issued. 
           Subd. 5.  [FEES CREDITED.] Fees collected under this 
        section must be paid into the state treasury and credited to the 
        highway user tax distribution fund. 
           Subd. 6.  [RULES.] The registrar commissioner may adopt 
        rules under the Administrative Procedure Act to govern the 
        issuance and use of the special plates authorized by this 
        section. 
           Sec. 9.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.1235, is 
        amended to read: 
           168.1235 [VETERANS SERVICE GROUPS; SPECIAL STICKERS GROUP 
        EMBLEMS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [GENERAL REQUIREMENTS; FEES.] (a) On 
        payment of a fee of $10 for each set of two license plates, 
        payment of the registration tax required by law, and compliance 
        with other laws relating to the registration and licensing of a 
        passenger automobile, pickup truck, van, or self-propelled 
        recreational vehicle, as applicable, The registrar commissioner 
        shall issue a special license plate sticker emblem for each 
        plate to an applicant who: 
           (1) is a member of a congressionally chartered veterans 
        service organization and is an owner or joint a registered owner 
        of a passenger automobile, pickup truck, van, or self-propelled 
        recreational vehicle; 
           (2) pays the registration tax required by law; 
           (3) pays a fee of $10 for each set of two plates, and any 
        other fees required by this chapter; and 
           (4) complies with this chapter and rules governing the 
        registration of motor vehicles and licensing of drivers. 
           (b) The additional fee of $10 is payable at the time of 
        initial application for the special license plate stickers 
        emblem and when the license plates must be replaced or renewed.  
        An applicant must not be issued more than two sets of special 
        license plate stickers emblems for motor vehicles listed in 
        paragraph (a) and owned or jointly owned by registered to the 
        applicant. 
           (c) The commissioner of veterans affairs shall determine 
        what documentation is required by each applicant to show that 
        the applicant is a member of a congressionally chartered 
        veterans service organization and is entitled to the special 
        license plate stickers applicant must present a valid card 
        indicating membership in the American Legion or Veterans of 
        Foreign Wars. 
           Subd. 2.  [DESIGN.] (a) The commissioner of veterans 
        affairs, after consultation with each of the congressionally 
        chartered veterans service organizations, shall design the 
        special license plate stickers emblems, subject to the approval 
        of the registrar commissioner.  The emblem, symbol, or other 
        pictorial representation on the sticker must be at least as 
        large as the letters and numerals on the plate and the registrar 
        commissioner shall allow for plates with spaces for the stickers 
        emblem in place of a numeral or letter. 
           (b) Each congressionally chartered veterans service 
        organization must arrange for any applicable rules of the 
        national organization to be changed or copyrights to be released 
        before the commissioner may issue special license plate stickers 
        emblems to members of any particular service organization under 
        this section. 
           Subd. 3.  [NUMBER ESTIMATED.] The commissioner of veterans 
        affairs shall estimate the number of special plate stickers that 
        will be required and submit the estimate to the registrar.  
           Subd. 4.  [PLATE STICKERS EMBLEM TRANSFER.] Notwithstanding 
        Despite section 168.12 or other law to the contrary, on payment 
        of a fee of $5, the veterans service organization special plate 
        stickers emblems issued under subdivision 1, may be transferred 
        by the owner to other license plates on a passenger automobile, 
        pickup truck, van, or self-propelled recreational vehicle owned 
        or jointly owned by registered to the person to whom the 
        stickers emblems were issued. 
           Subd. 5.  [FEES CREDITED.] Fees collected under this 
        section must be paid into the state treasury and credited to the 
        highway user tax distribution fund. 
           Sec. 10.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.124, is 
        amended to read: 
           168.124 [SPECIAL PLATES FOR MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [ISSUANCE AND DESIGN.] (a) The registrar of 
        motor vehicles commissioner shall issue special license plates 
        bearing the inscription "MEDAL OF HONOR" to an applicant who: 
           (1) is a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor and 
        upon the applicant's compliance with the laws of this state 
        relating to; 
           (2) is a registered owner of a passenger automobile, 
        motorcycle, or recreational motor vehicle; and 
           (3) complies with this chapter and rules governing the 
        registration of motor vehicles and licensing of motor vehicles 
        and drivers.  
           (b) The special license plates must be of a design and size 
        determined by the registrar commissioner.  Only one set of 
        plates, or a single plate in the case of a motorcycle, bearing 
        the inscription "MEDAL OF HONOR" may be issued for each 
        qualified applicant. 
           Subd. 2.  [APPLICATION.] Application for issuance of these 
        plates may be made only at the time of renewal or first 
        application for registration.  
           Subd. 3.  [NO FEE.] The registrar commissioner shall issue 
        a set of medal of honor plates to qualified applicants free of 
        charge and the plates must be replaced by the department without 
        charge if they become damaged.  In addition, no fee may be 
        charged for a subsequent year when tabs or stickers are issued 
        for that a motor vehicle listed in subdivision 1 on which the 
        special medal of honor plates are placed.  The motor vehicle 
        must be for personal use, not commercial purposes. 
           Subd. 4.  [TRANSFER.] Despite the provisions of section 
        168.12, subdivision 1, medal of honor plates issued under this 
        section may be transferred to another personal motor vehicle 
        owned or jointly owned by registered to the medal of honor 
        recipient upon notification to the registrar of motor vehicles 
        commissioner.  
           Subd. 5.  [MOTOR VEHICLE; SPECIAL DEFINITION.] For purposes 
        of this section, "motor vehicle" means a vehicle for personal 
        use, not used for commercial purposes, and may include a 
        passenger automobile, van, pickup truck, motorcycle, or 
        recreational vehicle.  
           Subd. 6.  [WHEN ISSUED.] The registrar of motor vehicles 
        shall begin issuing medal of honor plates for the calendar year 
        1984 and thereafter. 
           Sec. 11.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.125, is 
        amended to read: 
           168.125 [SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES FOR FORMER PRISONERS OF 
        WAR.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [ISSUANCE AND DESIGN.] (a) The registrar 
        commissioner shall issue special license plates bearing the 
        inscription "EX-POW" to any applicant who: 
           (1) is both a former prisoner of war and an owner or joint 
        a registered owner of a passenger automobile, motorcycle, or 
        recreational motor vehicle upon the applicant's compliance with 
        all the laws of this state relating to; and 
           (2) complies with this chapter and rules governing the 
        registration of motor vehicles and licensing of motor vehicles 
        and drivers.  
           (b) The special license plates shall must be of a design 
        and size to be determined by the commissioner.  Only one set of 
        plates, or a single plate in the case of a motorcycle, bearing 
        the "EX-POW" inscription may be issued for only one motor 
        vehicle per each qualified applicant.  
           Subd. 1a.  [APPLICATION.] Application for issuance of these 
        plates shall must be made at the time of renewal or first 
        application for registration.  The application shall must 
        include a certification by the commissioner of veterans affairs 
        that the applicant was a member of the military forces of the 
        United States who was captured, separated, and incarcerated by 
        an enemy of the United States during a period of armed conflict. 
           Subd. 1b.  [NO FEE.] The registrar commissioner shall issue 
        a set of EX-POW plates, or a single plate for a motorcycle, to 
        qualified applicants, free of charge for the cost of the plates, 
        and shall replace them without charge if they become damaged.  
        In addition, no fee may be charged for a subsequent year 
        when tabs or stickers are issued for that motor vehicle on which 
        the special EX-POW plates are placed. 
           Subd. 1c.  [PLATES TRANSFER.] Notwithstanding Despite the 
        provisions of section 168.12, subdivision 1, the special license 
        plates issued under this section may be transferred to another 
        motor vehicle owned or jointly owned by registered to the former 
        prisoner of war upon notification to the registrar of motor 
        vehicles commissioner.  
           Subd. 1d.  [SURVIVING SPOUSE.] Upon the death of a former 
        prisoner of war, the registrar commissioner shall continue to 
        issue free of charge, upon renewal, the special license plates 
        to a motor vehicle owned by the surviving spouse of the former 
        prisoner of war.  Special license plates issued to a surviving 
        spouse may be transferred to another motor vehicle owned by 
        registered to the surviving spouse as provided in subdivision 
        1c.  No fee may be charged for replacement plates issued to a 
        surviving spouse or for tabs or stickers issued for the motor 
        vehicle on which the special "EX-POW" plates are placed.  A 
        surviving spouse is not exempt from the motor vehicle 
        registration tax. 
           Subd. 1e.  [MOTOR VEHICLE; SPECIAL DEFINITION.] For 
        purposes of this section, "motor vehicle" means a passenger 
        automobile, van, pickup truck, motorcycle, or recreational 
        vehicle. 
           Subd. 2.  [SPECIAL PLATES; EX-POW AND DISABILITY 
        INSIGNIA EMBLEMS.] The registrar commissioner shall issue 
        special license plates bearing both the "EX-POW" and 
        disability insignia emblem to any applicant who is entitled to 
        the special license plates provided under this section and who 
        is also entitled to special license plates for the physically 
        disabled under section 168.021 upon compliance with the 
        provisions of both sections.  The special license plates shall 
        must be of a design and size to be determined by the 
        commissioner.  
           Subd. 3.  [RULES; COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC SAFETY.] The 
        commissioner of public safety may promulgate adopt by rule, in 
        accordance with the provisions of chapter 14, the procedures for 
        issuance or transfer of the special license plates authorized 
        under this section.  
           Subd. 4.  [RULES; COMMISSIONER OF VETERANS AFFAIRS.] The 
        commissioner of veterans affairs shall establish the procedure 
        for obtaining the certification of former prisoner of war status.
           Subd. 5.  [SAVINGS PROVISION.] Nothing in this section 
        shall alter alters the exemption for disabled war veterans 
        provided for in section 168.031. 
           Sec. 12.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.1255, is 
        amended to read: 
           168.1255 [SPECIAL VETERAN CONTRIBUTION LICENSE PLATES.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [GENERAL REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES.] 
        The registrar commissioner shall issue special veteran 
        contribution license plates to an applicant who: 
           (1) is a veteran, as defined in section 197.447; 
           (2) is an owner or joint a registered owner of a passenger 
        automobile, pickup truck, or van; 
           (3) pays a fee of $10 to cover the costs of handling and 
        manufacturing the plates; 
           (4) pays the registration tax required under section 
        168.013; 
           (5) pays the fees required under this chapter; 
           (6) pays an additional onetime World War II memorial 
        contribution of $30, which the department shall retain until all 
        start-up costs associated with the development and issuing of 
        the plates have been recovered, after which the commissioner 
        shall deposit contributions in the World War II donation match 
        account; and 
           (7) complies with laws this chapter and rules governing the 
        registration of motor vehicles and licensing of vehicles and 
        drivers. 
           Subd. 2.  [DESIGN.] The commissioner of veterans affairs 
        shall design an emblem for the special plates, subject to the 
        approval of the registrar commissioner of public safety, 
        that satisfy satisfies the following requirements in this 
        subdivision: 
           (1) the special veteran contribution plates must bear the 
        inscription "PROUD TO BE A VETERAN" on the bottom of the plate; 
        and 
           (2) the flag of the United States of America must appear on 
        the left side of the plate just preceding the first letter or 
        numeral of the special license plate number. 
           Subd. 3.  [PLATE TRANSFERS.] Notwithstanding Despite 
        section 168.12, subdivision 1, on payment of a transfer fee of 
        $5, plates issued under this section may be transferred to 
        another passenger automobile, pickup truck, or van owned or 
        jointly owned by registered to the person individual to whom the 
        special veteran contribution plates were issued. 
           Subd. 4.  [FEES CREDITED.] The fees collected under this 
        section must be deposited in the state treasury and credited to 
        the highway user tax distribution fund.  Fees collected under 
        this section do not include the contributions collected for the 
        World War II memorial donation match account. 
           Subd. 5.  [RECORD.] The registrar commissioner shall 
        maintain a record of the number of special plates issued under 
        this section. 
           Sec. 13.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.127, 
        subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [FEES.] Instead of the filing fee described in 
        section 168.33, subdivision 7, the applicant for fleet 
        registration shall pay an equivalent administrative fee to the 
        commissioner for each vehicle in the fleet.  The administrative 
        fee must be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the 
        highway user tax distribution fund.  
           Sec. 14.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.128, is 
        amended to read: 
           168.128 [LIMOUSINE REGISTRATION, LICENSE PLATES.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [UNIQUE LIMOUSINE REGISTRATION CATEGORY.] A 
        unique vehicle registration category is established for 
        limousines as defined in section 168.011, subdivision 35. 
           Subd. 2.  [LICENSE PLATES.] (a) A person who operates a 
        limousine for other than personal use shall apply to register 
        the motor vehicle as provided in this section.  
           (b) A person who operates a limousine for personal use may 
        apply.  The registrar commissioner shall issue limousine license 
        plates upon the applicant's compliance with laws relating to 
        registration and licensing of motor vehicles and drivers and 
        certification by to the registered owner of a limousine who: 
           (1) certifies that an insurance policy under section 65B.13 
        in an aggregate amount of $300,000 per accident is in effect for 
        the entire period of the registration under section 65B.135.  
        The applicant must provide the registrar; 
           (2) provides the commissioner with proof that the passenger 
        automobile license tax and a $10 fee have been paid for each 
        limousine receiving limousine license plates; and 
           (3) complies with this chapter and rules governing the 
        registration of motor vehicles and licensing of drivers.  
           (c) The limousine license plates must be designed to 
        specifically identify the vehicle as a limousine and must be 
        clearly marked with the letters "LM."  Limousine license plates 
        may not be transferred upon sale of the limousine, but may be 
        transferred to another limousine owned by the same person upon 
        notifying the registrar commissioner and paying a $5 transfer 
        fee. 
           Subd. 3.  [INSURANCE.] (a) The application must include a 
        certificate of insurance verifying that a valid commercial 
        insurance policy is in effect and giving the name of the 
        insurance company and the number of the insurance policy.  The 
        policy must provide stated limits of liability, exclusive of 
        interest and costs, with respect to each motor vehicle for which 
        coverage is granted, of not less than $100,000 because of bodily 
        injury to one person in any one accident and, subject to said 
        that limit for one person, of not less than $300,000 because of 
        injury to two or more persons in any one accident and of not 
        less than $100,000 because of injury to or destruction of 
        property.  The insurance company must notify the commissioner if 
        the policy is canceled or if the policy no longer provides the 
        coverage required by this subdivision. 
           (b) The commissioner shall immediately notify the 
        commissioner of transportation if the policy of a person 
        required to have a permit under section 221.84 is canceled or no 
        longer provides the coverage required by this subdivision. 
           Subd. 4.  [FEES CREDITED TO HIGHWAY USER FUND.] Fees 
        collected from the sale of license plates under this section 
        must be paid into the state treasury and credited to the highway 
        user tax distribution fund. 
           Sec. 15.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.129, is 
        amended to read: 
           168.129 [SPECIAL COLLEGIATE LICENSE PLATES.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [GENERAL REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES.] The 
        commissioner of public safety shall issue special collegiate 
        license plates to an applicant who: 
           (1) is an owner or joint a registered owner of a passenger 
        automobile, pickup truck, or van; 
           (2) pays a fee determined by the commissioner as specified 
        in section 168.12, subdivision 5, to cover the costs of handling 
        and manufacturing the plates; 
           (3) pays the registration tax required under section 
        168.013; 
           (4) pays the fees required under this chapter; 
           (5) contributes at least $25 annually to the scholarship 
        account established in subdivision 6; and 
           (6) complies with laws this chapter and rules governing 
        registration of motor vehicles and licensing of vehicles and 
        drivers. 
           Subd. 2.  [DESIGN.] (a) After consultation with each 
        participating college, university, or postsecondary system, the 
        commissioner shall design the an emblem for each special 
        collegiate plates plate.  
           (b) In consultation with the commissioner, a participating 
        college or university annually shall indicate the anticipated 
        number of plates needed.  
           Subd. 3.  [NO REFUND.] Contributions under this section 
        must not be refunded.  
           Subd. 4.  [PLATES TRANSFER.] Notwithstanding Despite 
        section 168.12, subdivision 1, on payment of a transfer fee of 
        $5, plates issued under this section may be transferred to 
        another passenger vehicle, pickup, or van owned or jointly owned 
        by automobile registered to the person individual to whom the 
        special collegiate plates were issued. 
           Subd. 5.  [FEES CREDITED.] The fees collected under this 
        section must be deposited in the state treasury and credited to 
        the highway user tax distribution fund.  Fees collected under 
        this section do not include the contributions collected for the 
        scholarship account. 
           Subd. 6.  [SCHOLARSHIP ACCOUNT.] A scholarship account is 
        created in the state treasury.  Except for one percent that may 
        be retained by the commissioner of public safety for 
        administrative costs, all contributions received under this 
        section must be deposited by the commissioner in the scholarship 
        account.  Money in the scholarship account is appropriated to 
        the governing board of the institution to which it is 
        attributable, as provided in subdivision 7.  
           Subd. 7.  [RECORD.] The commissioner shall maintain a 
        record of the number of license plates issued for each 
        postsecondary institution or system in order to determine the 
        amount of scholarship funds available to that institution or 
        system. 
           Sec. 16.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.1291, is 
        amended to read: 
           168.1291 [SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES; UNIFORM DESIGN, UNIQUE 
        EMBLEMS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [DEFINITION.] For purposes of this section 
        "special license plates" means license plates issued under 
        sections 168.12, subdivisions 2b and 2e; 168.1235; and 168.129. 
           Subd. 2.  [UNIFORM DESIGN OF SPECIAL PLATES.] (a) The 
        commissioner shall design a single special license plate that 
        will contain a unique number and a space for a unique symbol 
        emblem for plates issued under sections 168.12, subdivisions 2b 
        and 2e; 168.1235; and 168.129.  The commissioner shall design a 
        unique symbol emblem related to the purpose of each 
        special license plate. 
           (b) Any provision of sections 168.12, subdivisions 2b to 
        2e; 168.123; and 168.129, that requires the placement of a 
        specified letter or letters on a special license plate applies 
        to those license plates only to the extent that the commissioner 
        includes the letter or letters in the design.  Where 
           (c) If a law authorizing a special license plate contains a 
        specific requirement for graphic design of that license plate, 
        that requirement applies to the appropriate unique symbol the 
        commissioner designs emblem. 
           Subd. 3.  [ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PLATES WITH UNIQUE 
        SYMBOLS EMBLEMS.] Notwithstanding Despite section 168.12, 
        subdivisions 2b to 2e; 168.123; or 168.129, beginning with 
        special license plates issued in calendar year 1996, the 
        commissioner shall issue each class of special license plates 
        permanently marked with specific designs under those laws only 
        until the commissioner's supply of those license plates is 
        exhausted.  Thereafter the commissioner shall issue under those 
        laws only the license plate authorized under subdivision 2, with 
        the appropriate unique symbol emblem attached. 
           Subd. 4.  [FEES.] Notwithstanding Despite section 168.12, 
        subdivisions 2b to 2e; 168.123; or 168.129, the commissioner 
        shall charge a fee of $10 for each set of license plates issued 
        under this section. 
           Subd. 5.  [APPLICATION APPLICABILITY.] This section does 
        not apply to a special motorcycle license plate designed by the 
        registrar commissioner under section 168.123, subdivision 1, 
        clause (2). 
           Sec. 17.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.1293, is 
        amended to read: 
           168.1293 [SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES; AUTHORIZATION; 
        DISCONTINUANCE.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [DEFINITION.] For purposes of this section 
        and section 168.1297, "special license plate" means a license 
        plate that is authorized by law sections 168.12, subdivisions 2b 
        and 2e; 168.1235; and 168.129, to have wording and graphics that 
        differ from a Minnesota passenger vehicle license plate. 
           Subd. 2.  [SUBMISSIONS TO DEPARTMENT COMMISSIONER.] (a) A 
        person, legal entity, or other requester, however organized, 
        that plans to seek legislation establishing a new special 
        license plate shall submit the following information and fee to 
        the Department of Public Safety commissioner: 
           (1) The requester shall submit a request for the special 
        license plate being sought, describing the proposed license 
        plate in general terms, the purpose of the plate, and the 
        proposed fee or minimum contribution required for the plate. 
           (2) The requester shall submit the results of a scientific 
        sample survey of Minnesota motor vehicle owners that indicates 
        that at least 10,000 motor vehicle owners intend to purchase the 
        proposed plate with the proposed fee or minimum contribution.  
        The requester's plan to undertake the survey must be reported to 
        the department commissioner before the survey is undertaken.  
        The survey must be performed independently of the requester by 
        another person or legal entity, however organized, that conducts 
        similar sample surveys in the normal course of business. 
           (3) The requester shall submit an application fee of 
        $20,000, to cover the department's cost of reviewing the 
        application for a new plate and developing the new special 
        license plate if authorized by law.  State funds may not be used 
        to pay the application fee. 
           (4) The requester shall submit a marketing strategy that 
        contains (i) short-term and long-term marketing plans for the 
        requested plate, and (ii) a financial analysis showing the 
        anticipated revenues and the planned expenditures of any fee or 
        contribution derived from the requested plate. 
           (b) The requester shall submit the information required 
        under paragraph (a) to the department commissioner at least 120 
        days before the convening of the next regular legislative 
        session at which the requester will submit the proposal. 
           Subd. 3.  [DESIGN; REDESIGN.] (a) If the proposed new 
        special license plate sought by the requester is approved by 
        law, the requester shall submit the proposed design for the 
        plate to the department commissioner as soon as practicable, but 
        not later than 120 days after the effective date of the law 
        authorizing issuance of the plate.  The department commissioner 
        is responsible for selecting the final design for the 
        special license plate. 
           (b) The requester that originally requested a special 
        license plate subsequently approved by law may not submit a new 
        design for the plate within the five years following the date of 
        first issuance of the plate unless the inventory of those plates 
        has been exhausted.  The requester may deplete the remaining 
        inventory of the plates by reimbursing the department 
        commissioner for the cost of the plates. 
           Subd. 4.  [REFUND OF FEE.] If the special license plate 
        requested is not authorized in the legislative session at which 
        authorization was sought, the department commissioner shall 
        refund $17,500 of the application fee to the requester. 
           Subd. 5.  [DISCONTINUANCE OF PLATE.] (a) The 
        department commissioner shall discontinue the issuance or 
        renewal of any special license plate authorized by sections 
        168.12, subdivisions 2b and 2e; 168.1235; and 168.129, if (1) 
        fewer than 1,000 sets of those plates are currently registered 
        at the end of the first six years during which the plates are 
        available, or (2) fewer than 1,000 sets of those plates are 
        currently registered at the end of any subsequent two-year 
        period following the first six years of availability. 
           (b) The department may commissioner shall discontinue the 
        issuance or renewal of any special license plate authorized by 
        sections 168.12, subdivisions 2b and 2e; 168.1235; and 168.129, 
        and distribution of any contributions resulting from that plate, 
        if the department commissioner determines that (1) the fund or 
        requester receiving the contributions no longer exists, (2) the 
        requester has stopped providing services that are authorized to 
        be funded from the contribution proceeds, (3) the requester has 
        requested discontinuance, or (4) contributions have been used in 
        violation of subdivision 6. 
           (c) Nothing in this subdivision applies to license plates 
        issued under section 168.123, 168.124, 168.125, 168.1251, or 
        168.1255. 
           Subd. 6.  [USE OF CONTRIBUTIONS.] Contributions made as a 
        condition of obtaining a special license plate authorized by 
        sections 168.12, subdivisions 2b and 2e; 168.1235; and 168.129, 
        and interest earned on the contributions, may not be spent for 
        commercial or for-profit purposes. 
           Subd. 7.  [DEPOSIT OF FEE; APPROPRIATION.] The commissioner 
        shall deposit the application fee under subdivision 2, paragraph 
        (a), clause (3), in the highway user tax distribution fund 
        vehicle services operating account of the special revenue fund 
        under section 299A.705.  An amount sufficient to pay the 
        department's cost in implementing and administering this 
        section, including payment of refunds under subdivision 4, is 
        appropriated to the commissioner. 
           Sec. 18.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.1296, is 
        amended to read: 
           168.1296 [SPECIAL CRITICAL HABITAT LICENSE PLATES.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [GENERAL REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES.] (a) 
        The registrar commissioner shall issue special critical 
        habitat license plates to an applicant who: 
           (1) is an owner or joint a registered owner of a passenger 
        automobile, pickup truck, or van; 
           (2) pays a fee of $10 to cover the costs of handling and 
        manufacturing the plates; 
           (3) pays the registration tax required under section 
        168.013; 
           (4) pays the fees required under this chapter; 
           (5) contributes a minimum of $30 annually to the Minnesota 
        critical habitat private sector matching account established in 
        section 84.943; and 
           (6) complies with laws this chapter and rules governing 
        registration of motor vehicles and licensing of vehicles and 
        drivers. 
           (b) The critical habitat license plate application form 
        must clearly indicate that the annual contribution specified 
        under paragraph (a), clause (5), is a minimum contribution to 
        receive the license plate and that the applicant may make an 
        additional contribution to the account. 
           Subd. 2.  [DESIGN.] After consultation with interested 
        groups, the commissioner of natural resources and the 
        registrar commissioner shall jointly select a suitable symbol 
        for use by the registrar commissioner to design the special 
        plates. 
           Subd. 3.  [NO REFUND.] Contributions under this section 
        must not be refunded. 
           Subd. 4.  [PLATE TRANSFERS.] Notwithstanding section 
        168.12, subdivision 1, on payment of a transfer fee of $5, 
        plates issued under this section may be transferred to another 
        passenger automobile, pickup truck, or van owned or jointly 
        owned by registered to the person to whom the special plates 
        were issued. 
           Subd. 5.  [CONTRIBUTION AND FEES CREDITED.] Contributions 
        under subdivision 1, paragraph (a), clause (5), must be paid to 
        the registrar commissioner and credited to the Minnesota 
        critical habitat private sector matching account established in 
        section 84.943.  The fees collected under this section must be 
        deposited in the highway user tax distribution fund vehicle 
        services operating account of the special revenue fund under 
        section 299A.705.  
           Subd. 6.  [RECORD.] The registrar commissioner shall 
        maintain a record of the number of special plates issued under 
        this section. 
           Sec. 19.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.1297, is 
        amended to read: 
           168.1297 [SPECIAL "ROTARY MEMBER" LICENSE PLATES.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [GENERAL REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES.] 
        The registrar commissioner shall issue special "Rotary member" 
        license plates to an applicant who: 
           (1) is an owner or joint a registered owner of a passenger 
        automobile, pickup truck, or van; 
           (2) pays a fee of $10 to cover the costs of handling and 
        manufacturing the plates; 
           (3) pays the registration tax required under section 
        168.013; 
           (4) pays the fees required under this chapter; 
           (5) submits proof to the registrar commissioner that the 
        applicant is a member of Rotary International; and 
           (6) complies with laws this chapter and rules governing 
        registration of motor vehicles and licensing of vehicles and 
        drivers. 
           Subd. 2.  [DESIGN.] A special license plate under this 
        section consists of a special license plate as described in 
        section 168.1291 with a unique symbol emblem that is the 
        recognized emblem of Rotary International. 
           Subd. 3.  [COMPLIANCE WITH OTHER LAW.] The commissioner 
        shall take no action under this section unless the commissioner 
        determines that Rotary International, or one or more districts 
        of Rotary International, has complied with section 168.1293, 
        subdivision 2, paragraph (a).  Issuance and renewal of license 
        plates under this section are subject to section 168.1293, 
        subdivisions 3 to 6. 
           Sec. 20.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.15, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP.] (a) Upon the 
        transfer of ownership, destruction, theft, dismantling, or 
        permanent removal by the owner from this state of any motor 
        vehicle registered in accordance with this chapter, the right of 
        the owner of the vehicle to use the registration certificate and 
        number plates assigned to the vehicle expires.  
           (b) When the ownership of a motor vehicle is transferred to 
        another resident of person required to register the vehicle in 
        this state, the transferor shall surrender the registration 
        plates, unless otherwise provided for in this chapter, and 
        assign the registration tax paid to the credit of the transferee 
        unless the registration stickers are surrendered to the 
        commissioner before the first day of the new registration period.
           (c) When seeking to become the owner by gift, trade, or 
        purchase of any vehicle for which a registration certificate has 
        been issued under this chapter, a person shall join with the 
        registered owner in transmitting with the application for 
        transfer of ownership, the registration certificate, with the 
        assignment and notice of sale duly executed upon the reverse 
        side, or,. 
           (d) In case of loss of the title or certificate of 
        registration of a vehicle not subject to section 325E.15, the 
        person shall make application to the commissioner with proof of 
        loss by sworn statement, in writing, and satisfactory to the 
        registrar of the title as specified in section 168A.09 and 
        assign a notice of sale of the vehicle on the application for 
        title as specified in section 168A.04. 
           (e) Upon the transfer of any motor vehicle by a 
        manufacturer or dealer, for use within the state, whether by 
        sale, lease, or otherwise, the manufacturer or dealer transferor 
        shall, within ten days after the transfer, file with the 
        registrar commissioner (1) a notice or report containing the 
        date of transfer, a description of the motor vehicle, and the 
        transferee's name, street and number of residence, if in a city, 
        and post office residence address in the state or if not a 
        natural person then the transferee's business and mailing 
        address, and shall also transmit with it (2) the transferee's 
        application for registration. 
           Sec. 21.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.16, is 
        amended to read: 
           168.16 [REGISTRATION TAX REFUND; APPROPRIATION.] 
           (a) After the registration tax upon any motor vehicle has 
        been paid for any year registration period, refund must be made 
        for errors made in computing the registration tax or fees and 
        for the error on the part of an owner who may in error have 
        registered a motor vehicle that was not before, nor at the time 
        of registration, nor at any time thereafter during the current 
        past year preceding registration period, subject to registration 
        tax in this state as provided by section 168.012. 
           (b) Unless otherwise provided in this chapter, a claim for 
        a refund of an overpayment of registration tax must be filed 
        within 3-1/2 years from the date of payment. 
           The refund must be made from any fund in possession of the 
        registrar and deducted from the registrar's monthly report to 
        the commissioner of finance.  A detailed report of the refund 
        must accompany the report. 
           (c) The former registered owner of a transferred vehicle, 
        by an assignment in writing endorsed upon the registration 
        certificate and delivered to the registrar commissioner within 
        the time provided in this subdivision, shall assign, except for 
        vehicles registered under section 168.187, to the new owner the 
        right to have the tax paid by the former registered owner 
        accredited to the new owner who duly registers the vehicle 
        unless the registration stickers are surrendered to the 
        commissioner before the first day of the new registration period.
           (d) Any owner at is entitled to a refund of the unused 
        portion of the registration tax paid on the owner's vehicle upon 
        filing a claim, verified by the commissioner, if the time of 
        such occurrence, whose vehicle is: 
           (1) declared by an insurance company to be a total loss due 
        to flood or tornado damage, permanently destroyed, due to 
        accident, fire, or an Act of God as defined in section 115B.02; 
        or 
           (2) sold to the federal government, the state, or a 
        political subdivision of the state, shall upon filing a verified 
        claim be entitled to a refund of the unused portion of the tax 
        paid upon the vehicle, computed as follows:. 
           (1) if the vehicle is registered under the calendar year 
        system of registration, the refund is computed pro rata by the 
        month, 1/12 of the annual tax paid for each month of the year 
        remaining after the month in which the plates and certificate 
        were returned to the registrar; 
           (2) if the vehicle is registered under the monthly series 
        system of registration, the amount of 
           (e) The refund is must be equal to the sum of the amounts 
        of the license fee remaining registration tax attributable to 
        those months remaining in for the licensing registration period 
        after the month in which the plates and certificate of 
        registration or title were returned to the registrar 
        commissioner. 
           (b) (f) There is hereby appropriated to the persons 
        entitled to a refund, from the fund or account in the state 
        treasury to which the money was credited, an amount sufficient 
        to make the refund and payment.  
           Sec. 22.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.27, 
        subdivision 11, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 11.  [DEALERS' LICENSES; LOCATION CHANGE NOTICE; 
        FEE.] (a) Application for a dealer's license or notification of 
        a change of location of the place of business on a dealer's 
        license must include a street address, not a post office box, 
        and is subject to the registrar's commissioner's approval. 
           (b) Upon the filing of an application for a dealer's 
        license and the proper fee, the registrar is authorized, unless 
        the application on its face appears to be invalid, to the 
        commissioner shall grant a 90-day temporary license.  During the 
        90-day period following issuance of the temporary license, 
        the registrar commissioner shall investigate the fitness of the 
        applicant, inspect the place of business site, and make other 
        investigation as necessary to insure compliance with the 
        licensing law this section and rules adopted under this section. 
           (c) The registrar commissioner may extend the temporary 
        license 30 days to allow the temporarily licensed dealer to come 
        into full compliance with this section and rules adopted under 
        this section.  
           At the end of the period of investigation (d) In no more 
        than 120 days following issuance of the temporary license, the 
        dealer license must either be granted or denied. 
           (e) A license must be denied under the following conditions:
           (1) The license must be denied if within the previous ten 
        years the applicant was enjoined due to a violation of section 
        325F.69 or convicted of violating section 325E.14, 325E.15, 
        325E.16, or 325F.69, or convicted under section 609.53 of 
        receiving or selling stolen vehicles, or convicted of violating 
        United States Code, title 15, sections 1981 to 1991, as amended 
        through December 31, 1984, or pleaded guilty, entered a plea of 
        nolo contendere or no contest, or has been found guilty in a 
        court of competent jurisdiction of any charge of failure to pay 
        state or federal income or sales taxes or felony charge of 
        forgery, embezzlement, obtaining money under false pretenses, 
        theft by swindle, extortion, conspiracy to defraud, or bribery.  
           (2) The license must also be denied if within the previous 
        year the applicant has been denied a dealer license.  
           (3) A license must also be denied if the applicant has had 
        a dealer license revoked within the previous ten years. 
           (f) If the application is approved, the registrar 
        commissioner shall license the applicant as a motor vehicle 
        dealer for one year from the date the temporary license is 
        granted and issue a certificate of license that must include a 
        distinguishing number of identification of the dealer.  The 
        license must be displayed in a prominent place in the dealer's 
        licensed location place of business. 
           (g) Each initial application for a license must be 
        accompanied by a fee of $50 $100 in addition to the annual fee.  
        The annual fee shall be $100 is $150.  All The initial fees and 
        annual fees must be paid into the state treasury and credited to 
        the general fund except that $50 of each initial and annual fee 
        must be paid into the vehicle services operating account in the 
        special revenue fund under section 299A.705.  
           Sec. 23.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.31, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [REFUND.] For the annual registration tax paid on 
        any vehicle before the calendar year registration period for 
        which that tax was assessed, the owner of the vehicle who paid 
        the tax shall be is entitled to full refund if such vehicle is 
        permanently destroyed or removed from the state before the 
        calendar year for which the tax was paid or if it is not used at 
        all during the calendar year for which the tax was paid, and the 
        owner makes affidavit concerning the nonuse as provided by 
        section 168.012 the registration stickers are surrendered before 
        the first day of the new registration period. 
           Sec. 24.  [168.326] [EXPEDITED DRIVER AND VEHICLES 
        SERVICES; FEE.] 
           (a) When an applicant requests and pays an expedited 
        service fee of $20, in addition to other specified and 
        statutorily mandated fees and taxes, the commissioner shall 
        expedite the processing of an application for a driver's 
        license, driving instruction permit, Minnesota identification 
        card, or vehicle title transaction. 
           (b) A driver's license agent or deputy registrar may retain 
        $10 of the expedited service fee for each expedited service 
        request processed by the licensing agent or deputy registrar. 
           (c) When expedited service is requested, materials must be 
        mailed or delivered to the requester within three days of 
        receipt of the expedited service fee excluding Saturdays, 
        Sundays, or the holidays listed in section 645.44, subdivision 
        5.  The requester shall comply with all relevant requirements of 
        the requested document. 
           (d) The commissioner may decline to accept an expedited 
        service request if it is apparent at the time it is made that 
        the request cannot be granted. 
           (e) The expedited service fees collected under this section 
        for an application for a driver's license, driving instruction 
        permit, or Minnesota identification card minus any portion 
        retained by a licensing agent or deputy registrar under 
        paragraph (b) must be paid into the driver services operating 
        account in the special revenue fund specified under section 
        299A.705. 
           (f) The expedited service fees collected under this section 
        for a transaction for a vehicle service minus any portion 
        retained by a licensing agent or deputy registrar under 
        paragraph (b) must be paid into the vehicle services operating 
        account in the special revenue fund specified under section 
        299A.705. 
           Sec. 25.  [168.327] [DRIVER AND VEHICLE RECORD FEES.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [RECORDS AND FEES.] (a) Upon request by any 
        person authorized in this section, the commissioner shall 
        furnish a certified copy of any driver's license record, 
        instruction permit record, Minnesota identification card record, 
        vehicle registration record, vehicle title record, or accident 
        record. 
           (b) Other than accident records governed under section 
        169.09, subdivision 13, the requester shall pay a fee of $10 for 
        each certified record specified in paragraph (a) or a fee of $9 
        for each record that is not certified. 
           (c) In addition to the record fee in paragraph (b), the fee 
        for a copy of the history of any vehicle title not in electronic 
        format is $1 for each page of the historical record. 
           (d) Fees collected under paragraph (b) for driver's 
        license, instruction permit, and Minnesota identification card 
        records must be paid into the state treasury with 50 cents of 
        each fee credited to the general fund.  The remainder of the 
        fees collected must be credited to the driver services operating 
        account in the special revenue fund under section 299A.705. 
           (e) Fees collected under paragraphs (b) and (c) for vehicle 
        registration or title records must be paid into the state 
        treasury with 50 cents of each fee credited to the general 
        fund.  The remainder of the fees collected must be credited to 
        the vehicle services operating account in the special revenue 
        fund specified in section 299A.705. 
           (f) The commissioner shall permit a person to inquire into 
        a record by the person's own electronic means for a fee of $4.50 
        for each inquiry, except that no fee may be charged when the 
        requester is the subject of the data. 
           (1) Of the $4.50 fee, $2.70 must be deposited in the 
        general fund. 
           (2) For driver's license, instruction permit, or Minnesota 
        identification card records, the remainder must be deposited in 
        the driver services operating account in the special revenue 
        fund under section 299A.705. 
           (3) For vehicle title or registration records, the 
        remainder must be deposited in the vehicle services operating 
        account in the special revenue fund under section 299A.705. 
           (g) Fees and the deposit of the fees for accident records 
        and reports are governed by section 169.09, subdivision 13. 
           Subd. 2.  [REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION; SURCHARGE ON FEE.] (a) 
        Except as otherwise provided in subdivision 3, the commissioner 
        shall impose a surcharge of 50 cents on each fee charged by the 
        commissioner under section 13.03, subdivision 3, for copies or 
        electronic transmittals of public information about the 
        registration of a vehicle or an applicant, or holder of a 
        driver's license, instruction permit, or Minnesota 
        identification card. 
           (b) The surcharge only applies to a fee imposed in response 
        to a request made in person or by mail, or to a request for 
        transmittal through a computer modem.  The surcharge does not 
        apply to the request of an individual for information about that 
        individual's driver's license, instruction permit, or Minnesota 
        identification card or about vehicles registered or titled in 
        the individual's name. 
           (c) The surcharges collected under this subdivision must be 
        credited to the general fund. 
           Subd. 3.  [EXCEPTION TO FEE AND SURCHARGE.] (a) 
        Notwithstanding subdivision 2 or section 13.03, a fee or 
        surcharge may not be imposed in response to a request for public 
        information about the registration of a vehicle if the 
        commissioner is satisfied that: 
           (1) the requester seeks the information on behalf of a 
        community-based, nonprofit organization designated by a local 
        law enforcement agency to be a requester; and 
           (2) the information is needed to identify suspected 
        prostitution law violators, controlled substance law violators, 
        or health code violators. 
           (b) The commissioner shall not require a requester under 
        paragraph (a) to make a minimum number of data requests or limit 
        the requester to a maximum number of data requests. 
           Sec. 26.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.33, as 
        amended by Laws 2005, chapter 10, article 1, section 28, is 
        amended to read: 
           168.33 [COMMISSIONER AS REGISTRAR OF MOTOR VEHICLES; DEPUTY 
        REGISTRARS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [REGISTRAR COMMISSIONER'S DUTIES AND 
        POWERS, GENERALLY.] The commissioner of public safety shall be 
        is the registrar of motor vehicles of the state of Minnesota, 
        and shall exercise all the powers granted to and perform all the 
        duties imposed by this chapter.  The commissioner of public 
        safety may employ not to exceed eight persons as inspectors, is 
        authorized to obtain information and report to the registrar 
        regarding motor about all vehicles subject to taxation under 
        this chapter upon which the tax has not been paid, and to 
        present suitable complaints to courts of competent jurisdiction. 
           Subd. 2.  [DEPUTY REGISTRARS.] (a) The registrar may 
        appoint, hire, and discharge and fix the compensation of the 
        necessary employees, in the manner provided by law, as may be 
        required to enable the registrar to properly carry out the 
        duties imposed by this chapter.  The registrar commissioner may 
        appoint, and for cause discontinue, a deputy registrar for any 
        statutory or home rule charter city as the public interest and 
        convenience may require, without regard to whether the county 
        auditor of the county in which the city is situated has been 
        appointed as the deputy registrar for the county or has been 
        discontinued as the deputy registrar for the county, and without 
        regard to whether the county in which the city is situated has 
        established a county license bureau which that issues motor 
        vehicle licenses as provided in section 373.32. 
           (b) The registrar commissioner may appoint, and for cause 
        discontinue, a deputy registrar for any statutory or home rule 
        charter city as the public interest and convenience may require, 
        if the auditor for the county in which the city is situated 
        chooses not to accept appointment as the deputy registrar for 
        the county or is discontinued as a deputy registrar, or if the 
        county in which the city is situated has not established a 
        county license bureau which that issues motor vehicle licenses 
        as provided in section 373.32.  A person The individual 
        appointed by the registrar commissioner as a deputy registrar 
        for any statutory or home rule charter city must be a resident 
        of the county in which the city is situated. 
           (c) The registrar commissioner may appoint, and for cause 
        discontinue, the county auditor of each county as a deputy 
        registrar.  Upon approval of the county board, the auditor, with 
        the approval of the director of motor vehicles, may appoint, and 
        for cause discontinue, the clerk or equivalent officer of each 
        statutory or home rule charter city or any other person as a 
        deputy registrar as public interest and convenience may require, 
        regardless of the appointee's county of residence.  At the 
        request of the governing body of a statutory or home rule 
        charter city, the auditor shall appoint, and may for cause 
        discontinue, the clerk or equivalent officer of a city, or 
        another officer or employee of the city designated by the 
        governing body, as a deputy registrar: 
           (1) if the city is a county seat or, if not, is larger than 
        the seat of the county in which it is situated; and 
           (2) no office of a deputy registrar is situated within the 
        city or within 15 miles of the city by the most direct public 
        route. 
           (d) Notwithstanding Despite any other provision, a person 
        other than a county auditor or a director of a county license 
        bureau, who was appointed by the registrar before August 1, 
        1976, as a deputy registrar for any statutory or home rule 
        charter city, may continue to serve as deputy registrar and may 
        be discontinued for cause only by the registrar commissioner.  
        The county auditor who appointed the deputy registrars is 
        responsible for the acts of deputy registrars appointed by the 
        auditor.  
           (e) Each deputy, before entering upon the discharge of 
        duties, shall take and subscribe an oath to faithfully discharge 
        the duties and to uphold the laws of the state.  
           (f) If a deputy registrar appointed under this subdivision 
        is not an officer or employee of a county or statutory or home 
        rule charter city, the deputy shall in addition give bond to the 
        state in the sum of $10,000, or a larger sum as may be required 
        by the registrar commissioner, conditioned upon the faithful 
        discharge of duties as deputy registrar.  
           (e) (g) Until January 1, 2009 2012, a corporation governed 
        by chapter 302A may be appointed a deputy registrar.  Upon 
        application by an individual serving as a deputy registrar and 
        the giving of the requisite bond as provided in this 
        subdivision, personally assured by the individual or another 
        individual approved by the commissioner of public safety, a 
        corporation named in an application shall become then becomes 
        the duly appointed and qualified successor to the deputy 
        registrar.  The appointment of any corporation as a deputy 
        registrar expires January 1, 2009.  A county board shall 
        appoint, or The commissioner shall appoint if the county board 
        declines to do so, an individual as successor to the corporation 
        as a deputy registrar.  The county board or commissioner shall 
        appoint as the successor agent to a corporation whose 
        appointment expires under this paragraph an officer of the 
        corporation if the officer applies for appointment before July 
        1, 2009. 
           (f) (h) Each deputy registrar appointed under this 
        subdivision shall keep and maintain, in a convenient public 
        place within or in close proximity to the place for which 
        appointed, a registration and motor vehicle tax collection 
        bureau, to be approved by the registrar, office locations 
        approved by the commissioner for the registration of motor 
        vehicles and the collection of taxes and fees on motor vehicles. 
           (i) The deputy registrar shall keep records and make 
        reports to the registrar commissioner as the registrar, from 
        time to time, may require commissioner requires.  The records 
        must be maintained at the facility offices of the deputy 
        registrar.  The records and facilities offices of the deputy 
        registrar must at all times be open to the inspection of 
        the registrar commissioner or the registrar's commissioner's 
        agents.  The deputy registrar shall report to the registrar 
        commissioner by the next working day following receipt all 
        registrations made and taxes and fees collected by the deputy 
        registrar.  
           (j) The filing fee imposed under subdivision 7 must be 
        deposited in the treasury of the place for which appointed or, 
        if not a public official, a deputy shall retain the filing fee, 
        but the registration tax and any additional fees for delayed 
        registration the deputy registrar has collected the deputy 
        registrar shall deposit by the next working day following 
        receipt in an approved state depository to the credit of the 
        state through the commissioner of finance.  The place for which 
        the deputy registrar is appointed through its governing body 
        must provide the deputy registrar with facilities and personnel 
        to carry out the duties imposed by this subdivision if the 
        deputy is a public official.  In all other cases, the deputy 
        shall maintain a suitable facility for serving the public. 
           Subd. 2a.  [DEPUTY REGISTRARS, CONTINUATION IN OFFICE.] 
        Persons serving as deputy registrars on July 1, 1970, shall 
        continue to hold such office until a successor is duly appointed 
        and qualifies. 
           Subd. 2b.  [DEPUTY REGISTRARS, EMPLOYMENT STATUS.] (a) 
        Deputy registrars, and their employees, who retain the filing 
        fee in lieu of a salary, shall, after July 1, 1971, be 
        considered as independent contractors for pension purposes, and 
        ineligible because of such service for coverage under the 
        Minnesota State Retirement System or membership in the Public 
        Employees Retirement Association. 
           (b) Those deputy registrars as defined in this subdivision 
        who are covered by the Minnesota State Retirement System on June 
        30, 1971, shall have the option of terminating said may 
        terminate coverage on July 1, 1971, or of continuing said 
        continue coverage until termination of state service.  The form 
        of the this option and the time for filing shall must be as 
        prescribed by the board of directors of the system.  Those 
        choosing to continue said coverage, shall provide from the 
        filing fees retained the employee and employer contributions as 
        required by chapter 352. 
           Subd. 3.  [RECORD OF VEHICLE REGISTRATION; DISCLOSURE.] (a) 
        The registrar commissioner shall keep a suitable record of all 
        motor registered vehicles registered in the registrar's office, 
        indexed, according to (1) registration plate number, according 
        to (2) name of the registered owner, according to (3) make of 
        motor vehicle and the factory vehicle's identification number, 
        for such makes as are a vehicle so identified, or according 
        to, if none, the vehicle's serial number of such makes as are so 
        identified until the manufacturers thereof adopt and use 
        an manufacturer adopts and uses a vehicle identification number, 
        and according to such other information as the registrar shall 
        deem advisable.  Duplicates of the certificate of registration 
        shall be used, until a more efficient system is evolved, to make 
        the registration number and registered owner's indexes herein 
        required, and such other copies as are desirable.  The registrar 
        may furnish to any one applying therefor transcripts of such 
        records for not less than the cost of preparing the same; 
        provided, that any sums in excess of such cost received by the 
        registrar for furnishing such transcripts shall be paid by the 
        registrar into the state treasury.  
           (b) The commissioner shall furnish to any person applying 
        for a copy of the registration, a copy as specified in section 
        168.327. 
           (c) The registrar commissioner shall also furnish copies 
        thereof vehicle registration records, without charge, to the 
        chiefs of police of the cities of Minneapolis, St. Paul, and 
        Duluth, county sheriffs, prosecuting attorneys, and other law 
        enforcement agencies with the power to arrest. 
           Subd. 6.  [APPLICATION FORMS.] The Every deputy registrar 
        shall provide, in a manner and format prescribed by the 
        registrar, necessary forms and information to deputy 
        registrars.  The registrar and deputy registrars shall 
        immediately destroy all number plates surrendered and shall 
        cancel all certificates surrendered use application forms or 
        formats as prescribed by or approved by the commissioner. 
           Subd. 7.  [FILING FEE.] (a) In addition to all other 
        statutory fees and taxes, a filing fee of: 
           (i) (1) $4.50 is imposed on every motor vehicle 
        registration renewal, excluding pro rate transactions; and 
           (ii) $7 (2) $8.50 is imposed on every other type of vehicle 
        transaction, including pro rate transactions; 
        except that a filing fee may not be charged for a document 
        returned for a refund or for a correction of an error made by 
        the Department of Public Safety, a licensed auto dealer, or a 
        deputy registrar.  The filing fee must be shown as a separate 
        item on all registration renewal notices sent out by the 
        department commissioner.  No filing fee or other fee may be 
        charged for the permanent surrender of a certificate of title 
        and license plates for a motor vehicle.  
           (b) Filing All of the fees collected under this subdivision 
        by the department paragraph (a), clause (1), by the department, 
        must be paid into the state treasury and credited to the highway 
        user tax distribution fund, except fees for registrations of 
        motor vehicles.  Filing fees collected for registrations of 
        motor vehicles in conjunction with a title transfer or first 
        application in this state must be paid into the state treasury 
        with 50 percent of the money credited to the general fund and 50 
        percent credited to the highway user tax distribution 
        fund vehicle services operating account in the special revenue 
        fund under section 299A.705.  Of the fee collected under 
        paragraph (a), clause (2), by the department, $3.50 must be paid 
        into the general fund with the remainder deposited into the 
        vehicle services operating account in the special revenue fund 
        under section 299A.705. 
           (c) A motor vehicle dealer shall retain $2.50 of each 
        filing fee imposed under this subdivision for a completed 
        transaction involving the sale of a motor vehicle to or by a 
        licensed dealer, if the dealer electronically transmits the 
        transaction to the department commissioner or a deputy registrar.
        The department commissioner shall develop procedures to 
        implement this subdivision in consultation with the Minnesota 
        Deputy Registrar Association and the Minnesota Automobile 
        Dealers Association.  Deputy registrars shall must not be 
        prohibited from receiving and processing required documents 
        supporting an electronic transaction. 
           Subd. 8.  [TEMPORARY DISABILITY PERMIT AND FEE.] The 
        registrar commissioner shall allow deputy registrars to 
        implement and follow procedures for processing applications and 
        accepting and remitting fee payments for 30-day temporary 
        disability permits issued under section 169.345, subdivision 3, 
        paragraph (c), that are identical or substantially similar to 
        the procedures required by law or rule for motor vehicle 
        registration and titling transactions. 
           Subd. 9.  [RULES.] The commissioner of public safety may 
        adopt rules for administering and enforcing this section. 
           Sec. 27.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.345, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [INFORMATION BY TELEPHONE.] Information 
        concerning motor about vehicle registrations shall not be 
        furnished on the telephone to any person except the personnel of 
        law enforcement agencies and the personnel of governmental motor 
        vehicle and registration offices. 
           Sec. 28.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.345, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [LESSEES; INFORMATION.] The registrar 
        commissioner may not furnish information concerning about 
        registered owners of passenger automobiles who are lessees under 
        a lease for a term of 180 days or more to any person except the 
        personnel of law enforcement agencies and federal, state, and 
        local governmental units, and, at the registrar's commissioner's 
        discretion, to persons who use the information to notify lessees 
        of automobile recalls.  The registrar commissioner may release 
        information about lessees in the form of summary data, as 
        defined in section 13.02, to persons who use the information in 
        conducting statistical analysis and market research. 
           Sec. 29.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.381, is 
        amended to read: 
           168.381 [MANUFACTURE OF VEHICLE LICENSE PLATES; 
        APPROPRIATIONS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES; OTHER 
        MANUFACTURERS.] (a) License number Plates required by law this 
        chapter may be manufactured by the Minnesota Correctional 
        Facility-St. Cloud, the Minnesota Correctional 
        Facility-Stillwater, or other facility established by law for 
        the confinement of persons convicted of felony, upon order from 
        the registrar of motor vehicles commissioner.  The order must 
        state the quality of material desired in the plates, the plate 
        specifications, and the amount or number desired.  
           (b) Should the commissioner of corrections decide not to 
        supply the required quantity of license plates, or discontinue 
        the manufacture of plates, the commissioner of public safety is 
        authorized to seek other suppliers on a competitive basis.  
           Subd. 2.  [LABORATORY TESTING; COSTS.] (a) Materials 
        purchased to be used in the manufacture of motor vehicle number 
        plates must be tested as to conformance with specifications 
        established by the commissioner of public safety in a privately 
        operated laboratory service to be designated by the 
        commissioner.  The cost of the laboratory must be included in 
        the cost of materials purchased.  
           (b) The cost of delivery of number plates to the 
        commissioner of public safety at places designated by the 
        commissioner must be included in the expenses incurred in their 
        manufacture.  
           Subd. 3.  [SPECIFICATIONS.] The commissioner of public 
        safety shall establish new or revised specifications for the 
        material and equipment used in the manufacture of number plates 
        ordered for manufacture after August 1, 1975, and may from time 
        to time revise the specifications; provided that the 
        specifications conform to the requirements of section 168.12.  
        In establishing new or revised specifications, the commissioner 
        shall consult with and give consideration to the advice and 
        recommendations of representatives of the Minnesota State 
        Patrol, local police officers' associations, and the county 
        sheriffs' association.  
           Subd. 4.  [APPROPRIATIONS.] (a) Money appropriated to the 
        Department of Public Safety to procure the plates for any fiscal 
        year or years are is available for allotment, encumbrance, and 
        expenditure from and after the date of the enactment of the 
        appropriation.  Materials and equipment used in the manufacture 
        of number plates are subject only to the approval of the 
        commissioner of public safety.  
           (b) This section contemplates that money to be appropriated 
        to the Department of Public Safety in order to carry out the 
        terms and provisions of this section will be appropriated by the 
        legislature from the highway user tax distribution fund. 
           (c) A sum sufficient is appropriated annually from the 
        highway user tax distribution vehicle services operating account 
        in the special revenue fund to the commissioner of public safety 
        to pay the costs of purchasing, delivering, and mailing motor 
        vehicle license number plates, license plate registration tabs 
        or stickers, and license plate registration notices. 
           Sec. 30.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.54, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [TRANSFER FEE.] A fee of $3 is imposed upon every 
        transfer of ownership by the commissioner of public safety of 
        any motor vehicle for which a registration certificate has 
        heretofore been issued under this chapter, except vehicles sold 
        for the purposes of salvage or, dismantling, or permanent 
        removal from the state. 
           Sec. 31.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.54, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [PROCEEDS TO GENERAL FUND.] The 
        registrar commissioner shall collect the proceeds of the fee 
        imposed under this section and deposit them in the general fund 
        pursuant to section 168A.31. 
           Sec. 32.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168A.152, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [INSPECTION FEE; PROCEEDS TO GENERAL FUND VEHICLE 
        SERVICES OPERATING ACCOUNT.] (a) A fee of $20 $35 must be paid 
        to the department before the department 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. 
           (b) Fees Of the fee collected by the department under this 
        subdivision, for conducting inspections under subdivision 1, $20 
        must be deposited in the general fund and the remainder of the 
        fee collected must be deposited in the vehicle services 
        operating account in the special revenue fund as specified in 
        section 299A.705. 
           Sec. 33.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168A.29, is 
        amended to read: 
           168A.29 [FEES.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [AMOUNTS.] (a) The department shall must be 
        paid the following fees: 
           (1) for filing an application for and the issuance of an 
        original certificate of title, the sum of $3 $5.50 of which 
        $2.50 must be paid into the vehicle services operating account 
        of the special revenue fund under section 299A.705; 
           (2) for each security interest when first noted upon a 
        certificate of title, including the concurrent notation of any 
        assignment thereof and its subsequent release or satisfaction, 
        the sum of $2, except that no fee is due for a security interest 
        filed by a public authority under section 168A.05, subdivision 
        8; 
           (3) for the transfer of the interest of an owner and the 
        issuance of a new certificate of title, the sum of $3 $5.50 of 
        which $2.50 must be paid into the vehicle services operating 
        account of the special revenue fund under section 299A.705; 
           (4) for each assignment of a security interest when first 
        noted on a certificate of title, unless noted concurrently with 
        the security interest, the sum of $1; 
           (5) for issuing a duplicate certificate of title, the sum 
        of $4 $6.50 of which $2.50 must be paid into the vehicle 
        services operating account of the special revenue fund under 
        section 299A.705.  
           (b) After June 30, 1994, in addition to each of the fees 
        required under paragraph (a), clauses (1) and (3), the 
        department shall must be paid $3.50.  The additional $3.50 fee 
        collected under this paragraph must be deposited in the special 
        revenue fund and credited to the public safety motor vehicle 
        account established in section 299A.70. 
           Subd. 2.  [FEE IN LIEU OF OTHER FEE.] If a person applies 
        for an original or a new certificate of title to a vehicle, 
        concurrently with an application, as transferee, of registration 
        of the vehicle, the fee prescribed in subdivision 1 shall must 
        be in lieu of the fee prescribed by section 168.54, with respect 
        to any transfer of ownership or registration of the vehicle to 
        the applicant.  
           Subd. 3.  [NO CERTIFICATE ISSUED UNTIL FEES PAID.] Subject 
        to subdivision 2, the department shall not issue a certificate 
        of title to a vehicle until all fees prescribed by sections 
        168.54 and 168A.10, subdivision 6, with respect to any prior 
        transfer of ownership or registration of the vehicle shall have 
        been paid. 
           Sec. 34.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168A.31, is 
        amended to read: 
           168A.31 [DISPOSITION OF FEES; PAYMENT OF EXPENSES.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [PAID TO GENERAL FUND DISTRIBUTION.] All 
        fees prescribed by sections 168A.01 to 168A.31 and 168.54 
        collected by the department must be paid into the general fund, 
        unless otherwise specified in chapter 168A.  
           Subd. 2.  [EXPENSES; APPROPRIATION.] All necessary expenses 
        incurred by the department for the administration of sections 
        168A.01 to 168A.31 shall must be paid from moneys money in the 
        transfer of ownership revolving vehicle services operating 
        account of the special revenue fund as specified in section 
        299A.705, and such funds are hereby appropriated. 
           Sec. 35.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169.09, 
        subdivision 13, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 13.  [REPORTS CONFIDENTIAL; EVIDENCE, FEE, PENALTY, 
        APPROPRIATION.] (a) All written reports and supplemental reports 
        information required under this section shall must be for the 
        use of the commissioner of public safety and other appropriate 
        state, federal, county, and municipal governmental agencies for 
        accident analysis purposes, except: 
           (1) the commissioner of public safety or any law 
        enforcement agency shall, upon written request of any person 
        individual involved in an accident or upon written request of 
        the representative of the person's individual's estate, 
        surviving spouse, or one or more surviving next of kin, or a 
        trustee appointed pursuant to under section 573.02, disclose to 
        the requester, the requester's legal counsel, or a 
        representative of the requester's insurer the report required 
        under subdivision 8; 
           (2) the commissioner of public safety shall, upon written 
        request, provide the driver filing a report under subdivision 7 
        with a copy of the report filed by the driver; 
           (3) the commissioner of public safety may verify with 
        insurance companies vehicle insurance information to enforce 
        sections 65B.48, 169.792, 169.793, 169.796, and 169.797; 
           (4) the commissioner of public safety shall provide the 
        commissioner of transportation the information obtained for each 
        traffic accident involving a commercial motor vehicle, for 
        purposes of administering commercial vehicle safety regulations; 
        and 
           (5) the commissioner of public safety may give to the 
        United States Department of Transportation commercial vehicle 
        accident information in connection with federal grant programs 
        relating to safety. 
           (b) Accident reports and data contained in the reports 
        shall are not be discoverable under any provision of law or rule 
        of court.  No report shall be used as evidence in any trial, 
        civil or criminal, or any action for damages or criminal 
        proceedings arising out of an accident, except that.  However, 
        the commissioner of public safety shall furnish, upon the demand 
        of any person who has, or claims to have, made a report, or, 
        upon demand of any court, a certificate showing that a specified 
        accident report has or has not been made to the commissioner 
        solely to prove compliance or failure to comply with the 
        requirements that the report be made to the commissioner. 
           (c) Nothing in this subdivision prevents any person 
        individual who has made a report pursuant to under this section 
        from providing information to any persons individuals involved 
        in an accident or their representatives or from testifying in 
        any trial, civil or criminal, arising out of an accident, as to 
        facts within the person's individual's knowledge.  It is 
        intended by this subdivision to render privileged the reports 
        required, but it is not intended to prohibit proof of the facts 
        to which the reports relate. 
           (d) Disclosing any information contained in any accident 
        report, except as provided in this subdivision, section 13.82, 
        subdivision 3 or 6, or other statutes, is a misdemeanor. 
           (e) The commissioner of public safety may shall charge 
        authorized persons as described in paragraph (a) a $5 fee for a 
        copy of an accident report.  Ninety percent of the $5 fee 
        collected under this paragraph must be deposited in the special 
        revenue fund and credited to the driver services operating 
        account established in section 299A.705 and ten percent must be 
        deposited in the general fund.  The commissioner may also 
        furnish copies of the modified accident records an electronic 
        copy of the database of accident records, which must not contain 
        personal or private data on an individual, to private agencies 
        as provided in paragraph (g), for not less than the cost of 
        preparing the copies on a bulk basis as provided in section 
        13.03, subdivision 3.  
           (f) The fees specified in paragraph (e) notwithstanding, 
        the commissioner and law enforcement agencies may shall charge 
        commercial users who request access to response or incident data 
        relating to accidents a fee not to exceed 50 cents per 
        report record.  "Commercial user" is a user who in one location 
        requests access to data in more than five accident reports per 
        month, unless the user establishes that access is not for a 
        commercial purpose.  Of the money collected by the commissioner 
        under this paragraph is appropriated to the commissioner, 90 
        percent must be deposited in the special revenue fund and 
        credited to the driver services operating account established in 
        section 299A.705 and ten percent must be deposited in the 
        general fund. 
           (g) The fees in paragraphs (e) and (f) notwithstanding, the 
        commissioner may shall provide a modified an electronic copy of 
        the accident records database that does to the public on a 
        case-by-case basis using the cost-recovery charges provided for 
        under section 13.03, subdivision 3.  The database provided must 
        not contain names, driver's license numbers, vehicle license 
        plate numbers, addresses, or other identifying data to the 
        public upon request personal or private data on an individual.  
        However, unless the accident records data base includes 
        the motor vehicle identification number, the commissioner shall 
        include the vehicle license registration plate number if a 
        private agency certifies and agrees that the agency: 
           (1) is in the business of collecting accident and damage 
        information on vehicles; 
           (2) will use the vehicle license registration plate number 
        only for the purpose of identifying vehicles that have been 
        involved in accidents or damaged in order, to provide this 
        information to persons seeking access to a vehicle's history and 
        not for the purpose of identifying individuals or for any other 
        purpose; and 
           (3) will be subject to the penalties and remedies under 
        sections 13.08 and 13.09. 
           Sec. 36.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169A.60, 
        subdivision 16, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 16.  [FEES CREDITED TO HIGHWAY USER FUND.] Fees 
        collected from the sale or reinstatement of license plates under 
        this section must be paid into the state treasury and credited 
        one-half to the highway user tax distribution fund vehicle 
        services operating account in the special revenue fund specified 
        in section 299A.705 and one-half to the general fund. 
           Sec. 37.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 171.06, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [FEES.] (a) The fees for a license and Minnesota 
        identification card are as follows: 
        Classified Driver's License  D-$18.50 $21.50 C-$22.50 $25.50
         B-$29.50 $32.50 A-$37.50 $40.50 
        Classified Under-21 D.L.     D-$18.50 $21.50 C-$22.50 $25.50 
        B-$29.50 $32.50 A-$17.50 $20.50 
        Instruction Permit                              $ 9.50 
        Provisional License                             $ 9.50 $12.50
        Duplicate License or
         duplicate identification card                  $ 8.00 $11.00
        Minnesota identification card or Under-21 Minnesota
        identification card, other than duplicate,
        except as otherwise provided in section 171.07,
        subdivisions 3 and 3a                           $12.50 $15.50
           (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), a person an individual 
        who holds a provisional license and has a driving record free of 
        (1) convictions for a violation of section 169A.20, 169A.33, 
        169A.35, or sections 169A.50 to 169A.53, (2) convictions for 
        crash-related moving violations, and (3) convictions for moving 
        violations that are not crash related, shall have a $3.50 credit 
        toward the fee for any classified under-21 driver's license.  
        "Moving violation" has the meaning given it in section 171.04, 
        subdivision 1. 
           (c) In addition to the driver's license fee required under 
        paragraph (a), the registrar commissioner shall collect an 
        additional $4 processing fee from each new applicant or person 
        individual renewing a license with a school bus endorsement to 
        cover the costs for processing an applicant's initial and 
        biennial physical examination certificate.  The department shall 
        not charge these applicants any other fee to receive or renew 
        the endorsement. 
           Sec. 38.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 171.061, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [FEE; EQUIPMENT.] (a) The agent may charge and 
        retain a filing fee of $3.50 $5 for each application.  Except as 
        provided in paragraph (b), the fee shall cover all expenses 
        involved in receiving, accepting, or forwarding to the 
        department the applications and fees required under sections 
        171.02, subdivision 3; 171.06, subdivisions 2 and 2a; and 
        171.07, subdivisions 3 and 3a. 
           (b) The department shall maintain the photo identification 
        equipment for all agents appointed as of January 1, 2000.  Upon 
        the retirement, resignation, death, or discontinuance of an 
        existing agent, and if a new agent is appointed in an existing 
        office pursuant to Minnesota Rules, chapter 7404, and 
        notwithstanding the above or Minnesota Rules, part 7404.0400, 
        the department shall provide and maintain photo identification 
        equipment without additional cost to a newly appointed agent in 
        that office if the office was provided the equipment by the 
        department before January 1, 2000.  All photo identification 
        equipment must be compatible with standards established by the 
        department. 
           (c) A filing fee retained by the agent employed by a county 
        board must be paid into the county treasury and credited to the 
        general revenue fund of the county.  An agent who is not an 
        employee of the county shall retain the filing fee in lieu of 
        county employment or salary and is considered an independent 
        contractor for pension purposes, coverage under the Minnesota 
        State Retirement System, or membership in the Public Employees 
        Retirement Association. 
           (d) Before the end of the first working day following the 
        final day of the reporting period established by the department, 
        the agent must forward to the department all applications and 
        fees collected during the reporting period except as provided in 
        paragraph (c). 
           Sec. 39.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 171.07, 
        subdivision 11, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 11.  [STANDBY OR TEMPORARY CUSTODIAN.] (a) Upon the 
        written request of the applicant and upon payment of an 
        additional fee of $3.50, the department shall issue a driver's 
        license or Minnesota identification card bearing a symbol or 
        other appropriate identifier indicating that the license holder 
        has appointed an individual to serve as a standby or temporary 
        custodian under chapter 257B. 
           (b) The request must be accompanied by a copy of the 
        designation executed under section 257B.04. 
           (c) The department shall maintain a computerized records 
        system of all persons individuals listed as standby or temporary 
        custodians by driver's license and identification card 
        applicants.  This data shall must be released to appropriate law 
        enforcement agencies under section 13.69.  Upon a parent's 
        request and payment of a fee of $3.50, the department shall 
        revise its list of standby or temporary custodians to reflect a 
        change in the appointment. 
           (d) At the request of the license or cardholder, the 
        department shall cancel the standby or temporary custodian 
        indication without additional charge.  However, this paragraph 
        does not prohibit a fee that may be applicable for a duplicate 
        or replacement license or card, renewal of a license, or other 
        service applicable to a driver's license or identification card. 
           (e) Notwithstanding sections 13.08, subdivision 1, and 
        13.69, the department and department employees are conclusively 
        presumed to be acting in good faith when employees rely on 
        statements made, in person or by telephone, by persons 
        purporting to be law enforcement and subsequently release 
        information described in paragraph (b).  When acting in good 
        faith, the department and department personnel are immune from 
        civil liability and not subject to suit for damages resulting 
        from the release of this information. 
           (f) The department and its employees: 
           (1) have no duty to inquire or otherwise determine whether 
        a designation submitted under this subdivision is legally valid 
        and enforceable; and 
           (2) are immune from all civil liability and not subject to 
        suit for damages resulting from a claim that the designation was 
        not legally valid and enforceable. 
           (g) Of the fees received by the department under this 
        subdivision: 
           (1) Up to $111,000 received in fiscal year 1997 and up to 
        $61,000 received in subsequent fiscal years must be deposited in 
        the general fund. 
           (2) All other fees must be deposited in the trunk highway 
        driver services operating account in the special revenue fund 
        specified in section 299A.705. 
           Sec. 40.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 171.13, 
        subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [INITIAL MOTORCYCLE ENDORSEMENT FEE.] A person 
        applying for an initial motorcycle endorsement on a driver's 
        license shall pay at the place of examination a total fee of 
        $21, which includes the examination fee and endorsement fee, but 
        does not include the fee for a duplicate driver's license 
        prescribed in section 171.06, subdivision 2.  Of this amount, 
        $11 must be credited as provided in section 171.06, subdivision 
        2a, paragraph (a), clause (1), $2.50 must be credited to 
        the trunk highway driver services operating account in the 
        special revenue fund specified under section 299A.705, and the 
        remainder must be credited to the general fund. 
           Sec. 41.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 171.13, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [REPEAT EXAMINATION FEE.] (a) A fee of $10 must 
        be paid by an individual to take a third and any subsequent 
        knowledge test administered by the department if the individual 
        has failed two previous consecutive knowledge tests on the 
        subject. 
           (b) A fee of $20 must be paid by an individual to take a 
        third and any subsequent skills or road test administered by the 
        department if the individual has previously failed two 
        consecutive skill or road tests in a specified class of motor 
        vehicle. 
           (c) All fees received under this subdivision must be paid 
        into the state treasury and credited to the driver services 
        operating account in the special revenue fund specified under 
        section 299A.705. 
           Sec. 42.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 171.20, 
        subdivision 4, as amended by Laws 2005, chapter 136, article 18, 
        section 12, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [REINSTATEMENT FEE.] (a) Before the license is 
        reinstated, (1) a person an individual whose driver's license 
        has been suspended under section 171.16, subdivisions 2 and 3; 
        171.18; or 171.182, or who has been disqualified from holding a 
        commercial driver's license under section 171.165, and (2) a 
        person an individual whose driver's license has been suspended 
        under section 171.186 and who is not exempt from such a fee, 
        must pay a fee of $20.  
           (b) Before the license is reinstated, a person an 
        individual whose license has been suspended under sections 
        169.791 to 169.798 must pay a $20 reinstatement fee. 
           (c) When fees are collected by a licensing agent appointed 
        under section 171.061, a handling charge is imposed in the 
        amount specified under section 171.061, subdivision 4.  The 
        reinstatement fee and surcharge must be deposited in an approved 
        state depository as directed under section 171.061, subdivision 
        4.  
           (d) Reinstatement fees collected under paragraph (a) for 
        suspensions under sections 171.16, subdivision 3, and 171.18, 
        subdivision 1, clause (10), shall must be deposited in the 
        special revenue fund and are appropriated to the Peace Officer 
        Standards and Training Board for peace officer training 
        reimbursement to local units of government. 
           (e) A suspension may be rescinded without fee for good 
        cause.  
           Sec. 43.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 171.26, as 
        amended by Laws 2005, chapter 136, article 18, section 13, is 
        amended to read: 
           171.26 [MONEY CREDITED TO FUNDS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [DRIVER SERVICES OPERATING ACCOUNT.] All 
        money received under this chapter must be paid into the state 
        treasury and credited to the trunk highway driver services 
        operating account in the special revenue fund specified under 
        section 299A.705, except as provided in subdivision 3; sections 
        171.06, subdivision 2a; 171.07, subdivision 11, paragraph 
        (g); 171.12, subdivision 8; 171.20, subdivision 4, paragraph 
        (d); and 171.29, subdivision 2, paragraph (b). 
           Subd. 2.  [TRUNK HIGHWAY FUND.] (a) Notwithstanding 
        subdivision 1 or any other provision in this chapter to the 
        contrary, for the four fiscal years from July 1, 2005, through 
        June 30, 2009, a portion of the money collected by the 
        department under this chapter in each fiscal year must be 
        deposited in the trunk highway fund as follows: 
           (1) for fiscal year 2006, the first $833,000 collected; 
           (2) for fiscal year 2007, the first $1,523,000 collected; 
           (3) for fiscal year 2008, the first $1,565,000 collected; 
        and 
           (4) for fiscal year 2009, the first $1,825,000 collected. 
           (b) This subdivision expires July 1, 2009. 
           Sec. 44.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 171.29, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [REINSTATEMENT FEES AND SURCHARGES ALLOCATED AND 
        APPROPRIATED.] (a) A person An individual whose driver's license 
        has been revoked as provided in subdivision 1, except under 
        section 169A.52, 169A.54, or 609.21, shall must pay a $30 fee 
        before the driver's license is reinstated. 
           (b) A person whose driver's license has been revoked as 
        provided in subdivision 1 under section 169A.52, 169A.54, or 
        609.21, shall must pay a $250 fee plus a $40 surcharge before 
        the driver's license is reinstated.  Beginning July 1, 2002, the 
        surcharge is $145.  Beginning July 1, 2003, the surcharge is 
        $430.  The $250 fee is to be credited as follows: 
           (1) Twenty percent must be credited to the trunk highway 
        driver services operating account in the special revenue fund as 
        specified in section 299A.705. 
           (2) Sixty-seven percent must be credited to the general 
        fund. 
           (3) Eight percent must be credited to a separate account to 
        be known as the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension account.  Money 
        in this account may be appropriated to the commissioner of 
        public safety and the appropriated amount must be apportioned 80 
        percent for laboratory costs and 20 percent for carrying out the 
        provisions of section 299C.065. 
           (4) Five percent must be credited to a separate account to 
        be known as the vehicle forfeiture account, which is created in 
        the special revenue fund.  The money in the account is annually 
        appropriated to the commissioner for costs of handling vehicle 
        forfeitures. 
           (c) The revenue from $50 of each surcharge must be credited 
        to a separate account to be known as the traumatic brain injury 
        and spinal cord injury account.  The money in the account is 
        annually appropriated to the commissioner of health to be used 
        as follows:  83 percent for contracts with a qualified 
        community-based organization to provide information, resources, 
        and support to assist persons with traumatic brain injury and 
        their families to access services, and 17 percent to maintain 
        the traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury registry 
        created in section 144.662.  For the purposes of this 
        clause paragraph, a "qualified community-based organization" is 
        a private, not-for-profit organization of consumers of traumatic 
        brain injury services and their family members.  The 
        organization must be registered with the United States Internal 
        Revenue Service under section 501(c)(3) as a tax-exempt 
        organization and must have as its purposes:  
           (i) the promotion of public, family, survivor, and 
        professional awareness of the incidence and consequences of 
        traumatic brain injury; 
           (ii) the provision of a network of support for persons with 
        traumatic brain injury, their families, and friends; 
           (iii) the development and support of programs and services 
        to prevent traumatic brain injury; 
           (iv) the establishment of education programs for persons 
        with traumatic brain injury; and 
           (v) the empowerment of persons with traumatic brain injury 
        through participation in its governance. 
        No A patient's name, identifying information, or identifiable 
        medical data will must not be disclosed to the organization 
        without the informed voluntary written consent of the patient or 
        patient's guardian or, if the patient is a minor, of the parent 
        or guardian of the patient. 
           (d) The remainder of the surcharge must be credited to a 
        separate account to be known as the remote electronic 
        alcohol-monitoring program account.  The commissioner shall 
        transfer the balance of this account to the commissioner of 
        finance on a monthly basis for deposit in the general fund. 
           (e) When these fees are collected by a licensing agent, 
        appointed under section 171.061, a handling charge is imposed in 
        the amount specified under section 171.061, subdivision 4.  The 
        reinstatement fees and surcharge must be deposited in an 
        approved state depository as directed under section 171.061, 
        subdivision 4. 
           Sec. 45.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 171.36, is 
        amended to read: 
           171.36 [LICENSE RENEWAL; FEES; PROCEEDS TO TRUNK HIGHWAY 
        FUND DRIVER SERVICES OPERATING ACCOUNT.] 
           All licenses shall expire one year from the date of 
        issuance and may be renewed upon application to the 
        commissioner.  Each application for an original or renewal 
        school license shall must be accompanied by a fee of $150 and 
        each application for an original or renewal instructor's license 
        shall must be accompanied by a fee of $50.  The license fees 
        collected under sections 171.33 to 171.41 shall must be paid 
        into the trunk highway driver services operating account in the 
        special revenue fund specified under section 299A.705.  No A 
        license fee shall must not be refunded in the event that the 
        license is rejected or revoked. 
           Sec. 46.  [299A.705] [DRIVER AND VEHICLE SERVICES OPERATING 
        ACCOUNTS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [VEHICLE SERVICES OPERATING ACCOUNT.] (a) 
        The vehicle services operating account is created in the special 
        revenue fund, consisting of all money from the vehicle services 
        fees specified in chapters 168 and 168A and any other money 
        otherwise donated, allotted, appropriated, or legislated to this 
        account. 
           (b) Funds appropriated are available to administer vehicle 
        services as specified in chapters 168 and 168A and section 
        169.345, including: 
           (1) designing, producing, issuing, and mailing vehicle 
        registrations, plates, emblems, and titles; 
           (2) collecting title and registration taxes and fees; 
           (3) transferring vehicle registration plates and titles; 
           (4) maintaining vehicle records; 
           (5) issuing disability certificates and plates; 
           (6) licensing vehicle dealers; 
           (7) appointing, monitoring, and auditing deputy registrars; 
        and 
           (8) inspecting vehicles when required by law. 
           Subd. 2.  [DRIVER SERVICES OPERATING ACCOUNT.] (a) The 
        driver services operating account is created in the special 
        revenue fund, consisting of all money collected under chapter 
        171 and any other money otherwise donated, allotted, 
        appropriated, or legislated to the account.  
           (b) Money in the account must be used by the commissioner 
        of public safety to administer the driver services specified in 
        chapters 169A and 171, including the activities associated with 
        producing and mailing drivers' licenses and identification cards 
        and notices relating to issuance, renewal, or withdrawal of 
        driving and identification card privileges for any fiscal year 
        or years and for the testing and examination of drivers. 
           Sec. 47.  [INSTRUCTION TO REVISOR.] 
           (a) In the statute listed in column A, the revisor shall 
        change the reference in column B to the reference shown in 
        column C: 
              A                    B                   C
           13.6905,            168.345           168.327,
           subdivision 3                         subdivision 3
           168.181,            sections 168.181  this section and
           subdivision 1       to 168.231        sections 168.183
                                                 to 168.221
           168.211             168.231           168.221
           168.221             168.231           168.211 and this
                                                 section
           168.346             168.345,          168.327,
                               subdivision 4     subdivision 3
           (b) The revisor of statutes shall renumber Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 168.33, subdivision 3, as section 168.0185. 
           (c) The revisor of statutes shall also correct any 
        references in Minnesota Rules to the rules repealed or 
        renumbered by this act, as appropriate. 
           Sec. 48.  [REPEALER.] 
           (a) Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 168.012, subdivision 
        12; 168.041, subdivision 11; 168.105, subdivision 6; 168.231; 
        168.345, subdivisions 3 and 4; 170.23; 171.12, subdivision 8; 
        and 171.185, are repealed. 
           (b) Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 168C.01; 168C.02; 
        168C.03; 168C.04; 168C.05; 168C.06; 168C.07; 168C.08; 168C.09; 
        168C.10; 168C.11; 168C.12; and 168C.13, are repealed. 
           (c) Minnesota Rules, parts 7407.0100; 7407.0200; 7407.0300; 
        7407.0400; 7407.0500; 7407.0600; 7407.0700; 7407.0800; 
        7407.0900; 7407.1000; 7407.1100; 7407.1200; and 7407.1300, are 
        repealed. 

                                   ARTICLE 3 
                             TRANSPORTATION POLICY 
           Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 13.44, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [REAL PROPERTY; APPRAISAL DATA.] (a) 
        [CONFIDENTIAL OR PROTECTED NONPUBLIC DATA.] Estimated or 
        appraised values of individual parcels of real property which 
        that are made by personnel of the state, its agencies and 
        departments, or a political subdivision or by independent 
        appraisers acting for the state, its agencies and departments, 
        or a political subdivision for the purpose of selling or 
        acquiring land through purchase or condemnation are classified 
        as confidential data on individuals or protected nonpublic data. 
           (b) [PRIVATE OR NONPUBLIC DATA.] Appraised values of 
        individual parcels of real property that are made by appraisers 
        working for fee owners or contract purchasers who have received 
        an offer to purchase their property from the state or a 
        political subdivision are classified as private data on 
        individuals or nonpublic data. 
           (c) [PUBLIC DATA.] The data made confidential or protected 
        nonpublic by the provisions of under paragraph (a) shall or made 
        private or nonpublic under paragraph (b) become public upon the 
        occurrence of any of the following:  
           (1) the negotiating parties exchange appraisals; 
           (2) the data are submitted to a court-appointed 
        condemnation commissioner; 
           (3) (2) the data are presented in court in condemnation 
        proceedings; or 
           (4) (3) the negotiating parties enter into an agreement for 
        the purchase and sale of the property; or 
           (5) the data are submitted to the owner under section 
        117.036. 
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 16B.49, is 
        amended to read: 
           16B.49 [CENTRAL MAILING SYSTEM.] 
           (a) The commissioner shall maintain and operate for state 
        agencies, departments, institutions, and offices a central mail 
        handling unit.  Official, outgoing mail for units in St. Paul 
        must be delivered unstamped to the unit.  The unit shall also 
        operate an interoffice mail distribution system.  The department 
        may add personnel and acquire equipment that may be necessary to 
        operate the unit efficiently and cost-effectively.  Account must 
        be kept of the postage required on that mail, which is then a 
        proper charge against the agency delivering the mail.  To 
        provide funds for the payment of postage, each agency shall make 
        advance payments to the commissioner sufficient to cover its 
        postage obligations for at least 60 days.  For purposes of this 
        section, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is a 
        state agency. 
           (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a) or section 16C.09, the 
        commissioner may approve the performance of mail-related 
        functions by an agency outside the state's central mail-handling 
        unit if the agency demonstrates it furthers program 
        effectiveness, better use of services, greater efficiency, or 
        greater economy in state government. 
           Sec. 3.  [160.298] [HIGHWAY SIGN PROGRAM; BILLING, ACCOUNT, 
        APPROPRIATION.] 
           The commissioner of transportation may bill highway 
        operations units of the department and local road authorities 
        for the costs of a centrally managed highway sign program.  
        These costs may include equipment acquisition and rental, labor, 
        materials, and other costs as determined by the commissioner.  
        Receipts must be credited to a special account, which is 
        established in the trunk highway fund, and are appropriated to 
        the commissioner to pay the costs for which the billings are 
        made.  Amounts credited to the account are exempt from statewide 
        and agency indirect costs payments. 
           Sec. 4.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 161.14, 
        subdivision 25, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 25.  [PAUL BUNYAN EXPRESSWAY.] That portion of Trunk 
        Highway marked 371 from Little Falls to its intersection with 
        Trunk Highway marked 2 in Cass Lake, except for that portion 
        named in subdivision 45, and that portion of Trunk Highway 
        marked 2 from its intersection with Trunk Highway marked 371 in 
        Cass Lake to Bemidji, is named and designated the "Paul Bunyan 
        Expressway."  The commissioner shall adopt a suitable marking 
        design to mark this highway and shall erect the appropriate 
        signs. 
           Sec. 5.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 161.14, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 53.  [PURPLE HEART MEMORIAL HIGHWAY.] (a) Except for 
        that portion designated under subdivision 45, the route signed 
        as Trunk Highway 371 on the effective date of this subdivision, 
        from its intersection with U. S. Highway 10 near the city of 
        Little Falls to its intersection with U. S. Highway 2 in the 
        city of Cass Lake, is named and designated the "Purple Heart 
        Memorial Highway."  
           (b) Subject to the provisions of section 161.139, the 
        commissioner shall adopt a suitable marking design to mark the 
        highway and shall erect the appropriate signs. 
           Sec. 6.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 161.14, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 54.  [BIAUSWAH BRIDGE.] The bridge over the St. Louis 
        River that is part of Legislative Route No. 185, marked as Trunk 
        Highway 23 on the effective date of this section, is named and 
        designated "Biauswah Bridge In Honor of Native American 
        Veterans."  After consulting with the Fond du Lac Band of Lake 
        Superior Chippewa, the commissioner of transportation shall 
        adopt a suitable marking design to memorialize this bridge and 
        shall erect the appropriate signs, subject to section 161.139. 
           Sec. 7.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 161.361, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [REPAYMENT.] Subject to the availability of state 
        money, the commissioner shall repay the amounts advanced under 
        this section, up to the state's share of project costs, under 
        terms of the agreement.  The agreement may provide for payment 
        of interest for funds advanced under subdivisions 1a and 1b at a 
        rate of interest agreed upon by the parties.  The maximum 
        interest rate that may be paid is the rate earned by the state 
        on invested commissioner of finance cash for the month before 
        the date the agreement is executed or the actual interest paid 
        by the road authority in borrowing for the amount advanced, 
        whichever rate is less. 
           Sec. 8.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 161.368, is 
        amended to read: 
           161.368 [HIGHWAY CONTRACTS WITH TRIBAL AUTHORITIES.] 
           On behalf of the state, the commissioner may enter into 
        cost-sharing agreements with Indian tribal authorities for the 
        purpose of providing maintenance, design, and construction to 
        highways on tribal lands.  These agreements may include (1) a 
        provision for waiver of immunity from suit by a party to the 
        contract on the part of the tribal authority with respect to any 
        controversy arising out of the contract and (2) a provision 
        conferring jurisdiction on state district courts to hear such a 
        controversy. 
           Sec. 9.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 162.02, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [RULES; ADVISORY COMMITTEE.] (a) The rules shall 
        be made and promulgated by the commissioner acting with the 
        advice of a committee which shall be selected by the several 
        county boards acting through the officers of the statewide 
        association of county commissioners.  The committee shall be 
        composed of nine members so selected that each member shall be 
        from a different state highway construction district.  Not more 
        than five of the nine members of the committee shall be county 
        commissioners.  The remaining members shall be county highway 
        engineers.  In the event that agreement cannot be reached on any 
        rule, the commissioner's determination shall be final.  The 
        rules shall be printed and copies thereof shall be forwarded to 
        the county engineers of the several counties.  For the purposes 
        of this section, the expedited process for adopting rules 
        established in section 14.389 may be used. 
           (b) Notwithstanding section 15.059, subdivision 5, the 
        committee does not expire. 
           Sec. 10.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 162.02, 
        subdivision 3a, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3a.  [VARIANCES FROM RULES AND ENGINEERING 
        STANDARDS.] The commissioner may grant variances from the rules 
        and from the engineering standards developed pursuant to section 
        162.021 or 162.07, subdivision 2.  A political subdivision in 
        which a county state-aid highway is located or is proposed to be 
        located may submit a written request to the commissioner for a 
        variance for that highway.  The commissioner shall publish 
        notice of the request in the State Register and give notice to 
        all persons known to the commissioner to have an interest in the 
        matter.  The commissioner may grant or deny the variance within 
        30 days of providing notice of the request.  If a written 
        objection to the request is received within 20 seven days of 
        providing notice, the variance shall be granted or denied only 
        after a contested case hearing has been held on the request.  If 
        no timely objection is received and the variance is denied 
        without hearing, the political subdivision may request, within 
        30 days of receiving notice of denial, and shall be granted a 
        contested case hearing.  For purposes of this subdivision, 
        "political subdivision" includes (1) an agency of a political 
        subdivision which has jurisdiction over parks, and (2) a 
        regional park authority. 
           Sec. 11.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 162.06, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS OF DEPARTMENT.] A sum of 
        1-1/2 Two percent shall must be deducted from the total amount 
        available in the county state-aid highway fund, set aside in a 
        separate account, and used for administrative costs incurred by 
        the state Transportation Department in carrying out the 
        provisions relating to the county state-aid highway system.  
           Sec. 12.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 162.08, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [AID TO TOWNS.] (a) Any county having within its 
        boundaries organized town governments may, by resolution, 
        allocate to the towns within its boundaries so much of the money 
        apportioned to it under the provisions of sections 162.01 to 
        162.181, that it deems necessary to aid the townships in the 
        construction of town roads, including replacement of town road 
        signs.  The resolution shall set forth the amount of money or 
        the percentage of its apportionment that the county has 
        allocated to the towns.  A certified copy of the resolution 
        shall be forwarded to the commissioner on or before the second 
        Tuesday of January of each year.  Upon receipt of such 
        resolution and upon determining the amount of money to be 
        apportioned to the county, the commissioner shall certify to the 
        commissioner of finance the amount of money, as set forth in the 
        resolution, that is to be paid out of the county's apportionment 
        for distribution to the towns.  The commissioner of finance 
        shall thereupon issue a warrant in that amount payable to the 
        county treasurer, and the proceeds thereof shall be distributed 
        by the county to the towns.  All money so allocated and 
        distributed shall be used by the towns solely for the 
        construction of town roads, including replacement of town road 
        signs. 
           (b) Each county board so allocating such funds may devise a 
        formula taking into account each town's levy for road and bridge 
        purposes, its mileage of town roads and population outside the 
        corporate limits of all cities within the township, and such 
        other factors as the county board shall deem advisable as a 
        means of dividing the allocation among the several towns in 
        order that such division among the towns be as equitable as 
        possible.  No part of the money allocated for expenditure solely 
        within cities having a population of less than 5,000 shall be 
        allocated or distributed to the towns.  The commissioner of 
        transportation shall maintain a permanent record of the 
        allocations of county state-aid highway funds to for the 
        townships in each county. 
           (c) In making the annual apportionments of county state-aid 
        highway funds, the commissioner shall reduce the money needs of 
        said counties in the amounts necessary to equalize their status 
        with those counties not making such township allotments.  In 
        complying with this paragraph, the commissioner shall disregard 
        allotments to towns for replacement of town road signs. 
           Sec. 13.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 162.09, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [RULES; ADVISORY COMMITTEE.] (a) The rules shall 
        be made and promulgated by the commissioner acting with the 
        advice of a committee which shall be selected by the governing 
        bodies of such cities, acting through the officers of the 
        statewide association of municipal officials.  The committee 
        shall be composed of 12 members, so selected that there shall be 
        one member from each state highway construction district and in 
        addition one member from each city of the first class.  Not more 
        than six members of the committee shall be elected officials of 
        the cities.  The remaining members of the committee shall be 
        city engineers.  In the event that agreement cannot be reached 
        on any rule the commissioner's determination shall be final.  
        The rules shall be printed and copies thereof shall be forwarded 
        to the clerks and engineers of the cities.  For the purposes of 
        this section, the expedited process for adopting rules 
        established in section 14.389 may be used. 
           (b) Notwithstanding section 15.059, subdivision 5, the 
        committee does not expire. 
           Sec. 14.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 162.09, 
        subdivision 3a, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3a.  [VARIANCES FROM RULES AND ENGINEERING 
        STANDARDS.] The commissioner may grant variances from the rules 
        and from the engineering standards developed pursuant to section 
        162.13, subdivision 2.  A political subdivision in which a 
        municipal state-aid street is located or is proposed to be 
        located may submit a written request to the commissioner for a 
        variance for that street.  The commissioner shall publish notice 
        of the request in the State Register and give notice to all 
        persons known to the commissioner to have an interest in the 
        matter.  The commissioner may grant or deny the variance within 
        30 days of providing notice of the request.  If a written 
        objection to the request is received within 20 seven days of 
        providing notice, the variance shall be granted or denied only 
        after a contested case hearing has been held on the request.  If 
        no timely objection is received and the variance is denied 
        without hearing, the political subdivision may request, within 
        30 days of receiving notice of denial, and shall be granted a 
        contested case hearing.  For purposes of this subdivision, 
        "political subdivision" includes (1) an agency of a political 
        subdivision which has jurisdiction over parks, and (2) a 
        regional park authority. 
           Sec. 15.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 162.14, 
        subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [ADVANCES.] Any such city may make advances from 
        any funds available to it for the purpose of expediting the 
        construction, reconstruction, improvement, or maintenance of its 
        municipal state-aid street system; provided that such advances 
        shall not exceed the city's total estimated apportionment for 
        the three years following the year the advance is made.  
        Advances made by any such city shall be repaid out of subsequent 
        apportionments made to such city in accordance with the 
        commissioner's rules. 
           Sec. 16.  [162.031] [CONSTRUCTION ACROSS ANOTHER COUNTY OR 
        STATE.] 
           When a county state-aid highway route is so located that in 
        order to achieve the designated objectives the commissioner 
        determines that it is necessary to construct the highway across 
        a portion of another county or state, the county initiating the 
        construction is authorized to spend county state-aid highway 
        funds for that purpose in the same manner as other expenditures 
        for county state-aid highway purposes are made.  No part of that 
        highway may be constructed in another county until both counties 
        approve the construction. 
           Sec. 17.  [162.091] [CONSTRUCTION ACROSS ANOTHER 
        MUNICIPALITY OR STATE.] 
           When a municipal state-aid street route is so located that 
        in order to achieve the designated objectives the commissioner 
        determines that it is necessary to construct the street across a 
        portion of another municipality or state, the municipality 
        initiating the construction is authorized to spend municipal 
        state-aid street funds for that purpose in the same manner as 
        other expenditures for municipal state-aid street purposes are 
        made.  No part of that street may be constructed in another 
        municipality until both municipalities approve the construction. 
           Sec. 18.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.011, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [HIGHWAY.] A "Highway" is any public thoroughfare 
        for vehicles, including streets in cities has the meaning given 
        "street or highway" in section 169.01, subdivision 29. 
           Sec. 19.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.011, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [MOTOR VEHICLE.] (a) "Motor vehicle" means any 
        self-propelled vehicle designed and originally manufactured to 
        operate primarily upon public roads and highways, and not 
        operated exclusively upon railroad tracks.  It includes any 
        vehicle propelled or drawn by a self-propelled vehicle and 
        includes vehicles known as trackless trolleys that are propelled 
        by electric power obtained from overhead trolley wires but not 
        operated upon rails.  It does not include snowmobiles, 
        manufactured homes, or park trailers.  
           (b) "Motor vehicle" also includes an all-terrain vehicle, 
        as defined in section 84.92, subdivision 8, that (1) has at 
        least four wheels, (2) is owned and operated by a physically 
        disabled person, and (3) displays both physically disabled 
        license plates and a physically disabled certificate issued 
        under section 169.345, subdivision 3. 
           (c) "Motor vehicle" does not include an all-terrain vehicle 
        as defined in section 84.92, subdivision 8; except (1) an 
        all-terrain vehicle described in paragraph (b), or (2) an 
        all-terrain vehicle licensed as a motor vehicle before August 1, 
        1985.  The owner may continue to license an all-terrain vehicle 
        described in clause (2) as a motor vehicle until it is conveyed 
        or otherwise transferred to another owner, is destroyed, or 
        fails to comply with the registration and licensing requirements 
        of this chapter. 
           (d) "Motor vehicle" does not include an electric personal 
        assistive mobility device as defined in section 169.01, 
        subdivision 90. 
           (e) "Motor vehicle" does not include a motorized foot 
        scooter as defined in section 169.01, subdivision 4c. 
           Sec. 20.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.011, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [OWNER.] "Owner" means any person, firm, 
        association, or corporation owning or renting leasing a motor 
        vehicle, or having the exclusive use thereof of the vehicle, 
        under a lease or otherwise, for a period of greater than 30 days.
           Sec. 21.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.011, 
        subdivision 5a, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5a.  [REGISTERED OWNER.] "Registered owner" means any 
        person, firm, association, or corporation, other than a secured 
        party, having title to a motor vehicle.  If a passenger 
        automobile, as defined in subdivision 7, is under lease for a 
        term of 180 days or more, the lessee is deemed to be the 
        registered owner, for purposes of registration only,; provided 
        that the application for renewal of the registration of a 
        passenger automobile described in this subdivision shall be is 
        sent to the lessor. 
           Sec. 22.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.011, 
        subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [TAX, FEE.] "Tax" or "fee" means the annual 
        registration tax imposed on motor vehicles in lieu of all other 
        taxes thereon, except wheelage taxes, so-called, which may be 
        imposed by any city, and except gross earnings taxes paid by 
        companies subject or made subject thereto.  Such The annual tax 
        shall be deemed is both a property tax and a highway use tax and 
        shall be on the basis of the calendar year. 
           Sec. 23.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.011, 
        subdivision 7, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [PASSENGER AUTOMOBILE.] (a) "Passenger automobile"
        means any motor vehicle designed and used for carrying not more 
        than 15 persons individuals including the driver. 
           (b) "Passenger automobile" does not include motorcycles, 
        motor scooters, and buses described in subdivision 9, paragraph 
        (a), clause (2) buses, or school buses. 
           (c) For purposes of taxation only, "Passenger automobile" 
        includes pickup trucks and vans, including those vans designed 
        to carry passengers, with a manufacturer's nominal rated 
        carrying capacity of one ton, but does not include commuter vans 
        as defined in section 168.126. 
           Sec. 24.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.011, 
        subdivision 25, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 25.  [RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT VEHICLE.] (a) 
        "Recreational equipment vehicle" means travel trailers including 
        those which that telescope or fold down, chassis-mounted 
        campers, house cars, motor homes, tent trailers, slip-in 
        campers, and converted buses that provide temporary human living 
        quarters.  A 
           (b) "Recreational vehicle" is considered to provide 
        temporary living quarters if it a vehicle that:  
           (1) is not used as the residence of the owner or occupant; 
           (2) is used for temporary living quarters by the owner or 
        occupant while engaged in recreational or vacation activities; 
        and 
           (3) is either self-propelled or towed on the public streets 
        or highways incidental to the recreational or vacation 
        activities. 
           (b) For the purposes of this subdivision, a Subd. 25a.  
        [MOTOR HOME.] (a) "Motor home" means a unit recreational vehicle 
        designed to provide temporary living quarters,.  The motor home 
        has a living unit built into as an integral part of, or 
        permanently attached to the chassis of, a self-propelled motor 
        vehicle chassis or van. 
           (b) A motor home must contain permanently installed, 
        independent, life-support systems which that meet the American 
        National Standards Institute standard number A119.2 for 
        recreational vehicles and provide at least four of the following 
        facilities, two of which must be from the systems listed in 
        clauses (1), (5), and (6):  (1) a cooking facility with liquid 
        propane gas supply, (2) a refrigerator, (3) a self-contained 
        toilet or a toilet connected to a plumbing system with a 
        connection for external water disposal, (4) a heating or air 
        conditioning system separate from the motor vehicle engine, (5) 
        a potable water supply system including a sink with a faucet 
        either self-contained or with connections for an external 
        source, and (6) a separate 110-125 volt volts electrical power 
        supply.  
           (c) For purposes of this subdivision, "permanently 
        installed" means built into or attached as an integral part of a 
        chassis or van, and designed not to be removed except for repair 
        or replacement.  A system which that is readily removable or 
        held in place by clamps or tie-downs is not permanently 
        installed.  
           (c) (d) Motor homes include but are not limited to, the 
        following a:  
           (1) type A motor home -, which is a raw chassis upon which 
        is built a driver's compartment and an entire body that provides 
        temporary living quarters as defined described in this 
        paragraph (b); 
           (2) type B motor home -, which is a van-type vehicle van 
        that conforms to the motor home definition description in this 
        paragraph (b) and has been completed or altered by the a 
        final-stage manufacturer; and 
           (3) type C motor home -, which is an incomplete vehicle 
        upon which is permanently attached a body designed to provide 
        temporary living quarters as defined described in this 
        paragraph (b).  
           (d) (e) A motor vehicle with a slip-in campers are camper 
        or other removable equipment that is mounted into or on a motor 
        vehicle commonly known as a pickup truck, in the pickup box, 
        either by bolting through the floor of the pickup box or by 
        firmly clamping to the side of the pickup box.  The vehicle 
        may is not a motor home, is not a recreational vehicle, and must 
        not be registered as a recreational vehicle under section 
        168.013. 
           Sec. 25.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.011, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 37.  [ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE.] "All-terrain vehicle" has 
        the meaning given in section 84.92, subdivision 8. 
           Sec. 26.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.011, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 38.  [PERSON.] "Person" has the meaning given in 
        section 168A.01, subdivision 14. 
           Sec. 27.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.011, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 39.  [STATE.] "State" means a state of the United 
        States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States 
        Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject 
        to the jurisdiction of the United States. 
           Sec. 28.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.011, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 40.  [VEHICLE.] "Vehicle" has the meaning given in 
        section 168A.011, subdivision 24. 
           Sec. 29.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.012, 
        subdivision 1, as amended by Laws 2005, chapter 135, section 3, 
        is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [VEHICLES EXEMPT FROM TAX, FEES, OR PLATE 
        DISPLAY.] (a) The following vehicles are exempt from the 
        provisions of this chapter requiring payment of tax and 
        registration fees, except as provided in subdivision 1c:  
           (1) vehicles owned and used solely in the transaction of 
        official business by the federal government, the state, or any 
        political subdivision; 
           (2) vehicles owned and used exclusively by educational 
        institutions and used solely in the transportation of pupils to 
        and from those institutions; 
           (3) vehicles used solely in driver education programs at 
        nonpublic high schools; 
           (4) vehicles owned by nonprofit charities and used 
        exclusively to transport disabled persons for charitable, 
        religious, or educational purposes; 
           (5) ambulances owned by ambulance services licensed under 
        section 144E.10, the general appearance of which is 
        unmistakable; and 
           (6) motorized foot scooters as defined in section 169.01, 
        subdivision 4c; and 
           (7) vehicles owned by a commercial driving school licensed 
        under section 171.34, or an employee of a commercial driving 
        school licensed under section 171.34, and the vehicle is used 
        exclusively for driver education and training. 
           (b) Vehicles owned by the federal government, municipal 
        fire apparatuses including fire-suppression support vehicles, 
        police patrols, and ambulances, the general appearance of which 
        is unmistakable, are not required to register or display number 
        plates.  
           (c) Unmarked vehicles used in general police work, liquor 
        investigations, or arson investigations, and passenger 
        automobiles, pickup trucks, and buses owned or operated by the 
        Department of Corrections, must be registered and must display 
        appropriate license number plates, furnished by the registrar at 
        cost.  Original and renewal applications for these license 
        plates authorized for use in general police work and for use by 
        the Department of Corrections must be accompanied by a 
        certification signed by the appropriate chief of police if 
        issued to a police vehicle, the appropriate sheriff if issued to 
        a sheriff's vehicle, the commissioner of corrections if issued 
        to a Department of Corrections vehicle, or the appropriate 
        officer in charge if issued to a vehicle of any other law 
        enforcement agency.  The certification must be on a form 
        prescribed by the commissioner and state that the vehicle will 
        be used exclusively for a purpose authorized by this section.  
           (d) Unmarked vehicles used by the Departments of Revenue 
        and Labor and Industry, fraud unit, in conducting seizures or 
        criminal investigations must be registered and must display 
        passenger vehicle classification license number plates, 
        furnished at cost by the registrar.  Original and renewal 
        applications for these passenger vehicle license plates must be 
        accompanied by a certification signed by the commissioner of 
        revenue or the commissioner of labor and industry.  The 
        certification must be on a form prescribed by the commissioner 
        and state that the vehicles will be used exclusively for the 
        purposes authorized by this section. 
           (e) Unmarked vehicles used by the Division of Disease 
        Prevention and Control of the Department of Health must be 
        registered and must display passenger vehicle classification 
        license number plates.  These plates must be furnished at cost 
        by the registrar.  Original and renewal applications for these 
        passenger vehicle license plates must be accompanied by a 
        certification signed by the commissioner of health.  The 
        certification must be on a form prescribed by the commissioner 
        and state that the vehicles will be used exclusively for the 
        official duties of the Division of Disease Prevention and 
        Control.  
           (f) Unmarked vehicles used by staff of the Gambling Control 
        Board in gambling investigations and reviews must be registered 
        and must display passenger vehicle classification license number 
        plates.  These plates must be furnished at cost by the 
        registrar.  Original and renewal applications for these 
        passenger vehicle license plates must be accompanied by a 
        certification signed by the board chair.  The certification must 
        be on a form prescribed by the commissioner and state that the 
        vehicles will be used exclusively for the official duties of the 
        Gambling Control Board.  
           (g) All other motor vehicles must be registered and display 
        tax-exempt number plates, furnished by the registrar at cost, 
        except as provided in subdivision 1c.  All vehicles required to 
        display tax-exempt number plates must have the name of the state 
        department or political subdivision, nonpublic high school 
        operating a driver education program, or licensed commercial 
        driving school, plainly displayed on both sides of the vehicle; 
        except that each state hospital and institution for the mentally 
        ill and mentally retarded may have one vehicle without the 
        required identification on the sides of the vehicle, and county 
        social service agencies may have vehicles used for child and 
        vulnerable adult protective services without the required 
        identification on the sides of the vehicle.  This identification 
        must be in a color giving contrast with that of the part of the 
        vehicle on which it is placed and must endure throughout the 
        term of the registration.  The identification must not be on a 
        removable plate or placard and must be kept clean and visible at 
        all times; except that a removable plate or placard may be 
        utilized on vehicles leased or loaned to a political subdivision 
        or to a nonpublic high school driver education program. 
           Sec. 30.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.031, is 
        amended to read: 
           168.031 [REGISTRATION EXEMPTION; ACTIVE MILITARY-RELATED 
        SERVICE.] 
           (a) The motor vehicle of any person who engages in active 
        military service in time of war or other emergency declared by 
        proper authority in any branch or unit of the military or naval 
        forces of the United States armed forces shall be exempt from 
        the motor vehicle registration tax during the period of such 
        active service and for 40 90 days immediately thereafter if the 
        owner has filed, before, during or within 90 days after 
        completion of that active service, files with the registrar of 
        motor vehicles a written application for exemption with such 
        proof of military service as the registrar may have required and 
        if the motor vehicle is not operated on a public highway within 
        the state during the requested period of exemption, except by 
        the owner while on furlough or leave of absence from the 
        military.  
           (b) The motor vehicle of any disabled war veteran, which 
        vehicle has been furnished free, in whole or in part, by the 
        United States government to said disabled veteran, shall be 
        exempt from the motor vehicle registration tax.  The motor 
        vehicle owned and registered by a former prisoner of war that 
        bears the "EX-POW" plates is exempt from the motor vehicle 
        registration tax. 
           (c) For purposes of this section, the term "active service" 
        shall have the meaning given this term in section 190.05, 
        subdivisions 5b and 5c, but excludes service performed 
        exclusively for purposes of: 
           (1) annual training and other periodic inactive duty 
        training for National Guard and other reserve members; 
           (2) special training periodically made available to 
        National Guard and other reserve members; 
           (3) service performed in accordance with section 190.08, 
        subdivision 3; and 
           (4) service performed as part of the active guard/reserve 
        program pursuant to United States Code, title 32, section 
        502(f), or other applicable authority. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day 
        following final enactment and applies to persons serving in 
        active military service on or after that date. 
           Sec. 31.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.091, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [NONRESIDENT BUYER.] (a) Upon payment of a 
        fee of $1, the registrar commissioner may issue a permit to a 
        nonresident purchasing a new or used motor vehicle in this state 
        for the sole purpose of allowing such nonresident to remove the 
        vehicle to be removed from this state for registration in 
        another state or country.  Such 
           (b) The permit shall be is in lieu of any other 
        registration or taxation for use of the highways and shall be is 
        valid for a period of 31 days from the date of sale, trade, or 
        gift.  
           (c) The permit shall must be available in such form an 
        electronic format as the registrar may determine and, whenever 
        practicable, shall be determined by the commissioner. 
           (d) If the sale, gift, or trade information is 
        electronically transmitted to the commissioner by a dealer or 
        deputy registrar of motor vehicles, the $1 fee is waived. 
           (e) The permit must be posted upon the left side of the 
        inside rear window of the vehicle or, if not practicable, where 
        it is plainly visible to law enforcement.  Each such 
        permit shall be is valid only for the vehicle for which the 
        permit was issued. 
           Sec. 32.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.10, 
        subdivision 1c, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 1c.  [COLLECTOR'S VEHICLE, COLLECTOR LICENSE.] (a) 
        The owner of any motor vehicle, including any truck, (1) that 
        is (i) at least 20 model years old, or (ii) at least ten model 
        years old and with a body or engine style of which not more than 
        500 were manufactured in or imported into the United States in 
        any model year, (2) that was manufactured after 1935, and (3) 
        that is owned and operated solely as a collector's vehicle, 
        shall list the vehicle for taxation and registration 
        as follows:  provided in paragraph (b). 
           (1) (b) The owner shall execute an affidavit stating (1) 
        the name and address of the person from whom purchased and of 
        the new owner, (2) the make of the motor vehicle, (3) the year 
        and number of the model, (4) the manufacturer's identification 
        number, (5) in the case of a vehicle described in paragraph (a), 
        clause (1)(ii), that the vehicle has a body or engine style of 
        which not more than 500 were manufactured or imported into the 
        United States in any model year, and (6) that the vehicle is 
        owned and operated solely as a collector's item and not for 
        general transportation purposes; and. 
           (2) (c) The owner shall provide a statement of the 
        manufacturer or importer regarding the number of vehicles 
        manufactured or imported during the model year. 
           (d) The owner shall also prove that the owner also has one 
        or more vehicles with regular license plates.  
        If the registrar is satisfied that the affidavit is true and 
        correct and the owner pays a $25 tax, the registrar shall list 
        the vehicle for taxation and registration and shall issue a 
        single number plate. 
           (b) (e) The number plate issued shall bear the inscription 
        "Collector," "Minnesota," and the registration number or other 
        combination of characters authorized under section 168.12, 
        subdivision 2a, but no date.  The number plate is valid without 
        renewal as long as the vehicle is in existence.  The registrar 
        has the power to revoke the plate for failure to comply with 
        this subdivision. 
           Sec. 33.  [168.1251] [DISABLED AMERICAN VETERAN PLATES.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [ISSUANCE AND DESIGN.] The commissioner 
        shall issue special license plates bearing the inscription 
        "DISABLED AMERICAN VETERAN" to an applicant who is certified in 
        writing by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or 
        the state commissioner of veterans affairs as having a permanent 
        and total service-connected disability, who complies with all 
        laws relating to the registration and licensing of motor 
        vehicles and drivers, and who pays a fee of $10 for each set of 
        license plates applied for.  The special license plates must be 
        of a design and size determined by the commissioner. 
           Subd. 2.  [APPLICATION.] Application for issuance of these 
        plates may be made only at the time of renewal or first 
        application for registration. 
           Subd. 3.  [TRANSFER.] On payment of a fee of $5, special 
        plates issued under this section may be transferred to another 
        personal motor vehicle owned or jointly owned by the disabled 
        veteran upon notification to the commissioner. 
           Subd. 4.  [SURCHARGE.] For each set of special plates 
        issued under this section, the commissioner shall collect a 
        surcharge of $5 on each $10 fee collected under subdivision 1.  
           Subd. 5.  [MOTOR VEHICLE; SPECIAL DEFINITION.] For purposes 
        of this section, "motor vehicle" means a vehicle for personal 
        use, not used for commercial purposes, and may include a 
        passenger automobile, van, pickup truck, motorcycle, or 
        recreational vehicle. 
           Subd. 6.  [FEES CREDITED.] Fees, including surcharges, 
        collected under this section must be credited to the vehicle 
        services operating account in the special revenue fund. 
           Sec. 34.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168.185, is 
        amended to read: 
           168.185 [USDOT NUMBERS.] 
           (a) An owner of a truck or truck-tractor having a gross 
        vehicle weight of more than 10,000 pounds, as defined in section 
        169.01, subdivision 46, other than a farm truck that is not used 
        in interstate commerce, shall report to the registrar at the 
        time of registration its USDOT carrier number.  A person subject 
        to this paragraph who does not have a USDOT number shall apply 
        for the number at the time of registration by completing a form 
        MCS-150 Motor Carrier Identification Report, issued by the 
        Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, or comparable 
        document as determined by the registrar.  The registrar shall 
        not assign a USDOT carrier number to a vehicle owner who is not 
        subject to this paragraph. 
           (b) Assigned USDOT numbers need not be displayed on the 
        outside of the vehicle, but must be made available upon request 
        of an authorized agent of the registrar, peace officer, other 
        employees of the State Patrol authorized in chapter 299D, or 
        employees of the Minnesota Department of Transportation.  The 
        vehicle owner shall notify the registrar if there is a change to 
        the owner's USDOT number. 
           (c) If an owner fails to report or apply for a USDOT 
        number, the registrar shall suspend the owner's registration. 
           (d) Until October 1, 2003, paragraphs (a) to (c) do not 
        apply to an agricultural fertilizer or agricultural chemical 
        retailer while exclusively engaged in delivering fertilizer or 
        agricultural chemicals to a farmer for on-farm use. 
           Sec. 35.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 168A.20, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [SATISFACTION OF AUTOMOBILE LIEN SEVEN YEARS OLD; 
        RELEASE.] (a) A security interest perfected under this chapter 
        expires seven years from the perfection date for a passenger 
        automobile, as defined in section 168.011, subdivision 7.  
           (b) A lien holder may notify the department in writing or 
        in a format approved by the department during the sixth year of 
        the lien, no later than 90 days in advance of the seven-year 
        anniversary, if the lien will not be satisfied during this 
        registration period and the lien must be extended up to seven 
        additional years as requested by the lien holder.  
           Sec. 36.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169.01, 
        subdivision 75, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 75.  [COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE.] (a) "Commercial 
        motor vehicle" means a motor vehicle or combination of motor 
        vehicles used to transport passengers or property if the motor 
        vehicle: 
           (1) has a gross vehicle weight of more than 26,000 pounds; 
           (2) has a towed unit with a gross vehicle weight of more 
        than 10,000 pounds and the combination of vehicles has a 
        combined gross vehicle weight of more than 26,000 pounds; 
           (3) is a bus; 
           (4) is of any size and is used in the transportation of 
        hazardous materials, except for those vehicles having a gross 
        vehicle weight of 26,000 pounds or less while carrying in bulk 
        tanks a total of not more than 200 gallons of petroleum products 
        and liquid fertilizer that are required to be placarded under 
        Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, parts 100-185; or 
           (5) is outwardly equipped and identified as a school bus, 
        except for type A-I and type III school buses as defined in 
        subdivision 6. 
           (b) For purposes of chapter 169A: 
           (1) a commercial motor vehicle does not include a farm 
        truck, fire-fighting equipment an authorized emergency vehicle, 
        or a recreational equipment vehicle being operated by a person 
        within the scope of section 171.02, subdivision 2, paragraph 
        (b); and 
           (2) a commercial motor vehicle includes a vehicle capable 
        of or designed to meet the standards described in paragraph (a), 
        clause (2), whether or not the towed unit is attached to the 
        truck-tractor at the time of the violation or stop. 
           Sec. 37.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169.01, 
        subdivision 76, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 76.  [HAZARDOUS MATERIALS.] "Hazardous materials" 
        means those materials found to be hazardous for the purposes of 
        the federal Hazardous Materials Transportation Act and that 
        require the motor vehicle to be placarded under Code of Federal 
        Regulations, title 49, part 172, subpart F parts 100-185. 
           Sec. 38.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169.01, 
        subdivision 78, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 78.  [RECREATIONAL VEHICLE COMBINATION.] (a) 
        "Recreational vehicle combination" means a combination of 
        vehicles consisting of a pickup truck as defined in section 
        168.011, subdivision 29, attached by means of a fifth-wheel 
        coupling to a camper-semitrailer which has hitched to it a 
        trailer carrying a watercraft as defined in section 86B.005, 
        subdivision 18; off-highway motorcycle as defined in section 
        84.787, subdivision 7; motorcycle; motorized bicycle; snowmobile 
        as defined in section 84.81, subdivision 3; or all-terrain 
        vehicle as defined in section 84.92, subdivision 8; or 
        equestrian equipment or supplies.  
           (b) For purposes of this subdivision: 
           (a) (1) A "fifth-wheel coupling" is a coupling between a 
        camper-semitrailer and a towing pickup truck in which a portion 
        of the weight of the camper-semitrailer is carried over or 
        forward of the rear axle of the towing pickup. 
           (b) (2) A "camper-semitrailer" is a trailer, other than a 
        manufactured home as defined in section 327B.01, subdivision 13, 
        designed for human habitation and used for vacation or 
        recreational purposes for limited periods. 
           Sec. 39.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169.06, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [TRAFFIC-CONTROL SIGNAL.] (a) Whenever traffic is 
        controlled by traffic-control signals exhibiting different 
        colored lights, or colored lighted arrows, successively one at a 
        time or in combination, only the colors Green, Red, and Yellow 
        shall be used, except for special pedestrian signals carrying a 
        word or legend, and said.  The traffic-control signal lights 
        shall or colored lighted arrows indicate and apply to drivers of 
        vehicles and pedestrians as follows: 
           (1) Green indication: 
           (i) Vehicular traffic facing a circular green signal may 
        proceed straight through or turn right or left unless a sign at 
        such place prohibits either such turn.  But vehicular traffic, 
        including vehicles turning right or left, shall yield the 
        right-of-way to other vehicles and to pedestrians lawfully 
        within the intersection or adjacent crosswalk at the time such 
        this signal is exhibited.  
           (ii) Vehicular traffic facing a green arrow signal, shown 
        alone or in combination with another indication, may cautiously 
        enter the intersection only to make the movement indicated by 
        such the arrow, or such other movement as is permitted by other 
        indications shown at the same time.  Such vehicular traffic 
        shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians lawfully within an 
        adjacent crosswalk and to other traffic lawfully using the 
        intersection.  
           (iii) Unless otherwise directed by a pedestrian-control 
        signal as provided in subdivision 6, pedestrians facing any 
        green signal, except when the sole green signal is a turn arrow, 
        may proceed across the roadway within any marked or unmarked 
        crosswalk.  Every driver of a vehicle shall yield the 
        right-of-way to such pedestrian, except that the pedestrian 
        shall yield the right-of-way to vehicles lawfully within the 
        intersection at the time that the green signal indication is 
        first shown. 
           (2) Steady yellow indication: 
           (i) Vehicular traffic facing a circular yellow signal is 
        thereby warned that the related green movement is being 
        terminated or that a red indication will be exhibited 
        immediately thereafter when vehicular traffic shall must not 
        enter the intersection, except for the continued movement 
        allowed by any green arrow indication simultaneously exhibited.  
           (ii) Pedestrians facing a circular yellow signal, unless 
        otherwise directed by a pedestrian-control signal as provided in 
        subdivision 6, are thereby advised that there is insufficient 
        time to cross the roadway before a red indication is shown and 
        no pedestrian shall then start to cross the roadway.  
           (iii) Vehicular traffic facing a steady yellow arrow signal 
        is thereby warned that the protected vehicular movement 
        permitted by the corresponding prior green arrow indication is 
        being terminated.  
           (3) Steady red indication: 
           (i) Vehicular traffic facing a circular red signal alone 
        shall must stop at a clearly marked stop line, but, if none, 
        before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the 
        intersection, or, if none, then before entering the intersection 
        and shall remain standing until a green indication is shown, 
        except as follows:  (A) the driver of a vehicle which is stopped 
        as close as practicable at the entrance to the crosswalk on the 
        near side of the intersection or, if none, then at the entrance 
        to the intersection in obedience to a red or stop signal, and 
        with the intention of making a right turn may make such the 
        right turn, after stopping, unless an official sign has been 
        erected prohibiting such movement, but shall yield the 
        right-of-way to pedestrians and other traffic lawfully 
        proceeding as directed by the signal at said that intersection; 
        or (B) the driver of a vehicle on a one-way street which 
        intersects intersecting another one-way street on which traffic 
        moves to the left shall stop in obedience to a red or stop 
        signal and may then make a left turn into said the one-way 
        street, unless an official sign has been erected prohibiting the 
        movement, but shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and 
        other traffic lawfully proceeding as directed by the signal at 
        said that intersection. 
           (ii) Unless otherwise directed by a pedestrian-control 
        signal as provided in subdivision 6, pedestrians facing a steady 
        red signal alone shall not enter the roadway.  
           (iii) Vehicular traffic facing a steady red arrow signal, 
        with the intention of making a movement indicated by the arrow, 
        shall must stop at a clearly marked stop line, but, if none, 
        before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the 
        intersection, or, if none, then before entering the intersection 
        and shall must remain standing until a permissive signal 
        indication permitting the movement indicated by the red arrow is 
        displayed, except as follows:  when an official sign has been 
        erected permitting a turn on a red arrow signal, the vehicular 
        traffic facing a red arrow signal indication is permitted to 
        enter the intersection to turn right, or to turn left from a 
        one-way street into a one-way street on which traffic moves to 
        the left, after stopping, but must yield the right-of-way to 
        pedestrians and other traffic lawfully proceeding as directed by 
        the signal at that intersection.  
           (b) In the event an official traffic-control signal is 
        erected and maintained at a place other than an intersection, 
        the provisions of this section are applicable except those which 
        can have no application.  Any stop required shall must be made 
        at a sign or marking on the pavement indicating where the 
        stop shall must be made, but in the absence of any such sign or 
        marking the stop shall must be made at the signal. 
           (c) When a traffic-control signal indication or indications 
        placed to control a certain movement or lane are so identified 
        by placing a sign near the indication or indications, no other 
        traffic-control signal indication or indications within the 
        intersection shall control controls vehicular traffic for 
        such that movement or lane. 
           Sec. 40.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169.06, 
        subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [PEDESTRIAN CONTROL SIGNAL.] (a) Whenever special 
        pedestrian-control signals exhibiting the words "Walk" or "Don't 
        Walk" or symbols of a "walking person" or "upraised hand" are in 
        place such, the signals shall or symbols indicate as follows: 
           (1) A steady "Walk," flashing or steady.  Pedestrians 
        signal or the symbol of a "walking person" indicates that a 
        pedestrian facing such either of these signals may proceed 
        across the roadway in the direction of the signal, possibly in 
        conflict with turning vehicles.  Every driver of a vehicle shall 
        yield the right-of-way to such pedestrian except that the 
        pedestrian shall yield the right-of-way to vehicles lawfully 
        within the intersection at the time that either signal 
        indication is first shown. 
           (2) A "Don't Walk," signal or the symbol of an "upraised 
        hand," flashing or steady.  No, indicates that a pedestrian 
        shall not start to cross the roadway in the direction of such 
        signals either signal, but any pedestrian who has partially 
        crossed on the "Walk" or "walking person" signal indication 
        shall proceed to a sidewalk or safety island while the "Don't 
        Walk" signal is showing. 
           (b) A pedestrian crossing a roadway in conformity with this 
        section is lawfully within the intersection and, when in a 
        crosswalk, is lawfully within the crosswalk. 
           Sec. 41.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169.14, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 1a.  [LICENSE REVOCATION.] The driver's license of a 
        person who violates any speed limit established in this section, 
        by driving in excess of 100 miles per hour, is revoked for six 
        months under section 171.17, or for a longer minimum period of 
        time applicable under section 169A.53, 169A.54, or 171.174. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective August 1, 2005, 
        and applies to violations committed on or after that date. 
           Sec. 42.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169.14, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [SPEED LIMITS.] (a) Where no special hazard 
        exists the following speeds shall be lawful, but any speeds in 
        excess of such limits shall be prima facie evidence that the 
        speed is not reasonable or prudent and that it is unlawful; 
        except that the speed limit within any municipality shall be a 
        maximum limit and any speed in excess thereof shall be unlawful: 
           (1) 30 miles per hour in an urban district or on a town 
        road in a rural residential district; 
           (2) 65 miles per hour on noninterstate freeways and 
        expressways, as defined in section 160.02, subdivision 19; 
           (3) 55 miles per hour in locations other than those 
        specified in this section; 
           (4) 70 miles per hour on interstate highways outside the 
        limits of any urbanized area with a population of greater than 
        50,000 as defined by order of the commissioner of 
        transportation; 
           (5) 65 miles per hour on interstate highways inside the 
        limits of any urbanized area with a population of greater than 
        50,000 as defined by order of the commissioner of 
        transportation; 
           (6) ten miles per hour in alleys; and 
           (7) 25 miles per hour in residential roadways if adopted by 
        the road authority having jurisdiction over the residential 
        roadway.  
           (b) A speed limit adopted under paragraph (a), clause (7), 
        is not effective unless the road authority has erected signs 
        designating the speed limit and indicating the beginning and end 
        of the residential roadway on which the speed limit applies. 
           (c) For purposes of this subdivision, "rural residential 
        district" means the territory contiguous to and including any 
        town road within a subdivision or plat of land that is built up 
        with dwelling houses at intervals of less than 300 feet for a 
        distance of one-quarter mile or more. 
           (d) Notwithstanding section 609.0331 or 609.101 or other 
        law to the contrary, a person who violates a speed limit 
        established in this subdivision, or a speed limit designated on 
        an appropriate sign under subdivision 4, 5, 5b, 5c, or 5e, by 
        driving 20 miles per hour or more in excess of the applicable 
        speed limit, is assessed an additional surcharge equal to the 
        amount of the fine imposed for the speed violation, but not less 
        than $25. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective August 1, 2005, 
        and applies to violations committed on or after that date. 
           Sec. 43.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169.18, 
        subdivision 4, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [PASSING ON THE RIGHT.] The driver of a vehicle 
        may overtake and pass upon the right of another vehicle only 
        upon the following conditions: 
           (1) when the vehicle overtaken is making or about to make a 
        left turn; 
           (2) upon a street or highway with unobstructed pavement not 
        occupied by parked vehicles of sufficient width for two or more 
        lines of moving vehicles in each direction; 
           (3) upon a one-way street, or upon any roadway on which 
        traffic is restricted to one direction of movement, where the 
        roadway is free from obstructions and of sufficient width for 
        two or more lines of moving vehicles; 
           (4) when the driver of a vehicle may overtake and pass 
        another vehicle upon the right only under conditions permitting 
        such movement in safety.  In no event shall such movement be 
        made by driving onto the shoulder, whether paved or unpaved, or 
        off the pavement or main-traveled portion of the roadway. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective August 1, 2005. 
           Sec. 44.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169.18, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [DRIVING LEFT OF ROADWAY CENTER; EXCEPTION.] (a) 
        No vehicle shall be driven to the left side of the center of the 
        roadway in overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in 
        the same direction unless such left side is clearly visible and 
        is free of oncoming traffic for a sufficient distance ahead to 
        permit such overtaking and passing to be completely made without 
        interfering with the safe operation of any vehicle approaching 
        from the opposite direction or any vehicle overtaken.  In every 
        event the overtaking vehicle must return to the right-hand side 
        of the roadway before coming within 100 feet of any vehicle 
        approaching from the opposite direction; 
           (b) Except on a one-way roadway or as provided in paragraph 
        (c), no vehicle shall, in overtaking and passing another vehicle 
        or at any other time, be driven to the left half of the roadway 
        under the following conditions: 
           (1) when approaching the crest of a grade or upon a curve 
        in the highway where the driver's view along the highway is 
        obstructed within a distance of 700 feet; 
           (2) when approaching within 100 feet of any underpass or 
        tunnel, railroad grade crossing, intersection within a city, or 
        intersection outside of a city if the presence of the 
        intersection is marked by warning signs; or 
           (3) where official signs are in place prohibiting passing, 
        or a distinctive centerline is marked, which distinctive line 
        also so prohibits passing, as declared in the Manual on Uniform 
        Traffic Control Devices adopted by the commissioner. 
           (c) Paragraph (b) does not apply to a self-propelled or 
        towed implement of husbandry that (1) is escorted at the front 
        by a registered motor vehicle that is displaying vehicular 
        hazard warning lights visible to the front and rear in normal 
        sunlight, and (2) does not extend into the left half of the 
        roadway to any greater extent than made necessary by the total 
        width of the right half of the roadway together with any 
        adjacent shoulder that is suitable for travel. 
           (d) Paragraph (b) does not apply to a self-propelled or 
        towed implement of husbandry that is operated to the left half 
        of the roadway if such operation is not to a greater extent than 
        is necessary to avoid collision with a parked vehicle, sign, or 
        other stationary object located on the highway right-of-way. 
           Sec. 45.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169.18, 
        subdivision 11, as amended by Laws 2005, chapter 120, section 2, 
        is amended to read: 
           Subd. 11.  [PASSING PARKED EMERGENCY VEHICLE; CITATION; 
        PROBABLE CAUSE.] (a) When approaching and before passing an 
        authorized emergency vehicle with its emergency lights activated 
        that is parked or otherwise stopped on or next to a street or 
        highway having two lanes in the same direction, the driver of a 
        vehicle shall safely move the vehicle to the lane farthest away 
        from the emergency vehicle, if it is possible to do so. 
           (b) When approaching and before passing an authorized 
        emergency vehicle with its emergency lights activated that is 
        parked or otherwise stopped on or next to a street or highway 
        having more than two lanes in the same direction, the driver of 
        a vehicle shall safely move the vehicle so as to leave a full 
        lane vacant between the driver and any lane in which the 
        emergency vehicle is completely or partially parked or otherwise 
        stopped, if it is possible to do so. 
           (c) A peace officer may issue a citation to the driver of a 
        motor vehicle if the peace officer has probable cause to believe 
        that the driver has operated the vehicle in violation of this 
        subdivision within the four-hour period following the 
        termination of the incident or a receipt of a report under 
        paragraph (d).  The citation may be issued even though the 
        violation was not committed in the presence of the peace officer.
           (d) Although probable cause may be otherwise satisfied by 
        other evidentiary elements or factors, probable cause is 
        sufficient for purposes of this subdivision when the person 
        cited is operating the vehicle described by a member of the crew 
        of an authorized emergency vehicle responding to an incident in 
        a timely report of the violation of this subdivision, which 
        includes a description of the vehicle used to commit the offense 
        and the vehicle's license plate number.  For the purposes of 
        issuance of a citation under paragraph (c), "timely" means that 
        the report must be made within a four-hour period following the 
        termination of the incident. 
           (e) For purposes of paragraphs (a) and (b) only, 
        "authorized emergency vehicle" and "emergency vehicle" includes 
        a towing vehicle defined in section 169.01, subdivision 52, that 
        has activated flashing lights authorized under section 169.64, 
        subdivision 3. 
           Sec. 46.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169.28, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [EXEMPT CROSSING.] (a) The commissioner may 
        designate a crossing as an exempt crossing if the crossing is: 
           (1) if the crossing is on a rail line on which service has 
        been abandoned; or 
           (2) if the crossing is on a rail line that carries fewer 
        than five trains each year, traveling at speeds of ten miles per 
        hour or less; or 
           (3) as agreed to by the operating railroad and the 
        Department of Transportation, following a diagnostic review of 
        the crossing. 
           (b) The commissioner shall direct the railroad to erect at 
        the crossing signs bearing the word "Exempt" that conform to 
        section 169.06.  The installation or presence of an exempt sign 
        does not relieve a driver of the duty to use due care.  A train 
        must not proceed across an exempt crossing unless a police 
        officer is present to direct traffic or a railroad employee is 
        on the ground to warn traffic until the train enters the 
        crossing. 
           (c) A vehicle that must stop at grade crossings under 
        subdivision 1 is not required to stop at a marked exempt 
        crossing unless directed otherwise by a police officer or a 
        railroad employee. 
           Sec. 47.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169.448, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 4.  [DAY ACTIVITY CENTER BUSES.] Notwithstanding 
        subdivision 1, a vehicle used to transport adults to and from a 
        day activity center may be equipped with prewarning flashing 
        amber signals and a stop-signal arm, and the operator of the 
        vehicle may activate this equipment, under the following 
        circumstances: 
           (1) the operator possesses a commercial driver's license 
        with a school bus endorsement; 
           (2) the vehicle is engaged in picking up or dropping off 
        adults at locations predesignated by the day activity center 
        that owns or leases the bus; 
           (3) the vehicle is identified as a "day activity center 
        bus" in letters at least eight inches high on the front and rear 
        top of the bus; and 
           (4) the name, address, and telephone number of the owner 
        and operator of the bus is identified on each front door of the 
        bus in letters not less than three inches high. 
           The provisions of section 169.444 relating to duties of 
        care of a motorist to a school bus, and violations thereof, 
        apply to a vehicle described in this section when the vehicle is 
        operated in conformity with this subdivision.  The provisions of 
        section 169.443 relating to bus driver's duties apply to a 
        vehicle described in this section except those that by their 
        nature have no application. 
           Sec. 48.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169.522, is 
        amended to read: 
           169.522 [SLOW-MOVING VEHICLE, SIGN REQUIRED.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [DISPLAYING EMBLEM; RULES.] (a) All 
        animal-drawn vehicles, motorized golf carts when operated on 
        designated roadways pursuant to section 169.045, implements of 
        husbandry, and other machinery, including all road construction 
        machinery, which are designed for operation at a speed of 30 
        miles per hour or less shall, must display a triangular 
        slow-moving vehicle emblem, except (1) when being used in actual 
        construction and maintenance work and traveling within the 
        limits of a construction area which is marked in accordance with 
        requirements of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, 
        as set forth in section 169.06, or (2) for a towed implement of 
        husbandry that is empty and that is not self-propelled, in which 
        case it may be towed at lawful speeds greater than 30 miles per 
        hour without removing the slow-moving vehicle emblem.  The 
        emblem shall must consist of a fluorescent yellow-orange or 
        illuminated red-orange triangle with a dark red reflective 
        border and be mounted so as to be visible from a distance of not 
        less than 600 feet to the rear.  When a primary power unit 
        towing an implement of husbandry or other machinery displays a 
        slow-moving vehicle emblem visible from a distance of 600 feet 
        to the rear, it shall is not be necessary to display a similar 
        emblem on the secondary unit.  After January 1, 1975, All 
        slow-moving vehicle emblems sold in this state shall must be so 
        designed that when properly mounted they are visible from a 
        distance of not less than 600 feet to the rear when directly in 
        front of lawful lower beam of headlamps on a motor vehicle.  The 
        commissioner of public safety shall adopt standards and 
        specifications for the design and position of mounting the 
        slow-moving vehicle emblem.  Such standards and 
        specifications shall must be adopted by rule in accordance with 
        the Administrative Procedure Act.  A violation of this section 
        shall not be admissible evidence in any civil cause of action 
        arising prior to January 1, 1970. 
           (b) An alternate slow-moving vehicle emblem consisting of a 
        dull black triangle with a white reflective border may be used 
        after obtaining a permit from the commissioner under rules of 
        the commissioner.  A person with a permit to use an alternate 
        slow-moving vehicle emblem must: 
           (1) carry in the vehicle a regular slow-moving vehicle 
        emblem and display the emblem when operating a vehicle between 
        sunset and sunrise, and at any other time when visibility is 
        impaired by weather, smoke, fog, or other conditions; and 
           (2) permanently affix to the rear of the slow-moving 
        vehicle at least 72 square inches of reflective tape that 
        reflects the color red. 
           Subd. 2.  [PROHIBITION ON USE.] The use of this emblem 
        shall be is restricted to the slow-moving vehicles specified in 
        subdivision 1 and its use on any other type of vehicle or 
        stationary object on the highway is prohibited. 
           Subd. 3.  [DISPLAY REQUIRED.] No person shall sell, lease, 
        rent, or operate any slow-moving vehicle, as defined in 
        subdivision 1, except motorized golf carts and except those 
        units designed to be completely mounted on a primary power unit, 
        which is manufactured or assembled on or after July 1, 1967, 
        unless such the vehicle is equipped with a slow-moving vehicle 
        emblem-mounting device as specified in subdivision 1.  Provided 
        however, no a slow-moving vehicle shall must not be operated 
        without such slow-moving vehicle emblem after January 1, 1968. 
           Sec. 49.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169.81, 
        subdivision 3c, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3c.  [RECREATIONAL VEHICLE COMBINATION.] 
        Notwithstanding subdivision 3, a recreational vehicle 
        combination may be operated without a permit if: 
           (1) the combination does not consist of more than three 
        vehicles, and the towing rating of the pickup truck is equal to 
        or greater than the total weight of all vehicles being towed; 
           (2) the combination does not exceed 60 70 feet in length; 
           (3) the camper-semitrailer middle vehicle in the 
        combination does not exceed 28 feet in length; 
           (4) the operator of the combination is at least 18 years of 
        age; 
           (5) the trailer carrying a watercraft, motorcycle, 
        motorized bicycle, off-highway motorcycle, snowmobile, or 
        all-terrain vehicle, or equestrian equipment or supplies meets 
        all requirements of law; 
           (6) the trailers in the combination are connected to the 
        pickup truck and each other in conformity with section 169.82; 
        and 
           (7) the combination is not operated within the seven-county 
        metropolitan area, as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 2, 
        during the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 
        p.m. on Mondays through Fridays. 
           Sec. 50.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169.8261, is 
        amended to read: 
           169.8261 [GROSS WEIGHT LIMITATIONS; FOREST PRODUCTS.] 
           (a) A vehicle or combination of vehicles hauling raw or 
        unfinished forest products, including wood chips, by the most 
        direct route to the nearest highway that has been designated 
        under section 169.832, subdivision 11, may be operated on any 
        highway with gross weights permitted under sections 169.822 to 
        169.829 without regard to load restrictions imposed on that 
        highway, except that such the vehicles must: 
           (1) comply with seasonal load restrictions in effect 
        between the dates set by the commissioner under section 169.87, 
        subdivision 2; 
           (2) comply with bridge load limits posted under section 
        169.84; 
           (3) be equipped and operated with six axles and brakes; 
           (4) not exceed 90,000 pounds gross weight, or 98,000 pounds 
        gross weight during the time when seasonal increases are 
        authorized under section 169.826; 
           (5) not be operated on interstate and defense highways; 
           (6) obtain an annual permit from the commissioner of 
        transportation; and 
           (7) obey all road postings; and 
           (8) not exceed 20,000 pounds gross weight on any single 
        axle. 
           (b) A vehicle operated under this section may exceed the 
        legal axle weight limits listed in section 169.824 by not more 
        than 12.5 percent; except that, the weight limits may be 
        exceeded by not more than 22.5 percent during the time when 
        seasonal increases are authorized under section 169.826, 
        subdivision 1. 
           Sec. 51.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169.851, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [EXCEPTION FOR FARM AND FOREST PRODUCTS.] The 
        maximum weight provisions of this section do Subdivision 4 does 
        not apply to the first haul of unprocessed or raw farm products 
        and the transportation of raw and unfinished forest products, 
        including wood chips, when the prescribed maximum 
        weight limitation is limitations permitted under sections 
        169.822 to 169.829 are not exceeded by more than ten percent. 
           Sec. 52.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169.86, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [FEE; PROCEEDS DEPOSITED; APPROPRIATION.] The 
        commissioner, with respect to highways under the commissioner's 
        jurisdiction, may charge a fee for each permit issued.  All such 
        fees for permits issued by the commissioner of transportation 
        shall be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the 
        trunk highway fund.  Except for those annual permits for which 
        the permit fees are specified elsewhere in this chapter, the 
        fees shall be: 
           (a) $15 for each single trip permit. 
           (b) $36 for each job permit.  A job permit may be issued 
        for like loads carried on a specific route for a period not to 
        exceed two months.  "Like loads" means loads of the same 
        product, weight, and dimension. 
           (c) $60 for an annual permit to be issued for a period not 
        to exceed 12 consecutive months.  Annual permits may be issued 
        for: 
           (1) motor vehicles used to alleviate a temporary crisis 
        adversely affecting the safety or well-being of the public; 
           (2) motor vehicles which travel on interstate highways and 
        carry loads authorized under subdivision 1a; 
           (3) motor vehicles operating with gross weights authorized 
        under section 169.826, subdivision 1a; 
           (4) special pulpwood vehicles described in section 169.863; 
           (5) motor vehicles bearing snowplow blades not exceeding 
        ten feet in width; and 
           (6) noncommercial transportation of a boat by the owner or 
        user of the boat. 
           (d) $120 for an oversize annual permit to be issued for a 
        period not to exceed 12 consecutive months.  Annual permits may 
        be issued for:  
           (1) mobile cranes; 
           (2) construction equipment, machinery, and supplies; 
           (3) manufactured homes and manufactured storage buildings; 
           (4) implements of husbandry when the movement is not made 
        according to the provisions of paragraph (i); 
           (5) double-deck buses; 
           (6) commercial boat hauling; and 
           (7) three-vehicle combinations consisting of two empty, 
        newly manufactured trailers for cargo, horses, or livestock, not 
        to exceed 28-1/2 feet per trailer; provided, however, the permit 
        allows the vehicles to be moved from a trailer manufacturer to a 
        trailer dealer only while operating on twin-trailer routes 
        designated under section 169.81, subdivision 3, paragraph (c).  
           (e) For vehicles which have axle weights exceeding the 
        weight limitations of sections 169.822 to 169.829, an additional 
        cost added to the fees listed above.  However, this paragraph 
        applies to any vehicle described in section 168.013, subdivision 
        3, paragraph (b), but only when the vehicle exceeds its gross 
        weight allowance set forth in that paragraph, and then the 
        additional cost is for all weight, including the allowance 
        weight, in excess of the permitted maximum axle weight.  The 
        additional cost is equal to the product of the distance traveled 
        times the sum of the overweight axle group cost factors shown in 
        the following chart:  
                       Overweight Axle Group Cost Factors 
        Weight (pounds)         Cost Per Mile For Each Group Of:
        exceeding       Two consec-     Three consec-   Four consec-
        weight          utive axles     utive axles     utive axles
        limitations     spaced within   spaced within   spaced within
        on axles        8 feet or less  9 feet or less  14 feet or less 
             0-2,000    .12             .05             .04
         2,001-4,000    .14             .06             .05
         4,001-6,000    .18             .07             .06
         6,001-8,000    .21             .09             .07
         8,001-10,000   .26             .10             .08
        10,001-12,000   .30             .12             .09
        12,001-14,000   Not permitted   .14             .11
        14,001-16,000   Not permitted   .17             .12
        16,001-18,000   Not permitted   .19             .15
        18,001-20,000   Not permitted   Not permitted   .16
        20,001-22,000   Not permitted   Not permitted   .20
        The amounts added are rounded to the nearest cent for each axle 
        or axle group.  The additional cost does not apply to paragraph 
        (c), clauses (1) and (3).  
        For a vehicle found to exceed the appropriate maximum permitted 
        weight, a cost-per-mile fee of 22 cents per ton, or fraction of 
        a ton, over the permitted maximum weight is imposed in addition 
        to the normal permit fee.  Miles must be calculated based on the 
        distance already traveled in the state plus the distance from 
        the point of detection to a transportation loading site or 
        unloading site within the state or to the point of exit from the 
        state. 
           (f) As an alternative to paragraph (e), an annual permit 
        may be issued for overweight, or oversize and overweight, 
        construction equipment, machinery, and supplies.  The fees for 
        the permit are as follows:  
        Gross Weight (pounds) of Vehicle          Annual Permit Fee
             90,000 or less                             $200
             90,001 - 100,000                           $300
            100,001 - 110,000                           $400
            110,001 - 120,000                           $500
            120,001 - 130,000                           $600
            130,001 - 140,000                           $700
            140,001 - 145,000                           $800
        If the gross weight of the vehicle is more than 145,000 pounds 
        the permit fee is determined under paragraph (e). 
           (g) For vehicles which exceed the width limitations set 
        forth in section 169.80 by more than 72 inches, an additional 
        cost equal to $120 added to the amount in paragraph (a) when the 
        permit is issued while seasonal load restrictions pursuant to 
        section 169.87 are in effect. 
           (h) $85 for an annual permit to be issued for a period not 
        to exceed 12 months, for refuse-compactor vehicles that carry a 
        gross weight of not more than:  22,000 pounds on a single rear 
        axle; 38,000 pounds on a tandem rear axle; or, subject to 
        section 169.828, subdivision 2, 46,000 pounds on a tridem rear 
        axle.  A permit issued for up to 46,000 pounds on a tridem rear 
        axle must limit the gross vehicle weight to not more than 62,000 
        pounds. 
           (i) For vehicles exclusively transporting implements of 
        husbandry, an annual permit fee of $24.  A vehicle operated 
        under a permit authorized by this paragraph may be moved at the 
        discretion of the permit holder without prior route approval by 
        the commissioner if: 
           (1) the total width of the transporting vehicle, including 
        load, does not exceed 14 feet; 
           (2) the vehicle is operated only between sunrise and 30 
        minutes after sunset, and is not operated at any time after 
        12:00 noon on Sundays or holidays; 
           (3) the vehicle is not operated when visibility is impaired 
        by weather, fog, or other conditions that render persons and 
        other vehicles not clearly visible at 500 feet; 
           (4) the vehicle displays at the front and rear of the load 
        or vehicle a pair of flashing amber lights, as provided in 
        section 169.59, subdivision 4, whenever the overall width of the 
        vehicle exceeds 126 inches; and 
           (5) the vehicle is not operated on a trunk highway with a 
        surfaced roadway width of less than 24 feet unless such 
        operation is authorized by the permit. 
        A permit under this paragraph authorizes movements of the 
        permitted vehicle on an interstate highway, and movements of 75 
        miles or more on other highways. 
           (j) $300 for a motor vehicle described in section 
        169.8261.  The fee under this paragraph must be deposited as 
        follows: 
           (1) in fiscal years 2005 through 2010: 
           (i) the first $50,000 in each fiscal year must be deposited 
        in the trunk highway fund for costs related to administering the 
        permit program and inspecting and posting bridges; 
           (ii) all remaining money in each fiscal year must be 
        deposited in a bridge inspection and signing account in the 
        special revenue fund.  Money in the account is appropriated to 
        the commissioner for: 
           (A) inspection of local bridges and identification of local 
        bridges to be posted, including contracting with a consultant 
        for some or all of these functions; and 
           (B) erection of weight-posting signs on local bridges; and 
           (2) in fiscal year 2011 and subsequent years must be 
        deposited in the trunk highway fund. 
           (k) Beginning August 1, 2006, $200 for an annual permit for 
        a vehicle operating under authority of section 169.824, 
        subdivision 2, paragraph (a), clause (2). 
           Sec. 53.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169.99, 
        subdivision 1b, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 1b.  [SPEED.] The uniform traffic ticket must provide 
        a blank or space wherein an officer who issues a citation for a 
        violation of section 169.14, subdivision 2, paragraph (a), 
        clause (3), a speed limit of 55 or 60 miles per hour must 
        specify whether the speed was greater than ten miles per hour in 
        excess of the lawful speed a 55 miles per hour speed limit, or 
        more than five miles per hour in excess of a 60 miles per hour 
        speed limit. 
           Sec. 54.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 169A.52, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [TEST REFUSAL; LICENSE REVOCATION.] (a) Upon 
        certification by the peace officer that there existed probable 
        cause to believe the person had been driving, operating, or in 
        physical control of a motor vehicle in violation of section 
        169A.20 (driving while impaired), and that the person refused to 
        submit to a test, the commissioner shall revoke the person's 
        license or permit to drive, or nonresident operating privilege, 
        for a period of one year even if a test was obtained pursuant to 
        this section after the person refused to submit to testing. 
           (b) Upon certification by the peace officer that there 
        existed probable cause to believe the person had been driving, 
        operating, or in physical control of a commercial motor vehicle 
        with the presence of any alcohol in violation of section 169A.20 
        (driving while impaired), and that the person refused to submit 
        to a test, the commissioner shall disqualify the person from 
        operating a commercial motor vehicle for a period of one year 
        under section 171.165 (commercial driver's license 
        disqualification) and shall revoke the person's license or 
        permit to drive or nonresident operating privilege for a period 
        of one year according to the federal regulations adopted by 
        reference in section 171.165, subdivision 2. 
           Sec. 55.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 171.01, 
        subdivision 22, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 22.  [COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE.] "Commercial motor 
        vehicle" means a motor vehicle or combination of motor vehicles 
        used to transport passengers or property if the motor vehicle: 
           (1) has a gross vehicle weight of more than 26,000 pounds; 
           (2) has a towed unit with a gross vehicle weight of more 
        than 10,000 pounds and the combination of vehicles has a 
        combined gross vehicle weight of more than 26,000 pounds; 
           (3) is a bus; 
           (4) is of any size and is used in the transportation of 
        hazardous materials, except for those vehicles having a gross 
        vehicle weight of 26,000 pounds or less and carrying in bulk 
        tanks a total of not more than 200 gallons of liquid fertilizer 
        and petroleum products that are required to be placarded under 
        Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, parts 100-185; or 
           (5) is outwardly equipped and identified as a school bus, 
        except for type III school buses defined in section 169.01, 
        subdivision 6, clause (5). 
           Sec. 56.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 171.01, 
        subdivision 35, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 35.  [HAZARDOUS MATERIALS.] "Hazardous materials" 
        means those materials found to be hazardous for the purposes of 
        the federal Hazardous Materials Transportation Act and that 
        require the motor vehicle to be placarded under Code of Federal 
        Regulations, title 49, part 172, subpart F parts 100-185. 
           Sec. 57.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 171.01, 
        subdivision 47, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 47.  [STATE.] "State" means any a state of the United 
        States, territory or possession of the United States, the 
        District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or any 
        province of the Dominion of Canada, the United States Virgin 
        Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the 
        jurisdiction of the United States. 
           Sec. 58.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 171.01, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 48a.  [TANK VEHICLE.] "Tank vehicle" means any 
        commercial motor vehicle that is designed to transport any 
        liquid or gaseous materials within a tank, as defined in Code of 
        Federal Regulations, title 49, section 178.320, including a 
        cargo tank or a portable tank as defined in Code of Federal 
        Regulations, title 49, section 171.8, that is either permanently 
        or temporarily attached to the vehicle or the chassis, except 
        portable tanks having a rated capacity under 1,000 gallons. 
           Sec. 59.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 171.02, is 
        amended to read: 
           171.02 [LICENSES; TYPES, ENDORSEMENTS, RESTRICTIONS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [LICENSE REQUIRED.] Except when expressly 
        exempted, a person shall not drive a motor vehicle upon a street 
        or highway in this state unless the person has a license valid 
        under this chapter for the type or class of vehicle being 
        driven.  The department shall not issue a driver's license to a 
        person unless and until the person's license from any 
        jurisdiction has been invalidated.  The department shall provide 
        to the issuing department of any jurisdiction, information that 
        the licensee is now licensed in Minnesota.  A person is not 
        permitted to have more than one valid driver's license at any 
        time.  The department shall not issue to a person to whom a 
        current Minnesota identification card has been issued a driver's 
        license, other than an instruction permit or a limited license, 
        unless the person's Minnesota identification card has been 
        invalidated. 
           Subd. 2.  [DRIVER'S LICENSE CLASSIFICATIONS, ENDORSEMENTS, 
        EXEMPTIONS.] (a) Drivers' licenses shall be are classified 
        according to the types of vehicles which that may be driven by 
        the holder of each type or class of license.  The commissioner 
        may, as appropriate, subdivide the classes listed in this 
        subdivision and issue licenses classified accordingly.  
           (b) Except as provided in paragraph (c), clauses (1) and 
        (2), and subdivision 2a, no class of license shall be is valid 
        to operate a motorcycle, school bus, tank vehicle, 
        double-trailer or triple-trailer combination, vehicle 
        transporting hazardous materials, or bus, unless so endorsed. 
        There shall be are four general classes of licenses as 
        follows: described in paragraphs (c) through (f). 
           (b) (c) Class D; drivers' licenses are valid for: 
           (1) operating all farm trucks operated by if the farm truck 
        is: 
           (i) the owner, (ii) controlled and operated by a farmer, 
        including operation by an immediate family member of the owner, 
        (iii) or an employee of the owner not primarily employed to 
        operate the farm truck, within 150 miles of the farm, or farmer; 
           (ii) used to transport agricultural products, farm 
        machinery, or farm supplies, including hazardous materials, to 
        or from a farm; 
           (iii) not used in the operations of a common or contract 
        motor carrier as governed by Code of Federal Regulations, title 
        49, part 365; and 
           (iv) an employee of the owner employed during harvest to 
        operate the farm truck for the first, continuous transportation 
        of agricultural products from the production site or on-farm 
        storage site to any other location within 50 miles of that 
        site used within 150 miles of the farm; 
           (2) notwithstanding paragraph (b), operating fire trucks 
        and emergency fire equipment an authorized emergency vehicle, as 
        defined in section 169.01, subdivision 5, whether or not in 
        excess of 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight, operated by a 
        firefighter while on duty, or a tiller operator employed by a 
        fire department who drives the rear portion of a midmount aerial 
        ladder truck; 
           (3) operating a recreational equipment vehicle as defined 
        in section 168.011, subdivision 25, that is operated for 
        personal use; 
           (4) operating all single-unit vehicles except vehicles with 
        a gross vehicle weight of more than 26,000 pounds, vehicles 
        designed to carry more than 15 passengers including the driver, 
        and vehicles that carry hazardous materials; and 
           (5) notwithstanding paragraph (c) (d), operating a type A 
        school bus without a school bus endorsement if: 
           (i) the bus has a gross vehicle weight of 10,000 pounds or 
        less; 
           (ii) the bus is designed to transport 15 or fewer 
        passengers, including the driver; and 
           (iii) the requirements of subdivision 2a, paragraph (b), 
        are satisfied, as determined by the commissioner.; and 
        The holder of a class D license may also tow 
           (6) towing vehicles if: 
           (i) the towed vehicles have a gross vehicle weight of 
        10,000 pounds or less; or 
           (ii) the towed vehicles have a gross vehicle weight of more 
        than 10,000 pounds and the combination of vehicles has a gross 
        vehicle weight of 26,000 pounds or less. 
           (c) (d) Class C; drivers' licenses are valid for:  
           (1) operating class D motor vehicles; 
           (2) with a hazardous materials endorsement, transporting 
        hazardous materials in class D vehicles; and 
           (3) with a school bus endorsement, operating school buses 
        designed to transport 15 or fewer passengers, including the 
        driver. 
           (d) (e) Class B; drivers' licenses are valid for operating 
        all vehicles in class C motor vehicles, class D motor vehicles, 
        and all other single-unit motor vehicles including, with a 
        passenger endorsement, buses.  The holder of a class B license 
        may tow only vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of 10,000 
        pounds or less. 
           (e) (f) Class A; drivers' licenses are valid for operating 
        any vehicle or combination of vehicles. 
           Subd. 2a.  [EXCEPTIONS EXCEPTION FOR CERTAIN SCHOOL BUS 
        DRIVERS.] (a) Notwithstanding subdivision 2, (1) a hazardous 
        materials endorsement is not required to operate a vehicle 
        having a gross vehicle weight of 26,000 pounds or less while 
        carrying in bulk tanks a total of not more than 200 gallons of 
        petroleum products and (2) a class C license or hazardous 
        materials endorsement is not required to operate a farm vehicle 
        as defined in Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, section 
        390.5, having a gross vehicle weight of 26,000 pounds or less 
        while carrying in bulk tanks a total of not more than 1,500 
        gallons of liquid fertilizer. 
           (b) Notwithstanding subdivision 2, paragraph (c), the 
        holder of a class D driver's license, without a school bus 
        endorsement, may operate a type A school bus described in 
        subdivision 2, paragraph (b), under the following conditions: 
           (1) (a) The operator is an employee of the entity that 
        owns, leases, or contracts for the school bus and is not solely 
        hired to provide transportation services under this paragraph 
        subdivision. 
           (2) (b) The operator drives the school bus only from points 
        of origin to points of destination, not including home-to-school 
        trips to pick up or drop off students.  
           (3) (c) The operator is prohibited from using the 
        eight-light system.  Violation of this clause paragraph is a 
        misdemeanor. 
           (4) (d) The operator's employer has adopted and implemented 
        a policy that provides for annual training and certification of 
        the operator in: 
           (i) (1) safe operation of the type of school bus the 
        operator will be driving; 
           (ii) (2) understanding student behavior, including issues 
        relating to students with disabilities; 
           (iii) (3) encouraging orderly conduct of students on the 
        bus and handling incidents of misconduct appropriately; 
           (iv) (4) knowing and understanding relevant laws, rules of 
        the road, and local school bus safety policies; 
           (v) (5)  handling emergency situations; and 
           (vi) (6) safe loading and unloading of students. 
           (5) (e) A background check or background investigation of 
        the operator has been conducted that meets the requirements 
        under section 122A.18, subdivision 8, or 123B.03 for teachers; 
        section 144.057 or chapter 245C for day care employees; or 
        section 171.321, subdivision 3, for all other persons operating 
        a type A school bus under this paragraph subdivision. 
           (6) (f) Operators shall submit to a physical examination as 
        required by section 171.321, subdivision 2. 
           (7) (g) The operator's driver's license is verified 
        annually by the entity that owns, leases, or contracts for the 
        school bus. 
           (8) (h) A person who sustains a conviction, as defined 
        under section 609.02, of violating section 169A.25, 169A.26, 
        169A.27, 169A.31, 169A.51, or 169A.52, or a similar statute or 
        ordinance of another state is precluded from operating a school 
        bus for five years from the date of conviction. 
           (9) (i) A person who has ever been convicted of a 
        disqualifying offense as defined in section 171.3215, 
        subdivision 1, paragraph (c), may not operate a school bus under 
        this paragraph subdivision. 
           (10) (j) A person who sustains a conviction, as defined 
        under section 609.02, of a fourth moving offense in violation of 
        chapter 169 is precluded from operating a school bus for one 
        year from the date of the last conviction. 
           (11) (k) Students riding the school bus must have training 
        required under section 123B.90, subdivision 2. 
           (12) (l) An operator must be trained in the proper use of 
        child safety restraints as set forth in the National Highway 
        Traffic Safety Administration's "Guideline for the Safe 
        Transportation of Pre-school Age Children in School Buses." 
           (13) (m) Annual certification of the requirements listed in 
        this paragraph subdivision must be maintained under separate 
        file at the business location for each operator licensed under 
        this paragraph subdivision and subdivision 2, paragraph (b), 
        clause (5).  The business manager, school board, governing body 
        of a nonpublic school, or any other entity that owns, leases, or 
        contracts for the school bus operating under this paragraph 
        subdivision is responsible for maintaining these files for 
        inspection. 
           (14) (n) The school bus must bear a current certificate of 
        inspection issued under section 169.451. 
           (15) (o) The word "School" on the front and rear of the bus 
        must be covered by a sign that reads "Activities" when the bus 
        is being operated under authority of this paragraph subdivision. 
           Subd. 3.  [MOTORIZED BICYCLE.] (a) No A motorized bicycle 
        shall may not be operated on any public roadway by any person 
        who does not possess a valid driver's license, unless the person 
        has obtained a motorized bicycle operator's permit or motorized 
        bicycle instruction permit from the commissioner of public 
        safety.  The operator's permit may be issued to any person who 
        has attained the age of 15 years and who has passed the 
        examination prescribed by the commissioner.  The instruction 
        permit may be issued to any person who has attained the age of 
        15 years and who has successfully completed an approved safety 
        course and passed the written portion of the examination 
        prescribed by the commissioner.  
           (b) This course must consist of, but is not limited to, a 
        basic understanding of: 
           (1) motorized bicycles and their limitations; 
           (2) motorized bicycle laws and rules; 
           (3) safe operating practices and basic operating 
        techniques; 
           (4) helmets and protective clothing; 
           (5) motorized bicycle traffic strategies; and 
           (6) effects of alcohol and drugs on motorized bicycle 
        operators. 
           (c) The commissioner may promulgate adopt rules prescribing 
        the content of the safety course, examination, and the 
        information to be contained on the permits.  A person operating 
        a motorized bicycle under a motorized bicycle permit is subject 
        to the restrictions imposed by section 169.974, subdivision 2, 
        on operation of a motorcycle under a two-wheel instruction 
        permit. 
           (d) The fees for motorized bicycle operator's permits are 
        as follows: 
              (1) Examination and operator's permit,
                  valid for one year                     $ 6
              (2) Duplicate                              $ 3
              (3) Renewal permit before age 21
                  and valid until age 21                 $ 9
              (4) Renewal permit after age 21 or older 
                  and valid for four years               $15
              (5) Duplicate of any renewal permit        $ 4.50
              (6) Written examination and
                  instruction permit, valid for
                  30 days                                $ 6
           Subd. 4.  [RESTRICTED COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE.] (a) The 
        commissioner may issue restricted commercial drivers' licenses 
        and take the following actions to the extent that the actions 
        are authorized by regulation of the United States Department of 
        Transportation entitled "Waiver for Farm-Related Service 
        Industries" as published in the Federal Register, April 17, 1992 
        in Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, section 383.3, 
        paragraph (f): 
           (1) prescribe examination requirements and other 
        qualifications for the license; 
           (2) prescribe classes of vehicles that may be operated by 
        holders of the license; 
           (3) specify commercial motor vehicle operation that is 
        authorized by the license, and prohibit other commercial motor 
        vehicle operation by holders of the license; and 
           (4) prescribe the period of time during which the license 
        is valid. 
           (b) Restricted commercial drivers' licenses are subject to 
        sections 171.165 and 171.166 in the same manner as other 
        commercial drivers' licenses. 
           (c) Actions of the commissioner under this subdivision are 
        not subject to sections 14.05 to 14.47 of the Administrative 
        Procedure Act. 
           Subd. 5.  [EXEMPTION FOR CERTAIN BACKUP SNOWPLOW DRIVERS.] 
        Pursuant to the waiver authorization set forth in Public Law 
        104-59, section 345, subsection (a), paragraph (5), a person who 
        operates a commercial motor vehicle for the purpose of removing 
        snow or ice from a roadway by plowing, salting, or sanding is 
        not required to hold a commercial driver's license if the person:
           (1) is an employee of a local unit of government with a 
        population of 3,000 or less; 
           (2) is operating within the boundaries of the local unit of 
        government; 
           (3) holds a valid class D driver's license; and 
           (4) except in the event of a lawful strike, is temporarily 
        replacing the employee who normally operates the vehicle but 
        either is unable to operate the vehicle or is in need of 
        additional assistance due to a snow emergency as determined by 
        the local unit of government. 
           Sec. 60.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 171.03, is 
        amended to read: 
           171.03 [PERSONS EXEMPT.] 
           The following persons are exempt from license hereunder: 
           (1) (a) A person in the employ or service of the United 
        States federal government is exempt while driving or operating a 
        motor vehicle owned by or leased to the United States federal 
        government, except that only a noncivilian operator of a 
        commercial motor vehicle owned or leased by the United States 
        Department of Defense or the Minnesota National Guard is exempt 
        from the requirement to possess a valid commercial motor vehicle 
        driver's license;.  
           (b) A person in the employ or service of the United States 
        federal government is exempt from the requirement to possess a 
        valid class A, class B, or class C commercial driver's license 
        while driving or operating for military purposes a commercial 
        motor vehicle owned by or leased to the United States federal 
        government if the person is: 
           (1) on active duty in the U. S. Coast Guard; 
           (2) on active duty in a branch of the U. S. Armed Forces, 
        which includes the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps; 
           (3) a member of a reserve component of the U. S. Armed 
        Forces; or 
           (4) on active duty in the Army National Guard or Air 
        National Guard, which includes (i) a member on full-time 
        National Guard duty, (ii) a member undergoing part-time National 
        Guard training, and (iii) a National Guard military technician, 
        who is a civilian required to wear a military uniform. 
        The exemption provided under this paragraph does not apply to a 
        U. S. Armed Forces Reserve technician. 
           (2) (c) Any person while driving or operating any farm 
        tractor, or implement of husbandry temporarily operated or moved 
        on a highway, and is exempt.  For purposes of this section, an 
        all-terrain vehicle, as defined in section 84.92, subdivision 8, 
        an off-highway motorcycle, as defined in section 84.787, 
        subdivision 7, and an off-road vehicle, as defined in section 
        84.797, subdivision 7, are not implements of husbandry;. 
           (3) (d) A nonresident who is at least 15 years of age and 
        who has in immediate possession a valid driver's license issued 
        to the nonresident in the home state or country may operate a 
        motor vehicle in this state only as a driver;. 
           (4) (e) A nonresident who has in immediate possession a 
        valid commercial driver's license issued by a state or 
        jurisdiction in compliance accordance with the Commercial Motor 
        Vehicle Safety Act of 1986, United States Code, title 49, 
        sections 521, 2304, and 2701 to 2716 standards of Code of 
        Federal Regulations, title 49, part 383, and who is operating in 
        Minnesota the class of commercial motor vehicle authorized by 
        the issuing state; or jurisdiction is exempt. 
           (5) (f) Any nonresident who is at least 18 years of age, 
        whose home state or country does not require the licensing of 
        drivers may operate a motor vehicle as a driver, but only for a 
        period of not more than 90 days in any calendar year, if the 
        motor vehicle so operated is duly registered for the current 
        calendar year in the home state or country of such the 
        nonresident;. 
           (6) (g) Any person who becomes a resident of the state of 
        Minnesota and who has in possession a valid driver's license 
        issued to the person under and pursuant to the laws of some 
        other state or province jurisdiction or by military authorities 
        of the United States may operate a motor vehicle as a 
        driver, but only for a period of not more than 60 days after 
        becoming a resident of this state, without being required to 
        have a Minnesota driver's license as provided in this chapter;. 
           (7) (h) Any person who becomes a resident of the state of 
        Minnesota and who has in possession a valid commercial driver's 
        license issued by another state or jurisdiction in 
        compliance accordance with the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety 
        Act of 1986, United States Code, title 49, sections 521, 2304, 
        and 2701 to 2716 standards of Code of Federal Regulations, title 
        49, part 383, is exempt for not more than 30 days after becoming 
        a resident of this state; and. 
           (8) (i) Any person operating a snowmobile, as defined in 
        section 84.81, is exempt.  
           Sec. 61.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 171.04, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [DISQUALIFIED OPERATORS OF COMMERCIAL MOTOR 
        VEHICLES.] During the period of disqualification, the department 
        shall not issue a class C, class B, or class A commercial 
        driver's license, including a limited license, to a person who 
        has been disqualified from operating a commercial motor vehicle 
        under section 171.165.  
           Sec. 62.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 171.05, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [PERSON 18 OR MORE YEARS OF AGE.] (a) Any 
        person who is 18 or more years of age and who, except for a lack 
        of instruction in operating a motor vehicle, would otherwise be 
        qualified to obtain a class D driver's license under this 
        chapter, may apply for an instruction permit and the department 
        shall issue such the permit entitling.  The instruction permit 
        entitles the applicant, while having such permit in immediate 
        possession, to drive a motor vehicle for which a class D license 
        is valid upon the highways for a period of one year, but such 
        person must be two years if the permit holder: 
           (1) has the permit in immediate possession; and 
           (2) is driving the vehicle while accompanied by an adult 
        licensed driver who is actually occupying a seat beside the 
        driver.  
           (b) Any license of a lower class may be used as an 
        instruction permit for to operate a vehicle requiring a higher 
        class license for a period of six months after passage of the 
        written test or tests required for the higher class and when the 
        licensee is accompanied by and receiving instruction from a 
        holder of the appropriate higher class license.  A copy of the 
        record of examination taken for the higher class license must be 
        carried by the driver while using such the lower class license 
        as an instruction permit.  
           Sec. 63.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 171.05, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [PERSON LESS THAN 18 YEARS OF AGE.] (a) 
        Notwithstanding any provision in subdivision 1 to the contrary, 
        the department may issue an instruction permit to an applicant 
        who is 15, 16, or 17 years of age and who: 
           (1) has completed a course of driver education in another 
        state, has a previously issued valid license from another state, 
        or is enrolled in either: 
           (i) a public, private, or commercial driver education 
        program that is approved by the commissioner of public safety 
        and that includes classroom and behind-the-wheel training; or 
           (ii) an approved behind-the-wheel driver education program 
        when the student is receiving full-time instruction in a home 
        school within the meaning of sections 120A.22 and 120A.24, the 
        student is working toward a home-school diploma, the student's 
        status as a home-school student has been certified by the 
        superintendent of the school district in which the student 
        resides, and the student is taking home-classroom driver 
        training with classroom materials approved by the commissioner 
        of public safety; 
           (2) has completed the classroom phase of instruction in the 
        driver education program; 
           (3) has passed a test of the applicant's eyesight; 
           (4) has passed a department-administered test of the 
        applicant's knowledge of traffic laws; 
           (5) has completed the required application, which must be 
        approved by (i) either parent when both reside in the same 
        household as the minor applicant or, if otherwise, then (ii) the 
        parent or spouse of the parent having custody or, in the event 
        there is no court order for custody, then (iii) the parent or 
        spouse of the parent with whom the minor is living or, if items 
        (i) to (iii) do not apply, then (iv) the guardian having custody 
        of the minor or, in the event a person under the age of 18 has 
        no living father, mother, or guardian, or is married or 
        otherwise legally emancipated, then (v) the applicant's adult 
        spouse, adult close family member, or adult employer; provided, 
        that the approval required by this clause contains a 
        verification of the age of the applicant and the identity of the 
        parent, guardian, adult spouse, adult close family member, or 
        adult employer; and 
           (6) has paid the fee required in section 171.06, 
        subdivision 2. 
           (b) The instruction permit is valid for one year two years 
        from the date of application and may be renewed upon payment of 
        a fee equal to the fee for issuance of an instruction permit 
        under section 171.06, subdivision 2. 
           Sec. 64.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 171.05, 
        subdivision 2b, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2b.  [INSTRUCTION PERMIT USE BY PERSON UNDER AGE 18.] 
        (a) This subdivision applies to persons who have applied for and 
        received an instruction permit under subdivision 2. 
           (b) The permit holder may, with the permit in possession, 
        operate a motor vehicle, but must be accompanied by and be under 
        the supervision of a certified driver education instructor, the 
        permit holder's parent or guardian, or another licensed driver 
        age 21 or older.  The supervisor must occupy the seat beside the 
        permit holder. 
           (c) The permit holder may operate a motor vehicle only when 
        every occupant under the age of 18 has a seat belt or child 
        passenger restraint system properly fastened.  A person who 
        violates this paragraph is subject to a fine of $25.  A peace 
        officer may not issue a citation for a violation of this 
        paragraph unless the officer lawfully stopped or detained the 
        driver of the motor vehicle for a moving violation as defined in 
        section 171.04, subdivision 1.  The commissioner shall not 
        record a violation of this paragraph on a person's driving 
        record. 
           (d) The permit holder may not operate a vehicle while 
        communicating over, or otherwise operating, a cellular or 
        wireless telephone, whether handheld or hands free, when the 
        vehicle is in motion.  The permit holder may assert as an 
        affirmative defense that the violation was made for the sole 
        purpose of obtaining emergency assistance to prevent a crime 
        about to be committed, or in the reasonable belief that a 
        person's life or safety was in danger. 
           (e) The permit holder must maintain a driving record free 
        of convictions for moving violations, as defined in section 
        171.04, subdivision 1, and free of convictions for violation of 
        section 169A.20, 169A.33, 169A.35, or sections 169A.50 to 
        169A.53.  If the permit holder drives a motor vehicle in 
        violation of the law, the commissioner shall suspend, cancel, or 
        revoke the permit in accordance with the statutory section 
        violated. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective January 1, 2006.
           Sec. 65.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 171.055, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [USE OF PROVISIONAL LICENSE.] (a) A provisional 
        license holder may operate a motor vehicle only when every 
        occupant under the age of 18 has a seat belt or child passenger 
        restraint system properly fastened.  A person who violates this 
        paragraph is subject to a fine of $25.  A peace officer may not 
        issue a citation for a violation of this paragraph unless the 
        officer lawfully stopped or detained the driver of the motor 
        vehicle for a moving violation as defined in section 171.04.  
        The commissioner shall not record a violation of this paragraph 
        on a person's driving record. 
           (b) A provisional license holder may not operate a vehicle 
        while communicating over, or otherwise operating, a cellular or 
        wireless telephone, whether handheld or hands free, when the 
        vehicle is in motion.  The provisional license holder may assert 
        as an affirmative defense that the violation was made for the 
        sole purpose of obtaining emergency assistance to prevent a 
        crime about to be committed, or in the reasonable belief that a 
        person's life or safety was in danger. 
           (c) If the holder of a provisional license during the 
        period of provisional licensing incurs (1) a conviction for a 
        violation of section 169A.20, 169A.33, 169A.35, or sections 
        169A.50 to 169A.53, (2) a conviction for a crash-related moving 
        violation, or (3) more than one conviction for a moving 
        violation that is not crash related, the person may not be 
        issued a driver's license until 12 consecutive months have 
        expired since the date of the conviction or until the person 
        reaches the age of 18 years, whichever occurs first.  
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective January 1, 2006.
           Sec. 66.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 171.06, 
        subdivision 2a, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2a.  [TWO-WHEELED VEHICLE ENDORSEMENT FEE INCREASED.] 
        (a) The fee for any duplicate driver's license which is obtained 
        for the purpose of adding a two-wheeled vehicle endorsement is 
        increased by $18.50 for each first such duplicate license and 
        $13 for each renewal thereof.  The additional fee shall must be 
        paid into the state treasury and credited as follows: 
           (1) $11 of the additional fee for each first duplicate 
        license, and $7 of the additional fee for each renewal, must be 
        credited to the motorcycle safety fund, which is hereby created; 
        provided that any ten percent of fee receipts in excess of 
        $750,000 in a fiscal year shall must be credited 90 percent to 
        the trunk highway fund and ten percent to the general fund, as 
        provided in section 171.26. 
           (2) The remainder of the additional fee must be credited to 
        the general fund. 
           (b) All application forms prepared by the commissioner for 
        two-wheeled vehicle endorsements shall must clearly state the 
        amount of the total fee that is dedicated to the motorcycle 
        safety fund. 
           Sec. 67.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 171.09, as 
        amended by Laws 2005, chapter 136, article 18, section 11, is 
        amended to read: 
           171.09 [DRIVING RESTRICTIONS; AUTHORITY, VIOLATIONS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [AUTHORITY; VIOLATIONS.] (a) The 
        commissioner shall have the authority, when good cause appears, 
        to may impose restrictions suitable to the licensee's driving 
        ability or such other restrictions applicable to the licensee as 
        the commissioner may determine to be appropriate to assure the 
        safe operation of a motor vehicle by the licensee.  The 
        commissioner may, 
           (b) Pursuant to Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, 
        section 383.95, if an applicant for a commercial driver's 
        license either does not successfully complete the air brake 
        component of the knowledge test, or does not successfully 
        complete the skills test in a vehicle equipped with air brakes 
        as such tests are prescribed in Code of Federal Regulations, 
        title 49, part 384, the department shall indicate on the class 
        C, class B, or class A commercial driver's license, if issued, 
        that the individual is restricted from operating a commercial 
        motor vehicle equipped with air brakes. 
           (c) Upon receiving satisfactory evidence of any violation 
        of the restrictions of on the license, the commissioner may 
        suspend or revoke the license.  A license suspension under this 
        section is subject to section 171.18, subdivisions 2 and 3. 
           (b) (d) A person who drives, operates, or is in physical 
        control of a motor vehicle while in violation of the 
        restrictions imposed in a restricted driver's license issued to 
        that person under paragraph (a) this section is guilty of a 
        crime as follows: 
           (1) if the restriction relates to the possession or 
        consumption of alcohol or controlled substances, the person is 
        guilty of a gross misdemeanor; or 
           (2) if the restriction relates to another matter, the 
        person is guilty of a misdemeanor.  
           Subd. 2.  [NO-ALCOHOL RESTRICTION.] (a) Upon proper 
        application by a person having a valid driver's license 
        containing the restriction that the person must consume no 
        alcohol and whose driving record contains no impaired driving 
        incident within the past ten years, the commissioner must issue 
        to the person a duplicate driver's license that does not show 
        that restriction.  Such issuance of a duplicate license does not 
        rescind the no-alcohol restriction on the recipient's driving 
        record.  "Impaired driving incident" has the meaning given in 
        section 169A.03, subdivision 22. 
           (b) Upon the issuance of a duplicate license to a person 
        under paragraph (a), the no-alcohol restriction on the person's 
        driving record is classified as private data on individuals, as 
        defined in section 13.02, subdivision 12, but may be provided to 
        requesting law enforcement agencies, probation and parole 
        agencies, and courts. 
           Sec. 68.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 171.12, 
        subdivision 3, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 3.  [APPLICATION AND RECORD, WHEN DESTROYED.] The 
        department may cause applications for drivers' licenses, 
        provisional licenses, and instruction permits, and related 
        records, to be destroyed immediately after the period for which 
        issued, except that: 
           (1) the driver's record pertaining to revocations, 
        suspensions, cancellations, disqualifications, convictions, and 
        accidents shall be is cumulative and must be kept for a period 
        of at least five years; 
           (2) the driver's record pertaining to violations of a 
        driver or vehicle out-of-service order must be kept for a period 
        of at least ten years; and 
           (3) the driver's record pertaining to felony convictions in 
        the commission of which a motor vehicle was used, to the 
        alcohol-related offenses and licensing actions listed in section 
        169A.03, subdivisions 20 and 21, and to violations of sections 
        section 169.09, to violations of section 169A.31, and to 
        violations of section 171.24, subdivision 5, shall must 
        be cumulative and kept for a period of at least 15 years, except 
        as provided in clause (3); and 
           (3) the driver's record pertaining to an offense, or a 
        related licensing action, under section 169A.20, subdivision 1, 
        clause (1) or (5), must be purged after ten years of any 
        reference to the offense or action if (i) this offense or action 
        involved an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more but less than 
        0.10, (ii) this offense or action was a first impaired driving 
        incident, and (iii) the driver has incurred no other impaired 
        driving incident during the ten-year period.  For purposes of 
        this clause, "impaired driving incident" includes any incident 
        that may be counted as a prior impaired driving conviction or a 
        prior impaired driving-related loss of license, as defined in 
        section 169A.03, subdivisions 20 and 21.  This clause does not 
        apply to the driver's record of a person to whom a commercial 
        driver's license has been issued retained permanently. 
           Sec. 69.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 171.12, 
        subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [CERTAIN CONVICTIONS NOT RECORDED.] (a) Except as 
        provided in paragraph (b), the department shall not keep on the 
        record of a driver any conviction for a violation of section 
        169.14, subdivision 2, paragraph (a), clause (3), a speed limit 
        of 55 or 60 miles per hour unless the violation consisted of a 
        speed greater than ten miles per hour in excess of the lawful 
        speed a 55 miles per hour speed limit, or more than five miles 
        per hour in excess of a 60 miles per hour speed limit.  
           (b) This subdivision does not apply to (1) a violation that 
        occurs in a commercial motor vehicle, or (2) a violation 
        committed by a holder of a class A, B, or C commercial driver's 
        license, without regard to whether the violation was committed 
        in a commercial motor vehicle or another vehicle.  
           Sec. 70.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 171.13, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [EXAMINATION UPON RENEWAL.] (a) The department 
        shall issue a driver's license upon renewal: 
           (1) when the applicant has passed an examination consisting 
        of a screening of the applicant's eyesight since the last 
        previous license renewal or issuance; and 
           (2) if applicable, when an applicant has passed a written 
        examination since the last previous license renewal or issuance 
        and after receiving a warning letter or attending a preliminary 
        hearing as a habitual violator, within the meaning of rules 
        adopted by the commissioner; and 
           (3) if applicable, when an applicant has passed a road 
        examination since the last previous license renewal or issuance 
        and after having had driving privileges suspended as a habitual 
        violator, within the meaning of rules adopted by the 
        commissioner. 
           (b) A screening of eyesight required by this subdivision 
        does not constitute the practice of optometry as defined in 
        section 148.56. 
           (c) The commissioner may adopt rules to administer this 
        subdivision. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective August 1, 2006. 
           Sec. 71.  [171.162] [COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE, RECORDS 
        CHECK.] 
           As required by Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, 
        section 383.73, before issuing a class A, class B, or class C 
        commercial driver's license, the department shall request the 
        applicant's complete driving record from all states where the 
        applicant was previously licensed over the last ten years to 
        operate any type of motor vehicle. 
           Sec. 72.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 171.165, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [FIRST VIOLATION FEDERAL STANDARDS.] 
        Subject to section 171.166, the commissioner shall disqualify a 
        person from operating commercial motor vehicles for one year 
        upon receiving a record of the first conviction of the person 
        for committing a violation of any of the following offenses 
        while operating a commercial motor vehicle: 
           (1) section 169A.20 or 169A.31; 
           (2) section 169.09, subdivision 1 or 2; 
           (3) a felony, other than a felony described in subdivision 
        3, paragraph (a), clause (2), item (ii); 
           (4) driving with a revoked, suspended, canceled, denied, or 
        disqualified commercial driver's license; 
           (5) causing a fatality through the negligent or criminal 
        operation of a commercial motor vehicle; or 
           (6) an offense committed in another state that would be 
        grounds for disqualification under this subdivision or 
        subdivision 2 if committed in Minnesota in accordance with the 
        driver disqualifications and penalties in Code of Federal 
        Regulations, title 49, part 383, subpart D and Code of Federal 
        Regulations, title 49, section 384.219. 
           Sec. 73.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 171.165, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [IMPLIED CONSENT REVOCATION.] The commissioner 
        shall disqualify a person from operating commercial motor 
        vehicles for one year from the effective date of a revocation 
        under section 169A.52 or a statute or ordinance from another 
        state or jurisdiction in conformity with it, if the person was 
        driving, operating, or in physical control of a commercial motor 
        vehicle at the time of the incident on which the revocation is 
        based in accordance with the driver disqualifications and 
        penalties in Code of Federal Regulations, title 49, part 383, 
        subpart D. 
           Sec. 74.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 171.165, 
        subdivision 6, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 6.  [EXEMPTIONS.] (a) A disqualification shall not be 
        imposed under this section on a recreational equipment vehicle 
        operator, farmer, or firefighter authorized emergency vehicle 
        operator operating a commercial motor vehicle within the scope 
        of section 171.02, subdivision 2, paragraph (b). 
           (b) A conviction for a violation that occurred before 
        August 1, 2005, while operating a vehicle that is not a 
        commercial motor vehicle shall not be counted as a first or 
        subsequent violation for purposes of determining the period for 
        which a driver must be disqualified under this section. 
           Sec. 75.  [171.167] [NOTICE TO COMMERCIAL DRIVER'S LICENSE 
        INFORMATION SYSTEM.] 
           The department shall participate fully in the commercial 
        driver's license information system established under the 
        Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986 at United States 
        Code, title 49, section 31309. 
           Sec. 76.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 171.17, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [OFFENSES.] (a) The department shall 
        immediately revoke the license of a driver upon receiving a 
        record of the driver's conviction of: 
           (1) manslaughter resulting from the operation of a motor 
        vehicle or criminal vehicular homicide or injury under section 
        609.21; 
           (2) a violation of section 169A.20 or 609.487; 
           (3) a felony in the commission of which a motor vehicle was 
        used; 
           (4) failure to stop and disclose identity and render aid, 
        as required under section 169.09, in the event of a motor 
        vehicle accident, resulting in the death or personal injury of 
        another; 
           (5) perjury or the making of a false affidavit or statement 
        to the department under any law relating to the ownership or 
        operation of a motor vehicle; 
           (6) except as this section otherwise provides, three 
        charges of violating within a period of 12 months any of the 
        provisions of chapter 169 or of the rules or municipal 
        ordinances enacted in conformance with chapter 169, for which 
        the accused may be punished upon conviction by imprisonment; 
           (7) two or more violations, within five years, of the 
        misdemeanor offense described in section 169.444, subdivision 2, 
        paragraph (a); 
           (8) the gross misdemeanor offense described in section 
        169.444, subdivision 2, paragraph (b); or 
           (9) an offense in another state that, if committed in this 
        state, would be grounds for revoking the driver's license; or 
           (10) a violation of an applicable speed limit by a person 
        driving in excess of 100 miles per hour.  The person's license 
        must be revoked for six months for a violation of this clause, 
        or for a longer minimum period of time applicable under section 
        169A.53, 169A.54, or 171.174. 
           (b) The department shall immediately revoke the school bus 
        endorsement of a driver upon receiving a record of the driver's 
        conviction of the misdemeanor offense described in section 
        169.443, subdivision 7. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective August 1, 2005, 
        and applies to violations committed on or after that date. 
           Sec. 77.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 171.18, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [OFFENSES.] The commissioner may suspend 
        the license of a driver without preliminary hearing upon a 
        showing by department records or other sufficient evidence that 
        the licensee: 
           (1) has committed an offense for which mandatory revocation 
        of license is required upon conviction; 
           (2) has been convicted by a court for violating a provision 
        of chapter 169 or an ordinance regulating traffic, other than a 
        conviction for a petty misdemeanor, and department records show 
        that the violation contributed in causing an accident resulting 
        in the death or personal injury of another, or serious property 
        damage; 
           (3) is an habitually reckless or negligent driver of a 
        motor vehicle; 
           (4) is an habitual violator of the traffic laws; 
           (5) is incompetent to drive a motor vehicle as determined 
        in a judicial proceeding; 
           (6) has permitted an unlawful or fraudulent use of the 
        license; 
           (7) has committed an offense in another state that, if 
        committed in this state, would be grounds for suspension; 
           (8) has committed a violation of section 169.444, 
        subdivision 2, paragraph (a), within five years of a prior 
        conviction under that section; 
           (9) has committed a violation of section 171.22, except 
        that the commissioner may not suspend a person's driver's 
        license based solely on the fact that the person possessed a 
        fictitious or fraudulently altered Minnesota identification 
        card; 
           (10) has failed to appear in court as provided in section 
        169.92, subdivision 4; 
           (11) has failed to report a medical condition that, if 
        reported, would have resulted in cancellation of driving 
        privileges; or 
           (12) has been found to have committed an offense under 
        section 169A.33; or 
           (13) has paid or attempted to pay a fee required under this 
        chapter for a license or permit by means of a dishonored check 
        issued to the state or a driver's license agent, which must be 
        continued until the registrar determines or is informed by the 
        agent that the dishonored check has been paid in full. 
        However, an action taken by the commissioner under clause (2) or 
        (5) must conform to the recommendation of the court when made in 
        connection with the prosecution of the licensee. 
           Sec. 78.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 171.30, 
        subdivision 1, is amended to read: 
           Subdivision 1.  [CONDITIONS OF ISSUANCE.] (a) In any case 
        where a person's license has been suspended under section 
        171.18, 171.173, or 171.186, or revoked under section 169.792, 
        169.797, 169A.52, 169A.54, 171.17, or 171.172, the commissioner 
        may issue a limited license to the driver including under the 
        following conditions:  
           (1) if the driver's livelihood or attendance at a chemical 
        dependency treatment or counseling program depends upon the use 
        of the driver's license; 
           (2) if the use of a driver's license by a homemaker is 
        necessary to prevent the substantial disruption of the 
        education, medical, or nutritional needs of the family of the 
        homemaker; or 
           (3) if attendance at a postsecondary institution of 
        education by an enrolled student of that institution depends 
        upon the use of the driver's license.  
           (b) The commissioner in issuing a limited license may 
        impose such conditions and limitations as in the commissioner's 
        judgment are necessary to the interests of the public safety and 
        welfare including reexamination as to the driver's 
        qualifications.  The license may be limited to the operation of 
        particular vehicles, to particular classes and times of 
        operation, and to particular conditions of traffic.  The 
        commissioner may require that an applicant for a limited license 
        affirmatively demonstrate that use of public transportation or 
        carpooling as an alternative to a limited license would be a 
        significant hardship.  
           (c) For purposes of this subdivision, "homemaker" refers to 
        the person primarily performing the domestic tasks in a 
        household of residents consisting of at least the person and the 
        person's dependent child or other dependents. 
           (d) The limited license issued by the commissioner shall 
        clearly indicate the limitations imposed and the driver 
        operating under the limited license shall have the license in 
        possession at all times when operating as a driver. 
           (e) In determining whether to issue a limited license, the 
        commissioner shall consider the number and the seriousness of 
        prior convictions and the entire driving record of the driver 
        and shall consider the number of miles driven by the driver 
        annually. 
           (f) If the person's driver's license or permit to drive has 
        been revoked under section 169.792 or 169.797, the commissioner 
        may only issue a limited license to the person after the person 
        has presented an insurance identification card, policy, or 
        written statement indicating that the driver or owner has 
        insurance coverage satisfactory to the commissioner of public 
        safety.  The commissioner of public safety may require the 
        insurance identification card provided to satisfy this 
        subdivision be certified by the insurance company to be 
        noncancelable for a period not to exceed 12 months. 
           (g) The limited license issued by the commissioner to a 
        person under section 171.186, subdivision 4, must expire 90 days 
        after the date it is issued.  The commissioner must not issue a 
        limited license to a person who previously has been issued a 
        limited license under section 171.186, subdivision 4. 
           (h) The commissioner shall not issue a limited driver's 
        license to any person described in section 171.04, subdivision 
        1, clause (6), (7), (8), (10), (11), or (14). 
           (i) The commissioner shall not issue a class A, class B, or 
        class C limited license. 
           Sec. 79.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 174.50, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 6b.  [BRIDGE ENGINEERING AND DESIGN COSTS IN SMALLER 
        CITIES.] Until June 30, 2007, the commissioner may make grants 
        from the state transportation fund to a home rule or statutory 
        city with a population of 5,000 or less and a net tax capacity 
        of under $200,000 for design and preliminary engineering of 
        bridges on city streets.  Grants under this subdivision are 
        subject to the procedures and criteria established under 
        subdivisions 5 and 6, and may be used for 100 percent of the 
        design and preliminary engineering costs.  Total grants under 
        this subdivision to all cities may not exceed $200,000. 
           Sec. 80.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 174.86, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [COMMUTER RAIL CORRIDOR COORDINATING COMMITTEE.] 
        (a) A Commuter Rail Corridor Coordinating Committee shall be 
        established to advise the commissioner on issues relating to the 
        alternatives analysis, environmental review, advanced corridor 
        planning, preliminary engineering, final design, implementation 
        method, construction of commuter rail, public involvement, land 
        use, service, and safety.  The Commuter Rail Corridor 
        Coordinating Committee shall consist of: 
           (1) one member representing each significant funding 
        partner in whose jurisdiction the line or lines are located; 
           (2) one member appointed by each county in which the 
        corridors are located; 
           (3) one member appointed by each city in which advanced 
        corridor plans indicate that a station may be located; 
           (4) two members appointed by the commissioner, one of whom 
        shall be designated by the commissioner as the chair of the 
        committee; 
           (5) one member appointed by each metropolitan planning 
        organization through which the commuter rail line may pass; and 
           (6) one member appointed by the president of the University 
        of Minnesota, if a designated corridor provides direct service 
        to the university. 
           (b) A joint powers board existing on April 1, 1999, 
        consisting of local governments along a commuter rail corridor, 
        shall perform the functions set forth in paragraph (a) in place 
        of the committee. 
           (c) Notwithstanding section 15.059, subdivision 5, the 
        committee does not expire. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective retroactively 
        from June 30, 2003.  All actions taken in reliance on Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 15.059 or 174.86, are ratified by the 
        enactment of this section. 
           Sec. 81.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 179A.03, 
        subdivision 7, as amended by Laws 2005, chapter 125, article 2, 
        section 1, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 7.  [ESSENTIAL EMPLOYEE.] "Essential employee" means 
        firefighters, peace officers subject to licensure under sections 
        626.84 to 626.863, 911 system and police and fire department 
        public safety dispatchers, guards at correctional facilities, 
        confidential employees, supervisory employees, assistant county 
        attorneys, assistant city attorneys, principals, and assistant 
        principals.  However, for state employees, "essential employee" 
        means all employees in law enforcement, public safety radio 
        communications operators, health care professionals, 
        correctional guards, professional engineering, and supervisory 
        collective bargaining units, irrespective of severance, and no 
        other employees.  For University of Minnesota employees, 
        "essential employee" means all employees in law enforcement, 
        nursing professional and supervisory units, irrespective of 
        severance, and no other employees.  "Firefighters" means 
        salaried employees of a fire department whose duties include, 
        directly or indirectly, controlling, extinguishing, preventing, 
        detecting, or investigating fires.  Employees for whom the state 
        court administrator is the negotiating employer are not 
        essential employees.  For Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc. 
        employees, "essential employees" means all employees. 
           Sec. 82.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 179A.10, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [STATE EMPLOYEES.] Unclassified employees, unless 
        otherwise excluded, are included within the units which include 
        the classifications to which they are assigned for purposes of 
        compensation.  Supervisory employees shall only be assigned to 
        units 12 and 16.  The following are the appropriate units of 
        executive branch state employees:  
           (1) law enforcement unit; 
           (2) craft, maintenance, and labor unit; 
           (3) service unit; 
           (4) health care nonprofessional unit; 
           (5) health care professional unit; 
           (6) clerical and office unit; 
           (7) technical unit; 
           (8) correctional guards unit; 
           (9) state university instructional unit; 
           (10) state college instructional unit; 
           (11) state university administrative unit; 
           (12) professional engineering unit; 
           (13) health treatment unit; 
           (14) general professional unit; 
           (15) professional state residential instructional unit; and 
           (16) supervisory employees unit; and 
           (17) public safety radio communications operator unit.  
           Each unit consists of the classifications or positions 
        assigned to it in the schedule of state employee job 
        classification and positions maintained by the commissioner.  
        The commissioner may only make changes in the schedule in 
        existence on the day prior to August 1, 1984, as required by law 
        or as provided in subdivision 4. 
           Sec. 83.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 192.502, 
        subdivision 2, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 2.  [RENEWAL OF PROFESSIONAL LICENSES OR 
        CERTIFICATIONS LICENSE, DRIVER'S LICENSE AND MOTOR VEHICLE 
        REGISTRATION.] The renewal of a license or certificate of 
        registration for a member of the Minnesota National Guard or 
        other military reserves person who has been ordered to active 
        military service and who is required by law to be licensed or 
        registered in order to carry on or practice a health or other 
        trade, employment, occupation, or profession in the state is 
        governed under sections 326.55 and 326.56. 
           (b) The renewal of a driver's license for a person who has 
        been ordered to active military service is governed under 
        section 171.27. 
           (c) The renewal and payment of the motor vehicle 
        registration tax for a vehicle of a person who has been ordered 
        to active military service is governed under section 168.031. 
           Sec. 84.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 197.65, is 
        amended to read: 
           197.65 [RENEWAL OF PROFESSIONAL LICENSES OR 
        CERTIFICATIONS LICENSE, MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND DRIVER'S 
        LICENSE.] 
           (a) The renewal of a license or certificate of registration 
        for a person who is serving in or has recently been separated or 
        discharged from active military service and who is required by 
        law to be licensed or registered in order to carry on or 
        practice a health or other trade, employment, occupation, or 
        profession in the state is governed under sections 326.55 and 
        326.56. 
           (b) The renewal of a driver's license for a person who is 
        serving in or has recently been separated or discharged from 
        active military service is governed under section 171.27. 
           (c) The renewal and payment of the motor vehicle 
        registration tax for a vehicle of a person who is serving in or 
        has recently been separated or discharged from active military 
        service is governed under section 168.031. 
           Sec. 85.  [219.1651] [GRADE CROSSING SAFETY ACCOUNT.] 
           A Minnesota grade crossing safety account is created in the 
        special revenue fund, consisting of money credited to the 
        account by law.  Money in the account is appropriated to the 
        commissioner of transportation for rail-highway grade crossing 
        safety projects on public streets and highways, including 
        engineering costs.  Money in the account at the end of each 
        fiscal year cancels to the trunk highway fund. 
           Sec. 86.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 219.166, is 
        amended to read: 
           219.166 [ESTABLISHMENT OF QUIET ZONES.] 
           A county, statutory or home rule charter city, or town may 
        by ordinance establish a defined apply to the Federal Railroad 
        Administration for the establishment of a "quiet zone" in which 
        the sounding of horns, whistles, or other audible warnings by 
        locomotives is regulated or prohibited.  A quiet zone 
        established under this section must consist of at least one-half 
        mile of railroad right-of-way.  All quiet zones, regulations, 
        and ordinances adopted under this section must conform to 
        federal law and the regulations of the Federal Railroad 
        Administration under United States Code, title 49, section 20153.
           Sec. 87.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 219.567, is 
        amended to read: 
           219.567 [FAILURE TO RING BELL.] 
           An engineer driving a locomotive on a railway who fails (1) 
        to ring the bell or sound the whistle on the locomotive, or have 
        it rung or sounded, at least 80 rods from a place where the 
        railway crosses a traveled road or street on the same level, 
        except in cities, or (2) to continue ringing the bell or 
        sounding the whistle at intervals until the locomotive and 
        attached train have completely crossed the road or street, in 
        accordance with Federal Railroad Administration regulations 
        under United States Code, title 49, section 20153, is guilty of 
        a misdemeanor. 
           Sec. 88.  Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 299D.03, 
        subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [TRAFFIC FINES AND FORFEITED BAIL MONEY.] (a) All 
        fines and forfeited bail money, from traffic and motor vehicle 
        law violations, collected from persons apprehended or arrested 
        by officers of the State Patrol, shall be paid by the person or 
        officer collecting the fines, forfeited bail money, or 
        installments thereof, on or before the tenth day after the last 
        day of the month in which these moneys were collected, to the 
        county treasurer of the county where the violation occurred.  
        Three-eighths of these receipts shall be credited to the general 
        revenue fund of the county, except that in a county in a 
        judicial district under section 480.181, subdivision 1, 
        paragraph (b), this three-eighths share must be transmitted to 
        the commissioner of finance for deposit in the state treasury 
        and credited to the general fund.  The other five-eighths of 
        these receipts shall be transmitted by that officer to the 
        commissioner of finance and must be credited as follows:  (1) 
        the first $600,000 in each fiscal year must be credited to the 
        Minnesota grade crossing safety account in the special revenue 
        fund, and (2) remaining receipts must be credited to the trunk 
        highway fund.  If, however, the violation occurs within a 
        municipality and the city attorney prosecutes the offense, and a 
        plea of not guilty is entered, one-third of the receipts shall 
        be credited to the general revenue fund of the county, one-third 
        of the receipts shall be paid to the municipality prosecuting 
        the offense, and one-third shall be transmitted to the 
        commissioner of finance as provided in this subdivision.  All 
        costs of participation in a nationwide police communication 
        system chargeable to the state of Minnesota shall be paid from 
        appropriations for that purpose. 
           (b) Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, all fines 
        and forfeited bail money from violations of statutes governing 
        the maximum weight of motor vehicles, collected from persons 
        apprehended or arrested by employees of the state of Minnesota, 
        by means of stationary or portable scales operated by these 
        employees, shall be paid by the person or officer collecting the 
        fines or forfeited bail money, on or before the tenth day after 
        the last day of the month in which the collections were made, to 
        the county treasurer of the county where the violation 
        occurred.  Five-eighths of these receipts shall be transmitted 
        by that officer to the commissioner of finance and shall be 
        credited to the highway user tax distribution fund.  
        Three-eighths of these receipts shall be credited to the general 
        revenue fund of the county, except that in a county in a 
        judicial district under section 480.181, subdivision 1, 
        paragraph (b), this three-eighths share must be transmitted to 
        the commissioner of finance for deposit in the state treasury 
        and credited to the general fund. 
           Sec. 89.  [TOWN ROAD SIGN REPLACEMENT PROGRAM.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [SCOPE OF PROGRAM.] The commissioner of 
        transportation shall develop and implement a town road sign 
        replacement program to: 
           (1) inventory all county and town road signs; 
           (2) evaluate town road signs for compliance with applicable 
        sign standards; 
           (3) remove and replace town road signs as the commissioner 
        deems necessary; and 
           (4) establish an ongoing sign maintenance program. 
           Subd. 2.  [SIGN STANDARDS.] Standards for sign removal, 
        replacement, and installation must conform to applicable 
        federal, state, and local safety standards, including 
        retroreflectivity standards and other provisions of the Manual 
        on Uniform Traffic Control Devices adopted by the commissioner. 
           Subd. 3.  [LOCAL GOVERNMENT PARTICIPATION.] The 
        commissioner may establish conditions for local government 
        participation in the town road sign replacement program, 
        including, but not limited to, involvement of county engineers, 
        and establishment and maintenance by the local government of a 
        database of county and town road signs. 
           Subd. 4.  [USE OF APPROPRIATIONS.] The commissioner may 
        utilize the proceeds of state appropriations for the town road 
        sign replacement program to match federal funds.  The 
        commissioner may establish a pilot program in consultation with 
        the Minnesota Association of Townships. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section takes effect on the 
        effective date of a state or federal appropriation for the town 
        road sign replacement program. 
           Sec. 90.  [DEVELOPMENT AUTHORIZED.] 
           Dakota County Regional Railroad Authority may exercise the 
        powers conferred by Minnesota Statutes, section 398A.04, to 
        plan, establish, acquire, develop, construct, purchase, enlarge, 
        extend, improve, maintain, equip, operate, regulate, and protect 
        a bus rapid transit system located within the Cedar Avenue 
        transit corridor within Dakota County. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 
        645.023, subdivision 1, paragraph (a), this section is effective 
        without local approval the day following final enactment. 
           Sec. 91.  [SUSPENSION OF PROGRAM TO VERIFY INSURANCE 
        COVERAGE THROUGH SAMPLING.] 
           The commissioner of public safety shall take no action 
        under Minnesota Statutes, section 169.796, subdivision 3, and 
        shall discontinue all activities related to the program to 
        verify insurance coverage through sampling, except as provided 
        in sections 92 to 98. 
           Sec. 92.  [REINSTATEMENT OF SUSPENDED LICENSES.] 
           The commissioner, without requiring proof of insurance or 
        payment of a reinstatement fee, shall reinstate the driver's 
        license of every vehicle owner whose license is suspended under 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 169.796, subdivision 3, retroactive 
        to the date of the suspension.  The commissioner shall promptly 
        refund any such reinstatement fees previously paid. 
           Sec. 93.  [DISMISSAL OF CHARGES.] 
           All charges, complaints, and citations issued for a 
        violation of Minnesota Statutes, section 169.796, subdivision 3, 
        or a related violation, including driving after a license 
        suspension imposed for failure to comply with the provisions of 
        Minnesota Statutes, section 169.796, subdivision 3, are void and 
        must be dismissed. 
           Sec. 94.  [REMOVAL OF PREVIOUS VIOLATIONS.] 
           The commissioner shall purge from a person's driving record 
        any notation of a violation of Minnesota Statutes, section 
        169.796, subdivision 3, and any notation of a related suspension 
        or violation, including driving after a license suspension 
        imposed for failure to comply with the provisions of Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 169.796, subdivision 3.  An insurer may not 
        increase a premium for a policy of vehicle insurance on the 
        basis of a violation described in this section by a named 
        insured if the violation occurred before the effective date of 
        this section, and any such increase previously imposed must be 
        rescinded and any related premium increase promptly refunded. 
           Sec. 95.  [REMEDIATION FOR CONVICTIONS.] 
           A court in which a conviction for an offense referred to in 
        section 101 occurred, must vacate the conviction, on its own 
        motion, without cost to the person convicted, and must 
        immediately notify the commissioner of public safety.  The 
        commissioner must then notify the person convicted that the 
        conviction has been vacated and that the person's driving record 
        has been purged of a violation of Minnesota Statutes, section 
        169.796, subdivision 3, or any other related suspension or 
        violation, including driving after license suspension, for 
        failure to comply with that subdivision. 
           Sec. 96.  [REMEDIATION BY INSURERS.] 
           (a) Insurers that issue or renew motor vehicle insurance in 
        this state shall, within 60 days after the effective date of 
        this section, inform the commissioner of commerce as to whether 
        it has canceled, failed to renew, denied an application for 
        coverage, or imposed a surcharge on any motor vehicle insurance 
        due to a suspension or conviction as a result of the law 
        referenced in section 91, provide a list of any such persons, 
        and indicate for each person the remediation the insurer intends 
        to provide. 
           (b) Remediation under paragraph (a) must compensate the 
        victim by providing refunds and reinstatements of coverage. 
           (c) Insurers shall provide the remediation without 
        requiring that the person make a request for remediation. 
           (d) The commissioner of commerce shall enforce this section 
        under its general enforcement powers under Minnesota Statutes, 
        chapter 45. 
           Sec. 97.  [REPORT.] 
           The commissioner of public safety shall report to the 
        chairs of the house of representatives and senate committees 
        with jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance by 
        September 1, 2006, concerning the operation of the vehicle 
        insurance verification program, and the impact of the program on 
        the identification and number of uninsured motorists. 
           Sec. 98.  [PUBLIC SAFETY FUNDING.] 
           The commissioner of public safety shall use unspent funds 
        appropriated for purposes of administering Minnesota Statutes, 
        section 169.796, subdivision 3, to carry out the provisions of 
        sections 92 and 94.  Funds remaining at the conclusion of fiscal 
        year 2005 may be carried over to fiscal year 2006 until 
        expended, to complete the required provisions of sections 92 and 
        94. 
           Sec. 99.  [ROUSSAIN CEMETERY; DESIGNATION.] 
           On agreement of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior 
        Chippewa and the city of Duluth, the city shall name and 
        dedicate the cemetery that is on land leased to the band by the 
        city as "Roussain Cemetery."  After consulting with the Fond du 
        Lac Band, the city shall adopt a suitable marking design to 
        memorialize the cemetery and erect the appropriate signs or 
        memorials on assurance of the availability of noncity funds 
        sufficient to pay all costs related to designing, erecting, and 
        preserving the signs or memorials. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE.] This section is effective the day after 
        the governing body of Duluth and its chief clerical officer 
        comply with Minnesota Statutes, section 645.021, subdivisions 2 
        and 3. 
           Sec. 100.  [WETLAND REPLACEMENT REQUIREMENT EXEMPTION.] 
           Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, due to the 
        construction of a trail in or near the city of Cologne on type I 
        and type III wetlands in the area between the improved portion 
        of marked State Highway 284 and Benton Lake, wetland replacement 
        is eligible for replacement under Minnesota Statutes, section 
        103G.222, subdivision 1, paragraph (l). 
           Sec. 101.  [MAXIMUM TRAIN SPEED IN CITY OF ORR.] 
           In order to eliminate or reduce local safety hazards, a 
        railway corporation may not permit a train to be operated at a 
        speed in excess of 30 miles per hour while any portion of the 
        engine or train is within the limits of the city of Orr in St. 
        Louis County. 
           [EFFECTIVE DATE; LOCAL APPROVAL.] This section is effective 
        the day after the governing body of the city of Orr and its 
        chief clerical officer comply with Minnesota Statutes, section 
        645.021, subdivisions 2 and 3. 
           Sec. 102.  [ETHANOL MANDATE.] 
           Notwithstanding any other provision of law, if the minimum 
        percentage of denatured alcohol that must be contained in 
        gasoline sold or offered for sale in Minnesota under Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 239.731, is more than ten percent, that 
        percentage reverts to ten percent 90 days after the effective 
        date of any federal law relating to (1) the federal excise tax 
        rate on gasoline-ethanol blends, or (2) the deposit of revenues 
        from the federal excise tax on gasoline-ethanol blends, that in 
        the determination of the commissioner of transportation will 
        result in a loss of federal transportation funds to Minnesota 
        that is directly attributable to requiring a minimum of more 
        than ten percent denatured ethanol in gasoline sold or offered 
        for sale in Minnesota. 
           Sec. 103.  [ADDITIONAL DEPUTY REGISTRAR OF MOTOR VEHICLES 
        FOR HENNEPIN COUNTY.] 
           Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 168.33, and 
        rules adopted by the commissioner of public safety, limiting 
        sites for the office of deputy registrar based on either the 
        distance to an existing deputy registrar office or the annual 
        volume of transactions processed by any deputy registrar within 
        Hennepin County before or after the proposed appointment, the 
        commissioner of public safety shall appoint a new deputy 
        registrar of motor vehicles and driver's license agent for 
        Hennepin County to operate a new full-service office of deputy 
        registrar, with full authority to function as a registration and 
        motor vehicle tax collection and driver's license bureau, at the 
        Midtown Exchange Building in the city of Minneapolis.  All other 
        provisions regarding the appointment and operation of a deputy 
        registrar of motor vehicles and driver's license agent under 
        Minnesota Statutes, sections 168.33 and 171.061, and Minnesota 
        Rules, chapter 7406, apply to the office. 
           Sec. 104.  [DEPUTY REGISTRAR AND DRIVER'S LICENSE AGENT 
        APPOINTMENT.] 
           Notwithstanding any restriction in law or rule concerning 
        proximity of deputy motor vehicle registrar offices or predicted 
        number of annual applications processed, the commissioner of 
        public safety shall appoint the auditor of Carver County as a 
        deputy motor vehicle registrar and driver's license agent in the 
        city of Chanhassen.  All provisions of Minnesota Statutes, 
        sections 168.33 and 171.061, not inconsistent with this section, 
        apply to the appointments under this section.  
           Sec. 105.  [TRANSITION.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [ASSIGNMENT OF JOB CLASSIFICATION TO UNIT.] 
        The commissioner of the Bureau of Mediation Services shall 
        assign the job classifications and positions of employees 
        working as public safety radio communications operators to state 
        employee bargaining unit 17. 
           Subd. 2.  [TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT.] The terms 
        and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement, memoranda 
        of understanding, or other salary and benefit provisions 
        covering public safety radio communications operators 
        immediately before the effective date of this section remain in 
        effect until a successor agreement between the commissioner of 
        employee relations and the exclusive representative of 
        bargaining unit 17 becomes effective, subject to Minnesota 
        Statutes, section 179A.20, subdivision 6. 
           Subd. 3.  [EXCLUSIVE REPRESENTATIVE.] The employee 
        organization that is the exclusive representative of employees 
        assigned to bargaining unit 17 on the day before the effective 
        date of this section must be certified by the commissioner of 
        the Bureau of Mediation Services as the exclusive representative 
        of newly created bargaining unit 17, subject to future changes 
        as provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 179A.12.  For 
        employees assigned to bargaining unit 17, the exclusive 
        representative retains all rights and obligations under the 
        contract governing these employees immediately before the 
        effective date of this section, so long as that contract 
        continues to apply to those employees. 
           Sec. 106.  [FLOODWOOD SAFETY REST AREA.] 
           Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 160.2725, 
        subdivisions 1 and 5, or section 160.08, subdivision 7, or other 
        lease or agreement to the contrary, the operator of the safety 
        rest area in the city of Floodwood may sell nonalcoholic 
        beverages and snack foods.  This provision may not be waived by 
        contract or other agreement. 
           Sec. 107.  [RULE CHANGE; INSTRUCTION TO REVISOR.] 
           The revisor of statutes shall change Minnesota Rules, part 
        8820.3300, subpart 2, to require that comments be directed to 
        the commissioner of transportation in conformity with the same 
        period allowed for written objections to be received by the 
        commissioner under this act's amendments to Minnesota Statutes 
        2004, sections 162.02, subdivision 3a, and 162.09, subdivision 
        3a.  The rule change is effective the same day as the effective 
        date of this act's amendments to Minnesota Statutes 2004, 
        sections 162.02, subdivision 3a, and 162.09, subdivision 3a. 
           Sec. 108.  [REPEALER.] 
           (a) Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 168.011, subdivision 
        19; and 168.15, subdivision 2, are repealed. 
           (b) Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 171.165, subdivisions 
        3, 4, 4a, and 4b, are repealed.  
           (c) Minnesota Statutes 2004, section 473.408, subdivision 
        1, is repealed. 
           (d) Minnesota Statutes 2004, sections 168.831; 168.832; 
        168.833; 168.834; 168.835; 168.836; and 168.837, are repealed. 
           (e) Minnesota Rules, part 7503.2400, is repealed. 
           (f) Minnesota Rules, parts 7800.0600; 7800.3200, subpart 1; 
        7805.0700; 8850.6900, subpart 20; and 8855.0500, subpart 1, are 
        repealed. 
           Sec. 109.  [EFFECTIVE DATE; EXPIRATION.] 
           Sections 91 to 98 are effective the day following final 
        enactment and expire on June 10, 2006. 

                                   ARTICLE 4 
                                EFFECTIVE DATES 
           Section 1.  [EFFECTIVE DATES.] 
           (a) Except as otherwise provided in this act, all 
        provisions of this act are effective the day following final 
        enactment. 
           (b) All provisions in article 2 that provide for the 
        deposit of money in the driver services operating account or the 
        vehicle services operating account in the special revenue fund 
        are effective retroactively from July 1, 2005. 
           (c) All fee increases provided for in article 2 are 
        effective August 1, 2005. 
           (d) Appropriations in this act are effective retroactively 
        from July 1, 2005, and supersede and replace funding authorized 
        by order of the Ramsey County District Court in Case No. 
        C9-05-5928, as well as by Laws 2005, First Special Session 
        chapter 2, which provided temporary funding through July 14, 
        2005. 
           Presented to the governor July 13, 2005 
           Signed by the governor July 14, 2005, 1:00 p.m.