language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to state government; expanding eligibility for gold star license plates to surviving legal guardians, children, and siblings; regulating certain motor vehicle fees; regulating the Department of Veterans Affairs and veterans homes; making permanent the driver and vehicle services technology account;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 168.1253, subdivision 1; 168.33, subdivision 7; 171.06, subdivision 2; 198.261; 299A.705, subdivision 3; Laws 2008, chapter 363, article 11, section 9; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 196.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
(a) The terms used in this section have the meanings given them in this subdivision.
(b) "Active service" has the meaning given in section 190.05, subdivision 5.
(c) "Eligible person" means a surviving spouse or parent of a person who has died while serving honorably in active service.
(d) "Motor vehicle" means a vehicle for personal use, not used for commercial purposes, and may include a passenger automobile, motorcycle, recreational vehicle, pickup truck, or van.
(a) In addition to all other statutory fees and taxes, a filing fee of:
(1) $4.50 is imposed on every vehicle registration renewal, excluding pro rate transactions; and
(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 dealer, or a deputy registrar
The filing fee must be shown as a separate item on all registration renewal notices sent out by the commissioner. No filing fee or other fee may be charged for the permanent surrender of a title for a vehicle.
(b) The statutory fees and taxes, and the filing fees imposed under paragraph (a) may be paid by credit card or debit card. The deputy registrar may collect a surcharge on the statutory fees, taxes, and filing fee not greater than the cost of processing a credit card or debit card transaction, in accordance with emergency rules established by the commissioner of public safety. The surcharge must be used to pay the cost of processing credit and debit card transactions.
(c) All of the fees collected under paragraph (a), clause (1), by the department, must be paid into the 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.
(a) The fees for a license and Minnesota identification card are as follows:
|Classified Driver's License||D-$22.25||C-$26.25||B-$33.25||A-$41.25|
|Classified Under-21 D.L.||D-$22.25||C-$26.25||B-$33.25||A-$21.25|
|Enhanced Driver's License||D-$37.25||C-$41.25||B-$48.25||A-$56.25|
|Enhanced Instruction Permit||$25.25|
|Enhanced Provisional License||$28.25|
|Duplicate License or duplicate identification card||$11.75|
|Enhanced Duplicate License or enhanced duplicate identification card||$26.75|
|Minnesota identification card or Under-21 Minnesota identification card, other than duplicate, except as otherwise provided in section 171.07, subdivisions 3 and 3a||$16.25|
|Enhanced Minnesota identification card||$31.25|
In addition to each fee required in this paragraph, the commissioner shall collect a surcharge of $1.75 until June 30, 2012. Surcharges collected under this paragraph must be credited to the driver and vehicle services technology account in the special revenue fund under section 299A.705.
(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), 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 commissioner shall collect an additional $4 processing fee from each new applicant or 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.
Any profits derived from the operation of canteens, coffee shops, and wood shops at the Minnesota veterans homes shall be used by the commissioner only for the direct benefit of the residents of the homes.
(a) The driver and vehicle services technology account is created in the special revenue fund, consisting of the technology surcharge collected as specified in chapters 168, 168A, and 171, and any other money otherwise donated, allotted, appropriated, or legislated to this account.
(b) Money in the account is annually appropriated to the commissioner of public safety to support the research, development, deployment, and maintenance of a driver and vehicle services information system.
This section is effective July 1, 2008, and expires June 30, 2012.
Presented to the governor May 27, 2011
Signed by the governor May 31, 2011, 1:24 p.m.