language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to motor vehicles; amending and clarifying requirements governing titling and license plates for pioneer vehicles;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, sections 168.10, subdivision 1a; 168A.01, subdivision 16, by adding a subdivision; 168A.04, subdivision 5; 168A.05, subdivision 3; 168A.09, by adding a subdivision; 168A.15, subdivision 2; 325F.6644, subdivision 2.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
(a) Any motor vehicle manufactured prior to 1936 and owned and operated solely as a collector's item shall be listed for taxation and registration as follows:
An affidavit shall be executed stating the name and address of the owner, the name and address of the person from whom purchased, the make of the motor vehicle, year and number of the model, the manufacturer's identification number and that the vehicle is owned and operated solely as a collector's item and not for general transportation purposes. If the commissioner is satisfied that the affidavit is true and correct and the owner pays a $25 tax and the plate fee authorized under section 168.12, the commissioner shall list such vehicle for taxation and registration and shall issue a single number plate.
(b) The number plate so issued shall bear the inscription "Pioneer," "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 in Minnesota. The commissioner has the power to revoke said plate for failure to comply with this subdivision.
"Reconstructed vehicle" means a vehicle of a type for which a certificate of title is required hereunder materially altered from its original construction by the removal, addition, or substitution of essential parts, new or used.
Except as provided in subdivision 6, if the application refers to a specially constructed vehicle or a reconstructed vehicle, the application shall so state and shall contain or be accompanied by:
(1) any information and documents the department reasonably requires to establish the ownership of the vehicle and the existence or nonexistence and priority of security interests in it;
(2) the certificate of a person authorized by the department that the identifying number of the vehicle has been inspected and found to conform to the description given in the application, or any other proof of the identity of the vehicle the department reasonably requires; and
(3) at the time of application, a written certification to the department that the vehicle to be titled meets the requirements of chapter 169 for vehicles in its class regarding safety and acceptability to operate on public roads and highways.
Each certificate of title issued by the department shall contain:
(1) the date issued;
(2) the first, middle, and last names and the dates of birth of all owners who are natural persons, and the full names of all other owners;
(3) the residence address of the owner listed first if that owner is a natural person or the address if that owner is not a natural person;
(4) the names of any secured parties, and the address of the first secured party, listed in the order of priority (i) as shown on the application, or (ii) if the application is based on a certificate of title, as shown on the certificate, or (iii) as otherwise determined by the department;
(5) any liens filed pursuant to a court order or by a public agency responsible for child support enforcement against the owner;
(6) the title number assigned to the vehicle;
(7) a description of the vehicle including, so far as the following data exists, its make, model, year, identifying number, type of body, whether new or used, and if a new vehicle, the date of the first sale of the vehicle for use;
(8) with respect to a motor vehicle subject to section 325E.15, (i) the true cumulative mileage registered on the odometer or (ii) that the actual mileage is unknown if the odometer reading is known by the owner to be different from the true mileage;
(10) with respect to a vehicle contaminated by methamphetamine production, if the registrar has received the certificate of title and notice described in section 152.0275, subdivision 2, paragraph (g), the term "hazardous waste contaminated vehicle";
(11) with respect to a vehicle subject to section 325F.665, the term "lemon law vehicle"; and
(12) any other data the department prescribes.
If a vehicle is altered so as to become a reconstructed vehicle, the owner shall apply for a certificate of title to the reconstructed vehicle in the manner provided in section 168A.04, and any existing certificate of title to the vehicle shall be surrendered for cancellation.
Presented to the governor April 17, 2012
Signed by the governor April 18, 2012, 01:59 p.m.