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relating to government finance; appropriating money for transportation, Metropolitan Council, and public safety activities and programs; providing for fund transfers, tort claims, and contingent appropriations; modifying policy and tax provisions relating to transportation, transit, and public safety; making technical and clarifying changes;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 161.20, subdivision 3; 161.53; 163.051; 168A.01, subdivision 6a; 168A.29, subdivision 1; 169A.37, subdivision 1; 169A.51, subdivision 2; 169A.55, by adding a subdivision; 171.05, subdivision 2; 171.061, subdivision 4; 171.17, by adding a subdivision; 171.30, subdivisions 1, 2a, by adding a subdivision; 171.306, subdivisions 1, 4; 174.40, by adding a subdivision; 219.1651; 297A.815, subdivision 3; 297A.993, subdivisions 1, 2; 297B.01, subdivisions 14, 16; 297B.02, subdivision 3; 299E.01, subdivisions 2, 3; 299E.02; 398A.10, by adding a subdivision; 473.39, by adding a subdivision; Laws 2009, chapter 9, section 1; 2013 S.F. No. 671, article 1, section 12, subdivision 3, if enacted; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 161; 171; 174; 629; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 161.04, subdivision 6; 174.285, subdivision 8; Minnesota Rules, parts 7503.0300, subpart 1; 7503.0800, subpart 2.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
The commissioner may expend trunk highway funds only for trunk highway purposes. Payment of expenses related to Bureau of Criminal Apprehension laboratory, Explore Minnesota Tourism kiosks, Minnesota Safety Council, tort claims, driver education programs, Emergency Medical Services Board, Mississippi River Parkway Commission, and personnel costs incurred on behalf of the Governor's Office do not further a highway purpose and do not aid in the construction, improvement, or maintenance of the highway system.
(a) The commissioner may set aside in each fiscal year up to two percent of the total amount of all funds appropriated to the commissioner other than county state-aid and municipal state-aid highway funds for transportation research including public and private research partnerships. The commissioner shall spend this money for (1) research to improve the design, construction, maintenance, management, and environmental compatibility of transportation systems, including research into and implementation of innovations in bridge-monitoring technology and bridge inspection technology; bridge inspection techniques and best practices; and the cost-effectiveness of deferred or lower cost highway and bridge design and maintenance activities and their impacts on long-term trunk highway costs and maintenance needs; (2) research on transportation policies that enhance energy efficiency and economic development; (3) programs for implementing and monitoring research results; and (4) development of transportation education and outreach activities.
(b) Of all funds appropriated to the commissioner other than state-aid funds, the commissioner shall spend at least 0.1 percent, but not exceeding $1,200,000 in any fiscal year, for research and related activities performed by the Center for Transportation Studies of the University of Minnesota. The center shall establish a technology transfer and training center for Minnesota transportation professionals.
(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), the board of commissioners of each metropolitan county is authorized to levy a wheelage tax of $5 for the year 1972 and each subsequent year thereafter by resolution on each motor vehicle that is kept in such county when not in operation and that is subject to annual registration and taxation under chapter 168. The board may provide by resolution for collection of the wheelage tax by county officials or it may request that the tax be collected by the state registrar of motor vehicles, and The state registrar of motor vehicles shall collect such tax on behalf of the county if requested, as provided in subdivision 2.
The following vehicles are exempt from the wheelage tax:
(1) motorcycles, as defined in section 169.011, subdivision 44;
(2) motorized bicycles, as defined in section 169.011, subdivision 45;
(3) electric-assisted bicycles, as defined in section 169.011, subdivision 27; and
(4) motorized foot scooters, as defined in section 169.011, subdivision 46.
The wheelage tax levied by any metropolitan county, if made collectible by the state registrar of motor vehicles, shall be certified by the county auditor to the registrar not later than August 1 in the year before the calendar year or years for which the tax is levied, and the registrar shall collect such tax with the motor vehicle taxes on the affected vehicles for such year or years. Every owner and every operator of such a motor vehicle shall furnish to the registrar all information requested by the registrar. No state motor vehicle tax on any such motor vehicle for any such year shall be received or deemed paid unless the applicable wheelage tax is paid therewith. The proceeds of the wheelage tax levied by any metropolitan county, less any amount retained by the registrar to pay costs of collection of the wheelage tax, shall be paid to the commissioner of management and budget and deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the county wheelage tax fund of each metropolitan county.
Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, the state registrar of motor vehicles shall deposit the proceeds of the wheelage tax imposed by subdivision 2, to the credit of the county wheelage tax fund of each metropolitan county. The amount necessary to pay the costs of collection of said tax is appropriated from the county wheelage tax fund of each metropolitan county to the state registrar of motor vehicles.
On or before April 1 in 1972 and each subsequent year, the commissioner of management and budget shall issue a warrant in favor of the treasurer of each metropolitan county for which the registrar has collected a wheelage tax in the amount of such tax then on hand in the county wheelage tax fund. There is hereby appropriated from the county wheelage tax fund each year, to each metropolitan county entitled to payments authorized by this section, sufficient moneys to make such payments.
The treasurer of each metropolitan county receiving moneys under subdivision 3 shall deposit such moneys in the county road and bridge fund. The moneys shall be used for purposes authorized by law which are highway purposes within the meaning of the Minnesota Constitution, article 14.
"Metropolitan county" means any of the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington.
Any owner or operator of a motor vehicle who shall willfully give any false information relative to the tax herein authorized to the registrar of motor vehicles or any metropolitan county, or who shall willfully fail or refuse to furnish any such information, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
Except as otherwise herein provided, the collection and payment of a wheelage tax and all matters relating thereto shall be subject to all provisions of law relating to collection and payment of motor vehicle taxes so far as applicable.
"High-value vehicle" means a vehicle that had an actual cash value in excess of $5,000 before being damaged, or a vehicle with a manufacturer's rating of over 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight that is not a late-model vehicle.
(a) The department must be paid the following fees:
(1) for filing an application for and the issuance of an original certificate of title, the sum of
$6.25 of which $3.25 must be paid into the vehicle services operating account of the special revenue fund under section 299A.705; until June 30, 2012, a surcharge of $1.75 must be added to the fee and credited to the driver and vehicle services technology account; from July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2016, a surcharge of $1 must be added to the fee and credited to the driver and vehicle services technology account;
(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 $5.50 of which $2.50 must be paid into the vehicle services operating account of the special revenue fund under section 299A.705; until June 30, 2012, a surcharge of $1.75 must be added to the fee and credited to the driver and vehicle services technology account; from July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2016, a surcharge of $1 must be added to the fee and credited to the driver and vehicle services technology account;
(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 $7.25 of which $3.25 must be paid into the vehicle services operating account of the special revenue fund under section 299A.705; until June 30, 2012, a surcharge of $1.75 must be added to the fee and credited to the driver and vehicle services technology account; from July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2016, a surcharge of $1 must be added to the fee and credited to the driver and vehicle services technology account.
(b) After June 30, 1994, In addition to each of the fees required under paragraph (a), clauses (1) and (3), the department 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.
It is a crime for a person:
(1) to fail to comply with an impoundment order under section 169A.60 (administrative plate impoundment);
(2) to file a false statement under section 169A.60, subdivision 7, 8, or 14;
(3) to operate a self-propelled motor vehicle on a street or highway when the vehicle is subject to an impoundment order issued under section 169A.60, unless specially coded plates have been issued for the vehicle pursuant to section 169A.60, subdivision 13;
(4) to fail to notify the commissioner of the impoundment order when requesting new plates;
(5) who is subject to a plate impoundment order under section 169A.60, to drive, operate, or be in control of any motor vehicle during the impoundment period, unless the vehicle has specially coded plates issued pursuant to section 169A.60, subdivision 13, and the person is validly licensed to drive; or
(6) who is the transferee of a motor vehicle and who has signed a sworn statement under section 169A.60, subdivision 14, to allow the previously registered owner to drive, operate, or be in control of the vehicle during the impoundment period.
at the time a test is requested, the person must be informed:
(1) that Minnesota law requires the person to take a test:
(i) to determine if the person is under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances, or hazardous substances;
(ii) to determine the presence of a controlled substance listed in Schedule I or II or metabolite, other than marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinols; and
(iii) if the motor vehicle was a commercial motor vehicle, to determine the presence of alcohol;
(2) that refusal to take a test is a crime;
(3) if the peace officer has probable cause to believe the person has violated the criminal vehicular homicide and injury laws, that a test will be taken with or without the person's consent; and
(4) that the person has the right to consult with an attorney, but that this right is limited to the extent that it cannot unreasonably delay administration of the test.
(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 homeschool diploma, the student is taking home-classroom driver training with classroom materials approved by the commissioner of public safety, and the student's parent has certified the student's homeschool and home-classroom driver training status on the form approved by the commissioner;
(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, (v) the foster parent or the director of the transitional living program in which the child resides 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 (vi) 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) For the purposes of determining compliance with the certification of paragraph (a), clause (1), item (ii), the commissioner may request verification of a student's homeschool status from the superintendent of the school district in which the student resides and the superintendent shall provide that verification.
(c) The instruction permit is valid for 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.
(a) The agent may charge and retain a filing fee of $5 for each application. Except as provided in paragraph (c), 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 statutory fees and the filing fees imposed under paragraph (a) may be paid by credit card or debit card. The driver's license agent may collect a convenience fee on the statutory fees and filing fees not greater than the cost of processing a credit card or debit card transaction. The convenience fee must be used to pay the cost of processing credit card and debit card transactions. The commissioner shall adopt rules to administer this paragraph using the exempt procedures of section 14.386, except that section 14.386, paragraph (b), does not apply.
(c) 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.
(d) 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.
(e) 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 (d).
(a) The commissioner may issue a limited license to the driver under the conditions in paragraph (b) in any case where a person's license has been:
(2) revoked, canceled, or denied under section:
(A) subdivision 3, paragraph (a), clause (1) or (2);
(B) subdivision 3, paragraph (a), clause (4), (5), or (6), if in compliance with section 171.306;
(C) subdivision 4, paragraph (a), clause (1) or (2), if the test results indicate an alcohol concentration of less than twice the legal limit;
(D) subdivision 4, paragraph (a), clause (4), (5), or (6), if in compliance with section 171.306;
(iv) 171.17; or
(v) 171.172; or
(3) revoked, canceled, or denied under section 169A.54:
(i) subdivision 1, clause (1), if the test results indicate an alcohol concentration of less than twice the legal limit;
(ii) subdivision 1, clause (2);
(iii) subdivision 1, clause (5), (6), or (7), if in compliance with section 171.306; or
(iv) subdivision 2, if the person does not have a qualified prior impaired driving incident as defined in section 169A.03, subdivision 22, on the person's record, and the test results indicate an alcohol concentration of less than twice the legal limit.
(b) The following conditions for a limited license under paragraph (a) include:
(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.
(c) 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.
(d) For purposes of this subdivision:
(1) "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; and
(2) "twice the legal limit" means an alcohol concentration of two times the limit specified in section 169A.20, subdivision 1, clause (5).
(e) 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.
(f) 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.
(g) 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.
(h) 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.
(i) The commissioner shall not issue a limited driver's license to any person described in section 171.04, subdivision 1, clause (6), (7), (8), (11), or (14).
(j) The commissioner shall not issue a class A, class B, or class C limited license.
Notwithstanding subdivision 2, a limited license shall not be issued for a period of:
(1) 15 days, to a person whose license or privilege has been revoked or suspended for a first violation of section 169A.20, sections 169A.50 to 169A.53, or a statute or ordinance from another state in conformity with either of those sections; or
(2) one year, to a person whose license or privilege has been revoked or suspended for committing manslaughter resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle, committing criminal vehicular homicide or injury under section 609.21, or violating a statute or ordinance from another state in conformity with either of those offenses.
(a) As used in this section, the terms in this subdivision have the meanings given them.
(b) "Ignition interlock device" or "device" means equipment that is designed to measure breath alcohol concentration and to prevent a motor vehicle's ignition from being started by a person whose breath alcohol concentration measures 0.02 or higher on the equipment.
(c) "Program participant" means a person whose driver's license has been
(d) "Qualified prior impaired driving incident" has the meaning given in section 169A.03, subdivision 22.
(a) The commissioner shall issue a class D driver's license, subject to the applicable limitations and restrictions of this section, to a program participant who meets the requirements of this section and the program guidelines. The commissioner shall not issue a license unless the program participant has provided satisfactory proof that:
(1) a certified ignition interlock device has been installed on the participant's motor vehicle at an installation service center designated by the device's manufacturer; and
(2) the participant has insurance coverage on the vehicle equipped with the ignition interlock device. The commissioner shall require the participant to present an insurance identification card, policy, or written statement as proof of insurance coverage, and may require the insurance identification card provided be certified by the insurance company to be noncancelable for a period not to exceed 12 months.
(b) A license issued under authority of this section must contain a restriction prohibiting the program participant from driving, operating, or being in physical control of any motor vehicle not equipped with a functioning ignition interlock device certified by the commissioner. A participant may drive an employer-owned vehicle not equipped with an interlock device while in the normal course and scope of employment duties pursuant to the program guidelines established by the commissioner and with the employer's written consent.
(c) A program participant whose driver's license has been revoked under section 169A.52, subdivision 3, paragraph (a), clause (1), (2), or (3), or subdivision 4, paragraph (a), clause (1), (2), or (3), or section 169A.54, subdivision 1, clause (1), (2), (3), or (4), may apply for conditional reinstatement of the driver's license, subject to the ignition interlock restriction.
(d) A program participant whose driver's license has been revoked, canceled, or denied under section 169A.52, subdivision 3, paragraph (a), clause (4), (5), or (6), or subdivision 4, paragraph (a), clause (4), (5), or (6), or section 169A.54, subdivision 1, clause (5), (6), or (7), may apply for a limited license, subject to the ignition interlock restriction, if the program participant is enrolled in a licensed chemical dependency treatment or rehabilitation program as recommended in a chemical use assessment, and if the participant meets the other applicable requirements of section 171.30. After completing a licensed chemical dependency treatment or rehabilitation program and one year of limited license use without violating the ignition interlock restriction, the conditions of limited license use, or program guidelines, the participant may apply for conditional reinstatement of the driver's license, subject to the ignition interlock restriction. If the program participant's ignition interlock device subsequently registers a positive breath alcohol concentration of 0.02 or higher, the commissioner shall cancel the driver's license, and the program participant may apply for another limited license according to this paragraph.
(e) Notwithstanding any statute or rule to the contrary, the commissioner has authority to determine when a program participant is eligible for restoration of full driving privileges, except that the commissioner shall not reinstate full driving privileges until the program participant has met all applicable prerequisites for reinstatement under section 169A.55 and until the program participant's device has registered no positive breath alcohol concentrations of 0.02 or higher during the preceding 90 days.
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.
(a) For purposes of this subdivision, "net revenue" means an amount equal to:
(1) the revenues, including interest and penalties, collected under this section, during the fiscal year; less
(2) in fiscal year 2011, $30,100,000; in fiscal year 2012, $31,100,000; and in fiscal year 2013 and following fiscal years, $32,000,000.
(b) On or before June 30 of each fiscal year, the commissioner of revenue shall estimate the amount of the revenues and subtraction under paragraph (a) for the current fiscal year.
(c) On or after July 1 of the subsequent fiscal year, the commissioner of management and budget shall transfer the net revenue as estimated in paragraph (b) from the general fund, as follows:
(1) 50 percent to the greater Minnesota transit account; and
(2) 50 percent to the county state-aid highway fund. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the commissioner of transportation shall allocate the funds transferred under this clause to the counties in the metropolitan area, as defined in section 473.121, subdivision 4, excluding the counties of Hennepin and Ramsey, so that each county shall receive of such amount the percentage that its population, as defined in section 477A.011, subdivision 3, estimated or established by July 15 of the year prior to the current calendar year, bears to the total population of the counties receiving funds under this clause
(d) For fiscal years 2010 and 2011, the amount under paragraph (a), clause (1), must be calculated using the following percentages of the total revenues:
(1) for fiscal year 2010, 83.75 percent; and
(2) for fiscal year 2011, 93.75 percent.
Notwithstanding section 297A.99, subdivisions 1, 2, 3, 5, and 13, or 477A.016, or any other law, the board of a county outside the metropolitan transportation area, as defined under section 297A.992, subdivision 1, or more than one county outside the metropolitan transportation area acting under a joint powers agreement, may impose (1) a transportation sales tax at a rate of up to one-half of one percent on retail sales and uses taxable under this chapter, and (2) an excise tax of $20 per motor vehicle, as defined in section 297B.01, subdivision 11, purchased or acquired from any person engaged in the business of selling motor vehicles at retail, occurring within the jurisdiction of the taxing authority. The taxes imposed under this section are subject to approval by a majority of the voters in each of the counties affected at a general election who vote on the question to impose the taxes.
The proceeds of the taxes must be dedicated exclusively to payment of the cost of a specific transportation project or improvement. The transportation project or improvement must be designated by the board of the county, or more than one county acting under a joint powers agreement. the taxes must terminate after the project or improvement has been completed.
(a) "Purchase price" means the total consideration valued in money for a sale, whether paid in money or otherwise. The purchase price excludes the amount of a manufacturer's rebate paid or payable to the purchaser. If a motor vehicle is taken in trade as a credit or as part payment on a motor vehicle taxable under this chapter, the credit or trade-in value allowed by the person selling the motor vehicle shall be deducted from the total selling price to establish the purchase price of the vehicle being sold and the trade-in allowance allowed by the seller shall constitute the purchase price of the motor vehicle accepted as a trade-in. The purchase price in those instances where the motor vehicle is acquired by gift or by any other transfer for a nominal or no monetary consideration shall also include the average value of similar motor vehicles, established by standards and guides as determined by the motor vehicle registrar. The purchase price in those instances where a motor vehicle is manufactured by a person who registers it under the laws of this state shall mean the manufactured cost of such motor vehicle and manufactured cost shall mean the amount expended for materials, labor, and other properly allocable costs of manufacture, except that in the absence of actual expenditures for the manufacture of a part or all of the motor vehicle, manufactured costs shall mean the reasonable value of the completed motor vehicle.
(b) The term "purchase price" shall not include the portion of the value of a motor vehicle due solely to modifications necessary to make the motor vehicle disability accessible.
(c) The term "purchase price" shall not include the transfer of a motor vehicle by way of gift between a husband and wife or parent and child, or to a nonprofit organization as provided under subdivision 16, paragraph (c), clause (5), nor shall it include the transfer of a motor vehicle by a guardian to a ward when there is no monetary consideration and the title to such vehicle was registered in the name of the guardian, as guardian, only because the ward was a minor.
(d) The term "purchase price" shall not include the transfer of a motor vehicle as a gift between a foster parent and foster child. For purposes of this subdivision, a foster relationship exists, regardless of the age of the child, if (1) a foster parent's home is or was licensed as a foster family home under Minnesota Rules, parts 9545.0010 to 9545.0260, and (2) the county verifies that the child was a state ward or in permanent foster care.
(e) There shall not be included in "purchase price" the amount of any tax imposed by the United States upon or with respect to retail sales whether imposed upon the retailer or the consumer.
(a) "Sale," "sells," "selling," "purchase," "purchased," or "acquired" means any transfer of title of any motor vehicle, whether absolutely or conditionally, for a consideration in money or by exchange or barter for any purpose other than resale in the regular course of business.
(b) Any motor vehicle utilized by the owner only by leasing such vehicle to others or by holding it in an effort to so lease it, and which is put to no other use by the owner other than resale after such lease or effort to lease, shall be considered property purchased for resale.
(c) The terms also shall include any transfer of title or ownership of a motor vehicle by other means, for or without consideration, except that these terms shall not include:
(1) the acquisition of a motor vehicle by inheritance from or by bequest of, a decedent who owned it;
(2) the transfer of a motor vehicle which was previously licensed in the names of two or more joint tenants and subsequently transferred without monetary consideration to one or more of the joint tenants;
(3) the transfer of a motor vehicle by way of gift between individuals, or gift from a limited used vehicle dealer licensed under section 168.27, subdivision 4a, to an individual, when the transfer is with no monetary or other consideration or expectation of consideration and the parties to the transfer submit an affidavit to that effect at the time the title transfer is recorded;
the voluntary or involuntary transfer of a motor vehicle between a husband and wife in a divorce proceeding; or
(5) the transfer of a motor vehicle by way of a gift to an organization that is exempt from federal income taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code when the motor vehicle will be used exclusively for religious, charitable, or educational purposes.
In lieu of the tax imposed in subdivision 1, there is imposed a tax of $90 on the purchase price of a passenger automobile or a fire truck described in section 297B.025, subdivision 2.
The division shall be responsible and shall utilize state employees for security and public information services in state-owned buildings and state leased-to-own buildings in the Capitol area, as described in section 15B.02; It shall provide such personnel as are required by the circumstances to insure the orderly conduct of state business and the convenience of the public.
All powers, duties and responsibilities heretofore assigned by law to the commissioner of administration relating to the general function of security in such state-owned buildings are hereby transferred to the commissioner of public safety.
Fees charged for contracted security services provided by the Capitol Complex Security Division of the Department of Public Safety must be deposited in an account in the special revenue fund and are annually appropriated to the commissioner of public safety to administer and provide these services.
This section is effective the day following final enactment, and expires on June 30, 2013.
|Appropriations by Fund|
|State Government Special Revenue||7,000||7,000|
|(a) DWI Lab Analysis; Trunk Highway Fund|
Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 161.20, subdivision 3, $1,941,000 each year is from the trunk highway fund for laboratory analysis related to driving-while-impaired cases.
|(b) Criminal History System|
$50,000 the first year and $580,000 the second year from the general fund and, notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 299A.705, subdivision 4, $3,000,000 the first year and $2,000,000 the second year from the vehicle services account in the special revenue fund are to replace the state criminal history system. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until expended. Of this amount, $2,980,000 the first year and $2,580,000 the second year are for a onetime transfer to the Office of Enterprise Technology for start-up costs. Service level agreements must document all project-related transfers under this paragraph. Ongoing operating and support costs for this system shall be identified and incorporated into future service level agreements.
The commissioner is authorized to use funds appropriated under this paragraph for the purposes specified in paragraph (c).
|(c) Criminal Reporting System|
$1,360,000 the first year and $1,360,000 the second year from the general fund are to replace the state's crime reporting system. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until expended. Of these amounts, $1,360,000 the first year and $1,360,000 the second year are for a onetime transfer to the Office of Enterprise Technology for start-up costs. Service level agreements must document all project-related transfers under this paragraph. Ongoing operating and support costs for this system shall be identified and incorporated into future service level agreements.
The commissioner is authorized to use funds appropriated under this paragraph for the purposes specified in paragraph (b).
|(d) Forensic Laboratory|
$125,000 the first year and $125,000 the second year from the general fund and, notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 161.20, subdivision 3, $125,000 the first year and $125,000 the second year from the trunk highway fund are to replace forensic laboratory equipment at the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
$200,000 the first year and $200,000 the second year from the general fund and, notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 161.20, subdivision 3, $200,000 the first year and $200,000 the second year from the trunk highway fund are to improve forensic laboratory staffing at the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
|(e) Livescan Fingerprinting|
$310,000 the first year and $389,000 the second year from the general fund are to maintain Livescan fingerprinting machines. This is a onetime appropriation.
|(f) General Fund Base|
The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension's general fund base is reduced by $1,720,000 in fiscal year 2014 and $2,329,000 in fiscal year 2015 to reflect onetime appropriations.
If the vehicle services special revenue account accrues an unallocated balance in excess of 50 percent of the previous fiscal year's expenditures, the commissioner of public safety shall submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the house of representatives and senate committees with jurisdiction over transportation and public safety policy and finance. The report must contain specific policy and legislative recommendations for reducing the fund balance and avoiding future excessive fund balances. The report is due within three months of the fund balance exceeding the threshold established in this paragraph.
Presented to the governor May 22, 2013
Signed by the governor May 23, 2013, 11:39 a.m.