language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to transportation; amending regulation of limousines;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 65B.135; 168.002, subdivision 15; 168.128, subdivisions 2, 3; 221.84, subdivision 1.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
An insurer who provides insurance for limousines, defined in section 168.002, subdivision 15, shall provide insurance in a minimum aggregate amount of $300,000 per accident for each limousine covered.
"Limousine" means a luxury passenger automobile that is not a van or station wagon and has a seating capacity of not more than 12 persons, excluding the driver.
(a) A person who operates a limousine for other than personal use shall register the motor vehicle as provided in this section. (b) A person who operates a limousine for personal use may apply.
The commissioner shall issue limousine plates to the registered owner of a limousine who:
(1) certifies that an insurance policy under section 65B.135 in an aggregate amount of $300,000 per accident is in effect for the entire period of the registration;
(2) provides the commissioner with proof that the passenger automobile license tax and a $10 fee have been paid for each limousine receiving limousine plates; and
(3) complies with this chapter and rules governing the registration of motor vehicles and licensing of drivers.
(c) The limousine plates must be designed to specifically identify the vehicle as a limousine and must be clearly marked with the letters "LM." Limousine 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 commissioner and paying a $5 transfer fee.
(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 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.
"Limousine service" means a service that:
(1) is not provided on a regular route;
(2) is provided in a luxury passenger automobile that is not a van or station wagon and has a seating capacity of not more than 12 persons, excluding the driver;
(3) provides only prearranged pickup; and
(4) charges more than a taxicab fare for a comparable trip.
Presented to the governor April 28, 2014
Signed by the governor April 29, 2014, 10:25 a.m.