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CHAPTER 117--H.F.No. 232
An act
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:

    Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 168.1253, subdivision 1, is amended to
read:
    Subdivision 1. Definitions. (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 or legal guardian, child,
or sibling of a person who has died while serving honorably in active service. For the
purposes of this section, an eligibility relationship may be established by birth or adoption.
(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.
EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective August 1, 2011, for registrations
applied for or renewed on or after that date.

    Sec. 2. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 168.33, subdivision 7, is amended to read:
    Subd. 7. Filing fees; allocations. (a) In addition to all other statutory fees and
taxes, a filing fee of:
(1) $4.50 $6 is imposed on every vehicle registration renewal, excluding pro rate
transactions; and
(2) $8.50 $10 is imposed on every other type of vehicle transaction, including pro
rate transactions;.
(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a):
except that (1) 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; and
(2) no filing fee or other fee may be charged for the permanent surrender of a title
for a vehicle.
(c) 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) (d) 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. (e) The
fees collected under this subdivision by the department must be allocated as follows:
(1) of the fees collected under paragraph (a), clause (1):
(i) $4.50 must be deposited in the vehicle services operating account; and
(ii) $1.50 must be deposited:
(A) in the driver and vehicle services technology account until sufficient funds have
been deposited in that account to cover all costs of administration, development, and
initial full deployment of the driver and vehicle services information system; and
(B) after completion of the deposit of funds under clause (1), item (ii), subitem (A),
in the vehicle services operating account; and
(2) of the fees collected under paragraph (a), clause (2):
(i) $3.50 must be deposited in the general fund;
(ii) $5.00 must be deposited in the vehicle services operating account; and
(iii) $1.50 must be deposited:
(A) in the driver and vehicle services technology account until sufficient funds have
been deposited in that account to cover all costs of administration, development, and
initial full deployment of the driver and vehicle services information system; and
(B) after completion of the deposit of funds under clause (2), item (iii), subitem (A),
in the vehicle services operating account.
EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective for fees collected on and after
July 1, 2011.

    Sec. 3. Minnesota Statutes 2010, 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-$22.25
D-$17.25
C-$26.25
C-$21.25
B-$33.25
B-$28.25
A-$41.25
A-$36.25


Classified Under-21 D.L.
D-$22.25
D-$17.25
C-$26.25
C-$21.25
B-$33.25
B-$28.25
A-$21.25
A-$16.25


Enhanced Driver's License
D-$37.25
D-$32.25
C-$41.25
C-$36.25
B-$48.25
B-$43.25
A-$56.25
A-$51.25

Instruction Permit
$10.25$5.25


Enhanced Instruction
Permit
$25.25
$20.25

Provisional License
$13.25$8.25


Enhanced Provisional
License
$28.25
$23.25



Duplicate License or
duplicate identification
card
$11.75$6.75




Enhanced Duplicate
License or enhanced
duplicate identification
card
$26.75
$21.75







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
$11.25


Enhanced Minnesota
identification card
$31.25
$26.25
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.
(d) In addition to the fee required under paragraph (a), a driver's license agent may
charge and retain a filing fee as provided under section 171.061, subdivision 4.
(e) In addition to the fee required under paragraph (a), the commissioner shall
charge a filing fee at the same amount as a driver's license agent under section 171.061,
subdivision 4. Revenue collected under this paragraph must be deposited in the driver
services operating account.
EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2011.

    Sec. 4. [196.053] ACCEPTANCE OF FEDERAL FUNDS.
The commissioner is authorized to apply for and accept federal funding for purposes
of this chapter.
EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2011.

    Sec. 5. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 198.261, is amended to read:
198.261 CANTEEN, COFFEE SHOP, AND WOOD SHOP, AND OTHER
WORK THERAPY PROGRAMS.
Any profits derived from the operation of canteens, coffee shops, and wood shops,
and other work therapy programs at the Minnesota veterans homes shall be used by the
commissioner only for the direct benefit of the residents of the homes.
EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2011.

    Sec. 6. Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 299A.705, subdivision 3, is amended to read:
    Subd. 3. Driver and vehicle services technology account. (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,; the filing
fee revenue collected under section 168.33, subdivision 7; 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.
(c) Following completion of the deposit of filing fee revenue into the driver and
vehicle services technology account as provided under section 168.33, subdivision 7, the
commissioner shall submit a notification to the chairs and ranking minority members
of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance
concerning driver and vehicle services information system implementation, which must
include information on (1) total revenue deposited in the driver and vehicle services
technology account, with a breakdown by sources of funds; (2) total project costs incurred,
with a breakdown by key project components; and (3) an estimate of ongoing system
maintenance costs.
EFFECTIVE DATE.This section is effective July 1, 2011.

    Sec. 7. Laws 2008, chapter 363, article 11, section 9, the effective date, is amended to
read:
EFFECTIVE DATE.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.

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