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CHAPTER 251--S.F.No. 3069

An act

relating to motor vehicles; requiring commissioner of public safety to issue special 2008 U.S. Women's Open temporary permits.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

U.S. OPEN SPECIAL TEMPORARY PERMITS.

Subdivision 1.

Definitions.

(a) "Committee" means the 2008 U.S. Women's Open Committee.

(b) "Commissioner" means the commissioner of public safety.

Subd. 2.

Issuance and design.

Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 168.1293, upon the request of the committee, the commissioner shall issue to the committee a minimum of 250 special temporary permits for use in connection with the 2008 United States Golf Association Women's Open Championship. The special temporary permits must be of a design approved by the commissioner after consultation with the committee. The permits may be displayed only on a passenger vehicle, the use of which has been donated for the open championship by the vehicle manufacturer. The permits are valid from the date of issuance until July 4, 2008.

Subd. 3.

Fees.

The commissioner shall collect a fee of $10 for each pair of special temporary permits issued under this section. All fees received under this section must be deposited in the special revenue fund and credited to the vehicle services operating account.

Subd. 4.

Application.

In requesting special temporary permits under this section, the committee shall provide the following information to the commissioner at least 60 days before the start of the period for which the permits are requested:

(1) the dates of the period for which the permits are requested;

(2) the name, address, and telephone number of an authorized representative of the committee;

(3) the quantity of permits requested; and

(4) a certification that the insurance required under Minnesota Statutes, section 65B.49, subdivision 3, will be provided for each vehicle for which special temporary permits are provided under this section.

Subd. 5.

Liability.

If a parking violation citation is issued for a violation committed by a driver of a vehicle displaying special temporary permits issued under this section, the committee is liable for the amount of fine, penalty assessment, late payment penalty, or cost of warrants issued in connection with the violation unless, within 15 days after receiving knowledge of the violation, the committee provides to the issuing authority the following information to the extent available: the driver's full name; home address; local address, if any; license number; and employer's name and address. If the committee is relieved of liability under this subdivision, the person who committed the violation remains liable for the violation.

EFFECTIVE DATE.

This section is effective the day following final enactment.

Presented to the governor April 28, 2008

Signed by the governor April 30, 2008, 3:20 p.m.

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