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8880.0100 DEFINITIONS.

Subpart 1.

Scope.

Unless the language or context clearly suggests a different meaning is intended, words, terms, and phrases used in this chapter have the meanings given them in this part.

Subp. 2.

Bus.

"Bus" has the meaning given it in Minnesota Statutes, section 169.011, subdivision 11.

Subp. 3.

Commissioner.

"Commissioner" means the commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Subp. 4.

Conviction.

"Conviction" has the meaning given it in Minnesota Statutes, section 171.01, subdivision 29.

Subp. 5.

Criminal record.

"Criminal record" means the conviction records of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension in which the last date of discharge from the criminal justice system is less than five years.

Subp. 6.

Department.

"Department" means the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Subp. 7.

Driver.

"Driver" means a person who drives or is in actual physical control of a limousine providing limousine service.

Subp. 8.

For hire.

"For hire" has the meaning given it in Minnesota Statutes, section 221.012, subdivision 14.

Subp. 9.

Limousine.

"Limousine" means an unmarked 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.

Subp. 10.

Limousine operator.

"Limousine operator" means a person who owns or leases and operates a limousine and who is subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 221.84, and this chapter. "Limousine operator" does not include a broker or other person who arranges for, but does not provide, limousine service.

Subp. 11.

Limousine service.

"Limousine service" means a service that:

A.

is not provided on a regular route;

B.

is for hire;

C.

is provided in a limousine;

D.

provides only prearranged pickup; and

E.

charges more than a taxicab fare for a comparable trip.

"Limousine service" does not include service provided by a person who is a private carrier as described in Minnesota Statutes, section 221.012, subdivision 35.

Subp. 12.

Luxury passenger automobile.

"Luxury passenger automobile" means a passenger automobile that does not have a meter and:

A.

has a chassis and wheelbase that have been stretched beyond the length of the manufacturer's original specifications for the vehicle;

B.

is a sedan that the manufacturer characterizes as a luxury automobile in sales or promotional material regularly distributed to the public; or

C.

is a sedan with an original manufacturer's suggested retail price or present fair market value of more than $25,000.

Luxury passenger automobile does not include a bus, pickup truck, station wagon, taxicab, truck, or van.

Subp. 13.

Meter.

"Meter" means a device that measures the distance a motor vehicle travels, records the time a motor vehicle travels or waits, and shows the fare charged for the transportation of passengers.

Subp. 14.

Motor vehicle.

"Motor vehicle" has the meaning given it in Minnesota Statutes, section 169.011, subdivision 42.

Subp. 15.

Permit.

"Permit" means the license issued to a limousine operator under this chapter.

Subp. 16.

Person.

"Person" has the meaning given it in Minnesota Statutes, section 221.012, subdivision 31.

Subp. 17.

Pickup truck.

"Pickup truck" has the meaning given it in Minnesota Statutes, section 168.002, subdivision 26.

Subp. 18.

Political subdivision.

"Political subdivision" means a state agency, a county, a city, or the Metropolitan Airports Commission.

Subp. 19.

Prearranged pickup.

"Prearranged pickup" means limousine transportation initiated at the request of a passenger or a passenger's representative.

Subp. 20.

Public highway.

"Public highway" has the meaning given it in Minnesota Statutes, section 221.012, subdivision 36.

Subp. 21.

Regular route.

"Regular route" means transportation on the public highways that is not prearranged pickup and is habitually conducted between fixed points over fixed routes, or on regular time schedules.

Subp. 22.

Station wagon.

"Station wagon" means a motor vehicle that is not a van, is designed primarily for the transportation of passengers, and is commonly manufactured with storage space for the transportation of property with no barrier or separation between the passenger area and the storage area.

Subp. 23.

Taxicab.

"Taxicab" means a motor vehicle, other than a limousine or bus, used for transporting passengers for compensation as determined by a meter; or by a flat rate schedule, according to the distance traveled, the time elapsed, or number of passengers carried, irrespective of whether the transportation extends beyond the boundary lines of a city.

Subp. 24.

Truck.

"Truck" means a motor vehicle designed and originally manufactured primarily for the transportation of property and not passengers.

Subp. 25.

Unmarked.

"Unmarked" means without visible numbers, letters, symbols, graphic representations, or advertising. The term unmarked does not include a license plate, vehicle identification decal, or other means of identification required by federal law or regulation.

Subp. 26.

Van.

"Van" means a motor vehicle of box-like design that is manufactured, equipped, modified, or converted as a passenger motor vehicle.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 221.84

History:

18 SR 2220

Published Electronically:

December 11, 2008