For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms have the meanings given them.
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"Approved office location" means a location in a municipality that has been approved by the commissioner as meeting the requirements of part 7406.0300 but for which a deputy registrar appointment has not been made.
"Certificate of appointment" means the documents appointing the deputy registrar.
"City" means a statutory or home rule charter city.
"Collected" or "collection" means the:
receipt of the payment of motor vehicle registration fees and taxes paid by the customer;
receipt by the deputy registrar from the customer of the completed motor vehicle and other application documents for the transaction; and
issuance of the required inventory for the transaction to the customer by the deputy registrar.
"Commissioner" means the commissioner of public safety.
"Convenience fee" means an additional amount charged to a person's credit card or debit card because the person chooses to pay for a transaction by credit card or debit card.
"Corporation" means a corporation governed by Minnesota Statutes, chapter 302A.
"County auditor" means the county auditor elected in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, chapter 384 or, if the position of county auditor has been abolished or combined with another county office under Minnesota Statutes, section 375A.04, the principal county officer or county office that performs the majority of the functions formerly performed by the position of county auditor.
"Conviction of crime" or "conviction of crimes" means convictions of felonies, gross misdemeanors, and misdemeanors reasonably related to the function of a deputy registrar.
"Deputy registrar" means an individual, government clerk or official, or corporation appointed by the commissioner.
"Discontinuance" or "discontinued" means the immediate suspension, suspension, or revocation of a deputy registrar appointment.
"Existing office" means a deputy registrar office for which the location has been approved and the appointment of the deputy registrar has been made by the commissioner, as specified in the certificate of appointment.
"Incomplete motor vehicle transaction" means a motor vehicle transaction that has not been collected by the deputy registrar.
"Inventory" means license plates, temporary registration permits, month sticker, and motor vehicle registration validation and weight stickers, including, but not limited to: passenger class validation sticker, gross vehicle weight validation sticker, fee validation sticker, and weight designation sticker.
"Metropolitan county" has the meaning given it in Minnesota Statutes, section 473.121, subdivision 4.
"Municipality" includes a statutory city, home rule charter city, town, or township.
"Next working day" means the 24-hour period following the daily close of the deputy registrar's office. A working day does not include:
a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday listed in Minnesota Statutes, section 645.44, subdivision 5;
a nonbanking day of approved state depositories;
a holiday authorized under Minnesota Statutes, section 373.052, subdivision 1, for deputy registrars who are county officers or employees; or
a day that an office is not open for business, upon approval from the commissioner.
"Office" means an existing office unless otherwise specified.
"Person" means an individual, corporation, or governmental organization.
"Proposed office location" means a location that has been submitted to the commissioner for consideration as a deputy registrar office under parts 7406.0300 and 7406.0310, or a move under part 7406.0330.
"Qualified newspaper" means a newspaper that meets the requirements of Minnesota Statutes, chapter 331A.
"Sufficient cause to believe" means grounds that are put forth in good faith; that are not arbitrary, irrational, unreasonable, or irrelevant; that make the proposition asserted more likely than not; and that are based on at least one of the following sources:
written information from an identified person;
facts or statements by the applicant or deputy registrar;
court documents, state records, and police records; or
facts of which the commissioner or the commissioner's employees have personal knowledge.
July 6, 2011
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