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Chapter 171

Section 171.06

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171.06 Application for license, permit or identification card; fees.

Subdivision 1. Forms of application. Every application for an instruction permit, for a provisional license, or for a driver's license shall be made upon a form furnished by the department, and every application shall be accompanied by the proper fee. All applications shall be signed in the presence of the person authorized to accept the applications, or the signature on the application may be verified by a notary public.

Subd. 2. Fees. (a) The fees for a license and Minnesota identification card are as follows:

Classified Driver's License D-$18.50 C-$22.50 B-$29.50 A-$37.50 Classified Under-21 D.L. D-$18.50 C-$22.50 B-$29.50 A-$17.50 Instruction Permit $ 9.50 Provisional License $ 9.50 Duplicate License or duplicate identification card $ 8.00 Minnesota identification card or Under-21 Minnesota identification card, other than duplicate, except as otherwise provided in section 171.07, subdivisions 3 and 3a $12.50

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), a person who holds a provisional license and has a driving record free of (1) convictions for a violation of section 169.121, 169.1218, 169.122, or 169.123, (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.

Subd. 2a. Two-wheeled vehicle endorsement fee increased. (a) The fee for any duplicate driver's license which is obtained for the purpose of adding a two-wheeled vehicle endorsement is increased by $18.50 for each first such duplicate license and $13 for each renewal thereof. The additional fee shall be paid into the state treasury and credited as follows:

(1) $11 of the additional fee for each first duplicate license, and $7 of the additional fee for each renewal, must be credited to the motorcycle safety fund which is hereby created; provided that any fee receipts in excess of $750,000 in a fiscal year shall be credited 90 percent to the trunk highway fund and ten percent to the general fund, as provided in section 171.26.

(2) The remainder of the additional fee must be credited to the general fund.

(b) All application forms prepared by the commissioner for two-wheeled vehicle endorsements shall clearly state the amount of the total fee that is dedicated to the motorcycle safety fund.

Subd. 2b. Never effective. See Laws 1991, c 291 art 19 s 11

Subd. 3. Contents of application; other information. An application must state the full name, date of birth, sex and residence address of the applicant, a description of the applicant in such manner as the commissioner may require, and must state whether or not the applicant has theretofore been licensed as a driver; and, if so, when and by what state or country and whether any such license has ever been suspended or revoked, or whether an application has ever been refused; and, if so, the date of and reason for such suspension, revocation, or refusal, together with such facts pertaining to the applicant and the applicant's ability to operate a motor vehicle with safety as may be required by the commissioner. An application for a class C, class B, or class A driver's license also must state the applicant's social security number. An application for a class D driver's license must have a space for the applicant's social security number and state that providing the number is optional, or otherwise convey that the applicant is not required to enter the social security number. The application form must contain a space where the applicant may indicate a desire to make an anatomical gift. If the applicant does not indicate a desire to make an anatomical gift when the application is made, the applicant must be offered a donor document in accordance with section 171.07, subdivision 5. The application form must contain statements sufficient to comply with the requirements of the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (1987), sections 525.921 to 525.9224, so that execution of the application or donor document will make the anatomical gift as provided in section 171.07, subdivision 5, for those indicating a desire to make an anatomical gift. The application form must contain a notification to the applicant of the availability of a living will/health care directive designation on the license under section 171.07, subdivision 7. The application must be in the form prepared by the commissioner.

The application form must be accompanied by a pamphlet containing relevant facts relating to:

(1) the effect of alcohol on driving ability;

(2) the effect of mixing alcohol with drugs;

(3) the laws of Minnesota relating to operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance; and

(4) the levels of alcohol-related fatalities and accidents in Minnesota and of arrests for alcohol-related violations.

The application form must also be accompanied by a pamphlet describing Minnesota laws regarding anatomical gifts and the need for and benefits of anatomical gifts.

Subd. 3a. Middle name. For the purposes of subdivision 3, and section 171.07, subdivision 1, the full name of a married applicant may include, at the option of the applicant, the applicant's family name prior to marriage instead of the applicant's given middle name, notwithstanding the middle name specified on the applicant's marriage certificate.

Subd. 4. Repealed, 1997 c 250 s 17

Subd. 5. Repealed, 1979 c 150 s 2

HIST: (2720-144c) 1939 c 401 s 6; 1949 c 689 s 1,2; 1955 c 798 s 1,2; 1957 c 564 s 2,3; 1959 c 634 s 1; 1965 c 36 s 1; 1971 c 129 s 1; 1971 c 625 s 2; 1971 c 644 s 8,9; 1971 c 659 s 1; 1973 c 59 s 1; 1973 c 698 s 1-3; 1978 c 628 s 1; 1981 c 363 s 31-35; 1982 c 583 s 1; 1985 c 291 s 20; 1986 c 330 s 1; 1986 c 444; 1Sp1986 c 3 art 1 s 82; 1987 c 358 s 111; 1987 c 383 s 14; 1988 c 715 s 2; 1989 c 301 s 6; 1989 c 307 s 20,21; 1990 c 509 s 1; 1990 c 510 s 1; 1990 c 529 s 8; 1990 c 573 s 21; 1991 c 202 s 13; 1991 c 233 s 60; 1991 c 291 art 19 s 1,11; 1992 c 464 art 1 s 23; 1993 c 166 s 1; 1993 c 266 s 21,22; 1994 c 501 s 3; 1994 c 536 s 22; 1994 c 632 art 1 s 5; 1995 c 265 art 2 s 19; 1996 c 275 s 5,6; 1997 c 13 s 1; 1997 c 60 s 1; 1997 c 159 art 2 s 32; 1997 c 250 s 9,18; 3Sp1997 c 3 s 2; 1998 c 388 s 14,15

* NOTE: Subdivision 4 was also amended by Laws 1998, chapter *388, section 16, to read as follows:

* "Subd. 4. Application, filing; fee retained for *expenses. Any applicant for an instruction permit, *provisional license, driver's license, restricted license, or *duplicate license may file an application with a court *administrator of the district court or at a state office. The *administrator or state office shall receive and accept the *application. To cover all expenses involved in receiving, *accepting, or forwarding to the department applications and *fees, the court administrator of the district court may retain a *county fee of $3.50 for each application for a Minnesota *identification card, instruction permit, provisional license, *duplicate license, driver's license, or restricted license. The *amount allowed to be retained by the court administrator of the *district court shall be paid into the county treasury and *credited to the general revenue fund of the county. Before the *end of the first working day following the final day of an *established reporting period, the court administrator shall *forward to the department all applications and fees collected *during the reporting period, less the amount herein allowed to *be retained for expenses. The court administrators of the *district courts may appoint agents to assist in accepting *applications, but the administrators shall require every agent *to forward to the administrators by whom the agent is appointed *all applications accepted and fees collected by the agent, *except that an agent shall retain the county fee to cover the *agent's expenses involved in receiving, accepting or forwarding *the applications and fees. The court administrators shall be *responsible for the acts of agents appointed by them and for the *forwarding to the department of all applications accepted and *those fees collected by agents and by themselves as are required *to be forwarded to the department. The commissioner shall *suspend or revoke the appointment of a license agent or issue a *correction order to a license agent who violates any requirement *of this section or when grounds exist that would justify *revocation or suspension of a deputy registrar appointment under *Minnesota Rules, parts 7406.0800 to 7406.1000. To revoke or *suspend an appointment, the commissioner shall follow procedures *for suspension and revocation hearings set forth in Minnesota *Rules, parts 7406.1100 to 7406.2600."