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168C.04 Registration requirements, fee, account, appropriation.

Subdivision 1. Three-year registration fee; procedures. The registration fee for bicycles is $9 after July 1, 1991. These fees must be paid at the time of registration. The fees, and any donations in excess of the fees, must be deposited in a bicycle transportation account in the special revenue fund. Proof of ownership is required for registration. Bicycles lacking proof of ownership may be registered if there is no evidence that the bicycle is stolen. The registration is valid for three calendar years. A person registering a bicycle may add an additional amount to the registration fee, and all amounts so added must be deposited in the same manner as registration fees. A person registering a bicycle must, at the time of registration, be informed that a registrant may add an additional amount to the fee and that all such additional amounts will be used for the purposes specified in subdivision 2.

Subd. 2. Bicycle transportation account; money allocated. A bicycle transportation account is created in the special revenue fund. All funds in the account, up to a maximum of $160,000 in a fiscal year, are annually appropriated as follows:

(1) one-half to the commissioner of transportation for the development of bicycle transportation and recreational facilities on public highways, including but not limited to bicycle lanes and ways on highways, off-road bicycle trails, and bicycle mapping; and

(2) one-half to the commissioner of public safety for bicycle safety programs, administration of the bicycle registration program, and public information and education designed to encourage participation in the program.

Subd. 3. Considerations before money distributed. An agency of the state expending funds from the bicycle transportation account must, in making expenditures for the purposes of subdivision 2, paragraph (c), give consideration to participation or nonparticipation by a political subdivision in the bicycle registration program as provided in section 168C.13 and the extent of local public participation in the program before approving a project or expenditure in that political subdivision.

Subd. 4. Repealed by amendment, 1991 c 233 s 59

HIST: 1976 c 199 s 4; 1984 c 572 s 1; 1986 c 444; 1991 c 233 s 59; 2002 c 371 art 1 s 33

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