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    Subdivision 1. Unique registration category. A unique vehicle registration category is
established for vehicles known as commuter vans. "Commuter van" means a vehicle having a
capacity of seven to 16 persons that meets the criteria set forth in section 221.011, subdivision 27.
    Subd. 2. Special plates. The registrar shall issue special license plates for a commuter van
as defined in section 221.011, subdivision 27, upon the applicant's compliance with the laws of
Minnesota relating to registration and licensing of motor vehicles and drivers.
    Subd. 3. Eligibility criteria established by commissioner. (a) The commissioner of public
safety, in cooperation with the commissioner of transportation, shall establish criteria and
procedures governing applications for and issuance of plates permitted by this section. The
criteria and procedures may include:
(1) certification of vehicle use as a commuter van;
(2) provision for transfer of special license plates; and
(3) deposit of fees for the registration, sale, and transfer of commuter vans.
(b) The special plate must be designed to specifically identify the vehicle as a commuter van.
History: 1983 c 311 s 2; 1984 c 655 art 1 s 32; 1989 c 140 s 12; 1994 c 536 s 10

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