168.1296 CRITICAL HABITAT PLATES.
Subdivision 1. General requirements and procedures.
(a) The commissioner shall issue
critical habitat plates to an applicant who:
(1) is a registered owner of a passenger automobile or recreational vehicle;
(2) pays a fee of $10 to cover the costs of handling and manufacturing the plates;
(3) pays the registration tax required under section
(4) pays the fees required under this chapter;
(5) contributes a minimum of $30 annually to the Minnesota critical habitat private sector
matching account established in section
(6) complies with this chapter and rules governing registration of motor vehicles and
licensing of drivers.
(b) The critical habitat plate application must indicate that the annual contribution specified
under paragraph (a), clause (5), is a minimum contribution to receive the plate and that the
applicant may make an additional contribution to the account.
(c) Owners of recreational vehicles under paragraph (a), clause (1), are eligible only for
special critical habitat license plates for which the designs are selected under subdivision 2,
on or after January 1, 2006.
(d) Special critical habitat license plates, the designs for which are selected under subdivision
2, on or after January 1, 2006, may be personalized according to section
168.12, subdivision 2a
Subd. 2. Design.
After consultation with interested groups, the commissioner of natural
resources and the commissioner shall jointly select a suitable symbol for use by the commissioner
to design the plates.
Subd. 3. No refund.
Contributions under this section must not be refunded.
Subd. 4. Plate transfers.
168.12, subdivision 1
, on payment of
a transfer fee of $5, plates issued under this section may be transferred to another passenger
automobile registered to the person to whom the plates were issued.
Subd. 5. Contribution and fees credited.
Contributions under subdivision 1, paragraph
(a), clause (5), must be paid to the commissioner and credited to the Minnesota critical habitat
private sector matching account established in section
. The fees collected under this
section must be deposited in the vehicle services operating account of the special revenue fund
Subd. 6. Record.
The commissioner shall maintain a record of the number of plates issued
under this section.
History: 1995 c 220 s 112; 1996 c 455 art 4 s 8; 1997 c 226 s 43; 1Sp2005 c 1 art 2 s 138;
1Sp2005 c 6 art 2 s 18; 2006 c 212 art 1 s 23