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28A.09 INSPECTION FEES FOR VENDING MACHINES.
    Subdivision 1. Annual fee; exceptions. Every coin-operated food vending machine is subject
to an annual state inspection fee of $25 for each nonexempt machine except nut vending machines
which are subject to an annual state inspection fee of $10 for each machine, provided that:
(a) Food vending machines may be inspected by either a home rule charter or statutory city,
or a county, but not both, and if inspected by a home rule charter or statutory city, or a county
they shall not be subject to the state inspection fee, but the home rule charter or statutory city, or
the county may impose an inspection or license fee of no more than the state inspection fee. A
home rule charter or statutory city or county that does not inspect food vending machines shall
not impose a food vending machine inspection or license fee.
(b) Vending machines dispensing only gum balls, hard candy, unsorted candy, or ice
manufactured and packaged by another shall be exempt from the state inspection fee, but may
be inspected by the state. A home rule charter or statutory city may impose by ordinance an
inspection or license fee of no more than the state inspection fee for nonexempt machines on the
vending machines described in this paragraph. A county may impose by ordinance an inspection
or license fee of no more than the state inspection fee for nonexempt machines on the vending
machines described in this paragraph which are not located in a home rule charter or statutory city.
(c) Vending machines dispensing only bottled or canned soft drinks are exempt from the
state, home rule charter or statutory city, and county inspection fees, but may be inspected by the
commissioner or the commissioner's designee.
    Subd. 2. Identification; rules. The commissioner may require that a vending machine must
be identified in accordance with rules promulgated pursuant to chapter 14.
History: 1971 c 339 s 9; 1978 c 502 s 2; 1982 c 424 s 130; 1983 c 293 s 54; 1983 c 300
s 4; 1984 c 503 s 1; 1986 c 375 s 2; 1987 c 58 s 1; 1987 c 384 art 3 s 15; 1996 c 407 s 20;
2003 c 128 art 3 s 30