Subdivision 1. Scope.
The definitions in this section apply to sections
Subd. 2. City.
"City" means a statutory or home rule charter city.
Subd. 3. Commissioner.
"Commissioner" means the commissioner of natural resources.
Subd. 4. Dealer.
"Dealer" means a person engaged in the business of selling off-road
vehicles at wholesale or retail.
Subd. 5. Manufacturer.
"Manufacturer" means a person engaged in the business of
manufacturing off-road vehicles.
Subd. 6. Off-road.
"Off-road" means on trails or nonpublic roads or for cross-country travel
on natural terrain. For purposes of sections
, nonpublic roads include state
forest roads, county forest roads, and other roads and trails that are not operated by a public road
authority as defined in section
160.02, subdivision 25
Subd. 7. Off-road vehicle.
"Off-road vehicle" or "vehicle" means a motor-driven recreational
vehicle capable of cross-country travel on natural terrain without benefit of a road or trail.
Off-road vehicle does not include a snowmobile; an all-terrain vehicle; a motorcycle; a watercraft;
a farm vehicle being used for farming; a vehicle used for military, fire, emergency, or law
enforcement purposes; a construction or logging vehicle used in the performance of its common
function; a motor vehicle owned by or operated under contract with a utility, whether publicly or
privately owned, when used for work on utilities; a commercial vehicle being used for its intended
purpose; snow-grooming equipment when used for its intended purpose; or an aircraft.
Subd. 8. Off-road vehicle use area.
"Off-road vehicle use area" means an area that is posted
or designated for off-road vehicle use in accordance with rules adopted by the managing authority.
Subd. 9. Owner.
"Owner" means a person, other than a person with a security interest, that
has a property interest in or title to an off-road vehicle and is entitled to the use and possession
of the vehicle.
Subd. 10. Person.
"Person" has the meaning given in section
Subd. 11. Public road right-of-way.
"Public road right-of-way" means the entire
right-of-way of a roadway that is not privately owned, including the traveled portions, banks,
ditches, shoulders, and medians.
Subd. 12. Off-road vehicle staging area.
"Off-road vehicle staging area" means a parking
lot, trail head, campground, or other location to or from which an off-road vehicle is transported
by truck, trailer, or other motor vehicle so that it may be placed into operation or removed from
operation on public lands. Off-road vehicle staging area does not include a location to which an
off-road vehicle is transported primarily for servicing, maintenance, repair, storage, or sale.
History: 1993 c 311 art 2 s 1; 2004 c 162 art 3 s 3