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116J.70 DEFINITIONS.

Subdivision 1.Application.

For the purposes of sections 116J.69 to 116J.71, the terms defined in this section have the meanings given them.

Subd. 2.Business license.

"Business license" or "license" means any permit, registration, certification, or other form of approval authorized by statute or rule to be issued by any agency or instrumentality of the state of Minnesota as a condition of doing business in Minnesota. The term also includes, when applicable, the substantive and procedural criteria governing the qualifications for, and issuance and maintenance of, a business license.

Subd. 2a.License; exceptions.

"Business license" or "license" does not include the following:

(1) any occupational license or registration issued by a licensing board listed in section 214.01 or any occupational registration issued by the commissioner of health pursuant to section 214.13;

(2) any license issued by a county, home rule charter city, statutory city, township, or other political subdivision;

(3) any license required to practice the following occupation regulated by the following sections:

(i) abstracters regulated pursuant to chapter 386;

(ii) accountants regulated pursuant to chapter 326A;

(iii) adjusters regulated pursuant to chapter 72B;

(iv) architects regulated pursuant to chapter 326;

(v) assessors regulated pursuant to chapter 270;

(vi) athletic trainers regulated pursuant to chapter 148;

(vii) attorneys regulated pursuant to chapter 481;

(viii) auctioneers regulated pursuant to chapter 330;

(ix) barbers and cosmetologists regulated pursuant to chapter 154;

(x) boiler operators regulated pursuant to chapter 326B;

(xi) chiropractors regulated pursuant to chapter 148;

(xii) collection agencies regulated pursuant to chapter 332;

(xiii) dentists, registered dental assistants, and dental hygienists regulated pursuant to chapter 150A;

(xiv) detectives regulated pursuant to chapter 326;

(xv) electricians regulated pursuant to chapter 326B;

(xvi) mortuary science practitioners regulated pursuant to chapter 149A;

(xvii) engineers regulated pursuant to chapter 326;

(xviii) insurance brokers and salespersons regulated pursuant to chapter 60A;

(xix) certified interior designers regulated pursuant to chapter 326;

(xx) midwives regulated pursuant to chapter 147D;

(xxi) nursing home administrators regulated pursuant to chapter 144A;

(xxii) optometrists regulated pursuant to chapter 148;

(xxiii) osteopathic physicians regulated pursuant to chapter 147;

(xxiv) pharmacists regulated pursuant to chapter 151;

(xxv) physical therapists regulated pursuant to chapter 148;

(xxvi) physician assistants regulated pursuant to chapter 147A;

(xxvii) physicians and surgeons regulated pursuant to chapter 147;

(xxviii) plumbers regulated pursuant to chapter 326B;

(xxix) podiatrists regulated pursuant to chapter 153;

(xxx) practical nurses regulated pursuant to chapter 148;

(xxxi) professional fund-raisers regulated pursuant to chapter 309;

(xxxii) psychologists regulated pursuant to chapter 148;

(xxxiii) real estate brokers, salespersons, and others regulated pursuant to chapters 82 and 83;

(xxxiv) registered nurses regulated pursuant to chapter 148;

(xxxv) securities brokers, dealers, agents, and investment advisers regulated pursuant to chapter 80A;

(xxxvi) steamfitters regulated pursuant to chapter 326B;

(xxxvii) teachers and supervisory and support personnel regulated pursuant to chapter 125;

(xxxviii) veterinarians regulated pursuant to chapter 156;

(xxxix) water conditioning contractors and installers regulated pursuant to chapter 326B;

(xl) water well contractors regulated pursuant to chapter 103I;

(xli) water and waste treatment operators regulated pursuant to chapter 115;

(xlii) motor carriers regulated pursuant to chapter 221;

(xliii) professional firms regulated under chapter 319B;

(xliv) real estate appraisers regulated pursuant to chapter 82B;

(xlv) residential building contractors, residential remodelers, residential roofers, manufactured home installers, and specialty contractors regulated pursuant to chapter 326B;

(xlvi) licensed professional counselors regulated pursuant to chapter 148B;

(4) any driver's license required pursuant to chapter 171;

(5) any aircraft license required pursuant to chapter 360;

(6) any watercraft license required pursuant to chapter 86B;

(7) any license, permit, registration, certification, or other approval pertaining to a regulatory or management program related to the protection, conservation, or use of or interference with the resources of land, air, or water, which is required to be obtained from a state agency or instrumentality; and

(8) any pollution control rule or standard established by the Pollution Control Agency or any health rule or standard established by the commissioner of health or any licensing rule or standard established by the commissioner of human services.

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