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Vehicle Registration Task Force

Active dates:2019-2020
Function:

The Vehicle Registration Task Force is established to study various methods of vehicle registration and the corresponding fee structures. 

At a minimum, the task force must study: how each of the following methods could be implemented in Minnesota in a revenue neutral manner: flat rate, weight-based, value-based, and age-based; a two-year vehicle registration period and any other changes related to timing of vehicle registration periods; the financial effects of any changes considered, including, at a minimum, costs for vehicle owners and deputy registrars; and whether the changes considered will require customization to the vehicle title and registration system and the potential cost of the customization.

By January 15, 2020, the task force must report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the legislative committees with jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance.

History:

The chair of the Legislative Coordinating Commission must convene the first meeting of the Vehicle Registration Task Force by July 1, 2019. At the first meeting, the task force shall elect a chair by a majority vote of those members present.

The meetings of the task force are subject to Minnesota Statutes, chapter 13D. The Legislative Coordinating Commission shall provide administrative services for the task force. The Department of Transportation, the Department of Public Safety, and MNIT Services must provide the task force with general informational and technical support.

The task force expires the day after submission of the report required or on January 16, 2020, whichever is later.

Membership:

The Vehicle Registration Task Force consists of the following 20 members:

  • four senators, including two senators appointed by the senate majority leader and two senators appointed by the senate minority leader;
  • four members of the house of representatives, including two members appointed by the speaker of the house and two members appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives;
  • one member appointed by the governor from the Office of the Governor;
  • the commissioner of transportation or a designee;
  • the chief financial officer of the Department of Transportation or a designee;
  • the commissioner of public safety or a designee;
  • the director of Driver and Vehicle Services Division of the Department of Public Safety or a designee;
  • the chief financial officer of the Department of Public Safety or a designee;
  • the state chief information officer or a designee;
  • the chief financial officer of MN.IT Services or a designee;
  • one deputy registrar appointed by the Minnesota Deputy Registrars Association;
  • one deputy registrar appointed by the Minnesota Deputy Registrar Business Owners Association; and
  • two members, one of whom is familiar with the title and registration process, appointed by the Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association.

Appointing authorities must make initial appointments to the Vehicle Registration Task Force by June 1, 2019.

Note: The Legislative Reference Library may have additional reports on or by this group available through our catalog.
Record last updated: 03/11/2020
 

Additional print information on this group may be available in the Library's collection of agency notebooks. Please contact a librarian for assistance. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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