Section 1 provides that a restored pioneer vehicle, as newly defined in section 3 of this bill, may be taxed and registered as current law provides for a vehicle manufactured prior to 1936 that is owned and operated as a collector’s item.
Section 2 specifies that a restored pioneer vehicle is not classified as a reconstructed vehicle.
Section 3 defines “restored pioneer vehicle” in the motor vehicle title chapter of statutes. It is a vehicle that was manufactured before 1919, containing replaced essential parts to restore or retain the character and appearance of the original vehicle.
Section 4 states requirements for an application for a certificate of title on a restored pioneer vehicle. The application must include evidence of the manufacturer’s year, make, model, and valid identification number for the vehicle. If the application is insufficient, the commissioner may require additional documentation.
Section 5 is deleted by the A-1 amendment.
Section 6 provides that a certificate of title issued for a restored pioneer vehicle must include the valid identifying number provided by the applicant under section 4 of this bill, along with the original vehicle manufacture year, not the year of restoration. The title must not bear a “reconstructed vehicle” brand.
Section 7 allows for issuance of a replacement title for a restored pioneer vehicle that has a Minnesota title that was issued before August 1, 2012.
Section 8 requires the owner of a vehicle that was altered to become a restored pioneer vehicle to apply for a certificate of title and surrender any existing certificate of title.
Section 8 (inserted by A-1 amendment) provides that the law requiring title branding (in consumer protection chapter of statutes) does not apply to restored pioneer vehicles.