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Minnesota Chippewa Tribe - Leech Lake Band - Tribal Code

 

Motor Vehicle Code, Ordinance No. 93-01
Registration

1.0. Definitions

2.0. Unregistered or Improperly Registered Vehicle

3.0. Exempt Vehicle

4.0. Registration Application

5.0. Insurance Requirements

6.0. Refusal to Register

7.0. Certificate of Registration

8.0. Registration Plates

9.0. Display of Registration Plates

10.0. Duplicate Registration Plates

11.0. Exemption of Nonresidents

LLOjibwe MVC § 1.0
1.0. Definitions

In this Leech Lake Tribal Ordinance No. the following words and phrases have the below designated meanings.

1.1 Registrar--The Leech Lake Reservation Motor Vehicle Registrar.

1.2 Leech Lake Band--The duly recognized governmental body of the federally recognized Leech Lake Band of Chippewa.

1.3 Leech Lake Reservation--All lands on or near the exterior boundaries whether retained by treaty or executive order all such lands being under the jurisdiction of the Leech Lake Band.

1.4 Mobile Home--A vehicle designed to be towed as a single unit or in sections upon a highway by a motor vehicle and equipped and used, or intended to be used, primarily for human habitation with walls of rigid uncollapsible construction.

1.5 Motor Vehicle--Any vehicle which is self-propelled.

1.6 Owner--Person who holds legal title to a vehicle.

1.7 Vehicle--Every device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway.

1.8 Court--Leech Lake Tribal Court.

Adopted on March 26, 1993.

Leech Lake Ojibwe Motor Vehicle Code § 1.0, LLOjibwe MVC § 1.0



LLOjibwe MVC § 2.0
2.0. Unregistered or Improperly Registered Vehicle

2.1 It is unlawful for any person to operate or allow another to operate on any highway or public road of the Leech Lake Reservation, any motor vehicle, mobile home, trailer, semitrailer or any other vehicle for which registration is specifically required unless at the time of operation the vehicle in question is registered with the Leech Lake Band of Chippewa or is exempt from registration.

2.2 A vehicle may be operated by a private person after the date of purchase of such a vehicle by such private person or after the date such person gains residence on the Leech Lake Reservation if application for registration and certificate of title has been made.

2.3 All vehicles subject to renewal of registration may be operated provided that application for reregistration has been made.

2.4 The penalty for violating subsections 2.1 through 2.3 is a fine not to exceed $1000 and (one thousand dollars) imprisonment of not more than one hundred (100) days. In addition to imposing a fine, the Court may order the violator to make an application for registration or reregistration and to pay all required fees.

Adopted on March 26, 1993.

Leech Lake Ojibwe Motor Vehicle Code § 2.0, LLOjibwe MVC § 2.0




LLOjibwe MVC § 3.0
3.0. Exempt Vehicle

A vehicle operated upon a highway or public road of the Leech Lake Reservation is exempt from registration if such vehicle is:

3.1 operated in accordance with the provisions exempting nonresident or foreign-registered vehicles from registration; or

3.2 a farm vehicle used exclusively in or incidental to agricultural operations; or

3.3 a trailer or semi-trailer permanently equipped with a well-drilling outfit and used exclusively for such purposes; or

3.4 a forklift truck, a specially constructed road or truck tractor used for shunting trailers or semi-trailers in terminal areas or a trailer which is used principally off the highway; or

3.5 a trailer or semi-trailer having a gross weight of 3,000 pounds or less and not used for hire; or

3.6 a trailer or semi-trailer not operated in conjunction with a motor vehicle; or

3.7 a motor vehicle being towed; or

3.8 a piece of road machinery; or

3.9 a motor truck which is operated upon a highway only when directly crossing such highway; or

3.10 a motor vehicle last previously registered in another jurisdiction.

Adopted on March 26, 1993.

Leech Lake Ojibwe Motor Vehicle Code § 3.0, LLOjibwe MVC § 3.0




LLOjibwe MVC § 4.0
4.0. Registration Application

4.1 Application for original registration and for renewal of registration shall be made to the Leech Lake Clerk upon forms provided and shall be accompanied by the required fee.

4.2 Application for registration of a vehicle shall contain the following information:

4.21 the name of the owner; and

4.22 the address of the owner; and

4.23 a description of the vehicle, including make, model, identifying serial number and any other information which the Leech Lake Band may reasonably require for proper identification of the vehicle; and

4.24 the name of the village or reservation district in which the vehicle is kept; and

4.3 If the applicant for a certificate of registration is under eighteen (18) years of age, the application shall be accompanied by a notarized statement from the parent or legal guardian declaring that the applicant has the consent of the parent or legal guardian to register such vehicle. The submission of this required statement by the parent or legal guardian shall not impute any liability for the negligence or misconduct of the applicant while operating such motor vehicle on the highways or public roads. Any person who violates this section may be fined not more than one thousand dollars ($1000) or imprisoned not more than sixty (60) days or both.

Adopted on March 26, 1993.

Leech Lake Ojibwe Motor Vehicle Code § 4.0, LLOjibwe MVC § 4.0




LLOjibwe MVC § 5.0
5.0. Insurance Requirements

All applicants for motor vehicle licenses issued pursuant to this ordinance shall provide the information required on forms provided by the Motor Vehicle Clerk to show that applicant has liability insurance required by Minnesota Statutes Section 65B subsection 41 through subsection 77. Vehicles owned by the Leech Lake Band of Chippewa are exempt from this requirement.

Adopted on March 26, 1993.

Leech Lake Ojibwe Motor Vehicle Code § 5.0, LLOjibwe MVC § 5.0

 




LLOjibwe MVC § 6.0
6.0. Refusal to Register

The Motor Vehicle Clerk shall refuse to register vehicles upon the following grounds:

6.1 Applicant does not reside within the exterior boundaries of the Leech Lake Reservation; or

6.2 The required fees have not been paid; or

6.3 Failure to furnish all information or documents required by the Leech Lake Band pursuant to this Ordinance; or

6.4 Failure to provide a valid certificate of title; or

6.5 Registration is suspended or revoked pursuant to Section 17 of this Ordinance.

Adopted on March 26, 1993.

Leech Lake Ojibwe Motor Vehicle Code § 6.0, LLOjibwe MVC § 6.0

 

LLOjibwe MVC § 7.0
7.0. Certificate of Registration

Upon registering a vehicle the Motor Vehicle Clerk shall issue and deliver to the owner a certificate of registration. The certificate of registration shall contain:

7.1 The name and address of the owner; and

7.2 A brief description of the vehicle; and

7.3 The registration number assigned; and

7.4 The date of expiration of registration.

Adopted on March 26, 1993.

Leech Lake Ojibwe Motor Vehicle Code § 7.0, LLOjibwe MVC § 7.0



LLOjibwe MVC § 8.0
8.0. Registration Plates

8.1 Upon registering a motor vehicle pursuant to this Ordinance, the motor vehicle clerk shall issue to the applicant two (2) registration plates for each automobile, motor truck, school bus or self-propelled mobile home registered. One (1) plate shall be issued for other vehicles registered unless the use of two (2) plates will better serve the interests of law enforcement.

8.2 All registration plates shall have displayed upon them the following:

8.21 The registration number or letters assigned to the vehicle; and

8.22 The name of the Leech Lake Band of Chippewa or an abbreviation thereof; and

8.23 A date of expiration; and

8.24 Treatment with a reflectorized material.

Adopted on March 26, 1993.

Leech Lake Ojibwe Motor Vehicle Code § 8.0, LLOjibwe MVC § 8.0




LLOjibwe MVC § 9.0
9.0. Display of Registration Plates

9.1 When two registration plates are issued for a vehicle, one plate shall be attached to the front and one to the rear of the vehicle. When one registration plate is issued, the plate shall be attached to the front unless the vehicle is a truck tractor or road tractor and then it shall be attached to the rear.

9.2 Registration plates shall be attached firmly and rigidly in a horizontal position and in a conspicuous place. The plates shall at all times be maintained in a legible condition and shall be placed to be readily and distinctly seen and read.

9.3 The following violations shall be subject to a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00):

9.31 Operation of a motor vehicle without current registration plate or insert tag attached; or

9.32 Operation of a motor vehicle with registration plate in an obstructed or non-horizontal manner; or

9.33 Operation of a motor vehicle with a registration plate in an illegible condition.

Adopted on March 26, 1993.

Leech Lake Ojibwe Motor Vehicle Code § 9.0, LLOjibwe MVC § 9.0




LLOjibwe MVC § 10.0
10.0. Duplicate Registration Plates

10.1 When a registration plate is lost, destroyed or becomes illegible, the owner of the vehicle may apply to the motor vehicle clerk for a replacement. Upon satisfactory proof of the loss, destruction or illegibility of the plate and upon the payment of a fee of twenty five dollars ($25.00), the motor vehicle clerk shall issue a replacement. Upon receipt of the replacement the owner of the vehicle shall surrender to the motor vehicle clerk the illegible plate.

10.2 When issuing a replacement plate, the motor vehicle clerk may issue a new plate rather than a duplicate of the original. In this situation, the owner of the vehicle shall surrender both original plates if two (2) plates were originally issued.

10.3 Any person who fails to surrender his illegible plates as required by subsection 10.1 and subsection 10.2 may be fined an amount not to exceed $500.00 (five hundred dollars).

10.4 The motor vehicle clerk shall maintain an accurate and up to date list of all registration plates and duplicate registration plates issued, the number thereof, the name of the owner and the description of the motor vehicle.

Adopted on March 26, 1993.

Leech Lake Ojibwe Motor Vehicle Code § 10.0, LLOjibwe MVC § 10.0




LLOjibwe MVC § 11.0
11.0. Exemption of Nonresidents

11.1 Any vehicle which is registered in another jurisdiction is exempt from the Motor Vehicle Code of the Leech Lake Band of Chippewa providing that such vehicle:

11.11 Carries a registration plate indicating that the vehicle has a valid registration in another jurisdiction; and

11.12 Is owned by a nonresident of the Leech Lake Reservation; and

11.13 The jurisdiction in which the vehicle is validly registered recognizes the valid registration of vehicles from the Leech Lake Band of Chippewa.

11.2 Upon becoming a resident of the Leech Lake Reservation all tribal members immediately become subject to the Motor Vehicle Code of the Leech Lake Band of Chippewa.

Adopted on March 26, 1993.

Leech Lake Ojibwe Motor Vehicle Code § 11.0, LLOjibwe MVC § 11.0




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