Motor and Other Vehicles

CHAPTER 31-36.1
Fuel Use Reporting Law

SECTION 31-36.1-3

§ 31-36.1-3. Motor carrier license and identification – Temporary licenses.

(a) Each carrier operating a qualified motor vehicle in two (2) or more jurisdictions shall apply to the administrator for a motor carrier fuel use license upon forms approved by the administrator and shall upon application, pay a license fee of ten dollars ($10.00). The license shall remain in effect until surrendered or revoked under the provisions of § 31-36.1-4. The tax administrator shall, in addition, provide identification devices in the quantity requested to each licensed motor carrier. One such device must be displayed on the exterior portion of each side of the cab of each qualified motor vehicle. The fee for such identification device shall be ten dollars ($10.00) per qualified motor vehicle. Identification devices shall be issued each year by the administrator and shall be displayed on or before March 1.

(b) The administrator may refuse to issue a license if the application for it:

(1) Is filed by a motor carrier whose license at any time theretofore has been revoked by the administrator.

(2) Contains any misrepresentation, misstatement, or omission of material information required by the application.

(3) Is filed by some other motor carrier as a subterfuge of the real motor carrier in interest whose license or registration previously has been revoked for cause by the administrator.

(4) Is filed by any motor carrier who is delinquent in the payment of any fee, tax, penalty, or other amount due the administrator for its account.

The finding may be made by the administrator after granting the applicant a hearing of which the applicant shall be given ten (10) days notice in writing, and in which the applicant shall have the right to appear in person or by counsel and present testimony.

(c) Temporary license. Upon application to the administrator and payment of a fee of ten dollars ($10.00), an unlicensed motor carrier may obtain a temporary license which will authorize one qualified motor vehicle to be operated on the highways of this state, for a period not to exceed ten (10) days, without compliance with the fees imposed in this section, the tax imposed in § 31-36.1-5, and the bond required in § 31-36.1-6.

(d) The administrator may adopt rules and regulations specifying the conditions under which temporary licenses will be issued and providing for their issuance.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1981, ch. 220, § 1; P.L. 1982, ch. 307, § 1; P.L. 1987, ch. 118, art. 18, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 246, art. 22, § 1.)