TITLE 31
Motor and Other vehicles

CHAPTER 31-47.4
Uninsured Motorist Identification Database Procedure

SECTION 31-47.4-4


§ 31-47.4-4 Notice – Proof – Revocation of registration – False statement – Penalties.

(a) If the comparison under § 31-47.4-2 shows that a motor vehicle is not insured for three (3) consecutive months, the division of motor vehicles shall direct that the designated agent provide notice to the owner of the motor vehicle that the owner has fifteen (15) days to provide to the designated agent:

(1) Proof of owner's or operator's security; or

(2) Proof of exemption from the owner's or operator's security requirements.

(b) If an owner of a motor vehicle fails to provide satisfactory proof of owner's or operator's security to the designated agent, the designated agent shall:

(1) Provide a second (2nd) notice to the owner of the motor vehicle that the owner now has fifteen (15) days to provide:

(i) Proof of owner's or operator's security; or

(ii) Proof of exemption from the owner's or operator's security requirements;

(c) For each notice provided, the designated agent shall:

(i) Indicate information relating to the owner's failure to provide proof of owner's or operator's security in the database;

(ii) Provide this information to the division of motor vehicles; and

(d) If the designated agent notifies the department of motor vehicles that an owner of a motor vehicle failed to provide satisfactory proof of owner's or operator's security to the designated agent, the division of motor vehicles:

(1) Shall revoke the registration;

(2) Shall provide appropriate notices of the revocation, the legal consequences of operating a vehicle with revoked registration and without owner's or operator's security and instructions on how to get the registration reinstated.

(e) A registration that has been revoked under this section shall not be reinstated and a new license or registration shall not be issued to the holder of the revoked registration until the person:

(1) Pays to the division of motor vehicles an administrative reinstatement fee of two hundred fifty dollars ($250), the fee imposed by the section is in addition to any other fines or penalties imposed by law;

(2) Complies with the other requirements of this act. The fee imposed by this section is in addition to any other fees or penalties imposed by law.

(f) The department of motor vehicles may direct the designated agent to provide the notices under subsection (d)(2).

(g) Any action by the division of motor vehicles to revoke the registration of a motor vehicle under this section may be in addition to an action by a law enforcement agency to impose the penalties.

(h)(1) A person may not provide a false or fraudulent statement to the division of motor vehicles or designated agent.

(2) In addition to any other penalties, a person who violates paragraph (h)(1) is guilty of a misdemeanor.

(i) This section does not affect other actions or penalties that may be taken or imposed for violation of the owner's and operator's security requirements of this title.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2013, ch. 316, § 1; P.L. 2013, ch. 372, § 1.)