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Title XIX MOTOR VEHICLES, WATERCRAFT AND AVIATION

Chapter 301

Effective - 28 Aug 2012 bottom

  301.069.  Driveaway license plates, restriction on use — annual driveaway license or choice of biennial license, fees — application, contents — violation, penalty. — 1.  A driveaway license plate may not be used on a vehicle used or operated on a highway except for the purpose of transporting vehicles in transit.  Driveaway license plates may not be used by tow truck operators transporting wrecked, disabled, abandoned, improperly parked, or burned vehicles.  Driveaway license plates shall only be used by owners, corporate officers, or employees of the business to which the plate was issued.  For each driveaway license there shall be paid an annual license fee of forty-four dollars and fifty cents for one set of plates or such insignia as the director may issue which shall be attached to the motor vehicle as prescribed in this chapter.  Applicants may choose to obtain biennial driveaway licenses.  The fee for biennial driveaway licenses shall be eighty-nine dollars.  For single trips the fee shall be four dollars, and descriptive insignia shall be prepared and issued at the discretion of the director who shall also prescribe the type of equipment used to attach such vehicles in combinations.

  2.  No driveaway license plates shall be issued by the director of revenue unless the applicant therefor shall make application for such plate and shall therein include:

  (1)  The business name, business street address, and business telephone number of the applicant;

  (2)  The business owner's full name, date of birth, driver's license number or nondriver's license number, residence street address, and residence telephone number;

  (3)  The signature and printed name of the business owner or authorized representative of the business presenting such application; and

  (4)  A statement explaining what the driveaway license plate or plates will be used for.  

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The applicant shall provide certification of proof of financial responsibility, as defined in section 303.020, sufficient to cover each motor vehicle the applicant shall operate or otherwise move on the streets or highways, through use of the driveaway license plate, during the period of registration.  The applicant shall provide such certification by affixing a copy of said certification to the application.  The application shall include a photograph, not to exceed eight inches by ten inches but no less than five inches by seven inches, showing the business building and sign of the applicant's business.  The applicant shall maintain a working landline telephone at the applicant's place of business throughout the registration period.  The applicant shall maintain certification of proof of financial responsibility as described herein throughout the registration period.

  3.  If any of the information required by this section to be reported by the applicant changes during the registration period, the applicant shall report said changes to the department of revenue within ten days of the date of the change.

  4.  Any violation of this section or misrepresentation contained in an application for driveaway license plate shall result in the revocation of the applicant's driveaway license plate and any subsequent application for a driveaway license plate shall be denied for two years from the date of violation.  "Applicant" shall include any officer of a business or any employee or agent thereof.

  5.  Any person who knowingly uses a revoked driveaway license plate shall be deemed guilty of a class A misdemeanor.

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(L. 1969 S.B. 242, A.L. 1984 H.B. 1045, A.L. 2003 H.B. 491, A.L. 2004 S.B. 757 merged with S.B. 1233, et al., A.L. 2012 H.B. 1402)


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