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47-6-101.


47-6-101.


    A.  No person, except those hereinafter expressly exempted in
Section 6-102 of this title, shall operate any motor vehicle upon a
highway in this state unless the person has a valid Oklahoma driver
license for the class of vehicle being operated under the provisions
of this title.  No person shall be permitted to possess more than one
valid license at any time.
    B.  1.  No person shall operate a Class A commercial motor
vehicle unless the person is eighteen (18) years of age or older and
holds a valid Class A commercial license, except as provided in
paragraph 5 of this subsection.  Any person holding a valid Class A
commercial license shall be permitted to operate motor vehicles in
Classes A, B, C, and D, except as provided for in paragraph 4 of this
subsection.
    2.  No person shall operate a Class B commercial motor vehicle
unless the person is eighteen (18) years of age or older and holds a
valid Class B commercial license.  Any person holding a valid Class B
commercial license shall be permitted to operate motor vehicles in
Classes B, C, and D, except as provided for in paragraph 4 of this
subsection.
    3.  No person shall operate a Class C commercial motor vehicle
unless the person is eighteen (18) years of age or older and holds a
valid Class C commercial license.  Any person holding a valid Class C
commercial license shall be permitted to operate motor vehicles in
Classes C and D, except as provided for in paragraph 4 of this
subsection.
    4.  No person under twenty-one (21) years of age shall be
licensed to operate any motor vehicle which is required to be
placarded for hazardous materials pursuant to 49 C.F.R., Part 172,
subpart F; provided, the Department of Public Safety shall provide by
rule promulgated pursuant to the Administrative Procedures Act,
Section 250 et seq. of Title 75 of the Oklahoma Statutes, that a
person under twenty-one (21) years of age may be licensed to operate
a farm vehicle or, if such person is the operator of or employed by
the operator of a farm retail outlet, any vehicle which is required
to be placarded for hazardous materials pursuant to 49 C.F.R., Part
172, subpart F, if such licensure will not result in the loss of
federal funds to this state pursuant to federal law or regulation.
    5.  A person at least seventeen (17) years of age who
successfully completes all examinations required by law may be issued
by the Department:
         a.   a restricted Class A commercial license which shall
              grant to the licensee the privilege to operate a Class
              A or Class B commercial motor vehicle for harvest
              purposes or a Class D motor vehicle, or
         b.   a restricted Class B commercial license which shall
              grant to the licensee the privilege to operate a Class
              B commercial motor vehicle for harvest purposes or a
              Class D motor vehicle.
    6.  No person shall operate a Class D motor vehicle unless the
person is sixteen (16) years of age or older and holds a valid Class
D license, except as provided for in Section 6-102 or 6-105 of this
title.  Any person holding a valid Class D license shall be permitted
to operate motor vehicles in Class D only.
    C.  Any person issued a driver license pursuant to this section
may exercise the privilege thereby granted upon all streets and
highways in this state.
    D.  No person shall operate a motorcycle, motor-driven cycle, or
a motorized bicycle without having a valid Class A, B, C, or D
license with a motorcycle endorsement.  Except as otherwise provided
by law, any new applicant for an original driver license shall be
required to successfully complete a written examination, vision
examination, and driving examination for a motorcycle as prescribed
by the Department of Public Safety to be eligible for a motorcycle
endorsement thereon.
    E.  Except as otherwise provided by law, any person who lawfully
possesses a valid Oklahoma driver license which is eligible for
renewal shall be required to successfully complete a written
examination, vision examination, and driving examination for a
motorcycle as prescribed by the Department to be eligible for a
motorcycle endorsement; provided, however, the Department may waive
all such examinations until July 1, 2000, upon satisfactory proof
that the applicant has regularly operated a motorcycle, motor-driven
cycle, or motorized bicycle for a minimum of two (2) years
immediately preceding the application.
    F.  1.  Any person eighteen (18) years of age or older may apply
for a restricted Class A, B, or C commercial license.  The
Department, after the applicant has passed all parts of the
examination for and has been issued a Class D license and has
successfully passed all parts of the examination for a Class A, B, or
C commercial license other than the driving examination, may issue to
the applicant a restricted driver license which shall entitle the
applicant having immediate possession of the license to operate a
Class A, B, or C commercial motor vehicle upon the public highways
solely for the purpose of behind-the-wheel training in accordance
with rules promulgated by the Department.
    2.  This restricted driver license shall be issued for a period
as determined by federal regulation and shall be nonrenewable;
provided, such restricted license may be suspended, revoked,
canceled, or denied at the discretion of the Department for violation
of the restrictions, for failing to give the required or correct
information on the application, or for violation of any traffic laws
of this state pertaining to the operation of a motor vehicle.  Except
as otherwise provided, the lawful possessor of a restricted license
who has been issued a restricted license for a minimum of thirty (30)
days may have the restriction requiring an accompanying driver
removed by satisfactorily completing a driver's examination;
provided, the removal of a restriction shall not authorize the
operation of a Class A, B, or C commercial motor vehicle if such
operation is otherwise prohibited by law.  The Department shall cause
an examination to be conducted not more than three times during the
first six (6) months after the date of issuance of the restricted
license and not more than one time every three (3) months thereafter
upon request of the lawful possessor thereof.
    G.  1.  The fee charged for an approved application for an
original Oklahoma driver license or an approved application for the
addition of an endorsement to a current valid Oklahoma driver license
shall be assessed in accordance with the following schedule:
    Class A Commercial License              $25.00
    Class B Commercial License              $15.00
    Class C Commercial License              $15.00
    Class D License                         $ 4.00
    Motorcycle Examination                  $ 4.00
    2.  Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 1104 of this title,
all monies collected from the fees charged for Class A, B, and C
commercial licenses pursuant to the provisions of this subsection
shall be deposited in the General Revenue Fund of this state.
    H.  The fee charged for any failed examination shall be Four
Dollars ($4.00) for any license classification.  Notwithstanding the
provisions of Section 1104 of this title, all monies collected from
such examination fees pursuant to the provisions of this subsection
shall be deposited in the General Revenue Fund of the state.
    I.  In addition to any fee charged pursuant to the provisions of
subsection G of this section, the fee charged for the issuance or
renewal of an Oklahoma license shall be in accordance with the
following schedule:
    Class A Commercial License              $35.00
    Class B Commercial License              $35.00
    Class C Commercial License              $25.00
    Class D License                         $15.00
    J.  All original and renewal driver licenses shall expire four
(4) years from the last day of the month in which the license was
issued.
    K.  Any person sixty-two (62) years of age or older during the
calendar year of issuance or renewal of a Class D license or
motorcycle endorsement shall be charged the following prorated fee:
    Age 62                                  $11.25
    Age 63                                  $ 7.50
    Age 64                                  $ 3.75
    Age 65                                   -0-
    L.  The Department of Public Safety and the Oklahoma Tax
Commission are authorized to promulgate rules for the issuance and
renewal of driver licenses authorized pursuant to the provisions of
Sections 6-101 through 6-309 of this title.  Applications, upon forms
approved by the Department of Public Safety, for such licenses shall
be handled by the motor license agents; provided, the Department of
Public Safety is authorized to assume these duties in any county of
this state.  Each motor license agent accepting applications for
driver licenses shall receive Two Dollars ($2.00) to be deducted from
the total collected for each license or renewal application accepted.
The two-dollar fee received by the motor license agent shall be used
for operating expenses.
    M.  For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1994, and for each
fiscal year thereafter, notwithstanding the provisions of Section
1104 of this title and subsection L of this section and except as
provided in subsection G of this section, the first Sixty Thousand
Dollars ($60,000.00) of all monies collected pursuant to this section
shall be paid by the Oklahoma Tax Commission to the State Treasurer
to be deposited in the General Revenue Fund of the State Treasury.
    N.  The next Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00) of
monies collected pursuant to this section shall be paid by the
Oklahoma Tax Commission to the State Treasurer to be deposited each
fiscal year under the provisions of this section to the credit of the
Department of Public Safety Revolving Fund for the purpose of the
Statewide Law Enforcement Communications System.  All other monies
collected in excess of Five Hundred Sixty Thousand Dollars
($560,000.00) each fiscal year shall be apportioned as provided in
Section 1104 of this title, except as provided in subsection L of
this section.
    O.  If funds are appropriated for purposes specified by this
subsection, the Department of Public Safety may implement a procedure
whereby images displayed on licenses issued pursuant to the
provisions of Sections 6-101 through 6-309 of this title can be
maintained by the Department to create photographs which may be used
only by a law enforcement agency for purposes of criminal
investigations, missing person investigations, or any law enforcement
purpose which is deemed necessary by the Commissioner of Public
Safety.  The computer system acquired for this purpose must conform
to industry standards for interoperability and open architecture.
The Department of Public Safety may promulgate rules to implement the
provisions of this subsection.





emerg. eff. June 15, 1991.  
1992, c. 373, ' 22, eff. July 1, 1992.  
repealed b.  


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