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47-1133.1.


47-1133.1.
   
   A. Any vehicle, including a station wagon as defined in paragraph 22
   of Section 1102 of this title, which has a combined laden weight of
   eight thousand (8,000) pounds or less and is used primarily for
   business or commercial purposes may be registered, pursuant to Section
   1133 of this title, as a commercial vehicle having a combined laden
   weight over eight thousand (8,000) pounds and less than fifteen
   thousand and one (15,001) pounds. Said registration application shall
   state that such vehicle or station wagon is used for business or
   commercial purposes. Such vehicles or station wagons registered
   pursuant to this section shall be assessed the license fees for such
   commercial vehicle pursuant to Section 1133 of this title.
   
   B. Any person claiming the right to register a vehicle or station
   wagon pursuant to subsection A of this section shall sign an affidavit
   attesting to the fact that such person conducts a business or
   commercial enterprise or is employed by a person conducting a business
   or commercial enterprise that uses said vehicle or station wagon
   primarily for the use of that business or commercial enterprise. Any
   person who signs said affidavit as required by this subsection when
   such person does not believe the information in said affidavit is true
   or knows that it is not true, upon conviction, shall be guilty of
   perjury and shall be punished as provided for by law.
   
   C. Upon initial registration by a person of a vehicle or station wagon
   pursuant to the provisions of this section, and upon transfer of
   ownership of any such vehicle or station wagon, any person claiming
   the right to register a vehicle or station wagon pursuant to
   subsection A of this section shall make further proof that the person
   does in fact conduct a business or commercial enterprise or is
   employed by a person conducting a business or commercial enterprise
   that uses said vehicle or station wagon primarily for the use of that
   business or commercial enterprise by presenting a permit to do
   business pursuant to Section 1364 of Title 68 of the Oklahoma Statutes
   or a Federal Employers Identification Number or, if a sole proprietor,
   a copy of Schedule C from their most recent federal income tax return.
   Any person claiming the right to re-register a vehicle or station
   wagon identified by the words "Commercial Vehicle" pursuant to
   subsection D of this section shall offer the same proof required by
   this subsection for initial registration or transfer of ownership.
   Such proof shall not be necessary if the name of the business or
   commercial enterprise is permanently and prominently displayed upon
   the outside of said vehicle or station wagon.
   
   D. Upon initial registration by a person of a vehicle or station wagon
   pursuant to the provisions of this section, and upon transfer of
   ownership of any such vehicle or station wagon the Commission or its
   motor license agents shall physically inspect such vehicles or station
   wagons to verify that the name of the business or commercial
   enterprise is permanently and prominently displayed upon the outside
   of said vehicle or station wagon or said vehicle or station wagon is
   identified by the words "Commercial Vehicle" permanently and
   prominently displayed upon the outside of the vehicle or station wagon
   in letters not less than two (2) inches high and two (2) inches wide.
   Such letters shall be in sharp contrast to the background and shall be
   of sufficient shape and color as to be readily legible during daylight
   hours from a distance of fifty (50) feet while the vehicle or station
   wagon is not in motion. The Commission or its motor license agent
   shall receive the fee provided for in paragraph 5 of Section 1102 of
   this title for making such inspection.
   
   E. The failure of any owner of a vehicle or station wagon to properly
   label the vehicle or station wagon or to properly utilize the vehicle
   or station wagon for the purposes required by this section shall
   result in the issuance of a new license plate at the rate specified in
   Section 1132 of this title and in addition a penalty of fifty percent
   (50%) of the cost of such license shall be assessed against the owner.
   
   F. In addition to the requirements of Section 1133 of this title, any
   commercial vehicle having a combined laden weight over eight thousand
   (8,000) pounds and less than fifteen thousand and one (15,001) pounds
   shall be subject to the requirements of this section.
   

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