A. Each operator of a wrecker or towing service licensed pursuant to
Sections 951 through 957 of this title operating a wrecker, wrecker
vehicle, combination wrecker, combination wrecker vehicle, or any
other motor vehicle which:
1. Is required to be registered in this state pursuant to the Oklahoma
Vehicle License and Registration Act except for any vehicle which is
properly registered on a proportional basis pursuant to Section 1120
of this title; and
2. Is used primarily for towing other motor vehicles
shall register such vehicle in accordance with this section.
B. The Oklahoma Tax Commission shall design an appropriate license
plate for all wrecker vehicles registered pursuant to this section.
Such license plates shall be permanent in nature and shall be designed
in such manner as to remain with the vehicle for the duration of the
vehicle's life span or until the title is transferred or the vehicle
is no longer used for the purposes specified in Sections 951 through
957 of this title.
C. When registering the vehicle, a person shall be required to submit
to the Oklahoma Tax Commission or a motor license agent a copy of the
license issued pursuant to law to operate a wrecker or towing service.
In addition, a security verification form as required pursuant to
Sections 7-601.1 and 7-602 of this title shall be presented clearly
setting forth on the face of such verification the vehicle
identification number (VIN) of the vehicle being registered.
D. The owner of any wrecker or towing vehicle not properly registered
pursuant to this section or the Oklahoma Vehicle License and
Registration Act shall be immediately notified in writing by the Tax
Commission, and such owner shall be subject to any penalties and fines
imposed by law for improper registration of a vehicle, for failure to
register a vehicle, or for failure to display a proper commercial
license plate and decal. The owner shall also be subject to revocation
of the owner's license to operate a wrecker or towing service.
E. Whenever a term defined in Section 951 of this title is used in
this section, it shall have the meaning provided in that section.