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47-1143.


47-1143.
   
   A. A motor license agent appointed under the provisions of this title
   shall retain as base compensation those taxes and fees collected and
   retained pursuant to Section 1141.1 of this title, and after payment
   of allowable expenses of the motor license agency as defined in
   subsection C of Section 1146 of this title, shall retain:
   
   1. All amounts remaining from notary and mailing fees received by such
   agent, after payment of all costs of handling and mailing;
   
   2. All profits from any concessions operated in the agent's office;
   
   3. All amounts collected pursuant to subsection H of Section 1111 of
   this title; and
   
   4. An amount not to exceed Forty Thousand Dollars ($40,000.00) for
   each calendar year.
   
   B. A motor license agent shall receive a fee of not more than One
   Dollar ($1.00) for each document notarized and a fee of fifty cents
   ($0.50) for any documents mailed.
   
   C. The Oklahoma Tax Commission shall initiate a mail order vehicle
   registration notification program, which shall consist of notification
   annually to all vehicle owners in this state of such time an owner
   shall register and license his vehicle as provided for in Section 1101
   et seq. of this title. The notification issued by the Commission shall
   include a breakdown of all charges to be paid by the owner, other
   items deemed necessary by the Commission and shall notify the owner
   that he has the option of paying his registration and receiving his
   license plate or decal through the mail directly from the Commission
   or of registering and receiving his license plate or decal from a
   motor license agent. On the back of such registration notification
   forms ordered after the effective date of this act there shall be the
   address of the Oklahoma Tax Commission in large black type and an
   explanation of the apportionment of all license fees and penalties
   collected and their disposition. Such explanation shall include
   information as to all charges included in the total license fee and
   any fees or charges incident to the registration of a motor vehicle,
   to include all fees that a motor license agent is authorized to
   collect. If the owner chooses the option of receiving these services
   through the mail, either from the Commission or the motor license
   agent, he shall then be instructed to pay the final total listed. The
   costs of mailing shall be One Dollar ($1.00) for license plates, fifty
   cents ($0.50) for decals and fifty cents ($0.50) for the mailing of
   any other form, title, decal or device provided for in the Oklahoma
   Vehicle License and Registration Act. Provided however, the Commission
   may adjust any mailing costs from time to time as they deem
   appropriate and as will allow for additional fees the U.S. Postal
   Service may charge.
   
   D. Money received by the Commission for the issuance of any
   registrations, license plates or otherwise shall be apportioned to the
   schools in accordance with other laws controlling such distributions.
   
   E. Failure by an owner of a vehicle to receive registration
   notification as provided for in the Motor Vehicle License and
   Registration Act shall not in any manner relieve such person from the
   obligation of proper and timely registration and licensing of such
   vehicle, and such person shall be subject to any penalties prescribed
   by the Oklahoma Vehicle License and Registration Act.
   
   F. A motor license agent, out of the taxes and fees collected and
   retained pursuant to Section 1141.1 of this title, shall obtain a
   faithful performance surety bond or cash bond in the amount of Thirty
   Thousand Dollars ($30,000.00) or in such additional amount and form
   required by the Commission or by this act, a blanket surety bond or
   cash bond covering adequately all office personnel, necessary
   insurance, necessary office equipment and furniture, and other goods
   and services essential to the proper operation of the motor license
   agency. Provided that the Commission shall have the authority to lower
   such required surety bond to an amount that is commensurate with the
   amount of business conducted by the motor license agent, but in no
   event shall that amount be less than Five Thousand Dollars
   ($5,000.00). Motor license agents shall obtain the surety bond or cash
   bond required by this section only during their first year of
   operation. Thereafter, the motor license agents shall be subject to
   the provisions of Section 1143.1 of this title.
   

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