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47-1144.


47-1144.
   
   A. Payments for any required registration fees, license plates or
   decals or excise taxes except as otherwise provided by law, may be
   made as follows:
   
   1. By the applicant's personal or company check if presented within
   the period of time required for purchase or renewal of the
   registration and license plates or decals. At the time of presentment,
   the motor license agent may utilize a check verification system
   provided by the Tax Commission to confirm that there are sufficient
   funds to pay the check. Upon notification that there are insufficient
   funds, the agent shall refuse to accept the check or deliver the
   license plate or decal. If an agent fails to utilize the check
   verification system and the check is returned for nonpayment, the
   agent shall not receive any fees for the transaction. No motor license
   agent shall be required to accept any check from any person during any
   penalty period relating to that person's registration; or
   
   2. By a nationally recognized credit card issued to the applicant. The
   Oklahoma Tax Commission may add an amount equal to the amount of the
   service charge incurred, not to exceed four percent (4%) of the amount
   of such payment as a service charge for the acceptance of such credit
   card. For purposes of this paragraph, "nationally recognized credit
   card" means any instrument or device, whether known as a credit card,
   credit plate, charge plate or by any other name, issued with or
   without fee by an issuer for the use of the cardholder in obtaining
   goods, services or anything else of value on credit which is accepted
   by over one thousand merchants in this state. The Oklahoma Tax
   Commission shall determine which nationally recognized credit cards
   will be accepted by a motor license agent as payment for any required
   motor vehicle registration fees, license plates or decals or excise
   taxes. Provided however the Oklahoma Tax Commission must ensure that
   no loss of state revenue will occur by the use of such card.
   
   B. Each motor license agent's office shall be open a minimum of forty
   (40) hours per week, of which four (4) such hours per week shall be in
   the evening hours or on Saturday, subject to the approval of the
   Commission, except during such weeks that contain a legal holiday
   prescribed by the statutes of this state. Provided that the Commission
   may authorize a motor license agent to stay open a lesser period of
   time if the Commission is satisfied that the public is being properly
   served. Provided further, that there shall be at least one motor
   license agent in each county open the hours designated in this
   section. All motor license agents shall post their hours in a
   conspicuous place for the public's information.
   

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