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47-1151.


47-1151.
   
   A. It shall be unlawful for any person to commit any of the following
   acts:
   
   1. To lend or to sell to, or knowingly permit the use of by, one not
   entitled thereto any certificate of title, license plate or decal
   issued to or in the custody of the person so lending or permitting the
   use thereof;
   
   2. To alter or in any manner change a certificate of title,
   registration certificate, license plate or decal issued under the laws
   of this or any other state;
   
   3. To procure from another state or country, or display upon any
   vehicle owned by such person within this state, except as otherwise
   provided in the Oklahoma Vehicle License and Registration Act, any
   license plate issued by any state or country other than this state,
   unless there shall be displayed upon such vehicle at all times the
   current license plate and decal assigned to it by the Oklahoma Tax
   Commission or the vehicle shall display evidence that the vehicle is
   registered as a nonresident vehicle pursuant to rules promulgated by
   the Tax Commission, with the concurrence of the Department of Public
   Safety. A violation of the provisions of this paragraph shall be
   presumed to have occurred if a person who is the holder of an Oklahoma
   driver license operates a vehicle owned by such person on the public
   roads or highways of this state and there is not displayed on the
   vehicle a current Oklahoma license plate and decal, unless the vehicle
   is owned by a member of the Armed Forces of the United States assigned
   to duty in this state in compliance with official military or naval
   orders or the spouse of such a member of the Armed Forces;
   
   4. To drive, operate or move, or for the owner to cause or permit to
   be driven or moved, upon the roads, streets or highways of this state,
   any vehicle loaded in excess of its registered laden weight, or which
   is licensed for a capacity less than the manufacturer's rated capacity
   as provided for in the Oklahoma Vehicle License and Registration Act;
   
   5. To operate a vehicle without proper license plate or decal or on
   which all taxes due the state have not been paid;
   
   6. To buy, sell or dispose of, or possess for sale, use or storage,
   any secondhand or used vehicle on which the registration or license
   fee has not been paid, as required by law, and on which vehicle the
   person neglects, fails or refuses to display at all times the license
   plate or decal assigned to it;
   
   7. To give a fictitious name or fictitious address or make any
   misstatement of facts in application for certificate of title and
   registration of a vehicle;
   
   8. To purchase a license plate on an assigned certificate of title.
   This particular paragraph shall be applicable to all persons except
   bona fide registered dealers in used cars who are holders of current
   and valid used car dealers' licenses;
   
   9. To operate a vehicle upon the highways of this state after the
   registration deadline for that vehicle without a proper license plate,
   as prescribed by the Oklahoma Vehicle License and Registration Act,
   for the current year;
   
   10. For any owner of a vehicle registered on the basis of laden weight
   to fail or refuse to weigh or reweigh it when requested to do so by
   any enforcement officer charged with the duty of enforcing this law;
   
   11. To operate or possess any vehicle which bears a motor number or
   serial number other than the original number placed thereon by the
   factory except a number duly assigned and authorized by the state;
   
   12. For any motor license agent to release a license plate, a
   manufactured home registration receipt, decal or excise tax receipt to
   any unauthorized person or source, including any dealer in new or used
   motor vehicles. Violation of this paragraph shall constitute
   sufficient grounds for discharge of a motor license agent by the Tax
   Commission;
   
   13. To operate any vehicle registered as a commercial vehicle without
   the lettering requirements of Section 1102 of this title; or
   
   14. To operate any vehicle in violation of the provisions of Sections
   7-600 through 7-606 of this title while displaying a yearly decal
   issued to the owner who has filed an affidavit with the appropriate
   motor license agent in accordance with Section 7-607 of this title.
   
   Any person convicted of violating the provisions of this subsection
   shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be
   punished by a fine not to exceed One Hundred Dollars ($100.00).
   Employees of the Motor Vehicle Division of the Tax Commission may be
   authorized by the Tax Commission to issue citations for a violation of
   paragraph 5 of this subsection. If a person convicted of violating the
   provisions of paragraph 5 of this subsection was issued a citation by
   a duly authorized employee of the Motor Vehicle Division of the Tax
   Commission, the fine herein levied shall be deposited to the Oklahoma
   Tax Commission Revolving Fund.
   
   B. Except as otherwise authorized by law, it shall be unlawful to:
   
   1. Lend or sell to, or knowingly permit the use of by, one not
   entitled thereto any certificate of title issued for a manufactured
   home, manufactured home registration receipt, manufactured home
   registration decal or excise tax receipt;
   
   2. Alter or in any manner change a certificate of title issued for a
   manufactured home under the laws of this state or any other state;
   
   3. Remove or alter a manufactured home registration receipt,
   manufactured home registration decal or excise tax receipt attached to
   a certificate of title or attach such receipts to a certificate of
   title with the intent to misrepresent the payment of the required
   excise tax and registration fees;
   
   4. Buy, sell, or dispose of, or possess for sale, use or storage any
   used manufactured home on which the registration fees or excise taxes
   have not been paid as required by law; or
   
   5. Purchase identification, manufactured home registration receipt,
   manufactured home registration decal or excise tax receipt on an
   assigned certificate of title.
   
   Anyone violating the provisions of this subsection, upon conviction,
   shall be guilty of a felony.
   
   C. In the event a new vehicle is not registered within thirty (30)
   days from date of purchase, the penalty for the failure of the owner
   of the vehicle to register the vehicle within thirty (30) days shall
   be Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00), provided that in no event shall the
   penalty exceed an amount equal to the license fee. The penalty for new
   commercial vehicles shall be equal to the license fee for such
   vehicles.
   
   If a used vehicle is brought into Oklahoma by a resident of this state
   and is not registered within thirty (30) days, a penalty of
   twenty-five cents ($0.25) per day shall be charged from the date of
   entry to the date of registration, such penalty to accrue for thirty
   (30) days, upon failure to register, at the end of which time the
   penalty shall be Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00), provided that in no
   event shall the penalty exceed an amount equal to the license fee. The
   penalty for used commercial vehicles shall be equal to the license fee
   for such vehicles.
   
   D. Any owner who knowingly makes or causes to be made any false
   statement of a fact required in this section to be shown in an
   application for the registration of one or more vehicles shall be
   deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be fined
   not more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), or shall be imprisoned
   in the county jail for not more than one (1) year, or by both such
   fine and imprisonment.
   
   E. Self-propelled or motor-driven cycles, known and commonly referred
   to as "minibikes" and other similar trade names, shall not be
   registered under the provisions of the Oklahoma Vehicle License and
   Registration Act or be permitted to be operated on the streets or
   highways of this state. Provided that minibikes may be operated on the
   streets when used in a parade. Notwithstanding other provisions of
   this subsection, minibikes may be registered and operated in this
   state by food vendor services upon streets having a speed limit of
   thirty (30) miles per hour or less.
   
   All minibikes offered for sale in this state shall bear the following
   notice to the customer:
   
   "This machine is not manufactured or sold for operation on the public
   streets or highways. Since it is not provided with equipment required
   by law for street or highway use, all persons are cautioned that any
   operation of this vehicle upon a public street or highway will be in
   violation of the motor vehicle laws of this state and will subject the
   violator to arrest."
   
   Transfers and sales of such vehicles shall be subject to sales tax and
   not motor vehicle excise taxes.
   
   The provisions of this subsection shall also apply to those
   motor-driven or operated vehicles known as "golf carts", "go-carts"
   and other motor vehicles which are manufactured principally for use
   off the streets and highways. Provided that golf carts owned by the
   Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, and operated by employees
   or agents of the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, may be
   operated on the streets and highways of this state during daylight
   hours or under regulation developed by the Oklahoma Tourism and
   Recreation Commission, when such streets and highways are located
   within the boundaries of a state park. The Department shall have
   warning signs placed at the entrance and other locations at those
   state parks allowing golf carts to be operated on the streets and
   highways of this state located within the boundaries of those state
   parks. The warning signs shall state that golf carts may be on such
   streets and highways and that motor vehicle operators shall take
   special precautions to be alert for the presence of the golf carts on
   such streets and highways.
   
   The provisions of this subsection shall also apply to those
   motor-driven or operated vehicles known as "all-terrain vehicles",
   which are manufactured principally for use off the roads. Provided,
   that all-terrain vehicles may be operated on unpaved roads which are
   located within the boundaries of any property of the Forest Service of
   the United States Department of Agriculture.
   
   F. Any person violating paragraph 3 or 6 of subsection A of this
   section, in addition to the penal provisions provided in this section,
   shall pay as additional penalty a sum equal to the amount of license
   fees due on such vehicle or registration fees due on a manufactured
   home known to be in violation and such amount is hereby declared to be
   a lien upon the vehicle as provided in the Oklahoma Vehicle License
   and Registration Act. In addition to the penalty provisions provided
   in this section, any person violating paragraph 3 of subsection A of
   this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, upon
   conviction, be punished by a fine of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) and
   the suspension of such person's driver license and right to operate
   the vehicle.
   
   G. Each violation of any provision of the Oklahoma Vehicle License and
   Registration Act for each and every day such violation has occurred
   shall constitute a separate offense.
   
   H. Anyone violating any of the provisions heretofore enumerated in
   this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction
   shall be fined not less than Ten Dollars ($10.00) and not to exceed
   One Hundred Dollars ($100.00).
   
   I. Any violation of any portion of the Oklahoma Vehicle License and
   Registration Act where a specific penalty has not been imposed shall
   constitute a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof the person having
   violated it shall be fined not less than Ten Dollars ($10.00) and not
   to exceed One Hundred Dollars ($100.00).
   
   J. Any provision of Section 1101 et seq. of this title providing for
   proportional registration under reciprocal agreements and the
   International Registration Plan that relates to the promulgation of
   rules and regulations shall not be subject to the provisions of this
   section.
   

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