Lights 65-101
ARKANSAS
Motor Vehicle and Traffic Laws
and
State Highway Commission
Regulations
2011 Edition
Issued by Authority of
the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department
and the Department of Finance and Administration
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Arkansas State Highway
and Transportation
Department
Director of Highways and Transportation
Scott Bennett
Deputy Director and Chief Engineer
Frank Vozel
Arkansas State Highway Commission
R. Madison Murphy, Chairman, El Dorado
John Ed Regenold, Vice Chairman, Armorel
John Burkhalter, Little Rock
Dick Trammel, Rogers
Tom Schueck, Little Rock
Department of
Finance and Administration
Director
Richard Weiss
Administrator, Office of Motor Vehicles
Roger Duren
Foreword
This digest of statutes and official regulations governing use of public highways,
roads, and streets in Arkansas and control of motor vehicles and operators
permitted on these facilities is published as a service in the public interest. A safer,
more convenient, and more orderly utilization of Arkansas’s highway, road, and
street systems is the objective.
Sections relating to administration of motor vehicles — registration, licenses,
titles, equipment, vehicle operator licensing, and collection of motor vehicle fees and
taxes — outline responsibilities of the Department of Finance and Administration.
Sections relative to administration of highways, roads, and streets and regulation of
weights, size, and movements of traffic thereon set forth powers, duties, and
functions of the State Highway and Transportation Department.
The Arkansas General Assembly requires these two state agencies to: (a) interpret
and disseminate statutory requirements in these two areas, (b) develop and
promulgate policies complementary to these codes, and (c) prepare, publish, and
enforce through proper channels, the regulations required by these codes.
Questions regarding application or interpretation of laws and regulations should
be addressed to the appropriate State agency.
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Table of Sections Affected ................................................................................
Title 5. Criminal Offenses.
Subtitle 1. General Provisions.
Chapter 4. Disposition of Offenders.
Subchapter 2. Fines, Costs, and Restitution, § 5-4-203 ................................
Subtitle 3. Offenses Involving Families, Dependents, Etc.
Chapter 27. Offenses Against Children or Incompetents.
Subchapter 5. Fraudulent Identification Documents for Minors, § 5-27-504 .......
Subtitle 4. Offenses Against Property.
Chapter 36. Theft.
Subchapter 1. General Provisions, § 5-36-108 ...........................................
Chapter 38. Damage or Destruction of Property.
Subchapter 2. Offenses Generally, § 5-38-203 ............................................
Subtitle 6. Offenses Against Public Health, Safety or Welfare.
Chapter 64. Controlled Substances.
Subchapter 7. Provisions Relating to the Uniform Controlled Substances Act,
§ 5-64-710 ....................................................................
Chapter 65. Driving While Intoxicated.
Subchapter 1. General Provisions, §§ 5-65-101 to 5-65-121 ...........................
Subchapter 2. Chemical Analysis of Body Substances, §§ 5-65-201 to 5-65-208 ...
Subchapter 3. Underage Driving Under the Influence Law, §§ 5-65-301 to 5-65-311
Subchapter 4. Administrative Driver’s License Suspension, §§ 5-65-401 to
5-65-403 .......................................................................
Chapter 67. Highways and Bridges, §§ 5-67-101 to 5-67-107 ...............................
Chapter 71. Riots, Disorderly Conduct, Etc.
Subchapter 2. Offenses Generally, § 5-71-214 ............................................
Chapter 73. Weapons.
Subchapter 1. Possession and Use Generally, §§ 5-73-128, 5-73-130 .................
Chapter 77. Official Insignia.
Subchapter 2. Emergency Lights and Law Enforcement Insignia Sales,
§§ 5-77-201 to 5-77-205 ....................................................
Subchapter 3. Blue Light Sales, § 5-77-301 ..............................................
Title 6. Education.
Subtitle 2. Elementary and Secondary Education Generally.
Chapter 18. Students.
Subchapter 2. Attendance, § 6-18-222 .....................................................
Chapter 19. Transportation, §§ 6-19-107 to 6-19-109, 6-19-113, 6-19-118 to 6-19-120
Chapter 21. School Property and Supplies.
Subchapter 7. School Motor Vehicle Insurance Act, §§ 6-21-701 to 6-21-711 .......
Subtitle 4. Vocational and Technical Education.
Chapter 51. Vocational and Technical Schools.
Subchapter 1. General Provisions, § 6-51-101 ...........................................
Title 8. Environmental Law.
Chapter 6. Disposal of Solid Wastes and Other Refuse.
Subchapter 4. Litter Control Act, §§ 8-6-401 to 8-6-418 ................................
Title 9. Family Law.
Subtitle 2. Domestic Relations.
Chapter 14. Spousal and Child Support.
Subchapter 2. Enforcement Generally, § 9-14-239 ......................................
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Title 12. Law Enforcement, Emergency Management, and Military Affairs.
Subtitle 2. Law Enforcement Agencies and Programs.
Chapter 8. Department of Arkansas State Police.
Subchapter 1. General Provisions, §§ 12-8-106, 12-8-107, 12-8-116 ..................
Chapter 12. Crime Reporting and Investigations.
Subchapter 2. Arkansas Crime Information Center, §§ 12-12-201, 12-12-207,
12-12-208 ......................................................................
Subtitle 4. Military Affairs.
Chapter 62. Military Personnel.
Subchapter 4. Privileges, §§ 12-62-407 to 12-62-410, 12-62-414 ......................
Subtitle 5. Emergency Management.
Chapter 79. Arkansas Hazardous and Toxic Materials Emergency Notification Act,
§§ 12-79-101 to 12-79-106 .........................................................
Title 14. Local Government.
Subtitle 3. Municipal Government.
Chapter 54. Powers of Municipalities Generally.
Subchapter 14. Miscellaneous Regulations, § 14-54-1410 ..............................
Title 16. Practice, Procedure, and Courts.
Subtitle 2. Courts and Court Officers.
Chapter 10. General Provisions.
Subchapter 3. Uniform Filing Fees and Court Costs, § 16-10-305 ...................
Title 20. Public Health and Welfare.
Subtitle 2. Health and Safety.
Chapter 14. Individuals with Disabilities.
Subchapter 3. Rights Generally, § 20-14-306 .............................................
Chapter 17. Death and Disposition of the Dead.
Subchapter 5. Anatomical Gifts Generally, § 20-17-501 ................................
Chapter 32. Disposal of Commercial Medical Waste, §§ 20-32-101 to 20-32-112 ........
Title 21. Public Officers and Employees.
Chapter 9. Liability of State and Local Governments.
Subchapter 3. Liability of Political Subdivisions, § 21-9-303 ..........................
Title 23. Public Utilities and Regulated Industries.
Subtitle 1. Public Utilities and Carriers.
Chapter 11. Establishment and Organization of Railroads.
Subchapter 1. General Provisions, § 23-11-101 ..........................................
Chapter 12. Operation and Maintenance of Railroads.
Subchapter 2. Roadbeds and Rights-of-Way, § 23-12-201 ..............................
Subchapter 3. Crossings and Switches, §§ 23-12-301, 23-12-304 .....................
Subchapter 10. Regulation of Railroad Crossings, §§ 23-12-1001 to 23-12-1008 ...
Chapter 13. Motor Carriers.
Subchapter 1. General Provisions, §§ 23-13-101, 23-13-102 ...........................
Subchapter 2. Motor Carrier Act, §§ 23-13-202 to 23-13-208, 23-13-217, 23-13-222,
23-13-225, 23-13-228 to 23-13-230, 23-13-233, 23-13-234, 23-13-236,
23-13-254 to 23-13-265 ......................................................
Subchapter 4. Passengers, §§ 23-13-401 to 23-13-406 [Repealed] ....................
Chapter 16. Miscellaneous Provisions Relating to Carriers.
Subchapter 3. Uninsured Motorist Liability Insurance, § 23-16-302 ................
Subtitle 3. Insurance.
Chapter 79. Insurance Policies Generally.
Subchapter 3. Minimum Standards — Commercial Property and Casualty Insurance Policies, §§ 23-79-311, 23-79-312 ...................................
Chapter 89. Casualty Insurance.
Subchapter 2. Automobile Liability Insurance Generally, §§ 23-89-209, 23-89-212,
23-89-214 to 23-89-216 ......................................................
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Subtitle 4. Miscellaneous Regulated Industries.
Chapter 112. Arkansas Motor Vehicle Commission Act.
Subchapter 1. General Provisions, § 23-112-107 .........................................
Subchapter 3. Licensing and Regulation, §§ 23-112-315, 23-112-317 ................
Subchapter 6. Used Motor Vehicle Buyers Protection, § 23-112-612 .................
Subchapter 9. Recreational Vehicle Special Events, §§ 23-112-901 to 23-112-905
Title 26. Taxation.
Subtitle 5. State Taxes.
Chapter 52. Gross Receipts Tax.
Subchapter 3. Imposition of Tax, §§ 26-52-301, 26-52-302, 26-52-310 to 26-52-313
Subchapter 4. Exemptions, § 26-52-401 ...................................................
Subchapter 5. Returns and Remittance of Tax, §§ 26-52-510, 26-52-513, 26-52-519,
26-52-521 ......................................................................
Chapter 53. Compensating or Use Taxes.
Subchapter 1. Arkansas Compensating Tax Act of 1949, § 26-53-126 ...............
Chapter 55. Motor Fuels Taxes.
Subchapter 1. General Provisions, § 26-55-101 ..........................................
Title 27. Transportation.
Subtitle 1. General Provisions.
Chapter 2. Hazardous Materials Transportation Act of 1977, §§ 27-2-101, 27-2-103 to
27-2-105 .................................................................................
Subtitle 2. Motor Vehicle Registration and Licensing.
Chapter 13. General Provisions, §§ 27-13-101 to 27-13-104 ................................
Chapter 14. Uniform Motor Vehicle Administration, Certificate of Title, and Antitheft
Act.
Subchapter 1. General Provisions, §§ 27-14-101 to 27-14-103 ........................
Subchapter 2. Definitions, §§ 27-14-201 to 27-14-216 ..................................
Subchapter 3. Penalties and Administrative Sanctions, §§ 27-14-301 to 27-14-314
Subchapter 4. Office of Motor Vehicle, §§ 27-14-401 to 27-14-414 ....................
Subchapter 5. Commission for Reciprocal Agreements, §§ 27-14-501 to 27-14-504
Subchapter 6. Registration and License Fees, §§ 27-14-601 to 27-14-612 ...........
Subchapter 7. Registration and Certificates of Title, §§ 27-14-701 to 27-14-727 ...
Subchapter 8. Liens and Encumbrances, §§ 27-14-801 to 27-14-807 .................
Subchapter 9. Transfers of Title and Registration, §§ 27-14-901 to 27-14-917 .....
Subchapter 10. Permanent Automobile Licensing Act, §§ 27-14-1001 to 27-14-1021
Subchapter 11. Special Personalized Prestige License Plates, §§ 27-14-1101 to
27-14-1104 . ..................................................................
Subchapter 12. Permanent Trailer Licensing Act, §§ 27-14-1201 to 27-14-1218 ...
Subchapter 13. Trucks and Trailers, §§ 27-14-1301 to 27-14-1306 ...................
Subchapter 14. Buses, §§ 27-14-1401 to 27-14-1404 ....................................
Subchapter 15. Taxicabs, §§ 27-14-1501, 27-14-1502 ...................................
Subchapter 16. Manufactured Homes and Mobile Homes, §§ 27-14-1601 to
27-14-1603 . ..................................................................
Subchapter 17. Plates
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§§ 27-14-1701 to 27-14-1709 .............................................
Subchapter 18. Vehicles in Transit to Dealers, §§ 27-14-1801 to 27-14-1808 .......
Subchapter 19. Transporting of Motor Homes by Manufacturers, §§ 27-14-1901 to
27-14-1905 ...................................................................
Subchapter 20. Licensing of Dealers and Wreckers, §§ 27-14-2001 to 27-14-2003
Subchapter 21. Drive-out Tags, §§ 27-14-2101 to 27-14-2105 .........................
Subchapter 22. Theft of Vehicles and Parts, §§ 27-14-2201 to 27-14-2212 ..........
Subchapter 23. Disclosure of Damage and Repair on the Certificate of Title,
§§ 27-14-2301 to 27-14-2308 .............................................
Subchapter 24. Temporary Registration Exemption [Repealed] .......................
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Chapter 15. Registration and Licensing — Special Uses.
Subchapter 1. General Provisions, §§ 27-15-101, 27-15-102 ...........................
Subchapter 2. Handicapped Persons Generally [Repealed] ............................
Subchapter 3. Access to Parking for Persons with Disabilities Act, §§ 27-15-301 to
27-15-316 ......................................................................
Subchapter 4. Disabled Veterans — In General [Repealed] ............................
Subchapter 5. Disabled Veterans — License for Furnished Automobiles [Repealed]
Subchapter 6. Disabled Veterans — World War I [Repealed] ..........................
Subchapter 7. Disabled Veterans — Nonservice Injuries [Repealed] .................
Subchapter 8. Medal of Honor Recipients [Repealed] ...................................
Subchapter 9. Purple Heart Recipients [Repealed] ......................................
Subchapter 10. Ex-Prisoners of War [Repealed] ..........................................
Subchapter 11. Military Reserve [Repealed] ..............................................
Subchapter 12. United States Armed Forces Retired [Repealed] ......................
Subchapter 13. Public Use Vehicles — Local Government [Repealed] ...............
Subchapter 14. Public Use Vehicles — State Government [Repealed] ...............
Subchapter 15. Public Use Vehicles — Federal Government [Repealed] ............
Subchapter 16. Members of General Assembly [Repealed] .............................
Subchapter 17. Game and Fish Commission [Repealed] ................................
Subchapter 18. Volunteer Rescue Squads [Repealed] ...................................
Subchapter 19. Religious Organizations [Repealed] .....................................
Subchapter 20. Youth Groups [Repealed] ..................................................
Subchapter 21. Orphanages [Repealed] ....................................................
Subchapter 22. Historical or Special Interest Vehicles, §§ 27-15-2201 to
27-15-2209 . ..................................................................
Subchapter 23. Antique Motorcycles, §§ 27-15-2301 to 27-15-2307 ..................
Subchapter 24. Amateur Radio Operators, §§ 27-15-2401 to 27-15-2405 ...........
Subchapter 25. Pearl Harbor Survivors [Repealed] .....................................
Subchapter 26. Merchant Marine [Repealed] .............................................
Subchapter 27. Firefighters [Repealed] ....................................................
Subchapter 28. Special License Plates for County Quorum Court Members
[Repealed] ...................................................................
Subchapter 29. Special Collegiate License Plates [Repealed] ..........................
Subchapter 30. Special Civil Air Patrol License Plates [Repealed] ...................
Subchapter 31. Special Search and Rescue License Plates, §§ 27-15-3101 to
27-15-3103 . ..................................................................
Subchapter 32. Ducks Unlimited [Repealed] .............................................
Subchapter 33. World War II Veterans, Korean War Veterans, Vietnam Veterans,
and Persian Gulf Veterans [Repealed] ..................................
Subchapter 34. Additional Game and Fish Commission Plates [Repealed] .........
Subchapter 35. Committed to Education License Plates [Repealed] ..................
Subchapter 36. Armed Forces Veteran License Plates [Repealed] ....................
Subchapter 37. Special Retired Arkansas State Trooper License Plates [Repealed]
Subchapter 38. Distinguished Flying Cross [Repealed] .................................
Subchapter 39. Choose Life License Plate [Repealed] ...................................
Subchapter 40. Miscellaneous, §§ 27-15-4001 to 27-15-4004 ..........................
Subchapter 41. Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Education, Research, and Awareness License Plate [Repealed] ............................................
Subchapter 42. Division of Agriculture License Plate [Repealed] .....................
Subchapter 43. Constitutional Officer License Plate [Repealed] ......................
Subchapter 44. African-American Fraternity and Sorority License Plate [Repealed]
Subchapter 45. Boy Scouts of America License Plate [Repealed] .....................
Subchapter 46. Arkansas Cattlemen’s Foundation License Plate [Repealed] .......
Subchapter 47. Organ Donor Awareness License Plate [Repealed] ...................
Subchapter 48. Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran License Plate [Repealed] ........
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Subchapter 49. In God We Trust License Plate, §§ 27-15-4901 to 27-15-4908 .....
Subchapter 50. Operation Enduring Freedom Veteran License Plate [Repealed] ..
Subchapter 51. Arkansas State Golf Association License Plate, §§ 27-15-5101 to
27-15-5106 . ..................................................................
Subchapter 52. Arkansas Fallen Firefighters’ Memorial Special License Plate,
§§ 27-15-5201 to 27-15-5206 .............................................
Subchapter 53. Realtors License Plate [Repealed] .......................................
Chapter 16. Driver’s Licenses Generally.
Subchapter 1. General Provisions, §§ 27-16-101 to 27-16-103 ........................
Subchapter 2. Definitions, §§ 27-16-201 to 27-16-207 ..................................
Subchapter 3. Penalties, §§ 27-16-301 to 27-16-306 ....................................
Subchapter 4. Office of Driver Services, §§ 27-16-401 to 27-16-404 ..................
Subchapter 5. Administration Generally, §§ 27-16-501 to 27-16-509 ................
Subchapter 6. Licensing Requirements, §§ 27-16-601 to 27-16-606 ..................
Subchapter 7. Application and Examination, §§ 27-16-701 to 27-16-706 ............
Subchapter 8. Issuance of Licenses and Permits, §§ 27-16-801 to 27-16-814 .......
Subchapter 9. Expiration, Cancellation, Revocation, or Suspension, §§ 27-16-901
to 27-16-915 . ..................................................................
Subchapter 10. Special Provisions Regarding Chauffeurs [Repealed] ................
Subchapter 11. Driver’s License Security and Modernization Act, §§ 27-16-1101 to
27-16-1112 . ..................................................................
Subchapter 12. Arkansas Voluntary Enhanced Security Driver’s License and Identification Card Act, §§ 27-16-1201 to 27-16-1213 .....................
Chapter 17. Driver License Compact, §§ 27-17-101 to 27-17-106 ..........................
Chapter 18. Driver Education Program, §§ 27-18-101 to 27-18-110 .......................
Chapter 19. Motor Vehicle Safety Responsibility Act.
Subchapter 1. General Provisions, §§ 27-19-101 to 27-19-107 ........................
Subchapter 2. Definitions, §§ 27-19-201 to 27-19-214 ..................................
Subchapter 3. Penalties and Administrative Sanctions, §§ 27-19-301 to 27-19-307
Subchapter 4. Administration, §§ 27-19-401 to 27-19-408 .............................
Subchapter 5. Accident Reports, §§ 27-19-501 to 27-19-510 ...........................
Subchapter 6. Security Following Accident, §§ 27-19-601 to 27-19-621 .............
Subchapter 7. Proof of Future Financial Responsibility, §§ 27-19-701 27-19-721
Chapter 20. Operation of Motorized Cycles and All-Terrain Vehicles.
Subchapter 1. Motorcycles, Motor-Driven Cycles, and Motorized Bicycles,
§§ 27-20-101 to 27-20-119 ..................................................
Subchapter 2. Three-Wheeled, Four-Wheeled, and Six-Wheeled All-Terrain Vehicles, §§ 27-20-201 to 27-20-208 ...........................................
Subchapter 3. Electric Autocycles, §§ 27-20-301 to 27-20-308 .........................
Chapter 21. All-Terrain Vehicles, §§ 27-21-101 to §§ 27-21-109 ...........................
Chapter 22. Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance, §§ 27-22-101 to 27-22-111 ..............
Chapter 23. Commercial Driver License.
Subchapter 1. Arkansas Uniform Commercial Driver License Act, §§ 27-23-101 to
27-23-130 ......................................................................
Subchapter 2. Commercial Driver Alcohol and Drug Testing Act, §§ 27-23-201 to
27-23-211 ......................................................................
Chapter 24. Special License Plate Act of 2005.
Subchapter 1. General Provisions, §§ 27-24-101 to 27-24-110 .........................
Subchapter 2. Military Service and Veterans, §§ 27-24-201 to 27-24-211 ...........
Subchapter 3. Public Use Vehicles — Local Government, §§ 27-24-301 to 27-24-306
Subchapter 4. Public Use Vehicles — State Government, §§ 27-24-401, 27-24-402
Subchapter 5. Public Use Vehicles — Federal Government, § 27-24-501 ...........
Subchapter 6. Nominal Fee Plates, §§ 27-24-601 to 27-24-612 .......................
Subchapter 7. Members of the General Assembly, §§ 27-24-701 to 27-24-706 ......
Subchapter 8. Constitutional Officers, §§ 27-24-801 to 27-24-804 ....................
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Subchapter 9. Arkansas State Game and Fish Commission, §§ 27-24-901 to
27-24-907 ......................................................................
Subchapter 10. Colleges, Universities and Arkansas School for the Deaf,
§§ 27-24-1001 to 27-24-1010 .............................................
Subchapter 11. Agriculture Education, §§ 27-24-1101 to 27-24-1108 ................
Subchapter 12. Fraternities and Sororities, §§ 27-24-1201 to 27-24-1209 ..........
Subchapter 13. Public and Military Service Recognition, §§ 27-24-1301 to
27-24-1313 . ..................................................................
Subchapter 14. Special Interest License Plates, §§ 27-24-1401 to 27-24-1410 .....
Subchapter 15. Street Rod Special License Plates, §§ 27-24-1501 to 27-24-1505 ..
Subchapter 16. Department of Parks and Tourism, §§ 27-24-1601 to 27-24-1603
Subchapter 17. Conservation Districts, §§ 27-24-1701 to 27-24-1704 ................
Chapters 25-31. [Reserved] ........................................................................
Subtitle 3. Motor Vehicles and Their Equipment.
Chapter 34. Child Passenger Protection Act, §§ 27-34-101 to 27-34-108 .................
Chapter 35. Size and Load Regulations.
Subchapter 1. General Provisions, §§ 27-35-101 to 27-35-113 .........................
Subchapter 2. Weights and Dimensions, §§ 27-35-201 to 27-35-213 .................
Subchapter 3. Manufactured Homes and Houses, §§ 27-35-301 to 27-35-310 ......
Chapter 36. Lighting Regulations.
Subchapter 1. General Provisions, §§ 27-36-101, 27-36-102 ...........................
Subchapter 2. Lighting Requirements Generally, §§ 27-36-201 to 27-36-223 .......
Subchapter 3. Lights for Emergency Vehicles, §§ 27-36-301 to 27-36-306 ..........
Chapter 37. Equipment Regulations.
Subchapter 1. General Provisions, §§ 27-37-101 to 27-37-103 ........................
Subchapter 2. Safety and Emergency Equipment, §§ 27-37-201 to 27-37-206 .....
Subchapter 3. Glass and Mirrors, §§ 27-37-301 to 27-37-307 .........................
Subchapter 4. Tires, §§ 27-37-401, 27-37-402 ............................................
Subchapter 5. Brakes, §§ 27-37-501 to 27-37-503 .......................................
Subchapter 6. Mufflers, §§ 27-37-601, 27-37-602 ........................................
Subchapter 7. Mandatory Seat Belt Use, §§ 27-37-701 to 27-37-707 ................
Subchapter 8. Eric’s Law: The Nitrous Oxide Prohibition Act, §§ 27-37-801 to
27-37-803 ......................................................................
Chapter 38. Automotive Fluids Regulation.
Subchapter 1. Antifreeze, §§ 27-38-101 to 27-38-105 ...................................
Subchapter 2. Brake Fluid, §§ 27-38-201 to 27-38-204 .................................
Chapters 39-48. [Reserved] ........................................................................
Subtitle 4. Motor Vehicular Traffic.
Chapter 49. General Provisions.
Subchapter 1. Title, Applicability, and Construction Generally, §§ 27-49-101 to
27-49-112 ......................................................................
Subchapter 2. Definitions, §§ 27-49-201 to 27-49-219 ..................................
Chapter 50. Penalties and Enforcement.
Subchapter 1. General Provisions, §§ 27-50-101, 27-50-102 ...........................
Subchapter 2. Enforcement Generally, §§ 27-50-201 to 27-50-205 ...................
Subchapter 3. Offenses and Penalties Generally, §§ 27-50-301 to 27-50-311 .......
Subchapter 4. Additional Penalty, §§ 27-50-401 to 27-50-408 .........................
Subchapter 5. Traffic Citations, §§ 27-50-501 to 27-50-505 ............................
Subchapter 6. Arrest and Release, §§ 27-50-601 to 27-50-612 ........................
Subchapter 7. Trial and Judgment, §§ 27-50-701, 27-50-702 ..........................
Subchapter 8. Convictions, §§ 27-50-801 to 27-50-805 ..................................
Subchapter 9. Central Driver’s Records File, §§ 27-50-901 to 27-50-911 ............
Subchapter 10. Reports of Accidents, §§ 27-50-1001 to 27-50-1007 ..................
Subchapter 11. Abandoned Vehicles, §§ 27-50-1101, 27-50-1102 ......................
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Chapter 51. Operation of Vehicles — Rules of the Road.
Subchapter 1. General Provisions, §§ 27-51-101 to 27-51-104 ........................
Subchapter 2. Speed Limits, §§ 27-51-201 to 27-51-216 ................................
Subchapter 3. Driving, Overtaking, and Passing, §§ 27-51-301 to 27-51-311 ......
Subchapter 4. Turning, Stopping, and Signaling, §§ 27-51-401 to 27-51-405 .......
Subchapter 5. Intersections, §§ 27-51-501 to 27-51-503 ................................
Subchapter 6. Stops and Yielding, §§ 27-51-601 to 27-51-604 .........................
Subchapter 7. Railroad Grade Crossings, §§ 27-51-701 to 27-51-706 ................
Subchapter 8. Streetcars, §§ 27-51-801 to 27-51-803 ...................................
Subchapter 9. Emergency Vehicles, §§ 27-51-901 to 27-51-904 .......................
Subchapter 10. School Buses, §§ 27-51-1001 to 27-51-1005 ...........................
Subchapter 11. Church Buses, §§ 27-51-1101 to 27-51-1104 ...........................
Subchapter 12. Pedestrians, §§ 27-51-1201 to 27-51-1205 .............................
Subchapter 13. Stopping, Standing, or Parking, §§ 27-51-1301 to 27-51-1309 .....
Subchapter 14. Miscellaneous Rules, §§ 27-51-1401 to 27-51-1407 ..................
Subchapter 15. Paul’s Law: To Prohibit Drivers of Motor Vehicles from Using
Handheld Wireless Telephones to Engage in Text Messaging,
§§ 27-51-1501 to 27-51-1506 .............................................
Subchapter 16. Fewer Distractions Mean Safer Driving Act, §§ 27-51-1601 to
27-51-1610 ...................................................................
Chapter 52. Traffic-Control Devices.
Subchapter 1. General Provisions, §§ 27-52-101 to 27-52-111 .........................
Subchapter 2. Uniform System, §§ 27-52-201 to 27-52-206 ............................
Chapter 53. Accidents.
Subchapter 1. General Provisions, §§ 27-53-101 to 27-53-105 ........................
Subchapter 2. Accident Reports, §§ 27-53-201 to 27-53-211 ...........................
Subchapter 3. Investigations, §§ 27-53-301 to 27-53-307 ..............................
Subchapter 4. Damage Claims, §§ 27-53-401 to 27-53-405 ............................
Chapter 54. Nonresident Violator Compact, § 27-54-101 ....................................
Chapters 55-63. [Reserved] ...... ..................................................................
Subtitle 5. Highways, Roads, and Streets.
Chapter 64. General Provisions.
Subchapter 1. Miscellaneous Provisions, §§ 27-64-101 to 27-64-104 .................
Subchapter 5. Arkansas Highway Financing Act of 2011, §§ 27-64-501 to 27-64-514
Chapter 65. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department — State Highway Commission, §§ 27-65-101 to 27-65-144 ...................................
Chapter 66. Establishment and Maintenance Generally.
Subchapter 5. Protection of Road Surfaces, §§ 27-66-501 to 27-66-507 ..............
Chapter 67. State Highway System.
Subchapter 1. General Provisions, §§ 27-67-101 to 27-67-103 ........................
Subchapter 2. Highway
Designation,
Construction,
and
Maintenance,
§§ 27-67-201 to 27-67-224 .................................................
Subchapter 3. Acquisition, Condemnation, and Disposition of Property,
§§ 27-67-301 to 27-67-323 .................................................
Chapter 68. Controlled-Access Facilities, §§ 27-68-101 to 27-68-111 ......................
Chapter 73. Highway Safety.
Subchapter 1. General Provisions, §§ 27-73-101, 27-73-102 ...........................
Subchapter 2. Flashing Lights Near Highways, §§ 27-73-201 to 27-73-206 ........
Subchapter 3. Notice of Smoke Obstructing Highway, §§ 27-73-301, 27-73-302 ...
Subtitle 6. Bridges and Ferries.
Chapter 85. General Provisions, § 27-85-101 ..................................................
Subtitle 7. Watercourses and Navigation.
Chapter 101. Watercraft.
Subchapter 3. Motorboat Registration and Numbering, §§ 27-101-301 to
27-101-313 ....................................................................
338
347
349
352
354
355
356
357
358
359
359
361
361
362
364
365
366
368
371
372
373
375
377
378
380
380
382
386
394
395
396
404
409
411
411
412
413
413
TABLE OF CONTENTS
xiv
Page
Arkansas State Highway Commission Regulations ................................................. 419
Index ......................................................................................................... 427
Table of Sections Affected
Section
Affected
5-38-203 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-65-204 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-65-208 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-65-402 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6-18-222 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
12-8-106 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
16-10-305 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
16-10-305 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
16-10-305 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
16-10-305 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
16-10-305 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
23-112-107 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
23-112-107 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
23-112-901 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
23-112-902 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
23-112-903 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
23-112-904 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
23-112-905 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
26-52-301 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
26-52-401 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
26-52-401 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
26-52-510 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
26-52-510 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
26-53-126 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
26-53-126 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-14-103 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-14-314 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-14-602 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-14-606 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-14-611 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-14-612 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-14-705 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-14-705 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-14-713 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-14-713 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-14-727 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-14-1012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-14-1013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-14-1014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-14-1021 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-14-1704 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-14-1705 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-14-1706 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-14-1706 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-14-1709 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-14-2308 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-15-2204 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-15-2208 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Effect
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Act No.
570 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1240 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1120 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
610 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1223 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
741 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
730 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
730 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
730 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
730 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1218 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
263 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
263 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
263 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
263 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
263 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
291 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
983 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
753 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
983 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
753 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
983 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
638 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
876 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
718 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
718 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
192 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
904 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
335 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
718 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
335 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
335 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
335 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
67 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
67 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
67 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
67 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
606 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
351 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
351 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
351 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
351 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
285 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
826 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
826 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
xv
Bill
Section
SB 750 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
SB 855 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
SB 247 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
HB 1483 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
HB 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
HB 1493 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
SB 736 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
SB 736 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
SB 736 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
SB 736 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
HB 1859 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
SB 765 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
SB 765 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
HB 1300 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
HB 1300 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
HB 1300 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
HB 1300 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
HB 1300 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
HB 1547 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
SB 256 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
SB 692 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
SB 274 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
SB 256 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
SB 274 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
SB 256 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
HB 2026 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
HB 1603 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
SB 183 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
SB 183 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
HB 1418 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
SB 92 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
SB 292 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
SB 183 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
SB 292 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
SB 292 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
SB 292 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
HB 1161 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
HB 1161 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
HB 1161 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
HB 1161 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
HB 1448 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
HB 1782 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
HB 1782 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
HB 1782 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
HB 1782 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
HB 1371 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
HB 1845 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
HB 1845 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
TABLE OF SECTIONS AFFECTED
Section
Affected
27-16-302 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-16-508 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-16-705 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-16-805 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-16-812 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-16-813 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-16-814 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-16-903 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-16-906 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-16-907 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-16-909 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-16-912 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-16-913 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-16-1105 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-16-1105 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-16-1213 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-20-104 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-20-104 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-20-111 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-21-102 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-21-106 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-21-106 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-22-103 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-22-104 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-22-109 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-22-110 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-22-111 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-23-103 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-23-103 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-23-110 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-23-111 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-23-112 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-23-112 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-23-112 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-23-128 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-23-129 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-23-130 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-24-210 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-24-1001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-24-1002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-24-1005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-24-1005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-24-1010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-24-1301 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-24-1302 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-24-1303 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-24-1311 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-24-1312 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-24-1313 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-24-1410 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-24-1601 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-24-1602 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-24-1603 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-24-1701 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Effect
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Repealed . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Act No.
194 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
194 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1022 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
193 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
601 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
729 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
194 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
194 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
194 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
194 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
194 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
194 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1212 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1212 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
350 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
759 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
759 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1221 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
583 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
704 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1046 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1046 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1046 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1046 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1046 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
352 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
352 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
352 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
352 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
352 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
352 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
570 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
570 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
352 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
352 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
632 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
726 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
595 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
726 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
726 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
726 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
727 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
639 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
639 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
727 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
830 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
292 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
292 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
292 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
804 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
xvi
Bill
Section
HB 1422 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
HB 1422 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
HB 1410 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
HB 1420 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
HB 1014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
HB 1426 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
SB 725 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
HB 1422 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
HB 1422 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
HB 1422 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
HB 1422 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
HB 1422 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
HB 1422 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
HB 1497 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
HB 1497 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
HB 1742 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
HB 1775 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
HB 1775 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
HB 1925 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
SB 301 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
HB 1151 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
HB 1949 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
HB 1953 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
HB 1953 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
HB 1953 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
HB 1953 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
HB 1953 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
HB 1820 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
HB 1820 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
HB 1820 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
HB 1820 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
HB 1820 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
HB 1820 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
SB 750 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
SB 750 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
HB 1820 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
HB 1820 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
HB 1777 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
SB 336 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
SB 769 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
SB 336 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
SB 336 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
SB 336 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
SB 513 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
SB 338 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
SB 404 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
SB 404 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
SB 338 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
SB 513 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
HB 1908 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
HB 1558 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
HB 1558 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
HB 1558 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
SB 848 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
xvii
Section
Affected
27-24-1702 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-24-1703 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-24-1704 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-36-216 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-36-223 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-37-306 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-37-307 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-49-212 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-49-214 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-49-215 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-49-219 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-50-505 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-50-602 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-50-603 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-50-910 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-50-1201 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-50-1202 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-50-1203 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-50-1204 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-50-1204 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-50-1205 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-50-1206 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-50-1207 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-50-1207 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-50-1207 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-50-1207 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-50-1207 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-50-1208 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-50-1210 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-50-1216 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-51-102 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-51-215 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-51-1403 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-51-1602 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-51-1605 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-51-1606 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-51-1608 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-51-1609 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-51-1610 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-64-501 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-64-502 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-64-503 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-64-504 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-64-505 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-64-506 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-64-507 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-64-508 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-64-509 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-64-510 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-64-511 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-64-512 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-64-513 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-64-514 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
27-67-224 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
TABLE OF SECTIONS AFFECTED
Effect
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Repealed . . . . . . . . . .
Repealed . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Amended . . . . . . . . . .
Repealed . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Act No.
804 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
804 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
804 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
759 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
781 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1141 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1141 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
780 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
780 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
780 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
780 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
780 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
908 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
908 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
780 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1061 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1025 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
780 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
732 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1025 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1025 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1025 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1025 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1025 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1025 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1025 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1025 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
872 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1206 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1218 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
780 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
780 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
37 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
37 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
37 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
37 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
37 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
37 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
773 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
773 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
773 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
773 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
773 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
773 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
773 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
773 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
773 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
773 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
773 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
773 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
773 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
773 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1052 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bill
Section
SB 848 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
SB 848 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
SB 848 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
HB 1775 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
SB 294 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
SB 718 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
SB 718 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
SB 255 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
SB 255 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
SB 255 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
SB 255 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
SB 255 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
HB 1532 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
HB 1532 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
SB 255 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
SB 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
HB 1561 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
SB 255 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
SB 767 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
HB 1561 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
HB 1561 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
HB 1561 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
SB 592 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
HB 1561 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
HB 1561 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
HB 1561 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
HB 1561 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
HB 1561 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
HB 1304 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
HB 1559 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
HB 1859 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
SB 255 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
SB 255 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
SB 154 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
SB 154 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
SB 154 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
SB 154 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
SB 154 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
SB 154 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
HB 1902 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
HB 1902 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
HB 1902 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
HB 1902 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
HB 1902 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
HB 1902 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
HB 1902 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
HB 1902 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
HB 1902 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
HB 1902 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
HB 1902 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
HB 1902 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
HB 1902 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
HB 1902 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
HB 2122 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
TABLE OF SECTIONS AFFECTED
xviii
Section
Affected
Effect
Act No.
Bill
Section
27-101-302 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amended . . . . . . . . . . 900 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HB 2038 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
27-101-313 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SB 292 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Arkansas Motor Vehicle and Traffic Laws
and State Highway Commission Regulations
TITLE 5
driving permit to allow driving to and from a place of
employment or driving to and from school.
(b) Upon receipt of an order of denial of driving
privileges under this subchapter, the department
shall suspend the motor vehicle operator’s license of
the minor for twelve (12) months or until the minor
reaches eighteen (18) years of age, whichever period
of time is shortest.
(c) A penalty prescribed in this section is in addition to a penalty prescribed by § 5-27-503.
CRIMINAL OFFENSES
SUBTITLE 1. GENERAL
PROVISIONS
CHAPTER 4
DISPOSITION OF OFFENDERS
History. Acts 1991, No. 567, § 4.
SUBTITLE 4. OFFENSES
AGAINST PROPERTY
SUBCHAPTER 2 — FINES, COSTS, AND
RESTITUTION
CHAPTER 36
5-4-203. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This section, concerning consequences of
nonpayment, was repealed by Acts 2009, No. 633, § 1. The section
was derived from Acts 1975, No. 280, § 1103; A.S.A. 1947, § 411103; Acts 1995, No. 1116, § 1; 2001, No. 1553, § 5; 2003, No. 110,
§ 1.
THEFT
SUBCHAPTER 1 — GENERAL PROVISIONS
SUBTITLE 3. OFFENSES
INVOLVING FAMILIES,
DEPENDENTS, ETC.
SECTION.
5-36-108. Unauthorized use of a vehicle.
5-36-108. Unauthorized use of a vehicle.
(a) A person commits unauthorized use of a vehicle if the person knowingly takes, operates, or
exercises control over another person’s vehicle without consent of the owner.
(b) Unauthorized use of a vehicle is a Class A
misdemeanor.
CHAPTER 27
OFFENSES AGAINST CHILDREN
OR INCOMPETENTS
SUBCHAPTER 5 — FRAUDULENT
IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTS FOR MINORS
History. Acts 1975, No. 280, § 2208; A.S.A. 1947, § 41-2208.
CHAPTER 38
SECTION.
DAMAGE OR DESTRUCTION OF
PROPERTY
5-27-504. Denial of driving privileges.
5-27-504. Denial of driving privileges.
(a)(1) If a minor pleads guilty, nolo contendere, or
is found guilty of violation of § 5-27-503, or is found
by a juvenile division of circuit court to have committed a violation of § 5-27-503, the court shall
prepare and transmit to the Department of Finance
and Administration within twenty-four (24) hours
after the plea or finding an order of denial of driving
privileges for the minor.
(2) In a case of extreme and unusual hardship,
the order may provide for the issuance of a restricted
SUBCHAPTER 2 — OFFENSES GENERALLY
SECTION.
5-38-203. Criminal mischief in the first degree.
5-38-203. Criminal mischief in the first degree.
(a) A person commits the offense of criminal mischief in the first degree if he or she purposely and
1
5-64-710
CRIMINAL OFFENSES
without legal justification destroys or causes damage to any:
(1) Property of another; or
(2) Property, whether his or her own or property
of another, for the purpose of collecting any insurance for the property.
(b) Criminal mischief in the first degree is a:
(1) Class Class A misdemeanor if the amount of
actual damage is one thousand dollars ($1,000) or
less;
(2) Class D felony if the amount of actual damage
is more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) but five
thousand dollars ($5,000) or less;
(3) Class C felony if the amount of actual damage
is more than five thousand dollars ($5,000) but less
than twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000); or
(4) Class B felony if the amount of actual damage
is twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) or more.
(c) In an action under this section involving cutting and removing timber from the property of
another person:
(1) The following create a presumption of a purpose to commit the offense of criminal mischief in
the first degree:
(A) The failure to obtain the survey as required
by § 15-32-101; or
(B) The purposeful misrepresentation of the
ownership or origin of the timber; and
(2)(A) There is imposed in addition to a penalty in
subsection (b) of this section a fine of not more
than two (2) times the value of the timber destroyed or damaged.
(B) However, in addition to subdivision (c)(2)(A)
of this section, the court may require the defendant to make restitution to the owner of the
timber.
History. Acts 1975, No. 280, § 1906; 1977, No. 360, § 7; 1981,
No. 544, § 2; 1981, No. 671, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 41-1906; Acts 1988
(3rd Ex. Sess.), No. 13, § 1; 1995, No. 1296, § 5; 1997, No. 448, § 1;
2005, No. 1994, § 443; 2011, No. 570, § 29.
SUBTITLE 6. OFFENSES
AGAINST PUBLIC HEALTH,
SAFETY, OR WELFARE
CHAPTER 64
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES
SUBCHAPTER 7 — PROVISIONS RELATING TO
UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT
THE
SECTION.
5-64-710. Denial of driving privileges for minor — Restricted
permit.
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5-64-710. Denial of driving privileges for minor — Restricted permit.
(a)(1) As used in this section “drug offense” means
the:
(A) Possession, distribution, manufacture, cultivation, sale, transfer, or the attempt or conspiracy to possess, distribute, manufacture, cultivate, sell, or transfer any substance the possession
of which is prohibited under this chapter; or
(B) Operation of a motor vehicle under the
influence of any substance the possession of which
is prohibited under this chapter.
(2) As used in subdivision (a)(1) of this section:
(A)(i) “Motor vehicle” means any vehicle that is
self-propelled by which a person or thing may be
transported upon a public highway and is registered in the State of Arkansas or of the type
subject to registration in Arkansas.
(ii) “Motor vehicle” includes any:
(a) “Motorcycle”, “motor-driven cycle”, or “motorized bicycle”, as defined in § 27-20-101; and
(b) “Commercial motor vehicle”, as defined in
§ 27-23-103; and
(B) “Substance the possession of which is prohibited under this chapter” or “substance” means
a “controlled substance” or “counterfeit substance”, as defined in the Comprehensive Drug
Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970, 21
U.S.C. § 802.
(b)(1)(A) When a person who is less than eighteen
(18) years of age pleads guilty or nolo contendere
to or is found guilty of driving while intoxicated
under § 5-65-101 et seq., any criminal offense
involving the illegal possession or use of a controlled substance, or any drug offense in this state
or any other state, the court having jurisdiction of
the matter including any federal court shall prepare and transmit to the Department of Finance
and Administration an order of denial of driving
privileges for the minor.
(B) A court within the State of Arkansas shall
prepare and transmit any order under subdivision
(b)(1)(A) of this section to the department within
twenty-four (24) hours after the plea or finding.
(C) A court outside Arkansas having jurisdiction over any person holding driving privileges
issued by the State of Arkansas shall prepare and
transmit any order under subdivision (b)(1)(A) of
this section pursuant to an agreement or arrangement entered into between that state and the
Director of the Department of Finance and Administration.
(D) An arrangement or agreement under subdivision (b)(1)(C) of this section may also provide
for the forwarding by the department of an order
issued by a court within this state to the state
where any person holds driving privileges issued
by that state.
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(2) For any person holding driving privileges issued by the State of Arkansas, a court within this
state in a case of extreme and unusual hardship may
provide in an order for the issuance of a restricted
driving permit to allow driving to and from a place of
employment or driving to and from school.
(c)(1) Except as provided in subdivision (c)(2) of
this section, a penalty prescribed in this section and
§ 27-16-914 is in addition to any other penalty
prescribed by law for an offenses covered by this
section and § 27-16-914.
(2) A juvenile adjudicated delinquent is subject to
a juvenile disposition provided in § 9-27-330.
(d) In regard to any offense involving illegal possession under this section, it is a defense if the
controlled substance is the property of an adult who
owns the vehicle.
(e) If a juvenile is found delinquent for any offense described in subsections (a) or (b) of this
section, the circuit court may order any juvenile
disposition available under § 9-27-330.
History. Acts 1989 (3rd Ex. Sess.), No. 93, §§ 1, 3, 4; 1993, No.
1257, § 1; 2005, No. 1876, § 1; 2005, No. 1994, § 314.
CHAPTER 65
DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
SUBCHAPTER.
1.
2.
3.
4.
GENERAL PROVISIONS.
CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF BODY SUBSTANCES.
UNDERAGE DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE LAW.
ADMINISTRATIVE DRIVER’S LICENSE SUSPENSION.
5-65-104
5-65-101. Omnibus DWI Act — Application.
This act shall be known as the “Omnibus DWI
Act”.
History. Acts 1983, No. 549, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-2501; 2007,
No. 214, § 1.
5-65-102. Definitions.
As used in this act:
(1)(A) “Controlled substance” means a drug, substance, or immediate precursor in Schedules I
through VI.
(B) The fact that any person charged with a
violation of this act is or has been entitled to use
that drug or controlled substance under the laws
of this state does not constitute a defense against
any charge of violating this act;
(2) “Intoxicated” means influenced or affected by
the ingestion of alcohol, a controlled substance, any
intoxicant, or any combination of alcohol, a controlled substance, or an intoxicant, to such a degree
that the driver’s reactions, motor skills, andjudgment are substantially altered and the driver, therefore, constitutes a clear and substantial danger of
physical injury or death to himself and other motorists or pedestrians;
(3) “Sworn report” means a signed and written
statement of a certified law enforcement officer,
under penalty of perjury, on a form provided by the
Director of the Department of Finance and Administration; and
(4) “Victim impact statement” means a voluntary
written or oral statement of a victim, or relative of a
victim, who has sustained serious injury due to a
violation of this act.
SUBCHAPTER 1 — GENERAL PROVISIONS
History. Acts 1983, No. 549, § 2; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-2502; Acts
1987, No. 765, § 1; 1997, No. 1325, § 1.
SECTION.
5-65-101.
5-65-102.
5-65-103.
5-65-104.
5-65-105.
5-65-106.
5-65-107.
5-65-108.
5-65-109.
5-65-110.
5-65-111.
5-65-112.
5-65-113.
5-65-114.
5-65-115.
5-65-116.
5-65-117.
5-65-118.
5-65-119.
5-65-120.
5-65-121.
Omnibus DWI Act — Application.
Definitions.
Unlawful acts.
Seizure, suspension, and revocation of license — Temporary permits — Ignition interlock restricted
license.
Operation of motor vehicle during period of license
suspension or revocation.
Impoundment of license plate.
Persons arrested to be tried on charges — No charges
reduced — Filing citations.
No probation prior to adjudication of guilt.
Presentencing report.
Record of violations and court actions — Abstract.
Prison terms — Exception.
Fines.
[Repealed.]
Inability to pay — Alternative public service work.
Alcohol treatment or education program — Fee.
Denial of driving privileges for minor — Restricted
permit.
Seizure and sale of motor vehicles.
Additional penalties — Ignition interlock devices.
Distribution of fee.
Restricted driving permit.
Victim impact panel attendance — Fee.
5-65-103. Unlawful acts.
(a) It is unlawful and punishable as provided in
this act for any person who is intoxicated to operate
or be in actual physical control of a motor vehicle.
(b) It is unlawful and punishable as provided in
this act for any person to operate or be in actual
physical control of a motor vehicle if at that time the
alcohol concentration in the person’s breath or blood
was eight-hundredths (0.08) or more based upon the
definition of breath, blood, and urine concentration
in § 5-65-204.
History. Acts 1983, No. 549, § 3; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-2503; Acts
2001, No. 561, § 2.
5-65-104. Seizure, suspension, and revocation
of license — Temporary permits — Ignition
interlock restricted license.
(a)(1) At the time of arrest for operating or being
in actual physical control of a motor vehicle while
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intoxicated or while there was an alcohol concentration of eight hundredths (0.08) or more in the
person’s breath or blood, as provided in § 5-65-103,
the arrested person shall immediately surrender his
or her license, permit, or other evidence of driving
privilege to the arresting law enforcement officer as
provided in § 5-65-402.
(2) The Office of Driver Services or its designated
official shall suspend or revoke the driving privilege
of an arrested person or shall suspend any nonresident driving privilege of an arrested person, as
provided in § 5-65-402. The suspension or revocation shall be based on the number of previous
offenses as follows:
(A) Suspension for:
(i)(a) Six (6) months for the first offense of
operating or being in actual physical control of a
motor vehicle while intoxicated or while there was
an alcohol concentration of at least eight hundredths (0.08) by weight of alcohol in the person’s
blood or breath, § 5-65-103.
(b) If the Office of Driver Services allows the
issuance of an ignition interlock restricted license
under § 5-65-118, the ignition interlock restricted
license shall be available immediately.
(c) The restricted driving permit under § 5-65120 is not allowed for a suspension under this
subdivision (a)(2)(A)(i); and
(ii)(a) Suspension for six (6) months for the first
offense of operating or being in actual physical
control of a motor vehicle while intoxicated by the
ingestion of or by the use of a controlled substance.
(b) The ignition interlock restricted license provision of § 5-65-118 does not apply to a suspension
under subdivision (a)(2)(A)(ii)(a) of this section;
(B)(i) Suspension for twenty-four (24) months
for a second offense of operating or being in actual
physical control of a motor vehicle while intoxicated or while there was an alcohol concentration
of eight hundredths (0.08) or more by weight of
alcohol in the person’s blood or breath, § 5-65103, within five (5) years of the first offense.
(ii) However, if the office allows the issuance of
an ignition interlock restricted license under § 565-118, the suspension period for which no restricted license is available is a minimum of fortyfive (45) days, followed by restricted driving
privileges to allow driving in any and all of the
following situations:
(a) To and from his or her employment;
(b) To and from an educational institution for
the purpose of attending class at the educational
institution;
(c) To and from an alcohol safety education and
treatment course for drunk drivers; or
(d) To and from an ignition interlock service.
(iii) The ignition interlock restricted license
provision of § 5-65-118 does not apply to the
suspension under subdivisions (a)(2)(B)(i) and (ii)
of this section if the person is arrested for an
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offense of operating or being in actual physical
control of a motor vehicle while intoxicated by the
ingestion of or by the use of a controlled substance;
(C)(i) Suspension for thirty (30) months for the
third offense of operating or being in actual physical control of a motor vehicle while intoxicated or
while there was an alcohol concentration of eight
hundredths (0.08) or more by weight of alcohol in
the person’s blood or breath, § 5-65-103, within
five (5) years of the first offense.
(ii) However, if the office allows the issuance of
an ignition interlock restricted license under § 565-118, the suspension period for which no restricted license is available is a minimum of fortyfive (45) days, followed by restricted driving
privileges to allow driving in any and all of the
following situations:
(a) To and from his or her employment;
(b) To and from an educational institution for
the purpose of attending class at the education
institution;
(c) To and from an alcohol safety education and
treatment course for drunk drivers; or
(d) To and from an ignition interlock service.
(iii) The ignition interlock restricted license
provision of § 5-65-118 does not apply to the
suspension under subdivisions (a)(2)(C)(i) and (ii)
if the person is arrested for an offense of operating
or being in actual physical control of a motor
vehicle while intoxicated by the ingestion of or by
the use of a controlled substance; and
(D) Revocation for four (4) years, during which
no restricted permits may be issued, for the fourth
or subsequent offense of operating or being in
actual physical control of a motor vehicle while
intoxicated or while there was an alcohol concentration of eight hundredths (0.08) or more by
weight of alcohol in the person’s blood or breath,
§ 5-65-103, within five (5) years of the first offense.
(3) If a person is a resident who is convicted of
driving without a license or permit to operate a
motor vehicle and the underlying basis for the
suspension, revocation, or restriction of the license
was for a violation of § 5-65-103, in addition to any
other penalties provided for under law, the office
may restrict the offender to only an ignition interlock restricted license for a period of one (1) year
prior to the reinstatement or reissuance of a license
or permit after the person would otherwise be eligible for reinstatement or reissuance of the person’s
license.
(4) In order to determine the number of previous
offenses to consider when suspending or revoking
the arrested person’s driving privileges, the office
shall consider as a previous offense any of the
following that occurred within the five (5) years
immediately before the current offense:
(A) Any conviction for an offense of operating or
being in actual physical control of a motor vehicle
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while intoxicated or while there was an alcohol
concentration of eight hundredths (0.08) or more
in the person’s breath or blood, including a violation of § 5-10-105(a)(1)(A) or (B), that occurred:
(i) In Arkansas; or
(ii) In another state;
(B) Any suspension or revocation of driving
privileges for an arrest for operating or being in
actual physical control of a motor vehicle while
intoxicated or while there was an alcohol concentration of eight hundredths (0.08) or more in the
person’s breath or blood under § 5-65-103 when
the person was not subsequently acquitted of the
criminal charges; or
(C) Any conviction under § 5-76-102 for an
offense of operating a motorboat on the waters of
this state while intoxicated or while there was an
alcohol concentration in the person’s breath or
blood of eight hundredths (0.08) or more based
upon the definition of breath, blood, and urine
concentration in § 5-65-204 or refusing to submit
to a chemical test under § 5-76-104 occurring on
or after July 31, 2007, when the person was not
subsequently acquitted of the criminal charges.
(b)(1)(A) Any person whose license is suspended
or revoked pursuant to this section is required to
complete an alcohol education program or an
alcohol treatment program as approved by the
Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention unless the charges are dismissed or the person is
acquitted of the charges upon which the suspension or revocation is based.
(B) If during the period of suspension or revocation under subdivision (b)(1)(A) of this section
the person commits an additional violation of
§ 5-65-103, he or she is also required to complete
an approved alcohol education program or alcohol
treatment program for each additional violation,
unless:
(i) The additional charges are dismissed; or
(ii) He or she is acquitted of the additional
charges.
(2) A person whose license is suspended or revoked pursuant to this section shall furnish proof of
attendance at and completion of the alcohol education program or the alcohol treatment program
required under subdivision (b)(1) of this section
before reinstatement of his or her suspended or
revoked driver’s license or shall furnish proof of
dismissal or acquittal of the charge on which the
suspension or revocation is based.
(3) Even if a person has filed a de novo petition for
review pursuant to former subsection (c) of this
section, the person is entitled to reinstatement of
driving privileges upon complying with this subsection and is not required to postpone reinstatement
until the disposition of the de novo review in circuit
court has occurred.
History. Acts 1983, No. 549, § 13; 1985, No. 113, § 1; 1985, No.
1064, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-2511; Acts 1989, No. 368, § 1; 1989,
5-65-108
No. 621, § 1; 1993, No. 736, § 1; 1995, No. 802, § 1; 1997, No. 830,
§ 1; 1997, No. 1325, § 2; 1999, No. 1077, § 9; 1999, No. 1468, § 1;
1999, No. 1508, § 7; 2001, No. 561, §§ 3-5; No. 1501, § 1; 2003, No.
541, § 1; 2003, No. 1036, § 1; 2003, No. 1462, § 1; 2003, No. 1779,
§ 1; 2005, No. 1234, § 3; 2005, No. 1768, § 1; 2007, No. 712, § 1;
2007, No. 827, § 75; 2007, No. 1196, § 1; 2009, No. 359, §§ 1—3;
2009, No. 650, § 2; 2009, No. 922, § 1; 2009, No. 1293, § 1.
5-65-105. Operation of motor vehicle during
period of license suspension or revocation.
Any person whose privilege to operate a motor
vehicle has been suspended or revoked under a
provision of this act who operates a motor vehicle in
this state during the period of the suspension or
revocation shall be imprisoned for ten (10) days and
may be assessed a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000).
History. Acts 1983, No. 549, § 14; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-2512; Acts
2001, No. 1715, § 1.
5-65-106. Impoundment of license plate.
(a) When any law enforcement officer arrests a
person for operating a motor vehicle while that
person’s operator’s license or permit has been suspended or revoked under the laws of any state due to
the person having previously been found guilty or
having pleaded guilty or nolo contendere to violating
§ 5-65-103, and if the motor vehicle operated by the
person is owned in whole or part by the person, the
motor vehicle license plate shall be impounded by
the law enforcement officer for no less than ninety
(90) days.
(b) If the court determines it is in the best interest
of dependents of the offender, the court shall instruct the Director of the Department of Finance
and Administration to issue a temporary substitute
license plate to that vehicle, and the license plate
shall indicate that the original plate has been impounded.
History. Acts 1983, No. 549, § 15; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-2513.
5-65-107. Persons arrested to be tried on
charges — No charges reduced — Filing citations.
(a) A person arrested for violating § 5-65-103
shall be tried on those charges or plead to those
charges, and no such charges shall be reduced.
(b) Furthermore, when a law enforcement officer
issues a citation for violating § 5-65-103, the citation shall be filed with the court as soon as possible.
History. Acts 1983, No. 549, § 8; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-2508.
5-65-108. No probation prior to adjudication
of guilt.
(a) Section 16-93-301 et seq., allows a circuit
court judge, district court judge, or city court judge
to place on probation a first offender who pleads
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guilty or nolo contendere prior to an adjudication of
guilt.
(b) Upon successful completion of the probation
terms, the circuit court judge, district court judge, or
city court judge is allowed to discharge the accused
without a court adjudication of guilt and expunge
the record.
(c)(1) No circuit court judge, district court judge,
or city court judge may utilize the provisions of
§ 16-93-301 et seq. in an instance in which the
defendant is charged with violating § 5-65-103.
(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of § 5-4-301,
§ 5-4-322, or subdivision (c)(1) of this section, in
addition to the mandatory penalties required for a
violation of § 5-65-103, a circuit court judge, district
court judge, or city court judge may utilize probationary supervision solely for the purpose of monitoring compliance with his or her orders and require
an offender to pay a reasonable fee in an amount to
be established by the circuit court judge, district
court judge, or city court judge.
History. Acts 1983, No. 549, § 9; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-2509; Acts
2005, No. 1768, § 2; 2007, No. 827, § 76.
5-65-109. Presentencing report.
(a) The court shall immediately request and the
Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention or its
designee shall provide a presentence screening and
assessment report of the defendant upon a plea of
guilty or nolo contendere to or a finding of guilt of
violating § 5-65-103 or § 5-65-303.
(b)(1) The presentence report shall be provided
within thirty (30) days of the request, and the court
shall not pronounce sentence until receipt of the
presentence report.
(2)(A) After entry of a plea of guilty or nolo
contendere or a finding of guilt and if the sentencing of the defendant is delayed by the defendant,
the clerk of the court shall notify the defendant by
first class mail sent to the defendant’s last known
address that the defendant has fifteen (15) days to
appear and show cause for failing to appear for
sentencing.
(B) After expiration of the fifteen (15) days, the
court may proceed with sentencing even in the
absence of the defendant.
(c) The report shall include, but not be limited to,
the defendant’s driving record, an alcohol problem
assessment, and a victim impact statement when
applicable.
History. Acts 1983, No. 549, § 6; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-2506; Acts
1991, No. 899, § 1; 1999, No. 1077, § 10; 2003, No. 129, § 1; 2007,
No. 251, § 1; 2007, No. 827, § 77.
5-65-110. Record of violations and court actions — Abstract.
(a) Any magistrate or judge of a court shall keep
or cause to be kept a record of any violation of this
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act presented to that court and shall keep a record of
any official action by that court in reference to the
violation including, but not limited to, a record of
every finding of guilt, plea of guilty or nolo contendere, judgment of acquittal, and the amount of fine
and jail sentence.
(b) Within thirty (30) days after sentencing a
person who has been found guilty or pleaded guilty
or nolo contendere on a charge of violating any
provision of this act, the magistrate of the court or
clerk of the court shall prepare and immediately
forward to the Office of Driver Services an abstract
of the record of the court covering the case in which
the person was found guilty or pleaded guilty or nolo
contendere, and the abstract shall be certified by the
person so required to prepare it to be true and
correct.
(c) The abstract shall be made upon a form furnished by the office and shall include:
(1) The name and address of the party charged;
(2) The number, if any, of the operator’s or chauffeur’s license of the party charged;
(3) The registration number of the vehicle involved;
(4) The date of hearing;
(5) The plea;
(6) The judgment; and
(7) The amount of the fine and jail sentence, as
the case may be.
History. Acts 1983, No. 549, § 10; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-2510.
5-65-111. Prison terms — Exception.
(a)(1)(A) Any person who pleads guilty or nolo
contendere to or is found guilty of violating § 565-103, for a first offense, may be imprisoned for
no less than twenty-four (24) hours and no more
than one (1) year.
(B) However, the court may order public service
in lieu of jail, and in that instance, the court shall
include the reasons for the order of public service
in lieu of jail in the court’s written order or
judgment.
(2)(A) However, if a passenger under sixteen (16)
years of age was in the vehicle at the time of the
offense, a person who pleads guilty or nolo contendere to or is found guilty of violating § 5-65-103,
for a first offense, may be imprisoned for no fewer
than seven (7) days and no more than one (1) year.
(B) However, the court may order public service
in lieu of jail, and in that instance, the court shall
include the reasons for the order of public service
in lieu of jail in the court’s written order or
judgment.
(b) Any person who pleads guilty or nolo contendere to or is found guilty of violating § 5-65-103 or
any other equivalent penal law of another state or
foreign jurisdiction shall be imprisoned or shall be
ordered to perform public service in lieu of jail as
follows:
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(1)(A) For no fewer than seven (7) days but no
more than one (1) year for the second offense
occurring within five (5) years of the first offense
or no fewer than thirty (30) days of community
service.
(B)(i) However, if a person under sixteen (16)
years of age was in the vehicle at the time of the
offense, for no fewer than thirty (30) days but no
more than one (1) year for the second offense
occurring within five (5) years of the first offense
or no fewer than sixty (60) days of community
service.
(ii) If the court orders community service, the
court shall clearly set forth in written findings the
reasons for the order of community service;
(2)(A) For no fewer than ninety (90) days but no
more than one (1) year for the third offense
occurring within five (5) years of the first offense
or no fewer than ninety (90) days of community
service.
(B)(i) However, if a person under sixteen (16)
years of age was in the vehicle at the time of the
offense, for no fewer than one hundred twenty
days (120) days but no more than one (1) year for
the third offense occurring within five (5) years of
the first offense or no fewer than one hundred
twenty (120) days of community service.
(ii) If the court orders community service, the
court shall clearly set forth in written findings the
reasons for the order of community service;
(3)(A) For at least one (1) year but no more than
six (6) years for the fourth offense occurring
within five (5) years of the first offense or not less
than one (1) year of community service and is
guilty of a felony.
(B)(i) However, if a person under sixteen (16)
years of age was in the vehicle at the time of the
offense, for at least two (2) years but no more than
six (6) years for the fourth offense occurring
within five (5) years of the first offense or not less
than two (2) years of community service and is
guilty of a felony.
(ii) If the court orders community service, the
court shall clearly set forth in written findings the
reasons for the order of community service; and
(4)(A)(i) For at least two (2) years but no more
than ten (10) years for the fifth or subsequent
offense occurring within five (5) years of the first
offense or not less than two (2) years of community
service and is guilty of a felony.
(ii) If the court orders community service, the
court shall clearly set forth in written findings the
reasons for the order of community service.
(B)(i) However, if a person under sixteen (16)
years of age was in the vehicle at the time of the
offense, for at least three (3) years but no more
than ten (10) years for the fifth offense occurring
within five (5) years of the first offense or not less
than three (3) years of community service and is
guilty of a felony.
(ii) If the court orders community service, the
court shall clearly set forth in written findings the
reasons for the order of community service.
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(c) For any arrest or offense occurring before July
30, 1999, but that has not reached a final disposition
as to judgment in court, the offense shall be decided
under the law in effect at the time the offense
occurred, and any defendant is subject to the penalty
provisions in effect at that time and not under the
provisions of this section.
(d) It is an affirmative defense to prosecution
under subdivisions (a)(2), (b)(1)(B), (b)(2)(B),
(b)(3)(B), and (b)(4)(B) of this section that the person
operating or in actual physical control of the motor
vehicle was not more than two (2) years older than
the passenger.
(e) A prior conviction for § 5-10-105(a)(1)(A) or
(B) is considered a previous offense for purposes of
subsection (b) of this section.
History. Acts 1983, No. 549, § 4; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-2504; Acts
1997, No. 1236, § 1; 1999, No. 1077, § 11; 2001, No. 1206, § 1;
2003, No. 1461, §§ 1, 2; 2009, No. 650, § 3.
5-65-112. Fines.
Any person who pleads guilty or nolo contendere
to or is found guilty of violating § 5-65-103 shall be
fined:
(1) No less than one hundred fifty dollars ($150)
and no more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) for
the first offense;
(2) No less than four hundred dollars ($400) and
no more than three thousand dollars ($3,000) for the
second offense occurring within five (5) years of the
first offense; and
(3) No less than nine hundred dollars ($900) and
no more than five thousand dollars ($5,000) for the
third or subsequent offense occurring within five (5)
years of the first offense.
History. Acts 1983, No. 549, § 5; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-2505; Acts
1993, No. 106, § 1; 1999, No. 1077, § 12.
5-65-113. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This section, concerning additional court
costs, was repealed by Acts 1995, No. 1256, § 20, as amended by
Acts 1995 (1st Ex. Sess.), No. 13, § 4. The section was derived from
Acts 1983, No. 918, §§ 1, 3; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 75-2531, 75-2532.
5-65-114. Inability to pay — Alternative public service work.
If it is determined that any individual against
whom fines, fees, or court costs are levied for driving
while intoxicated or driving while impaired is financially unable to pay the fines, fees, or costs, the court
levying the fines, fees, or costs shall order the
individual to perform public service work of such
type and for such duration as deemed appropriate by
the court.
History. Acts 1983, No. 918, § 4; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-2533.
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5-65-115. Alcohol treatment or education program — Fee.
5-65-116. Denial of driving privileges for minor — Restricted permit.
(a)(1) Any person whose driving privileges are
suspended or revoked for violating § 5-65-103, § 565-303, § 5-65-310, or § 3-3-203 is required to complete an alcohol education program provided by a
contractor with the Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Prevention or an alcoholism treatment program
licensed by the Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Prevention.
(2)(A) The alcohol education program may collect
a program fee of up to one hundred twenty-five
dollars ($125) per enrollee to offset program costs.
(B)(i) A person ordered to complete an alcohol
education program under this section may be
required to pay, in addition to the costs collected
for education or treatment, a fee of up to twentyfive dollars ($25.00) to offset the additional costs
associated with reporting requirements under this
subchapter.
(ii) The alcohol education program shall report
monthly to the Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Prevention all revenue derived from this fee.
(b)(1) A person whose license is suspended or
revoked for violating § 5-65-103 shall:
(A) Both:
(i) Furnish proof of attendance at and completion of the alcoholism treatment program or alcohol education program required under § 5-65104(b)(1) before reinstatement of his or her
suspended or revoked driver’s license; and
(ii) Pay any fee for reinstatement required under § 5-65-119 or § 5-65-304; or
(B) Furnish proof of dismissal or acquittal of
the charge on which the suspension or revocation
is based.
(2) An application for reinstatement shall be
made to the Office of Driver Services.
(c) Even if a person has filed a de novo petition for
review pursuant to § 5-65-402, the person is entitled to reinstatement of driving privileges upon
complying with this section and is not required to
postpone reinstatement until the disposition of the
de novo review in circuit court has occurred.
(d)(1) A person suspended under this act may
enroll in an alcohol education program prior to
disposition of the offense by the circuit court, district
court, or city court.
(2) However, the person is not entitled to any
refund of a fee paid if the charges are dismissed or if
the person is acquitted of the charges.
(e) Each alcohol education program or alcoholism
treatment program shall remit the fees imposed
under this section to the Office of Alcohol and Drug
Abuse Prevention.
(a) As used in this section, “drug offense” means
the same as in § 5-64-710.
(b)(1)(A) If a person who is less than eighteen (18)
years of age pleads guilty or nolo contendere to or
is found guilty of driving while intoxicated under
§ 5-65-101 et seq., or of any criminal offense
involving the illegal possession or use of controlled
substances, or of any drug offense, in this state or
any other state, or is found by a juvenile court to
have committed such an offense, the court having
jurisdiction of the matter, including any federal
court, shall prepare and transmit to the Department of Finance and Administration an order of
denial of driving privileges for the minor.
(B) A court within the State of Arkansas shall
prepare and transmit any order under subdivision
(b)(1)(A) of this section within twenty-four (24)
hours after the plea or finding to the department.
(C) A court outside Arkansas having jurisdiction over any person holding driving privileges
issued by the State of Arkansas shall prepare and
transmit any order under subdivision (b)(1)(A) of
this section pursuant to an agreement or arrangement entered into between that state and the
Director of the Department of Finance and Administration.
(D) An arrangement or agreement under subdivision (b)(1)(C) of this section may also provide
for the forwarding by the department of an order
issued by a court within this state to the state
where the person holds driving privileges issued
by that state.
(2) For any person holding driving privileges issued by the State of Arkansas, a court within this
state in a case of extreme and unusual hardship may
provide in an order for the issuance of a restricted
driving permit to allow driving to and from a place of
employment or driving to and from school.
(c) A penalty prescribed in this section or § 2716-914 is in addition to any other penalty prescribed
by law for an offense covered by this section and
§ 27-16-914.
(d) In regard to any offense involving illegal possession under this section, it is a defense if the
controlled substance is the property of an adult who
owns the vehicle.
History. Acts 1983, No. 549, § 7; 1985, No. 108, § 1; A.S.A. 1947,
§ 75-2507; Acts 1991, No. 486, § 1; 1995, No. 172, § 1; 1995, No.
263, § 1; 1995, No. 1032, § 1; 1995, No. 1256, § 20; 1995 (1st Ex.
Sess.), No. 13, § 4; 1999, No. 1077, § 13; 2003, No. 1462, § 2; 2005,
No. 1768, § 3; 2007, No. 251, § 2; 2007, No. 827, § 78; 2009, No.
748, § 28.
History. Acts 1989 (3rd Ex. Sess.), No. 93, §§ 1, 3, 4; 1993, No.
1257, § 2.
5-65-117. Seizure and sale of motor vehicles.
(a)(1)(A) Any person who pleads guilty or nolo
contendere or is found guilty of violating § 5-65103 for a fourth offense occurring within three (3)
years of the first offense, at the discretion of the
court, may have his or her motor vehicle seized.
(B) If the motor vehicle is seized, the title to the
motor vehicle is forfeited to the state.
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(2)(A) If ordered by the court, it is the duty of the
sheriff of the county where the offense occurred to
seize the motor vehicle.
(B) The court may issue an order directing the
sheriff to sell the motor vehicle seized at a public
auction to the highest bidder within thirty (30)
days from the date of judgment.
(b)(1) The sheriff shall advertise the motor vehicle for sale for a period of two (2) weeks prior to the
date of sale by at least one (1) insertion per week in
a newspaper having a bona fide circulation in the
county.
(2) The notice shall include a brief description of
the motor vehicle to be sold and the time, place, and
terms of the sale.
(c) The proceeds of the sale of the seized motor
vehicle shall be deposited into the county general
fund.
(d)(1) After the sheriff has made the sale and has
turned over the proceeds of the sale to the county
treasurer, the sheriff shall report his or her actions
to the court in which the defendant was tried.
(2) The report required by subdivision (d)(1) of
this section shall be filed with the court within sixty
(60) days from the date of judgment.
(e) A forfeiture of a conveyance encumbered by a
bona fide security interest is subject to the interest
of the secured party if the secured party neither had
knowledge of nor consented to the act or omission.
History. Acts 1989 (3rd Ex. Sess.), No. 94, § 1.
5-65-118. Additional penalties — Ignition interlock devices.
(a)(1)(A)(i) In addition to any other penalty authorized for a violation of this chapter, upon an
arrest of a person for violating § 5-65-103 for a
first or second offense, the Office of Driver Services may restrict the person to operating only a
motor vehicle that is equipped with a functioning
ignition interlock device.
(ii) The restriction may continue for a period of
up to one (1) year after the person’s license is no
longer suspended or restricted under the provisions of § 5-65-104.
(B) Upon a finding that a person is financially
able to afford an ignition interlock device and
upon an arrest for a violation of § 5-65-103 for a
third or subsequent offense, the office may restrict
the offender to operate only a motor vehicle that is
equipped with a functioning ignition interlock
device for up to one (1) year after the person’s
license is no longer suspended or restricted under
§ 5-65-104.
(2) In accordance with the requirements under
the provisions of § 5-65-104, the office may issue an
ignition interlock restricted license to the person
only after the person has verified installation of a
functioning ignition interlock device to the office in
any motor vehicle the person intends to operate,
5-65-118
except for an exemption allowed under subsection
(g) of this section.
(3) The office shall establish:
(A) A specific calibration setting no lower than
two hundredths of one percent (.02%) nor more
than five hundredths of one percent (.05%) of
alcohol in the person’s blood at which the ignition
interlock device will prevent the motor vehicle’s
being started; and
(B) The period of time that the person is subject
to the restriction.
(4) As used in this section, “ignition interlock
device” means a device that connects a motor vehicle
ignition system to a breath-alcohol analyzer and
prevents a motor vehicle ignition from starting if a
driver’s blood alcohol level exceeds the calibration
setting on the device.
(b) Upon restricting the offender to the use of an
ignition interlock device, the office shall:
(1)(A) State on the record the requirement for and
the period of use of the ignition interlock device.
(B) However, if the office restricts the offender
to the use of an ignition interlock device in conjunction with the issuance of an ignition interlock
restricted license under a provision of § 5-65-104,
the period of requirement of use of the ignition
interlock device shall be at least the remaining
time period of the original suspension imposed
under § 5-65-104;
(2) Ensure that the records of the office reflect
that the person may not operate a motor vehicle that
is not equipped with an ignition interlock device;
(3) Attach or imprint a notation on the driver’s
license of any person restricted under this section
stating that the person may operate only a motor
vehicle equipped with an ignition interlock device;
(4) Require the person restricted under this section to show proof of installation of a certified
ignition interlock device prior to the issuance by the
office of an ignition interlock restricted license under
a provision of § 5-65-104;
(5) Require proof of the installation of the ignition
interlock device and periodic reporting by the person
for verification of the proper operation of the ignition
interlock device;
(6) Require the person to have the ignition interlock device serviced and monitored at least every
sixty-seven (67) days for proper use and accuracy by
an entity approved by the Department of Health;
and
(7)(A) Require the person to pay the reasonable
cost of leasing or buying and monitoring and
maintaining the ignition interlock device.
(B) The office may establish a payment schedule for the reasonable cost of leasing or buying and
monitoring and maintaining the ignition interlock
device.
(c)(1) A person restricted under this section to
operate only a motor vehicle that is equipped with
an ignition interlock device may not solicit or have
another person start or attempt to start a motor
vehicle equipped with an ignition interlock device.
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(2) Except as provided in subsection (g) of this
section, a violation of this subsection is a Class A
misdemeanor.
(d)(1) A person may not start or attempt to start a
motor vehicle equipped with an ignition interlock
device for the purpose of providing an operable
motor vehicle to a person who is restricted under
this section to operate only a motor vehicle that is
equipped with an ignition interlock device.
(2) Except as provided in subsection (g) of this
section, a violation of this subsection is a Class A
misdemeanor.
(e)(1) A person may not tamper with or in any
way attempt to circumvent the operation of an
ignition interlock device that has been installed in a
motor vehicle.
(2) Except as provided in subsection (g) of this
section, a violation of this subsection is a Class A
misdemeanor.
(f)(1) A person may not knowingly provide a motor vehicle not equipped with a functioning ignition
interlock device to another person who the provider
of the vehicle knows or should know was restricted
to operate only a motor vehicle equipped with an
ignition interlock device.
(2) Except as provided in subsection (g) of this
section, a violation of this subsection is a Class A
misdemeanor.
(g)(1) Any person found to have violated subsections (c)-(f) of this section is guilty of a Class A
misdemeanor.
(2) However, the penalty provided in subdivision
(g)(1) of this section does not apply if:
(A) The starting of a motor vehicle or the request to start a motor vehicle equipped with an
ignition interlock device is done for the purpose of
safety or mechanical repair of the ignition interlock device or the motor vehicle and the person
subject to the restriction does not operate the
motor vehicle; or
(B)(i) The court finds that a person is required
to operate a motor vehicle in the course and scope
of the person’s employment and, if the motor
vehicle is owned by the employer, that the person
may operate that motor vehicle during regular
working hours for the purposes of his or her
employment without installation of an ignition
interlock device if the employer has been notified
of the driving privilege restriction and if proof of
that notification is with the motor vehicle.
(ii) However, the employment exemption in
subdivision (g)(2)(B)(i) does not apply if the business entity that owns the motor vehicle is owned
or controlled by the person who is prohibited from
operating a motor vehicle not equipped with an
ignition interlock device.
(h) If the person restricted under this section
cannot provide proof of installation of a functioning
ignition interlock device to the office under subsection (a) of this section, the office shall not issue an
ignition interlock restricted license as authorized
under this section.
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(i) In addition to any other penalty authorized
under this section, if the office finds that a person
has violated a condition under this section related to
the proper use, circumvention, or maintenance of an
ignition interlock device, the office shall revoke the
ignition interlock restricted license and reinstate a
license suspension for the term of the original license suspension.
(j) Any person whose license was suspended under § 5-65-104 who would otherwise be eligible to
obtain an ignition interlock restricted license may
petition the office for a hearing and the office or its
designated official may issue an ignition interlock
restricted license as authorized under the applicable
provisions of §§ 5-65-104 and 5-65-205.
(k)(1) The department shall:
(A) Certify the ignition interlock devices for use
in this state,
(B) Approve the entities that install and monitor the ignition interlock devices; and
(C) Adopt rules and regulations for the certification of the ignition interlock devices and ignition interlock device installation.
(2) The rules and regulations shall require an
ignition interlock device, at a minimum, to:
(A) Not impede the safe operation of the motor
vehicle;
(B) Minimize the opportunities to be bypassed;
(C) Work accurately and reliably in an unsupervised environment;
(D) Properly and accurately measure the person’s blood alcohol levels;
(E) Minimize the inconvenience to a sober user;
and
(F) Be manufactured by an entity that is responsible for installation, user training, and servicing and maintenance of the ignition interlock
device, and that is capable of providing monitoring
reports to the office.
(3) The division shall develop a warning label to
be affixed to any ignition interlock device used in the
state to warn any person of the possible penalties for
tampering with or attempting to circumvent the
ignition interlock device.
(4) The division shall:
(A) Publish and update a list of certified ignition interlock device manufacturers and approved
ignition interlock device installers; and
(B) Periodically provide the list required by
subdivision (k)(4)(A) of this section to the office.
History. Acts 1993, No. 298, § 1; 1995, No. 1296, § 8; 1999, No.
1468, § 2; 2001, No. 1206, § 2; 2001, No. 1501, § 2; 2005, No. 1234,
§ 2; 2007, No. 827, § 79.
5-65-119. Distribution of fee.
(a) The Office of Driver Services shall charge a fee
to be calculated as provided under subsection (b) of
this section for reinstating a driving privilege suspended or revoked because of an arrest for operating
or being in actual physical control of a motor vehicle
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while intoxicated or while there was an alcohol
concentration of eight-hundredths (0.08) or more in
the person’s breath or blood, § 5-65-103, or refusing
to submit to a chemical test of blood, breath, or urine
for the purpose of determining the alcohol or controlled substance contents of the person’s blood or
breath, § 5-65-205, and the fee shall be distributed
as follows:
(1) Seven percent (7%) of the revenues derived
from this fee shall be deposited into the State
Treasury as special revenues and credited to the
Public Health Fund to be used exclusively for the
Office of Alcohol Testing of the Division of Health of
the Department of Health and Human Services;
(2) Thirty-three percent (33%) of the revenues
derived from this fee shall be deposited as special
revenues into the State Treasury into the Constitutional Officers Fund and the State Central Services
Fund as a direct revenue to be used by the Office of
Driver Services for use in supporting the administrative driver’s licensing revocation and sanctions
programs provided for in this subchapter;
(3) Ten percent (10%) of the revenues derived
from this fee shall be deposited into the State
Treasury, and the Treasurer of State shall credit
them as general revenues to the various funds in the
respective amounts to each and to be used for the
purposes as provided in the Revenue Stabilization
Law, § 19-5-101 et seq.; and
(4) Fifty percent (50%) of the revenues derived
from this fee shall be deposited into the State
Treasury as special revenues to the credit of the
Department of Arkansas State Police Fund.
(b)(1)(A) The reinstatement fee shall be calculated by multiplying one hundred fifty dollars
($150) by each separate occurrence of an offense
resulting in an administrative suspension order
under § 5-65-103 or § 5-65-205 unless the administrative suspension order has been removed because:
(i) The person has been found not guilty of the
offense by a circuit court or district court; or
(ii) A de novo review of the administrative suspension order by the Office of Driver Services
results in the removal.
(B) The fee under this section is supplemental
to and in addition to any fee imposed under
§ 5-65-304, § 5-65-310, § 27-16-508, or § 27-16808.
(2) As used in this subsection, “occurrence” means
each separate calendar date when an offense or
offenses take place.
History. Acts 1995, No. 802, § 2; 2001, No. 561, § 6; 2003, No.
1001, § 1; 2005, No. 1992, § 1.
5-65-120. Restricted driving permit.
(a) Following an administrative hearing for suspension or revocation of a driver’s license as provided for in § 5-65-402, or upon a request of a person
whose privilege to drive has been denied or sus-
5-65-121
pended, the Office of Driver Services or its designated agent may modify the denial or suspension in
a case of extreme and unusual hardship by the
issuance of a restricted driving permit when, upon a
review of the person’s driving record for a time
period of five (5) years prior to the current denial,
revocation, or suspension of driving privilege or a
driver’s license, at the discretion of the office or its
designated agent it is determined that:
(1) The person:
(A) Is not a multiple traffic law offender; or
(B) Does not present a threat to the general
public; and
(2) No other adequate means of transportation
exists for the person except to allow driving in any of
the following situations:
(A) To and from the person’s place of employment;
(B) In the course of the person’s employment;
(C) To and from an educational institution for
the purpose of attending a class if the person is
enrolled and regularly attending a class at the
institution;
(D) To and from an alcohol education program
or alcoholism treatment program for drunk drivers; or
(E) To and from a hospital or clinic for medical
treatment or care for an illness, disease, or other
medical condition of the person or a family member.
(b) The restricted driving permit shall state the
specific times and circumstances under which driving is permitted.
(c) The restricted driving permit shall not be
granted to any person suspended for a second or
subsequent offense of violating § 5-65-103, § 5-65205, § 5-65-303, or § 5-65-310.
History. Acts 1995, No. 802, §§ 3, 5; 1997, No. 1325, § 3; 1999,
No. 1077, § 14; 2007, No. 827, § 80; 2009, No. 748, § 29; 2009, No.
1293, § 2.
5-65-121. Victim impact panel attendance —
Fee.
(a)(1) A person whose driving privileges are suspended or revoked for violating § 5-65-103, § 5-65205, § 5-65-303, § 5-65-310, or § 3-3-203 shall attend a victim impact panel sponsored by an
organization approved by the Office of Alcohol and
Drug Abuse Prevention of the Department of Human Services.
(2) The organization selected by the office shall be
an organization that provides statewide services to
victims of drunk driving.
(b)(1) The organization approved by the office
may collect a program fee of ten dollars ($10.00) per
enrollee to offset program costs to be remitted to the
organization.
(2) The organization approved by the office shall
provide proof of attendance and completion to the
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person required to attend the victim impact panel
upon completion of the victim impact panel.
History. Acts 2009, No. 946, § 1.
SUBCHAPTER 2 — CHEMICAL ANALYSIS
BODY SUBSTANCES
SECTION.
5-65-201.
5-65-202.
5-65-203.
5-65-204.
5-65-205.
5-65-206.
5-65-207.
5-65-208.
OF
Rules and regulations.
Implied consent.
Administration.
Validity — Approved methods.
Refusal to submit.
Evidence in prosecution.
Alcohol testing devices.
Motor vehicle accidents — Testing required.
5-65-201. Rules and regulations.
The Division of Health of the Department of
Health and Human Services may promulgate rules
and regulations reasonably necessary to carry out
the purposes of this subchapter.
History. Acts 1969, No. 106, § 2; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-1046.
5-65-202. Implied consent.
(a) Any person who operates a motor vehicle or is
in actual physical control of a motor vehicle in this
state is deemed to have given consent, subject to the
provisions of § 5-65-203, to one (1) or more chemical
tests of his or her blood, breath, or urine for the
purpose of determining the alcohol or controlled
substance content of his or her breath or blood if:
(1) The person is arrested for any offense arising
out of an act alleged to have been committed while
the person was driving while intoxicated or driving
while there was an alcohol concentration of eight
hundredths (0.08) or more in the person’s breath or
blood;
(2) The person is involved in an accident while
operating or in actual physical control of a motor
vehicle; or
(3) At the time the person is arrested for driving
while intoxicated, the law enforcement officer has
reasonable cause to believe that the person, while
operating or in actual physical control of a motor
vehicle, is intoxicated or has an alcohol concentration of eight hundredths (0.08) or more in the
person’s breath or blood.
(b) Any person who is dead, unconscious, or otherwise in a condition rendering him or her incapable
of refusal is deemed not to have withdrawn the
consent provided by subsection (a) of this section,
and one (1) or more chemical tests may be administered subject to the provisions of § 5-65-203.
History. Acts 1969, No. 106, § 1; 1971, No. 55, § 1; 1971, No.
306, § 1; 1973, No. 127, § 1; 1975, No. 660, § 1; 1983, No. 549,
§ 11; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-1045; Acts 1987, No. 75, § 1; 1993, No. 132,
§ 1; 2001, No. 561, § 7; 2009, No. 431, § 1.
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5-65-203. Administration.
(a) One (1) or more chemical tests authorized in
§ 5-65-202 shall be administered at the direction of
a law enforcement officer having reasonable cause to
believe the person to have been operating or in
actual physical control of a motor vehicle while
intoxicated or while there was an alcohol concentration of eight hundredths (0.08) or more in the
person’s breath or blood.
(b)(1) The law enforcement agency by which the
law enforcement officer is employed shall designate
which chemical test or chemical tests shall be administered, and the law enforcement agency is responsible for paying any expense incurred in conducting the chemical test or chemical tests.
(2) If the person tested requests that additional
chemical test or chemical tests be made, as authorized in § 5-65-204(e), the cost of the additional
chemical test or chemical tests shall be borne by the
person tested, unless the person is found not guilty
in which case the arresting law enforcement agency
shall reimburse the person for the cost of the additional chemical test or chemical tests.
(3) If any person objects to the taking of his or her
blood for a chemical test, as authorized in this
chapter, the breath or urine of the person may be
used to make the chemical analysis.
History. Acts 1969, No. 106, § 1; 1971, No. 55, § 1; 1971, No.
306, § 1; 1973, No. 127, § 1; 1975, No. 660, § 1; 1983, No. 549,
§ 11; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-1045; Acts 1987, No. 75, § 1; 2001, No. 561,
§ 8; 2009, No. 431, § 2.
5-65-204. Validity — Approved methods.
(a)(1) “Alcohol concentration” means either:
(A) Grams of alcohol per one hundred milliliters (100 ml) or one hundred cubic centimeters
(100 cc) of blood; or
(B) Grams of alcohol per two hundred ten liters
(210 l) of breath.
(2) The alcohol concentration of other bodily substances is based upon grams of alcohol per one
hundred milliliters (100 ml) or one hundred cubic
centimeters (100 cc) of blood, the same being percent
weight per volume or percent alcohol concentration.
(b)(1)(A) A chemical analysis made to determine
the presence and amount of alcohol in a person’s
blood, urine, or breath to be considered valid
under this chapter shall be performed according to
a method approved by the Department of Health
or by an individual possessing a valid certificate
issued by the department for this purpose.
(B) The department may:
(i) Approve satisfactory techniques or methods
for the chemical analysis;
(ii) Ascertain the qualifications and competence of an individual to conduct the chemical
analysis; and
(iii) Issue a certificate that is subject to termination or revocation at the discretion of the department.
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(C)(i) An auxiliary law enforcement officer appointed as a reserve law enforcement officer and
certified by the department in the operation of an
instrument used to determine the alcohol content
of the breath may operate an instrument used to
determine the alcohol content of the breath under
this chapter.
(ii) The department shall promulgate rules to
implement subdivision (b)(1)(C)(i) of this section.
(2) However, a method of chemical analysis of a
person’s blood, urine, or other bodily substance
made by the State Crime Laboratory for determining the presence of one (1) or more controlled substances or any intoxicant is exempt from approval by
the division or the State Board of Health.
(c) To be considered valid under the provisions of
this section, a chemical analysis of a person’s blood,
urine, breath, or other bodily substance for determining the alcohol content of the blood or breath
shall be performed according to a method approved
by the board.
(d)(1) When a person submits to a blood test at
the request of a law enforcement officer under a
provision of this section, blood may be drawn by a
physician or a person acting under the direction and
supervision of a physician.
(2) The limitation in subdivision (d)(1) of this
section does not apply to the taking of a breath or
urine specimen.
(3)(A) No person, institution, or office in this state
that withdraws blood for the purpose of determining alcohol or controlled substance content of the
blood at the request of a law enforcement officer
under a provision of this chapter shall be held
liable for violating any criminal law of this state in
connection with the withdrawing of the blood.
(B) No physician, institution, or person acting
under the direction or supervision of a physician
shall be held liable in tort for the withdrawal of
the blood unless the person is negligent in connection with the withdrawal of the blood or the blood
is taken over the objections of the subject.
(e)(1) The person tested may have a physician or
a qualified technician, registered nurse, or other
qualified person of his or her own choice administer
a complete chemical test in addition to any chemical
test administered at the direction of a law enforcement officer.
(2) The law enforcement officer shall advise the
person in writing of the right provided in subdivision
(e)(1) of this section and that if the person chooses to
have an additional chemical test and the person is
found not guilty, the arresting law enforcement
agency shall reimburse the person for the cost of the
additional chemical test.
(3) The refusal or failure of a law enforcement
officer to advise a person of the right provided in
subdivision (e)(1) of this section and to permit and
assist the person to obtain a chemical test under
subdivision (e)(1) of this section precludes the admission of evidence relating to a chemical test taken
at the direction of a law enforcement officer.
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(f) Upon the request of the person who submits to
a chemical test at the request of a law enforcement
officer, full information concerning the chemical test
shall be made available to the person or to his or her
attorney.
History. Acts 1969, No. 106, §§ 1, 2; 1971, No. 55, § 1; 1971, No.
306, § 1; 1973, No. 127, § 1; 1975, No. 660, § 1; 1983, No. 549,
§ 11; 1985, No. 169, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 75-1045, 75-1046; Acts
1989, No. 361, § 1; 2001, No. 561, §§ 9, 10; 2005, No. 886, § 1;
2011, No. 1240, § 1.
5-65-205. Refusal to submit.
(a)(1) If a person under arrest refuses upon the
request of a law enforcement officer to submit to a
chemical test designated by the law enforcement
agency, as provided in § 5-65-202, no chemical test
shall be given, and the person’s motor vehicle operator’s license shall be seized by the law enforcement
officer, and the law enforcement officer shall immediately deliver to the person from whom the motor
vehicle operator’s license was seized a temporary
driving permit, as provided by § 5-65-402.
(2) Refusal to submit to a chemical test under this
subsection is a strict liability offense and is a violation pursuant to § 5-1-108.
(b) The Office of Driver Services shall then proceed to suspend or revoke the driving privilege of the
arrested person, as provided in § 5-65-402. The
suspension shall be as follows:
(1)(A)(i) Suspension for one hundred eighty (180)
days for the first offense of refusing to submit to a
chemical test of blood, breath, or urine for the
purpose of determining the alcohol or controlled
substance content of the person’s blood or breath.
(ii)(a) However, if the office allows the issuance
of an ignition interlock restricted license under
§ 5-65-118, the ignition interlock restricted license shall be available immediately.
(b) The ignition interlock restricted license provision of § 5-65-118 does not apply to the suspension under subdivision (b)(1)(A)(i) of this section if
the person is arrested for an offense of operating
or being in actual physical control of a motor
vehicle while intoxicated by the ingestion of or by
the use of a controlled substance.
(iii) The restricted driving permit provision of
§ 5-65-120 does not apply to this suspension.
(B) The office, in addition to any other penalty,
shall deny to that person the issuance of an
operator’s license until that person has been issued an ignition interlock restricted license for a
period of six (6) months;
(2) Suspension for two (2) years, during which no
restricted permit may be issued, for a second offense
of refusing to submit to a chemical test of blood,
breath, or urine for the purposes of determining the
alcohol or controlled substance content of the person’s blood or breath within five (5) years of the first
offense;
(3) Revocation for three (3) years, during which
no restricted permit may be issued, for the third
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offense of refusing to submit to a chemical test of
blood, breath, or urine for the purpose of determining the alcohol or controlled substance content of the
person’s blood within five (5) years of the first
offense; and
(4) Lifetime revocation, during which no restricted permit may be issued, for the fourth or
subsequent offense of refusing to submit to a chemical test of blood, breath, or urine for the purpose of
determining the alcohol or controlled substance content of the person’s blood or breath within five (5)
years of the first offense.
(c) [Repealed.]
(d) In order to determine the number of previous
offenses to consider when suspending or revoking
the arrested person’s driving privileges, the office
shall consider as a previous offense any of the
following that occurred within the five (5) years
immediately before the current offense:
(1) Any conviction for an offense of refusing to
submit to a chemical test; and
(2) Any suspension or revocation of driving privileges for an arrest for refusing to submit to a
chemical test when the person was not subsequently
acquitted of the criminal charge.
(e) In addition to any other penalty provided for
in this section:
(1) If the person is a resident without a license or
permit to operate a motor vehicle in this state, the
office shall deny to that person the issuance of a
license or permit for a period of six (6) months for a
first offense; and
(2) For a second or subsequent offense by a resident without a license or permit to operate a motor
vehicle, the office shall deny to that person the
issuance of a license or permit for a period of one (1)
year.
History. Acts 1969, No. 106, § 1; 1971, No. 55, § 1; 1971, No.
306, § 1; 1973, No. 127, § 1; 1975, No. 660, § 1; 1983, No. 549,
§ 11; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-1045; Acts 1987, No. 277, § 1; 1995, No.
802, §§ 4, 5; 1999, No. 1077, § 15; 2001, No. 1501, § 3; 2003, No.
1779, § 2; 2005, No. 1234, § 1; 2007, No. 712, § 2; 2009, No. 359,
§ 4; 2009, No. 633, § 4, 2009, No. 748, § 30.
5-65-206. Evidence in prosecution.
(a) In any criminal prosecution of a person
charged with the offense of driving while intoxicated, the amount of alcohol in the defendant’s
breath or blood at the time or within four (4) hours
of the alleged offense, as shown by chemical analysis
of the defendant’s blood, urine, breath, or other
bodily substance gives rise to the following:
(1) If there was at that time an alcohol concentration of four hundredths (0.04) or less in the defendant’s blood, urine, breath, or other bodily substance, it is presumed that the defendant was not
under the influence of intoxicating liquor; and
(2) If there was at the time an alcohol concentration in excess of four hundredths (0.04) but less than
eight hundredths (0.08) by weight of alcohol in the
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defendant’s blood, urine, breath, or other bodily
substance, this fact does not give rise to any presumption that the defendant was or was not under
the influence of intoxicating liquor, but this fact may
be considered with other competent evidence in
determining the guilt or innocence of the defendant.
(b) The provisions in subsection (a) of this section
shall not be construed as limiting the introduction of
any other relevant evidence bearing upon the question of whether or not the defendant was intoxicated.
(c) The chemical analysis referred to in this section shall be made by a method approved by the
State Board of Health.
(d)(1)(A) Except as provided in subsection (e) of
this section, a record or report of a certification,
rule, evidence analysis, or other document pertaining to work performed by the Office of Alcohol
Testing of the Department of Health under the
authority of this chapter shall be received as
competent evidence as to the matters contained in
the record or report in a court of this state, subject
to the applicable rules of criminal procedure when
duly attested to by the Director of the Office of
Alcohol Testing of the Department of Health or his
or her assistant, in the form of an original signature or by certification of a copy.
(B) A document described in subdivision
(d)(1)(A) of this section is self-authenticating.
(2) However, the instrument performing the
chemical analysis shall have been duly certified at
least one (1) time in the last three (3) months
preceding arrest, and the operator of the instrument
shall have been properly trained and certified.
(3) Nothing in this section is deemed to abrogate
a defendant’s right to confront the person who
performs the calibration test or check on the instrument, the operator of the instrument, or a representative of the office.
(4) The testimony of the appropriate analyst or
official may be compelled by the issuance of a proper
subpoena by the party who wishes to call the appropriate analyst or official given ten (10) days prior to
the date of hearing or trial, in which case the record
or report is admissible through the analyst or official, who is subject to cross-examination by the
defendant or his or her counsel.
(e) When a chemical analysis of a defendant’s
blood, urine, or other bodily substance is made by
the State Crime Laboratory for the purpose of ascertaining the presence of one (1) or more controlled
substances or any intoxicant, other than alcohol, in
any criminal prosecution under § 5-65-103, § 5-65303, or § 5-10-105, the provisions of § 12-12-313
govern the admissibility of the chemical analysis
into evidence rather than the provisions of this
section.
History. Acts 1957, No. 346, § 1; 1961, No. 215, § 1; 1969, No.
17, § 1; 1971, No. 578, § 1; 1983, No. 549, § 12; A.S.A. 1947,
§ 75-1031.1; Acts 1989, No. 928, § 1; 1999, No. 462, § 1; 2001, No.
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561, §§ 11, 12; 2005, No. 886, § 2; 2007, No. 650, § 1; 2009, No.
748, § 31.
5-65-207. Alcohol testing devices.
(a)(1) Any instrument used to determine the alcohol content of the breath for the purpose of determining if the person was operating a motor vehicle
while intoxicated or with an alcohol concentration of
eight hundredths (0.08) or more shall be so constructed that the analysis is made automatically
when a sample of the person’s breath is placed in the
instrument, and without any adjustment or other
action of the person administering the analysis.
(2) The instrument shall be so constructed that
the alcohol content is shown by visible digital display on the instrument and on an automatic readout.
(b) Any breath analysis made by or through the
use of an instrument that does not conform to the
requirements prescribed in this section is inadmissible in any criminal or civil proceeding.
(c)(1) The State Board of Health may adopt appropriate rules and regulations to carry out the
intent and purposes of this section, and only instruments approved by the board as meeting the requirements of this section and regulations of the
board shall be used for making the breath analysis
for determining alcohol concentration.
(2)(A) The Department of Health specifically may
limit by its rules the types or models of testing
devices that may be approved for use in Arkansas
for the purposes set forth in this section.
(B) The approved types or models shall be
specified by manufacturer’s name and model.
(d) Any law enforcement agency that conducts
alcohol testing shall maintain full compliance with
this section.
History. Acts 1985, No. 533, §§ 1-3; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 75-1046.1 —
75-1046.3; Acts 1989, No. 419, § 1; 2001, No. 561, § 13; 2007, No.
827, § 81.
5-65-208. Motor vehicle accidents — Testing
required.
(a)(1) When the driver of a motor vehicle is involved in an accident resulting in loss of human life
or when there is reason to believe death may result,
in addition to a penalty established elsewhere under
state law, a chemical test of the driver’s blood,
breath, or urine shall be administered to the driver,
even if fatally injured, to determine the presence of
and percentage of concentration of alcohol or the
presence of drugs, or both, in the driver’s body.
(b)(1) The law enforcement agency that investigates an accident described in subsection (a) of this
section, the physician in attendance, or any other
person designated by state law shall order the
chemical test as soon as practicable.
(2)(A) The medical personnel who conducted the
chemical test under subsection (a) of this section
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of the driver’s blood, breath, or urine shall forward
the results of the chemical test to the Department
of Arkansas State Police, and the department
shall establish and maintain the results of the
analyses required by subsection (a) of this section
in a database.
(B) The information in the database shall reflect the number of fatal motor vehicle accidents in
which:
(i) Alcohol was found to be a factor, with the
percentage of alcohol concentration involved;
(ii) Drugs were found to be a factor, listing the
class of drugs so found and their amounts; and
(iii) Both alcohol and drugs were found to be
factors, with the percentage of alcohol concentration involved, and listing the class of drugs so
found and their amounts.
(c) The results of the analyses required by this
section shall be reported to the department and may
be used by state and local officials for statistical
purposes that do not reveal the identity of the
deceased person or for any law enforcement purpose,
including prosecution for the violation of any law.
History. Acts 1995, No. 711, § 2; 1995, No. 1105, § 2; 2003, No.
950, § 1; 2009, No. 423, § 1; 2011, No. 1120, § 13.
SUBCHAPTER 3 — UNDERAGE DRIVING UNDER
THE INFLUENCE LAW
SECTION.
5-65-301.
5-65-302.
5-65-303.
5-65-304.
5-65-305.
5-65-306.
5-65-307.
5-65-308.
5-65-309.
5-65-310.
5-65-311.
Title.
Definitions.
Conduct proscribed.
Seizure, suspension, and revocation of license — Temporary permits.
Fines.
Public service work.
Alcohol and driving education program.
No probation prior to adjudication of guilt.
Implied consent.
Refusal to submit.
Relationship to other laws.
5-65-301. Title.
This subchapter may be known and cited as the
“Underage Driving Under the Influence Law” or the
“Underage DUI Law”.
History. Acts 1993, No. 863, § 1.
5-65-302. Definitions.
As used in this subchapter:
(1) “Influence” means being controlled or affected
by the ingestion of an alcoholic beverage or similar
intoxicant, or any combination of an alcoholic beverage or similar intoxicant, to such a degree that the
driver’s reactions, motor skills, and judgment are
altered or diminished, even to the slightest scale,
and the underage driver, therefore, due to inexperience and lack of skill, constitutes a danger of physi-
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cal injury or death to himself or herself and other
motorists or pedestrians; and
(2) “Underage” means any person who is under
twenty-one (21) years of age and therefore may not
legally consume alcoholic beverages in Arkansas.
History. Acts 1993, No. 863, § 2.
5-65-303. Conduct proscribed.
(a) It is unlawful and punishable as provided in
this subchapter for any underage person to operate
or be in actual physical control of a motor vehicle
while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage or
similar intoxicant.
(b) It is unlawful and punishable as provided in
this subchapter for any underage person to operate
or be in actual physical control of a motor vehicle if
at that time there was an alcohol concentration of
two-hundredths (0.02) but less than eight-hundredths (0.08) in the underage person’s breath or
blood as determined by a chemical test of the underage person’s blood or breath or other bodily substance.
History. Acts 1993, No. 863, § 3; 2001, No. 561, § 14.
5-65-304. Seizure, suspension, and revocation
of license — Temporary permits.
(a) At the time of arrest for violating § 5-65-303,
the arresting law enforcement officer shall seize the
motor vehicle operator’s license of the underage
person arrested and issue to the underage person a
temporary driving permit as provided by § 5-65402.
(b)(1) The Office of Driver Services shall suspend
or revoke the driving privileges of the arrested
underage person under the provisions of § 5-65-402
and the arrested underage person shall have the
same right to hearing and judicial review as provided under § 5-65-402.
(2) The suspension or revocation shall be as follows:
(A) Suspension for ninety (90) days for the first
offense of violating § 5-65-303;
(B) Suspension for one (1) year for the second
offense of violating § 5-65-303; and
(C)(i) Revocation for the third or subsequent
offense of violating § 5-65-303 occurring while the
person is underage.
(ii) Revocation is until the underage person
reaches twenty-one (21) years of age or for a
period of three (3) years, whichever is longer.
(c) In order to determine the number of previous
offenses to consider when suspending or revoking
the arrested underage person’s driving privileges,
the office shall consider as a previous offense:
(1) Any conviction for violating § 5-65-103 or § 565-303; and
(2) Any suspension or revocation of driving privileges for an arrest for a violation of § 5-65-103 or
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§ 5-65-303 when the person was not subsequently
acquitted of the criminal charge.
(d)(1)(A)(i) The office shall charge a fee to be
calculated as provided under subdivision (d)(2)(B)
of this section for reinstating a driver’s license
suspended because of a violation of § 5-65-303 or
§ 5-65-310.
(ii) Forty percent (40%) of the revenues derived
from this fee shall be deposited into the State
Treasury as special revenues and credited to the
Public Health Fund to be used exclusively for the
Blood Alcohol Program of the Department of
Health.
(B) The reinstatement fee is calculated by multiplying twenty-five dollars ($25.00) by each separate occurrence of an offenses resulting in an
administrative suspension order under § 5-65303 unless the administrative suspension order
has been removed because:
(i) The person has been found not guilty of the
offense by a circuit court or district court; or
(ii) A de novo review of the administrative suspension order by the office results in the removal.
(C) The fee under this section is supplemental
to and in addition to any fee imposed under
§ 5-65-119, § 5-65-310, § 27-16-508, or § 27-16808.
(2) As used in this subsection, “occurrence” means
each separate calendar date when an offense or
offenses take place.
History. Acts 1993, No. 863, § 4; 1999, No. 1077, § 16; 2005, No.
1992, § 2; 2007, No. 712, § 3.
5-65-305. Fines.
(a) Any person who pleads guilty or nolo contendere to or is found guilty of violating § 5-65-303 or
§ 5-65-310 shall be fined:
(1) No less than one hundred dollars ($100) and
not more than five hundred dollars ($500) for the
first offense;
(2) No less than two hundred dollars ($200) and
not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) for the
second offense occurring underage; and
(3) No less than five hundred dollars ($500) and
not more than two thousand dollars ($2,000) for the
third or subsequent offense occurring underage.
(b) For the purpose of determining an underage
person’s fine under this subchapter, an underage
person who has one (1) or more previous convictions
or suspensions for a violation of § 5-65-103 or § 565-205 is deemed to have a conviction for a violation
of this subchapter for each conviction for driving
while intoxicated.
History. Acts 1993, No. 863, § 5; 1999, No. 1077, § 17.
5-65-306. Public service work.
(a) Any underage person who pleads guilty or
nolo contendere to or is found guilty of violating
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§ 5-65-303 or § 5-65-310 shall be ordered by the
court to perform public service work of the type and
for the duration as deemed appropriate by the court.
(b) The period of community service shall be for:
(1) No less than thirty (30) days for a second
offense of violating § 5-65-303; and
(2) No less than sixty (60) days for a third or
subsequent offense of violating § 5-65-303.
History. Acts 1993, No. 863, § 6; 1999, No. 1077, § 18.
5-65-307. Alcohol and driving education program.
(a)(1)(A) Any person who has his or her driving
privileges suspended, revoked, or denied for violating § 3-3-203, § 5-65-310, or § 5-65-303 is required to complete an alcohol and driving education program for underage drivers as prescribed
and approved by the Office of Alcohol and Drug
Abuse Prevention or an alcoholism treatment program licensed by the Office of Alcohol and Drug
Abuse Prevention, or both, in addition to any
other penalty provided in this chapter.
(B) If during the period of suspension or revocation in subdivision (a)(1)(A) of this section the
underage person commits an additional violation
of § 3-3-203 or § 5-65-303, the underage person is
also required to complete an approved alcohol and
driving education program or alcoholism treatment program for each additional violation.
(2) The Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention shall approve only those programs in alcohol
and driving education that are targeted at the
underage driving group and are intended to intervene and prevent repeat occurrences of driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated.
(3)(A)(i) The alcohol and driving education program may collect a program fee of up to one
hundred twenty-five dollars ($125) per enrollee to
offset program costs.
(ii) An underage person ordered to complete an
alcohol and driving education program or an alcoholism treatment program under this section may
be required to pay, in addition to the costs collected for the program, a fee of up to twenty-five
dollars ($25.00) to offset the additional costs associated with reporting requirements under this
subchapter.
(B) An approved alcohol and driving education
program shall report monthly to the Office of
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention all revenue
derived from these fees.
(b) Prior to reinstatement of a driver’s license
suspended or revoked under this subchapter, the
driver shall furnish proof of attendance at and
completion of the alcohol and driving education
program or alcoholism treatment program required
under subdivision (a)(1) of this section.
(c) The Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention may promulgate rules reasonably necessary to
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carry out the purposes of this section regarding the
approval and monitoring of the alcohol and driving
education programs.
(d)(1)(A) A person whose license is suspended or
revoked for violating § 5-65-303 or § 5-65-310
shall:
(i) Both:
(a) Furnish proof of attendance at and completion of the alcohol and driving education program
or alcoholism treatment program required under
subdivision (a)(1) of this section and at a victim
impact panel as provided in § 5-65-121 before
reinstatement of his or her suspended or revoked
driver’s license; and
(b) Pay any fee for reinstatement required under § 5-65-119, § 5-65-304, or § 5-65-121; or
(ii) Furnish proof of dismissal or acquittal of
the charge on which the suspension or revocation
is based.
(B) An application for reinstatement shall be
made to the Office of Driver Services.
(2) Even if a person has filed a de novo petition for
review pursuant to § 5-65-402, the person is entitled to reinstatement of driving privileges upon
complying with this subsection and is not required
to postpone reinstatement until the disposition of
the de novo review in circuit court has occurred.
(3)(A) A person suspended under this subchapter
may enroll in an alcohol education program prior
to disposition of the offense by the circuit court,
district court, or city court, but is not entitled to
any refund of fees paid if the charges are dismissed or if the person is acquitted of the charges.
(B) A person who enrolls in an alcohol education program is not entitled to any refund of fees
paid if the person is subsequently acquitted.
(e) Any alcohol and driving education program
shall remit the fees imposed under this section to
the Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention.
History. Acts 1993, No. 863, § 7; 1995, No. 1256, § 20; 1995 (1st
Ex. Sess.), No. 13, § 4; 1999, No. 1077, § 19; 2003, No. 1462, § 3;
2005, No. 1768, § 4; 2007, No. 251, § 3; 2009, No. 946, § 2.
5-65-308. No probation prior to adjudication
of guilt.
(a)(1) Section 16-93-301 et seq. allows a circuit
court judge, district court judge, or city court judge
to place on probation a first offender who plead
guilty or nolo contendere prior to an adjudication of
guilt, and upon successful completion of probation,
the circuit court judge, district court judge, or city
court judge may discharge the accused without a
court adjudication of guilt and expunge the record.
(2)(A) No circuit court judge, district court judge,
or city court judge may utilize the provisions of
§ 16-93-301 et seq. in an instance in which an
underage person is charged with violating § 5-65303.
(B) Notwithstanding the provisions of § 5-4301, § 5-4-322, or subdivision (a)(2)(A) of this
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section, in addition to the mandatory penalties
required for a violation of § 5-65-303 a circuit
court judge, district court judge, or city court judge
may utilize probationary supervision solely for the
purpose of monitoring compliance with his or her
orders and require an offender to pay a reasonable
fee in an amount to be established by the circuit
court judge, district court judge, or city court
judge.
(b) Any magistrate or judge of a court shall keep
or cause to be kept a record of any violation of this
subchapter presented to that court and shall keep a
record of any official action by that court in reference
to the violation of this subchapter, including, but not
limited to, a record of any finding of guilt, plea of
guilty or nolo contendere, or judgment of acquittal,
and the amount of fine and other sentence.
(c) Within thirty (30) days after sentencing a
person who has been found guilty or pleaded guilty
or nolo contendere on a charge of violating any
provision of this subchapter, any magistrate of the
court or clerk of the court shall prepare and immediately forward to the Office of Driver Services an
abstract of the record of the court covering the case
in which the person was found guilty or pleaded
guilty or nolo contendere, and the abstract shall be
certified by the person so required to prepare it to be
true and correct.
(d) The abstract shall be made upon a form furnished by the office and shall include:
(1) The name and address of the party charged;
(2) The number, if any, of the driver’s license of
the party charged;
(3) The registration number of the vehicle involved;
(4) The date of hearing;
(5) The plea;
(6) The judgment; and
(7) The amount of the fine and other sentence, as
the case may be.
History. Acts 1993, No. 863, § 8; 2005, No. 1768, § 5.
5-65-309. Implied consent.
(a) Any underage person who operates a motor
vehicle or is in actual physical control of a motor
vehicle in this state is deemed to have given consent,
subject to the provisions of § 5-65-203, to a chemical
test of his or her blood, breath, or urine for the
purpose of determining the alcohol or controlled
substance content of his or her breath or blood if:
(1) The underage person is arrested for any offense arising out of an act alleged to have been
committed while the underage person was driving
while under the influence or driving while there was
an alcohol concentration of two-hundredths (0.02)
but less than eight-hundredths (0.08) in his or her
breath or blood;
(2) The underage person is involved in an accident while operating or in actual physical control of
a motor vehicle; or
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(3) The underage person is stopped by a law
enforcement officer who has reasonable cause to
believe that the underage person, while operating or
in actual physical control of a motor vehicle, is under
the influence or has an alcohol concentration of
two-hundredths (0.02) but less than eight-hundredths (0.08) in his or her breath or blood.
(b) Any underage person who is dead, unconscious, or otherwise in a condition rendering him or
her incapable of refusal is deemed not to have
withdrawn the consent provided by subsection (a) of
this section, and a chemical test may be administered subject to the provisions of § 5-65-203.
History. Acts 1993, No. 863, § 9; 2001, No. 561, § 15.
5-65-310. Refusal to submit.
(a)(1) If an underage person under arrest refuses
upon the request of a law enforcement officer to
submit to a chemical test designated by the law
enforcement agency, as provided in § 5-65-309, no
chemical test shall be given, and the underage
person’s driver’s license shall be seized by the law
enforcement officer, and the law enforcement officer
shall immediately deliver to the underage person
from whom the driver’s license was seized a temporary driving permit, as provided by § 5-65-402.
(2) Refusal to submit to a chemical test under this
subsection is a strict liability offense and is a violation pursuant to § 5-1-108.
(b)(1) The Office of Driver Services shall suspend
or revoke the driving privileges of the arrested
underage person under § 5-65-402.
(2) The office shall suspend the underage person’s
driving privileges as follows:
(A) Suspension for ninety (90) days for a first
offense under this section;
(B) Suspension for one (1) year for a second
offense under this section; and
(C)(i) Revocation for the third or subsequent
offense occurring while the person is underage.
(ii) Revocation is until the underage person
reaches twenty-one (21) years of age or for a
period of three (3) years, whichever is longer.
(c) In order to determine the number of previous
offenses to consider when suspending or revoking
the arrested underage person’s driving privileges,
the office shall consider as a previous offense:
(1) Any conviction for violating § 5-65-310; and
(2) Any suspension or revocation of driving privileges for an arrest for a violation of § 5-65-310 when
the person was not subsequently acquitted of the
criminal charge.
(d) In addition to any other penalty provided for
in this section, if the underage person is a resident
without a license or permit to operate a motor
vehicle in this state:
(1) The office shall deny to that underage person
the issuance of a license or permit for a period of six
(6) months for a first offense; and
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(4) The use of the chemical test results as evidence.
(d) If there is evidence of an alcohol concentration
of more than four-hundredths (0.04) but less than
eight-hundredths (0.08) in an underage person’s
blood, breath, or other bodily substance, this fact
does not preclude the underage person from being
prosecuted for driving while intoxicated under the
Omnibus DWI Act, § 5-65-101 et seq.
(2) For a second or subsequent offense by an
underage resident without a license or permit to
operate a motor vehicle, the office shall deny to that
underage person the issuance of a license or permit
for a period of one (1) year.
(e) When an underage nonresident’s privilege to
operate a motor vehicle in this state has been
suspended, the office shall notify the office of issuance of that underage person’s nonresident motor
vehicle license of action taken by the office.
(f)(1)(A) The office shall charge a reinstatement
fee to be calculated as provided under subdivision
(f)(1)(B) of this section for reinstating a driver’s
license suspended or revoked for a violation of this
section.
(B) The reinstatement fee is calculated by multiplying twenty-five dollars ($25.00) by the number of offenses resulting in an administrative
suspension order under § 5-65-310 unless the
administrative suspension order has been removed because:
(i) The person has been found not guilty of the
offense by a circuit court or district court; or
(ii) The office has entered an administrative
suspension order.
(C) The fee under subdivision (f)(1)(A) of this
section is supplemental to and in addition to any
fee imposed by § 5-65-119, § 5-65-304, § 27-16508, or § 27-16-808.
(2) Forty percent (40%) of the revenues derived
from the reinstatement fee under this subsection
shall be deposited into the State Treasury as special
revenues and credited to the Public Health Fund to
be used exclusively for the Blood Alcohol Program of
the Department of Health.
SECTION.
5-65-401. Definitions.
5-65-402. Surrender of license or permit to arresting officer.
5-65-403. Notice and receipt from arresting officer.
History. Acts 1993, No. 863, § 10; 1999, No. 1077, § 20; 2005,
No. 1992, § 5; 2007, No. 712, § 4; 2009, No. 633, § 5.
5-65-402. Surrender of license or permit to
arresting officer.
5-65-311. Relationship to other laws.
(a) A penalty prescribed in this subchapter for
underage driving under the influence is in addition
to any other penalty prescribed by law for the
offense under another law of the State of Arkansas.
(b) For the purposes of this subchapter, there is
no presumption, as there is found in § 5-65-206,
that an underage person is not under the influence
of an intoxicating substance, such as alcohol or a
similar intoxicant, if the underage person’s alcohol
concentration is four hundredths (0.04) or less.
(c) The following are the same for a chemical test
or instrument used for testing breath or blood alcohol concentration under the Omnibus DWI Act,
§ 5-65-101 et seq:
(1) The administration of a chemical test for
breath or blood alcohol;
(2) The instrument used to administer the chemical test;
(3) The procedure used to calibrate and maintain
the instrument; and
History. Acts 1993, No. 863, § 11; 2001, No. 561, § 16.
SUBCHAPTER 4 — ADMINISTRATIVE DRIVER’S
LICENSE SUSPENSION
5-65-401. Definitions.
As used in this subchapter:
(1) “Disqualification” means a prohibition against
driving a commercial motor vehicle;
(2) “Immobilization” means revocation or suspension of the registration or license plate of a motor
vehicle; and
(3) “Sworn report” means a signed and written
statement of a certified law enforcement officer,
under penalty of perjury, on a form provided by the
Director of the Department of Finance and Administration.
History. Acts 1999, No. 1077, § 21.
(a)(1)(A) At the time of arrest for violating § 3-3203(a), § 5-27-503(a)(3), § 5-65-103, § 5-65-205,
§ 5-65-303, § 5-65-310, § 27-23-114(a)(1), § 2723-114(a)(2), or § 27-23-114(a)(5), the arrested
person shall immediately surrender his or her
license, permit, or other evidence of driving privilege to the arresting law enforcement officer.
(B) The arresting law enforcement officer shall
seize the license, permit, or other evidence of
driving privilege surrendered by the arrested person or found on the arrested person during a
search.
(C)(i) If a juvenile, as defined in the Arkansas
Juvenile Code of 1989, § 9-27-301 et seq., is
arrested for violating § 3-3-203(a) or § 5-27503(a)(3), the arresting officer shall issue the
juvenile a citation to appear for a juvenile intake
with a juvenile intake officer.
(ii) The arresting officer shall forward a copy of
the citation and the license, permit, or other
evidence of the driving privilege to the juvenile
office before the scheduled juvenile intake.
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(iii) Juveniles subject to the jurisdiction of the
circuit court under § 9-27-301 et seq. shall not be
subject to this section, except as provided in this
subdivision (a)(1).
(2)(A)(i) If the license, permit, or other evidence of
driving privilege seized by the arresting law enforcement officer has not expired and otherwise
appears valid to the arresting law enforcement
officer, the arresting law enforcement officer shall
issue to the arrested person a dated receipt for
that license, permit, or other evidence of driving
privilege on a form prescribed by the Office of
Driver Services.
(ii) This receipt shall be recognized as a license
and authorizes the arrested person to operate a
motor vehicle for a period not to exceed thirty (30)
days.
(B)(i) The receipt form shall contain and shall
constitute a notice of suspension, disqualification,
or revocation of driving privileges by the office,
effective in thirty (30) days, notice of the right to a
hearing within twenty (20) days, and if a hearing
is to be requested, as notice that the hearing
request is required to be made within seven (7)
calendar days of the notice being given.
(ii) The receipt shall also contain phone numbers and the address of the office and inform the
driver of the procedure for requesting a hearing.
(C) If the office is unable to conduct a hearing
within the twenty-day period, a temporary permit
shall be issued and is valid until the date of the
hearing.
(D)(i) The seized license, permit, or other evidence of driving privilege and a copy of the receipt
form issued to the arrested person shall be attached to the sworn report of the arresting law
enforcement officer and shall be submitted by mail
or in person to the office or its designated representative within seven (7) days of the issuance of
the receipt.
(ii) The failure of the arresting law enforcement
officer to timely file the sworn report does not
affect the authority of the office to suspend, disqualify, or revoke the driving privilege of the
arrested person.
(3)(A) Any notice from the office required under
this subchapter that is not personally delivered
shall be sent by certified mail and is deemed to
have been delivered on the date when postmarked
and shall be sent to the last known address on file
with the office.
(B) Refusal of the addressee to accept delivery
or attempted delivery of the notice at the address
obtained by the arresting law enforcement officer
or on file with the office does not constitute nonreceipt of notice.
(C) For any notice that is personally delivered,
the person shall be asked to sign a receipt acknowledging he or she received the required notice.
(4)(A) The office or its designated official shall
suspend, revoke, or disqualify the driving privi-
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lege of an arrested person or any nonresident
driving privilege of an arrested person when it
receives a sworn report from the arresting law
enforcement officer that he or she had reasonable
grounds to believe the arrested person:
(i) Was under twenty-one (21) years of age and
purchased or was in possession of intoxicating
liquor, wine, or beer in violation of § 3-3-203(a);
(ii) Was under twenty-one (21) years of age and
attempted to purchase an alcoholic beverage or
use a fraudulent or altered personal identification
document for the purpose of purchasing an alcoholic beverage illegally or other material or substance restricted to adult purchase or possession
under existing law in violation of § 5-27-503(a)(3);
or
(iii) Had been operating or was in actual physical control of a motor vehicle in violation of § 565-103, § 5-65-303, § 27-23-114(a)(1), or § 27-23114(a)(2) and the sworn report is accompanied by:
(a) A written chemical test report or a sworn
report that the arrested person was operating or
in actual physical control of a motor vehicle in
violation of § 5-65-103, § 5-65-303, or § 27-23114; or
(b) A sworn report that the arrested person
refused to submit to a chemical test of blood,
breath, or urine for the purpose of determining the
alcohol or controlled substance content of the
arrested person’s blood in violation of § 5-65-205,
§ 5-65-310, or § 27-23-114(a)(5).
(B) The suspension, disqualification, or revocation shall be based as follows:
(i) The driving privileges of any person violating § 5-65-103 shall be suspended or revoked as
provided by § 5-65-104;
(ii) The driving privileges of any person violating § 5-65-205(a) shall be suspended or revoked
as provided by § 5-65-205(b);
(iii) The driving privileges of any person violating § 5-65-303 shall be suspended or revoked as
provided by § 5-65-304(b);
(iv) The driving privileges of any person violating § 5-65-310(a) shall be suspended or revoked
as provided by § 5-65-310(b);
(v) The driving privileges of any person violating § 27-23-114(a)(1) or § 27-23-114(a)(2) shall be
disqualified as provided by § 27-23-112;
(vi) The driving privileges of any person violating § 27-23-114(a)(5) shall be disqualified as provided by § 27-23-112;
(vii) The driving privileges of any person violating § 3-3-203(a) shall be suspended, revoked, or
disqualified as provided by § 3-3-203(c); and
(viii) The driving privileges of any person violating § 5-27-503(a)(3) shall be suspended, revoked, or disqualified as provided by § 5-27503(d).
(5) In addition to any other penalty provided for
in this section, if the arrested person is a resident
without a license or permit to operate a motor
vehicle in this state:
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(A) The office shall deny to that arrested person
the issuance of a license or permit for a period of
six (6) months for a first offense; and
(B) For a second or subsequent offense by a
resident without a license or permit to operate a
motor vehicle, the office shall deny to that arrested person the issuance of a license or permit
for a period of one (1) year.
(6)(A)(i) If the arrested person is a nonresident,
the arrested person’s privilege to operate a motor
vehicle in Arkansas shall be suspended in the
same manner as that of a resident.
(ii) The office shall notify the office that issued
the nonresident’s motor vehicle license of the
action taken by the office.
(B) When the arrested person is a nonresident
without a license or permit to operate a motor
vehicle, the office shall notify the office of issuance
for that arrested person’s state of residence of
action taken by the office.
(7)(A) Upon the written request of a person whose
privilege to drive has been revoked, denied, disqualified, or suspended, or who has received a
notice of revocation, suspension, disqualification,
or denial by the arresting law enforcement officer,
the office shall grant the person an opportunity to
be heard if the request is received by the office
within seven (7) calendar days after the notice of
the revocation, suspension, disqualification, or denial is given in accordance with this section or as
otherwise provided in this chapter.
(B) A request described in subdivision (a)(7)(A)
of this section does not operate to stay the revocation, suspension, disqualification, or denial by the
office until the disposition of the hearing.
(8)(A) The hearing shall be before the office or its
authorized agent, in the office of the Revenue
Division of the Department of Finance and Administration nearest the county where the alleged
event occurred for which the person was arrested,
unless the office or its authorized agent and the
arrested person agree otherwise to the hearing’s
being held in some other county or that the office
or its authorized agent may schedule the hearing
or any part of the hearing by telephone and
conduct the hearing by telephone conference call.
(B) The hearing shall not be recorded.
(C) At the hearing, the burden of proof is on the
state and the decision shall be based on a preponderance of the evidence.
(D) The scope of the hearing shall cover the
issues of whether the arresting law enforcement
officer had reasonable grounds to believe that the
person:
(i) Had been operating or was in actual physical
control of a motor vehicle or commercial motor
vehicle while:
(a) Intoxicated or impaired;
(b) The person’s blood alcohol concentration
measured by weight of alcohol in the person’s
blood was equal to or greater than the blood
alcohol concentration prohibited by § 5-65-103(b);
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(c) The blood alcohol concentration of a person
under twenty-one (21) years of age was equal to or
greater than the blood alcohol concentration prohibited by § 5-65-303; or
(d) The person’s blood alcohol concentration
measured by weight of alcohol in the person’s
blood was equal to or greater than the blood
alcohol concentration prohibited by § 27-23-114;
(ii) Refused to submit to a chemical test of the
blood, breath, or urine for the purpose of determining the alcohol or controlled substance contents of the person’s blood and whether the person
was placed under arrest;
(iii) Was under twenty-one (21) years of age and
purchased or was in possession of any intoxicating
liquor, wine, or beer; or
(iv) Was under twenty-one (21) years of age and
attempted to purchase an alcoholic beverage or
use a fraudulent or altered personal identification
document for the purpose of purchasing an alcoholic beverage illegally or other material or substance restricted to adult purchase or possession
under existing law.
(E)(i) The office or its agent at the hearing shall
consider any document submitted to the office by
the arresting law enforcement agency, document
submitted by the arrested person, and the statement of the arrested person.
(ii) The office shall not have the power to compel the production of documents or the attendance
of witnesses.
(F)(i) If the revocation, suspension, disqualification, or denial is based upon a chemical test
result indicating that the arrested person was
intoxicated or impaired and a sworn report from
the arresting law enforcement officer, the scope of
the hearing shall also cover the issues as to
whether:
(a) The arrested person was advised that his or
her privilege to drive would be revoked, disqualified, suspended, or denied if the chemical test
result reflected an alcohol concentration equal to
or in excess of the amount by weight of blood
provided by law or the presence of other intoxicating substances;
(b) The breath, blood, or urine specimen was
obtained from the arrested person within the
established and certified criteria of the Department of Health;
(c) The chemical testing procedure used was in
accordance with existing rules; and
(d) The chemical test result in fact reflects an
alcohol concentration, the presence of other intoxicating substances, or a combination of alcohol
concentration or other intoxicating substance.
(ii) If the revocation, suspension, disqualification, or denial is based upon the refusal of the
arrested person to submit to a chemical test as
provided in § 5-65-205, § 5-65-310, or § 27-23114(a)(5), reflected in a sworn report by the arresting law enforcement officer, the scope of the hearing shall also include whether:
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(a) The arrested person refused to submit to the
chemical test; and
(b) The arrested person was informed that his
or her privilege to drive would be revoked, disqualified, suspended, or denied if the arrested
person refused to submit to the chemical test.
(b) After the hearing, the office or its authorized
agent shall order the revocation, suspension, disqualification, or denial to be rescinded or sustained
and shall then advise any person whose license is
revoked, suspended, or denied that he or she may
request a restricted permit as otherwise provided for
by this chapter.
(c)(1)(A) A person adversely affected by the hearing disposition order of the office or its authorized
agent may file a de novo petition for review within
thirty (30) days in the circuit court in the county in
which the offense took place.
(B) A copy of the decision of the office shall be
attached to the petition.
(C) The petition shall be served on the Director
of the Department of Finance and Administration
under Rule 4 of the Arkansas Rules of Civil
Procedure.
(2)(A) The filing of a petition for review does not
stay or place in abeyance the decision of the office
or its authorized agent.
(B) If the circuit court issues an order staying
the decision or placing the decision in abeyance,
the circuit court shall transmit a copy of the order
to the office in the same manner that convictions
and orders relating to driving records are sent to
that office.
(C)(i) The circuit court shall hold a final hearing on the de novo review within one hundred
twenty (120) days after the date that the order
staying the decision or placing the decision in
abeyance is entered.
(ii) The circuit court may conduct the final
hearing by telephone conference with the consent
of the parties.
(3) An administrative hearing held pursuant to
this section is exempt from the Arkansas Administrative Procedure Act, § 25-15-201 et seq.
(4)(A) On review, the circuit court shall hear the
case de novo in order to determine based on a
preponderance of the evidence whether a ground
exists for revocation, suspension, disqualification,
or denial of the person’s privilege to drive.
(B) If the results of a chemical test of blood,
breath, or urine are used as evidence in the
suspension, revocation, or disqualification of the
person’s privilege to drive, then the provisions of
§ 5-65-206 shall apply in the circuit court proceeding.
(d)(1) Any decision rendered at an administrative
hearing held under this section shall have no effect
on any criminal case arising from any violation of
§ 3-3-203(a), § 5-27-503(a)(3), § 5-65-103, § 5-65205, § 5-65-303, § 5-65-310, § 27-23-114(a)(1),
§ 27-23-114(a)(2), or § 27-23-114(a)(5).
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(2) Any decision rendered by a court of law for a
criminal case arising from any violation of § 3-3203(a), § 5-27-503(a)(3), § 5-65-103, § 5-65-205,
§ 5-65-303, § 5-65-310, § 27-23-114(a)(1), § 27-23114(a)(2), or § 27-23-114(a)(5) shall affect the administrative suspension, disqualification, or revocation of the driver’s license as follows:
(A) A plea of guilty or nolo contendere or a
finding of guilt by the court has no effect on any
administrative hearing held under this section;
(B)(i) An acquittal on the charges or a dismissal
of charges serves to reverse the suspension, disqualification, or revocation of the driver’s license
suspended or revoked under this section.
(ii) The office shall reinstate the person’s driver’s license at no cost to the person, and the
charges shall not be used to determine the number
of previous offenses when administratively suspending, disqualifying, or revoking the driving
privilege of any arrested person in the future; and
(C) The office shall convert any initial administrative suspension or revocation of a driver’s license for violating § 5-65-103 to a suspension or
revocation for violating § 5-65-303, if the person
is convicted of violating § 5-65-303 instead of
§ 5-65-103.
(e) Any person whose privilege to drive has been
denied, suspended, disqualified, or revoked shall
remain under the denial, suspension, disqualification, or revocation and remain subject to penalties
as provided in § 5-65-105 until such time as that
person applies for, and is granted by the office,
reinstatement of the privilege to drive.
(f) The administrative suspension, disqualification, or revocation of a driver’s license as provided
for by this section is supplementary to and in addition to a suspension, disqualification, or revocation
of a driver’s license that is ordered by a court of
competent jurisdiction for an offense under §§ 5-64710, 5-65-116, and 27-16-914, or any other traffic or
criminal offense in which a suspension, disqualification, or revocation of the driver’s license is a penalty
for the violation.
(g) [Repealed.]
(h)(1)(A) A person whose license is suspended or
revoked pursuant to this section shall:
(i) Both:
(a) Furnish proof of attendance at and completion of the alcoholism treatment program, alcohol
education program, or alcohol and driving education program required by § 5-65-104(b)(1) or § 565-307(a)(1) and, if applicable, at a victim impact
panel as provided in § 5-65-121 before reinstatement of his or her suspended or revoked driver’s
license; and
(b) Pay any fee for reinstatement required under § 5-65-119, § 5-65-304, or, if applicable, § 565-121; or
(ii) Furnish proof of dismissal or acquittal of
the charge on which the suspension or revocation
is based.
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(B) An application for reinstatement shall be
made to the office.
(2) Even if a person has filed a de novo petition for
review pursuant to subsection (c) of this section, the
person is entitled to reinstatement of driving privileges upon complying with this subsection and is not
required to postpone reinstatement until the disposition of the de novo review in circuit court has
occurred.
(3) A person suspended under this section may
enroll in an alcohol education program prior to
disposition of the offense by the circuit court, district
court, or city court, but is not entitled to any refund
of a fee paid if the charge is dismissed or if the
person is acquitted of the charge.
(i) Except as provided in subsection (a) of this
section, this section shall not apply to juveniles
subject to § 9-27-301 et seq.
History. Acts 1999, No. 1077, § 21; 2003, No. 541, §§ 2-5; 2005,
No. 1535, § 2; 2005, No. 1768, § 6; 2007, No. 922, § 2; 2009, No.
748, § 32; 2009, No. 946, § 3; 2009, No. 956, §§ 2, 3; 2011, No. 610,
§ 1.
5-65-403. Notice and receipt from arresting
officer.
(a) At the time of arrest for violating § 5-65-103,
§ 5-65-303, § 27-23-114(a)(1), or § 27-23-114(a)(2),
the arresting law enforcement officer shall provide
written notice to the arrested person:
(1) That if the arrested person’s driving privileges
have been suspended, disqualified, or revoked for
violating § 5-65-103, § 5-65-303, § 27-23-114(a)(1),
or § 27-23-114(a)(2) in the previous five (5) years,
the registration of any motor vehicle owned by the
arrested person is suspended effective in thirty (30)
days;
(2) Of the right to a hearing within twenty (20)
days; and
(3) That if a hearing is to be requested the hearing request is required to be made within seven (7)
calendar days of the notice being given.
(b) The receipt shall also contain phone numbers
and the address of the Office of Driver Services and
inform the arrested person of the procedure for
requesting a hearing.
(c) If the office is unable to conduct a hearing
within the twenty-day period, a temporary permit
shall be issued and is valid until the date of the
hearing.
(d)(1) The seized license, permit, or other evidence of driving privilege and a copy of the receipt
form issued to the arrested person shall be attached
to the sworn report of the arresting law enforcement
officer and shall be submitted by mail or in person to
the Director of the Department of Finance and
Administration or his or her designated representative within seven (7) days of the issuance of the
receipt.
(2) The failure of the arresting law enforcement
officer to timely file the sworn report does not affect
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the authority of the office to suspend the registration
of any motor vehicle owned by the arrested person.
(e) Any notice from the office required under this
section that is not personally delivered shall be sent
as provided by § 5-65-402.
(f)(1) If the arrested person is a nonresident, the
arrested person’s motor vehicle registration in Arkansas shall be suspended in the same manner as
that of a resident.
(2) The office shall notify the office that issued the
nonresident’s motor vehicle registration of the action taken by the office.
(g) The hearing shall be held by the office at the
conclusion of any hearing under § 5-65-402 and the
scope of the hearing is limited to:
(1) Determining if the arrested person’s driving
privileges had been suspended, revoked, or disqualified for violation of § 5-65-103, § 5-65-303, § 27-23114(a)(1), or § 27-23-114(a)(2) in the five (5) years
prior to the current offense; and
(2) Determining if any motor vehicle is licensed or
registered in the arrested person’s name as either
owner or co-owner of the motor vehicle.
(h)(1)(A) A person adversely affected by the hearing disposition order of the office or its authorized
agent may file a de novo petition for review within
thirty (30) days in the circuit court in the county
where the offense took place.
(B) The filing of a petition for review does not
stay or place in abeyance the decision of the office
or its authorized agent.
(2) An administrative hearing held pursuant to
this section is exempt from the Arkansas Administrative Procedure Act, § 25-15-201 et seq.
(3) On review, the circuit court shall hear the case
de novo in order to determine whether, based on a
preponderance of the evidence, a ground exist for
suspension of the person’s motor vehicle registration.
(i) The suspension ordered shall be equal to the
suspension of driving privileges ordered under § 565-402 or one (1) year, whichever is longer, but shall
not exceed five (5) years.
(j)(1)(A) Upon determination that a person is
completely dependent on the motor vehicle for the
necessities of life, the Director of the Department
of Finance and Administration may grant a restricted registration to a family member or coowner of any immobilized motor vehicle.
(B) A restricted registration is not valid for use
by the person whose driving privileges have been
suspended or revoked.
(2) Operation of a motor vehicle in a manner
inconsistent with the restricted registration or license plate has the same effect as operating an
unlicensed motor vehicle.
(k) If the director orders immobilization of a motor vehicle, notice of immobilization shall be sent by
first class mail to any persons, other than the
arrested person, listed as an owner or co-owner of
the immobilized motor vehicle in the records of the
Office of Motor Vehicle.
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History. Acts 1999, No. 1077, § 21.
CHAPTER 67
HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES
SECTION.
5-67-101.
5-67-102.
5-67-103.
5-67-104.
5-67-105.
5-67-106.
5-67-107.
Advertising signs generally.
False or misleading signs.
Attaching signs to utility poles or living plants.
Violation of posted bridge prohibitions.
Wreckage near memorial highway.
Use of spotlight.
Solicitation on or near a highway.
5-67-101. Advertising signs generally.
(a) It is unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to place any advertising sign on the highway
right-of-way in this state, except for a sign placed
under direction of the State Highway Commission.
(b) Any person violating a provision of this section
or § 5-39-213 is guilty of a violation and upon
conviction shall be fined in any sum not less than
twenty-five dollars ($25.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100).
History. Acts 1941, No. 359, §§ 2, 3; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 41-3355,
41-3356; Acts 2005, No. 1994, § 54.
5-67-102. False or misleading signs.
(a) It is unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to erect or cause to be erected or maintained on
or within one hundred yards (100 yds.) of the rightof-way of any state highway any sign or billboard
that has printed, painted, or otherwise placed on the
sign or billboard words or figures:
(1) Calculated to cause the traveling public of this
state or tourists from other states to abandon the
state highway and travel any public road to any
town, city, or destination in this state unless the sign
or billboard is erected and maintained by and with
the consent and approval of the State Highway
Commission; or
(2) That give to the traveling public any false or
misleading information pertaining to the highways
of this state.
(b) Any person, firm, or corporation violating a
provision of this section is guilty of a violation and
upon conviction shall be fined in any sum not less
than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) nor more than one
hundred dollars ($100).
(c) The commission shall remove and destroy any
signboard within one hundred yards (100 yds.) of the
right-of-way of any state highway that gives to the
traveling public any false or misleading information
pertaining to the highways of this state.
History. Acts 1925, No. 135, §§ 1-4; Pope’s Dig., §§ 3660-3663;
A.S.A. 1947, §§ 41-3351 — 41-3354; Acts 2005, No. 1994, § 54; Acts
2007, No. 827, § 88.
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5-67-103. Attaching signs to utility poles or
living plants.
(a)(1) It is unlawful for any person, firm, corporation, or association to nail, staple, or otherwise
attach or cause to be nailed, stapled, or otherwise
attached any sign, poster, or billboard to any public
utility pole or to any living tree, shrub, or other
plant located upon the rights-of-way of any public
road, highway, or street in this state.
(2) However, this prohibition does not apply to a
warning, safety, or identification sign attached to a
public utility pole by a utility company or cooperative.
(b)(1) Any person, firm, corporation, or association violating a provision of this section is guilty of a
violation and upon conviction shall be fined not less
than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500).
(2) Each day that any violation under subdivision
(b)(1) of this section continues constitutes a separate
offense.
History. Acts 1967, No. 420, §§ 1, 2; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 41-3362,
41-3363; Acts 2005, No. 1994, § 54.
5-67-104. Violation of posted bridge prohibitions.
(a) It is unlawful for any person owning or operating a motor vehicle that in any way exceeds or
violates any properly posted limitation, regulation,
or restriction governing the use of a bridge structure
to use the bridge structure so long as the use violates
any posted prohibition.
(b)(1) Any unlawful action resulting in a violation
of a provision of subsection (a) of this section is a
violation and upon conviction the person shall be
punished by a fine of not more than two hundred
dollars ($200).
(2) The person is liable for the costs to restore the
damage and injury to the bridge structure occasioned by the violation.
History. Acts 1971, No. 249, §§ 2, 3; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 41-3365,
41-3366; Acts 2005, No. 1994, § 54.
5-67-105. Wreckage near memorial highway.
(a) If any person or corporation store’s wrecked,
worn out, or discarded automobiles or other scrap
iron or steel within two hundred yards (200 yds.) of
any public highway in the State of Arkansas, a part
of which has been or may be designated by law as a
memorial highway, it is the person’s or corporation’s
duty to:
(1) Construct a solid fence or wall high enough to
hide the wrecked, worn out, or discarded automobiles or other scrap iron or steel from a person
passing along the memorial highway; or
(2) Hide the wrecked, worn out, or discarded
automobiles or other scrap iron or steel behind a
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house or other structure or elevation of the land that
conceals the wrecked, worn out, or discarded automobiles or other scrap iron or steel from public view
of a person passing along the memorial highway.
(b) Any person failing to comply with a provision
of this section is guilty of a violation and shall be
fined five dollars ($5.00) for each day that he or she
fails to comply, with the fine to go to the local school
district where the site of the violation is located.
History. Acts 1933, No. 165, §§ 1, 2; Pope’s Dig., §§ 3657, 3658;
A.S.A. 1947, §§ 41-3357, 41-3358; Acts 1997, No. 379, § 1; 2005,
No. 1994, § 54.
5-67-106. Use of spotlight.
(a) It is unlawful to use a spotlight from any
public road, street, or highway except for use by:
(1) A law enforcement officer, game and fish officer, emergency service worker, or utility company
employee in the performance of his or her duties;
(2) A person or his or her employee to examine
real or personal property or livestock owned or
rented by the person; or
(3) A person to assist in the repair or removal of a
motor vehicle or other property.
(b) This section does not apply within the boundaries of a city of the first class or a city of the second
class.
(c) A violation of this section is a Class C misdemeanor.
History. Acts 1987, No. 625, § 1.
5-67-107. Solicitation on or near a highway.
(a) It is unlawful for any person to solicit a
donation or offer to sell any item or service:
(1) On a state highway;
(2) Within ten feet (10') of a state highway, if
there is not a sidewalk along the highway; or
(3) Between the highway and a sidewalk, if there
is a sidewalk within ten feet (10') of the highway.
(b) A violation of this section is a Class C misdemeanor.
History. Acts 1993, No. 980, § 1.
CHAPTER 71
RIOTS, DISORDERLY CONDUCT,
ETC.
SUBCHAPTER 2 — OFFENSES GENERALLY
SECTION.
5-71-214. Obstructing a highway or other public passage.
5-71-214. Obstructing a highway or other
public passage.
(a) A person commits the offense of obstructing a
highway or other public passage if, having no legal
privilege to do so and acting alone or with another
person, he or she renders any highway or other
public passage impassable to pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
(b) It is a defense to a prosecution under this
section that:
(1) The highway or other public passage was
rendered impassable solely because of a gathering of
persons to hear the defendant speak or otherwise
communicate;
(2) The defendant was a member of a gathering
contemplated by subdivision (b)(1) of this section; or
(3) The highway or public passage obstructed has
not been established as a city street, county road, or
state or federal highway under the laws of this state
and no civil court has established a right of passage
by prescription for the highway or public passage.
(c) Obstructing a highway or other public passage
is a Class C misdemeanor.
History. Acts 1975, No. 280, § 2915; A.S.A. 1947, § 41-2915;
Acts 1999, No. 1105, § 1.
CHAPTER 73
WEAPONS
SUBCHAPTER 1 — POSSESSION AND USE
GENERALLY
SECTION.
5-73-128. Offenses upon property of public schools.
5-73-130. Seizure and forfeiture of firearm — Seizure and forfeiture of motor vehicle — Disposition of property
seized.
5-73-128. Offenses upon property of public
schools.
(a)(1) The court shall prepare and transmit to the
Department of Finance and Administration an order
of denial of driving privileges for a person within
twenty-four (24) hours after the plea or finding, if a
person who is less than nineteen (19) years of age at
the time of the commission of the offense:
(A) Pleads guilty or nolo contendere to any
criminal offense under §§ 5-73-101 et seq. or
5-73-201 et seq., and the plea is accepted by the
court, or is found guilty of any criminal offense
under §§ 5-73-101 et seq. or 5-73-201 et seq., if
the state proves that the offense was committed
upon the property of a public school or in or upon
any school bus; or
(B) Is found by a juvenile division of circuit
court to have committed an offense described in
subdivision (a)(1)(A) of this section.
(2) In a case of extreme and unusual hardship,
the order may provide for the issuance of a restricted
driving permit to allow driving to and from a place of
employment or driving to and from school.
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(b) Upon receipt of an order of denial of driving
privileges under this section, the department shall
suspend the motor vehicle operator’s license of the
person for not less than twelve (12) months nor more
than thirty-six (36) months.
(c) A penalty prescribed in this section is in addition to any other penalty prescribed by law for an
offense covered by this section.
History. Acts 1993, No. 264 §§ 1-3; 1993, No. 781, §§ 1-3.
5-73-130. Seizure and forfeiture of firearm —
Seizure and forfeiture of motor vehicle —
Disposition of property seized.
(a) If a person under eighteen (18) years of age is
unlawfully in possession of a firearm, the firearm
shall be seized and, after an adjudication of delinquency or a conviction, is subject to forfeiture.
(b) If a felon or a person under eighteen (18) years
of age is unlawfully in possession of a firearm in a
motor vehicle, the motor vehicle is subject to seizure
and, after an adjudication of delinquency or a conviction, subject to forfeiture.
(c) As used in this section, “unlawfully in possession of a firearm” does not include any act of possession of a firearm that is prohibited only by:
(1) Section 5-73-127, unlawful to possess loaded
center-fire weapons in certain areas; or
(2) A regulation of the Arkansas State Game and
Fish Commission.
(d) The procedures for forfeiture and disposition
of the seized property is as follows:
(1) The prosecuting attorney of the judicial district within whose jurisdiction the property is seized
that is sought to be forfeited shall promptly proceed
against the property by filing in the circuit court a
petition for an order to show cause why the circuit
court should not order forfeiture of the property; and
(2) The petition shall be verified and shall set
forth:
(A) A statement that the action is brought pursuant to this section;
(B) The law enforcement agency bringing the
action;
(C) A description of the property sought to be
forfeited;
(D) A statement that on or about a date certain
there was an adjudication of delinquency or a
conviction and a finding that the property seized is
subject to forfeiture;
(E) A statement detailing the facts in support of
subdivision (d)(1) of this section; and
(F) A list of all persons known to the law
enforcement agency, after diligent search and inquiry, who may claim an ownership interest in the
property by title or registration or by virtue of a
lien allegedly perfected in the manner prescribed
by law.
(e)(1) Upon receipt of a petition complying with
the requirements of subdivision (d)(1) of this section,
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the circuit court judge having jurisdiction shall issue
an order to show cause setting forth a statement
that this subchapter is the controlling law.
(2) In addition, the order shall set a date at least
forty-one (41) days from the date of first publication
of the order pursuant to subsection (f) of this section
for all persons claiming an interest in the property
to file such pleadings as they desire as to why the
circuit court should not order the forfeiture of the
property for use, sale, or other disposition by the law
enforcement agency seeking forfeiture of the property.
(3) The circuit court shall further order that any
person who does not appear on that date is deemed
to have defaulted and waived any claim to the
subject property.
(f)(1) The prosecuting attorney shall give notice of
the forfeiture proceedings by:
(A) Causing a copy of the order to show cause to
be published two (2) times each week for two (2)
consecutive weeks in a newspaper having general
circulation in the county where the property is
located with the last publication being not less
than five (5) days before the show cause hearing;
and
(B) Sending a copy of the petition and order to
show cause by certified mail, return receipt requested, to each person having ownership of or a
security interest in the property or in the manner
provided in Rule 4 of the Arkansas Rules of Civil
Procedure if:
(i) The property is of a type for which title or
registration is required by law;
(ii) The owner of the property is known in fact
to the law enforcement agency at the time of
seizure; or
(iii) The property is subject to a security interest perfected in accordance with the Uniform
Commercial Code, § 4-1-101 et seq.
(2) The law enforcement agency is only obligated
to make diligent search and inquiry as to the owner
of the property, and if, after diligent search and
inquiry, the law enforcement agency is unable to
ascertain the owner, the requirement of actual notice by mail with respect to a person having a
perfected security interest in the property is not
applicable.
(g) At the hearing on the matter, the petitioner
has the burden to establish that the property is
subject to forfeiture by a preponderance of the evidence.
(h) In determining whether or not a motor vehicle
should be ordered forfeited, the circuit court may
take into consideration the following factors:
(1) Any prior criminal conviction or delinquency
adjudication of the felon or juvenile;
(2) Whether or not the firearm was used in connection with any other criminal act;
(3) Whether or not the vehicle was used in connection with any other criminal act;
(4) Whether or not the juvenile or felon was the
lawful owner of the vehicle in question;
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(5) If the juvenile or felon is not the lawful owner
of the vehicle in question, whether or not the lawful
owner knew of the unlawful act being committed
that gives rise to the forfeiture penalty; and
(6) Any other factor the circuit court deems relevant.
(i) The final order of forfeiture by the circuit court
shall perfect in the law enforcement agency right,
title, and interest in and to the property and shall
relate back to the date of the seizure.
(j) Physical seizure of property is not necessary in
order to allege in a petition under this section that
the property is forfeitable.
(k) Upon filing the petition, the prosecuting attorney for the judicial district may also seek such
protective orders as are necessary to prevent the
transfer, encumbrance, or other disposal of any
property named in the petition.
(l) The law enforcement agency to which the
property is forfeited shall:
(1) Destroy any forfeited firearm; and
(2) Either:
(A) Sell the motor vehicle in accordance with
subsection (m) of this section; or
(B) If the motor vehicle is not subject to a lien
that has been preserved by the circuit court,
retain the motor vehicle for official use.
(m)(1) If a law enforcement agency desires to sell
a forfeited motor vehicle, the law enforcement
agency shall first cause notice of the sale to be made
by publication at least two (2) times a week for two
(2) consecutive weeks in a newspaper having general circulation in the county and by sending a copy
of the notice of the sale by certified mail, return
receipt requested, to each person having ownership
of or a security interest in the property or in the
manner provided in Rule 4 of the Arkansas Rules of
Civil Procedure if:
(A) The property is of a type for which title or
registration is required by law;
(B) The owner of the property is known in fact
to the law enforcement agency at the time of
seizure; or
(C) The property is subject to a security interest perfected in accordance with the Uniform
Commercial Code, § 4-1-101 et seq.
(2) The notice of the sale shall include the time,
place, and conditions of the sale and a description of
the property to be sold.
(3) The property shall then be disposed of at
public auction to the highest bidder for cash without
appraisal.
(n) The proceeds of any sale and any moneys
forfeited shall be applied to the payment of:
(1) The balance due on any lien preserved by the
circuit court in the forfeiture proceedings;
(2) The cost incurred by the seizing law enforcement agency in connection with the storage, maintenance, security, and forfeiture of the property;
(3) The costs incurred by the prosecuting attorney
or attorney for the law enforcement agency, ap-
proved by the prosecuting attorney, to which the
property is forfeited; and
(4) Costs incurred by the circuit court.
(o) The remaining proceeds or moneys shall be
deposited into a special county fund to be titled the
“Juvenile Crime Prevention Fund”, and the moneys
in the fund shall be used solely for making grants to
community-based nonprofit organizations that work
with juvenile crime prevention and rehabilitation.
History. Acts 1994 (2nd Ex. Sess.), No. 55, § 1; 1994 (2nd Ex.
Sess.), No. 56, § 1; 2005, No. 1994, § 260; 2007, No. 827, § 96.
CHAPTER 77
OFFICIAL INSIGNIA
SUBCHAPTER 2 — EMERGENCY LIGHTS AND
LAW ENFORCEMENT INSIGNIA SALES
SECTION.
5-77-201.
5-77-202.
5-77-203.
5-77-204.
5-77-205.
Blue light or blue lens cap sales.
Law enforcement insignia sales.
Regulations.
Emergency lights and sirens — Prohibited persons.
Resale of law enforcement vehicles.
5-77-201. Blue light or blue lens cap sales.
(a)(1) It is unlawful to sell or transfer a blue light
or blue lens cap to any person other than a law
enforcement officer or a county coroner.
(2) It is unlawful for a person other than a law
enforcement officer or a county coroner to buy a blue
light or blue lens cap.
(b) Before selling a blue light or blue lens cap, the
seller shall require the buyer to provide identification that legally demonstrates that the buyer is a
law enforcement officer or a county coroner.
(c) Any sale of a blue light or blue lens cap shall
be reported to the Department of Arkansas State
Police on a form prescribed by the department.
(d) Upon conviction, a person who violates this
section is guilty of a Class D felony.
(e) As used in this section:
(1) “Blue lens cap” means a lens cap designed to
produce a blue color of light when light from a device
designed for an emergency vehicle passes through
the lens cap; and
(2) “Blue light” means any operable device that:
(A) Emits a blue color of light;
(B) Is designed for use by an emergency vehicle
or is similar in appearance to a device designed for
use by an emergency vehicle; and
(C) Can be operated by use of the vehicle’s
battery, the vehicle’s electrical system, or a dry
cell battery.
History. Acts 1997, No. 1281, § 1; 2007, No. 827, § 110.
5-77-202. Law enforcement insignia sales.
(a)(1) It is unlawful to sell official law enforce-
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ment insignia to any person other than a law enforcement officer.
(2) It is unlawful for a person other than a law
enforcement officer to buy official law enforcement
insignia.
(b) Before selling official law enforcement insignia, the seller shall require the buyer to provide
identification that legally demonstrates that the
buyer is a law enforcement officer.
(c) A violation of this section is a Class A misdemeanor.
(d) As used in this section, “official law enforcement insignia” means those items relating to the
performance of a person’s duty as a law enforcement
officer when the items are formally sanctioned by
the law enforcement agency employing the person.
History. Acts 1997, No. 1281, § 2.
5-77-203. Regulations.
The Department of the Arkansas State Police shall
promulgate regulations to implement this subchapter,
including regulations that define the type of identification necessary to legally demonstrate that a person
is a law enforcement officer or a county coroner.
(d) A violation of this section is a Class A misdemeanor.
History. Acts 2009, No. 561, § 1.
5-77-205. Resale of law enforcement vehicles.
(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, before a law enforcement vehicle is offered for sale
to the public, the seller of the law enforcement vehicle
shall remove from the law enforcement vehicle the:
(1) Lightbar;
(2) Spotlight;
(3) Siren;
(4) Law enforcement decals and signage;
(5) Radios; and
(6) Other items associated solely with law enforcement vehicles.
(b) The items required to be removed under subdivisions (a)(1) – (6) of this section are not required
to be removed if the law enforcement vehicle is sold
to a law enforcement agency.
(c) A violation of subsection (a) of this section is a
violation and punishable by a fine of not more than
one thousand dollars ($1,000).
History. Acts 1997, No. 1281, § 3.
5-77-204. Emergency lights and sirens — Prohibited persons.
(a) It is unlawful for a person who has pleaded
guilty or nolo contendere to or has been found guilty
of a felony or domestic battering in the third degree,
§ 5-26-305, or a person required to register as a sex
offender under the Sex Offender Registration Act of
1997, § 12-12-901 et seq., to knowingly:
(1) Purchase or possess an emergency vehicle
light or siren with a purpose to install or use the
emergency vehicle light or siren on a motor vehicle
that reasonably appears to be or that mimics a law
enforcement vehicle;
(2) Install or use an emergency vehicle light or
siren on a motor vehicle that reasonably appears to
be or that mimics a law enforcement vehicle; or
(3) Operate a motor vehicle that reasonably appears to be or that mimics a law enforcement vehicle
and the motor vehicle has an emergency vehicle
light or siren installed on the motor vehicle or in use
on the motor vehicle.
(b) It is a defense to prosecution under this section that the person was a certified law enforcement
officer acting within the scope of his or her duty.
(c) As used in this section:
(1) “Emergency vehicle light” means a device that
emits a light of any color and that is:
(A) Designed for use by an emergency vehicle; or
(B) Similar in appearance to a device designed
for use by an emergency vehicle;
(2) “Law enforcement vehicle” means any vehicle
owned or operated by a law enforcement agency; and
(3) “Siren” means an acoustic or electronic device
producing a loud or wailing sound as a signal or
warning.
History. Acts 2009, No. 792, § 1.
SUBCHAPTER 3 — BLUE LIGHT SALES
SECTION.
5-77-301. [Repealed.]
5-77-301. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter, concerning blue light sales,
was repealed by Acts 2007, No. 827, § 111. The subchapter was
derived from the following source:
5-77-301. Acts 1997, No. 497, § 2.
For current law, see § 5-77-201.
TITLE 6
EDUCATION
SUBTITLE 2. ELEMENTARY AND
SECONDARY EDUCATION
GENERALLY
CHAPTER 18
STUDENTS
SUBCHAPTER 2 — ATTENDANCE
SECTION.
6-18-222. Penalty for excessive absences — Revocation of driving
privilege.
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6-18-222. Penalty for excessive absences —
Revocation of driving privilege.
(a)(1)(A)(i) The board of directors of each school
district in this state shall adopt a student attendance policy, as provided for in § 6-18-209, which
shall include a certain number of excessive absences that may be used as a basis for denial of
course credit, promotion, or graduation.
(ii) However, excessive absences shall not be a
basis for expulsion or dismissal of a student.
(B) The legislative intent is that a student
having excessive absences because of illness, accident, or other unavoidable reasons should be
given assistance in obtaining credit for the
courses.
(2) The State Board of Career Education shall
adopt a student attendance policy for sixteen-yearolds and seventeen-year-olds enrolled in an adult
education program. The policy shall require a minimum attendance of ten (10) hours per week to
remain in the program.
(3) A copy of the school district’s student attendance policy or the State Board of Career Education’s student attendance policy for sixteen-yearolds and seventeen-year-olds enrolled in adult
education shall be provided to the parent, guardian,
or person in loco parentis of each student enrolled in
an adult education program at the beginning of the
school year or upon enrollment, whichever event
first occurs.
(4)(A)(i) A student’s parent, guardian, or person
in loco parentis and the community truancy board,
if the community truancy board has been created,
shall be notified when the student has accumulated excessive absences equal to one-half (½) the
total number of absences permitted per semester
under the school district’s or the State Board of
Career Education’s student attendance policy.
(ii) Notice shall be by telephonic contact with
the student’s parent, guardian, or person in loco
parentis by the end of the school day in which the
absence occurred or by regular mail with a return
address on the envelope sent no later than the
following school day.
(iii) Notice to the community truancy board, if
the community truancy board has been created,
shall be by letter to the chair of the community
truancy board.
(B) If a community truancy board has been
created, the community truancy board shall
schedule a conference with the parent, guardian,
or person in loco parentis to establish a plan to
take steps to eliminate or reduce the student’s
absences.
(C) If the community truancy board has scheduled a conference and the student’s parent, guardian, or person in loco parentis does not attend the
conference, the conference may be conducted with
the student and a school official. However, the
parent, guardian, or person in loco parentis shall
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be notified of the steps to be taken to eliminate or
reduce the student’s absences.
(D)(i) Before a student accumulates the maximum number of absences allowed in a school
district’s student attendance policy, the student or
the student’s parent, guardian, or person in loco
parentis may petition the school administration or
school district administration for special arrangements to address the student’s absences.
(ii) If special arrangements are granted by the
school administration or the school district administration, the arrangements will be formalized
into a written agreement to include the conditions
of the agreement and the consequences for failing
to fulfill the requirements of the agreement.
(iii) The agreement shall be signed by the:
(a) Designee of the school administration or of
the school district administration;
(b) Student’s parent, guardian, or person in
loco parentis; and
(c) Student.
(5)(A) When a student exceeds the number of
excessive absences provided for in the district’s or
the State Board of Career Education’s student
attendance policy, or when a student has violated
the conditions of an agreement granting special
arrangements under subdivision (a)(4)(D) of this
section, the school district or the adult education
program shall notify the prosecuting authority
and the community truancy board, if a community
truancy board has been created, and the student’s
parent, guardian, or person in loco parentis shall
be subject to a civil penalty through a family in
need of services action in circuit court, as authorized under subdivision (a)(6)(A) of this section,
but not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500) plus
costs of court and any reasonable fees assessed by
the court.
(B) The penalty shall be forwarded by the court
to the school or the adult education program
attended by the student.
(6)(A)(i) Upon notification by the school district or
the adult education program to the prosecuting
authority, the prosecuting authority shall file in
circuit court a family in need of services petition
pursuant to § 9-27-310 or enter into a diversion
agreement with the student pursuant to § 9-27323.
(ii) For any action filed in circuit court to impose the civil penalty set forth in subdivision (a)(5)
of this section, the prosecuting authority shall be
exempt from all filing fees and shall take whatever action is necessary to collect the penalty
provided for in subdivision (a)(5) of this section.
(B) Municipal attorneys may practice in circuit
court for the limited purpose of filing petitions or
entering into diversion agreements as authorized
by this subdivision (a)(6)(B) if agreed upon by all
of the parties pursuant to subdivision (a)(6)(A) of
this section.
(7)(A) The purpose of the penalty set forth in this
subsection is to impress upon the parents, guard-
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ians, or persons in loco parentis the importance of
school or adult education attendance, and the
penalty is not to be used primarily as a source of
revenue.
(B)(i) When assessing penalties, the court shall
be aware of any available programs designed to
improve the parent-child relationship or parenting skills.
(ii) When practicable and appropriate, the
court may utilize mandatory attendance at the
programs as well as community service requirements in lieu of monetary penalties.
(8) As used in this section, “prosecuting authority” means:
(A) The elected district prosecuting attorney or
his or her appointed deputy for schools located in
unincorporated areas of the county or within cities
not having a police or district court; and
(B) The prosecuting attorney of the city for
schools located within the city limits of cities
having either a police court or a district court in
which a city prosecutor represents the city for
violations of city ordinances or traffic violations.
(9) In any instance in which it is found that the
school district, the adult education program, or the
prosecuting authority is not complying with the
provisions of this section, the State Board of Education may petition the circuit court to issue a writ of
mandamus.
(b)(1)(A) Each public, private, or parochial school
shall notify the Department of Finance and Administration whenever a student fourteen (14)
years of age or older is no longer in school.
(B) Each adult education program shall notify
the department whenever a student sixteen (16)
or seventeen (17) years of age has left the program
without receiving a high school equivalency certificate.
(2)(A) Upon receipt of notification, the department shall notify the licensee by certified mail,
return receipt requested, that his or her motor
vehicle operator’s license will be suspended unless
a hearing is requested in writing within thirty (30)
days from the date of notice.
(B) The licensee shall be entitled to retain or
regain his or her license by providing the department with adequate evidence that:
(i) The licensee is eighteen (18) years of age;
(ii) The licensee is attending school or an adult
education program; or
(iii) The licensee has obtained a high school
diploma or its equivalent.
(C)(i) In cases in which demonstrable financial
hardship would result from the suspension of the
learner’s permit or driver’s license, the department may grant exceptions only to the extent
necessary to ameliorate the hardship.
(ii) If it can be demonstrated that the conditions for granting a hardship were fraudulent, the
parent, guardian, or person in loco parentis shall
be subject to all applicable perjury statutes.
(3) The department shall have the power to promulgate rules and regulations to carry out the intent
of this section and shall distribute to each public,
private, and parochial school and each adult education program a copy of all rules and regulations
adopted under this section.
History. Acts 1989, No. 473, §§ 1, 2; 1989 (3rd Ex. Sess.), No. 70,
§§ 1-5; 1991, No. 876, § 1; 1992 (1st Ex. Sess.), No. 42, § 1; 1994
(2nd Ex. Sess.), No. 30, § 2; 1994 (2nd Ex. Sess.), No. 31, § 2; 1995,
No. 572, § 1; 1995, No. 837, § 3; 1995, No. 1296, § 23; 1997, No.
1308, § 1; 1999, No. 1323, § 20; 1999, No. 1579, § 2[3]; 2003, No.
1166, § 38; 2011, No. 1223, § 4.
CHAPTER 19
TRANSPORTATION
SECTION.
6-19-107. Bus drivers — Application for employment — Driving
records.
6-19-108. Bus drivers — Certification.
6-19-109. Bus drivers — Seat belts.
6-19-113. Registration exemption for buses.
6-19-118. [Repealed.]
6-19-119. School bus passengers required to be seated.
6-19-120. Operation of a school bus while using a cellular telephone.
6-19-107. Bus drivers — Application for employment — Driving records.
(a) An applicant for employment as a school bus
driver shall submit an application prescribed by the
Division of Public School Academic Facilities and
Transportation to the school district in which he or
she seeks employment. The application shall include
a statement signed by the applicant that authorizes
the release of his or her traffic violation report from
the Office of Driver Services to provide the school
district with the applicant’s driving record.
(b) The office shall report the applicant’s driving
record without charge to the school district requesting the record.
(c) The applicant’s driving record shall be evaluated according to guidelines established by the division prior to permanent employment. The school
district may hire an applicant as a bus driver on a
temporary basis until official verification of the
driving record is received and evaluated. The school
district shall review and maintain a file of semiannual reports on the driving records of school bus
drivers.
History. Acts 1985, No. 757, § 2; A.S.A. 1947, § 80-1826; Acts
2005, No. 1327, § 3.
6-19-108. Bus drivers — Certification.
(a)(1) An applicant seeking employment as a
driver or an operator of a school bus, either privately
or publicly owned, is required to take and pass a
series of tests as prescribed by the Department of
Arkansas State Police under § 27-23-108 and the
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Division of Public School Academic Facilities and
Transportation to determine the physical fitness and
driving ability to serve as a school bus driver.
(2) The tests shall include:
(A) A physical examination given by a licensed
physician or advanced practice nurse for school
bus drivers, as required by the division;
(B) Other requirements as may be prescribed
by rules issued jointly by the department and the
division for qualifications and fitness of school bus
drivers; and
(C) A successfully completed standard bus
driver training and preservice behind-the-wheel
training program as prescribed by the division.
(b) Upon successful completion and documentation of training listed in subdivision (a)(2)(C) of this
section, a certificate, valid for one (1) year, shall be
issued by the division.
(c)(1) A school bus driver shall not be employed as
an operator of a school bus to transport children to
and from school or school-sponsored activities unless
he or she has satisfactorily completed the in-service
training required in subsection (d) of this section
and possesses a current valid certificate therefor.
(2) The certificate shall be required in addition to
a commercial driver’s license and any additional
qualifications required by the school district board of
directors.
(d) A school bus driver who seeks a renewal of his
or her bus driver certificate shall provide proof that
he or she has satisfactorily:
(1) Passed a physical examination given by a
licensed physician or advanced practice nurse
within the previous two (2) years; and
(2) Completed in-service training for school bus
drivers as prescribed by the division.
(e) A school district board of directors may provide a substitute driver to operate a school bus on a
temporary basis without a certificate until the next
regularly scheduled school bus driver’s examination
is held in the locality if:
(1) A qualified school bus driver is not available to
operate a school bus due to death, resignation,
disability, illness, or other cause; and
(2) The school district board of directors is not
able to obtain a qualified bus driver with a certificate.
(f) Extracurricular trips shall be made by certified drivers only.
(g) A person who violates the provisions of this
section is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
History. Acts 1963, No. 191, §§ 1-4, 6; 1965, No. 449, § 1; 1985,
No. 757, §§ 3, 4; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 80-1821 — 80-1825; Acts 2005, No.
1327, §§ 4, 5; 2005, No. 1994, § 196; 2009, No. 1473, § 6.
6-19-109. Bus drivers — Seat belts.
The driver or operator of a school bus shall wear a
seat belt at all times while operating the school bus
whenever the bus is so equipped.
6-19-120
History. Acts 1985, No. 757, § 5; A.S.A. 1947, § 80-1827.
6-19-113. Registration exemption for buses.
No school bus owned by a school district in this
state shall be required to be registered under the
motor vehicle registration laws of this state.
History. Acts 1963, No. 528, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 80-1817.
6-19-118. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This section, concerning student passenger
excess liability insurance, was repealed by Acts 2001, No. 1220, § 4.
The section was derived from Acts 1999, No. 1123, § 1. For present
law, see § 6-21-701 et seq.
6-19-119. School bus passengers required to
be seated.
(a) As used in this section, “school bus” means:
(1) A motor vehicle designed to carry more than
ten (10) passengers:
(A) Owned by a public or a governmental
agency or a private school and operated for the
transportation of students to or from school or
school-sponsored activities; or
(B) Privately owned and operated for compensation for the transportation of students to or from
school or school-sponsored activities; and
(2) A motor vehicle designed to carry more than
twenty-five (25) passengers is exempt from this
section if the motor vehicle is:
(A) Owned by a public or a governmental
agency or a private school and operated for the
transportation of students to or from school-sponsored activities but not used to transport students
on any scheduled school bus route; or
(B) Privately owned and operated for compensation under contract to a school district and used
for the transportation of students to or from
school-sponsored activities.
(b) A school bus driver shall not operate the
school bus until every passenger is seated.
(c)(1) The superintendent of each public school in
this state is responsible for ensuring that no school
bus is scheduled to transport more students than
can be reasonably seated in the school bus.
(2) Any superintendent who knowingly violates
subdivision (c)(1) of this section shall be guilty of a
violation and upon conviction shall be fined not less
than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100).
History. Acts 2001, No. 1744, § 1; 2005, No. 1994, § 67; 2007,
No. 999, § 3.
6-19-120. Operation of a school bus while using a cellular telephone.
(a) As used in this section:
(1) “Cellular telephone” means a wireless twoway communication device that requires the operator to dial numbers manually and that:
6-21-701
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(A) Includes radio-telephone communications
used in cellular telephone service, personal communication service, or the functional equivalent of
a radio-telephone communications line used in
cellular telephone service or a personal communication service; and
(B) Does not include a citizens band radio or a
citizens band radio hybrid; and
(2) “School bus” means every motor vehicle owned
by a public school district or operated under contract
for a public school district and used for the transportation of children to or from school or schoolsponsored activities.
(b) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this
section, a person shall not operate a school bus while
using a cellular telephone.
(c) This section does not apply to the use of a
cellular telephone:
(1) For the purpose of communicating with any of
the following regarding an emergency situation:
(A) An emergency system response operator or
911 public safety communications dispatcher;
(B) A hospital or emergency room;
(C) A physician’s office or health clinic;
(D) An ambulance or fire department rescue
service;
(E) A fire department, fire protection district, or
volunteer fire department; or
(F) A police department;
(2) To call for assistance if there is a mechanical
breakdown or other mechanical problem impairing
the operation of the bus; or
(3) When the school bus is parked.
(d) A person who violates this section is guilty of a
violation and may be fined not less than one hundred dollars ($100) nor more than two hundred fifty
dollars ($250).
History. Acts 2003, No. 219, § 1.
CHAPTER 21
SCHOOL PROPERTY AND
SUPPLIES
SUBCHAPTER 7 — SCHOOL MOTOR VEHICLE
INSURANCE ACT
SECTION.
6-21-701. Title.
6-21-702. Purpose.
6-21-703. Public School Motor Vehicle Insurance Program — Participation.
6-21-704. Administration — Reports.
6-21-705. Powers and duties of Insurance Commissioner.
6-21-706. Information furnished by participants.
6-21-707. Inspection and safety program.
6-21-708. Policy limits.
6-21-709. Payment of claims — Subrogation — Premium rate —
Excess insurance.
6-21-710. Public School Insurance Trust Fund — Investments.
6-21-711. Advisory committee — Members — Duties.
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6-21-701. Title.
This subchapter shall be known and may be cited
as the “School Motor Vehicle Insurance Act”.
History. Acts 1991, No. 824, § 1; 2003 (2nd Ex. Sess.), No. 78,
§ 15.
6-21-702. Purpose.
(a) This subchapter is to establish and maintain a
system of motor vehicle insurance for all public
elementary and secondary schools, education cooperatives, and open-enrollment public charter schools
of Arkansas electing to participate in the program
from and after July 1, 1991, with the Division of
Risk Management of the State Insurance Department authorized, directed, and empowered to administer the program.
(b) The State Insurance Department shall adopt
such rules and regulations as may be necessary to
provide for the insuring of motor vehicles owned by
participating public school districts within the State
of Arkansas.
History. Acts 1991, No. 824, § 2; 2003 (2nd Ex. Sess.), No. 78,
§ 16.
6-21-703. Public School Motor Vehicle Insurance Program — Participation.
(a) There is hereby established a Public School
Motor Vehicle Insurance Program for all school
motor vehicles of participating public school districts, education service cooperatives, and openenrollment public charter schools in the State of
Arkansas.
(b) Participation in the program provided for in
this section shall be optional with each school district, education service cooperative, or open-enrollment public charter school.
History. Acts 1991, No. 824, §§ 3, 17; 2003 (2nd Ex. Sess.), No.
78, § 17; 2007, No. 617, § 27.
6-21-704. Administration — Reports.
(a) The State Insurance Department shall administer the Public School Motor Vehicle Insurance
Program.
(b) The department is authorized to delegate to
the Director of the Risk Management Division and
staff such responsibilities as are deemed necessary
in connection with the administration of this subchapter.
(c) The department shall report annually to the
Governor and the General Assembly on the status of
the program, including a detailed statement of investments and earnings.
History. Acts 1991, No. 824, §§ 4, 11; 2003 (2nd Ex. Sess.), No.
78, § 18.
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6-21-705. Powers and duties of Insurance
Commissioner.
It shall be the power and duty of the Insurance
Commissioner to:
(1) Establish in the State Insurance Department
a program of insurance to cover motor vehicles
owned by public school districts, education service
cooperatives, and open-enrollment public charter
schools. The program shall be in accordance with
recognized and established insurance practices;
(2) Establish and, from time to time, modify the
premium rates to be charged for various risks;
(3) Specify the form for insurance policies and
other forms required for the purposes of this subchapter;
(4) Employ or contract for necessary officials, adjusters, appraisers, attorneys, and other personnel
required in the administration of this subchapter;
(5) Engage in a loss control program to assist the
public schools in improving and minimizing potential loss of life and property; and
(6) Perform all additional powers and duties necessary to maintain sound insurance underwriting
practices recognized by good risk management.
History. Acts 1991, No. 824, § 5; 2003 (2nd Ex. Sess.), No. 78,
§ 19; 2007, No. 617, § 28.
6-21-706. Information furnished by participants.
(a) The Insurance Commissioner shall require
each entity participating in the Public School Motor
Vehicle Insurance Program to furnish to the Risk
Management Division a complete list of each and
every motor vehicle with full information in regard
to the year, make, model, value, condition, and any
other pertinent information.
(b) The commissioner shall have authority to require each participating entity to furnish a complete
report of its motor vehicle insurance program, including the expiration dates of its contracts and loss
histories.
History. Acts 1991, No. 824, § 6; 2003 (2nd Ex. Sess.), No. 78,
§ 20.
6-21-707. Inspection and safety program.
(a) The State Insurance Department is authorized to maintain an inspection and safety program
designed to reduce the hazard of accidents involving
motor vehicles insured under the Public School
Motor Vehicle Insurance Program.
(b) The department may refuse to insure motor
vehicles when it believes the vehicles to be a hazard
to life or property. If the vehicle is deemed no longer
insurable, thirty (30) days’ notice must be given in
advance of cancellation or nonrenewal.
History. Acts 1991, No. 824, § 8; 2003 (2nd Ex. Sess.), No. 78,
§ 21.
6-21-709
6-21-708. Policy limits.
(a) Liability policies shall meet the minimum
legal requirements of the Motor Vehicle Safety Responsibility Act, § 27-19-101 et seq., with reference
to coverage on motor vehicles.
(b) The State Insurance Department is authorized to include in the Public School Motor Vehicle
Insurance Program and make available physical
damage and medical payments coverage to the participating entities. Medical payments coverage shall
be limited to five thousand dollars ($5,000) per
occupant of a school vehicle and shall be in addition
to any other automobile medical payments coverage
available to any occupant.
History. Acts 1991, No. 824, § 14; 2003 (2nd Ex. Sess.), No. 78,
§ 22.
6-21-709. Payment of claims — Subrogation —
Premium rate — Excess insurance.
(a)(1) The Public School Insurance Trust Fund
shall pay all losses and claims the insured is legally
obligated to pay as specified in the contract.
(2) It shall be the duty of the State Insurance
Department to coordinate, facilitate, and expedite
details in connection with responsibilities outlined
in the insurance contract.
(3) The department is hereby granted authority
to contract for services with appraisers, adjusters,
attorneys, or other professionals needed in order to
expedite and facilitate the proper operation of the
Public School Motor Vehicle Insurance Program.
(b) The program may require an assignment of
rights of recovery to the extent that payment is
made under any coverage provided by the program.
(c) If other insurance coverage exists, the program will pay its proportional share of the loss. The
program’s share shall be the proportion that the
program’s limits of liability bear to the total of all
applicable limits.
(d)(1) Participating entities shall make payment
of premium when demand is made as scheduled in
the contract.
(2) Any school district, education service cooperative, or open-enrollment public charter school which
does not pay the premium when due shall be
charged a rate of interest at five percent (5%) per
annum on all payments due and unpaid on the
policy issued.
(3) The department may cancel insurance coverage for school districts, education service cooperatives, or open-enrollment public charter schools that
fail to pay the premium due within thirty (30) days.
(4) The department shall give thirty (30) days’
notice before any cancellation for nonpayment.
(e) The department’s rules and regulations shall
include such items as payment of premium and
other pertinent items with reference to the premium
rate, but its requirements shall not be more strin-
6-21-710
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gent than practices of commercial companies writing similar insurance in Arkansas.
History. Acts 1991, No. 824, §§ 9, 10, 12, 15; 2003 (2nd Ex.
Sess.), No. 78, § 23; 2007, No. 617, § 29; 2007, No. 738, § 5.
6-21-710. Public School Insurance Trust Fund
— Investments.
(a) All funds received by the State Insurance
Department as premiums, adjustments, earnings,
and the like, as provided in this subchapter, shall be
deposited into the Public School Insurance Trust
Fund and used for the following purposes, listed in a
descending order of priority:
(1) To defray administrative costs;
(2) To pay claims; and
(3) To maintain the Public School Insurance Trust
Fund.
(b)(1) The department is authorized to invest
funds of the Public School Motor Vehicle Insurance
Program.
(2) Funds of the program may be invested and
reinvested as the Insurance Commissioner may determine.
(3) Moneys invested and interest earned thereon
shall be administered as program funds.
(4) All moneys deposited to the Public School
Insurance Trust Fund shall not be subject to any
deduction, tax, levy, or any other type of assessment.
History. Acts 1991, No. 824, §§ 13, 16; 2003 (2nd Ex. Sess.), No.
78, § 24; 2007, No. 738, § 6.
6-21-711. Advisory committee — Members —
Duties.
(a) There is hereby established a Public Elementary and Secondary School Insurance Program and
Public School Motor Vehicle Insurance Program
Advisory Committee, consisting of five (5) members
as follows:
(1) The Chair and Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Insurance and Commerce;
(2) The Chair and Vice Chair of the House Committee on Insurance and Commerce; and
(3) The Director of the Department of Finance
and Administration or his or her designee.
(b) The Public School Motor Vehicle Insurance
Program Advisory Committee shall meet at such
times and places as it shall deem necessary for the
purpose of carrying out its duties under the provisions of this subchapter.
(c) The Public School Motor Vehicle Insurance
Program Advisory Committee shall select one (1) of
its members as chair and such other officers as may
be deemed necessary for transaction of business.
(d) A majority of the members of the Public School
Motor Vehicle Insurance Program Advisory Committee shall constitute a quorum for the purpose of
transacting business.
(e) All action of the Public School Motor Vehicle
Insurance Program Advisory Committee shall be by
a majority vote of the full membership of the Public
School Motor Vehicle Insurance Program Advisory
Committee.
(f) Members shall serve without pay but may
receive expense reimbursement in accordance with
§ 25-16-901 et seq.
(g) The Public School Motor Vehicle Insurance
Program Advisory Committee shall periodically review the status of the Public School Insurance Trust
Fund.
(h) The Public School Motor Vehicle Insurance
Program Advisory Committee shall perform such
other duties in an advisory capacity to the State
Insurance Department as will expedite the operation of the programs.
(i) All proposed procedures, guidelines, and other
recommendations pertaining to the programs recommended by the Public School Motor Vehicle Insurance Program Advisory Committee under this
subchapter shall be advisory to the State Insurance
Department.
History. Acts 1991, No. 824, § 7; 1997, No. 250, § 18; 1999, No.
391, § 21; 2003 (2nd Ex. Sess.), No. 78, § 25; 2005, No. 171, § 1;
2007, No. 738, § 7.
SUBTITLE 4. VOCATIONAL AND
TECHNICAL EDUCATION
CHAPTER 51
VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL
SCHOOLS
SUBCHAPTER 1 — GENERAL PROVISIONS
SECTION.
6-51-101. Vehicle registration — Tax and fee exemptions.
6-51-101. Vehicle registration — Tax and fee
exemptions.
(a) All motor vehicles owned and operated by
publicly financed vocational-technical schools, technical colleges, and community colleges in the state
and used exclusively for training purposes shall be
exempt from:
(1) State, county, and municipal taxes; and
(2) All vehicle registration fees.
(b)(1) Each publicly supported vocational-technical school, technical college, and community college
in the state now owning or hereafter acquiring one
(1) or more motor vehicles used exclusively for
training purposes shall register vehicles in the same
manner as is provided by law for other motor vehicles, but no charge shall be made for the registration of the vehicles.
(2) All vocational-technical school, technical college, and community college buses registered under
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the provisions of this section shall be properly identified as vocational-technical school, technical college, and community college vehicles.
History. Acts 1973, No. 476, §§ 1, 2; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 80-2586,
80-2586.1; Acts 1995, No. 1297, § 1.
TITLE 8
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
CHAPTER 6
DISPOSAL OF SOLID WASTES
AND OTHER REFUSE
SUBCHAPTER 4 — LITTER CONTROL ACT
SECTION.
8-6-401.
8-6-402.
8-6-403.
8-6-404.
8-6-405.
8-6-406.
8-6-407.
8-6-408.
8-6-409.
8-6-410.
8-6-411.
8-6-412.
8-6-413.
8-6-414.
8-6-415.
8-6-416.
8-6-417.
8-6-418.
Title.
Purpose.
Definitions.
Penalties.
Injunction.
Unlawful to litter — Exceptions.
Commercial refuse hauling by uncovered vehicles.
Discarding certain items prohibited.
Prima facie evidence against drivers.
Notice to the public required.
Litter receptacles.
Enforcement generally.
Authority to take possession of discarded items — Notice.
Notification to motor vehicle owner and lienholders —
Reclamation.
Sale of junked vehicles and discarded items.
Disposition of sale proceeds.
[Repealed.]
Possession or use of glass containers on navigable waterways.
8-6-401. Title.
This subchapter shall be cited and known as the
“Litter Control Act”.
History. Acts 1977, No. 883, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 82-3901.
8-6-402. Purpose.
The purpose of this subchapter is to accomplish
the control of litter, inoperative household appliances, and junk motor vehicles throughout the state
by regulating their disposal. The intent of this
subchapter is to add to existing litter control, removal, and enforcement efforts and not to terminate
or supplant such efforts, as well as the compatible
goal of improving the quality of life for all the
citizens of Arkansas.
History. Acts 1977, No. 883, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 82-3901.
8-6-403
8-6-403. Definitions.
As used in this subchapter, unless the context
otherwise requires:
(1) “Abandoned” means property to which no person claims or exercises right of ownership;
(2) “Automobile repair shop” means any business
which engages in the repair or servicing of vehicles;
(3) “Commercial littering” includes, but is not
limited to, littering done by commercial businesses
and manufacturing companies of every kind and
description, including those businesses and persons
who illegally dispose of litter or solid waste for other
persons in return for money, fees, or other compensation;
(4) “Demolisher” means any person whose business, to any extent or degree, is to convert a motor
vehicle or household appliance into processed scrap
or scrap metal, into saleable parts, or otherwise to
wreck or dismantle vehicles or appliances;
(5) “Disposable package or container” means all
items or materials designed or intended to contain
another item or product, but not designed or intended for permanent or continued use;
(6) “Enclosed building” means a structure surrounded by walls or one (1) continuous wall and
having a roof enclosing the entire structure and
includes a permanent appendage to the structure;
(7) “Household appliance” includes, but is not
limited to, refrigerators, freezers, ranges, stoves,
automatic dishwashers, clothes washers, clothes
dryers, trash compacters, television sets, radios, hot
water heaters, air conditioning units, commodes and
other plumbing fixtures, and bed springs or other
furniture;
(8) “Inoperative household appliance” means a
discarded household appliance which by reason of
mechanical or physical defects can no longer be used
for its intended purpose and which is not serving a
functional purpose;
(9) “Junk motor vehicle” means any vehicle which
is inoperable, dismantled, or damaged and that is
unable to start and move under its own power.
Vehicles are excluded as long as they are registered
and bear a current license permit;
(10)(A) “Litter” means all waste material which
has been discarded or otherwise disposed of as
prohibited in this subchapter, including, but not
limited to, convenience food and beverage packages or containers, trash, garbage, all other product packages or containers, and other postconsumer solid wastes.
(B) Litter does not include wastes from the
primary processing of mining, logging, sawmilling, or farming, the raising of poultry, manufacturing, or wastes deposited in proper receptacles;
(11) “Old vehicle tire” means a pneumatic tire in
which compressed air is designed to support a load,
but which because of wear, damage, or defect can no
longer safely be used on a motor vehicle and which is
either not serving a functional purpose or use or is
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not in an enclosed building, a salvage yard, or the
actual possession of a demolisher;
(12) “Public place” means any area that is used or
held out for use by the public, whether owned or
operated by public or private interests;
(13) “Salvage yard” means any business that, in
the course of its operation, maintains ten (10) or
more vehicles to be used, wholly or in parts, to
generate revenue for the operation of the business;
and
(14) “Vehicle” includes every device capable of
being moved upon a public highway and in, upon, or
by which any persons or property is or may be
transported or drawn upon a public highway, excepting devices moved by human or animal power or
used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.
History. Acts 1977, No. 883, § 2; A.S.A. 1947, § 82-3902.
8-6-404. Penalties.
(a)(1)(A)(i) A person convicted of a violation of
§ 8-6-406 or § 8-6-407 for a first offense shall be
guilty of an unclassified misdemeanor and shall be
fined in an amount of not less than one hundred
dollars ($100) and not more than one thousand
dollars ($1,000).
(ii) An additional sentence of not more than
eight (8) hours of community service shall be
imposed under this subdivision (a)(1)(A).
(B)(i) A person convicted of a violation of § 8-6406 or § 8-6-407 for a second or subsequent offense within three (3) years of the first offense
shall be guilty of an unclassified misdemeanor and
shall be fined in an amount of not less than two
hundred dollars ($200) and not more than two
thousand dollars ($2,000).
(ii) An additional sentence of not more than
twenty-four (24) hours of community service may
be imposed under this subdivision (a)(1)(B).
(2) In addition to those penalties, any violator
may also be required to remove litter from alongside
highways and at other appropriate locations for any
prescribed period.
(b) Any person who violates § 8-6-406 or § 8-6407 and who is found to have committed the prohibited acts in furtherance of or as a part of a commercial enterprise, whether or not that enterprise is the
disposal of wastes, shall be guilty of commercial
littering and shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Additionally, those convicted may be required to remove any litter disposed of in violation of
this subchapter.
(c) Any person who violates any provision of § 86-408 shall be guilty of:
(1) An unclassified misdemeanor for a first offense and shall be fined one thousand dollars
($1,000) and sentenced to one hundred (100) hours
of community service; and
(2) A Class A misdemeanor for a second or subsequent offense.
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(d)(1) All or any portion of the fines, community
service, and imprisonment penalties provided by
this section may be suspended by the judge if the
violator agrees to remove litter from alongside highways and at other appropriate locations for a prescribed period.
(2) All fines collected under this section shall be
deposited as follows:
(A) If a municipality or county where the offense occurs is a certified affiliate of Keep Arkansas Beautiful or Keep America Beautiful, Inc., and
participates in litter control programs conducted
by these organizations, then the moneys from
fines collected for offenses in that jurisdiction
shall be deposited, according to accounting procedures prescribed by law, into the city general fund
or the county general fund to be used for the
purpose of community improvement as determined by the municipal or county governing body;
or
(B) If the municipality or county where the
offense occurs is not a certified affiliate of Keep
Arkansas Beautiful or Keep America Beautiful,
Inc., or does not participate in litter-control programs conducted by these organizations, then the
moneys from fines collected for offenses in those
jurisdictions shall be remitted by the tenth day of
each month to the Administration of Justice Fund
Section of the Office of Administrative Services of
the Department of Finance and Administration,
on a form provided by that office, for deposit in the
Keep Arkansas Beautiful Fund Account to be used
by the Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission, as
appropriated by the General Assembly, for the
purposes of encouraging litter prevention and
antilitter education and increasing awareness of
litter law enforcement statewide.
(e) In addition to all other penalties, any person
convicted of a violation of § 8-6-406 or § 8-6-407
who fails to pay any fines assessed in accordance
with the findings and orders of the court shall have
his or her driver’s license suspended for six (6)
months by the Department of Finance and Administration, upon receipt of an order of denial of
driving privileges from the court pursuant to this
section.
History. Acts 1977, No. 883, §§ 7, 11; 1981, No. 841, §§ 1, 2;
A.S.A. 1947, §§ 82-3907, 82-3911; Acts 1993, No. 727, § 1; 1995,
No. 979, § 1; 2001, No. 145, § 1; 2003, No. 1765, § 3; 2005, No. 646,
§ 1.
8-6-405. Injunction.
In addition to all other remedies provided by this
subchapter, the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, the Attorney General of this state,
the prosecuting attorney of a county where any
violation of any provision of this subchapter occurs,
or any citizen, resident, or taxpayer of the county
where a violation of any provision of this subchapter
occurs may apply to the chancery court or the judge
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in vacation of the county where the alleged violation
occurred for an injunction to restrain, prevent, or
abate the maintenance and storage of litter, junk
motor vehicles, old vehicle tires, or inoperative or
discarded household appliances in violation of any
provision of this subchapter.
History. Acts 1977, No. 883, § 16; A.S.A. 1947, § 82-3916; Acts
1991, No. 516, § 1; 1999, No. 1164, § 64.
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vehicle tire, or inoperative or abandoned household
appliance, or part thereof, upon the right-of-way of
any public highway, upon any other public property,
or upon any private property which he does not own,
lease, rent, or otherwise control, unless it is at a
salvage yard, a permitted disposal site, or at the
business establishment of a demolisher.
History. Acts 1977, No. 883, § 10; A.S.A. 1947, § 82-3910.
8-6-406. Unlawful to litter — Exceptions.
8-6-409. Prima facie evidence against drivers.
It shall be unlawful to drop, deposit, discard, or
otherwise dispose of litter upon any public or private
property in this state or upon or into any river, lake,
pond, or other stream or body of water within this
state, unless:
(1) The property has been designated by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality as a
permitted disposal site;
(2) The litter is placed into a receptacle intended
by the owner or tenant in lawful possession of that
property for the deposit of litter, if it is deposited in
such a manner as to prevent the litter from being
carried away or deposited by the elements upon any
part of the private or public property or waters; or
(3)(A) The person is the owner or tenant in lawful
possession of the property and the litter remains
upon the property and the act does not create a
public health or safety hazard, a public nuisance,
or a fire hazard.
(B) However, a property owner shall not be held
responsible for actions of his tenant.
If the throwing, dumping, or depositing of litter
was done from a motor vehicle, except a motor bus,
it shall be prima facie evidence that the throwing,
dumping, or depositing was done by the driver of the
motor vehicle.
History. Acts 1977, No. 883, § 5; A.S.A. 1947, § 82-3905.
8-6-410. Notice to the public required.
The state shall erect signs containing pertinent
portions of this subchapter along the public highways of this state and in all campgrounds and trailer
parks, forestlands, and recreational areas, at all
public beaches, and at other public places where
persons are to be informed of the existence and
content of this subchapter and the penalties for
violating its provisions.
History. Acts 1977, No. 883, § 8; A.S.A. 1947, § 82-3908.
8-6-411. Litter receptacles.
History. Acts 1977, No. 883, § 4; A.S.A. 1947, § 82-3904; Acts
1999, No. 1164, § 65.
8-6-407. Commercial refuse hauling by uncovered vehicles.
It shall be unlawful for any person engaged in
commercial or for-hire hauling to operate any truck
or other vehicle within this state to transport litter,
trash, or garbage unless the vehicle is covered to
prevent its contents from blowing, dropping, falling
off, or otherwise departing from the vehicle. In
addition, any person operating his own truck or
other vehicle to transport litter, trash, or garbage
shall take reasonable steps to prevent its contents
from blowing, dropping, falling off, or otherwise
departing from the vehicle. However, no vehicle
hauling predominately metallic material shall be
required to be covered if it is loaded in a manner
which will prevent the material from falling or
dropping from the vehicle.
History. Acts 1977, No. 883, § 6; A.S.A. 1947, § 82-3906.
8-6-408. Discarding certain items prohibited.
It shall be unlawful for any person to place or
cause to be placed any junk motor vehicle, old
The state shall place litter receptacles along public highways in appropriate numbers to provide
motorists with convenient methods of litter disposal.
History. Acts 1977, No. 883, § 9; A.S.A. 1947, § 82-3909.
8-6-412. Enforcement generally.
(a) All Arkansas-certified law enforcement officers:
(1) Shall enforce this subchapter;
(2) May issue citations to or arrest persons violating any provision of this subchapter; and
(3)(A) May serve and execute all warrants, citations, and other process issued by the courts in
enforcing this subchapter.
(B) In addition, mailing by registered mail of
the process to the person’s last known place of
residence shall be deemed as personal service
upon the person charged.
(b)(1) Illegal dumps control officers licensed and
certified in accordance with § 8-6-905 and code
enforcement officers as defined by municipal ordinance may:
(A) Enforce this subchapter; and
(B) Issue citations to persons violating this subchapter.
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(2) However, illegal dumps control officers licensed and certified in accordance with § 8-6-905
and code enforcement officers as defined by municipal ordinance shall not:
(A) Have the powers of arrest;
(B) Carry firearms; or
(C) Take any other official law enforcement
actions.
(c)(1) All certified law enforcement officers may
serve and execute all warrants, citations, and other
process issued by the courts in enforcing this subchapter.
(2) In addition, mailing by registered mail of the
process to the person’s last known place of residence
shall be deemed as personal service upon the person
charged.
History. Acts 1977, No. 883, § 3; A.S.A. 1947, § 82-3903; Acts
1999, No. 386, § 1; 2005, No. 75, § 1; 2007, No. 377, § 1.
8-6-413. Authority to take possession of discarded items — Notice.
(a)(1) Any enforcement agency described in § 86-412 which has knowledge of, discovers, or finds
any junk motor vehicle, old vehicle tire, or inoperative or discarded household appliance on either
public or private property may take it into custody
and possession.
(2) The enforcement agency may employ its own
personnel, equipment, and facilities or hire persons,
equipment, and facilities for the purpose of removing, preserving, and storing junk motor vehicles, old
vehicle tires, or inoperative or abandoned household
appliances.
(b)(1) However, before taking any junk motor vehicle into custody and possession from private property, the enforcement agency shall give the private
property owner and the owner of the motor vehicle,
if ascertainable, thirty (30) days’ notice by registered
or certified mail or seventy-two (72) hours’ notice by
personal service that such an action will be taken
unless the motor vehicle is:
(A) Restored to a functional use;
(B) Disposed of by the owner in a manner not
prohibited by this subchapter; or
(C) Placed in an enclosed building.
(2) The thirty-days’ or seventy-two-hours’ notice
under subdivision (b)(1) of this section may be
waived by the owners of the property.
History. Acts 1977, No. 883, § 12; A.S.A. 1947, § 82-3912; Acts
2005, No. 1222, § 1.
8-6-414. Notification to motor vehicle owner
and lienholders — Reclamation.
(a)(1) The enforcement agency which takes into
custody and possession any junk motor vehicle,
within thirty (30) days after taking custody and
possession thereof, shall notify the last known registered owner of the motor vehicle and all lienhold-
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ers of record that the motor vehicle has been taken
into custody and possession.
(2) The notification shall be by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested.
(3) The notice shall:
(A) Contain a description of the motor vehicle,
including the year, make, model, manufacturer’s
serial or identification number, or any other number which may have been assigned to the motor
vehicle by the Office of Motor Vehicle and shall
note any distinguishing marks;
(B) Set forth the location of the facility where
the motor vehicle is being held and the location
where the motor vehicle was taken into custody
and possession; and
(C) Inform the owner and any lienholders of
record of their right to reclaim the motor vehicle
within ten (10) days after the date notice was
received by the owner or lienholders upon payment of all towing, preservation, and storage
charges resulting from taking and placing the
motor vehicle into custody and possession and
state that the failure of the owner or lienholders of
record to exercise their right to reclaim the motor
vehicle within the ten-day period shall be deemed
a waiver by the owner and all lienholders of record
of all right, title, and interest in the motor vehicle
and of their consent to the sale or disposal of the
junk motor vehicle at a public auction or to a
salvage yard or demolisher.
(b)(1) If the identity of the last registered owner
of the junk motor vehicle cannot be determined, if
the certificate of registration or certificate of title
contains no address for the owner, or if it is impossible to determine with reasonable certainty the
identity and addresses of all lienholders, then notice
shall be published in a newspaper of countywide
circulation in the county wherein the motor vehicle
was located at the time the enforcement agency took
custody and possession of the vehicle.
(2) This notice shall be sufficient to meet all
requirements of notice pursuant to this section.
(3) Any notice by publication may contain multiple listings of junk motor vehicles.
(4) The notice shall be published within thirty
(30) days after the motor vehicle is taken into
custody and possession.
(5) The notice shall have the same contents required for a notice pursuant to subsection (a) of this
section, except that the ten-day period shall run
from the date such notice is published as prescribed.
(c) The consequences and effect of failure to reclaim a junk motor vehicle within the ten-day period
after notice is received by registered or certified mail
or within ten (10) days after the notice is published
in a newspaper as prescribed shall be set forth in the
notice.
History. Acts 1977, No. 883, § 13; A.S.A. 1947, § 82-3913.
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8-6-415. Sale of junked vehicles and discarded items.
(a) If a junk motor vehicle is not reclaimed as
provided for in § 8-6-414, the enforcement agency in
possession of the junk motor vehicle shall sell it
either at a public auction or to a salvage yard or
demolisher. The purchaser of the motor vehicle shall
take title to the motor vehicle free and clear of all
liens and claims of ownership and shall receive a
sales receipt from the enforcement agency which
disposed of the motor vehicle. The sales receipt at
the sale shall be sufficient title only for purposes of
transferring the motor vehicle to a salvage yard or to
a demolisher for demolition, wrecking, or dismantling. No further titling of the motor vehicle shall be
necessary by either the purchaser at the auction, the
salvage yard, or the demolisher, who shall be exempt
from the payment of any fees and taxes.
(b) When an enforcement agency has in its custody
and possession old vehicle tires or inoperative or discarded household appliances collected in accordance
with § 8-6-413, it shall sell property, from time to time,
at public auction or to a salvage yard or demolisher.
History. Acts 1977, No. 883, § 14; A.S.A. 1947, § 82-3914.
8-6-416. Disposition of sale proceeds.
(a) From the proceeds of any sale, the enforcement agency which sold the junk motor vehicle, old
vehicle tire, or inoperative or discarded household
appliance shall reimburse itself for any expenses it
may have incurred in removing, towing, preserving,
and storing the property and for the expenses of
conducting any auction and any notice and publication expenses incurred pursuant to this subchapter.
(b) Any remainder from the proceeds of the sale
shall be deposited in the State Treasury to be kept
and maintained in the Litter Control Account. Any
remainder from the proceeds of the sale of a junk
motor vehicle after payment of the expenses shall be
held for the last registered owner of the motor
vehicle or any lienholder for ninety (90) days, after
which time, if no owner or lienholder claims the
remainder, it shall be deposited in the special fund.
(c) Any moneys so collected and deposited in the
Litter Control Account shall be used solely for the
payment of auction, towing, removing, preserving,
storing, notice, and publication costs which result
from taking other junk motor vehicles, old vehicle
tires, and inoperative or discarded household appliances into custody and possession.
History. Acts 1977, No. 883, § 15; A.S.A. 1947, § 82-3915.
8-6-417. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This section, concerning the Advisory Board,
was repealed by Acts 1991, No. 786, § 6. The section was derived
from Acts 1977, No. 883, § 17; A.S.A. 1947, § 82-3917.
Acts 1989, No. 536, § 8, abolished the Advisory Board on the
Control of Litter and Junk.
Acts 1991, No. 786, § 37, provided: “The enactment and adoption
of this Act shall not repeal, expressly or impliedly, the acts passed
at the regular session of the 78th General Assembly. All such acts
shall have full effect and, so far as those acts intentionally vary
8-6-418
from or conflict with any provision contained in this Act, those acts
shall have the effect of subsequent acts and as amending or
repealing the appropriate parts of the Arkansas Code of 1987.”
8-6-418. Possession or use of glass containers
on navigable waterways.
(a)(1) Except for containers for medicinal substances contained in a first-aid kit or prescribed by a
licensed physician, and except as provided under
subdivision (a)(2) of this section, no person shall
possess or use glass containers within a vessel within
the banks of Arkansas’s navigable waterways.
(2) A person engaged in removing glass previously discarded by others and found within the
banks of an Arkansas navigable waterway may not
be charged with a violation of this section on the
basis of possession of glass, if while underway and
upon a waterway, he or she transports the removed
glass securely in a trash container.
(b)(1) A person entering, traveling upon, or otherwise using Arkansas’s navigable waterways by canoe, kayak, inner tube, or other vessel easily susceptible to swamping, tipping, rolling, or otherwise
discharging its contents into a waterway, and transporting foodstuffs or beverages shall:
(A) Transport all foodstuffs and beverages in a
sturdy container and ensure that the container is
made to seal or lock in the contents to prevent the
contents from spilling into the water;
(B)(i) Carry and affix to the vessel a trash
container or bag suitable for containing his or her
refuse, waste, and trash materials and capable of
being securely closed.
(ii) The trash container or bag shall be either a
sturdy container, of a construction similar to a
sturdy container, or a bag of mesh construction;
(C)(i) Except as provided under subdivision
(b)(1)(C)(ii) of this section, transport all his or her
refuse, waste, and trash either in a sturdy container or in a trash container to a place where the
refuse, waste, and trash may be safely and lawfully disposed of.
(ii) A person engaged in removing items of refuse, waste, and trash materials previously discarded by others and found by him or her within the
banks of an Arkansas navigable waterway and that
are too large to be transported in a trash container
or bag, may not be charged with a violation of this
section on the basis of possession and transportation of the refuse, waste, and trash; and
(D) At all times other than when a beverage is
securely contained in a sturdy container or a trash
container as in subdivisions (b)(1)(A)-(C) of this
section, keep the beverage attached to or held
within a floating holder or other device designed
to prevent the beverage from sinking beneath the
surface of the waterway.
(2) Neither a sturdy container nor a trash container may be required of a person traveling without
foodstuffs or beverages.
(c)(1) A violation of this section shall be a misdemeanor and each violation may be prosecuted as a
separate offense.
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(2) Each violation shall be punishable by a fine of
not more than five hundred dollars ($500).
(d) For purposes of this section:
(1) “Navigable waterway” means any navigable
river, lake, or other body of water used or susceptible
to being used in its natural condition by canoe,
kayak, innertube, or other vessel easily susceptible
to swamping, tipping, or rolling and located wholly
or partly within this state;
(2) “Sturdy container” shall not include a container that is:
(A) Primarily constructed of styrofoam; or
(B) So constructed that it may be easily broken;
and
(3) “Vessel” shall not include a houseboat, party
barge, johnboat, runabout, ski boat, bass boat, or
similar craft not easily susceptible to swamping,
tipping, or rolling.
History. Acts 2001, No. 803, § 1; 2003, No. 1101, § 1.
TITLE 9
FAMILY LAW
SUBTITLE 2. DOMESTIC
RELATIONS
CHAPTER 14
SPOUSAL AND CHILD SUPPORT
SUBCHAPTER 2 — ENFORCEMENT GENERALLY
SECTION.
9-14-239. Suspension of license for failure to pay child support.
9-14-239. Suspension of license for failure to
pay child support.
(a) As used in this section:
(1) “Department” means the Department of Finance and Administration or its duly authorized
agents;
(2) “License” means an Arkansas driver’s license
issued pursuant to § 27-16-101 et seq., and § 27-20101 et seq., or an occupational, professional, or
business license regulated under Title 17 of this
Code and all other licenses regulated under Titles
2-6, 8, 9, 14, 15, 20, 22, 23, and 27 of this Code;
(3) “Office” means the Office of Child Support
Enforcement of the Revenue Division of the Department of Finance and Administration;
(4) “Other licensing entity” means any other state
agency, department, board, commission, municipality, or any entity within the State of Arkansas or the
United States that issues or renews an occupational,
professional, or business license regulated under
Title 17 of this Code and all other licenses regulated
under Titles 2-6, 8, 9, 14, 15, 20, 22, 23, and 27 of
this Code; and
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(5) “Permanent license plate” means the license
plate, issued by the department, that by law must be
affixed to every vehicle as defined by § 27-14-1002
and every motorized cycle as defined by § 27-20-101.
(b)(1)(A) Unless an obligor executes an installment agreement or makes other necessary and
proper arrangements with the office, the office
shall notify the department or other licensing
entity to suspend the license or permanent license
plate of the obligor whenever the office determines
that one (1) of the following conditions exists:
(i) The obligor is delinquent on a court-ordered
child support payment or an adjudicated arrearage in an amount equal to three (3) months’
obligation or more; or
(ii) The obligor is the subject of an outstanding
failure to appear warrant, a body attachment, or a
bench warrant related to a child support proceeding.
(B) Prior to the notification to suspend the license
of the obligor, the office shall determine whether the
obligor holds a license or permanent license plate
with the department or other licensing entity.
(2)(A) The office shall notify the obligor that a
request will be made to the department to suspend the license or permanent license plate sixty
(60) days after the notification unless a hearing
with the office is requested in writing within
thirty (30) days to determine whether one (1) of
the conditions of suspension does not exist.
(B) Notification shall be sufficient under this
subdivision (b)(2) if mailed to the obligor at either
the last known address provided to the court by
the obligor pursuant to § 9-14-205 or to the address used by the obligor on the license or the
application for a permanent license plate.
(c) Following a determination by the office under
subdivision (b)(1) of this section, the office shall
notify the department or other licensing entity to
suspend the license or permanent license plate of
the obligor.
(d)(1) The department or other licensing entity,
upon receipt of the notification, shall immediately
suspend the license or permanent license plate of
the obligor.
(2) This suspension shall remain in effect until
the department or other licensing entity is notified
by the office to release the suspension.
(e)(1) If the obligor enters into an installment
agreement or makes other necessary and proper
arrangements with the office to pay child support,
the office shall immediately notify the department or
other licensing entity to restore the license or permanent license plate of the obligor.
(2) In the case of fraud or mistake, the office shall
immediately notify the department or other licensing entity to restore the license or permanent license
plate of the obligor, as appropriate.
(f) The office and the department are authorized to
promulgate rules and regulations necessary to carry
out this section in the interests of justice and equity.
(g) The office is authorized to seek an injunction
in the circuit court of the county in which the child
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support order was entered, restraining the obligor
from driving or from any licensed or permitted
activity during the time the obligor’s license or
permanent license plate is suspended.
(h)(1)(A) Any obligor whose license or permanent
license plate has been suspended may appeal to
the circuit court of the county in which the child
support order was entered or transferred, within
thirty (30) days after the effective date of the
suspension, by filing a petition with a copy of the
notice of the suspension attached, or with a copy of
the final administrative hearing decision of the
office, with the clerk of the circuit court and
causing a summons to be served on the Administrator of the Office of Child Support Enforcement
of the Revenue Division of the Department of
Finance and Administration.
(B) For persons paying child support pursuant
to § 9-17-501 or § 9-17-507, the foreign order
shall be registered by the office pursuant to § 917-601 et seq.
(2) The case shall be tried de novo.
(3) The circuit judges are vested with jurisdiction
to determine whether the petitioner is entitled to a
license or permanent license plate or whether the
decision of the hearing officer should be affirmed,
modified, or reversed.
(i) Nothing provided in this section shall be interpreted to prohibit the circuit court from suspending
a permanent license plate or a license through
contempt proceedings resulting from the nonpayment of child support.
History. Acts 1995, No. 752, § 1; 1997, No. 1296, § 33; 1999, No.
1514, §§ 17, 18; 2003, No. 1020, § 8; 2003, No. 1185, § 17.
TITLE 12
LAW ENFORCEMENT,
EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT, AND
MILITARY AFFAIRS
SUBTITLE 2. LAW
ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AND
PROGRAMS
CHAPTER 8
DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS
STATE POLICE
SUBCHAPTER 1 — GENERAL PROVISIONS
SECTION.
12-8-106. Department of Arkansas State Police — Duties and
12-8-106
SECTION.
powers — Restrictions — Municipal police barred
from patrolling certain highways.
12-8-107. Arrests and detentions.
12-8-116. Motor vehicles.
12-8-106. Department of Arkansas State Police — Duties and powers — Restrictions —
Municipal police barred from patrolling certain highways.
(a)(1) It shall be the duty of the Department of
Arkansas State Police to:
(A) Patrol the public highways, make arrests,
and enforce the laws of this state relating to motor
vehicles and the use of the state highways;
(B) Establish, maintain, and enforce a towing
rotation list to assist in clearing highways of
motor vehicles which have been involved in accidents or abandoned;
(C) Assist in the collection of delinquent motor
vehicle license taxes and the collection of gasoline
and other taxes that are required by law; and
(D) Determine when, if possible, a person or
persons are the cause of injury to any state highway or other state property and arrest all persons
criminally responsible for injury to any state highway or other state property and bring them before
the proper officer for trial.
(2) The Director of the Department of Arkansas
State Police may promulgate necessary rules and
regulations to carry out the purpose and intent of
subdivision (a)(1)(B) of this section.
(b) The department shall be conservators of the
peace and as such shall have the powers possessed
by police officers in cities and county sheriffs in
counties, except that the department may exercise
such powers anywhere in this state.
(c) The department shall have the authority to
establish a Crimes Against Children Division, either
through transfer or by contract, to conduct child
abuse investigations, to administer the Child Abuse
Hotline, and, when consistent with regulations promulgated by the department, to provide training
and technical assistance to local law enforcement in
conducting child abuse investigations.
(d) The police officers shall have all the power and
authority of the State Fire Marshal and shall assist
in making investigations of arson, § 5-38-301, and
such other offenses as the director may direct and
shall be subject to the call of the circuit courts of the
state and the Governor.
(e) However, this chapter shall not be construed
so as to take away any authority of the regularly
constituted peace officers in the state, but the department shall cooperate with them in the enforcement of the criminal laws of the state and assist
such officers either in the enforcement of the law or
apprehension of criminals.
(f) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as
to authorize any officer of the department to serve
writs unless they are specifically directed to the
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department, or an officer thereof, by the issuing
authority.
(g) No officer or member of the department shall
ever be used in performing police duties on private
property in connection with any strike, lockout, or
other industrial disturbance.
(h)(1)(A) The following law enforcement officers
are prohibited from patrolling controlled-access
facilities except as may be authorized by the
director:
(i) A municipal police officer;
(ii) An officer established under § 14-42-401 et
seq.;
(iii) A city marshal; and
(iv) A constable.
(B) The director may withdraw any previously
issued authorization to patrol controlled-access
facilities.
(C)(i) The director shall promulgate rules in
accordance with the Arkansas Administrative
Procedure Act, § 25-15-201 et seq., to establish
criteria for granting or withdrawing authorization
to patrol controlled-access facilities.
(ii) In adopting the rules described in subdivision (h)(1)(C)(i) of this section, the director at a
minimum shall take into consideration the following factors:
(a) Public safety;
(b) Training of the law enforcement officers;
(c) Size of the law enforcement agency;
(d) Financial impact;
(e) Abuse of police power; and
(f) The types of roadways or highways that are
controlled-access facilities for purposes of this
section.
(2) The following law enforcement officers may
patrol any service roads that are within their jurisdiction situated adjacent to controlled-access facilities:
(A) A municipal police officer;
(B) An officer established under § 14-42-401 et
seq.;
(C) A city marshal; and
(D) A constable.
(3) This subsection shall not prohibit a municipal
police officer, an officer established under § 14-42401 et seq., a city marshal, or a constable from
responding to an accident or other emergency on a
controlled-access facility.
History. Acts 1945, No. 231, §§ 7, 8; 1963, No. 133, § 1; A.S.A.
1947, §§ 42-407, 42-408; Acts 1987, No. 509, § 1; 1997, No. 1240,
§ 7; 2001, No. 254, § 1; 2001, No. 441, § 1; 2001, No. 1697, § 4;
2007, No. 371, § 1; 2011, No. 741, § 1.
12-8-107. Arrests and detentions.
(a) If any officer of the Department of Arkansas
State Police delivers an arrested person to a county
jail for detention, it shall be the duty of the jailer to
receive the prisoner.
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(b) The department officer may notify the county
sheriff or prosecuting officer of the county in which
the crime was committed of the arrest and detention
of the prisoner and make such lawful disposition of
the prisoner as the department officer is directed to
do by the county sheriff or prosecuting officer.
History. Acts 1945, No. 231, § 8; A.S.A. 1947, § 42-408; Acts
2001, No. 1697, § 5.
12-8-116. Motor vehicles.
(a)(1) All automobiles, motorcycles, or other vehicles of any nature owned, used, and operated by
the Department of Arkansas State Police shall be
exempt from the payment of any licenses, fees, and
charges required by the laws of this state for the
operation of the vehicles upon the public highways
of this state.
(2) The Director of the Department of Arkansas
State Police and the Director of the Department of
Finance and Administration shall adopt identification tags or other insignia which shall be attached to
the vehicles by the officers, members, and employees
of the Department of Arkansas State Police, for
which tag or insignia no charge shall be made or
collected.
(b) The Department of Arkansas State Police is
granted authority to purchase used vehicles for use
in confidential assignments and drug investigations.
History. Acts 1945, No. 231, § 25; 1983, No. 537, § 9; A.S.A.
1947, §§ 42-409.1, 42-425.
CHAPTER 12
CRIME REPORTING AND
INVESTIGATIONS
SUBCHAPTER 2 — ARKANSAS CRIME
INFORMATION CENTER
SECTION.
12-12-201. Creation — Director.
12-12-207. Maintenance and operation of information system.
12-12-208. Coordination with national crime control information
systems.
12-12-201. Creation — Director.
(a) There is created the Arkansas Crime Information Center, under the supervision of the Supervisory Board for the Arkansas Crime Information
Center established by this subchapter.
(b) This center shall consist of a director and such
other staff under the general supervision of the
director as may be necessary to administer the
services of this subchapter, subject to the approval of
funds authorized by the General Assembly.
(c) The board shall name the director of the center.
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MILITARY PERSONNEL
History. Acts 1971, No. 286, § 1; 1975, No. 742, § 1; A.S.A. 1947,
§ 5-1101.
SUBTITLE 4. MILITARY AFFAIRS
CHAPTER 62
12-12-207. Maintenance and operation of information system.
(a) The Arkansas Crime Information Center shall
be responsible for providing for the maintenance
and operation of the computer-based Arkansas
Crime Information System.
(b) The use of the system is restricted to serving
the informational needs of governmental criminal
justice agencies and others specifically authorized
by law through a communications network connecting local, county, state, and federal authorities to a
centralized state repository of information.
(c) The Supervisory Board for the Arkansas
Crime Information Center shall approve the creation and maintenance of each file in the system,
establish the entry criteria and quality control standards for each file, and conduct an annual review of
the appropriateness and effectiveness of all files and
services provided by the center.
(d)(1) The center shall collect data and compile
statistics on the nature and extent of crime problems
in Arkansas and compile other data related to planning for and operating criminal justice agencies.
(2) The center shall also periodically publish statistics and report such information to the Governor,
the General Assembly, and the general public.
(e) The center shall be authorized to design and
administer uniform record systems, uniform crime
reporting systems, and other programs to be used by
criminal justice agencies to improve the administration of justice in Arkansas.
History. Acts 1971, No. 286, §§ 2, 9; 1975, No. 742, § 2; 1981,
No. 612, § 1; 1983, No. 282, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 5-1102, 5-1102.3,
5-1109, 5-1117; Acts 1993, No. 535, § 6; 1993, No. 551, § 6; 1994
(2nd Ex. Sess.), No. 37, § 1; 1994 (2nd Ex. Sess.), No. 38, § 1; 1995,
No. 498, § 1.
12-12-208. Coordination with national crime
control information systems.
(a)(1) The Arkansas Crime Information Center
shall be the central access and control agency for
Arkansas’s input, retrieval, and exchange of criminal justice information in the National Crime Information Center or its successor, and the National
Law Enforcement Telecommunications System or its
successor.
(2) The center shall be responsible for the coordination of all Arkansas user agencies with the National Crime Information Center and the National
Law Enforcement Telecommunications System.
(b) The Director of the Arkansas Crime Information Center or his or her designee shall serve as the
National Crime Information Center control terminal
officer and the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System representative.
History. Acts 1979, No. 124, §§ 1, 2; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 5-1102.1,
5-1102.2.
MILITARY PERSONNEL
SUBCHAPTER 4 — PRIVILEGES
SECTION.
12-62-407.
12-62-408.
12-62-409.
12-62-410.
12-62-414.
Exemption from traffic laws.
Penalty for interference.
Free passage over toll bridges and ferries.
Exemption from automobile tags, road taxes, and duties.
Extensions for renewing certain documents — Paying
certain fees.
12-62-407. Exemption from traffic laws.
The military forces of the organized militia with
official insignia displayed, while on authorized duty,
shall not be restricted by municipal traffic regulations. They shall have the right of way on any street
or highway through which they may pass against
all, except carriers of the United States mail, fire
engines, police vehicles, and hospital ambulances in
the necessary performance of their respective duties.
History. Acts 1991, No. 732, §§ 1-4, 6, 7.
12-62-408. Penalty for interference.
All others who shall hinder, delay, or obstruct any
unit or portion of the organized militia wherever
parading or performing any military duty, or who
shall attempt to do so, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined in any
sum not less than fifty dollars ($50.00).
History. Acts 1969, No. 50, § 193; A.S.A. 1947, § 11-1004.
12-62-409. Free passage over toll bridges and
ferries.
Any person belonging to the organized militia
shall, together with the conveyance in his charge
and property of the state in his charge, be allowed to
pass free through all tollgates and over all ferries if
he is in uniform or presents an order for duty or
certificate of an order for duty.
History. Acts 1969, No. 50, § 194; A.S.A. 1947, § 11-1005.
12-62-410. Exemption from automobile tags,
road taxes, and duties.
(a) In lieu of state and city automobile tags, each
active member of the Arkansas Army National
Guard and the Air National Guard shall be required
to affix to their respective automobile or pick-up
truck, if used as personal conveyance and not used
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LAW ENFORCEMENT, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
for commercial purposes, a regulation tag to be
supplied by the Adjutant General bearing a serial
number and a National Guard designation.
(b) They shall likewise be exempt from the payment of any road tax and from any road duty
whatsoever under the laws of this state.
History. Acts 1969, No. 50, § 195; A.S.A. 1947, § 11-1006.
12-62-414. Extensions for renewing certain
documents — Paying certain fees.
(a) A member of the National Guard or reserve
component of the armed forces of the United States
who is a resident of this state and who is ordered to
active duty to a duty station located outside of this
state shall be allowed an extension for:
(1) Renewing a state:
(A) License;
(B) Permit;
(C) Registration;
(D) Credential; or
(E) Certificate; and
(2) Paying state:
(A) Taxes;
(B) Fees;
(C) Assessments; or
(D) Tuition.
(b) The extension shall be allowed without penalty or assessment of a late fee.
(c) The extension shall be effective for:
(1) The period that the service member is serving
on active duty at a duty station located outside of
this state; and
(2) A period of at least ninety (90) days and not
more than one (1) year after the service member is
released from active duty.
(d)(1) Each department, division, office, board,
commission, and institution of this state, including
state-supported institutions of higher education,
shall promulgate regulations to establish the length
of the extension.
(2) The extension established by regulation shall
be within the limits provided by this section.
History. Acts 2003, No. 996, § 1.
SUBTITLE 5. EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT
CHAPTER 79
ARKANSAS HAZARDOUS AND
TOXIC MATERIALS EMERGENCY
NOTIFICATION ACT
SECTION.
12-79-101. Title.
12-79-102. Creation.
SECTION.
12-79-103.
12-79-104.
12-79-105.
12-79-106.
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Definitions.
HAZMAT incident or accident reporting system.
Accidents or incidents.
Penalties.
12-79-101. Title.
This chapter may be known and cited as the
“Arkansas Hazardous and Toxic Materials Emergency Notification Act”.
History. Acts 1991, No. 917, § 1.
12-79-102. Creation.
Because of the existing and increasing possibility
of a major disaster or emergency from the release of
hazardous and toxic substances into the environment while in transport, during manufacturing, and
in storage, and because of the immediate need to
notify state and local emergency response and recovery forces and other governmental entities mandated to perform certain actions related to a release
of hazardous or toxic substances into the environment, it is found and declared to be necessary to:
(1) Create within the Arkansas Department of
Emergency Management a system to notify local,
state, and federal emergency response and recovery
forces and those other governmental and private
sector entities with a mandated responsibility for
emergency services; and
(2) Require any business, manufacturer, refiner,
retailer, wholesaler, transporter in the private sector, or governmental entity at the local, state, or
federal level to report as soon as possible any known
incident involving the release of hazardous and toxic
materials into the environment which requires, or
may require, emergency response or recovery actions by public safety forces of local or state governmental entities, including volunteer emergency services such as, but not limited to, firefighters, law
enforcement, emergency medical services, and other
first responders.
History. Acts 1991, No. 917, § 2; 1999, No. 646, § 45.
12-79-103. Definitions.
As used in this chapter:
(1) “Director” means the Director of the Arkansas
Department of Emergency Management established
under the Arkansas Emergency Services Act of 1973,
§ 12-75-101 et seq.;
(2) “Fixed facility” means any refinery, factory,
storage site, assembly plant, warehouse, wholesaler,
retailer, or other facility which receives, stores,
processes, or ships hazardous and toxic materials;
(3) “Hazardous and toxic materials” means:
(A) Those substances, except natural gas,
manufactured, refined, or found in their natural
state which, when released into the environment,
by any means, have an immediate or potential
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threat to human, animal, or plant life and meet
other criteria established under federal regulations, guidelines, or laws defining hazardous and
toxic substances in a quantity and form which
may pose an unreasonable risk to health and
safety or property when transported in commerce,
and which is designated as “hazardous material”
in regulations prescribed by the United States
Secretary of Transportation under Title 49 of the
Code of Federal Regulations; and
(B) Any other substance or pollutant designated by regulations of the director promulgated
under this chapter;
(4) “HAZMAT” means the abbreviation of “hazardous and toxic materials”;
(5) “Incident” or “accident” means the spilling,
leaking, pouring, emitting, emptying, discharging,
injecting, escaping, leaching, dumping, or disposing
of hazardous and toxic materials into the environment;
(6) “System for notification” means those communications facilities currently existing, or that may be
later established, for direction, warning, and control
of emergency response and recovery forces at the
federal, state, and local levels;
(7) “Transport” means the movement of any hazardous and toxic material regardless of the mode of
transportation from one place to another place and
any loading, unloading, and storage incidental
thereto; and
(8) “Transporter” means any person, firm, association, partnership, corporation, or other legal entity who transports or ships in a motor vehicle, rail
freight car, freight container, cargo tank, rail tank
car, pipeline other than a natural gas pipeline,
aircraft, vessel, or other means of transportation
any hazardous and toxic materials as a common
carrier, contract carrier, or carrier for private use.
History. Acts 1991, No. 917, § 3; 1999, No. 646, § 46.
12-79-104. HAZMAT incident or accident reporting system.
(a) The Director of the Arkansas Department of
Emergency Management shall:
(1) In cooperation with the State Emergency Response Commission, establish a HAZMAT incident
or accident reporting system within the State Emergency Operations Center for disseminating information to the appropriate agencies and emergency first
responders for any release of a hazardous and toxic
material that might present either an immediate or
potential threat to the safety, health, and welfare of
the public; and
(2) Operate and maintain on a continuing basis
emergency direction, control, and warning systems
sufficient to meet the minimum requirements of this
chapter.
12-79-105
(b) The HAZMAT incident or accident reporting
systems shall meet the minimum federal requirements specified in federal regulations and guidelines for hazardous and toxic materials emergency
reporting and shall operate within the provisions
established under the Arkansas Emergency Services
Act of 1973, § 12-75-101 et seq., and the State of
Arkansas Emergency Operations Plan to provide
the most expeditious and practical means to notify
state, local, and private sector entities assigned an
emergency response or recovery role under this
chapter.
(c) Each agency, office, bureau, or commission of
the State of Arkansas or its political subdivisions
having a role or responsibility for HAZMAT planning, response, recovery, or mitigation, or providing
public safety services or having regulatory or oversight authority shall establish guidelines and procedures to ensure prompt and accurate reporting of
any accident, incident, or known or suspected release of toxic or hazardous materials within the
State of Arkansas in violation of any state or federal
environmental or health protective statutes, regulations, or guidelines.
History. Acts 1991, No. 917, § 4; 1999, No. 646, § 47.
12-79-105. Accidents or incidents.
Any fixed facility operator or any transporter
involved in an accident or incident during refining,
manufacturing, processing, storage, loading, unloading, transporting, or a related activity which
involves the release of hazardous and toxic materials into the environment or any public safety emergency first responders from the local, state, or federal level, who have confirmed that the incident or
accident has not been previously reported to the
State Emergency Operations Center shall report
immediately, by telephone, radio, or the most expeditious means available to the center any incident or
accident which:
(1) Involves a fatality due to fire, explosion, or
exposure to any hazardous and toxic materials;
(2) Results in the hospitalization of any person
due to fire, explosion, or exposure to any hazardous
and toxic materials;
(3) Results in a continuing danger to life, health,
or property at the place of the accident or incident;
and
(4) Results in the release of hazardous and toxic
materials, in any amount, by any transporter onto
public or private property, including roads, highways, or thoroughfares maintained by local, state,
and federal government entities and upon regulated
commerce rights-of-way.
History. Acts 1991, No. 917, § 5.
12-79-106
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12-79-106. Penalties.
Any person who pleads guilty or nolo contendere
to or is found guilty of violating any provisions of
this chapter or any regulation promulgated hereunder shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and be fined not
more than five hundred dollars ($500) per day of
violation or imprisoned for not more than one (1)
year, or both.
History. Acts 1991, No. 917, § 6.
TITLE 14
LOCAL GOVERNMENT
SUBTITLE 3. MUNICIPAL
GOVERNMENT
CHAPTER 54
POWERS OF MUNICIPALITIES
GENERALLY
SUBCHAPTER 14 — MISCELLANEOUS
REGULATIONS
SECTION.
14-54-1410. Operation of golf carts on city streets.
14-54-1410. Operation of golf carts on city
streets.
(a) It shall be within the municipal affairs and
authority of any municipality in the State of Arkansas to authorize, by municipal ordinance, any owner
of a golf cart to operate the golf cart upon the city
streets of the municipality; provided, however, operation shall not be authorized on city streets which
are also designated as federal or state highways or
as a county road.
(b) The municipality may authorize the operation
of golf carts on city streets only from the owner’s
place of residence to the golf course and to return
from the golf course to the owner’s residence.
(c) When authorized by the municipality to operate on the city streets and limited to the circumstances and provisions of this section, there shall be
no motor vehicle registration or license necessary to
operate the golf cart on the public street.
(d) The term “municipality” as used in this section means any city of the first class, city of the
second class, or an incorporated town.
History. Acts 1993, No. 976, § 1.
TITLE 16
PRACTICE, PROCEDURE,
AND COURTS
SUBTITLE 2. COURTS AND
COURT OFFICERS
CHAPTER 10
GENERAL PROVISIONS
SUBCHAPTER 3 — UNIFORM FILING FEES
AND COURT COSTS
SECTION.
16-10-305. Court costs. [Effective until January 1, 2012.]
16-10-305. Court costs. [Effective January 1, 2012.]
16-10-305. Court costs. [Effective until January 1, 2012.]
(a) There shall be levied and collected the following court costs from each defendant upon each
conviction, each plea of guilty or nolo contendere, or
each forfeiture of bond:
(1) In circuit court, one hundred fifty dollars
($150) for misdemeanor or felony violations of state
law, excluding violations of:
(A) The Omnibus DWI Act, § 5-65-101 et seq.;
(B) The Underage DUI Law, § 5-65-301 et seq.;
(C) Section 5-75-101 et seq.;
(D) Section 5-76-101 et seq.;
(E) Section 27-23-114; or
(F) Section 15-42-127;
(2) In district court, one hundred dollars ($100)
for offenses that are misdemeanors or violations of
state law, excluding violations of:
(A) The Omnibus DWI Act, § 5-65-101 et seq.;
(B) The Underage DUI Law, § 5-65-301 et seq.;
(C) Section 5-75-101 et seq.;
(D) Section 5-76-101 et seq.;
(E) Section 27-23-114; or
(F) Section 15-42-127;
(3) In circuit court or district court, seventy-five
dollars ($75.00) for traffic offenses that are misdemeanors or violations under state law or local ordinance, excluding violations of:
(A) The Omnibus DWI Act, § 5-65-101 et seq.;
(B) The Underage DUI Law, § 5-65-301 et seq.;
(C) Section 5-75-101 et seq.;
(D) Section 5-76-101 et seq.;
(E) Section 27-23-114; or
(F) Section 15-42-127;
(4) For nontraffic offenses that are misdemeanors
or violations under local ordinance in district or city
court, twenty-five dollars ($25.00);
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(5) In circuit court, district court, or city court,
three hundred dollars ($300) for violations of:
(A) The Omnibus DWI Act, § 5-65-101 et seq.;
(B) The Underage DUI Law, § 5-65-301 et seq.;
(C) Section 5-75-101 et seq.;
(D) Section 5-76-101 et seq.;
(E) Section 27-23-114; or
(F) Section 15-42-127;
(6) In city court, seventy-five dollars ($75.00) for
offenses that are misdemeanors or violations under
state law, excluding violations of:
(A) The Omnibus DWI Act, § 5-65-101 et seq.;
(B) The Underage DUI Law, § 5-65-301 et seq.;
(C) Section 5-75-101 et seq.;
(D) Section 5-76-101 et seq.;
(E) Section 27-23-114; or
(F) Section 15-42-127;
(7) In city court, fifty dollars ($50.00) for traffic
offenses that are misdemeanors or violations under
state law or local ordinance, excluding:
(A) The Omnibus DWI Act, § 5-65-101 et seq.;
(B) The Underage DUI Law, § 5-65-301 et seq.;
(C) Section 5-75-101 et seq.;
(D) Section 5-76-101 et seq.;
(E) Section 27-23-114; or
(F) Section 15-42-127; and
(8)(A) For knowingly possessing less than four
ounces (4 oz.) of a Schedule VI controlled substance, in circuit, district, or city court, three
hundred dollars ($300).
(B) One hundred fifty dollars ($150) of the court
costs collected under this subdivision shall be
remitted to the Treasurer of State by the court
clerk for deposit into the Drug Abuse Prevention
and Treatment Fund for the Office of Alcohol and
Drug Abuse Prevention to be used exclusively for
drug courts or other substance abuse and prevention activities.
(b)(1) The costs set forth in this section shall be
imposed at the conclusion of any criminal case
enumerated in subsection (a) of this section that
does not end in an acquittal, dismissal, or, with the
consent of the prosecution, an order nolle prosequi.
(2) The costs shall be imposed at the conclusion of
cases involving a suspended or probated sentence
even though that sentence may be expunged or
otherwise removed from the defendant’s record.
(c) No county, municipality, or town shall be liable
for the payment of the costs taxed under this section
in any instance where they are not collected, or in
any case in which the defendant pays the costs by
serving time in a jail, on a county farm, or at any
other official place of detention or work.
(d) No municipality or county shall authorize and
no city court, district court, or circuit court shall
assess or collect any other court costs other than
those authorized by this act, unless specifically
provided by state law.
(e) This section shall become effective July 1,
2001, and the revised court costs shall be imposed on
all cases which come before the court for final
disposition on or after July 1, 2001.
16-10-305
History. Acts 1995, No. 1256, § 7; 1997, No. 788, § 4; 1997, No.
1341, § 4; 1999, No. 1081, §§ 3, 12; 1999, No. 1508, § 7; 2001, No.
1632, § 1; 2003, No. 1185, § 49; 2009, No. 633, § 7; 2011, No. 730,
§§ 1–3.
16-10-305. Court costs. [Effective January 1,
2012.]
(a) There shall be levied and collected the following court costs from each defendant upon each
conviction, each plea of guilty or nolo contendere, or
each forfeiture of bond:
(1) In circuit court, one hundred fifty dollars
($150) for misdemeanor or felony violations of state
law, excluding violations of:
(A) The Omnibus DWI Act, § 5-65-101 et seq.;
(B) The Underage DUI Law, § 5-65-301 et seq.;
(C) Section 5-75-101 et seq.;
(D) Section 5-76-101 et seq.;
(E) Section 27-23-114; or
(F) Section 15-42-127;
(2) In district court, one hundred dollars ($100)
for offenses that are misdemeanors or violations of
state law, excluding violations of:
(A) The Omnibus DWI Act, § 5-65-101 et seq.;
(B) The Underage DUI Law, § 5-65-301 et seq.;
(C) Section 5-75-101 et seq.;
(D) Section 5-76-101 et seq.;
(E) Section 27-23-114; or
(F) Section 15-42-127;
(3) In circuit court or district court, seventy-five
dollars ($75.00) for traffic offenses that are misdemeanors or violations under state law or local ordinance, excluding violations of:
(A) The Omnibus DWI Act, § 5-65-101 et seq.;
(B) The Underage DUI Law, § 5-65-301 et seq.;
(C) Section 5-75-101 et seq.;
(D) Section 5-76-101 et seq.;
(E) Section 27-23-114; or
(F) Section 15-42-127;
(4) For nontraffic offenses that are misdemeanors
or violations under local ordinance in district court,
twenty-five dollars ($25.00);
(5) In circuit court or district court, three hundred
dollars ($300) for violations of:
(A) The Omnibus DWI Act, § 5-65-101 et seq.;
(B) The Underage DUI Law, § 5-65-301 et seq.;
(C) Section 5-75-101 et seq.;
(D) Section 5-76-101 et seq.;
(E) Section 27-23-114; or
(F) Section 15-42-127; and
(6)(A) For knowingly possessing less than four
ounces (4 oz.) of a Schedule VI controlled substance in circuit court, district court, or city court,
three hundred dollars ($300).
(B) One hundred fifty dollars ($150) of the court
costs collected under subdivision (a)(6) shall be
remitted to the Treasurer of State by the court
clerk for deposit into the Drug Abuse Prevention
and Treatment Fund for the Office of Alcohol and
Drug Abuse Prevention to be used exclusively for
drug courts or other substance abuse and prevention activities.
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(b)(1) The costs set forth in this section shall be
imposed at the conclusion of any criminal case
enumerated in subsection (a) of this section that
does not end in an acquittal, dismissal, or, with the
consent of the prosecution, an order nolle prosequi.
(2) The costs shall be imposed at the conclusion of
cases involving a suspended or probated sentence
even though that sentence may be expunged or
otherwise removed from the defendant’s record.
(c) No county, city, or town shall be liable for the
payment of the costs taxed under this section in any
instance where they are not collected, or in any case
in which the defendant pays the costs by serving
time in a jail, on a county farm, or at any other
official place of detention or work.
(d) No town, city, or county shall authorize and no
district court or circuit court shall assess or collect
any other court costs other than those authorized by
this act, unless specifically provided by state law.
(e) This section shall become effective July 1,
2001, and the revised court costs shall be imposed on
all cases which come before the court for final
disposition on or after July 1, 2001.
(f)(1) There shall be levied and collected from
each defendant who pleads guilty or nolo contendere
to an offense, is found guilty of an offense, or forfeits
bond in city court on or before December 31, 2011,
the court costs applicable in city court at that time.
(2) The court costs applicable in district court
shall be levied and collected in all cases filed in city
court in which a defendant pleads guilty or nolo
contendere to an offense, is found guilty of an
offense, or forfeits bond in district court on or after
January 1, 2012.
History. Acts 1995, No. 1256, § 7; 1997, No. 788, § 4; 1997, No.
1341, § 4; 1999, No. 1081, §§ 3, 12; 1999, No. 1508, § 7; 2001, No.
1632, § 1; 2003, No. 1185, § 49; 2007, No. 663, § 25; 2011, No. 730,
§ 4; 2011, No. 1218, § 1.
TITLE 20
PUBLIC HEALTH AND
WELFARE
SUBTITLE 2. HEALTH AND
SAFETY
CHAPTER 14
INDIVIDUALS WITH
DISABILITIES
SUBCHAPTER 3 — RIGHTS GENERALLY
SECTION.
20-14-306. Reasonable precautions by drivers.
20-14-306. Reasonable precautions by drivers.
The driver of a vehicle approaching a visually
handicapped or hearing impaired person who is
carrying a cane which is predominately white or
metallic in color with or without a red tip or using a
guide or hearing ear dog or the driver of a vehicle
approaching an otherwise handicapped person shall
take all reasonable precautions to avoid injury to the
visually handicapped, hearing impaired, or other
physically handicapped pedestrian.
History. Acts 1973, No. 484, § 4; 1979, No. 574, § 1; A.S.A. 1947,
§ 82-2904.
CHAPTER 17
DEATH AND DISPOSITION OF
THE DEAD
SUBCHAPTER 5 — ANATOMICAL GIFTS
GENERALLY
SECTION.
20-17-501. [Repealed.]
20-17-501. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This section, concerning organ donation and
driver’s license form to contain statement of intent, was repealed by
Acts 2007, No. 839, § 5. The section was derived from Acts 1993,
No. 409, §§ 1, 2.
CHAPTER 32
DISPOSAL OF COMMERCIAL
MEDICAL WASTE
SECTION.
20-32-101.
20-32-102.
20-32-103.
20-32-104.
20-32-105.
20-32-106.
20-32-107.
20-32-108.
20-32-109.
20-32-110.
20-32-111.
20-32-112.
Definitions.
On-site facility.
Penalties.
Disposition of fees and fines.
Authorization to stop vehicles suspected of transporting commercial medical waste.
Rules and regulations.
License to transport, treat, or dispose.
Applications — Procedure generally.
Location requirements.
Transportation requirements.
Scope of authority.
Violations — Penalties.
20-32-101. Definitions.
As used in this chapter:
(1) “Commercial medical waste” means any medical waste transported from a generator to an off-site
facility for disposal when the off-site disposal facility
is engaged in medical waste disposal for profit;
(2) “Division” means the Division of Health of the
Department of Health and Human Services;
(3) “Facility” means all contiguous land and
structures, other appurtenances, and improvements
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on the land, used for treating, destroying, storing, or
disposing of infectious waste. A facility may consist
of several treatment, destruction, storage, or disposal operational units;
(4) “Generator” means any person producing
medical waste;
(5) “Medical waste” means a waste from healthcare-related facilities, which, if improperly treated,
handled, or disposed of may serve to transmit an
infectious disease and which includes the following:
(A) Pathological wastes — all human unfixed
tissues, organs, and anatomical parts, other than
intact skin, which emanate from surgeries, obstetrical procedures, dental procedures, autopsies,
and laboratories. Such waste shall be exclusive of
bulk formaldehyde and other preservative agents;
(B) Liquid or semiliquid blood such as human
blood, human blood components and products
made from human blood, for example, serum and
plasma, and other potentially infectious materials, to include regulated human body fluids such
as semen, vaginal secretions, cerebrospinal fluid,
pleural fluid, pericardial fluid, peritoneal fluid,
amniotic fluid, saliva in dental procedures, any
body fluid that is visibly contaminated with blood,
and all body fluids when it is difficult or impossible to differentiate between body fluids, not to
include urine or feces, which cannot be discharged
into the collection system of a publicly owned
treatment works within the generating facility;
(C) Contaminated items, to include dressings,
bandages, packings, gauze, sponges, wipes, cotton
rolls and balls, etc., which cannot be laundered
and from which blood, blood components, or regulated body fluids drip freely, or that would release
blood or regulated body fluids in a liquid or semiliquid state if compressed or that are caked with
dried blood or regulated body fluids and are capable of releasing these materials during handling:
(i) Disposable, single-use gloves such as surgical or examination gloves shall not be washed or
decontaminated for reuse and are handled as a
contaminated item; and
(ii) Protective coverings such as plastic wrap
and aluminum foil used to cover equipment and
environmental surfaces when removed following
their contamination are considered a contaminated item;
(D) Microbiological waste — includes, but is not
limited to, cells and tissue cultures, culture medium or other solution and stocks of infectious
agents, organ cultures, culture dishes, devices
used to transfer, inoculate, and mix cultures,
paper and cloth which have come in contact with
specimens or cultures, and discarded live vaccines; and
(E) Contaminated sharps, which includes, but
is not limited to, hypodermic needles, intravenous
tubing with needles attached, syringes with attached needles, razor blades used in surgery, scal-
20-32-104
pel blades, Pasteur pipettes, broken glass from
laboratories, and dental wires.
(6) “Off-site” means any facility which is not onsite;
(7)(A) “On-site” means a facility on the same or
adjacent property.
(B) “Adjacent” as used in this subdivision (7)
means real property within four hundred (400)
yards from the property boundary of the existing
facility;
(8) “Person” means an individual or any legal
entity;
(9) “Transport” means the movement of medical
waste from the generator to any intermediate point
and finally to the point of treatment or disposal; and
(10) “Treater or disposer” means any facility as
defined in subdivision (3) of this section or “commercial medical waste incineration facility” as defined in
§ 8-6-1302.
History. Acts 1992 (1st Ex. Sess.), No. 41, § 1; 1993, No. 491,
§ 2; 1993, No. 861, § 2.
20-32-102. On-site facility.
A health care facility accepting medical waste for
disposal from the physicians and surgeons who are
on the staff of the health care facility shall be
classified as an on-site facility and shall not be
subject to this chapter.
History. Acts 1992 (1st Ex. Sess.), No. 41, § 4.
20-32-103. Penalties.
(a) Any person who violates any provision of this
chapter shall be guilty of a felony. Upon conviction,
that person shall be subject to imprisonment for not
more than one (1) year, or a fine of not more than
twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000), or both.
(b) In addition, any person who violates any provision of this chapter may be subject to a civil
penalty by the board. The penalty shall not exceed
ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for each violation.
History. Acts 1992 (1st Ex. Sess.), No. 41, § 5.
20-32-104. Disposition of fees and fines.
(a) All fees and fines levied and collected under
§§ 20-32-103 and 20-32-107 are declared to be special revenues and shall be deposited into the State
Treasury and credited to the Public Health Fund to
be used exclusively for the enforcement of laws and
regulations pertaining to the segregation, packaging, storage, transportation, treatment, and disposal
of medical waste.
(b) Subject to such rules and regulations as may
be implemented by the Chief Fiscal Officer of the
State, the disbursing officer for the Division of
Health of the Department of Health and Human
Services may transfer all unexpended funds relative
20-32-105
PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
to the regulation of commercial medical waste that
pertain to fees and fines collected, as certified by the
Chief Fiscal Officer of the State, to be carried forward and made available for expenditures for the
same purpose for any following fiscal year.
History. Acts 1992 (1st Ex. Sess.), No. 41, § 6.
20-32-105. Authorization to stop vehicles suspected of transporting commercial medical
waste.
(a)(1) The Department of Arkansas State Police
and the enforcement officers of the Arkansas Highway Police Division of the Arkansas State Highway
and Transportation Department may stop vehicles
suspected of transporting commercial medical waste
to assure that all required permits for transporting
the commercial medical waste have been obtained
and to enforce all laws and regulations relating to
the transportation of commercial medical waste.
(2) The Department of Arkansas State Police may
administer and supervise the program of inspection
of vehicles which transport commercial medical
waste and have a gross vehicle weight rating of less
than ten thousand pounds (10,000 lbs.). The Department of Arkansas State Police shall collect a fee of
fifty dollars ($50.00) for each inspection. The fee
shall be deposited as special revenues into the State
Treasury and distributed to the credit of the State
Police Fund to defray the costs of administering and
supervising the inspection program.
(b) The enforcement officers of the division may
conduct vehicle safety inspections of those vehicles
transporting or intended to be utilized to transport
commercial medical waste, to inquire into the history of any safety or equipment regulation violations
of the transporter in any state, and to advise the
Division of Health of the Department of Health and
Human Services of the results of such inspections
and inquiries.
History. Acts 1992 (1st Ex. Sess.), No. 41, § 8; 1993, No. 412,
§ 1.
20-32-106. Rules and regulations.
(a) The Division of Health of the Department of
Health and Human Services may regulate the segregation, packaging, storage, transportation, treatment, and disposal of commercial medical waste
from health-care-related facilities.
(b) These regulations shall include:
(1) Criteria for issuing operational licenses to
treaters or disposers, and transporters of commercial medical waste;
(2) Criteria for issuing permits and permit modifications to facilities;
(3) Developing a system for record keeping by any
person generating, transporting, receiving, treating,
or disposing of commercial medical waste;
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(4) Acceptable methods of treatment and disposal
of commercial medical waste;
(5) Requirements for the segregation, packaging,
and storage of commercial medical waste;
(6) Criteria for the development of an operating
plan for the handling and disposal of commercial
medical waste; and
(7) Requirements for the inspection of any facility
generating, storing, incinerating, or disposing of
commercial medical waste.
(c) All rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to this chapter shall be reviewed by the House
Interim Committee on Public Health, Welfare, and
Labor and the Senate Interim Committee on Public
Health, Welfare, and Labor or appropriate subcommittees thereof.
History. Acts 1992 (1st Ex. Sess.), No. 41, §§ 2, 7; 1993, No. 491,
§ 3; 1993, No. 861, § 3; 1997, No. 179, § 30.
20-32-107. License to transport, treat, or dispose.
(a) No person may transport, treat, or dispose of
commercial medical waste without first obtaining an
operating license from the Division of Health of the
Department of Health and Human Services.
(b) The treater or disposer, or transporter shall
submit an application for an operating license and
an application fee of two hundred fifty dollars
($250).
(c) Upon issuance of the operating license, the
treater or disposer, or transporter shall pay a license
fee of no more than five dollars ($5.00) per ton.
(d) The division shall issue operating licenses for
a period of one (1) year.
(e)(1) If the treater or disposer, or transporter has
a history of noncompliance with any law or regulation of this state or any other jurisdiction, particularly those laws or regulations pertaining to the
environment and the protection of the health and
safety of the public, the division may refuse to issue
an operating license.
(2) If a history of noncompliance is discovered
after the operating license has been issued, the
division may revoke the license.
History. Acts 1992 (1st Ex. Sess.), No. 41, § 3; 1993, No. 491,
§ 4; 1993, No. 861, § 4.
20-32-108. Applications — Procedure generally.
(a) This section shall not apply to commercial
medical waste incineration facilities which are required to comply with the provisions for obtaining a
permit under § 8-6-1301 et seq.
(b) No person shall operate or construct a commercial medical waste facility without submitting
an application for a permit or permit modification to
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DISPOSAL OF COMMERCIAL MEDICAL WASTE
the Division of Health of the Department of Health
and Human Services. No permit or permit modification shall be issued by the division for any facility
unless the division approves both the site of the
facility and the technological process to be used by
the facility for the treatment and disposal of commercial medical waste.
(c) The division may levy up to one hundred
dollars ($100) per hour not to exceed five thousand
dollars ($5,000) for application processing costs incurred by the division.
(d) Any person applying for a permit or a permit
modification to construct and operate a facility shall
complete the following criteria at least thirty (30)
days prior to submitting a permit application to the
division:
(1) Written notification by certified mail to each
property owner and resident of any property adjacent to the proposed site of the intent to apply for a
permit or permit modification; and
(2) Publication of a public notice in the largest
newspaper published in each county where the property which is the subject matter of the proposed
facility permit or permit modification is located and
in at least one (1) newspaper of statewide circulation
of the intent to apply for a permit or permit modification to construct and operate a facility.
(e) The division shall provide written notice by
certified mail of the proposed permit or permit
modification to the mayor of the city and the county
judge of the county where the property which is the
subject matter of the permit application is located.
(f) Prior to the issuance of a final permit, the
division shall conduct a public hearing in the county
in which the facility is to be located.
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(4) The location of the facility does not comply
with zoning regulations of the locality in which the
facility is proposed.
History. Acts 1993, No. 491, § 5; 1993, No. 861, § 5.
20-32-110. Transportation requirements.
(a) No operational licenses shall be issued to any
transporter of commercial medical waste unless that
transporter shows evidence that:
(1) Each vehicle used for the transportation of
commercial medical waste is covered by liability
insurance in an amount specified by the Division of
Health of the Department of Health and Human
Services; and
(2) The liability insurance is issued by a company
authorized to do business in this state by the State
Insurance Department.
(b) Companies providing liability insurance for
any transporter of commercial medical waste shall
notify the division of the cancellation of any policy
providing liability coverage to a transporter at least
thirty (30) days prior to cancellation.
History. Acts 1993, No. 491, § 5; 1993, No. 861, § 5.
20-32-111. Scope of authority.
Nothing in this subchapter shall be construed to
affect the authority of cities and counties to enact
zoning regulations or procedures that control the
location of medical waste facilities or sites.
History. Acts 1993, No. 491, § 5; 1993, No. 861, § 5.
20-32-112. Violations — Penalties.
History. Acts 1993, No. 491, § 5; 1993, No. 861, § 5; 1999, No.
150, § 1.
20-32-109. Location requirements.
No applications shall be accepted nor shall permits be issued pursuant to § 20-32-108 by the
Division of Health of the Department of Health and
Human Services for the construction or operation of
a facility in which any of the following factors is
present:
(1) The location of the facility is within a “regulatory floodway”, as adopted by communities participating in the national flood program managed by the
Federal Emergency Management Agency;
(2) The location of the facility overlies any portion
of a significant surface or subsurface sand and
gravel aquifer for its primary recharge zone or a
high-yield bedrock aquifer;
(3) The location of the facility could pose a threat
to fisheries, wildlife, or other natural resources; or
(a) Any person or carrier, or any officer, employee,
agent, or representative thereof, while operating
any vehicle transporting medical waste or which is
authorized to transport medical waste, who shall
violate any of the regulations, including safety regulations, prescribed or hereafter prescribed by the
State Highway Commission pursuant to § 23-1-101
et seq. or who shall violate any regulation of the
Division of Health of the Department of Health and
Human Services that specifically relates to the
transportation of medical waste shall be guilty of a
violation.
(b) Upon conviction, that person or carrier, or
officer, employee, agent, or representative thereof,
shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars
($500) for the first offense and not less than five
hundred dollars ($500) nor more than one thousand
dollars ($1,000) for any subsequent offense.
History. Acts 1993, No. 412, § 2; 2005, No. 1994, § 129.
21-9-303
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TITLE 21
TITLE 23
PUBLIC OFFICERS AND
EMPLOYEES
PUBLIC UTILITIES AND
REGULATED INDUSTRIES
CHAPTER 9
SUBTITLE 1. PUBLIC UTILITIES
AND CARRIERS
LIABILITY OF STATE AND
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
SUBCHAPTER 3 — LIABILITY
SUBDIVISIONS
OF
POLITICAL
SECTION.
21-9-303. Motor vehicle liability insurance required — Minimum
amounts.
21-9-303. Motor vehicle liability insurance
required — Minimum amounts.
(a) All political subdivisions shall carry liability
insurance on their motor vehicles or shall become
self-insurers, individually or collectively, for their
vehicles, or both, in the minimum amounts prescribed in the Motor Vehicle Safety Responsibility
Act, § 27-19-101 et seq.
(b) The combined maximum liability of local government employees, volunteers, and the local government employer in any action involving the use of
a motor vehicle within the scope of their employment shall be the minimum amounts prescribed in
the Motor Vehicle Safety Responsibility Act, § 2719-101 et seq., unless the political subdivision has
purchased insurance coverage or participates in a
self-insurance pool providing for an amount of coverage in excess of the minimum amounts prescribed
in the Motor Vehicle Safety Responsibility Act, § 2719-101 et seq., in which event the maximum liability
of the insurer or pool shall be the limits of the
coverage provided for in the policy or agreement.
(c)(1) Any person who suffers injury or damage to
person or property caused by a motor vehicle operated by an employee, agent, or volunteer of a local
government covered by this section shall have a
direct cause of action against the insurer if insured,
or the governmental entity if uninsured, or the
trustee or chief administrative officer of any selfinsured or self-insurance pool.
(2) Any judgment against a trustee or administrator of a self-insurance pool shall be paid from pool
assets up to the maximum limit of liability as
provided in this section.
History. Acts 1969, No. 165, § 3; A.S.A. 1947, § 12-2903; Acts
1987, No. 590, § 1; 1987, No. 1064, § 1; 1989 (3rd Ex. Sess.), No. 47,
§ 1.
CHAPTER 11
ESTABLISHMENT AND
ORGANIZATION OF RAILROADS
SUBCHAPTER 1 — GENERAL PROVISIONS
SECTION.
23-11-101. Enforcement of laws or orders on complaint.
23-11-101. Enforcement of laws or orders on
complaint.
It is made the duty of the Arkansas Transportation Commission [abolished], on complaint, to enforce by necessary order any or all laws of this state
pertaining to railroads and express companies.
History. Acts 1907, No. 422, § 6, p. 1137; C. & M. Dig., § 1693;
Pope’s Dig., § 1996; A.S.A. 1947, § 73-126.
CHAPTER 12
OPERATION AND
MAINTENANCE OF RAILROADS
SUBCHAPTER 2 — ROADBEDS AND RIGHTS-OFWAY
SECTION.
23-12-201. Maintenance of right-of-way free from obstructions —
Penalty.
23-12-201. Maintenance of right-of-way free
from obstructions — Penalty.
(a)(1) All railroad corporations operating in this
state shall maintain their right-of-way at or around
any railroad crossing of a public road or highway
free from grass, trees, bushes, shrubs, or other
growing vegetation which may obstruct the view of
pedestrians and vehicle operators using the public
highways.
(2) The maintenance of the right-of-way shall be
for a distance of fifty feet (50') on each side of the
centerline between the rails for the maintenance
width and for a distance of one hundred yards (100
yds.) on each side of the centerline from the public
road or highway for the maintenance length.
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OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF RAILROADS
(b) Any railroad corporation failing or refusing to
comply with the provisions of this section shall be
subject to a fine of not less than one hundred dollars
($100) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500) for
each violation.
History. Acts 1969, No. 464, §§ 1, 2; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 73-631,
73-632; Acts 1993, No. 399, § 1.
SUBCHAPTER 3 — CROSSINGS AND SWITCHES
SECTION.
23-12-301. Railroad crossings to be under supervision of the State
Highway Commission.
23-12-304. Inspection of road crossings by commission — Hearings and orders.
23-12-301. Railroad crossings to be under supervision of the State Highway Commission.
The State Highway Commission shall have exclusive power to:
(1) Determine and prescribe the manner, including the particular point, of crossing and the terms of
installation, operation, maintenance, apportionment of expenses, use, and protection of each crossing of one (1) railroad by another railroad or street
railroad by a railroad, so far as applicable;
(2) Alter or abolish any such crossing; and
(3) Require, where, in its judgment, it would be
practical, a separation of grades of any such crossing
and prescribe the terms upon which the separation
shall be made and the proportions in which the
expense of the alteration or abolition of the crossings
or the separation of the grades shall be divided
between the railroad or street railroad corporations
affected or between the corporations and the state,
county, municipality, or other public authority in
interest.
History. Acts 1919, No. 571, § 9; C. & M. Dig., § 1643; Pope’s
Dig., § 1964; A.S.A. 1947, § 73-121; Acts 1993, No. 399, § 2.
23-12-304. Inspection of road crossings by
commission — Hearings and orders.
(a)(1) It shall be the duty of the State Highway
Commission, or any representative of it, to inspect
any road or street crossing in this state, either on its
own initiative or when its attention is called to it by
any citizen.
(2) Upon a hearing the commission may make an
order requiring the railroad company to protect the
crossing in any manner which it considers just and
reasonable, whether the crossings are at grade or
over or under crossing and whether a public or
private crossing.
(b)(1) It shall further be the duty of the commission, or any representative thereof, to make a personal inspection of any designated place where it is
desired that a road or street, either public or private,
cross any railroad in this state.
23-12-1002
(2) Upon ten (10) days’ notice as required by law
and after a public hearing, the commission may
make such order as in its judgment shall be just and
proper. The order may provide for a crossing at
grade, over or under the railroad, and shall be
enforced as other orders made by the commission.
(c) By applicable federal law, the Congress has
declared that laws, rules, regulations, orders, and
standards relative to railroad safety shall be nationally standard to the extent practicable and that each
state shall conduct and maintain a survey of all
crossings and assign priorities from a safety standpoint for appropriate improvements and protective
devices. The commission has made the survey, given
the crossings in Arkansas hazardous index ratings,
and now administers the crossing safety program in
Arkansas. In view of the above, the commission is
hereby designated as the sole public body to deal
with, and shall have exclusive jurisdiction over, the
location and construction of new, and the improving
and protecting of new and existing, street, road, and
highway railroad crossings in Arkansas.
History. Acts 1913, No. 272, §§ 1-3; C. & M. Dig., §§ 1644, 1645;
Pope’s Dig., §§ 1965, 1966; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 73-621, 73-622, 73622n; Acts 1991, No. 1226, § 1.
SUBCHAPTER 10 — REGULATION
CROSSINGS
OF
RAILROAD
SECTION.
23-12-1001. Title.
23-12-1002. Jurisdiction.
23-12-1003. Maintenance of crossings of public roads and railroads — Failure to comply — Penalties.
23-12-1004. Powers and duties.
23-12-1005. Inadequate action or unreasonable refusal — Action
on complaint.
23-12-1006. Operation and movement of trains — Regulations,
penalties, and enforcement.
23-12-1007. Investigations — Regulations.
23-12-1008. Unlawful delay — Action on complaint.
23-12-1001. Title.
This subchapter may be referred to as the “Railroad Safety and Regulatory Act of 1993”.
History. Acts 1993, No. 726, § 2.
23-12-1002. Jurisdiction.
The State Highway Commission administers the
railroad crossing safety program in Arkansas and
has heretofore been designated by the General Assembly as the sole public body to deal with and has
been given exclusive jurisdiction concerning the
location, construction, improvement, and protection
of railroad crossings in Arkansas. It is in the public’s
interest and safety that uniformity be established in
other matters pertaining to the maintenance of
railroad crossings and the operation and movement
of trains in this state.
23-12-1003
PUBLIC UTILITIES AND REGULATED INDUSTRIES
History. Acts 1993, No. 726, § 1.
23-12-1003. Maintenance of crossings of public roads and railroads — Failure to comply
— Penalties.
The State Highway Commission is hereby designated as the sole public body to deal with and is
hereby given exclusive jurisdiction over all matters
pertaining to the maintenance of any location where
any railroad crosses any public road, highway, or
street in this state or where any public road, highway, or street crosses any railroad.
History. Acts 1993, No. 726, § 3.
23-12-1004. Powers and duties.
(a) The State Highway Commission shall make
such investigation and studies as it deems necessary
to properly exercise the jurisdiction hereby conferred and shall involve Arkansas counties, municipalities, and railroads operating within this state
and unions representing railroad employees.
(b) Pursuant to regulation providing for an opportunity of notice and hearing, the commission shall
promulgate appropriate regulations pertaining to
the maintenance of railroad crossings of state,
county, city, or municipal streets and highways.
History. Acts 1993, No. 726, § 3.
23-12-1005. Inadequate action or unreasonable refusal — Action on complaint.
(a)(1)(A) Prior to any request by a state, municipal, or county official for sanctions against any
railroad company for violation of any regulation
promulgated pursuant to this subchapter, the
state, municipal, or county official shall state the
claim or complaint in writing by certified mail to
the registered agent of the railroad company in
question.
(B)(i) Within forty-five (45) days after the receipt of the written claim or complaint by the
railroad company, the railroad company shall respond to the claim or complaint, stating with
specificity the corrective action taken, any corrective or remedial action planned and the time for
its completion, or the reason for any refusal on the
part of the railroad to correct the situation.
(ii) This response shall be in writing to the
complaining official by certified mail.
(2)(A) In the event the issue is not then resolved
to the satisfaction of the complaining official, the
official shall notify the State Highway Commission in writing.
(B)(i) Within sixty (60) days after receipt of the
complaint, the commission shall hold a hearing on
the complaint.
(ii) Notice of the hearing shall be given the
railroad and the complainant at least twenty (20)
days before the hearing.
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(C) After appropriate notice and hearing on the
complaint and within twenty (20) days after the
hearing, the commission or its designated representative shall determine the adequacy of the
railroad’s action or the reasonableness of its refusal under the circumstances.
(3)(A) If the commission makes a finding of inadequate action or unreasonable refusal on the part
of the railroad based on information presented at
a hearing before the commission or before a designated representative of the commission, the
railroad company charged with the violation shall
be subject to a penalty of not less than two
hundred dollars ($200) nor more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000) per occurrence, the penalty
to be assessed by the commission.
(B)(i) The decision of the commission may be
appealed to the circuit court of the county in which
the violation occurred at any time within thirty
(30) days after the decision is rendered.
(ii) Provided, the decision of the commission
shall be final unless appealed as authorized
herein.
(b)(1) If the state owns the highway where the
questioned crossing is located, all moneys recovered
under the provisions of this section shall be placed in
the State Highway and Transportation Department
Fund.
(2) All other moneys recovered under this section
shall be divided equally between the State Highway
and Transportation Department Fund and the general, road, or highway fund of the county or municipality which owns the highway, road, or street where
the questioned crossing is located.
History. Acts 1993, No. 726, § 3; 1995, No. 668, § 1.
23-12-1006. Operation and movement of
trains — Regulations, penalties, and enforcement.
The State Highway Commission is hereby designated as the sole public body to deal with, and is
hereby given exclusive jurisdiction over, all matters
pertaining to the operation and movement of trains
within this state including, but not limited to, the
obstruction of any public highway, road, street, or
other railroad crossing or public property by a standing train.
History. Acts 1993, No. 726, § 4.
23-12-1007. Investigations — Regulations.
(a)(1) The State Highway Commission shall make
such investigations as it deems necessary, or as
requested by state, municipal, or county officials, to
properly exercise the exclusive jurisdiction hereby
conferred and pursuant to required notice and hearing shall promulgate all necessary orders or regulations concerning train operation, train movement,
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MOTOR CARRIERS
permissible standing time for trains, and all other
related matters.
(2) The investigation of crossings shall include,
but is not limited to, the reasonable availability or
use of other crossings by vehicular or pedestrian
traffic, the frequency and necessity of use of the
railroad crossing by railroad trains and vehicular
and pedestrian traffic, the restriction of emergency
and law enforcement vehicles using the crossing,
and the hours of frequent use of the crossing.
(3) In the investigation, the commission shall
seek the advice of Arkansas counties, municipalities,
railroads operating within this state, and unions
representing railroad employees.
(b) Provided, unless and until the commission by
order or regulation provides otherwise, it is unlawful for any corporation, company, or person owning
or operating any railroad trains in the state to
permit a standing train to obstruct any public highway, road, street, or other railroad crossing for more
than ten (10) minutes.
History. Acts 1993, No. 726, § 4.
23-12-1008. Unlawful delay — Action on complaint.
(a)(1)(A) Prior to any request by a state, municipal, or county official for sanctions against a
railroad company for violation of this section and
§§ 23-12-1006 and 23-12-1007, the state, municipal, or county official shall state the claim or
complaint in writing, by certified mail, to the
registered agent of the railroad company in question.
(B)(i) Within forty-five (45) days after the receipt of the written claim or complaint by the
railroad company, the railroad company shall respond to the claim or complaint stating with
specificity the reasons for obstructing a crossing
for an unlawful period of time.
(ii) This response shall be in writing to the
complaining official by certified mail.
(2)(A) In the event the issue is not then resolved
to the satisfaction of the complaining official, the
official shall notify the State Highway Commission in writing and shall enclose a copy of the
complaint and response.
(B)(i) Within sixty (60) days after receipt of the
notice, the commission shall hold a hearing on the
complaint.
(ii) Notice of the hearing shall be given the
railroad and the complainant at least twenty (20)
days before the hearing.
(C) The commission or its designated representative, after an appropriate notice and hearing on
the complaint, shall determine whether the obstruction was for an unlawful period of time under
the circumstances.
(3)(A) If the commission makes such a finding of
unlawful delay based on information presented at
a hearing before the commission or before its
designated representative, the railroad company
charged with the violation shall be subject to a
penalty to be imposed by the commission of not
less than two hundred dollars ($200) nor more
than five hundred dollars ($500) per occurrence.
(B)(i) The decision of the commission may be
appealed to the circuit court of the county in which
the violation occurred at any time within thirty
(30) days after the decision is rendered.
(ii) Provided, the decision of the commission
shall be final unless appealed as authorized
herein.
(b) After the initial ten-minute period or such
other period as may be prescribed by regulation of
the commission, each ten-minute period or other
period as may be prescribed by regulation of the
commission that the crossing is obstructed by a
standing train shall constitute a separate offense,
and penalties may be imposed accordingly.
(c)(1) If the crossing where a violation occurs is
located within the boundaries of a city or town,
one-half (½) of the moneys recovered under the
provisions of this section and §§ 23-12-1006 and
23-12-1007 shall be placed in the general fund or
street fund of the municipality and one-half (½) of
the funds shall be placed in the State Highway and
Transportation Department Fund.
(2) All other moneys recovered under the provisions of this section shall be divided equally between
the State Highway and Transportation Department
Fund and the general road fund of the county in
which the violation occurred.
History. Acts 1993, No. 726, § 4; 1995, No. 668, § 2.
CHAPTER 13
MOTOR CARRIERS
SUBCHAPTER 1 — GENERAL PROVISIONS
SECTION.
23-13-101. [Repealed.]
23-13-102. Inspection of licensees — Employment of inspectors —
Restraining operations.
23-13-101. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This section, concerning hours of duty and
rest period of drivers, penalties, and exceptions, was repealed by
Acts 2005, No. 1691, § 1. The section was derived from Acts 1931,
No. 157, §§ 1-3; Pope’s Dig., §§ 3450-3452; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 73-1744
— 73-1746; Acts 1993, No. 1212, § 1.
23-13-102. Inspection of licensees — Employment of inspectors — Restraining operations.
(a) The Arkansas Transportation Commission
[abolished] shall have the right to employ one (1) or
more inspectors as may be needed for the purpose of
making inspections of licensees from time to time.
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(b) If any person, firm, or corporation is operating
without complying with the provisions of this act,
then the Attorney General or any interested party
may institute suit in any circuit court where service
on the defendant may be had, restraining the further operation of motor vehicles by the person, firm,
or corporation until the provisions of this act are
complied with.
(c) Nothing contained in this act shall be construed to relieve any motor vehicle carrier from any
regulation imposed by law or lawful authority.
History. Acts 1927, No. 99, §§ 11, 13; Pope’s Dig., § 2029; A.S.A.
1947, §§ 73-1728, 73-1728n.
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(2) Promote adequate, economical, and efficient
service by motor carriers and reasonable charges
therefor, without unjust discriminations, undue
preferences or advantages, and unfair or destructive
competitive practices;
(3) Develop and preserve a highway transportation system properly adapted to the needs of the
commerce of the State of Arkansas and the national
defense; and
(4) Cooperate with the United States Government, other departments of the State of Arkansas,
regulatory bodies of other states and the duly authorized officials thereof, and with any organization of
motor carriers in the administration and enforcement of this subchapter.
SUBCHAPTER 2 — MOTOR CARRIER ACT
History. Acts 1955, No. 397, § 2; A.S.A. 1947, § 73-1755.
SECTION.
23-13-202.
23-13-203.
23-13-204.
23-13-205.
23-13-206.
23-13-207.
23-13-208.
23-13-217.
23-13-222.
23-13-225.
23-13-228.
23-13-229.
23-13-230.
23-13-233.
23-13-234.
23-13-236.
23-13-254.
23-13-255.
23-13-256.
23-13-257.
23-13-258.
23-13-259.
23-13-260.
23-13-261.
23-13-262.
23-13-263.
23-13-264.
23-13-265.
Purpose.
Definitions.
Applicability of subchapter.
Interstate commerce unaffected by subchapter.
Exemptions.
Regulation by Arkansas Transportation Commission
[abolished].
General duties and powers of commission.
Enforcement officers.
Permits for contract carriers — Requirement.
Permits for contract carriers — Terms and conditions
— Contracts for services.
Certificate or permit for interstate or foreign commerce
— Disposition of funds.
Temporary authority.
Brokers — Licenses — Rules and regulations for protection of public.
Certificates, permits, and licenses — Amendment, revocation, and suspension.
Operation without certificate or permit prohibited —
Violation of terms, conditions, etc., of certificate,
permit, or license prohibited.
Common carriers — Duties as to transportation of
passengers and property — Rates, charges, rules,
regulations, etc.
[Repealed.]
Access to property, equipment, and records.
Identification of equipment.
Violations by carriers, shippers, brokers, etc., or employees, agents, etc. — Penalties.
Operation of motor vehicle while in possession of,
consuming, or under influence of any controlled
substance or intoxicating liquor prohibited.
Lessor to unauthorized persons deemed motor carrier.
Violations of subchapter — Jurisdiction of cases.
Injunction against violation of subchapter, rules, regulations, etc., or terms and conditions of certificate,
permit, or license.
Actions to recover penalties.
Lien declared to secure payment of fines and penalties.
Disposition of forfeited bonds and fines.
Exempt motor carrier to possess annual receipt.
23-13-202. Purpose.
It is declared that it is necessary in the public
interest to regulate transportation by motor carriers
in such manner as to:
(1) Recognize and preserve the inherent advantages of and foster sound economic conditions in
such transportation and among such carriers;
23-13-203. Definitions.
(a) As used in this subchapter, unless the context
otherwise requires:
(1) “Broker” means any person not included in the
term “motor carrier” and not a bona fide employee or
agent of any motor carrier. A “broker”, as principal or
agent, sells or offers for sale any transportation
subject to this subchapter, or negotiates for, or holds
himself or herself or itself out by solicitation, advertisement, or otherwise as one who sells, provides,
furnishes, contracts, or arranges for such transportation;
(2) “Certificate” means a certificate of public convenience and necessity issued under authority of the
laws of the State of Arkansas to common carriers by
motor vehicle;
(3) “Commercial zone” means any municipality
within this state together with that area outside the
corporate limits of any municipality which is prescribed by the Interstate Commerce Commission
[abolished] as a commercial zone;
(4) “Commission” means the Arkansas Transportation Commission [abolished];
(5) “Common carrier by motor vehicle” means any
person who or which undertakes, whether directly
or indirectly, or by lease of equipment or franchise
rights, or any other arrangement, to transport passengers or property or any classes of property for the
general public by motor vehicle for compensation
whether over regular or irregular routes;
(6) “Contract carrier by motor vehicle” means any
person not a common carrier included under subdivision (5) of this section who or which, under individual contracts or agreements, and whether directly or indirectly or by lease of equipment or
franchise rights or any other arrangements, transports passengers or property by motor vehicle for
compensation;
(7) “Highway” means the public roads, highways,
streets, and ways in the State of Arkansas;
(8)(A) “Household goods carrier” means any motor carrier transporting:
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(i) Personal effects and property used or to be
used in a dwelling when it is a part of the
equipment or supply of the dwelling;
(ii) Furniture, fixtures, equipment, and the
property of stores, offices, museums, institutions,
hospitals, or other establishments when they are a
part of the stock, equipment, or supply of the
stores, offices, museums, institutions, hospitals, or
other establishments; and
(iii) Articles, including objects of art, displays
and exhibits, voting machines and tabulating machines, including the auxiliary machines or component parts as are necessary to the performance
of a complete tabulating process, including, but
not limited to, punches, sorters, computers, verifiers, collators, reproducers, interpreters, multipliers, wiring units, and control panels and spare
parts therefor, which because of the unusual nature or value require specialized handling and
equipment usually employed in moving household
goods.
(B)(i) The household goods carriers shall continue to be regulated by the commission in accordance with this subchapter and all rules and
regulations made and promulgated by the commission.
(ii) Provided, a household goods carrier upon
application with the commission shall not be required to prove that the proposed services or
operations are required by the present or future
public convenience and necessity, nor shall the
rates of such household goods carriers be subject
to regulation by the commission;
(9) “Interested parties” includes, in all cases, all
carriers operating over the routes or any part
thereof or in the territory involved in any application for a certificate of convenience and necessity or
a permit, or any application to file or change any
schedule or rates, charges, fares, or any rule, regulation, or practice, and such other parties as the
commission may deem interested in the particular
matter;
(10) “Irregular route” means that the route to be
used by a motor carrier is not restricted to any
specific highways within the area the motor carrier
is authorized to serve;
(11) “Lease” means, as used in connection with
the term “motor vehicle”, the rental of a motor
vehicle by a lessor to a lessee, except to an authorized carrier, with nothing furnished except necessary maintenance;
(12) “License” means a license issued under this
subchapter to a broker;
(13) “Motor carrier” includes both a common carrier by motor vehicle and a contract carrier by motor
vehicle and any person performing for-hire transportation service without authority from the commission;
(14) “Motor vehicle” means any vehicle, machine,
tractor, trailer, or semitrailer propelled or drawn by
mechanical power and used upon the highways in
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the transportation of passengers or property or any
combination thereof determined by the commission,
but it does not include any vehicle, locomotive, or car
operated exclusively on rails;
(15) “Occasional” means the transportation of
persons or property where an emergency exists at
the time or place and no authorized service is
immediately available;
(16) “Permit” means a permit issued under authority of the laws of the State of Arkansas to
contract carriers by motor vehicle;
(17) “Person” means any individual, firm, copartnership, corporation, company, association, or jointstock association and includes any trustee, receiver,
assignee, or personal representative thereof;
(18) “Private carrier” means any person engaged
in the transportation by motor vehicle upon public
highways of persons or property, or both, but not as
a common carrier by motor vehicle or a contract
carrier by motor vehicle and includes any person
who transports property by motor vehicle, where the
transportation is incidental to or in furtherance of
any commercial enterprise of the person, which
enterprise is one other than transportation; and
(19) “Regular route” means a fixed, specific, and
determined course to be traveled by a motor carrier’s
vehicles rendering service to, from, or between various points, localities, or municipalities in this state.
(b) The “services” and “transportation” to which
this subchapter applies includes all vehicles operated by, for, or in the interest of any motor carrier
irrespective of ownership or of contract, express or
implied, together with all facilities and property
operated or controlled by any such carrier and used
in the transportation of passengers or property or in
the performance of any service in connection therewith.
History. Acts 1955, No. 397, § 5; A.S.A. 1947, § 73-1758; Acts
1995, No. 746, § 2.
23-13-204. Applicability of subchapter.
(a) The provisions of this subchapter, except as
specifically limited in this subchapter, shall apply to
the transportation of passengers or property by
motor carriers over public highways of this state and
the procurement of, and provisions of, facilities for
such transportation.
(b) Provided, nothing contained in this subchapter shall be construed to authorize the regulation of
intrastate fares for the transportation of passengers
by bus by an interstate motor carrier of passengers
over any routes authorized by the Interstate Commerce Commission [abolished].
(c) Provided, further, nothing contained in this
subchapter shall be construed to abrogate the laws
of this state or any authority of the State Highway
Commission with regard to the routing of hazardous
materials.
History. Acts 1955, No. 397, § 3; A.S.A. 1947, § 73-1756; Acts
1995, No. 746, § 1.
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23-13-205. Interstate commerce unaffected by
subchapter.
Nothing in this subchapter shall be construed to
interfere with the exercise by agencies of the United
States Government of its power of regulation of
interstate commerce.
History. Acts 1955, No. 397, § 4; A.S.A. 1947, § 73-1757.
23-13-206. Exemptions.
(a) Nothing in this subchapter shall be construed
to include:
(1)(A) Motor vehicles:
(i) Employed solely in transporting school children and teachers to or from school; and
(ii) Used in carrying:
(a) Set-up houses;
(b) Ordinary livestock;
(c) Unprocessed fish, including shellfish;
(d) Unprocessed agricultural commodities;
(e) Baled cotton;
(f) Cottonseed;
(g) Cottonseed meal;
(h) Cottonseed hulls;
(i) Cottonseed cake;
(j) Rice hulls;
(k) Rice bran;
(l) Rice mill feed;
(m) Rice mill screenings;
(n) Soybean meal; and
(o) Commercial fertilizer, but not including the
component parts used in the manufacture thereof.
(B) However, carriers of such exempt commodities and passengers shall be subject to safety of
operation and equipment standards provisions
prescribed or hereafter prescribed by the State
Highway Commission.
(C) Additionally, for-hire carriers of such exempt commodities shall file with the commission
evidence of security for the protection of the public
in the same amount and to the same extent as
nonexempt carriers, as provided in § 23-13-227;
(2)(A) Taxicabs or other motor vehicles performing a bona fide taxicab service.
(B) “Bona fide taxicab service”, as employed in
this section, means and refers only to service
rendered by motor-driven vehicles having a seating capacity not in excess of six (6) passengers and
used for the transportation of persons for hire,
which vehicles are owned and operated by a person, firm, or corporation authorized by the governing authorities of municipalities to conduct a
taxicab business over or upon the streets and
public ways;
(3) Any private carrier of property and motor
vehicles employed in the hauling of gravel, rock,
dirt, bituminous mix materials, riprap, quarried
stone, crushed stone, and similar materials, and any
movements and services performed by wreckers and
wrecker services. Provided, all of the above private
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carriers, motor vehicles, and wrecker and wrecker
services shall be subject to the provisions prescribed,
including all regulations made and promulgated
pursuant to this subchapter, with respect to safety of
operation and equipment standards;
(4) Trolley buses operated by electric power or
other buses furnishing local passenger transportation similar to street railway service, unless and to
the extent that the commmission shall from time to
time find that such an application is necessary to
carry out the policy of this subchapter as to safety of
operation or standards of equipment, apply to:
(A)(i) The transportation of passengers or property wholly within a municipality or between
contiguous municipalities or within a commercial
zone, as defined in § 23-13-203, adjacent to, and
commercially a part of, any such municipalities,
except when the transportation is under a common control, management, or arrangement for a
continuous carriage, or shipment to or from a
point outside such municipalities or zone, and
provided that the motor carrier engaged in such
transportation of passengers over regular or irregular routes is also lawfully engaged in the
intrastate transportation of passengers over the
entire length of the routes in accordance with the
laws of this state.
(ii) The rights, duties, and privileges of any
motor carrier previously granted a certificate of
convenience and necessity by the commission to
operate in, through, to, or from municipalities or
in, through, to, or from a commercial zone or
territory contiguous to a municipality shall not be
impaired or abridged by reason of the subsequent
annexation of the municipality or territory by
another municipality, and any such motor carrier
shall remain subject to the exclusive jurisdiction
and control of the commission; or
(B) The occasional or reciprocal transportation
of passengers or property for compensation:
(i) By any person not engaged in transportation
by motor vehicle as a regular occupation or business, except when such transportation is sold,
offered for sale, provided, procured, or furnished
or arranged for;
(ii) By any person who holds himself or herself
or itself out as one who sells or offers for sale
transportation wholly or partially subject to this
subchapter, or negotiates for, or holds himself or
herself or itself out, by solicitation, advertisements, or otherwise, as one who sells, provides,
furnishes, contracts, or arranges for such transportation; or
(iii) By any person or his or her or its agent,
servant, or employee who regularly engages in the
exempt transportation of passengers for hire;
(5) Motor vehicles controlled and operated by an
agricultural cooperative association as defined in
§§ 2-2-101 et seq., 2-2-201, 2-2-202, and 2-2-401 —
2-2-428 or any similar act of another state or by the
United States Agricultural Marketing Act, as
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amended, or by a federation of such cooperative
associations, if the federation possesses no greater
powers or purposes than cooperative associations so
defined;
(6) Motor carriers of property, except household
goods carriers. Provided, the motor carriers of property shall be subject to all safety of operation and
equipment standards provisions prescribed by the
commission. Provided, further, all motor carriers of
property shall be subject to the provisions of §§ 2313-252 and 23-13-265 and all rules and regulations
made and promulgated by the commission with
respect to financial fitness and insurance requirements;
(7)(A) The transportation of passengers by private or public motor carrier either under contract
or by cooperative agreement with the State of
Arkansas when the transportation is provided
exclusively in connection with, or as a result of,
federally or state-funded assistance programs
serving the public need.
(B) Provided, the motor carriers shall be subject to the provisions prescribed, including all
regulations made and promulgated pursuant to
this subchapter, with respect to safety of operation
and equipment standards; and
(8) The transportation of passengers in a private
vehicle with a maximum seating capacity of fifteen
(15) passengers, including the driver, provided the
transportation is for the purposes of vanpooling or
carpooling.
(b) In addition, the following are declared to be
exempt from this subchapter except to the extent
that the vehicles transporting the following products
shall be subject to the safety and equipment standards of the commission:
(1) The transportation of live poultry, unmanufactured products of poultry, and related commodities.
Poultry, unmanufactured products of poultry, and
related commodities include the following:
(A) Additives, such as injected butter, gravy,
seasoning, etc., in an amount not in excess of five
percent (5%) by weight, sold in or along with
uncooked poultry;
(B) Advertising matter, in reasonable amounts,
transported along with poultry and poultry products;
(C) Blood of poultry from which corpuscles have
been removed by centrifugal force;
(D) Carcasses:
(i) Raw, in marble-size chunks;
(ii) Cut up, raw;
(iii) Cut up, precooked or cooked;
(iv) Breaded or battered;
(v) Cut up, precooked or cooked, marinated,
breaded, or battered;
(vi) Deboned, cooked or uncooked;
(vii) Deboned, cooked or uncooked, in rolls or
diced;
(E) Dinners, cooked;
(F) Dressed;
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(G) Eggs, albumen, liquid;
(H) Eggs, albumen, liquid, pasteurized;
(I) Eggs, dried;
(J) Eggs, frozen;
(K) Eggs, liquid, whole or separated;
(L) Eggs, oiled;
(M) Eggs, omelet mix consisting of fresh broken
eggs and milk with minute amounts of salt and
pepper and seasoning, packaged;
(N) Eggs, powder, dried;
(O) Eggs, shelled;
(P) Eggs, whites;
(Q) Eggs, whole, with added yolks, dried;
(R) Eggs, whole, with added yolks;
(S) Eggs, whole standardized by substraction of
whites;
(T) Eggs, yolks, dried;
(U) Eggs, yolks, liquid;
(V) Eggs, yolks;
(W) Fat, as removed from poultry, not cooked;
(X) Feathers;
(Y) Feathers, ground or feather meal;
(Z) Feathers, ground, combined with dehydrated poultry offal;
(AA) Offal, including blood and natural byproducts of the killing and processing of poultry
for market;
(BB) Picked;
(CC) Rolled in batter but uncooked;
(DD) Rolls, containing sectioned and deboned
poultry, cooked;
(EE) Sticks, cooked;
(FF) Stuffed;
(GG) Stuffing, packed with, but not in, bird;
(2) The transportation of livestock and poultry
feed including all materials or supplementary substances necessary or useful to sustaining the life or
promoting the growth of livestock or poultry, if such
products, excluding products otherwise exempt under this section, are transported to a site of agricultural production or to a business enterprise engaged
in the sale to agricultural producers of goods used in
agricultural production;
(3) The transportation of sawdust, wood shavings, and wood chips; and
(4) The transportation of ethylene glycol antifreeze, gasoline, diesel, liquefied petroleum gas,
kerosene, aviation gasoline, and jet fuel.
(c)(1) Except as otherwise provided in this subchapter, the transportation of passengers by motor
vehicle shall continue to be regulated by the commission.
(2) Provided, a carrier of passengers, which carrier proposes strictly charter services or charter
operations for the transportation of passengers,
upon application with the commission, shall not be
required to prove that the proposed charter services
or charter operations are required by the present or
future public convenience and necessity.
History. Acts 1955, No. 397, § 5; 1963, No. 89, § 1; 1963, No.
220, § 1; 1971, No. 175, § 1; 1971, No. 335, § 1; 1983, No. 74, § 1;
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1985, No. 438, § 1; 1985 (1st Ex. Sess.), No. 23, § 1; 1985 (1st Ex.
Sess.), No. 29, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 73-1758, 73-1758.1; Acts 1991,
No. 33, § 1; 1991, No. 296, § 1; 1995, No. 746, § 2.
23-13-207. Regulation by Arkansas Transportation Commission [abolished].
The regulation of the transportation of passengers
or property by motor carriers over the public highways of this state, the procurement thereof, and the
provisions of facilities therefor is vested in the
Arkansas Transportation Commission [abolished].
History. Acts 1955, No. 397, § 3; A.S.A. 1947, § 73-1756.
23-13-208. General duties and powers of commission.
It shall be the duty of the Arkansas Transportation Commission [abolished]:
(1) To regulate common carriers by motor vehicle
as provided in this subchapter. To that end, the
commission may establish reasonable requirements
with respect to continuous and adequate service and
transportation of baggage and express. It may establish reasonable requirements with respect to
uniform systems of accounts, records, and reports,
preservation of records, and safety of operation and
equipment which shall conform as nearly as may be
consistent with the public interest to the systems of
accounts, records, and reports and the requirements
as to the preservation of records and safety of
operation and equipment now prescribed or which
from time to time may be prescribed by the Interstate Commerce Commission [abolished] for common carriers by motor vehicles engaged in interstate
or foreign commerce;
(2) To regulate contract carriers by motor vehicle
as prescribed by this subchapter. To that end, the
commission may establish reasonable requirements
with respect to uniform systems of accounts, records, and reports, preservation of records, and
safety of operation and equipment now prescribed or
which may from time to time be prescribed by the
Interstate Commerce Commission [abolished] for
contract carriers by motor vehicles engaged in interstate or foreign commerce;
(3) To regulate private carriers, as defined in this
subchapter, with respect to safety of their operations
and equipment;
(4) To regulate brokers as provided in this subchapter. To that end, the commission may establish
reasonable requirements with respect to licensing,
financial responsibility, accounts, records, reports,
operations, and practices of any such persons;
(5) To avail itself of the assistance of any of the
several research agencies of the federal government
and of any agency of this state having special
knowledge of any such matter, for the purpose of
carrying out the provisions pertaining to safety;
(6) To administer, execute, and enforce all other
provisions of this subchapter; to make all necessary
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orders in connection therewith; and to prescribe
rules, regulations, and procedures for such administration; and
(7) Upon complaint in writing to the commission
by any person, state board, organization, or body
politic, or upon the commission’s own initiative
without complaint, to investigate whether any motor carrier or broker has failed to comply with any
provisions of this subchapter or with any requirements thereof. If the commission finds upon investigation that the motor carrier or broker has failed to
comply therewith, the commission shall issue appropriate order to compel the carrier or broker to
comply therewith. Whenever the commission is of
the opinion that any complaint does not state reasonable grounds for investigation and action on its
part, it may dismiss that complaint.
History. Acts 1955, No. 397, § 6; A.S.A. 1947, § 73-1759.
23-13-217. Enforcement officers.
(a) The State Highway Commission shall name
and designate enforcement officers charged with the
duty of policing and enforcing the provisions of this
subchapter.
(b) The enforcement officers shall have authority
to enforce § 27-50-308 and the Omnibus DWI Act,
§ 5-65-101 et seq., and shall have authority to make
arrests for violation of any of the provisions of this
subchapter, orders, rules, and regulations of the
commission and to serve any notice, order, or subpoena issued by any court, the commission, its
secretary, or any employee authorized to issue same,
and to this end shall have full authority with jurisdiction within the entire State of Arkansas.
(c)(1) For the purpose of determining whether
any motor vehicle or the operator of that vehicle is in
compliance with the rules and regulations of the
commission with respect to safety of operations and
equipment or any other provision of this chapter,
provided the operator is engaged in intrastate or
interstate movements on the highways, roads, and
streets of this state and the operator or vehicle is
subject to the rules and regulations, the enforcement
officers shall be authorized to:
(A) Require the operator of the vehicle to stop,
exhibit, and submit for inspection all documents
required to be carried in that vehicle or by that
operator pursuant to the regulations regarding
the operator or operators of that vehicle, including, but not limited to, the operator or driver’s
duty status or hours-of-service records, bills of
lading, waybills, invoices, or other evidences of the
character of the lading being transported in the
vehicle, as well as all records required to be
carried by the regulations concerning that vehicle;
(B) Inspect the contents of the vehicle for the
purpose of comparing the contents with bills of
lading, waybills, invoices, or other evidence of
ownership or of transportation for compensation;
and
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(C) Require the operator to submit the vehicle
for a safety inspection pursuant to the rules and
regulations, if deemed necessary by the officers.
(2) If the operator does not produce sufficient or
adequate documents regarding his or her operation
of the vehicle in conformance with the rules and
regulations or is determined by the officers to be out
of compliance with the rules and regulations, in
addition to any other action that may be taken by
the officers pursuant to the provisions of this subchapter, the officers shall be authorized to immediately place that operator out of service in accordance
with the rules and regulations.
(3)(A) If the operator does not produce sufficient
or adequate documents regarding the vehicle in
conformance with the rules and regulations, the
vehicle is determined by the officers to be out of
compliance with the rules and regulations.
(B) If the operator refuses to submit the vehicle
to a safety inspection in conformance with the
rules and regulations or if the officer or officers
determine the vehicle is unsafe for further operation following a safety inspection in accordance
with the rules and regulations, in addition to any
other action that may be taken by the officers
pursuant to this subchapter, the officers shall be
authorized to immediately place that vehicle out
of service in conformance with the rules and
regulations.
(d) It shall be the further duty of the enforcement
officers to impound any books, papers, bills of lading,
waybills, and invoices that would indicate the transportation service being performed is in violation of
this subchapter, subject to the further orders of the
court having jurisdiction over the alleged violation.
History. Acts 1955, No. 397, § 7; A.S.A. 1947, § 73-1760; Acts
1989, No. 306, § 1; 1997, No. 1026, § 1; 2003, No. 1121, § 1.
23-13-222. Permits for contract carriers —
Requirement.
No person shall engage in the business of a
contract carrier by motor vehicles over any public
highways in this state unless there is in force with
respect to the carrier a permit issued by the Arkansas Transportation Commission [abolished] authorizing such persons to engage in such business.
History. Acts 1955, No. 397, § 11; A.S.A. 1947, § 73-1764.
23-13-225. Permits for contract carriers —
Terms and conditions — Contracts for services.
(a) The State Highway Commission shall specify
in the permit for a contract carrier by motor vehicle
the business of the contract carrier covered thereby
and the scope thereof. The commission shall attach
to the permit, at the time of issuance, and from time
to time thereafter, such reasonable terms, conditions, and limitations consistent with the character
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of the holder as a contract carrier as are necessary to
carry out, with respect to the operations of such a
carrier, the requirements established by the commission under this subchapter.
(b)(1) The commission shall not issue any permit
which will authorize any contract carrier to have in
effect, at any one (1) time, more than six (6) contracts, such contracts to be filed with and approved
by the commission prior to granting of such authority.
(2) When any contract expires, the commission
shall be given notice thereof, and if any new contract
is substituted or added, the contract shall be filed
with and approved by the commission before operation thereunder.
(c) No permit issued under this subchapter shall
confer any proprietary or property rights in the use
of public highways.
History. Acts 1955, No. 397, § 11; 1961, No. 191, § 1; A.S.A.
1947, § 73-1764; Acts 1993, No. 1020, § 1.
23-13-228. Certificate or permit for interstate
or foreign commerce — Disposition of funds.
It is declared unlawful for any motor carrier to use
any of the public highways of this state for the
transportation of persons or property in interstate
commerce unless there is in force with respect to the
carrier adequate surety for the protection of the
public.
History. Acts 1955, No. 397, § 25; 1977, No. 468, § 1; A.S.A.
1947, § 73-1778; Acts 1993, No. 1027, § 1; 2007, No. 232, § 3.
23-13-229. Temporary authority.
(a) To provide motor carrier service for which
there is an urgent and immediate need to, from, or
between points within a territory having no motor
carrier service deemed capable of meeting that need,
the Arkansas Transportation Commission [abolished] in its discretion and without hearing or other
proceeding may grant temporary authority for a
period not exceeding ninety (90) days for the service
by common or contract carrier, as the case may be.
Satisfactory proof of the urgent and immediate need
shall be made by affidavit or other verified proof, as
the commission shall prescribe.
(b) The temporary authority shall be granted only
upon payment of a filing fee in the amount of
twenty-five dollars ($25.00) and compliance with the
requirements of §§ 23-13-227 and 23-13-244. The
filing fees shall be collected by the commission to be
deposited in the State Treasury to the credit of the
General Revenue Fund Account of the State Apportionment Fund.
(c) After the temporary authority is granted, the
commission shall notify any carrier already authorized to perform all or any part of the service so
authorized temporarily. Upon application in writing
by the carrier, the commission shall hold such hear-
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ings and make such further determination with
respect to such temporary authority as the public
interest shall require.
(d) The grant of temporary authority shall not be
extended for any cause.
(e) Issuance of such temporary authority shall
create no presumption that corresponding permanent authority will be granted thereafter.
History. Acts 1955, No. 397, § 6; 1983, No. 565, § 1; A.S.A. 1947,
§ 73-1759.
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with contracts, agreements, or arrangements therefor.
(d) The commission and its agents shall have the
same authority as to accounts, reports, and records,
including inspection and preservation thereof, of
any person holding a brokerage license issued under
the provisions of this section, that they have under
this subchapter with respect to motor carriers subject thereto.
History. Acts 1955, No. 397, § 13; A.S.A. 1947, § 73-1766.
23-13-230. Brokers — Licenses — Rules and
regulations for protection of public.
23-13-233. Certificates, permits, and licenses
— Amendment, revocation, and suspension.
(a)(1) No person shall for compensation sell or
offer for sale transportation subject to this subchapter; shall make any contract, agreement, or arrangement to provide, procure, furnish, or arrange for
such transportation; or shall hold himself or herself
or itself out by advertisements, solicitation, or otherwise as one who sells, provides, procures, contracts, or arranges for such transportation unless
that person holds a broker’s license issued by the
Arkansas Transportation Commission [abolished] to
engage in such transactions.
(2) In the execution of any contract, agreement, or
arrangement to sell, provide, procure, furnish, or
arrange for such transportation, it shall be unlawful
for such a person to employ any carrier by motor
vehicle who or which is not the lawful holder of an
effective certificate or permit issued as provided in
this subchapter.
(3) The provisions of this subsection shall not
apply to any carrier holding a certificate or a permit
under the provisions of this subchapter or to any
bona fide employee or agent of such a motor carrier,
so far as concerns transportation to be furnished
wholly by such a carrier or jointly with other motor
carriers holding like certificates or permits or with a
common carrier by railroad, express, or water.
(b) A brokerage license shall be issued to any
qualified applicant therefor, authorizing the whole
or any part of the operations covered by the application, if it is found that the applicant is fit, willing,
and able properly to perform the service proposed
and to conform to the provisions of this subchapter
and the requirements, rules, and regulations of the
commission thereunder and that the proposed service, to the extent authorized by the license, will
promote the public interest and policy declared in
this subchapter; otherwise the application shall be
denied.
(c) The commission shall prescribe reasonable
rules and regulations for the protection of travelers
or shippers by motor vehicle, to be observed by any
person holding a brokerage license. No such license
shall be issued or remain in force unless the person
shall have furnished a bond or other security approved by the commission, in such form and amount
as will insure financial responsibility and the supplying of authorized transportation in accordance
(a) Any certificates, permits, or licenses, upon
application of the holder thereof and in the discretion of the Arkansas Transportation Commission
[abolished], may be amended or revoked, in whole or
in part, or may upon complaint or on the commissioner’s own initiative, after notice and hearing, be
suspended, changed, or revoked, in whole or in part,
for:
(1) Willful failure to comply with any provision of
this subchapter, with any lawful order, rule, or
regulation of the commission promulgated thereunder, or with any term, condition, or limitation of the
certificate, permit, or license;
(2) Failure to render reasonably continuous service in the transportation of all of the commodities
authorized to be transported over all of the routes
authorized to be traversed;
(3) Failure to file a complete annual motor carrier
report pursuant to Acts 1927, No. 129, as amended;
or
(4) Failure to timely pay ad valorem property
taxes.
(b) It is the intent of this section to require the
commission to suspend or revoke, after notice and
hearing as hereafter provided, all or such part of the
authority granted by any certificate which is not
exercised reasonably continuously.
(c) No certificate, permit, or license shall be revoked, except under application of the holder or
violation of § 23-13-227, unless the holder thereof
willfully fails to comply within a reasonable time,
not less than thirty (30) days, to be fixed by the
commission, with a lawful order of the commission
commanding obedience to the provisions of this
subchapter, or to the rules or regulations of the
commission, or to the terms, conditions, or limitation of such certificate, permit, or license found by
the commission to have been violated by the holder.
History. Acts 1955, No. 397, § 14; 1983, No. 579, § 1; 1983, No.
602, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 73-1767.
23-13-234. Operation without certificate or
permit prohibited — Violation of terms, conditions, etc., of certificate, permit, or license
prohibited.
(a)(1) Any motor carrier using the highways of
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this state without first having obtained a permit or
certificate from the Arkansas Transportation Commission [abolished], as provided by this subchapter,
or who, being a holder thereof, violates any term,
condition, or provision thereof shall be subject to a
civil penalty to be collected by the commission, after
notice and hearing, in an amount not less than one
hundred dollars ($100) nor more than five hundred
dollars ($500).
(2) If the penalty is not paid within ten (10) days
from the date of the order of the commission assessing the penalty, twenty-five percent (25%) thereof
shall be added to the penalty.
(3) Any amounts collected from the penalties provided for under this subsection shall be deposited by
the commission into the State Treasury to the credit
of the General Revenue Fund Account of the State
Apportionment Fund.
(b)(1) Any person required by this subchapter to
obtain a certificate of convenience and necessity as a
common carrier or a permit as a contract carrier and
operates as such a carrier without doing so shall be
guilty of a violation. Upon conviction, he or she shall
be fined not less than one hundred dollars ($100) nor
more than five hundred dollars ($500) for the first
such offense and not less than one hundred dollars
($100) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000)
for each subsequent offense.
(2) Each day of the violation shall be a separate
offense.
(c)(1) Any person violating any other provision or
any term or condition of any certificate, permit, or
license, except as otherwise provided in § 23-13258, shall be guilty of a violation and upon conviction shall be fined not more than one hundred
dollars ($100) for the first offense and not more than
five hundred dollars ($500) for any subsequent offense.
(2) Each day of the violation shall constitute a
separate offense.
(3) In addition thereto, the person shall be subject
to the civil penalties provided in subsection (a) of
this section.
23-13-256
practices relating thereto and relating to the issuance, form, and substance of tickets; the carrying of
personal, sample, and excess baggage; the facilities
for transportation; and all other matters relating to
or connected with the transportation of passengers;
and
(3) In case of joint rates, fares, and charges, to
establish just, reasonable, and equitable divisions
thereof as between the carriers participating therein
which shall not unduly prefer or prejudice any of the
participating carriers.
(b) It shall be the duty of every common carrier of
property by motor vehicle:
(1) To provide safe and adequate service, equipment, and facilities for the transportation of property; and
(2) To establish, observe, and enforce just and
reasonable rates, charges, and classifications and
just and reasonable regulations and practices relating thereto, and relating to the manner and method
of presenting, marking, packing, and delivering
property for transportation, the facilities for transportation, and all other matters relating to or connected with the transportation of property.
History. Acts 1955, No. 397, § 16; A.S.A. 1947, § 73-1769.
23-13-254. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This section, concerning reports by motor
carriers and failure to file said reports, was repealed by Acts 2003,
No. 1117, § 2. The section was derived from Acts 1955, No. 397,
§ 22; A.S.A. 1947, § 73-1775.
23-13-255. Access to property, equipment,
and records.
The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation
Department or its duly authorized agents at all
times shall have access to all lands, buildings, or
equipment of motor carriers and private carriers
used in connection with their operation and also to
all pertinent accounts, records, documents, and
memoranda kept or required to be kept by motor
carriers and private carriers.
History. Acts 1955, No. 397, § 22; 1971, No. 532, § 1; 1983, No.
565, § 5; A.S.A. 1947, § 73-1775; Acts 2005, No. 1994, § 148.
History. Acts 1955, No. 397, § 20; A.S.A. 1947, § 73-1773; Acts
1991, No. 297, § 1.
23-13-236. Common carriers — Duties as to
transportation of passengers and property —
Rates, charges, rules, regulations, etc.
23-13-256. Identification of equipment.
(a) It shall be the duty of every common carrier of
passengers by motor vehicle:
(1) To establish reasonable through routes with
other common carriers and to provide safe and
adequate service, equipment, and facilities for the
transportation of passengers;
(2) To establish, observe, and enforce just and
reasonable individual and joint rates, fares, and
charges, and just and reasonable regulations and
It shall be unlawful for any common or contract
carrier by motor vehicle to operate any vehicle upon
the highways of this state unless there is painted, or
otherwise firmly affixed, to the vehicle on both sides
thereof, the name of the carrier and the certificate or
permit number of the carrier. The characters composing the identification shall be of sufficient size to
be clearly distinguishable at a distance of at least
fifty feet (50') from the vehicle.
History. Acts 1955, No. 397, § 24; A.S.A. 1947, § 73-1777.
23-13-257
PUBLIC UTILITIES AND REGULATED INDUSTRIES
23-13-257. Violations by carriers, shippers,
brokers, etc., or employees, agents, etc. —
Penalties.
Any person, whether a carrier, shipper, consignee,
or broker, or any officer, employee, agent, or representative thereof who shall knowingly offer, grant,
or give or solicit, accept, or receive any rebate,
concession, or discrimination in violation of any
provision of this subchapter; who by means of any
false statement or representation, or by the use of
any false or fictitious bill, bill of lading, receipt,
voucher, roll, account, claim, certificate, affidavit,
deposition, lease, or bill of sale, or by any other
means or device shall knowingly assist, suffer, or
permit any persons, natural or artificial, to obtain
transportation of passengers or property subject to
this subchapter for less than the applicable fare,
rate, or charge; who shall knowingly by any such
means or otherwise fraudulently seek to evade or
defeat regulation as in this subchapter is provided
for motor carriers or brokers; or who shall violate
any of the regulations, including safety regulations,
prescribed or hereafter prescribed by the State
Highway Commission pursuant to the provisions of
Title 23 of this Code, shall be guilty of a violation.
Upon conviction, that person, unless otherwise provided in this chapter, shall be fined not more than
five hundred dollars ($500) for the first offense and
not less than five hundred dollars ($500) nor more
than one thousand dollars ($1,000) for any subsequent offense.
History. Acts 1955, No. 397, § 22; A.S.A. 1947, § 73-1775; Acts
1993, No. 1023, § 1; 2005, No. 1994, § 455.
23-13-258. Operation of motor vehicle while
in possession of, consuming, or under influence of any controlled substance or intoxicating liquor prohibited.
(a)(1) Any person operating or being in physical
control of a motor vehicle, which motor vehicle is
susceptible at the time of such operation or physical
control to any regulations of the State Highway
Commission regarding the safety of operation and
equipment of that motor vehicle, who commits any
of the following acts shall be guilty of a violation and
upon conviction for the first offense shall be subject
to a fine of not less than two hundred dollars ($200)
nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000):
(A) Operating or being in physical control of
such a motor vehicle if he or she possesses, is
under the influence of, or is using any controlled
substance;
(B) Operating or being in physical control of
such a motor vehicle if he or she possesses, is
under the influence of, or is using any other
substance that renders him or her incapable of
safely operating a motor vehicle; or
(C)(i) Consumption of or possession of an intoxicating liquor, regardless of its alcoholic con-
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tent, or being under the influence of an intoxicating liquor while in physical control of such a motor
vehicle.
(ii) However, no person shall be considered in
possession of an intoxicating liquor solely on the
basis that an intoxicating liquor or beverage is
manifested and being transported as part of a
shipment.
(2) Upon the second and subsequent convictions,
that person shall be subject to a fine of not less than
five hundred dollars ($500) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000).
(b) As used in this section, “controlled substance”
shall have the same meaning ascribed to that term
in the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, §§ 5-64101 — 5-64-608, and the regulations issued pursuant to that act.
(c) Nothing in this section is intended to abrogate
any of the provisions of the Omnibus DWI Act,
§ 5-65-101 et seq., and any person violating any of
the provisions of subsection (a) of this section who
may be charged with a violation of the Omnibus
DWI Act, § 5-65-101 et seq., shall be so charged with
a violation of that act rather than with a violation of
this section.
History. Acts 1955, No. 397, § 22; 1971, No. 532, § 1; A.S.A.
1947, § 73-1775; Acts 1993, No. 1022, § 1; 2005, No. 1994, § 149.
23-13-259. Lessor to unauthorized persons
deemed motor carrier.
Any person who, by lease or otherwise, permits
the use of a motor vehicle by other than a carrier
holding authority from the Arkansas Transportation
Commission [abolished] and who furnishes in connection therewith a driver, either directly or indirectly, or in any manner whatsoever exercises any
control, or assumes any responsibility over the operation of the vehicle, during the period of the lease
or other device, shall be deemed a motor carrier.
History. Acts 1955, No. 397, § 22; A.S.A. 1947, § 73-1775.
23-13-260. Violations of subchapter — Jurisdiction of cases.
The several circuit, justice of the peace, and municipal courts of this state shall have jurisdiction in
cases involving alleged violations of this subchapter.
History. Acts 1955, No. 397, § 22; A.S.A. 1947, § 73-1775.
23-13-261. Injunction against violation of subchapter, rules, regulations, etc., or terms and
conditions of certificate, permit, or license.
If any motor carrier or broker operates in violation
of any provision of this subchapter, except as to the
reasonableness of rates, fares, or charges, and the
discriminatory character thereof, or any rule, regulation, requirement, or order thereunder, or of any
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term or condition of any certificate, permit, or license, the Arkansas Transportation Commission
[abolished] or its duly authorized agent may apply to
the Pulaski County Circuit Court or to any circuit
court of the State of Arkansas where the motor
carrier operates for the enforcement of the provision
of this subchapter, or of the rule, regulation, requirement, order, term, or condition, and enjoining upon
it or them obedience thereto.
History. Acts 1955, No. 397, § 22; A.S.A. 1947, § 73-1775.
23-13-262. Actions to recover penalties.
(a) An action to recover a penalty under §§ 2313-234 and 23-13-257 — 23-13-264 or to enforce the
powers of the Arkansas Transportation Commission
[abolished] under this subchapter or any other law
may be brought in any circuit court in this state in
the name of the State of Arkansas, on relation to the
commission, and shall be commenced and prosecuted to final judgment by the counsel to the
commission.
(b) In any such action, all penalties incurred up to
the time of commencing the action may be sued for
and recovered therein.
(c) The commencement of an action to recover a
penalty shall not be or be held to be a waiver of the
right to recover any other penalty.
History. Acts 1955, No. 397, § 22; 1983, No. 565, § 5; A.S.A.
1947, § 73-1775; Acts 2003, No. 1117, § 3.
23-13-263. Lien declared to secure payment of
fines and penalties.
To secure the payment of the fines and penalties
provided for in this subchapter, a lien is declared
and established upon the property of any person
who has violated the provisions hereof and upon the
property of any motor carrier whose agent, servant,
or employee has violated the provisions of this
subchapter.
History. Acts 1955, No. 397, § 22; A.S.A. 1947, § 73-1775.
23-13-264. Disposition of forfeited bonds and
fines.
One-half (½) of the amount of forfeited bonds and
one-half (½) of the fines collected for violations of
this subchapter shall be remitted by the tenth day of
each month to the Administration of Justice Funds
Section of the Office of Administrative Services of
the Department of Finance and Administration on a
form provided by that office for deposit into the
General Revenue Fund Account of the State Apportionment Fund.
History. Acts 1955, No. 397, § 22; 1983, No. 565, § 6; A.S.A.
1947, § 73-1775; Acts 2005, No. 1934, § 15.
23-13-265
23-13-265. Exempt motor carrier to possess
annual receipt.
(a)(1) It is declared unlawful for any motor carrier
of property who is exempt from certain provisions of
this subchapter pursuant to § 23-13-206(a)(6) to use
any of the public highways of this state for the
transportation of property for hire in intrastate
commerce without possessing a copy of an annual
receipt from the State Highway Commission permitting those operations.
(2) Copies of the annual receipt shall be made and
maintained in the cab of the power unit of each
motor vehicle operated over the highways of this
state while transporting property for hire intrastate.
(3)(A) Every application for a permit for the
transportation of property by a carrier shall be in
writing on a form to be specified by the commission.
(B) The application shall contain and be accompanied by the following:
(i) The name and trade name, if any, and address or location of the principal office or place of
business of the applicant;
(ii) A statement giving full information concerning the ownership, reasonable value, and
physical condition of vehicles and other property
to be used by the applicant in the intrastate
operations;
(iii) A full and complete financial statement
giving detailed information concerning the financial condition of the applicant;
(iv) Proof of public liability insurance in the
amounts set out in all rules and regulations made
and promulgated by the commission;
(v) In the event the motor carrier did not hold a
valid certificate or permit authorizing intrastate
transportation by motor vehicle in this state on
December 31, 1994, remittance of a processing fee
in the amount of twenty-five dollars ($25.00);
(vi) Remittance of an insurance filing fee in the
amount of five dollars ($5.00) for each motor
vehicle, truck or truck-tractor, to be operated in
the State of Arkansas in intrastate operations;
(vii)(a) Remittance of a copy of the motor carrier’s latest United States Department of Transportation safety rating or, in the event the carrier has
not been given a safety rating, a signed notarized
statement indicating the company’s intention to
comply with all Department of Transportation
safety regulations.
(b) At any time as may be practical, a physical
inspection of the equipment may be made by the
Arkansas Highway Police Division of the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department;
(viii) At the option of the applicant, the motor
carrier may request that any and all laws, regulations, or other provisions relating to uniform
cargo liability rules, uniform bills of lading and
receipts for property being transported, uniform
cargo credit rules, or antitrust immunity for joint
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line rates or routes, classification, and mileage
guides, apply to the carrier; and
(ix) Any other information that may be required by the commission.
(b)(1) Every motor carrier of property complying
to the satisfaction of the commission with the provisions of subsection (a) of this section shall be issued
a receipt for the current year indicating the name of
the motor carrier’s company, the principal place of
business of the carrier, and the number of motor
vehicles to be operated in Arkansas.
(2)(A) Copies of the receipt shall be made by the
motor carrier and shall be maintained in the
power unit of each motor vehicle operated over the
highways of Arkansas while transporting property
for hire intrastate.
(B) The receipt shall be presented by the driver
of the motor vehicle for inspection by any authorized government personnel.
(C) Failure to carry the receipt and maintain
adequate proof of public liability insurance shall
subject the motor carrier to the civil and criminal
penalties and fines as are authorized by this
subchapter.
(c)(1) Every motor carrier of property which held
a valid certificate or permit authorizing intrastate
transportation by motor vehicle in the state on
December 31, 1994, shall continue to be authorized
to transport property for hire in the state and shall
be issued an annual receipt after complying with the
provisions of subdivisions (a)(3)(B)(iv), (vi), (viii),
and (ix) of this section. Provided, neither the previously held certificate, the previously held permit,
nor any annual receipt issued pursuant to this
section shall have any asset value.
(2) Every motor carrier of property initially complying with all the provisions of subsection (a) of this
section to the satisfaction of the commission and
issued an annual receipt shall thereafter be issued
an annual receipt upon complying with subdivisions
(a)(3)(B)(iv), (vi), (viii), and (ix) of this section.
(d) The annual fee required by subdivision
(a)(3)(B)(vi) of this section shall not be required for
each motor vehicle if the motor carrier of property
otherwise remits the proper annual registration fees
to the commission pursuant to § 23-13-235, or the
motor carrier of property otherwise remits the
proper annual registration fees for the benefit of the
State of Arkansas to the motor carrier’s base state.
(e) Notwithstanding any other provision of this
section to the contrary, the commission shall have
the authority to periodically review the motor carrier’s fitness and shall have the authority to suspend
or revoke the annual receipt or other credential
granting the right of the motor carrier to operate
intrastate if the motor carrier is determined by the
commission to be unfit or unsafe, or fails to maintain
adequate public liability insurance.
(f) The State Highway Commission shall have the
authority to make and promulgate rules and regulations for the implementation of this section.
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(g) All fees received by the commission pursuant
to subsection (a) of this section shall be deposited
with the Treasurer of State and classified as general
revenues for distribution and usage as provided by
the laws of this state; provided, one and one-half
percent (1.5%) of all the funds so deposited shall be
classified as special revenues and transferred by the
Treasurer of State on the last business day of each
month in which they are deposited to the State
Highway and Transportation Department Fund to
be utilized by the Arkansas State Highway and
Transportation Department for the purpose of administering this subchapter.
History. Acts 1995, No. 746, § 3.
SUBCHAPTER 4 — PASSENGERS
SECTION.
23-13-401 — 23-13-406. [Repealed.]
23-13-401 — 23-13-406. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter was repealed by Acts 2005,
No. 1994, § 574. The subchapter was derived from the following
sources:
23-13-401. Acts 1959, No. 81, § 4; A.S.A. 1947, § 73-1783.
23-13-402. Acts 1959, No. 81, § 4; A.S.A. 1947, § 73-1783.
23-13-403. Acts 1959, No. 81, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 73-1780.
23-13-404. Acts 1959, No. 81, §§ 1, 2; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 73-1780,
73-1781.
23-13-405. Acts 1959, No. 81, § 3; A.S.A. 1947, § 73-1782.
23-13-406. Acts 1937, No. 124, § 5; Pope’s Dig., § 6925; Acts
1943, No. 180, § 5; 1973, No. 253, § 2; A.S.A. 1947, § 73-1751.
CHAPTER 16
MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
RELATING TO CARRIERS
SUBCHAPTER 3 — UNINSURED MOTORIST
LIABILITY INSURANCE
SECTION.
23-16-302. Uninsured motorist liability insurance — Carriage
required — Amount.
23-16-302. Uninsured motorist liability insurance — Carriage required — Amount.
Every common carrier, as defined by § 23-16-301,
shall carry uninsured motorist liability insurance or
shall become a self-insurer, in not less than the
limits described in § 27-19-605, for the protection of
passengers and operators of the common carrier who
are legally entitled to recover damages from owners
or operators of uninsured motor vehicles because of
bodily injury, sickness, or disease including death,
resulting therefrom.
History. Acts 1975, No. 893, § 2; A.S.A. 1947, § 73-2402; Acts
1987, No. 590, § 2.
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23-89-209
CASUALTY INSURANCE
SUBTITLE 3. INSURANCE
CHAPTER 79
INSURANCE POLICIES
GENERALLY
SUBCHAPTER 3 — MINIMUM STANDARDS —
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY AND CASUALTY
INSURANCE POLICIES
SECTION.
23-79-311. Motor vehicle liability insurance — Extraterritorial
provision.
23-79-312. Motor vehicle liability insurance — Prohibition regarding step-downs.
23-79-311. Motor vehicle liability insurance —
Extraterritorial provision.
(a)(1) Motor vehicle liability insurance applies to
the amounts that the owner is legally obligated to
pay as damages because of accidental bodily injury
and accidental property damage arising out of the
ownership or operation of a motor vehicle if the
accident occurs in the United States, its possessions,
or Canada.
(2) Motor vehicle liability insurance must afford
limits of liability not less than those required under
the financial responsibility laws of the jurisdiction of
this state.
(b) If the accident occurs outside this state but in
the United States, its possessions, or Canada and if
the limits of liability of the financial responsibility or
compulsory insurance laws of the applicable jurisdiction exceed the limits of liability of the financial
responsibility laws of this state, the motor vehicle
liability insurance is deemed to comply with the
limits of liability of the laws of the applicable jurisdiction.
(c) For purposes of this section, “motor vehicle” is
defined as provided in § 27-14-207.
History. Acts 2001, No. 309, § 1.
23-79-312. Motor vehicle liability insurance —
Prohibition regarding step-downs.
No motor vehicle liability insurance policy issued
or delivered in this state shall contain a provision
that converts the limits for bodily injury or property
damage to lower limits in the event that the insured
motor vehicle is involved in an accident while it is
being driven by a driver other than the insured.
History. Acts 2001, No. 1438, § 1.
CHAPTER 89
CASUALTY INSURANCE
SUBCHAPTER 2 — AUTOMOBILE LIABILITY
INSURANCE GENERALLY
SECTION.
23-89-209. Underinsured motorist coverage.
23-89-212. Motor vehicle liability insurance — Extraterritorial
provision.
23-89-214. Motor vehicle liability insurance — Prohibition regarding step-downs.
23-89-215. Priority of primary motor vehicle liability insurance
coverage.
23-89-216. Notice concerning use of insurance proceeds.
23-89-209. Underinsured motorist coverage.
(a)(1) No private passenger automobile liability
insurance covering liability arising out of the ownership, maintenance, or use of any motor vehicles in
this state shall be delivered or issued in this state or
issued as to any private passenger automobile principally garaged in this state unless the insured has
the opportunity, which he or she may reject in
writing, to purchase underinsured motorist coverage.
(2) After a named insured or applicant for insurance rejects underinsured motorist coverage, the
insurer or any of its affiliates shall not be required to
notify any insured in any renewal, reinstatement,
substitute, amended, or replacement policy as to the
availability of such coverage.
(3) The coverage shall enable the insured or the
insured’s legal representative to recover from the
insurer the amount of damages for bodily injuries to
or death of an insured which the insured is legally
entitled to recover from the owner or operator of
another motor vehicle whenever the liability insurance limits of the other owner or operator are less
than the amount of the damages incurred by the
insured.
(4) Underinsured motorist coverage shall be at
least equal to the limits prescribed for bodily injury
or death under § 27-19-605.
(5) Coverage of the insured pursuant to underinsured motorist coverage shall not be reduced by the
tortfeasor’s insurance coverage except to the extent
that the injured party would receive compensation
in excess of his or her damages.
(b)(1) Underinsured motorist coverage as described in this section shall not be available to
insureds nor shall insurers be mandated to offer
that coverage unless the insured has elected uninsured motorist coverage as provided by § 23-89-403.
(2) Underinsured motorist coverage shall not be
issued without uninsured motorist coverage being
issued in coordination therewith.
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(c) If a tentative agreement to settle for the liability limits of the owner or operator of the other
vehicle has been reached between the insured and
the owner or operator, written notice may be given
by the insured injured party to his or her underinsured motorist coverage insurer by certified mail,
return receipt requested. The written notice shall
include:
(1) Written documentation of pecuniary losses
incurred, including copies of all medical bills;
(2) Written authorization or a court order authorizing the underinsured motorist insurer to obtain
medical reports from all employers and medical
providers; and
(3) Written confirmation from the tortfeasor’s liability insurer as to the amount of the alleged
tortfeasor’s liability limits and the terms of the
tentative settlement, which shall in no event include
any component sum representing punitive or exemplary damages. However, in no event shall evidence
of the referenced liability limits, the fact that a
tentative settlement was reached, or the terms of
the tentative settlement be admissible in any civil
action with the sole exceptions of:
(A) Actions by underinsured motorist insurers
to enforce subrogation rights as contemplated by
this subchapter;
(B) Actions by first party liability insureds
against their insurer to enforce their contract or a
settlement hereunder, if any; and
(C) Actions by first party underinsured motorist insureds against their insurer to enforce their
contract or a settlement hereunder.
(d)(1) Within thirty (30) days of receipt of the
written notice, the underinsured motorist insurer
may make payment to its insured of an amount
equal to the tentative settlement amount agreed to
by the owner or operator of the other motor vehicle
or his or her liability insurer.
(2) In such event, the underinsured motorist insurer shall be entitled to subrogate to its insured’s
right of recovery against the owner or operator of the
other motor vehicle to the extent of such payments
and to the extent of any underinsured motorist
insurance benefit it pays to its insured.
(3) If the underinsured motorist insurer fails to
pay its insured the amount of the tentative tort
settlement within thirty (30) days, the underinsured
motorist insurer has no right to the proceeds of any
settlement or judgment between its insured and the
other owner or operator and/or the owner’s or operator’s liability insurer, no right to otherwise recoup
the amount of the underinsured motorist benefit it
may pay from the other owner or operator or his or
her insurer, and no right to refuse payment of its
underinsured motorist coverage benefit by reason of
the settlement made by its insured.
(e) In the event that the tortfeasor’s motor vehicle
liability insurance carrier and the underinsured
motorist coverage are provided by the same insurance company, the requirements of subsections (c)
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and (d) of this section are waived, and the underinsured party may proceed against his or her underinsured insurance carrier at any time after settlement of the underlying tortfeasor’s liability policy
claim.
History. Acts 1987, No. 335, §§ 1, 2; 1991, No. 209, § 1; 1991,
No. 1123, § 22; 1993, No. 1180, § 1; 1997, No. 284, § 1.
23-89-212. Motor vehicle liability insurance —
Extraterritorial provision.
(a)(1) Motor vehicle liability insurance applies to
the amounts which the owner is legally obligated to
pay as damages because of accidental bodily injury
and accidental property damage arising out of the
ownership or operation of a motor vehicle if the
accident occurs in the United States, its possessions,
or Canada.
(2) Motor vehicle liability insurance must afford
limits of liability not less than those required under
the financial responsibility laws of this state.
(b) If the accident occurs outside this state but in
the United States, its possessions, or Canada and if
the limits of liability of the financial responsibility or
compulsory insurance laws of the applicable jurisdiction exceed the limits of liability of the financial
responsibility laws of this state, the motor vehicle
liability insurance is deemed to comply with the
limits of liability of the laws of the applicable jurisdiction.
(c) For purposes of this section, “motor vehicle” is
defined as provided in § 27-14-207.
History. Acts 2001, No. 309, § 2.
23-89-214. Motor vehicle liability insurance —
Prohibition regarding step-downs.
No motor vehicle liability insurance policy issued
or delivered in this state shall contain a provision
that converts the limits for bodily injury or property
damage to lower limits in the event that the insured
motor vehicle is involved in an accident while it is
being driven by a driver other than the insured.
History. Acts 2001, No. 1438, § 2.
23-89-215. Priority of primary motor vehicle
liability insurance coverage.
The liability insurance policy covering a motor
vehicle is primary when the motor vehicle is driven
by:
(1) An insured; or
(2) Any other person:
(A) Not excluded from coverage under the
policy;
(B) With the permission of an insured; and
(C) When the use of the motor vehicle is within
the scope of the permission granted by an insured.
History. Acts 2007, No. 373, § 1.
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23-89-216. Notice concerning use of insurance
proceeds.
(a) When making payment to a third party on a
claim under a motor vehicle insurance policy for
damage to a motor vehicle, a motor vehicle liability
insurer shall provide a written notice to the thirdparty claimant in substantially the following form:
“Failure to use the insurance proceeds in accordance with a security agreement between you and a
lienholder, if any, may constitute the criminal offense of defrauding a secured creditor in violation of
Arkansas Code § 5-37-203. If you have any questions, contact your lienholder.”
(b) The written notice required by subsection (a)
of this section may be provided by including the
written notice on each written loss estimate prepared in connection with the claim.
History. Acts 2009, No. 485, § 2; 2009, No. 1452, § 1.
A.C.R.C. Notes. References to “this subchapter” in §§ 23-89-201
— 23-89-214 may not apply to this section which was enacted
subsequently.
Amendments. The 2009 amendment, in the introductory language of (a), inserted “to a third-party” and substituted “third-party
claimant” for “insured.”
SUBTITLE 4. MISCELLANEOUS
REGULATED INDUSTRIES
CHAPTER 112
ARKANSAS MOTOR VEHICLE
COMMISSION ACT
SUBCHAPTER 1 — GENERAL PROVISIONS
SECTION.
23-112-107. Motor vehicle event data recorder — Data ownership.
23-112-107. Motor vehicle event data recorder
— Data ownership.
(a) As used in this section:
(1) “Authorized representative” means a person
who is the attorney-in-fact for an owner or a person
who has been appointed the administrator or personal representative of the estate of the owner;
(2) “Motor vehicle event data recorder” means a
factory-installed feature in a motor vehicle that does
one (1) or more of the following:
(A) Records, stores, transmits, or dispenses any
of the following information for the purpose of
retrieval after a crash:
(i) Vehicle speed;
(ii) Vehicle direction;
(iii) Vehicle location;
(iv) Steering performance; or
(v) Seat belt restraint status;
(B) Has the capacity to transmit information
concerning a crash in which the motor vehicle has
23-112-107
been involved to a central communications system
when a crash occurs; or
(C) Includes a sensing and diagnostic module,
restraint control module, electronic throttle control, or other similar component; and
(3) “Owner” means a person or entity:
(A) In whose name a motor vehicle is registered
or titled;
(B) Who leases a motor vehicle for at least three
(3) months;
(C) Who is entitled to possession of the motor
vehicle as the purchaser under a security agreement; or
(D) Who is the authorized representative of the
owner.
(b) At the time of a new vehicle purchase by a
consumer from a dealership, an owner of a motor
vehicle shall be given written notice by the seller or
manufacturer that includes the following:
(1) The presence of the motor vehicle event data
recorder in the motor vehicle;
(2) The type of motor vehicle event data recorder
in the motor vehicle; and
(3) The type of data that is recorded, stored, or
transmitted on the motor vehicle event data recorder.
(c) Except as specifically provided under subsections (d) and (f)-(i) of this section, the data on a
motor vehicle event data recorder:
(1) Is private;
(2) Is exclusively owned by the owner of the motor
vehicle; and
(3) Shall not be retrieved or used by another
person or entity.
(d)(1) If a motor vehicle is owned by one (1) owner,
then the owner of a motor vehicle may provide
written consent in the form of a release signed by the
owner that authorizes a person or entity to retrieve
or use the data.
(2) If a motor vehicle is owned by more than one
(1) person or entity and if all owners agree to release
the data, then all owners must consent in writing by
signing a release to authorize a person or entity to
retrieve or use the data.
(3) A release to a person or entity under this
subsection shall be limited to permission for data
collection and compilation only and shall not authorize the release of information that identifies the
owner of the vehicle.
(e)(1)(A) If a motor vehicle is equipped with a
motor vehicle event data recorder and is involved
in an accident in Arkansas, the owner of the motor
vehicle at the time that the data is created shall
own and retain exclusive ownership rights to the
data.
(B) The ownership of the data shall not pass to
a lienholder or to an insurer because the lienholder or insurer succeeds in ownership to the
vehicle as a result of the accident.
(2) The data shall not be used by a lienholder or
an insurer for any reason without a written consent
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in the form of a release signed by the owner of the
motor vehicle at the time of the accident that authorizes the lienholder or insurer to retrieve or use the
data.
(3) A lienholder or insurer shall not make the
owner’s consent to the retrieval or use of the data
conditioned upon the payment or settlement of an
obligation or claim. However, the insured is required
to comply with all policy provisions, including any
provision that requires the insured to cooperate with
the insurer.
(4) An insurer or lessor of a motor vehicle shall
not require an owner to provide written permission
for the access or retrieval of information from a
motor vehicle event data recorder as a condition of
the policy or lease.
(f) Except as specifically provided under subsections (d) and (g)-(i) of this section, the data from a
motor vehicle event data recorder shall only be
produced without the consent of the owner at the
time of the accident if:
(1) A court of competent jurisdiction in Arkansas
orders the production of the data;
(2) A law enforcement officer obtains the data
based on probable cause of an offense under the laws
of the State of Arkansas; or
(3) A law enforcement officer, a firefighter, or an
emergency medical services provider obtains the
data in the course of responding to or investigating
an emergency involving physical injury or the risk of
physical injury to any person.
(g) The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department may retrieve data from a motor
vehicle event data recorder if the data is used for the
following purposes:
(1) Preclearing weigh stations;
(2) Automating driver records of duty status as
authorized by the United States Department of
Transportation;
(3) Replacing handwritten reports for any fuel tax
reporting or other mileage reporting purpose; or
(4) Complying with a state or federal law.
(h) To protect the public health, welfare, and
safety, the following exceptions shall be allowed
regarding the retrieval of data from a motor vehicle
event data recorder:
(1) To determine the need or to facilitate emergency medical care for the driver or passenger of a
motor vehicle that is involved in a motor vehicle
crash or other emergency, including obtaining data
from a company that provides subscription services
to the owners of motor vehicles for in-vehicle safety
and security communications systems;
(2) To facilitate medical research of the human
body’s reaction to motor vehicle crashes if:
(A) The identity of the owner or driver is not
disclosed in connection with the retrieved data;
and
(B) The last four (4) digits of the vehicle identification number are not disclosed; or
(3) To diagnose, service, or repair a motor vehicle.
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(i) Notwithstanding any other provision of this
section, the use of data from a motor vehicle event
data recorder shall not be permitted into evidence in
a civil or criminal matter pending before a court in
the State of Arkansas unless it is shown to be
relevant and reliable pursuant to the Arkansas
Rules of Evidence.
(j)(1) If a motor vehicle is equipped with a motor
vehicle event data recorder that is capable of recording, storing, transmitting, or dispensing information
as described in this section and that capability is
part of a subscription service, then the information
that may be recorded, stored, transmitted, or dispensed shall be disclosed in the subscription agreement.
(2) Subsections (c), (d), and (f)-(h) of this section
shall not apply to subscription services that meet
the requirements of this subsection.
(k)(1) A new motor vehicle dealer, manufacturer,
and distributor shall be immune and held harmless
against liability for the privacy of information contained in motor vehicle databases, including without
limitation recording devices, global-positioning systems, navigation devices, or any in-vehicle data not
controlled by the dealer.
(2) This subsection does not affect the notice
requirements under subsection (b) of this section.
(l) The Arkansas Motor Vehicle Commission shall
administer this section and may promulgate rules
for the administration of this section.
History. Acts 2005, No. 1419, § 1; 2009, No. 148, § 1; 2011, No.
1005, §§ 5, 6.
A.C.R.C. Notes. This section was formerly codified as § 27-37103.
Acts 2009, No. 148, § 2, provided: “For administrative convenience, the Arkansas Code Revision Commission shall remove
Arkansas Code § 27-37-103 including the amendment made in this
act from Title 27 and recodify the provision under the ‘Arkansas
Motor Vehicle Commission Act’, Arkansas Code § 23-112-101 et
seq.”
SUBCHAPTER 3 — LICENSING AND
REGULATION
SECTION.
23-112-315. [Repealed.]
23-112-317. Motor vehicle dealer service and handling fees.
23-112-315. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This section, concerning motor vehicle
dealer documentary fees; disclosures, was repealed by Acts 2007,
No. 366, § 3. The section was derived from Acts 2001, No. 1600, §1;
2003, No. 1722, §1.
23-112-317. Motor vehicle dealer service and
handling fees.
(a) A motor vehicle dealer may fill in the blanks
on standardized forms in connection with the sale or
lease of a new or a used motor vehicle if the motor
vehicle dealer does not charge for the service of
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filling in the blanks or otherwise charge for preparing documents.
(b)(1) A motor vehicle dealer may charge a service
and handling fee in connection with the sale or lease
of a new or a used motor vehicle for:
(A) The handling, processing, and storage of
documents; and
(B) Other administrative and clerical services.
(2)(A) The service and handling fee may be
charged to allow cost recovery for motor vehicle
dealers.
(B) A portion of the service and handling fee
may result in profit to the motor vehicle dealer.
(c)(1) The Arkansas Motor Vehicle Commission
shall determine by rule the amount of the service
and handling fee that may be charged by a motor
vehicle dealer. The service and handling fee shall be
no less than zero dollars ($0.00) and no more than
one hundred twenty-nine dollars ($129).
(2) If a service and handling fee is charged under
this section, the service and handling fee shall be:
(A) Charged to all retail customers; and
(B) Disclosed on the retail buyer’s order form as
a separate itemized charge.
(d) A preliminary worksheet on which a sale price
is computed and that is shown to the purchaser, a
retail buyer’s order form from the purchaser, or a
retail installment contract shall include in reasonable proximity to the place on the document where
the service and handling fee authorized by this
section is disclosed:
(1) The amount of the service and handling fee;
and
(2) The following notice in type that is bold-faced,
capitalized, underlined, or otherwise conspicuously
set out from the surrounding written material:
“A SERVICE AND HANDLING FEE IS NOT AN
OFFICIAL FEE. A SERVICE AND HANDLING
FEE IS NOT REQUIRED BY LAW BUT MAY BE
CHARGED TO THE CUSTOMER FOR PERFORMING SERVICES AND HANDLING DOCUMENTS
RELATING TO THE CLOSING OF A SALE OR
LEASE. THE SERVICE AND HANDLING FEE
MAY RESULT IN PROFIT TO THE DEALER. THE
SERVICE AND HANDLING FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE PAYMENT FOR THE PREPARATION OF
LEGAL DOCUMENTS. THIS NOTICE IS REQUIRED BY LAW.”
(e) The Arkansas Motor Vehicle Commission may
promulgate rules to implement, enforce, and administer this section.
History. Acts 2007, No. 366, § 1.
SUBCHAPTER 6 — USED MOTOR VEHICLE
BUYERS PROTECTION
SECTION.
23-112-612. [Repealed.]
23-112-902
23-112-612. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This section, concerning used motor vehicle
dealer documentary fees; disclosures, was repealed by Acts 2007,
No. 366, § 4. The section was derived from Acts 2001, No. 1600,
§ 2.
SUBCHAPTER 9 — RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
SPECIAL EVENTS
SECTION.
23-112-901.
23-112-902.
23-112-903.
23-112-904.
23-112-905.
Findings.
Definitions.
Statements of estimated positive economic impact.
Significant positive economic impact determinations.
Authority to waive relevant market area and rules.
23-112-901. Findings.
The General Assembly finds that:
(1) A recreational vehicle special event sponsored
by a city, county, nonprofit entity, or recreational
vehicle owners’ organization draws people from all
over the state and other states;
(2) A recreational vehicle special event can provide a valuable increase in tourism for the state; and
(3) The laws and rules related to the display and
sale of recreational vehicles at a recreational vehicle
special event must be modified to lessen the restrictions that are hampering economic growth.
History. Acts 2011, No. 263, § 1.
23-112-902. Definitions.
As used in this subchapter:
(1) “Nonprofit entity” means an entity that has
received tax exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service under section 501(c)(3) or section
(501)(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as
it existed on January 1, 2011;
(2) “Public venue” means a location that:
(A) Is open to the general public; and
(B) Is not the address designated as the primary business address of a new motor vehicle
dealer licensed by the Arkansas Motor Vehicle
Commission or a used motor vehicle dealer licensed by the Department of Arkansas State Police;
(3) “Recreational vehicle owners’ organization”
means an entity that is organized as a nonprofit
entity or for-profit entity and in good standing with
the Secretary of State;
(4) “Recreational vehicle special event” means an
event held at a public venue with or without an
admission fee that:
(A) Is sponsored by a city, a county, a nonprofit
entity, or a recreational vehicle owners’ organization;
(B) Occurs for no more than seven (7) consecutive days; and
(C) Includes any of the following that are invited to attend:
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(i) New recreational vehicle dealers to display
and sell recreational vehicles; or
(ii) New recreational vehicle manufacturers or
distributors to display recreational vehicles; and
(5) “Significant positive economic impact” means
an economic benefit of at least two million dollars
($2,000,000) to the state or a region of the state.
History. Acts 2011, No. 263, § 1.
23-112-903. Statements of estimated positive
economic impact.
A statement of the estimated positive economic
impact of a proposed recreational vehicle special
event shall be submitted to the Arkansas Motor
Vehicle Commission from an independent source
such as a university, chamber of commerce, or other
entity that regularly engages in the estimation of
the economic benefit of an occurrence for businesses
and industries.
(b)(1) The commission may promulgate rules for
the issuance of a temporary permit to out-of-state
motor vehicle dealers and manufacturers to participate in a recreational vehicle special event under
this subchapter.
(2) The commission shall not promulgate a rule
that puts a greater burden on out-of-state motor
vehicle dealers and manufacturers to obtain a temporary permit than the requirements necessary for a
motor vehicle dealer or manufacturer to obtain a
license from the commission.
(3) If the commission establishes fees for a temporary permit under this subsection, the fees shall
not exceed:
(A) For an out-of-state motor vehicle dealer, one
hundred dollars ($100);
(B) For a manufacturer or distributor, two hundred fifty dollars ($250);
(C) For an out-of-state salesperson, fifteen dollars ($15.00); and
(D) For a factory representative or distributor
representative, fifty dollars ($50.00).
History. Acts 2011, No. 263, § 1.
History. Acts 2011, No. 263, § 1.
23-112-904. Significant positive economic impact determinations.
(a) If the statement of estimated positive economic impact that is submitted to the Arkansas
Motor Vehicle Commission establishes that a recreational vehicle special event has a significant positive economic impact, the recreational vehicle special event is exempt from regulation by the
commission as provided under § 23-112-905.
(b) If the statement of estimated positive economic impact that is presented to the commission
establishes that a recreational vehicle special event
will not have a significant positive economic impact,
then the commission shall determine whether the
recreational vehicle special event is exempt from
this chapter and any rules promulgated by the
commission.
History. Acts 2011, No. 263, § 1.
23-112-905. Authority to waive relevant market area and rules.
(a) The Arkansas Motor Vehicle Commission
shall waive the following for a recreational vehicle
special event that has a significant positive economic impact or is determined by the commission to
otherwise qualify for an exemption under § 23-112904(b) if no franchised motor vehicle dealer of a
licensed manufacturer is represented in the host
county of the recreational vehicle special event or
the counties contiguous to the host county:
(1) The provisions of this chapter regarding relevant market area; and
(2) The rules regarding motor vehicle dealers in
contiguous counties.
TITLE 26
TAXATION
SUBTITLE 5. STATE TAXES
CHAPTER 52
GROSS RECEIPTS TAX
SUBCHAPTER 3 — IMPOSITION
SECTION.
26-52-301.
26-52-302.
26-52-310.
26-52-311.
26-52-312.
26-52-313.
OF
TAX
Tax levied.
Additional taxes levied.
[Repealed.]
[Repealed.]
[Repealed.]
[Repealed.]
26-52-301. Tax levied.
Except for food and food ingredients that are
taxed under § 26-52-317, there is levied an excise
tax of three percent (3%) upon the gross proceeds or
gross receipts derived from all sales to any person of
the following:
(1) Tangible personal property;
(2) Natural or artificial gas, electricity, water, ice,
steam, or any other tangible personal property sold
as a utility or provided as a public service;
(3) The following services:
(A)(i) Service of furnishing rooms, suites, condominiums, townhouses, rental houses, or other
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accommodations by hotels, apartment hotels,
lodging houses, tourist camps, tourist courts,
property management companies, or any other
provider of accommodations to transient guests.
(ii) As used in subdivision (3)(A)(i) of this section, “transient guests” means those who rent
accommodations other than their regular place of
abode on less than a month-to-month basis;
(B)(i) Service of initial installation, alteration,
addition, cleaning, refinishing, replacement, and
repair of:
(a) Motor vehicles;
(b) Aircraft;
(c) Farm machinery and implements;
(d) Motors of all kinds;
(e) Tires and batteries;
(f) Boats;
(g) Electrical appliances and devices;
(h) Furniture;
(i) Rugs;
(j) Flooring;
(k) Upholstery;
(l) Household appliances;
(m) Televisions and radios;
(n) Jewelry;
(o) Watches and clocks;
(p) Engineering instruments;
(q) Medical and surgical instruments;
(r) Machinery of all kinds;
(s) Bicycles;
(t) Office machines and equipment;
(u) Shoes;
(v) Tin and sheetmetal;
(w) Mechanical tools; and
(x) Shop equipment.
(ii)(a) However, the provisions of this section
shall not apply to a coin-operated car wash.
(b) As used in subdivision (3)(B)(ii)(a) of this
section, “coin-operated car wash” means a car
wash in which the car washing equipment is
activated by the insertion of coins into a slot or
receptacle and the labor of washing the exterior of
the car or motor vehicle is performed solely by the
customer or by mechanical equipment.
(iii) Additionally, the gross receipts tax levied
in this section shall not apply to the repair or
maintenance of railroad parts, railroad cars, and
equipment brought into the State of Arkansas
solely and exclusively for the purpose of being
repaired, refurbished, modified, or converted
within this state.
(iv) The General Assembly determines and affirms that the original intent of subdivision (3) of
this section which provides that gross receipts
derived from certain services would be subject to
the gross receipts tax was not intended to be
applicable, nor shall Arkansas gross receipts taxes
be collected, with respect to services performed on
watches and clocks which are received by mail or
common carrier from outside this state and which,
after the service is performed, are returned by
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mail or common carrier or in the repairer’s own
conveyance to points outside this state.
(v) Additionally, the gross receipts tax levied in
this section shall not apply to the repair or remanufacture of industrial metal rollers or platens
that have a remanufactured, nonmetallic material
covering on all or part of the roller or platen
surface which are brought into the State of Arkansas solely and exclusively for the purpose of being
repaired or remanufactured in this state and are
then shipped back to the state of origin.
(vi)(a) The gross receipts tax levied in this
section shall not apply to the service of alteration,
addition, cleaning, refinishing, replacement, or
repair of commercial jet aircraft, commercial jet
aircraft components, or commercial jet aircraft
subcomponents.
(b) “Commercial jet aircraft” means any commercial, military, private, or other turbine or
turbo jet aircraft having a certified maximum
take-off weight of more than twelve thousand five
hundred pounds (12,500 lbs.).
(vii) The provisions of subdivision (3)(B)(i) of
this section shall not apply to the services performed by a temporary or leased employee or
other contract laborer on items owned or leased by
the employer. The following criteria must be met
for a person to be a temporary or leased employee:
(a) There must be a written contract with the
temporary employment agency, employee leasing
company, or other contractor providing the services;
(b) The employee, temporary employment
agency, employee leasing company, or other contractor must not bear the risk of loss for damages
caused during the performance of the contract.
The person for whom the services are performed
must bear the risk of loss; and
(c) The temporary or leased employee or contract laborer is controlled by the employer as if he
or she were a full-time permanent employee.
“Control” includes, but is not limited to, scheduling work hours, designating work duties, and
directing work performance.
(viii)(a) Additionally, the gross receipts tax levied in this section shall not apply to the initial
installation, alteration, addition, cleaning, refinishing, replacement, or repair of nonmechanical,
passive, or manually operated components of
buildings or other improvements or structures
affixed to real estate, including, but not limited to,
the following:
(1) Walls;
(2) Ceilings;
(3) Doors;
(4) Locks;
(5) Windows;
(6) Glass;
(7) Heat and air ducts;
(8) Roofs;
(9) Wiring;
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(10) Breakers;
(11) Breaker boxes;
(12) Electrical switches and receptacles;
(13) Light fixtures;
(14) Pipes;
(15) Plumbing fixtures;
(16) Fire and security alarms;
(17) Intercoms;
(18) Sprinkler systems;
(19) Parking lots;
(20) Fences;
(21) Gates;
(22) Fireplaces; and
(23) Similar components which become a part
of real estate after installation, except flooring.
(b) A contractor is deemed to be a consumer or
user of all tangible personal property used or
consumed by the contractor in providing such
nontaxable services, in the same manner as when
performing any other contract.
(c) This subdivision (3)(B)(viii) shall not apply
to any services subject to tax pursuant to the
terms of subdivision (3)(D) of this section.
(ix) The gross receipts tax levied in subdivision
(3)(B)(i) of this section shall not apply to the
service of initial installation of any property that
is specifically exempted from the tax imposed by
this chapter;
(C)(i) Service of cable television, community
antenna television, and any and all other distribution of television, video, or radio services with
or without the use of wires provided to subscribers
or paying customers or users, including all service
charges and rental charges, whether for basic
service, premium channels, or other special service, and including installation and repair service
charges and any other charges having any connection with the providing of these services.
(ii) The tax levied by this section does not apply
to services purchased by a radio or television
company for use in providing its services.
(iii)(a) The tax levied by this section applies to
the sale of a subscription for digital audio-visual
work and digital audio work to an end user that
does not have the right of permanent use granted
by the seller and the use is contingent on continued payments by the purchaser.
(b) As used in this subdivision (3)(C)(iii):
(1) “Digital audio-visual work” means an electronically transferred series of related images that
when shown in succession, impart an impression
of motion, together with accompanying sounds, if
any; and
(2) “Digital audio work” means an electronically transferred work that results from the fixation of a series of musical, spoken, or other sounds,
including ringtones; and
(D)(i) Service of:
(a) Providing transportation or delivery of
money, property, or valuables by armored car;
(b) Providing cleaning or janitorial work;
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(c) Pool cleaning and servicing;
(d) Pager services;
(e) Telephone answering services;
(f) Lawn care and landscaping services;
(g) Parking a motor vehicle or allowing the
motor vehicle to be parked;
(h) Storing a motor vehicle;
(i) Storing furs; and
(j) Providing indoor tanning at a tanning salon.
(ii) As used in subdivision (3)(D)(i) of this section:
(a) “Landscaping” means the installation, preservation, or enhancement of ground covering by
planting trees, bushes and shrubbery, grass, flowers, and other types of decorative plants;
(b) “Lawn care” means the maintenance, preservation, or enhancement of ground covering of
nonresidential property and does not include
planting trees, bushes and shrubbery, grass, flowers, and other types of decorative plants; and
(c) “Residential” means a single family residence used solely as the principal place of residence of the owner;
(4) Printing of all kinds, types, and characters,
including the service of overprinting, and photography of all kinds;
(5) Tickets or admissions to places of amusement
or to athletic, entertainment, or recreational events,
or fees for access to or the use of amusement,
entertainment, athletic, or recreational facilities;
(6)(A) Dues and membership fees to:
(i) Health spas, health clubs, and fitness clubs;
and
(ii) Private clubs within the meaning of § 3-9202(10) which hold any permit from the Alcoholic
Beverage Control Board allowing the sale, dispensing, or serving of alcoholic beverages of any
kind on the premises.
(B)(i) Except as provided in subdivision
(6)(B)(ii) of this section, the gross receipts derived
from services provided by or through a health spa,
health club, fitness club, or private club shall not
be subject to gross receipts tax unless the service
is specifically enumerated as a taxable service
under this chapter.
(ii) The gross receipts derived by a private club
from the charges to members for the preparation
and serving of mixed drinks or for the cooling and
serving of beer and wine shall be subject to gross
receipts tax as well as any supplemental taxes as
provided by law;
(7)(A) Contracts, including service contracts,
maintenance agreements and extended warranties, which in whole or in part provide for the
future performance of or payment for services
which are subject to gross receipts tax.
(B) The seller of the contract must collect and
remit the tax due on the sale of the contract except
when the contract is sold simultaneously with a
motor vehicle in which case the purchaser of the
vehicle shall pay gross receipts tax on the pur-
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chase of the contract at the time of vehicle registration; and
(8) The total gross receipts derived from the retail
sale of any device used in playing bingo and any
charge for admittance to facilities or for the right to
play bingo or other games of chance regardless of
whether such activity might otherwise be prohibited
by law.
History. Acts 1941, No. 386, § 3; 1945, No. 64, § 1; 1951 (1st Ex.
Sess.), No. 8, § 1; 1957, No. 19, § 1; 1959, No. 260, § 1; 1971, No.
214, § 1; 1973, No. 181, § 1; 1977, No. 500, § 1; 1979, No. 585, § 1;
1981, No. 471, § 1; 1981, No. 983, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 84-1903,
84-1903.4; Acts 1987, No. 27, § 2; 1987, No. 188, § 1; 1989, No. 769,
§ 1; 1989 (3rd Ex. Sess.), No. 89, § 1; 1992 (1st Ex. Sess.), No. 58,
§ 2; 1992 (1st Ex. Sess.), No. 61, § 2; 1992 (2nd Ex. Sess.), No. 5,
§§ 1, 2; 1993, No. 282, § 1; 1993, No. 1245, § 4; 1995, No. 257, § 1;
1995, No. 284, § 1; 1995, No. 835, § 2; 1995, No. 1040, § 1; 1997,
No. 1076, § 2; 1997, No. 1252, § 1; 1997, No. 1263, § 1; 1997, No.
1359, § 32; 1999, No. 1152, § 2; 1999, No. 1348, § 1; 2001, No. 907,
§ 2; 2001, No. 1064, § 1; 2003, No. 1112, § 1; 2003, No. 1273, § 6;
2003 (2nd Ex. Sess.), No. 107, §§ 5, 6; 2005, No. 1879, § 1; 2007,
No. 154, §§ 3, 4; 2007, No. 110, § 3; 2009, No. 384, § 3; 2011, No.
291, § 9.
26-52-302. Additional taxes levied.
(a)(1) In addition to the excise tax levied upon the
gross proceeds or gross receipts derived from all
sales by this chapter, except for food and food ingredients that are taxed under § 26-52-317, there is
levied an excise tax of one percent (1%) upon all
taxable sales of property and services subject to the
tax levied in this chapter.
(2) This tax shall be collected, reported, and paid
in the same manner and at the same time as is
prescribed by law for the collection, reporting, and
payment of all other Arkansas gross receipts taxes.
(3) In computing gross receipts or gross proceeds
as defined in § 26-52-103, a deduction shall be
allowed for bad debts resulting from the sale of
tangible personal property.
(b)(1) In addition to the excise tax levied upon the
gross proceeds or gross receipts derived from all
sales by this chapter, except for food and food ingredients that are taxed under § 26-52-317, there is
hereby levied an excise tax of one-half of one percent
(0.5%) upon all taxable sales of property and services subject to the tax levied in this chapter.
(2) This tax shall be collected, reported, and paid
in the same manner and at the same time as is
prescribed by law for the collection, reporting, and
payment of all other Arkansas gross receipts taxes.
(3) However, in computing gross receipts or gross
proceeds as defined in § 26-52-103, a deduction
shall be allowed for bad debts resulting from the sale
of tangible personal property.
(c)(1) Except for food and food ingredients that
are taxed under § 26-52-317, there is levied an
additional excise tax of one-half of one percent
(0.5%) upon all taxable sales of property and services subject to the tax levied by this chapter.
(2) The tax shall be collected, reported, and paid
in the same manner and at the same time as is
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prescribed by this chapter, for the collection, reporting, and payment of Arkansas gross receipts taxes.
(d)(1) Except for food and food ingredients that
are taxed under § 26-52-317, there is levied an
additional excise tax of seven-eighths of one percent
(0.875%) upon all taxable sales of property and
services subject to the tax levied by this chapter.
(2) The tax shall be collected, reported, and paid
in the same manner and at the same time as
prescribed by this chapter, for the collection, reporting, and payment of Arkansas gross receipts taxes.
History. Acts 1971, No. 214, § 2; 1979, No. 401, § 48; 1983 (1st
Ex. Sess.), No. 63, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 84-1903.1; Acts 1991, No. 3,
§ 1; 1999, No. 1492, § 3; 2000 (2nd Ex. Sess.), Nos. 1 and 2, § 8;
2003 (2nd Ex. Sess.), No. 107, § 1; 2007, No. 110, § 4.
26-52-310. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This section, concerning short-term rentals
of tangible personal property, was repealed by Acts 2007, No. 182,
§ 2. The section was derived from Acts 1987 (1st Ex. Sess.), No. 13,
§§ 2, 4; 1989, No. 510, §§ 2-4; 1991, No. 1026, § 1; 1999, No. 1220,
§ 2.
26-52-311. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This section, concerning rental vehicle tax,
was repealed by Acts 2007, No. 182, § 3. The section was derived
from Acts 1989, No. 510, §§ 1, 3, 4; 1993, No. 1059, § 1; 1993, No.
1152, § 1; 1993, No. 1162, § 1; 1999 No. 1220, § 3; 2001, No. 949,
§ 1; 2003 (2nd Ex. Sess.), No. 107, § 2; 2005, No. 664, § 1.
26-52-312. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This section, concerning residential moving
tax, was repealed by Acts 2007, No. 182, § 4. The section was
derived from Acts 1993, No. 1162, § 2.
26-52-313. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This section, concerning long-term rental
vehicle tax, was repealed by Acts 2007, No. 182, § 5. The section
was derived from Acts 1997, No. 1076, § 3.
SUBCHAPTER 4 — EXEMPTIONS
SECTION.
26-52-401. Various products and services.
26-52-401. Various products and services.
There is specifically exempted from the tax imposed by this chapter the following:
(1) The gross receipts or gross proceeds derived
from the sale of tangible personal property or services by churches, except when the organizations
may be engaged in business for profit;
(2) The gross receipts or gross proceeds derived
from the sale of tangible personal property or service
by charitable organizations, except when the organizations may be engaged in business for profit;
(3) Gross receipts or gross proceeds derived from
the sale of food, food ingredients, or prepared food in
public, common, high school, or college cafeterias
and lunch rooms operated primarily for teachers
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and pupils, not operated primarily for the public and
not operated for profit;
(4) Gross receipts or gross proceeds derived from
the sale of newspapers;
(5) Gross receipts or gross proceeds derived from
sales to the United States Government;
(6) Gross receipts or gross proceeds derived from
the sale of motor vehicles and adaptive equipment to
disabled veterans who have purchased the motor
vehicles or adaptive equipment with the financial
assistance of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs as provided under 38 U.S.C. § 3901 et
seq.;
(7) Gross receipts or gross proceeds derived from
the sale of tangible personal property including but
not limited to office supplies; office equipment; program items at camp such as bows, arrows, and rope;
rifles for rifle range and other rifle items; food, food
ingredients, or prepared food for camp; lumber and
supplies used in camp maintenance; camp equipment; first aid supplies for camp; the leasing of cars
used in promoting scouting; or services to the Boy
Scouts of America chartered by the United States
Congress in 1916 or the Girl Scouts of the United
States of America chartered by the United States
Congress in 1950 or any of the scout councils in the
State of Arkansas;
(8) Gross receipts or gross proceeds derived from
sales of tangible personal property or services to the:
(A) Boys Clubs of America chartered by the
United States Congress in 1956 or any local councils or organizations of the Boys Clubs of America;
or
(B) Girls Clubs of America or any local councils
or organizations of the Girls Clubs of America;
(9) Gross receipts or gross proceeds derived from
sales of tangible personal property or services to the
Poets’ Roundtable of Arkansas;
(10) Gross receipts or gross proceeds derived from
sales of tangible personal property or services to 4-H
Clubs and FFA Clubs in this state, to the Arkansas
4-H Foundation, the Arkansas Future Farmers of
America Foundation, and the Arkansas Future
Farmers of America Association;
(11)(A) Gross receipts or gross proceeds derived
from the sale of:
(i) Gasoline or motor vehicle fuel on which the
motor vehicle fuel or gasoline tax has been paid to
the State of Arkansas;
(ii) Special fuel or petroleum products sold for
consumption by vessels, barges, and other commercial watercraft and railroads;
(iii) Dyed distillate special fuel on which the tax
levied by § 26-56-224 has been paid; and
(iv)(a) Biodiesel fuel.
(b) As used in this subdivision (11)(A)(iv), “biodiesel fuel” means a diesel fuel substitute produced from nonpetroleum renewable resources.
(B) Nothing in this subdivision (11) shall exempt gasoline from the wholesale gross receipts
tax imposed pursuant to Acts 1995, No. 1005;
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(12)(A) Gross receipts or gross proceeds derived
from sales for resale to persons regularly engaged
in the business of reselling the articles purchased,
whether within or without the state if the sales
within the state are made to persons to whom
gross receipts tax permits have been issued as
provided in § 26-52-202.
(B)(i) Goods, wares, merchandise, and property
sold for use in manufacturing, compounding, processing, assembling, or preparing for sale can be
classified as having been sold for the purposes of
resale or the subject matter of resale only in the
event the goods, wares, merchandise, or property
becomes a recognizable integral part of the manufactured, compounded, processed, assembled, or
prepared products.
(ii) The sales of goods, wares, merchandise, and
property not conforming to this requirement are
classified for the purpose of this act as being “for
consumption or use”;
(13) Gross proceeds derived from sales of advertising space in newspapers and publications and
billboard advertising services;
(14) Gross receipts or gross proceeds derived from
sales of publications sold through regular subscription, regardless of the type or content of the publication or the place printed or published;
(15) Gross receipts or gross proceeds derived from
gate admission fees at state, district, county, or
township fairs or at any rodeo if the gross receipts or
gross proceeds derived from gate admission fees to
the rodeo are used exclusively for the improvement,
maintenance, and operation of the rodeo and if no
part of the net earnings of the state, district, county,
or township fair or rodeo inures to the benefit of any
private stockholder or individual;
(16) Gross receipts or gross proceeds derived from
sales for resale which the state is prohibited by the
Constitution and laws of the United States from
taxing or further taxing, or which the state is
prohibited by the Arkansas Constitution from taxing
or further taxing;
(17) Gross receipts or gross proceeds derived from
isolated sales not made by an established business;
(18)(A) Gross receipts or gross proceeds derived
from the sale of:
(i) Any cotton or seed cotton or lint cotton or
baled cotton, whether compressed or not, or cotton
seed in its original condition;
(ii) Seed for use in the commercial production of
an agricultural product or of seed;
(iii) Raw products from the farm, orchard, or
garden, when the sale is made by the producer of
the raw products directly to the consumer and
user, including the sale of raw products from a
farm, orchard, or garden that are produced and
sold by the producer of the raw products at a
farmers’ market, including without limitation cut
or dried flowers, plants, vegetables, fruits, nuts,
and herbs;
(iv) Livestock, poultry, poultry products, and
dairy products of producers owning not more than
five (5) cows; and
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(v) Baby chickens.
(B)(i) An exemption granted by this subdivision
(18) shall not apply when the articles are sold at or
from an established business, even though sold by
the producer of the articles.
(ii) A farmers’ market is not an established
business if the farmers’ market sells raw product
directly to the user of the raw product and the
farmers’ market is:
(a) Comprised of one (1) or more producers of a
raw product;
(b) Operated seasonally; and
(c) Held out-of-doors or in a public space.
(C)(i) However, nothing in subdivision (18)(B)
of this section shall be construed to mean that the
gross receipts or gross proceeds received by the
producer from the sale of the products mentioned
in this subdivision (18) shall be taxable when the
producer sells commodities produced on his or her
farm at an established business located on his or
her farm.
(ii) The provisions of this subdivision (18) are
intended to exempt the sale by livestock producers
of livestock sold at special livestock sales.
(iii) The provisions of this subdivision (18) shall
not be construed to exempt sales of dairy products
by any other businesses.
(iv) The provisions of this subdivision (18) shall
not be construed to exempt sales by florists and
nurserymen. As used in this subdivision (18),
“nurserymen” does not include Christmas tree
farmers;
(19) Gross receipts or gross proceeds derived from
the sale of food, food ingredients, or prepared food to
governmental agencies for free distribution to any
public, penal, and eleemosynary institutions or for
free distribution to the poor and needy;
(20)(A) Gross receipts or gross proceeds derived
from the rental or sale of medical equipment, for
the benefit of persons enrolled in and eligible for
Medicare or Medicaid programs as contained in
Titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act, 42
U.S.C. §§ 1395 et seq. and 1396 et seq., respectively, or successor programs or any other present
or future United States Government subsidized
health care program, by medical equipment suppliers doing business in the State of Arkansas.
(B) However, this exemption applies only to
receipts or proceeds received directly or indirectly
through an organization administering such program in the State of Arkansas pursuant to a
contract with the United States Government in
accordance with the terms thereof;
(21)(A) Gross receipts or gross proceeds derived
from the sale of any tangible personal property or
services as specifically provided in this subdivision (21) to any hospital or sanitarium operated
for charitable and nonprofit purposes or any nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to provide temporary housing to the family members of
patients in a hospital or sanitarium.
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(B) However, gross proceeds and gross receipts
derived from the sale of materials used in the
original construction or repair or further extension of the hospital or sanitarium or temporary
housing facilities, except state-owned tax-supported hospitals and sanitariums, shall not be
exempt from this chapter;
(22) Gross receipts or gross proceeds derived from
the sale of used tangible personal property when the
used property was:
(A) Traded in and accepted by the seller as part
of the sale of other tangible personal property; and
(B)(i) The state gross receipts tax was collected
and paid on the total amount of consideration for
the sale of the other tangible personal property
without any deduction or credit for the value of
the used tangible personal property.
(ii) The condition that the state gross receipts
tax was collected and paid on the total amount of
consideration is not required for entitlement to
this exemption when the sale of the other tangible
personal property was otherwise exempt under
other provisions of this chapter.
(iii) This subdivision (22) does not apply to
transactions involving used automobiles under
§ 26-52-510(b) or used aircraft under § 26-52505;
(23) Gross receipts or gross proceeds derived from
the sale of unprocessed crude oil;
(24) The gross receipts or gross proceeds derived
from the sale of electricity used in the manufacture
of aluminum metal by the electrolytic reduction
process;
(25) The gross receipts or gross proceeds derived
from the sale of articles sold on the premises of the
Arkansas State Veterans Home;
(26) That portion of the gross receipts or gross
proceeds derived from the sale of automobile parts
which constitute core charges which are received for
the purpose of securing a trade-in for the article
purchased, except that when the article is not traded
in, then the tax is due on the core charge;
(27)(A) Gross receipts and gross proceeds derived
from the sale of:
(i) Tangible personal property lawfully purchased with food stamps or food coupons issued in
accordance with the Food Stamp Act of 1964, 7
U.S.C. § 2011 et seq.;
(ii) Tangible personal property lawfully purchased with food instruments or vouchers issued
under the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children in accordance with Section 17 of the Child Nutrition Act of
1966, 42 U.S.C § 1786, as amended; and
(iii) Food or food ingredients purchased
through bids under the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.
(B) If consideration other than food stamps,
food coupons, food instruments, or vouchers is
used in any sale, that portion of the sale shall be
fully taxable.
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(C) The tax exemption provided by this subdivision (27) shall expire if the exemption becomes
no longer required for full participation in the food
stamp program and the Special Supplemental
Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children;
(28)(A) Parts or other tangible personal property
incorporated into or which become a part of commercial jet aircraft components, or commercial jet
aircraft subcomponents.
(B) As used in this subdivision (28) “commercial jet aircraft” means any commercial, military,
private, or other turbine or turbo jet aircraft
having a certified maximum take-off weight of
more than twelve thousand five hundred pounds
(12,500 lbs.);
(29) Gross receipts or gross proceeds derived from
the sale of any tangible personal property specifically exempted from taxation by the Arkansas Compensating Tax Act of 1949, § 26-53-101 et seq.;
(30)(A) The gross receipts proceeds charged to a
consumer or user for the transfer of fill material
by a business engaged in transporting or delivering fill material, provided:
(i) Such fill material was obtained free of
charge by a business engaged in transporting or
delivering fill material; and
(ii) The charge to the consumer or user is only
for delivery.
(B) Any business claiming the exemption under
subdivision (30)(A) of this section shall keep suitable records necessary to determine that fill material was obtained without charge;
(31) Gross receipts or gross proceeds derived from
sales of tangible personal property or services to
Habitat for Humanity;
(32) Gross receipts or gross proceeds derived from
the long-term lease, thirty (30) days or more, of
commercial trucks used for interstate transportation of goods if the trucks are registered under an
international registration plan similar to § 27-14501 et seq. and administered by another state which
offers reciprocal privileges for vehicles registered
under § 27-14-501 et seq.;
(33) Gross receipts or gross proceeds derived from
sales of tangible personal property or services to The
Salvation Army;
(34) Gross receipts or gross proceeds derived from
sales of tangible personal property and services to
Heifer Project International, Inc.;
(35)(A) Gross receipts or gross proceeds derived
from the sale of catalysts, chemicals, reagents,
and solutions which are consumed or used:
(i) In producing, manufacturing, fabricating,
processing, or finishing articles of commerce at
manufacturing or processing plants or facilities in
the State of Arkansas; and
(ii) By manufacturing or processing plants or
facilities in the state to prevent or reduce air or
water pollution or contamination which might
otherwise result from the operation of the plant or
facility.
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(B) As used in this subdivision (35), “manufacturing” and “processing” mean the same as set
forth in § 26-52-402(b);
(36) Gross receipts or gross proceeds derived from
the sale of:
(A) Fuel packaging materials to a person engaged in the business of processing hazardous and
non-hazardous waste materials into fuel products
at a facility permitted by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality for hazardous
waste treatment; and
(B) Machinery and equipment, including analytical equipment and chemicals used directly in
processing and packaging of hazardous and nonhazardous waste materials into fuel products at a
facility permitted by the Arkansas Department of
Environmental Quality for hazardous waste treatment;
(37) Gross receipts or gross proceeds derived from
sales of tangible personal property or services to the
Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Society, Inc.;
(38) Gross receipts or gross proceeds from the sale
of any good, ware, merchandise, or tangible personal
property withdrawn or used from an established
business or from the stock in trade of the established
reserves for consumption or use in an established
business or by any other person if the good, ware,
merchandise, or tangible personal property withdrawn or used is donated to a National Guard
member, emergency service worker, or volunteer
providing services to a county which has been declared a disaster area by the Governor; and
(39) Gross receipts or gross proceeds derived from
sales of tangible personal property or services to the
Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc.
History. Acts 1941, No. 386, § 4; 1947, No. 102, § 1; 1949, No.
15, § 1; 1949, No. 152, § 1; 1961, No. 213, § 1; 1965, No. 133, § 1;
1967, No. 113, § 1; 1968 (1st Ex. Sess.), No. 5, § 1; 1973, No. 403,
§ 1; 1975, No. 922, § 1; 1975, No. 927, § 1; 1975 (Extended Sess.,
1976), No. 1013, § 1; 1977, No. 252, § 1; 1977, No. 382, § 1; 1979,
No. 324, § 16; 1979, No. 630, § 1; 1981, No. 706, § 1; 1985, No. 518,
§ 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 84-1904; Acts 1987, No. 7, § 1; 1987, No. 986,
§§ 1-3; 1987, No. 1033, §§ 11, 12; 1989, No. 753, § 1; 1991, No. 458,
§ 2; 1992 (1st Ex. Sess.), No. 58, § 3; 1992 (1st Ex. Sess.), No. 61,
§ 3; 1993, No. 617, §§ 1, 2; 1993, No. 820, § 1; 1993, No. 987, § 1;
1993, No. 1183, § 1; 1995, No. 504, § 1; 1995, No. 516, § 1; 1995,
No. 850, § 2; 1995, No. 1005, § 2; 1997, No. 603, § 1; 1997, No.
1222, § 1; 1999, No. 854, § 1; 2001, No. 1683, § 1; 2005, No. 2132,
§ 1; 2007, No. 87, § 1; 2007, No. 181, §§ 15-19; 2007, No. 860, § 3;
2009, No. 655, § 16; 2009, No. 1205, § 1; 2011, No. 983, § 8; 2011,
No. 998, § 3.
SUBCHAPTER 5 — RETURNS AND REMITTANCE
OF TAX
SECTION.
26-52-510. Direct payment of tax by consumer-user — New and
used motor vehicles, trailers, or semitrailers. [Effective until January 1, 2012.]
26-52-510. Direct payment of tax by consumer-user — New and
used motor vehicles, trailers, or semitrailers. [Effective January 1, 2012.]
26-52-513. Sales of motor-driven and all-terrain vehicles.
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SECTION.
26-52-519. Credit voucher for sales tax on motor vehicles destroyed by catastrophic events.
26-52-521. Sourcing of sales.
26-52-510. Direct payment of tax by consumer-user — New and used motor vehicles,
trailers, or semitrailers. [Effective until January 1, 2012.]
(a)(1) On or before the time for registration as
prescribed by § 27-14-903(a), a consumer shall pay
to the Director of the Department of Finance and
Administration the tax levied by this chapter and all
other gross receipts taxes levied by the state with
respect to the sale of a new or used motor vehicle,
trailer, or semitrailer required to be licensed in this
state, instead of the taxes being collected by the
dealer or seller.
(2) The director shall require the payment of the
taxes at the time of registration before issuing a
license for the new or used motor vehicle, trailer, or
semitrailer.
(3)(A) The taxes apply regardless of whether the
motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer is sold by a
vehicle dealer or an individual, corporation, or
partnership not licensed as a vehicle dealer.
(B) The exemption in § 26-52-401(17) for isolated sales does not apply to the sale of a motor
vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer.
(4) If the consumer fails to pay the taxes when
due:
(A) There is assessed a penalty equal to ten
percent (10%) of the amount of taxes due; and
(B) The consumer shall pay to the director the
penalty under subdivision (a)(4)(A) of this section
and the taxes due before the director issues a
license for the motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer.
(b)(1)(A) Except as provided in this section, when
a used motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer is
taken in trade as a credit or part payment on the
sale of a new or used motor vehicle, trailer, or
semitrailer, the tax levied by this chapter and all
other gross receipts taxes levied by the state shall
be paid on the net difference between the total
consideration for the new or used vehicle, trailer,
or semitrailer sold and the credit for the used
vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer taken in trade.
(B) However, if the total consideration for the
sale of the new or used motor vehicle, trailer, or
semitrailer is less than two thousand five hundred
dollars ($2,500), no tax shall be due.
(C)(i) When a used motor vehicle, trailer, or
semitrailer is sold by a consumer, rather than
traded-in as a credit or part payment on the sale of
a new or used motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer,
and the consumer subsequently purchases a new
or used vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer of greater
value within forty-five (45) days of the sale, the
tax levied by this chapter and all other gross
receipts taxes levied by the state shall be paid on
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the net difference between the total consideration
for the new or used vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer
purchased subsequently and the amount received
from the sale of the used vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer sold in lieu of a trade-in.
(ii)(a) Upon registration of the new or used
motor vehicle, a consumer claiming the deduction
provided by subdivision (b)(1)(C)(i) of this section
shall provide a bill of sale signed by all parties to
the transaction which reflects the total consideration paid to the seller for the vehicle.
(b) A copy of the bill of sale shall be deposited
with the revenue office at the time of registration
of the new or used motor vehicle.
(c) The deduction provided by this section shall
not be allowed unless the taxpayer claiming the
deduction provides a copy of a bill of sale signed by
all parties to the transaction which reflects the
total consideration paid to the seller for the vehicle.
(iii) If the taxpayer claiming the deduction provided in this section fails to provide a bill of sale
signed by all parties to the transaction which
reflects the total consideration paid to the seller
for the vehicle, tax shall be due on the total
consideration paid for the new or used vehicle,
trailer, or semitrailer without any deduction for
the value of the item sold.
(2)(A)(i) When a motor vehicle dealer removes a
vehicle from its inventory and the vehicle is used
by the dealership as a service vehicle, the dealer
shall register the vehicle, obtain a certificate of
title, and pay sales tax on the listed retail price of
the new vehicle.
(ii)(a) When the motor vehicle dealer returns
the service vehicle to inventory as a used vehicle
and replaces it with a new vehicle for dealership
use as a service vehicle, the dealer shall pay sales
tax on the difference between the listed retail
price of the new service vehicle to be used by the
dealership and the value of the used service vehicle being returned to inventory.
(b) The value of the used service vehicle shall
be the highest listed wholesale price reflected in
the most current edition of the National Automotive Dealers Association’s Official Used Car Guide.
(B)(i) As used in this subsection, “service vehicle” means a motor vehicle driven exclusively by
an employee of the dealership and used either to
transport dealership customers or dealership
parts and equipment.
(ii) “Service vehicle” does not include motor
vehicles which are rented by the dealership, used
as demonstration vehicles, used by dealership
employees for personal use, or used to haul or pull
other vehicles.
(c) All parts and accessories purchased by motor
vehicle sellers for resale or used by them for the
reconditioning or rebuilding of used motor vehicles
intended for resale are exempt from gross receipts
tax, provided that the motor vehicle seller meets the
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requirements of § 26-52-401(12)(A) and applicable
regulations promulgated by the director.
(d) Nothing in this section shall be construed to
repeal any exemption from this chapter.
(e) A credit is not allowed for sales or use taxes
paid to another state with respect to the purchase of
a motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer that was first
registered by the purchaser in Arkansas.
(f)(1)(A) Any motor vehicle dealer licensed pursuant to § 27-14-601(a)(6) who has purchased a
used motor vehicle upon payment of all applicable
registration and title fees may register the vehicle
for the sole purpose of obtaining a certificate of
title to the vehicle without payment of gross
receipts tax, except as provided in subdivision
(f)(1)(B) of this section.
(B)(i) The sale of a motor vehicle from the
original franchise dealer to any other dealer, person, corporation, or other entity other than a
franchise dealer of the same make of vehicle and
which sale is reflected on the statement of origin
shall be subject to gross receipts tax.
(ii) The vehicle shall be considered a used motor vehicle which shall be registered and titled,
and tax shall be paid at the time of registration.
(iii) The provisions of subdivision (f)(1)(A) of
this section shall not apply in those instances.
(2) No license plate shall be provided with the
registration, and the used vehicle titled by a dealer
under this subsection may not be operated on the
public highways unless there is displayed on the
used vehicle a dealer’s license plate issued under the
provisions of § 27-14-601(a)(6)(B)(ii).
(g)(1)(A) For purposes of this section, the total
consideration for a used motor vehicle shall be
presumed to be the greater of the actual sales
price as provided on the bill of sale, invoice or
financing agreement, or the average loan value
price of the vehicle as listed in the most current
edition of a publication which is generally accepted by the industry as providing an accurate
valuation of used vehicles.
(B) If the published loan value exceeds the
invoiced price, then the taxpayer must establish to
the director’s satisfaction that the price reflected
on the invoice or other document is true and
correct.
(C) If the director determines that the invoiced
price is not the actual selling price of the vehicle,
then the total consideration will be deemed to be
the published loan value.
(2)(A) For purposes of this section, the total consideration for a new or used trailer or semitrailer
shall be the actual sales price as provided on a bill
of sale, invoice, or financing agreement.
(B) The director may require additional information to conclusively establish the true selling
price of the new or used trailer or semitrailer.
History. Acts 1941, No. 386, § 3; 1945, No. 64, § 1; 1957, No. 19,
§§ 1, 4; 1959, No. 260, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 84-1903, 84-3108n; Acts
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1989 (3rd Ex. Sess.), No. 9, § 1; 1991, No. 3, § 6; 1993, No. 285, § 8;
1993, No. 297, § 8; 1995, No. 268, § 6; 1995, No. 390, § 1; 1995, No.
437, § 1; 1995, No. 1013, § 1; 1997, No. 1232, §§ 1, 2; 2001, No.
1047, § 1; 2001, No. 1834, § 1; 2009, No. 655, §§ 21–23; 2011, No.
983, § 10.
26-52-510. Direct payment of tax by consumer-user — New and used motor vehicles,
trailers, or semitrailers. [Effective January 1,
2012.]
(a)(1) On or before the time for registration as
prescribed by § 27-14-903(a), a consumer shall pay
to the Director of the Department of Finance and
Administration the tax levied by this chapter and all
other gross receipts taxes levied by the state with
respect to the sale of a new or used motor vehicle,
trailer, or semitrailer required to be licensed in this
state, instead of the taxes being collected by the
dealer or seller.
(2) The director shall require the payment of the
taxes at the time of registration before issuing a
license for the new or used motor vehicle, trailer, or
semitrailer.
(3)(A) The taxes apply regardless of whether the
motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer is sold by a
vehicle dealer or an individual, corporation, or
partnership not licensed as a vehicle dealer.
(B) The exemption in § 26-52-401(17) for isolated sales does not apply to the sale of a motor
vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer.
(4) If the consumer fails to pay the taxes when
due:
(A) There is assessed a penalty equal to ten
percent (10%) of the amount of taxes due; and
(B) The consumer shall pay to the director the
penalty under subdivision (a)(4)(A) of this section
and the taxes due before the director issues a
license for the motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer.
(b)(1)(A) Except as provided in this section, when
a used motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer is
taken in trade as a credit or part payment on the
sale of a new or used motor vehicle, trailer, or
semitrailer, the tax levied by this chapter and all
other gross receipts taxes levied by the state shall
be paid on the net difference between the total
consideration for the new or used vehicle, trailer,
or semitrailer sold and the credit for the used
vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer taken in trade.
(B) However, if the total consideration for the
sale of the new or used motor vehicle, trailer, or
semitrailer is less than four thousand dollars
($4,000), no tax shall be due.
(C)(i) When a used motor vehicle, trailer, or
semitrailer is sold by a consumer, rather than
traded-in as a credit or part payment on the sale of
a new or used motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer,
and the consumer subsequently purchases a new
or used vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer of greater
value within forty-five (45) days of the sale, the
tax levied by this chapter and all other gross
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receipts taxes levied by the state shall be paid on
the net difference between the total consideration
for the new or used vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer
purchased subsequently and the amount received
from the sale of the used vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer sold in lieu of a trade-in.
(ii)(a) Upon registration of the new or used
motor vehicle, a consumer claiming the deduction
provided by subdivision (b)(1)(C)(i) of this section
shall provide a bill of sale signed by all parties to
the transaction which reflects the total consideration paid to the seller for the vehicle.
(b) A copy of the bill of sale shall be deposited
with the revenue office at the time of registration
of the new or used motor vehicle.
(c) The deduction provided by this section shall
not be allowed unless the taxpayer claiming the
deduction provides a copy of a bill of sale signed by
all parties to the transaction which reflects the
total consideration paid to the seller for the vehicle.
(iii) If the taxpayer claiming the deduction provided in this section fails to provide a bill of sale
signed by all parties to the transaction which
reflects the total consideration paid to the seller
for the vehicle, tax shall be due on the total
consideration paid for the new or used vehicle,
trailer, or semitrailer without any deduction for
the value of the item sold.
(2)(A)(i) When a motor vehicle dealer removes a
vehicle from its inventory and the vehicle is used
by the dealership as a service vehicle, the dealer
shall register the vehicle, obtain a certificate of
title, and pay sales tax on the listed retail price of
the new vehicle.
(ii)(a) When the motor vehicle dealer returns
the service vehicle to inventory as a used vehicle
and replaces it with a new vehicle for dealership
use as a service vehicle, the dealer shall pay sales
tax on the difference between the listed retail
price of the new service vehicle to be used by the
dealership and the value of the used service vehicle being returned to inventory.
(b) The value of the used service vehicle shall
be the highest listed wholesale price reflected in
the most current edition of the National Automotive Dealers Association’s Official Used Car Guide.
(B)(i) As used in this subsection, “service vehicle” means a motor vehicle driven exclusively by
an employee of the dealership and used either to
transport dealership customers or dealership
parts and equipment.
(ii) “Service vehicle” does not include motor
vehicles which are rented by the dealership, used
as demonstration vehicles, used by dealership
employees for personal use, or used to haul or pull
other vehicles.
(c) All parts and accessories purchased by motor
vehicle sellers for resale or used by them for the
reconditioning or rebuilding of used motor vehicles
intended for resale are exempt from gross receipts
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tax, provided that the motor vehicle seller meets the
requirements of § 26-52-401(12)(A) and applicable
regulations promulgated by the director.
(d) Nothing in this section shall be construed to
repeal any exemption from this chapter.
(e) A credit is not allowed for sales or use taxes
paid to another state with respect to the purchase of
a motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer that was first
registered by the purchaser in Arkansas.
(f)(1)(A) Any motor vehicle dealer licensed pursuant to § 27-14-601(a)(6) who has purchased a
used motor vehicle upon payment of all applicable
registration and title fees may register the vehicle
for the sole purpose of obtaining a certificate of
title to the vehicle without payment of gross
receipts tax, except as provided in subdivision
(f)(1)(B) of this section.
(B)(i) The sale of a motor vehicle from the
original franchise dealer to any other dealer, person, corporation, or other entity other than a
franchise dealer of the same make of vehicle and
which sale is reflected on the statement of origin
shall be subject to gross receipts tax.
(ii) The vehicle shall be considered a used motor vehicle which shall be registered and titled,
and tax shall be paid at the time of registration.
(iii) The provisions of subdivision (f)(1)(A) of
this section shall not apply in those instances.
(2) No license plate shall be provided with the
registration, and the used vehicle titled by a dealer
under this subsection may not be operated on the
public highways unless there is displayed on the
used vehicle a dealer’s license plate issued under the
provisions of § 27-14-601(a)(6)(B)(ii).
(g)(1)(A) For purposes of this section, the total
consideration for a used motor vehicle shall be
presumed to be the greater of the actual sales
price as provided on the bill of sale, invoice or
financing agreement, or the average loan value
price of the vehicle as listed in the most current
edition of a publication which is generally accepted by the industry as providing an accurate
valuation of used vehicles.
(B) If the published loan value exceeds the
invoiced price, then the taxpayer must establish to
the director’s satisfaction that the price reflected
on the invoice or other document is true and
correct.
(C) If the director determines that the invoiced
price is not the actual selling price of the vehicle,
then the total consideration will be deemed to be
the published loan value.
(2)(A) For purposes of this section, the total consideration for a new or used trailer or semitrailer
shall be the actual sales price as provided on a bill
of sale, invoice, or financing agreement.
(B) The director may require additional information to conclusively establish the true selling
price of the new or used trailer or semitrailer.
History. Acts 1941, No. 386, § 3; 1945, No. 64, § 1; 1957, No. 19,
§§ 1, 4; 1959, No. 260, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 84-1903, 84-3108n; Acts
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1989 (3rd Ex. Sess.), No. 9, § 1; 1991, No. 3, § 6; 1993, No. 285, § 8;
1993, No. 297, § 8; 1995, No. 268, § 6; 1995, No. 390, § 1; 1995, No.
437, § 1; 1995, No. 1013, § 1; 1997, No. 1232, §§ 1, 2; 2001, No.
1047, § 1; 2001, No. 1834, § 1; 2009, No. 655, §§ 21–23; 2011, No.
753, § 1; 2011, No. 983, § 10.
26-52-513. Sales of motor-driven and all-terrain vehicles.
(a) When any person engaged in the business of
selling motor vehicles, motorcycles, motor-driven
cycles, three-wheeled all-terrain vehicles, fourwheeled all-terrain vehicles, six-wheeled all-terrain
vehicles, or motorized bicycles, sells any motorcycle
or motor-driven cycle that is designed or manufactured exclusively for competition or off-road use, or
sells any three-wheeled all-terrain vehicle, fourwheeled all-terrain vehicle, six-wheeled all-terrain
vehicle, or motorized bicycle, the person shall collect
and remit the taxes at the same time and in the
same manner as other gross receipts taxes collected
by the person.
(b) However, nothing in this section shall be construed so as to affect the manner in which state and
local taxes are collected on motorcycles and motordriven cycles registered for use on the streets and
highways of this state.
History. Acts 1989, No. 412, § 1; 2007, No. 305, § 1.
26-52-519. Credit voucher for sales tax on motor vehicles destroyed by catastrophic
events.
(a) When a consumer has paid sales taxes on a
motor vehicle within the last one hundred eighty
(180) days and the motor vehicle is destroyed or
damaged by some catastrophic event resulting from
a natural cause to the extent that the value of the
motor vehicle is less than thirty percent (30%) of its
retail value, as found in the National Automobile
Dealers Association’s Official Price Guide, or other
source approved by the Office of Motor Vehicle, the
consumer may apply to the Director of the Department of Finance and Administration for a sales tax
credit voucher in the amount of any state and local
sales or use taxes paid on the motor vehicle transaction, if the consumer provides to the Department
of Finance and Administration:
(1) A written request for a credit voucher in
accordance with § 26-18-507;
(2) Evidence that the sales tax was paid when the
motor vehicle was registered;
(3) Evidence as to the extent of the destruction or
damage to the value of the motor vehicle which is
satisfactory to the department to prove the value of
the motor vehicle prior to the event and the value
after the destruction or damage occurred;
(4) Evidence that the catastrophic event occurred
within one hundred eighty (180) days of the motor
vehicle’s being first registered; and
(5) Any other information as shall be required by
the director as necessary to issue the voucher.
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(b) Claims for credit vouchers of sales or use tax
under this section shall be subject to the Arkansas
Tax Procedure Act, § 26-18-101 et seq. Any claim
must be made in writing and filed within one (1)
year from the date the vehicle was first registered.
(c) When a consumer has tendered a trade-in
motor vehicle toward the purchase of the vehicle
which is credited under subsection (a) of this section,
the consumer may apply to the director for a credit
voucher in the amount of the trade-in vehicle’s
consideration also.
(d) The sales and use tax credit vouchers issued
under this section shall be used only to reduce any
sales and use taxes due upon registration of a
subsequent replacement vehicle. In no event shall a
cash refund be given for the sales tax credit voucher
or for any excess value of the credit voucher. The
credit voucher shall be valid for six (6) months from
the date of issuance and may only be used by the
consumer to whom it was issued.
(e) The director shall prescribe the forms, the
nature of satisfactory proof of the vehicle’s values,
and any other information as is necessary to issue
the credit vouchers under this section.
(f) As used in this section, “natural cause” means
an act occasioned exclusively by the violence of
nature in which all human agency is excluded from
creating or entering into the cause of the damage or
injury.
History. Acts 1997, No. 1348, § 1.
26-52-521. Sourcing of sales.
(a)(1) This section applies for purposes of determining a seller’s obligation to pay or collect and
remit a sales or use tax with respect to the seller’s
retail sale of a product or service.
(2) This section does not affect the obligation of a
purchaser or lessee to remit tax on the use of the
product or service to the taxing jurisdictions of that
use and does not apply to the sales or use taxes
levied on the retail sale excluding lease or rental, of
motor vehicles, trailers, or semitrailers that require
licensing.
(b) Excluding a lease or rental, the retail sale of a
product or service shall be sourced as follows:
(1) If the product or service is received by the
purchaser at a business location of the seller, the
sale is sourced to that business location;
(2) If the product or service is not received by the
purchaser at a business location of the seller, the
sale is sourced to the location where receipt by the
purchaser or the purchaser’s designated donee occurs, including the location indicated by instructions
for delivery to the purchaser or donee known to the
seller;
(3) If subdivisions (b)(1) and (2) of this section do
not apply, the sale is sourced to the location indicated by an address for the purchaser that is available from the business records of the seller that are
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maintained in the ordinary course of the seller’s
business when use of this address does not constitute bad faith;
(4) If subdivisions (b)(1)-(3) of this section do not
apply, the sale is sourced to the location indicated by
an address for the purchaser obtained during the
consummation of the sale, including the address of a
purchaser’s payment instrument, if no other address
is available if the use of this address does not
constitute bad faith; or
(5) If none of the previous rules of subdivisions
(b)(1)-(4) of this section apply, including the circumstance in which the seller is without sufficient information to apply the previous rules, the location will
be determined by the address from which tangible
personal property was shipped or from which the
service was provided, disregarding for these purposes any location that merely provided the digital
transfer of the product sold.
(c) The lease or rental of tangible personal property other than property identified in subsection (d)
or subsection (e) of this section shall be sourced as
follows:
(1)(A) For a lease or rental that requires recurring periodic payments, the first periodic payment
is sourced the same as a retail sale in accordance
with the provisions of subsection (b) of this section.
(B) Periodic payments made after the first payment are sourced to the primary property location
for each period covered by the payment.
(C) The primary property location shall be as
indicated by an address for the property provided
by the lessee that is available to the lessor from its
records maintained in the ordinary course of business if use of this address does not constitute bad
faith.
(D) The property location shall not be altered
by intermittent use at different locations such as
use of business property that accompanies employees on business trips and service calls;
(2) For a lease or rental that does not require
recurring periodic payments, the payment is sourced
the same as a retail sale in accordance with the
provisions of subsection (b) of this section; and
(3) This subsection does not affect the imposition
or computation of sales or use tax on leases or
rentals based on a lump sum or accelerated basis or
on the acquisition of property for lease.
(d) The lease or rental of motor vehicles, trailers,
semitrailers, or aircraft that do not qualify as transportation equipment as defined in subsection (e) of
this section shall be sourced as follows:
(1)(A) For a lease or rental that requires recurring periodic payments, each periodic payment is
sourced to the primary property location.
(B) The primary property location shall be as
indicated by an address for the property provided
by the lessee that is available to the lessor from its
records maintained in the ordinary course of business if use of this address does not constitute bad
faith.
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(C) This location shall not be altered by intermittent use at different locations;
(2) For a lease or rental that does not require
recurring periodic payments, the payment is sourced
the same as a retail sale in accordance with the
provisions of subsection (b) of this section; and
(3) This subsection does not affect the imposition
or computation of sales or use tax on leases or
rentals based on a lump sum or accelerated basis or
on the acquisition of property for lease.
(e)(1) Including a lease or rental, the retail sale of
transportation equipment shall be sourced the same
as a retail sale in accordance with the provisions of
subsection (b) of this section, notwithstanding the
exclusion of a lease or rental in subsection (b) of this
section.
(2) As used in this section, “transportation equipment” means any of the following:
(A) Locomotives and railcars that are utilized
for the carriage of persons or property in interstate commerce;
(B) Trucks and truck tractors with a Gross
Vehicle Weight Rating of ten thousand one pounds
(10,001 lbs.) or greater, trailers, semitrailers, or
passenger buses that are:
(i) Registered through the International Registration Plan; and
(ii) Operated under authority of a carrier authorized and certificated by the United States
Department of Transportation or another federal
authority to engage in the carriage of persons or
property in interstate commerce;
(C) Aircraft that are operated by air carriers
authorized and certificated by the United States
Department of Transportation or another federal
or a foreign authority to engage in the carriage of
persons or property in interstate or foreign commerce; or
(D) Containers designed for use on and component parts attached or secured on the items under
subdivision (e)(1) of this section and this subdivision (e)(2).
(f) As used in subsection (b) of this section:
(1) “Receive” and “receipt” mean:
(A) Taking possession of tangible personal
property; or
(B) Making first use of services; and
(2) “Receive” and “receipt” do not include possession by a shipping company on behalf of the purchaser.
(g) When a motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer
that requires licensing is sold to a person who
resides in Arkansas, the sale is sourced to the
residence of the purchaser.
(h) This section shall apply to all state and local
taxes administered by the Department of Finance
and Administration.
(i) The destination sourcing rules in this section
do not apply to florists.
History. Acts 2003, No. 1273, § 11; 2007, No. 860, § 1; 2009, No.
384, § 8.
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CHAPTER 53
COMPENSATING OR USE TAXES
SUBCHAPTER 1 — ARKANSAS COMPENSATING
TAX ACT OF 1949
SECTION.
26-53-126. Tax on new and used motor vehicles, trailers, or
semitrailers — Payment and collection. [Effective
until January 1, 2012.]
26-53-126. Tax on new and used motor vehicles, trailers, or
semitrailers — Payment and collection. [Effective
January 1, 2012.]
26-53-126. Tax on new and used motor vehicles, trailers, or semitrailers — Payment
and collection. [Effective until January 1,
2012.]
(a)(1) Upon being registered in this state, a new
or used motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer required to be licensed in this state is subject to the tax
levied in this subchapter and all other use taxes
levied by the state regardless of whether the motor
vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer was purchased from a
dealer or an individual.
(2)(A) On or before the time for registration as
prescribed by § 27-14-903(a), the person making
application to register the motor vehicle, trailer, or
semitrailer shall pay the taxes to the Director of
the Department of Finance and Administration
instead of the taxes being collected by the dealer
or individual seller.
(B) The director shall collect the taxes before
issuing a license for the motor vehicle, trailer, or
semitrailer.
(3) The exemption in § 26-52-401(17) for isolated
sales does not apply to the sale of a motor vehicle,
trailer, or semitrailer.
(4) If the person making application to register
the motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer fails to pay
the taxes when due:
(A) There is assessed a penalty equal to ten
percent (10%) of the amount of taxes due; and
(B) The person making application to register
the motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer shall pay
to the director the penalty under subdivision
(a)(4)(A) of this section and the taxes due before
the director issues a license for the motor vehicle,
trailer, or semitrailer.
(b)(1) When a used motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer is taken in trade as a credit or part payment
on the sale of a new or used vehicle, trailer, or
semitrailer, the tax levied in this subchapter and all
other use taxes levied by the state shall be paid on
the net difference between the total consideration
for the new or used vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer
sold and the credit for the used vehicle, trailer, or
semitrailer taken in trade.
(2) However, if the total consideration for the sale
of the new or used motor vehicle, trailer, or semi-
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trailer is less than two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500), no tax shall be due.
(3)(A) When a used motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer is sold by a consumer, rather than traded in
as a credit or part payment on the sale of a new or
used motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer, and the
consumer subsequently purchases a new or used
vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer of greater value
within forty-five (45) days of the sale, the tax
levied by this chapter and all other gross receipts
taxes levied by the state shall be paid on the net
difference between the total consideration for the
new or used vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer purchased subsequently and the amount received
from the sale of the used vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer sold in lieu of a trade-in.
(B)(i) Upon registration of the new or used
motor vehicle, consumers claiming the deduction
provided by subdivision (b)(3)(A) of this section
shall provide a bill of sale signed by all parties to
the transaction which reflects the total consideration paid to the seller for the vehicle.
(ii) A copy of the bill of sale shall be deposited
with the revenue office at the time of registration
of the new or used motor vehicle.
(iii) The deduction provided by this subdivision
(b)(3) shall not be allowed unless the taxpayer
claiming the deduction provides a copy of a bill of
sale signed by all parties to the transaction which
reflects the total consideration paid to the seller
for the vehicle.
(C) If the taxpayer claiming the deduction provided in this subdivision (b)(3) fails to provide a
bill of sale signed by all parties to the transaction
which reflects the total consideration paid to the
seller for the vehicle, tax shall be due on the total
consideration paid for the new or used vehicle,
trailer, or semitrailer without any deduction for
the value of the item sold.
(c) The tax imposed by this subchapter shall not
apply to a motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer to be
registered by a bona fide nonresident of this state.
(d) Nothing in this section shall be construed to
repeal any exemption from this subchapter.
(e)(1) Upon payment of all applicable registration
and title fees, any motor vehicle dealer licensed
pursuant to § 27-14-601(a)(6) who has purchased a
used motor vehicle may register the vehicle for the
sole purpose of obtaining a certificate of title to the
vehicle without payment of use tax.
(2) No license plate shall be provided with such
registration, and the used vehicle titled by a dealer
under this subsection may not be operated on the
public highways unless there is displayed on the
used vehicle a dealer’s license plate issued under the
provisions of § 27-14-601(a)(6)(B)(ii).
(f)(1)(A) For purposes of this section, the total
consideration for a used motor vehicle shall be
presumed to be the greater of the actual sales
price as provided on a bill of sale, invoice or
financing agreement, or the average loan value of
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the vehicle as listed in the most current edition of
a publication which is generally accepted by the
industry as providing an accurate valuation of
used vehicles.
(B) If the published loan value exceeds the
invoiced price, then the taxpayer must establish to
the director’s satisfaction that the price reflected
on the invoice or other document is true and
correct.
(C) If the director determines that the invoiced
price is not the actual selling price of the vehicle,
then the total consideration will be deemed to be
the published loan value.
(2)(A) For purposes of this section, the total consideration for a new or used trailer or semitrailer
shall be the actual sales price as provided on a bill
of sale, invoice, or financing agreement.
(B) The director may require additional information to conclusively establish the true selling
price of the new or used trailer or semitrailer.
History. Acts 1949, No. 487, § 5; 1957, No. 19, § 4; 1959, No.
260, §§ 2, 3; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 84-3105, 84-3105n., 84-3108n; Acts
1991, No. 3, § 7; 1995, No. 268, § 7; 1995, No. 437, § 3; 1997, No.
1232, §§ 3, 4; 2001, No. 1047, § 2; 2009, No. 655, §§ 34, 35; 2011,
No. 983, § 11.
26-53-126. Tax on new and used motor vehicles, trailers, or semitrailers — Payment
and collection. [Effective January 1, 2012.]
(a)(1) Upon being registered in this state, a new
or used motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer required to be licensed in this state is subject to the tax
levied in this subchapter and all other use taxes
levied by the state regardless of whether the motor
vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer was purchased from a
dealer or an individual.
(2)(A) On or before the time for registration as
prescribed by § 27-14-903(a), the person making
application to register the motor vehicle, trailer, or
semitrailer shall pay the taxes to the Director of
the Department of Finance and Administration
instead of the taxes being collected by the dealer
or individual seller.
(B) The director shall collect the taxes before
issuing a license for the motor vehicle, trailer, or
semitrailer.
(3) The exemption in § 26-52-401(17) for isolated
sales does not apply to the sale of a motor vehicle,
trailer, or semitrailer.
(4) If the person making application to register
the motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer fails to pay
the taxes when due:
(A) There is assessed a penalty equal to ten
percent (10%) of the amount of taxes due; and
(B) The person making application to register
the motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer shall pay
to the director the penalty under subdivision
(a)(4)(A) of this section and the taxes due before
the director issues a license for the motor vehicle,
trailer, or semitrailer.
26-53-126
(b)(1) When a used motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer is taken in trade as a credit or part payment
on the sale of a new or used vehicle, trailer, or
semitrailer, the tax levied in this subchapter and all
other use taxes levied by the state shall be paid on
the net difference between the total consideration
for the new or used vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer
sold and the credit for the used vehicle, trailer, or
semitrailer taken in trade.
(2) However, if the total consideration for the sale
of the new or used motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer is less than four thousand dollars ($4,000), no
tax shall be due.
(3)(A) When a used motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer is sold by a consumer, rather than traded in
as a credit or part payment on the sale of a new or
used motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer, and the
consumer subsequently purchases a new or used
vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer of greater value
within forty-five (45) days of the sale, the tax
levied by this chapter and all other gross receipts
taxes levied by the state shall be paid on the net
difference between the total consideration for the
new or used vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer purchased subsequently and the amount received
from the sale of the used vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer sold in lieu of a trade-in.
(B)(i) Upon registration of the new or used
motor vehicle, consumers claiming the deduction
provided by subdivision (b)(3)(A) of this section
shall provide a bill of sale signed by all parties to
the transaction which reflects the total consideration paid to the seller for the vehicle.
(ii) A copy of the bill of sale shall be deposited
with the revenue office at the time of registration
of the new or used motor vehicle.
(iii) The deduction provided by this subdivision
(b)(3) shall not be allowed unless the taxpayer
claiming the deduction provides a copy of a bill of
sale signed by all parties to the transaction which
reflects the total consideration paid to the seller
for the vehicle.
(C) If the taxpayer claiming the deduction provided in this subdivision (b)(3) fails to provide a
bill of sale signed by all parties to the transaction
which reflects the total consideration paid to the
seller for the vehicle, tax shall be due on the total
consideration paid for the new or used vehicle,
trailer, or semitrailer without any deduction for
the value of the item sold.
(c) The tax imposed by this subchapter shall not
apply to a motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer to be
registered by a bona fide nonresident of this state.
(d) Nothing in this section shall be construed to
repeal any exemption from this subchapter.
(e)(1) Upon payment of all applicable registration
and title fees, any motor vehicle dealer licensed
pursuant to § 27-14-601(a)(6) who has purchased a
used motor vehicle may register the vehicle for the
sole purpose of obtaining a certificate of title to the
vehicle without payment of use tax.
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(2) No license plate shall be provided with such
registration, and the used vehicle titled by a dealer
under this subsection may not be operated on the
public highways unless there is displayed on the
used vehicle a dealer’s license plate issued under the
provisions of § 27-14-601(a)(6)(B)(ii).
(f)(1)(A) For purposes of this section, the total
consideration for a used motor vehicle shall be
presumed to be the greater of the actual sales
price as provided on a bill of sale, invoice or
financing agreement, or the average loan value of
the vehicle as listed in the most current edition of
a publication which is generally accepted by the
industry as providing an accurate valuation of
used vehicles.
(B) If the published loan value exceeds the
invoiced price, then the taxpayer must establish to
the director’s satisfaction that the price reflected
on the invoice or other document is true and
correct.
(C) If the director determines that the invoiced
price is not the actual selling price of the vehicle,
then the total consideration will be deemed to be
the published loan value.
(2)(A) For purposes of this section, the total consideration for a new or used trailer or semitrailer
shall be the actual sales price as provided on a bill
of sale, invoice, or financing agreement.
(B) The director may require additional information to conclusively establish the true selling
price of the new or used trailer or semitrailer.
History. Acts 1949, No. 487, § 5; 1957, No. 19, § 4; 1959, No.
260, §§ 2, 3; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 84-3105, 84-3105n., 84-3108n; Acts
1991, No. 3, § 7; 1995, No. 268, § 7; 1995, No. 437, § 3; 1997, No.
1232, §§ 3, 4; 2001, No. 1047, § 2; 2009, No. 655, §§ 34, 35; 2011,
No. 753, § 2; 2011, No. 983, § 11.
CHAPTER 55
MOTOR FUELS TAXES
SUBCHAPTER 1 — GENERAL PROVISIONS
SECTION.
26-55-101. Exemption for United States Government vehicles —
Refunds.
26-55-101. Exemption for United States Government vehicles — Refunds.
(a) Motor vehicles belonging to the United States
Government and used in its business exclusively
shall not be required to pay any motor vehicle fuel
tax.
(b) When motor vehicle fuel upon which the tax
has been paid is sold to any agent or employee of the
United States Government for use in a motor vehicle
belonging to the United States Government, and is
used in its business exclusively, the wholesaler or
dealer may not charge the consumer with the
amount of the tax but may claim the refund of the
tax under such regulations as the Director of the
Department of Finance and Administration may
prescribe.
History. Acts 1929, No. 65, § 35; Pope’s Dig., § 6635; A.S.A.
1947, § 75-248.
TITLE 27
TRANSPORTATION
SUBTITLE 1. GENERAL
PROVISIONS
CHAPTER 2
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
TRANSPORTATION ACT OF 1977
SECTION.
27-2-101.
27-2-103.
27-2-104.
27-2-105.
Title.
Prohibited acts — Exceptions.
Violations.
Enforcement.
27-2-101. Title.
This chapter shall be known as and may be cited
as the “Hazardous Materials Transportation Act of
1977”.
History. Acts 1977, No. 421, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 76-2901.
27-2-103. Prohibited acts — Exceptions.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly:
(1) Transport or cause to be transported within
this state hazardous material in an immediate container which does not bear a label which provides an
adequate warning;
(2) Transport or cause to be transported within
this state hazardous material in an immediate container without carrying adequate emergency equipment;
(3) Transport or cause to be transported within
this state a hazardous material in a container other
than an adequate immediate container;
(4) Fail to utilize adequate emergency equipment
promptly and properly, to the extent possible without serious risk of personal injury, in order to deal
with the escape of a hazardous material from its
immediate container when the person is the operator of the transporting equipment;
(5) Fail to notify the Department of Arkansas
State Police as promptly as reasonably possible of
the escape of a hazardous material from its imme-
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diate container when the person is the carrier or is
the operator of the transporting equipment; or
(6) Violate any regulation promulgated by the
State Highway Commission pursuant to this chapter.
(b)(1) Any and all exceptions to the requirements
contained in subsection (a) of this section allowed
transporters of agricultural products, petroleum
products, a material of trade, or any others, as set
out in 49 C.F.R. pt. 173, including, but not limited to,
49 C.F.R. §§ 173.5, 173.6, and 173.8, shall be allowable to such transporters provided that all the
requirements to avail these transporters of those
exemptions, which requirements are set out in these
United States Department of Transportation regulations, are met by such transporters.
(2) Further provided, if the United States Department of Transportation or the United States Congress adopts exceptions greater than those currently
allowed transporters of hazardous materials in 49
C.F.R. pt. 173, the Arkansas State Highway and
Transportation Department may adopt such comparable exemptions as are applicable to such transporters while utilizing the highways of this state.
(c) The provisions of subdivision (a)(5) of this
section shall not apply to persons while operating
farm vehicles of whatever size upon agricultural
land owned, leased, or rented by the persons or their
employers.
History. Acts 1977, No. 421, §§ 6, 7; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 76-2906,
76-2907; Acts 1991, No. 769, § 1; 1999, No. 1255, § 1.
27-2-104. Violations.
(a) Violation of any provisions of § 27-2-103 is a
Class A misdemeanor.
(b) Each violation of this chapter and each noncomplying immediate container transported in violation of it shall constitute a separate offense.
History. Acts 1977, No. 421, § 8; A.S.A. 1947, § 76-2908.
27-2-105. Enforcement.
The enforcement personnel of the Department of
Arkansas State Police and enforcement personnel of
the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation
Department shall have the authority to enforce the
provisions of this chapter.
History. Acts 1977, No. 421, § 5; A.S.A. 1947, § 76-2905.
SUBTITLE 2. MOTOR VEHICLE
REGISTRATION AND LICENSING
CHAPTER 13
GENERAL PROVISIONS
SECTION.
27-13-101. [Repealed.]
27-13-104
SECTION.
27-13-102. Proof of insurance required.
27-13-103. Regulations.
27-13-104. [Repealed.]
27-13-101. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This section, concerning payment of personal property taxes as condition to registration or renewal, was
repealed by Acts 1997, No. 974, § 6, effective January 1, 1998. The
section was derived from: Acts 1981, No. 927, § 3; A.S.A. 1947,
§ 84-494.2; Acts 1987, No. 621, §§ 5, 7.
27-13-102. Proof of insurance required.
(a)(1) Prior to January 1, 1998, no motor vehicle
license plate shall be issued or renewed without
satisfactory proof to the Department of Finance and
Administration that the applicant meets the requirements of § 27-22-101 et seq.
(2) Beginning January 1, 1998, no motor vehicle
license plate shall be issued or renewed unless a
check of the Vehicle Insurance Database indicates
that the applicant meets the requirements of § 2722-101 et seq. or unless the applicant provides
satisfactory proof to the department that the applicant’s vehicle meets the motor vehicle liability insurance requirements of § 27-22-101 et seq.
(3) No new license plate shall be issued or renewed for a new motor vehicle for its initial vehicle
registration or for a motor vehicle changing its
ownership without satisfactory proof to the department that the applicant meets the requirements of
§ 27-22-101 et seq.
(b) The department shall not be liable for any
damages to any property or person due to any act or
omission in the keeping of any record under § 2722-101 et seq. or the issuing or renewing of any
motor vehicle license plate.
(c) The provisions of this section shall not be
applicable to state-owned vehicles nor to state employees while operating the state-owned vehicles.
History. Acts 1987, No. 442, §§ 3, 6; 1987, No. 971, § 1; 1997,
No. 991, § 6.
27-13-103. Regulations.
The Director of the Department of Finance and
Administration shall have the authority to promulgate such regulations as are necessary to implement
and administer the provisions of this act.
History. Acts 1997, No. 974, § 19.
27-13-104. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This section, concerning voluntary contributions to Organ Donor Awareness Education Trust Fund, was
repealed by Acts 2005, No. 896, § 2. The section was derived from
Acts 2003, No. 1362, § 3[6].
27-14-101
CHAPTER 14
UNIFORM MOTOR VEHICLE
ADMINISTRATION,
CERTIFICATE OF TITLE, AND
ANTITHEFT ACT
SUBCHAPTER.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
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GENERAL PROVISIONS.
DEFINITIONS.
PENALTIES AND ADMINISTRATIVE SANCTIONS.
OFFICE OF MOTOR VEHICLE.
COMMISSION FOR RECIPROCAL AGREEMENTS.
REGISTRATION AND LICENSE FEES.
REGISTRATION AND CERTIFICATES OF TITLE.
LIENS AND ENCUMBRANCES.
TRANSFERS OF TITLE AND REGISTRATION.
PERMANENT AUTOMOBILE LICENSING ACT.
SPECIAL PERSONALIZED PRESTIGE LICENSE PLATES.
PERMANENT TRAILER LICENSING ACT.
TRUCKS AND TRAILERS.
BUSES.
TAXICABS.
MANUFACTURED HOMES AND MOBILE HOMES.
PLATES FOR MANUFACTURERS, TRANSPORTERS, AND DEALERS.
VEHICLES IN TRANSIT TO DEALERS.
TRANSPORTING OF MOTOR HOMES BY MANUFACTURERS.
LICENSING OF DEALERS AND WRECKERS.
DRIVE-OUT TAGS.
THEFT OF VEHICLES AND PARTS.
DISCLOSURE OF DAMAGE AND REPAIR ON THE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE.
TEMPORARY REGISTRATION EXEMPTION. [REPEALED.]
adopt identification tags or other insignia that
shall be attached to the vehicles by the officers,
members, and employees of the commission.
(B) A charge shall not be made or fee collected
for the identification tags or other insignia.
(b)(1) Except as provided under subdivision (b)(2)
of this section, a truck, pickup truck, motor vehicle,
or other vehicle of any nature owned, used, and
operated by the commission is exempt from the
payment of any fees and charges required by the
laws of this state for the operation of the vehicles
upon the public highways of this state.
(2) However, the commission shall pay the initial
fees and charges required by state law to register
the vehicle and enter the vehicle in the state licensing and registration system.
History. Acts 2011, No. 638, § 1.
SUBCHAPTER 2 — DEFINITIONS
SECTION.
27-14-101. Title.
27-14-102. Construction.
27-14-103. Arkansas Forestry Commission — Exemption.
SECTION.
27-14-201.
27-14-202.
27-14-203.
27-14-204.
27-14-205.
27-14-206.
27-14-207.
27-14-208.
27-14-209.
27-14-210.
27-14-211.
27-14-212.
27-14-213.
27-14-214.
27-14-215.
27-14-216.
27-14-101. Title.
27-14-201. Applicability.
This chapter may be cited as the “Uniform Motor
Vehicle Administration, Certificate of Title, and Antitheft Act”.
As used in this chapter, words and phrases shall
have the meanings defined in this subchapter, unless the context otherwise requires.
SUBCHAPTER 1 — GENERAL PROVISIONS
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 90; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-190.
Applicability.
Commissioner and office.
Person and owner.
Nonresident and resident.
Dealer, transporter, and manufacturer.
Established place of business.
Definitions.
Foreign vehicle.
Trucks.
Trailers.
Special mobile equipment.
Implements of husbandry.
Specially constructed and reconstructed vehicles.
Essential parts.
Tires.
Street or highway.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-101.
27-14-102. Construction.
27-14-202. Commissioner and office.
This chapter shall be so interpreted and construed
as to effectuate its general purpose.
(a) “Commissioner” means the Director of the
Department of Finance and Administration acting
in his capacity as Commissioner of Motor Vehicles in
this state.
(b) “Office” means the Office of Motor Vehicle of
this state acting directly or through its duly authorized officers and agents.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 89; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-189.
27-14-103. Arkansas Forestry Commission —
Exemption.
(a)(1) Except as provided under subdivision (a)(2)
of this section, the Arkansas Forestry Commission is
exempt from the licensing and registration requirements under this subtitle for a truck, pickup truck,
motor vehicle, or other vehicle of any nature that it
owns, uses, and operates.
(2)(A) The State Forester and the Director of the
Department of Finance and Administration shall
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 10; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-110.
27-14-203. Person and owner.
(a) “Person” means every natural person, firm,
copartnership, association, or corporation.
(b) “Owner” means a person who holds the legal
title of a vehicle. In the event a vehicle is the subject
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of an agreement for the conditional sale or lease
thereof with the right of purchase upon performance
of the conditions stated in the agreement and with
an immediate right of possession vested in the
conditional vendee or lessee, or in the event a
mortgagor of a vehicle is entitled to possession, then
the conditional vendee or lessee or mortgagor shall
be deemed the owner for the purpose of this chapter.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 11; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-111.
27-14-204. Nonresident and resident.
(a) “Nonresident” means every person who is not
a resident of this state.
(b)(1) “Resident” shall mean any person who:
(A) Remains in this state for a period of more
than six (6) months;
(B) Resides in this state due to a change of
abode; or
(C) Is domiciled in this state on a temporary or
permanent basis.
(2) The term “resident” shall not include any
person who is in this state as a student.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 12; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-112; Acts
1993, No. 445, § 39; 1999, No. 912, § 1.
27-14-205. Dealer, transporter, and manufacturer.
(a) “Dealer” means every person engaged in the
business of buying, selling, or exchanging vehicles of
a type required to be registered under this chapter
and who has an established place of business for
that purpose in this state.
(b) “Transporter” means every person engaged in
the business of delivering vehicles of a type required
to be registered under this chapter from a manufacturing, assembly, or distributing plant to dealers or
sales agents of a manufacturer.
(c) “Manufacturer” means every person engaged
in the business of constructing or assembling vehicles of a type required to be registered under this
chapter at an established place of business in this
state.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 13; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-113.
27-14-206. Established place of business.
“Established place of business” means the place
actually occupied, either continuously or at regular
periods, by a dealer or manufacturer, where his
books and records are kept and a large share of his
business is transacted.
27-14-209
(1) “Bus” means every motor vehicle designed for
carrying more than ten (10) passengers and used for
the transportation of persons and every motor vehicle, other than a taxicab, designed and used for the
transportation of persons for compensation;
(2) “Manufactured home” means a factory-built
structure:
(A) Produced in accordance with the National
Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety
Standards Act of 1974, 42 U.S.C. § 5401 et seq.;
and
(B) Designed to be used as a dwelling unit;
(3) “Mobile home” means a structure:
(A) Built in a factory before the enactment of
the National Manufactured Housing Construction
and Safety Standards Act of 1974, 42 U.S.C.
§ 5401 et seq.; and
(B) Designed to be used as a dwelling unit;
(4) “Motorcycle” means every motor vehicle having a saddle for the use of the rider and designed to
travel on not more than three (3) wheels in contact
with the ground, excluding a tractor;
(5) “Motor home” means a motor vehicle designed
to provide temporary living quarters, built onto an
integral part of, or permanently attached to, a
self-propelled motor vehicle chassis. The vehicle
must contain permanently installed independent
life-support systems;
(6) “Motor vehicle” means every vehicle which is
self-propelled and every vehicle which is propelled
by electric power obtained from overhead trolley
wires, but not operated upon rails;
(7) “School bus” means every motor vehicle owned
by a public or governmental agency and operated for
the transportation of children to or from school or
privately owned and operated for compensation for
the transportation of children to or from school; and
(8) “Vehicle” means every device in, upon, or by
which any person or property is, or may be, transported or drawn upon a highway, excepting devices
moved by human power or used exclusively upon
stationary rails or tracks.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 2; 1959, No. 307, § 1; 1973, No.
596, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-102; Acts 1991, No. 730, § 2; 2003, No.
1473, § 67; 2005, No. 1991, § 4; 2009, No. 317, § 1.
27-14-208. Foreign vehicle.
“Foreign vehicle” means every vehicle of a type
required to be registered under this chapter brought
into this state from another state, territory, or country other than in the ordinary course of business by
or through a manufacturer or dealer and not registered in this state.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 6; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-106.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 14; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-114.
27-14-209. Trucks.
27-14-207. Definitions.
As used in this chapter:
(a) “Truck tractor” means every motor vehicle
designed and used primarily for drawing other ve-
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hicles and not so constructed as to carry a load other
than a part of the weight of the vehicle and load so
drawn.
(b) “Truck” means every motor vehicle designed,
used, or maintained primarily for the transportation
of property.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 3; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-103.
27-14-210. Trailers.
(a) “Trailer” means every vehicle with or without
motive power, other than a pole trailer, designed for
carrying persons or property and for being drawn by
a motor vehicle and so constructed that no part of its
weight rests upon the towing vehicle.
(b) “Semitrailer” means every vehicle with or
without motive power, other than a pole trailer,
designed for carrying persons or property and for
being drawn by a motor vehicle and so constructed
that some part of its weight and that of its load rests
upon or is carried by another vehicle.
(c) “Pole trailer” means every vehicle without
motive power designed to be drawn by another
vehicle and attached to the towing vehicle by means
of a reach or pole, or by being boomed or otherwise
secured to the towing vehicle, and ordinarily used
for transporting long or irregularly shaped loads
such as poles, pipes, or structural members capable,
generally, of sustaining themselves as beams between the supporting connections.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 4; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-104.
27-14-211. Special mobile equipment.
“Special mobile equipment” means every vehicle
not designed or used primarily for the transportation of persons or property and incidentally operated
or moved over the highways, including farm tractors, road construction or maintenance machinery,
ditch-digging apparatus, well-boring apparatus, and
concrete mixers. This enumeration shall be deemed
partial and shall not operate to exclude other such
vehicles which are within the general terms of this
section.
27-14-213. Specially constructed and reconstructed vehicles.
(a) “Specially constructed vehicle” means every
vehicle of a type required to be registered under this
chapter not originally constructed under a distinctive name, make, model, or type by a generally
recognized manufacturer of vehicles and not materially altered from its original construction.
(b) “Reconstructed vehicle” means every vehicle
of a type required to be registered under this chapter
materially altered from its original construction by
the removal, addition, or substitution of essential
parts, new or used.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 5; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-105.
27-14-214. Essential parts.
“Essential parts” means all integral and body
parts of a vehicle of a type required to be registered
under this chapter, the removal, alteration, or substitution of which would tend to conceal the identity
of the vehicle or substantially alter its appearance,
model, type, or mode of operation.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 5; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-105.
27-14-215. Tires.
(a) “Pneumatic tire” means every tire in which
compressed air is designed to support the load.
(b) “Solid tire” means every tire of rubber or other
resilient material which does not depend upon compressed air for the support of the load.
(c) “Metal tire” means every tire the surface of
which in contact with the highway is, wholly or
partly, of metal or other hard, nonresilient material.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 9; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-109.
27-14-216. Street or highway.
“Street or highway” means the entire width between boundary lines of every way publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the use of
the public for purposes of vehicular travel.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 15; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-115.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 8; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-108.
27-14-212. Implements of husbandry.
“Implements of husbandry” means every vehicle
designed or adapted exclusively for timber harvesting or hauling, agricultural, horticultural, or livestock raising operations, or for lifting or carrying an
implement of husbandry, and, in either case, not
subject to registration if used upon the highways.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 7; 1959, No. 307, § 3; A.S.A. 1947,
§ 75-107; Acts 2005, No. 1991, § 1.
SUBCHAPTER 3 — PENALTIES AND
ADMINISTRATIVE SANCTIONS
SECTION.
27-14-301.
27-14-302.
27-14-303.
27-14-304.
27-14-305.
27-14-306.
27-14-307.
27-14-308.
Penalty for misdemeanor.
Penalty for felony.
Fraudulent applications.
Operation of vehicles without license plates.
Penalty for using or making unofficial license plates.
Improper use of evidences of registration.
False evidences of title or registration.
Authority to suspend or revoke registration or certificate of title, etc.
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SECTION.
27-14-309. Failure to pay taxes on or assess personal property as
ground for revocation.
27-14-310. Improper activities by manufacturer, transporter, or
dealer.
27-14-311. Appeal of revocation by dealer.
27-14-312. Returning evidences of registration upon cancellation,
etc.
27-14-313. Disposition of misdemeanor fines and forfeitures.
27-14-314. Additional penalties — Disposition of fines.
27-14-301. Penalty for misdemeanor.
(a) It is a misdemeanor for any person to violate
any of the provisions of this chapter unless such
violation is, by this chapter or other law of this state,
declared to be a felony.
(b) Unless another penalty is in this chapter or by
the laws of this state provided, every person convicted of a misdemeanor for the violation of any
provisions of this chapter shall be punished by a fine
of not more than five hundred dollars ($500) or by
imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, or
by both such fine and imprisonment.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 86; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-186.
27-14-302. Penalty for felony.
Any person who is convicted of a violation of any of
the provisions of this chapter or by the laws of this
state declared to constitute a felony shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one (1) year
nor more than five (5) years or by a fine of not less
than five hundred dollars ($500) nor more than five
thousand dollars ($5,000), or by both such fine and
imprisonment.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 87; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-187.
27-14-303. Fraudulent applications.
Any person who fraudulently uses a false or
fictitious name or address in any application for the
registration of a vehicle or a certificate of title or
knowingly makes a false statement or knowingly
conceals a material fact or otherwise commits a
fraud in any application shall, upon conviction, be
punished by a fine of not more than one thousand
dollars ($1,000) or by imprisonment for not more
than one (1) year, or both.
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(b) Any violation of this section is a misdemeanor.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 76; 1965 (2nd Ex. Sess.), No. 4,
§ 2; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-176.
27-14-305. Penalty for using or making unofficial license plates.
(a) It shall be unlawful for the owner of any
automobile, Class One truck, trailer or semitrailer,
motorcycle, or motorcycle sidecar to display any
license plate on the rear of the vehicle that is not
furnished by the Director of the Department of
Finance and Administration.
(b)(1) It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or
corporation to reproduce, paint, or alter any license
plate or registration card in this state.
(2) For purposes of this section, “license plate”
means any plate designed to be affixed to the rear of
a motor vehicle, including without limitation:
(A) Plates advertising a new or used car dealership or other type of business;
(B) Rental car company identification plates; or
(C) Temporary cardboard buyer’s tags under
§ 27-14-1705.
(c) Any person, firm, or corporation violating the
provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a
misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined in
any sum not less than one hundred dollars ($100)
nor more than five hundred dollars ($500).
History. Acts 1929, No. 65, § 36; Pope’s Dig., § 6636; Acts 1965,
No. 493, § 8; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-236; Acts 2005, No. 1929, § 5; 2009,
No. 186, § 1.
27-14-306. Improper use of evidences of registration.
(a) No person shall lend to another any certificate
of title, registration certificate, registration plate,
special plate, or permit issued to him or her if the
person desiring to borrow it would not be entitled to
the use thereof, nor shall any person knowingly
permit their use by one not entitled thereto, nor
shall any person display upon a vehicle any registration certificate, registration plate, or permit not
issued for the vehicle or not otherwise lawfully
thereon under this chapter.
(b) Any violation of this section is a misdemeanor.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 77; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-177.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 75; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-175.
27-14-304. Operation of vehicles without license plates.
(a) No person shall operate, nor shall an owner
knowingly permit to be operated, upon any highway
any vehicle required to be registered under this
chapter unless there shall be attached thereto and
displayed thereon, when and as required by this
chapter, a valid license plate issued therefor by the
office for the current registration year, except as
otherwise expressly permitted in this chapter.
27-14-307. False evidences of title or registration.
It is a felony for any person to commit any of the
following acts:
(1) To alter, with fraudulent intent, any certificate
of title, registration certificate, registration plate,
manufacturer’s certificate of origin, or permit issued
by the Office of Motor Vehicle;
(2) To forge or counterfeit any such document or
plate purporting to have been issued by the office or
by the manufacturer;
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(3) To alter or falsify, with intent to defraud or
mislead, or with intent to evade the registration
laws, any assignment upon a certificate of title or
upon a manufacturer’s certificate of origin;
(4) To hold or use any such document or plate
knowing it to have been so altered, forged, or falsified.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 78; 1957, No. 368, § 1; A.S.A.
1947, § 75-178.
27-14-308. Authority to suspend or revoke
registration or certificate of title, etc.
The Office of Motor Vehicle is authorized to suspend or revoke the registration of a vehicle, a
certificate of title, registration certificate, registration plate, or any nonresident or other permit in any
of the following events:
(1) When the office is satisfied that the registration or that the certificate, plate, or permit was
fraudulently or erroneously issued;
(2) When the office determines that a registered
vehicle is mechanically unfit or unsafe to be operated or moved upon the highways;
(3) When a registered vehicle has been dismantled or wrecked;
(4) When the office determines that the required
fee has not been paid and it is not paid upon
reasonable notice and demand;
(5) When a registration certificate, registration
plate, or permit is knowingly displayed upon a
vehicle other than the one for which issued;
(6) When the office determines that the owner has
committed any offense under this chapter involving
the registration or the certificate, plate, or permit to
be suspended or revoked;
(7) When the office is so authorized under any
other provision of law; or
(8) When the owner of a commercial truck is not
authorized to operate by the United States Department of Transportation due to safety-related violations.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 79; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-179; Acts
2003, No. 854, § 1.
27-14-309. Failure to pay taxes on or assess
personal property as ground for revocation.
(a) Upon sufficient proof or information that any
motor vehicle has been licensed and registered in
this state without the tax due on all the personal
property of the applicant having been paid or without having been listed for assessment or assessed,
the Director of the Department of Finance and
Administration is authorized to revoke the license
and registration of the motor vehicle.
(b) The provisions of this section shall not apply
to dealer’s license and registration.
History. Acts 1951, No. 130, § 2; 1953, No. 144, § 2; A.S.A. 1947,
§ 75-179.1.
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27-14-310. Improper activities by manufacturer, transporter, or dealer.
The Office of Motor Vehicle is authorized to suspend or revoke a certificate or the special plates
issued to a manufacturer, transporter, or dealer
upon determining that any person is not lawfully
entitled thereto, has made, or knowingly permitted,
any illegal use of such plates, has committed fraud
in the registration of vehicles, or has failed to give
notices of transfers when and as required by this
chapter.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 80; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-180.
27-14-311. Appeal of revocation by dealer.
(a)(1) Any dealer whose license or permit has
been revoked by the Director of the Department of
Finance and Administration may appeal to the circuit court of the county in which the dealer’s license
or permit was issued, within thirty (30) days, by
filing a petition and bond as in other cases of appeal
to the circuit court.
(2) The bond shall be conditioned that the petitioner will perform the judgment of the circuit court.
(3) The trial in the circuit court shall be held de
novo.
(b) If aggrieved by the judgment of the circuit
court, the petitioner may appeal to the Supreme
Court of this state as in other civil cases.
(c) The bonds shall be approved by the clerk of the
court as in other appeals in civil cases.
History. Acts 1951, No. 150, § 2; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-180.2.
27-14-312. Returning evidences of registration upon cancellation, etc.
Whenever the Office of Motor Vehicle, as authorized under this chapter cancels, suspends, or revokes the registration of a vehicle or a certificate of
title, registration certificate, or license plate, or any
nonresident or other permit or the license of any
dealer or wrecker, the owner or person in possession
of it shall immediately return the evidences of
registration, title, or license so cancelled, suspended,
or revoked to the office.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 81; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-181.
27-14-313. Disposition of misdemeanor fines
and forfeitures.
(a) All fines and forfeitures collected upon conviction or upon forfeiture of bail of any person charged
with a violation of any of the provisions of this
chapter constituting a misdemeanor shall be deposited in the treasury of the county, city, or town
maintaining the court wherein the conviction or
forfeiture was had in a special fund to be known as
the Highway Improvement Fund.
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(b) The fund is created and shall be used exclusively in the construction, maintenance, and repair
of public highways and highway structures or for the
installation and maintenance of traffic control devices thereon within the respective jurisdictions.
(c) Failure, refusal, or neglect on the part of any
judicial or other officer or employee receiving, or
having custody of, such fine or forfeiture, either
before or after a deposit in the fund, to comply with
the provisions of this section shall constitute misconduct in office and shall be grounds for removal.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 88; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-188.
27-14-314. Additional penalties — Disposition
of fines.
(a)(1) A person who while driving a motor vehicle
is arrested for failure to register the motor vehicle
upon conviction shall be subject to a penalty in
addition to any other penalty provided by law.
(2) The additional penalty shall be:
(A) Not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more
than one hundred dollars ($100) for the first
offense, and the minimum fine shall be mandatory; or
(B) Not less than one hundred dollars ($100)
nor more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250) for
the second and subsequent offenses, and the minimum fine shall be mandatory.
(b)(1) If a person is convicted of two (2) offenses
under subsection (a) of this section within one (1)
year, the court may order that the unregistered
vehicle be impounded until proof of motor vehicle
registration is submitted to the court.
(2) The owner of the vehicle impounded shall be
responsible for all costs of impoundment.
(c)(1) If the arresting officer is an officer of the
Department of Arkansas State Police, the fine collected shall be remitted by the tenth day of each
month to the Administration of Justice Fund Section
of the Office of Administrative Services of the Department of Finance and Administration, on a form
provided by that office, for deposit into the Department of Arkansas State Police Fund to be used for
the purchase and maintenance of state police vehicles.
(2) If the arresting officer is a county law enforcement officer, the fine collected shall be deposited into
that county fund used for the purchase and maintenance of:
(A) The following:
(i) Rescue, emergency medical, and law enforcement vehicles;
(ii) Communications equipment;
(iii) Animals owned or used by law enforcement
agencies; and
(iv) Life-saving medical apparatus; and
(B) Law enforcement apparatus to be used for
the purposes set out in subdivision (c)(2)(A) of this
section.
(3) If the arresting officer is a municipal law
enforcement officer, the fine collected shall be deposited into that municipal fund used for the purchase
and maintenance of:
(A) The following:
(i) Rescue, emergency medical, and law enforcement vehicles;
(ii) Communications equipment;
(iii) Animals owned or used by law enforcement
agencies; and
(iv) Life-saving medical apparatus; and
(B) Law enforcement apparatus to be used for
the purposes set out in subdivision (c)(3)(A) of this
section.
History. Acts 2011, No. 876, § 2.
Publisher’s Notes. Former § 27-14-314, concerning additional
penalties and disposition of fines, was repealed by Acts 2009, No.
633, § 21. The section was derived from Acts 1991, No. 988, § 2;
1993, No. 230, § 1; 2001, No. 1408, § 2; 2003, No. 1765, § 32.
SUBCHAPTER 4 — OFFICE
VEHICLE
SECTION.
27-14-401.
27-14-402.
27-14-403.
27-14-404.
27-14-405.
27-14-406.
27-14-407.
27-14-408.
27-14-409.
27-14-410.
27-14-411.
27-14-412.
27-14-413.
27-14-414.
OF
MOTOR
Creation.
Commissioner to head.
Powers and duties of commissioner.
Organization.
Police authority generally.
Authority to take possession.
Summons of witnesses.
Manner of giving notice.
Processing of applications.
Forms.
Oaths and signatures.
Records.
Distribution of laws.
Vehicle insurance database.
27-14-401. Creation.
An office of the government of this state to be
known as the “Office of Motor Vehicle” is created.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 16; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-116.
27-14-402. Commissioner to head.
The Office of Motor Vehicle shall be under the
control of a civil executive officer to be known as the
“Commissioner of Motor Vehicles” who shall be the
Director of the Department of Finance and Administration.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 17; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-117.
27-14-403. Powers and duties of commissioner.
(a) The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles is vested
with the power and is charged with the duty of
observing, administering, and enforcing the provisions of this chapter and of all laws regulating the
operation of vehicles or the use of the highways, the
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enforcement or administration of which is vested in
the Office of Motor Vehicle.
(b) The commissioner is authorized to adopt and
enforce such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter and
any other laws, the enforcement and administration
of which are vested in the office.
(c) The commissioner may adopt an official seal
for the use of the office.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 20; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-120.
27-14-404. Organization.
(a) The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles shall
organize the office in such manner as he may deem
necessary and proper to segregate and conduct the
work of the Office of Motor Vehicle.
(b) The commissioner shall appoint such deputies, subordinate officers, clerks, investigators, and
other employees as may be necessary to carry out
the provisions of this chapter.
(c) The commissioner shall maintain an office in
the State Capitol and in such other places in the
state as he may deem necessary and proper to carry
out the powers and duties vested in the office.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, §§ 18, 19, 21; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 75118, 75-119, 75-121.
27-14-405. Police authority generally.
The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles and such
officers and inspectors of the Office of Motor Vehicle
as he or she shall designate shall have the power:
(1) Of peace officers for the purpose of enforcing
the provisions of this chapter and of any other law
regulating the operation of vehicles or the use of the
highways;
(2) To make arrests upon view and without warrant for any violation committed in their presence of
any of the provisions of this chapter or other law
regulating the operation of vehicles or the use of the
highways;
(3) When on duty, upon reasonable belief that any
vehicle is being operated in violation of any provision of this chapter or of any other law regulating
the operation of vehicles, to require the driver
thereof to stop and exhibit his driver’s or chauffeur’s
license and the registration certificate issued for the
vehicle and submit to an inspection of the vehicle,
the registration plates, and registration certificate
thereon or to an inspection and test of the equipment of the vehicle;
(4) To inspect any vehicle of a type required to be
registered under this chapter in any public garage or
repair shop or in any place where such vehicles are
held for sale or wrecking, for the purpose of locating
stolen vehicles and investigating the title and registration thereof;
(5) To serve warrants relating to the enforcement
of the laws regulating the operation of vehicles or
the use of the highways;
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(6) To investigate reported thefts of motor vehicles, trailers, and semitrailers.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 30; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-130.
27-14-406. Authority to take possession.
(a) The Office of Motor Vehicle is authorized to
take possession of any certificate of title, registration certificate, permit, license, or registration plate
issued by it upon expiration, revocation, cancellation, or suspension thereof, or which is fictitious or
which has been unlawfully or erroneously issued.
(b) The office is authorized to take possession of
any vehicle which is being operated unlawfully.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 26; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-126.
27-14-407. Summons of witnesses.
(a)(1) The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles and
officers of the Office of Motor Vehicle designated by
him or her shall have authority to summon witnesses to give testimony under oath or to give
written deposition upon any matter under the jurisdiction of the office.
(2) Such summons may require the production of
relevant books, papers, or records.
(b)(1) Every such summons shall be served at
least five (5) days before the return date, either by
personal service made by any person over eighteen
(18) years of age or by registered mail, but return
acknowledgment is required to prove the latter
service.
(2) Failure to obey such a summons so served
shall constitute a misdemeanor.
(c) Any court of competent jurisdiction shall have
jurisdiction, upon application by the commissioner,
to enforce all lawful orders of the commissioner
under this section.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 28; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-128.
27-14-408. Manner of giving notice.
(a) Whenever the Office of Motor Vehicle is authorized or required to give any notice under this
chapter or other law regulating the operation of
vehicles, unless a different method of giving such
notice is otherwise expressly prescribed, the notice
shall be given either by personal delivery thereof to
the person to be so notified or by deposit in the
United States mail of the notice in an envelope with
postage prepaid, addressed to the person at his
address as shown by the records of the office.
(b) The giving of notice by mail is complete upon
the expiration of four (4) days after the deposit of the
notice.
(c) Proof of the giving of notice in either manner
may be made by the certificate of any officer or
employee of the office or affidavit of any person over
eighteen (18) years of age, naming the person to
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whom the notice was given and specifying the time,
place, and manner of giving.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 29; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-129.
27-14-414
Vehicle designated by the Commissioner of Motor
Vehicles are, for the purpose of administering the
motor vehicle laws, authorized to administer oaths
and acknowledge signatures.
(b) They shall do so without fee.
27-14-409. Processing of applications.
(a) The Office of Motor Vehicle shall examine and
determine the genuineness, regularity, and legality
of every application for registration of a vehicle, for
a certificate of title therefor, and of any other application lawfully made to the office.
(b) The office may, in all cases, make investigation
as may be deemed necessary or require additional
information and shall reject any such application if
not satisfied of the genuineness, regularity, or legality thereof, or of the truth of any statement contained therein, when authorized by law.
(c)(1) If the office is not satisfied as to the ownership of a vehicle or that there are no undisclosed
security interests in it, the office may accept the
application, but shall, as a condition of issuing a
certificate of title, require the applicant to file with
the office a bond in the form prescribed by the office.
(2) The bond shall be in an amount equal to one
and one-half (1.5) times the value of the vehicle, as
determined by the office.
(3)(A) The bond shall be conditioned to indemnify
any prior owner and lienholder and any subsequent purchaser of the vehicle, or person acquiring any security interest in it, and their respective
successors in interest, heirs, or assigns against
any expense, loss, or damage, including reasonable attorney’s fees, by reason of the issuance of
the certificate of title of the vehicle.
(B) Any such interested person has a right of
action to recover on the bond for any breach of its
conditions, but the aggregate liability of the
surety to all persons shall not exceed the amount
of the bond.
(4) The bond, and any deposit accompanying it,
shall be returned at the end of three (3) years, unless
the office has been notified of the pendency of an
action to recover on the bond.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 23; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-123.
27-14-412. Records.
(a)(1) All records of the Office of Motor Vehicle,
other than those declared by law to be confidential
for the use of the office, shall be open to public
inspection during office hours.
(2) The use of lists or other aggregations or compilations of motor vehicle registration information is
restricted to safety recall notification programs involving motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment,
other federal and state agency programs, and research and statistics involving motor vehicles in
which individual identities are not published or
disclosed. Motor vehicle registration information
shall not be sold, furnished, or used for solicitation
purposes.
(b)(1) The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles and
such officers of the office as the commissioner may
designate are authorized to prepare under the seal
of the office and deliver upon request a certified copy
of any record of the office.
(2) A fee of one dollar ($1.00) shall be charged for
each document so authenticated.
(3) Every such certified copy shall be admissible
in any proceeding in any court in like manner as the
original.
(c) The commissioner may destroy any records of
the office which have been maintained on file for five
(5) years which he or she may deem obsolete and of
no further service in carrying out the powers and
duties of the office.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, §§ 23, 24; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 75-123,
75-124; Acts 1987, No. 371, § 1.
27-14-413. Distribution of laws.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 25; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-125; Acts
1993, No. 1013, § 1; 1995, No. 268, § 5.
27-14-410. Forms.
The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles shall prescribe and provide suitable forms of applications,
certificates of title, registration certificates, and all
other forms requisite or deemed necessary to carry
out the provisions of this chapter and any other
laws, the enforcement and administration of which
are vested in the Office of Motor Vehicle.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 22; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-122.
27-14-411. Oaths and signatures.
(a) Officers and employees of the Office of Motor
The Office of Motor Vehicle may publish a synopsis
or summary of the laws of this state regulating the
operation of vehicles and may deliver a copy without
charge with each original vehicle registration.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 27; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-127.
27-14-414. Vehicle insurance database.
(a) There is created the Vehicle Insurance Database within the Revenue Division of the Department
of Finance and Administration to develop, establish,
and maintain a database of information to verify
compliance with the motor vehicle liability insurance laws of Arkansas set out in § 27-22-101 et seq.
(b)(1) The Vehicle Insurance Database shall be
administered by the division with the assistance of
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the Department of Information Systems or any
other designated agent which may be contracted
with to supply technical database and data processing expertise.
(2) The Vehicle Insurance Database shall be developed and maintained in accordance with guidelines established by the division so that the state
and local law enforcement agencies can access the
Vehicle Insurance Database to check the current
insurance coverage on motor vehicles in Arkansas
required to maintain current liability insurance as
required by law.
(c) The division shall have the authority to enter
into or to make agreements, arrangements, or declarations necessary to carry out the provisions of
this section.
(d) The reports shall be retained by the Department of Finance and Administration so as to keep a
twelve-month history of the insurance record of the
vehicle for at least the preceding full twelve-month
period.
(e)(1) Upon request, the Department of Finance
and Administration may release an individual’s information in the Vehicle Insurance Database to:
(A) That individual;
(B) The parent or legal guardian of that individual who is under eighteen (18) years of age or
who is legally incapacitated; and
(C) State and local law enforcement agencies,
to the Arkansas Crime Information Center, or to
other government offices upon a showing of need.
(2) Otherwise, all data and information received
by the Vehicle Insurance Database are confidential
and are not subject to examination or disclosure as
public information under the Freedom of Information Act of 1967, § 25-19-101 et seq.
(f) The department or the reporting company
shall not be liable for any damages to any property
or person due to any act or omission in the reporting
of or keeping of any record or information under the
Vehicle Insurance Database or the issuing or renewing of any motor vehicle registration in accordance
with the Vehicle Insurance Database.
(g) The Director of the Department of Finance
and Administration shall have the authority to
adopt rules and regulations necessary to carry out
the provisions of this section.
History. Acts 1997, No. 991, § 5.
SUBCHAPTER 5 — COMMISSION
RECIPROCAL AGREEMENTS
FOR
SECTION.
27-14-501.
27-14-502.
27-14-503.
27-14-504.
Creation.
Agreements generally.
[Repealed.]
Proportionate refund of registration fees authorized.
27-14-501. Creation.
An ex officio commission, composed of the Director
of the Department of Finance and Administration,
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who shall serve as chair, the Chair of the State
Highway Commission, and the Director of State
Highways and Transportation, is established for the
purpose of representing the State of Arkansas in the
matter of making reciprocal agreements relating to
the operation of motor vehicles.
History. Acts 1945, No. 60, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-250; Acts 1989
(1st Ex. Sess.), No. 153, § 4.
27-14-502. Agreements generally.
(a) The commission is authorized to negotiate and
consummate reciprocal agreements with the duly
authorized officials or representatives of any states
of the United States, whereby residents of such
other states who operate commercial motor vehicles
may allocate and apportion the registration of such
commercial motor vehicles in accordance with any
formula mutually agreed upon between the commission and the representatives or officials of such state
if residents of this state are granted the same
allocation and apportionment privileges for commercial motor vehicles’ registration in such other state.
(b) Nothing in this section shall be construed as
relieving any motor vehicle owner or operator from
complying with all laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to the safety of operation of motor vehicles,
the highway maximum weight standards, and the
preservation of the highways of this state.
(c)(1) In the making of any reciprocal agreement,
the commission shall exercise due regard for the
advantage and convenience of resident motor vehicle owners and the citizens of this state.
(2) No agreement shall be entered into with any
state extending privileges and exemptions to motor
vehicle operators of such state unless that state
accords equal or greater privileges and exemptions
to Arkansas motor vehicle operators.
History. Acts 1945, No. 60, §§ 2, 3; 1975, No. 495, § 1; A.S.A.
1947, §§ 75-251, 75-252.
27-14-503. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This section, concerning registration and
licensing of semitrailers under reciprocal agreements, was repealed
by Acts 1997, No. 809, § 8. The section was derived from Acts 1979,
No. 611, §§ 1, 2; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 75-251.1, 75-251.2.
27-14-504. Proportionate refund of registration fees authorized.
(a) The Director of the Department of Finance
and Administration is authorized to refund a proportionate part of the registration fees paid to this state
under the provisions of the International Registration Plan which became effective July 1, 1976, under
the following conditions:
(1) The registrant has discontinued operations in
the State of Arkansas;
(2) The vehicle registered has been totally destroyed; or
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(3) The registrant has changed his operations in
Arkansas such that registration under the International Registration Plan would no longer be appropriate in this state.
(b) The refund will be in an amount equal to that
proportionate amount of the remaining registration
year beginning with the month next following that
month in which the director is notified that the
registrant wishes to cancel his registration by surrendering all registration documents and license
plates.
(c) The director is authorized to promulgate such
rules and regulations as may be necessary to effectuate the terms of this section.
History. Acts 1977, No. 313, §§ 2-4; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 75-252.1 —
75-252.3.
SUBCHAPTER 6 — REGISTRATION AND LICENSE
FEES
SECTION.
27-14-601.
27-14-602.
27-14-603.
27-14-604.
27-14-605.
27-14-606.
27-14-607.
27-14-608.
27-14-609.
27-14-610.
27-14-611.
27-14-612.
Fees for registration and licensing of motor vehicles.
Registration fees.
Fee for special numbered license plates.
Refunds.
Credit if vehicle destroyed.
Disposition.
Alternate registration procedures.
Payment by credit card.
Provision of information.
Permanent registration of a fleet of motor vehicles.
Registration for nonprofit motor vehicle fleets.
Multiyear personal-use vehicle registration.
TRUCK AND TRAILER FEE SCHEDULE
Based on Gross Loaded Weight
CLASS 1—PREFIX “A”
Factory Rates 1 Ton Or Less
Pickup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6,001
7,000
8,000
9,000
10,000
11,000
12,000
13,000
14,000
15,000
16,000
17,000
18,000
19,000
20,000
CLASS 2—PREFIX “B”
Rate $ 6.50 Per
Thousand
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$ 21.00
$ 39.00
46.00
52.00
59.00
65.00
72.00
78.00
85.00
91.00
98.00
104.00
111.00
117.00
125.00
130.00
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20,001
21,000
22,000
23,000
24,000
25,000
26,000
27,000
28,000
29,000
30,000
31,000
32,000
33,000
34,000
35,000
36,000
37,000
38,000
39,000
40,000
CLASS 3—PREFIX “C”
Rate $ 8.45 Per
Thousand
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$ 169.00
177.00
186.00
194.00
203.00
211.00
220.00
228.00
237.00
245.00
254.00
262.00
270.00
279.00
287.00
296.00
304.00
313.00
321.00
330.00
338.00
40,001
41,000
42,000
43,000
44,000
45,000
46,000
47,000
48,000
49,000
50,000
51,000
52,000
53,000
54,000
55,000
56,000
CLASS 4—PREFIX “D”
Rate $ 11.50 Per
Thousand
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$ 442.00
453.00
464.00
475.00
486.00
497.00
508.00
519.00
530.00
541.00
553.00
564.00
575.00
586.00
597.00
608.00
644.00
56,001
57,000
58,000
59,000
60,000
CLASS 5—PREFIX “E”
Rate $ 12.35 Per
Thousand
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$ 692.00
704.00
716.00
729.00
741.00
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60,001
61,000
62,000
63,000
64,000
65,000
66,000
67,000
68,000
CLASS 6—PREFIX “H”
Rate $ 13.65 Per
Thousand
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TRANSPORTATION
$ 819.00
833.00
846.00
860.00
874.00
887.00
901.00
915.00
928.20
CLASS 7—PREFIX “J”
AND “K”
Rate $ 14.30 Per
Thousand
“J”
68,001
69,000
70,000
71,000
72,000
73,000
73,280
“K”
73,281
74,000
75,000
76,000
77,000
78,000
79,000
80,000
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$ 972.00
987.00
1,001.00
1,015.00
1,030.00
1,044.00
1,048.95
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CLASS 8—PREFIX
“NR” AND “FARM”
$ 1,350.00
1,350.00
1,350.00
1,350.00
1,350.00
1,350.00
1,350.00
1,350.00
NR — Forest Products, Clay, Minerals, and Ores
FARM — Farm Products
Rate $ 3.50 Per
Thousand
(A) 2
Axle
Vehicle
8,000
9,000
10,000
11,000
12,000
13,000
14,000
15,000
16,000
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$ 32.50
35.00
39.00
43.00
47.00
51.00
55.00
59.00
62.00
17,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
(B) 3
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Axle
Vehicle
(C) 4
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Axle
Vehicle
(D) 5
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Axle
Vehicle
(E) Certain 5 Axle Vehicles
hauling
animal feed only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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65.00
97.50
130.00
162.50
650.00
27-14-601. Fees for registration and licensing
of motor vehicles.
(a) FEES GENERALLY. The fee for the registration
and licensing of all motor vehicles shall be as follows:
(1) PLEASURE VEHICLES. For all automobiles
equipped with pneumatic tires, used for the transportation of persons, there shall be charged and
collected the following fees based upon the unladen
weight of such automobiles:
(A) Class One — Automobiles of 3,000 lbs. or
less . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17.00;
(B) Class Two — Automobiles of 3,001 lbs. to
and including 4,500 lbs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.00; and
(C) Class Three — Automobiles of 4,501 lbs.
and over . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.00;
(2) AUTOMOBILES FOR HIRE. For all automobiles for
hire which are equipped with pneumatic tires and
used for the transportation of persons, there shall be
charged and collected the fee applicable thereto as
set for pleasure vehicles in subdivision (a)(1) of this
section;
(3) TRUCKS AND TRAILERS. For all motor trucks,
trailers, and semi-trailers including pipe and pole
dollies, equipped with pneumatic tires, the license
fee shall be charged on the basis of the gross loaded
weight of the vehicle as follows:
(A) Class One — All trucks and vans that are
rated by the manufacturer as having a nominal
tonnage of one (1) ton that are used exclusively for
personal transportation and are not used for commercial or business purposes and all trucks and
vans that are rated by the manufacturer as having
a nominal tonnage of three-quarter (3/4) ton or
less shall be assessed a license fee of twenty-one
dollars ($21.00) without regard to weight. All
one-ton trucks and vans that are used for commercial or business purposes shall be registered in the
appropriate class according to gross laden weight;
(B) Class Two — On all such vehicles with a
gross loaded weight between six thousand one
pounds (6,001 lbs.) and twenty thousand pounds
(20,000 lbs.), the fee to be charged shall be at the
rate of six dollars and fifty cents ($6.50) per
thousand pounds of gross loaded weight of the
vehicles;
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(C) Class Three — On all such vehicles with a
gross loaded weight between twenty thousand one
pounds (20,001 lbs.) and forty thousand pounds
(40,000 lbs.), the fee to be charged shall be at the
rate of eight dollars and forty-five cents ($8.45)
per thousand pounds of the gross loaded weight of
the vehicles;
(D) Class Four — On all such vehicles with a
gross weight between forty thousand one pounds
(40,001 lbs.) and fifty-six thousand pounds (56,000
lbs.), the fee to be charged shall be at the rate of
eleven dollars and five cents ($11.05) per thousand
pounds of gross loaded weight of the vehicles;
(E) Class Five — On all such vehicles with a
gross loaded weight between fifty-six thousand
one pounds (56,001 lbs.) and sixty thousand
pounds (60,000 lbs.), the fee to be charged shall be
at the rate of twelve dollars and thirty-five cents
($12.35) per thousand pounds of gross loaded
weight of the vehicles;
(F) Class Six — On all such vehicles with a
gross loaded weight between sixty thousand one
pounds (60,001 lbs.) and sixty-eight thousand
pounds (68,000 lbs.), the fee to be charged shall be
at the rate of thirteen dollars and sixty-five cents
($13.65) per thousand pounds of gross loaded
weight of the vehicles;
(G)(i) Class Seven — On all such vehicles with
a gross loaded weight between sixty-eight thousand one pounds (68,001 lbs.) and seventy-three
thousand two hundred eighty pounds (73,280
lbs.), the fee to be charged shall be at the rate of
fourteen dollars and thirty cents ($14.30) per
thousand pounds of gross loaded weight of the
vehicles.
(ii) On all such vehicles with a gross loaded
weight between seventy-three thousand, two hundred eighty-one pounds (73,281 lbs.) and eighty
thousand pounds (80,000 lbs.), the fee to be
charged shall be one thousand three hundred fifty
dollars ($1,350);
(H) Class Eight.
(i) In order to aid in the development of the
natural resources and to promote agriculture,
timber harvesting, and forestry in Arkansas and
in order to eliminate apparent inequities in license charges for vehicles using only improved
roads and those used primarily on the farm, for
timber harvesting or forestry, in the wooded areas,
and off the main highway system of this state, a
special classification is created to provide a different and more equitable rate for those vehicles
used exclusively for the noncommercial hauling of
farm or timber products produced in this state and
for the hauling of feed, seed, fertilizer, poultry
litter, and other products commonly produced or
used in agricultural operations or the hauling of
animal feed by owners of livestock or poultry for
consumption in this state by livestock or poultry
owned by them and for those vehicles used in the
hauling of unfinished and unprocessed forest
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products and clay minerals and ores originating in
Arkansas from the point of severance to a point in
the state at which they first undergo any processing, preparation for processing, conversion, or
transformation from their natural or severed
state. Notwithstanding any provision of this subdivision (a)(3)(H) to the contrary, farmers may
transport cotton seed from the gin or warehouse to
the first point of sale under this special classification. Rock or stone or crushed rock or crushed
stone, except rock or stone which is to undergo
further processing into a finished or semifinished
product other than crushed rock or crushed stone,
shall not be construed as clay minerals or ores
under the provisions of this classification. Notwithstanding any provision of this subdivision
(a)(3)(H) or any other law to the contrary, persons
in the timber harvesting or forestry industries
who transport wood waste, wood chips, or wood
dust from a mill or a temporary location may
transport the wood waste, wood chips, or wood
dust from the mill or the temporary location to a
destination for further processing under this special classification.
(ii) The annual license fees for vehicles classified as either farm or natural resources vehicles
shall be as follows:
(a) For a vehicle with two (2) axles, including
mini-trucks, a fee of three dollars and ninety cents
($3.90) per one thousand pounds (1,000 lbs.) of
gross loaded weight of the vehicle, with a minimum fee of thirty-two dollars and fifty cents
($32.50) and a maximum fee of sixty-five dollars
($65.00) for each vehicle;
(b) For a vehicle with three (3) axles, a fee of
ninety-seven dollars and fifty cents ($97.50);
(c) For a vehicle with four (4) axles, a fee of one
hundred thirty dollars ($130);
(d) For a vehicle with five (5) axles, a fee of one
hundred sixty-two dollars and fifty cents
($162.50);
(e) For a vehicle with five (5) axles used exclusively by the owner of livestock or poultry in
hauling animal feed for consumption in this state
by the owner’s livestock or poultry, a fee of six
hundred fifty dollars ($650); and
(f) Notwithstanding any of the provisions of
this subdivision (a)(3)(H) to the contrary, for a
vehicle to be operated separately or in combination with other vehicles, which vehicle or combination has a total outside width in excess of one
hundred two inches (102⬙) but not exceeding one
hundred eight inches (108⬙) and is utilized or
intended to be utilized to transport compacted
seed cotton, the annual license fee shall be six
hundred fifty dollars ($650). Provided, any full
trailer or semitrailer used in combination with
such registered vehicle shall also be registered in
accordance with and pursuant to the applicable
fees set out in subdivision (a)(3)(I) of this section.
That portion of the annual license fee established
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by this subdivision (a)(3)(H)(ii)(f) which equals
four hundred eighty-seven dollars and fifty cents
($487.50) is declared to be a permit fee for the use
of the public roads and streets of this state by such
vehicles while operated separately or in combination with other vehicles due to the unusual design
and size of such vehicles or combinations of vehicles.
(iii)(a) The foregoing vehicles shall not exceed
the maximum axle load permitted by law.
(b) Five-axle vehicles may haul maximum gross
loaded weights of up to eighty thousand pounds
(80,000 lbs.) without the purchase of any additional or different type license.
(iv) The Director of the Department of Finance
and Administration shall cause to be issued special and distinctive license plates for vehicles in
this classification, with separate farm license
plates to be established for those vehicles used in
the noncommercial hauling of farm products produced in this state, and for the hauling of feed,
seed, fertilizer, poultry litter, and other products
commonly produced or used in agricultural operations or compacted seed cotton and separate natural resources license plates to be established for
those vehicles hauling timber products, clay minerals, or ores.
(v)(a) Before any license may be issued for a
vehicle designated as either a farm vehicle or a
natural resources vehicle, the applicant shall, by
affidavit, state that he or she is familiar with the
purposes for which such licenses may be used as
authorized under this classification and that he or
she will not use such vehicle for which application
for license is made for any purpose not authorized
under this classification. The applicant shall indicate on his or her affidavit whether the vehicle is
to be used for the hauling of farm products, animal
feed, compacted seed, or cotton or for the hauling
of forest products, clay minerals, or ores.
(b) If the applicant is the owner of a mini-truck,
then the affidavit shall state that the vehicle is
being used exclusively for farm purposes and that
the mini-truck meets the other requirements of
§ 27-14-726.
(vi)(a) Upon submitting an affidavit, any person entitled to obtain a farm license for a motor
vehicle used for hauling farm products as authorized under this classification, if the vehicle is
required for only seasonal or occasional use, may
be issued a farm license for the vehicle for the first
six (6) months of the annual licensing period at a
rate equal to one-half (½) of the annual fee but in
no event less than sixty-five dollars ($65.00) or for
the last month of the current annual licensing
period and the first six (6) months of the subsequent annual licensing period at a rate equal to
seven-twelfths (7/12) of the annual fee but in no
event less than seventy-five dollars ($75.00).
(b) The director shall issue special distinctive
license plates or license plate validation decals for
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the vehicles, including the indication thereon of
the expiration date, so as to identify them from
annual plates.
(vii) The owner of any motor vehicle who is
entitled to obtain a farm license for such motor
vehicle for use in hauling farm products as authorized in this subdivision (a)(3)(H) may use such
motor vehicle for the hauling of baled cotton from
the cotton gin to a cotton compress without the
necessity of the payment of additional license fees
or the obtaining of additional license plates for
such motor vehicle.
(viii) The director shall promulgate such rules
and regulations as may be necessary to carry out
the intent of this classification and prevent abuse
thereof. However, before any such rules or regulations shall be effective, they shall be approved by
majority action of the members of the State Highway Commission acting for and in behalf of the
Arkansas Highway Police Division of the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, which is the agency charged with the principal responsibility of enforcing the motor vehicle
license laws of this state.
(ix) Vehicles licensed under this classification
for the hauling of farm products only shall be
permitted, without payment of additional fees, to
transport return loads to the farm or domicile of
the owner of such vehicles where such return load
contents are the property of, and to be used or
consumed by, the owner of the vehicle or his or her
family.
(x) If a violation of the natural resources classification as authorized in this subdivision
(a)(3)(H) is discovered, a license must immediately
be purchased for such vehicle in accordance with
the rate of license that should lawfully be required
for such vehicle for so moving on the roads and
highways of this state. No credit shall be given on
the purchase price of such license for any amount
or amounts paid for license hitherto purchased for
use on such vehicle. This requirement of license
purchase shall not be in lieu of any criminal
prosecution.
(xi) All affidavits required under the provisions
of this subdivision (a)(3)(H) shall be acknowledged
by the director, his or her authorized agent, or
some other person authorized by the laws of this
state to administer oaths.
(xii) The owner of a mini-truck under § 27-14726 may license and register the mini-truck as a
Class Eight farm vehicle if the vehicle is used for
farm purposes;
(I) Class Nine.
(i)(a) For the purpose of evidencing registration
of trailers, semitrailers, and full trailers, there
shall be issued special license plates and annual
registration fees charged and collected according
to the following schedule:
(1) All trailers drawn by automobiles and Class
One trucks, and all boat trailers and travel trail-
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ers drawn by any truck, which truck has a load
capacity of one (1) ton or less, a triennial fee of
twenty-one dollars ($21.00). Provided, however,
every owner of a trailer drawn by automobiles and
Class One trucks, and all boat trailers and travel
trailers drawn by any truck, purchased or otherwise acquired on or after January 1, 2002 shall
pay thirty-six dollars ($36.00) for the issuance of a
permanent registration that shall remain valid,
without renewal, until the owner of the trailer
sells or otherwise disposes of the trailer for which
the registration is issued. Permanent registration
issued under this subdivision (a)(3)(I)(i)(a)(1)
shall not be transferred to other owners or other
vehicles, and shall not be replaced under § 27-14602(b)(6). Any owner of a trailer registered under
the provisions of this subdivision before January
1, 2002 may, at his or her option, upon expiration
of such registration, pay thirty-six dollars ($36.00)
for the issuance of a permanent registration as
authorized in this subdivision (a)(3)(I)(i)(a)(1);
(2) All semitrailers used in combination with
Class Two — Class Eight trucks, with the exception of those for which a fee is set out in subdivision (a)(3)(I)(i)(a)(1) of this section, a fee of twenty
dollars ($20.00). Provided, however, the owner of
any semitrailer used in combination with Class
Two — Class Eight trucks may, at his or her
option, pay a fee of sixty-five dollars ($65.00) for
issuance of a permanent registration that shall
remain valid, without annual renewal, until he or
she sells or otherwise disposes of the semitrailer
for which the registration is issued. Permanent
registrations issued under this subdivision
(a)(3)(I)(i)(a)(2) shall not be transferred to other
owners or other vehicles and shall not be replaced
under § 27-14-602(b)(6);
(3) Full trailers operated in the transportation
of farm products and other natural resources
described as Class Eight, a fee of eight dollars
($8.00); and
(4) For all other full trailers there shall be
charged an annual license fee computed on the
gross loaded weight of the vehicle at the appropriate rate provided by Class Two — Class Seven of
subdivision (a)(3) of this section.
(b) For the purpose of evidencing registration of
a combination of truck-trailer and semitrailer
classified by subdivision (a)(3)(I)(i)(a)(2), the license fee for the gross weight of the combination
shall be computed at the appropriate rate provided by Class Two — Class Eight of subdivision
(a)(3) of this section and shall be applied to the
registration of the truck tractor.
(ii)(a) “Gross loaded weight” as used in this
section means the weight of the vehicle or vehicles
plus the load to be hauled.
(b)(1) If any truck, trailer, or semitrailer, as
provided in this section, is at any time found to be
operating on the highways of Arkansas with a
gross loaded weight in excess of the weight per-
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mitted by the license registration thereon, the
owner or his or her agent must then and there,
before proceeding, pay an additional license fee on
the truck, trailer, or semitrailer, or combination,
on the basis of one dollar and thirty cents ($1.30)
per one hundred pounds (100 lbs.), or fraction
thereof, for the excess weight. For the purpose of
ascertaining excess loaded weight on any truck,
trailer, semitrailer, or combination thereof, a tolerance of one thousand pounds (1,000 lbs.) over
and above the permitted weight, as indicated by
the license registration certificate thereof, shall be
allowed before the additional license fee required
in this subdivision (a)(3)(I)(ii)(b)(1) shall be
charged.
(2) It shall be unlawful for any truck to operate
on the highways of Arkansas without the license
registration card being, at all times, in the possession of the operator thereof. This card shall, at all
times, be subject to inspection.
(3) Any truck, trailer, or semitrailer, or combination thereof, on which an additional license fee
is paid because of excess weight, as provided in
this subdivision (a)(3)(I)(ii)(b), shall be permitted
for the remaining portion of the regular license
year to operate at the newly established weight
limit.
(4) In no event shall any license be issued for a
greater weight than that permitted by law governing axle loads; and
(J)(i) The director shall cause to be issued special and distinctive license plates for vehicles
licensed under Class Two — Class Seven in this
section, which are utilized as wreckers or tow
vehicles and that hold a permit issued by the
Arkansas Towing and Recovery Board under § 2750-1203 and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.
(ii) Before any license may be issued for a
vehicle designated as a wrecker or tow vehicle, the
applicant shall furnish to the director a certification from the board that the wrecker or tow
vehicle has been permitted as a wrecker or tow
vehicle by the board.
(iii) Beginning January 1, 2008, every wrecker
or tow vehicle permitted by the board shall obtain
upon initial registration or at the time of next
renewal a distinctive wrecker or tow vehicle license plate.
(iv) In addition to the fee for the respective
Class Two — Class Seven license, the director may
assess a handling and administrative fee in the
amount of ten dollars ($10.00) for each distinctive
wrecker or tow vehicle license plate.
(v) A wrecker or tow vehicle licensed pursuant
to the International Registration Plan may obtain
the distinctive wrecker or tow vehicle license plate
to be displayed in addition to any license plate
held pursuant to the International Registration
Plan;
(4) MOTORCYCLES.
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(A) For the registration of motorcycles, there
shall be charged and collected a fee of six dollars
and fifty cents ($6.50) per annum.
(B) For the registration of motor-driven cycles,
there shall be charged and collected a fee of three
dollars and twenty-five cents ($3.25) per annum.
(C) For the registration of motorcycle sidecars,
there shall be charged and collected an additional
registration fee of one dollar and ninety-five cents
($1.95) per annum;
(5) HEARSES AND AMBULANCES. For the registration
of hearses and other funeral cars or ambulances,
there shall be charged and collected a fee of fortyfive dollars and fifty cents ($45.50) per annum; and
(6) DEALERS.
(A) A “dealer”, for the purposes of this subdivision (a)(6), means a person, firm, or corporation
engaged in the business of buying and selling
vehicles subject to registration in this state.
(B)(i) As a condition precedent to obtaining
dealer’s license plates, the dealer shall furnish the
director a certification that the applicant is a
vehicle dealer and has a bona fide, established
place of business used for the sale of vehicles, an
office used for that business, a telephone listed in
the name of the business, and a sign identifying
the establishment. Certification shall be required
for all renewals of dealer license plates. This
dealer certification shall not apply to dealers licensed by the Department of Arkansas State Police, the Arkansas Motor Vehicle Commission, or
the Arkansas Manufactured Home Commission
and who are regulated by those authorities. The
dealer certification shall consist of completion of a
self-certification form prepared by the Office of
Motor Vehicle.
(ii)(a) Except as provided in subdivision
(a)(6)(B)(iv) of this section for dealers who sell
only all-terrain vehicles, upon furnishing the certification to the director, or a copy of the dealer’s
license from either the Department of Arkansas
State Police or the Arkansas Motor Vehicle Commission and the payment of a fee of one hundred
dollars ($100), the dealer shall be issued a master
license plate and upon the payment of a fee of
twenty-five dollars ($25.00) shall be issued a dealer’s extra license plate as provided in § 27-141704. However, the dealer must secure a master
license plate for each separate place of business.
(b) No more than one (1) dealer’s extra license
plate shall be issued for each manager, sales
manager, or salesperson of the dealer as authorized under § 27-14-1704, regardless of whether
the dealer sells automobiles, motorcycles, or both
automobiles and motorcycles.
(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this
chapter, the Office of Motor Vehicle shall provide
distinctive dealer’s master and extra license
plates for motorcycles. Motorcycle dealers shall
not be provided and shall not be authorized to use
dealer’s license plates designed for any motor
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vehicle other than a motorcycle unless the dealer
provides proof to the satisfaction of the Office of
Motor Vehicle that the dealer is also in the business of selling new or used motor vehicles of the
type for which the dealer plate is sought.
(iii)(a) Upon furnishing certification to the director or a copy of the dealer’s license from the
Arkansas Manufactured Home Commission and
upon the payment of fifty dollars ($50.00), the
manufactured home dealer shall be issued certification from the director for the purpose of assigning manufactured home titles.
(b) Each location shall be treated as a separate
entity, and certification by the department shall
be required for each location.
(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this
chapter, the Office of Motor Vehicle shall provide
distinctive dealer’s license plates for manufactured homes. Manufactured home dealers shall
not be provided and shall not be authorized to use
dealer’s license plates designed for a motor vehicle, motorcycle, or anything other than a manufactured home.
(iv)(a) Upon furnishing certification to the director or a copy of the dealer’s license from the
Arkansas Motor Vehicle Commission and upon
the payment of one hundred dollars ($100), dealers engaged exclusively in the business of buying
and selling all-terrain vehicles, as defined in § 2721-102, shall be issued certification from the director for the purpose of assigning all-terrain
vehicle titles.
(b) Each dealer location shall be treated as a
separate entity, and certification by the director
shall be required for each location.
(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this
chapter, all-terrain vehicle dealers that are engaged solely in the business of buying and selling
all-terrain vehicles shall not be provided and shall
not be authorized to use dealer’s license plates
designed for any motor vehicle required to be
registered for operation on public streets and
highways.
(C) When a dealer’s master license plate or
extra license plate is attached to any dealer-owned
motor vehicle, the motor vehicle may be used by
the dealer, a manager, a sales manager, or a
salesperson employed by the dealership to drive to
or from work and for personal or business trips
inside or outside the dealer’s county of residence.
(D) In addition to any other penalty prescribed
by this chapter, any dealer, manager, sales manager, or salesperson of the dealer who pleads
guilty or nolo contendere to or who is found guilty
of the misuse of a dealer’s master license plate or
dealer’s extra license plate or of allowing anyone
else to misuse a dealer’s master license plate or
dealer’s extra license plate shall be fined not more
than two hundred fifty dollars ($250) for the first
offense, not more than five hundred dollars ($500)
for the second offense, and not more than one
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thousand dollars ($1000) for the third and subsequent offenses.
(b) PERIOD COVERED AND EXPIRATION OF REGISTRATION.
(1) On all motor vehicles, except trucks other
than Class One trucks as defined in § 27-14-1002,
truck-tractors, trailers, and semitrailers, and combinations thereof, the duration and expiration of
registration shall be in accord with the provisions of
§ 27-14-1011, and all fees provided in this section
for those motor vehicles shall be due and payable
annually as provided therein.
(2)(A) On all trucks except Class One trucks as
defined in § 27-14-1002, truck-tractors, trailers,
and semitrailers, and combinations thereof, except trailers drawn by automobiles and Class One
trucks, the registration shall be valid for twelve
(12) months from the month of issuance of registration, and all fees provided in this section for
those vehicles shall be due and payable annually
during the twelfth month of the registration period.
(B) No person shall have the authority to extend the time for payment of such fees past the
period specified in this subdivision (b)(2).
(C) The provisions of this subdivision (b)(2)
shall not apply to trailers drawn by automobiles or
by Class One trucks.
(D)(i) The director shall, upon request, assign
the same registration period to any owner of two
(2) or more trucks, truck-tractors, trailers, and
semitrailers, and combinations thereof, except
Class One trucks as defined in § 27-14-1002.
(ii) The director shall, upon request, assign a
different month of registration other than the
vehicle’s current month of registration to any
owner of a truck, truck-tractor, trailer, and semitrailer, and combinations thereof, except Class
One trucks as defined in § 27-14-1002, and all
fees shall be prorated accordingly on a monthly
basis.
(c) NATURE OF FEES. Each of the fees authorized in
this section is declared to be a tax for the privilege of
using and operating a vehicle on the public roads
and highways of the State of Arkansas.
(d)(1) All taxes, fees, penalties, interest, and
other amounts collected under the provisions of this
section, with the exception of that portion of the fee
declared to be a permit fee and collected pursuant to
subdivision (a)(3)(H)(ii)(f) of this section, shall be
classified as special revenues and shall be deposited
in the State Treasury. After deducting the amount to
be credited to the Constitutional Officers Fund and
the State Central Services Fund as provided under
the Revenue Stabilization Law, § 19-5-101 et seq.,
the Treasurer of State shall transfer on the last
business day of each month:
(A) Fifteen percent (15%) of the amount thereof
to the County Aid Fund;
(B) Fifteen percent (15%) of the amount thereof
to the Municipal Aid Fund; and
(C) Seventy percent (70%) of the amount
thereof to the State Highway and Transportation
Department Fund.
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(2) The funds shall be further disbursed in the
same manner and used for the same purposes as set
out in the Arkansas Highway Revenue Distribution
Law, § 27-70-201 et seq.
(3) That portion of the annual license fee collected
pursuant to subdivision (a)(3)(H)(ii)(f) of this section
declared to be a permit fee shall be classified as
special revenues and shall be deposited in the State
Treasury. The Treasurer of State shall transfer on
the last business day of each month all of such
portions of such annual license fees to the State
Highway and Transportation Department Fund to
be utilized for the construction, reconstruction, and
maintenance of highways and bridges in the state
highway system.
(e) PENALTY.
(1) Any person owning a vehicle on which a fee is
required to be paid under the terms of this section
who shall operate it or permit it to be operated on a
public road in this state without having paid the fee
required by this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined in a sum
not less than double the fee provided for and not
more than three thousand dollars ($3,000).
(2) If the arresting officer is:
(A) An officer of the Department of Arkansas
State Police, the fine collected shall be remitted by
the tenth day of each month to the Administration
of Justice Fund Section of the Division of Administrative Services of the Department of Finance
and Administration on a form provided by the
Administration of Justice Fund Section of the
Division of Administrative Services of the Department of Finance and Administration for deposit
into the Department of Arkansas State Police
Fund, to be used for the purchase and maintenance of state police vehicles;
(B) An officer of the Arkansas Highway Police
Division of the Arkansas State Highway and
Transportation Department, the fine collected
shall be remitted by the tenth day of each month
to the Administration of Justice Fund Section of
the Division of Administrative Services of the
Department of Finance and Administration on a
form provided by the Administration of Justice
Fund Section of the Division of Administrative
Services of the Department of Finance and Administration for deposit into the State Highway and
Transportation Department Fund, to be used for
the purchase and maintenance of highway police
vehicles;
(C) A county law enforcement officer, the fine
collected shall be deposited into the county fund
used for the purchase and maintenance of rescue,
emergency medical, and law enforcement vehicles,
communications equipment, animals owned or
used by law enforcement agencies, lifesaving
medical apparatus, and law enforcement apparatus, to be used for those purposes; and
(D) A municipal law enforcement officer, the
fine collected shall be deposited in that munici-
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pality’s fund used for the purchase and maintenance of rescue, emergency medical, and law
enforcement vehicles, communications equipment, animals owned or used by law enforcement
agencies, lifesaving medical apparatus, and law
enforcement apparatus, to be used for those purposes.
History. Acts 1929, No. 65, § 24; 1931, No. 237, § 1; 1933, No. 6,
§ 1; 1933, No. 36, §§ 1, 2; 1933, No. 44, § 1; 1933, No. 51, § 1; 1934
(2nd Ex. Sess.), No. 11, §§ 31-33; Pope’s Dig., §§ 6615, 1127011272; Acts 1941, No. 377, § 1; 1943, No. 205, § 1; 1949, No. 235,
§§ 1, 8; 1951, No. 59, § 1; 1951, No. 78, § 1; 1953, No. 377, § 1;
1959, No. 462, § 2; 1963, No. 142, § 1; 1965, No. 493, § 8; 1965 (1st
Ex. Sess.), No. 42, § 1; 1967, No. 21, § 1; 1967, No. 82, § 1; 1967,
No. 452, § 1; 1971, No. 181, § 1; 1971, No. 348, § 1; 1971, No. 469,
§ 1; 1975, No. 194, § 1; 1975 (Extended Sess., 1976), No. 1235,
§§ 1, 2; 1979, No. 440, §§ 1, 5; 1979, No. 671, §§ 23, 24; 1981, No.
63, §§ 1, 2; 1981, No. 692, §§ 1, 2; 1981, No. 797, § 1; 1983, No.
890, § 1; 1985, No. 415, § 2; 1985, No. 893, § 1; 1985, No. 1006,
§ 1; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 75-201, 75-201.7; Acts 1987, No. 145, § 1;
1987, No. 537, § 1; 1987, No. 945, § 5; 1989, No. 103, § 1; 1991, No.
96, §§ 1, 2; 1991, No. 219, §§ 1, 2, 6; 1992 (1st Ex. Sess.), No. 68,
§§ 1, 2; 1992 (1st Ex. Sess.), No. 69, §§ 1, 2; 1993, No. 490, §§ 14,
15; 1993, No. 905, § 1; 1995, No. 357, § 5; 1995, No. 389, §§ 1, 2;
1997, No. 297, § 1; 1997, No. 809, § 1; 1997, No. 1047, § 1; 1999,
No. 385, § 1; 1999, No. 1443, § 1; 2001, No. 330, § 1; 2001, No. 923,
§§ 1, 2; 2001, No. 1431, § 1; 2003, No. 343, § 1; 2003, No. 361, § 1;
2003, No. 463, §§ 1, 2; 2003, No. 833, §§ 1, 2; 2005, No. 1929, § 1;
2005, No. 1934, § 17; 2005, No. 1950, § 1; 2007, No. 347, §§ 1, 2;
2007, No. 1412, § 5; 2009, No. 146, § 1.
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27-14-604. Refunds.
(a) Whenever any application to the Office of
Motor Vehicle is accompanied by any fee as required
by law and the application is refused or rejected, the
fee shall be returned to the applicant.
(b) Whenever the office through error collects any
fee not required to be paid under this chapter, it
shall be refunded to the person paying it upon
application therefor made within six (6) months
after the date of the payment.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 84; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-184.
27-14-605. Credit if vehicle destroyed.
Upon satisfactory proof to the Director of the
Department of Finance and Administration that any
motor vehicle, duly licensed, has been completely
destroyed by fire or collision, the owner of the vehicle
may be allowed, on the purchase of a new license for
another vehicle, a credit equivalent to the unexpired
portion of the cost of the original license, dating from
the first day of the next month after the date of the
destruction.
History. Acts 1939, No. 386, § 23; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-260.
27-14-606. Disposition.
27-14-602. Registration fees.
(a) Except as otherwise provided, all fees shall be
paid to the Office of Motor Vehicle for the registration of motor vehicles, trailers, and semitrailers
under this chapter.
(b) The following fees shall be charged under this
chapter by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles:
(1) For each certificate of title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2.00
(2) For each duplicate certificate of title . . . . .2.00
(3) For noting each lien . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
(4) For transfer of registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.00
(5) For duplicate or substitute registration certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.00
(6) For duplicate or substitute license plate .1.00
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, §§ 82, 83; 1965, No. 493, § 2; A.S.A.
1947, §§ 75-182, 75-183; Acts 2011, No. 718, § 1.
27-14-603. Fee for special numbered license
plates.
(a) There is levied a service fee of five dollars
($5.00) to be added to the regular fee imposed for
motor vehicle license plates collected by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles in all instances where a
special number is reserved for any motor vehicle
license plate applicant.
(b) These fees shall be treated as regular license
fees and deposited accordingly as provided by law.
History. Acts 1953, No. 113, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-201.1.
(a)(1) Fifty percent (50%) of the fees collected
under § 27-14-602(b)(1) and (2) and one hundred
percent (100%) of the fees collected under § 27-14602(b)(3)-(6) shall be;
(A) Deposited into the 1995 New Revenue Division Building Fund as cash funds: and
(B) Used for the repayment of bonds that may
be issued by or for the benefit of the Arkansas
Revenue Department Building Commission under
the 1995 New Revenue Division Building Act.
(2) Fifty percent (50%) of the fees collected under
§ 27-14-602(b)(1) and (2) shall be:
(A) Deposited into the State Treasury as trust
funds and credited to the State Police Retirement
Fund; and
(B) Used for the State Police Retirement System for the Department of Arkansas State Police.
(3) At least nine hundred twenty thousand dollars ($920,000) of the fees collected under subdivision (a)(1) of this section shall first be distributed to
the 1995 New Revenue Division Building Fund and
the Arkansas Revenue Department Building Commission under the 1995 New Revenue Division
Building Act before distribution of the fees as provided under subdivision (a)(2) of this section.
(b) All fees collected by the circuit clerk and
recorder as required by this chapter shall not be
affected by the provisions of this section.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 85; 1965, No. 493, § 3; A.S.A.
1947, § 75-185; Acts 1995, No. 725, § 7; 2011, No. 718, § 3.
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27-14-610
27-14-607. Alternate registration procedures.
27-14-609. Provision of information.
(a) The Director of the Department of Finance
and Administration is authorized to allow vehicles to
be registered for a renewal period of two years, if the
director determines that such two-year renewal period would facilitate the vehicle registration process.
If a vehicle registration is renewed for a two-year
period, the renewal fee shall be twice the annual
renewal fee for that vehicle, plus the cost of the
annual license plate validation decal for both years
for that vehicle.
(b) The director is authorized to provide for the
registration of vehicles by mail, telephone, electronically, or any other method which the director determines would facilitate the vehicle registration process.
(a)(1) The Office of Motor Vehicle shall maintain
on its website information to inform the citizens of
the State of Arkansas of changes in the driving laws
of the state.
(2) The office shall make the website address
related to the information required under subdivision (a)(1) of this section available at all state
revenue offices.
(b)(1) The office shall by July 1 of each year
prepare a list and explanation of the most-violated
driving or traffic laws during the previous year.
(2) The office shall make the information required
under subdivision (b)(1) of this section available at
all state revenue offices and on its website.
(c) The office is authorized to promulgate rules to
administer the provisions of this subchapter.
History. Acts 1997, No. 974, § 15.
27-14-608. Payment by credit card.
(a) The Director of the Department of Finance
and Administration is authorized to promulgate
regulations providing for payment by credit card of
any fees or taxes due upon the issuance or renewal
of a vehicle registration, except a vehicle registration issued or renewed under the provisions of
§ 27-14-601(a)(3)(B)-(H) or the provisions of § 2714-601(a)(3)(I)(i)(a)(2)-(4). The director may allow
the payment of these fees or taxes by credit card if
the director determines that payment by credit card
would facilitate the administration of the motor
vehicle registration program.
(b) The director is authorized to enter into contracts with credit card companies and to pay fees
normally charged by those companies for allowing
the use of their credit cards as authorized by this
section.
(c)(1) From the net proceeds received, or receivable, from credit card companies for all fees or taxes
paid by credit card, the director shall pay the full
sum specified in § 27-14-1015(d)(1) to the Arkansas
Development Finance Authority. The balance of the
net proceeds received, or receivable, from credit card
companies shall be prorated to the various funds for
which they were collected and deposited into the
State Treasury for transfer on the last business day
of each month, in the same manner and to be used
for the same purposes as all other fees and taxes
collected upon the issuance or renewal of vehicle
registrations.
(2) Any amounts deducted from the gross proceeds of vehicle registration fees or taxes paid by
credit card, which are deducted for the purpose of
paying credit card company fees, shall be cash funds
not subject to appropriation and, if withheld by the
director, shall be remitted by the director to credit
card companies as required under contracts authorized by this section.
History. Acts 1997, No. 974, § 16.
History. Acts 2005, No. 2118, § 1.
27-14-610. Permanent registration of a fleet
of motor vehicles.
(a) As used in this section:
(1) “Affiliate” means any entity that directly or
indirectly owns or controls, is owned or controlled by,
or is under common ownership or control with another entity;
(2)(A) “Fleet of motor vehicles” means at least
fifty (50) motor vehicles that are:
(i) Owned or leased by a person or entity described in § 26-26-1601(12)—(16) or affiliates of
that person or entity; and
(ii) Used for business purposes.
(B) “Fleet of motor vehicles” includes commercial motor vehicles that are base-plated in the
State of Arkansas or passenger motor vehicles
otherwise subject to registration under this chapter.
(C) “Fleet of motor vehicles” does not include
motor vehicles registered and governed under
§ 27-14-502 or motor vehicles registered under an
international registration plan administered by a
state other than Arkansas; and
(3) “Owns or controls” means owning or holding
at least a majority of the outstanding voting power
of an entity.
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this
chapter, the registered owner or lessee of a fleet of
motor vehicles may apply as provided in this section
to the Office of Motor Vehicle of the Revenue Division of the Department of Finance and Administration for a license plate with a decal identifying the
vehicle as a fleet vehicle.
(c) The license plate issued under this section
shall be the standard license plate for the class and
type of vehicle otherwise required under this chapter with a decal bearing the word “fleet” at the
bottom of the license plate.
(d)(1) Payment of all registration fees and fleet
management fees under this section shall be paid in
advance for a period of three (3) years.
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(2)(A) The fees for renewal of a vehicle registration under this section shall be due and payable
during the last month of the last year of the
registration period.
(B) Upon request, the office shall allow the
owner of a fleet of motor vehicles to set all renewals for the fleet to occur in a month requested by
the owner.
(3)(A) The office may shorten or lengthen the
term of any renewal period under this section by
rule and upon notice to all owners of a fleet
registered under this section as necessary to provide a staggered system of renewal in which
approximately one-third (1⁄3) of the vehicles in a
fleet shall be renewed in any given year.
(e)(1) The fees for registration and renewal of
registration of a vehicle under this section shall be
the same amount as and shall be distributed in the
same manner as the fees otherwise required under
this chapter for the type and class of vehicle being
registered.
(2)(A) In addition to the registration fees prescribed for issuance or renewal under this chapter,
an annual fleet management fee of ten dollars
($10.00) per motor vehicle in the fleet of motor
vehicles shall be charged.
(B) The annual fleet management fee shall be
deposited as special revenues into the State Central Services Fund to be used exclusively for the
benefit of the division.
(f)(1) Upon payment of the registration fees and
fleet management fees as provided under subsection
(e) of this section, the owner or lessee of the fleet of
motor vehicles shall be issued a license plate with a
decal for each motor vehicle in the fleet of motor
vehicles registered under this section.
(2) Each license plate with a decal issued under
this section shall bear a validation sticker as required for standard license plates issued under this
chapter reflecting the period that the owner or lessee
of the fleet of motor vehicles has paid in advance.
(g) A license plate with a decal issued under this
section may be transferred to another vehicle of the
same type and class in the same fleet of motor
vehicles in the same manner and subject to the same
fees prescribed in §§ 27-14-902 and 27-14-914.
(h) A license plate with a decal issued under this
section that has been lost or destroyed may be
replaced in the same manner and subject to the
same fees prescribed in § 27-14-602.
(i) The office may adopt rules for the implementation, administration, and enforcement of this section.
History. Acts 2009, No. 1194, § 1.
27-14-611. Registration for nonprofit motor
vehicle fleets.
(a) As used in this section:
(1) “Fleet of motor vehicles” means at least
twenty-five (25) motor vehicles that are owned or
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leased by an organization and used for the organization’s purposes; and
(2) “Organization” means a nonprofit organization or its affiliate that:
(A) Has been approved for tax exempt status
under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue
Code as in effect on January 1, 2011; and
(B) Is eligible to participate in the federal transit grant programs administered through the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department.
(b)(1) An organization may apply to the Office of
Motor Vehicle of the Revenue Division of the Department of Finance and Administration for the registration and licensing of its fleet of motor vehicles as
provided under this section.
(2) The license plate issued under this section
shall be the standard license plate for the class and
type of vehicle otherwise required under this chapter and may be transferred to another motor vehicle
of the same class and type owned by the same
organization.
(c)(1) The registration and renewal fees shall be
the same amount and shall be distributed in the
same manner as the fees otherwise required for the
class and type of vehicle being registered.
(2) Registration and renewal fee payments shall
be paid in advance for either a period of two (2) or
three (3) years.
(3) The registration and renewal fee payments
are due and payable during the last month of the
last year of the registration period.
(4) The organization may choose the month in
which renewals occur.
(d)(1) Except as provided in subdivision (d)(2) of
this section, in addition to the registration fees
prescribed for issuance, an initial fleet management
fee of ten dollars ($10.00) per motor vehicle shall be
charged for the first year of registration as a fleet
vehicle.
(2) The initial fleet management fee for a fleet of
motor vehicles shall not exceed five hundred dollars
($500).
(3) The initial fleet management fee shall be
deposited as special revenues into the State Central
Services Fund as direct revenue to the Revenue
Division of the Department of Finance and Administration.
(e)(1) For each motor vehicle registration or renewal, the organization shall provide the documents
that the Office of Motor Vehicle requires.
(f)(1) The Office of Motor Vehicle may adopt rules
for the implementation, administration, and enforcement of this section.
(2) If the Director of the Department of Finance
and Administration determines that online renewals are available under this section, the organization
may be allowed to renew online.
History. Acts 2011, No. 192, § 1.
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27-14-612. Multiyear personal-use vehicle registration.
(a) As used in this section, “personal-use vehicle”
means a pleasure vehicle registered under § 27-14601(a)(1) or a Class One truck or van under § 2714-601(a)(3)(A).
(b) The Office of Motor Vehicle of the Revenue
Division of the Department of Finance and Administration shall offer a multiyear personal-use vehicle
registration as provided under this section.
(c)(1) The owner of a personal-use vehicle may
submit a multiyear personal-use vehicle registration
for a period of two (2) years by providing the following information to the office with the application:
(A) All information necessary for the registration and licensing of the vehicle under law to
include:
(i) Proof that property taxes have been timely
paid for the preceding two (2) years; and
(ii) Proof that the motor vehicle has been insured as required under § 27-22-104 and the
Motor Vehicle Safety Responsibility Act, § 27-19101 et seq., for the preceding two (2) years; and
(B) Payment of the fees for registration and
licensing for two (2) years.
(2) The owner of a personal-use vehicle may submit a multiyear personal-use vehicle registration for
a period of three (3) years by providing the following
information to the office with the application:
(A) All information necessary for the registration and licensing of the vehicle under law to
include:
(i) Proof that property taxes have been timely
paid for the preceding three (3) years; and
(ii) Proof that the motor vehicle has been insured as required under § 27-22-104 and the
Motor Vehicle Safety Responsibility Act, § 27-19101 et seq., for the preceding three (3) years; and
(B) Payment of the fees for registration and
licensing for three (3) years.
(d) A personal-use vehicle is not eligible for registration under this section if it has not been licensed and registered for the period that the owner
seeks to register the vehicle for multiple years prior
to the owner’s seeking to register the vehicle for
multiple years.
(e) The Office of Motor Vehicle may promulgate
rules for the administration of this section.
History. Acts 2011, No. 904, § 2.
SUBCHAPTER 7 — REGISTRATION AND
CERTIFICATES OF TITLE
SECTION.
27-14-701.
27-14-702.
27-14-703.
27-14-704.
27-14-705.
27-14-706.
Requirements — Exception.
No other license required.
Vehicles subject to registration — Exceptions.
Motor vehicles registered in foreign states.
Application for registration and certificate of title.
[Repealed.]
27-14-702
SECTION.
27-14-707. Application for specially constructed, reconstructed, or
foreign vehicles.
27-14-708. Temporary permit pending registration.
27-14-709. Half-year license.
27-14-710. Grounds for refusing registration or certificate of title.
27-14-711. Examination of registration records and index of stolen
and recovered vehicles.
27-14-712. Registration indexes.
27-14-713. Issuance of registration certificates and certificates of
title.
27-14-714. Registration certificate to be signed, carried, and exhibited on demand.
27-14-715. Issuance of license plates.
27-14-716. Display of license plates generally.
27-14-717. License plates for proper year alone to be displayed —
Exception.
27-14-718. Application for renewal of registration.
27-14-719. No renewal of title certificates.
27-14-720. Lost or damaged certificates and plates.
27-14-721. Assignment of new identifying numbers.
27-14-722. Change of engines.
27-14-723. When residents and nonresidents to obtain state registration and license.
27-14-724. [Repealed.]
27-14-725. Limited vehicle identification number verification.
27-14-726. Mini-trucks.
27-14-727. Certificate of title with beneficiary.
27-14-701. Requirements — Exception.
(a) It shall be a misdemeanor for any person to
drive or move, or for an owner knowingly to permit
to be driven or moved, upon any highway, any
vehicle of a type required to be registered under this
chapter which is not registered within the time
period prescribed by law, or for which a certificate of
title has not been issued or applied for within the
time period prescribed by law, or for which the
appropriate fee has not been paid when and as
required under this chapter.
(b) When application accompanied by proper fee
has been made for registration and certificate of title
for a vehicle, it may be operated temporarily pending complete registration upon displaying a duplicate application, duly verified, or other evidence of
such application or otherwise under rules and regulations promulgated by the Commissioner of Motor
Vehicles.
(c) The purchaser of any new or used motor vehicle may operate the vehicle upon the public highways prior to making application for or obtaining
registration thereof, if the person carries in the
vehicle at all such times a title to the vehicle which
is assigned to such purchaser or a notarized bill of
sale evidencing the transfer of the vehicle to the
purchaser.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 31; 1983, No. 252, § 1; A.S.A.
1947, § 75-131.
27-14-702. No other license required.
(a) No owner of a motor vehicle who shall have
obtained a certificate from the Director of the Department of Finance and Administration as provided in this subchapter shall be required to obtain
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any other license or permits to use and operate the
motor vehicle; nor shall the owner be required to
display upon his motor vehicle any other number
than the number of the registration issued by the
director, or excluded, or prohibited, or limited in the
free use of the motor vehicle upon any public street,
avenue, road, turnpike, driveway, parkway, or any
other public place, at any time when it is open to the
use of persons having or using other vehicles; nor
shall the owner be required to comply with other
provisions or conditions as to the use of motor
vehicles, except as provided in this chapter.
(b) Motor vehicles may be excluded from any
cemetery or grounds used for the burial of the dead
by the authorities having jurisdiction over the cemetery or grounds.
(c) Nothing contained in this section shall be
construed to affect the power of municipal corporations to make and enforce ordinances, rules, and
regulations affecting motor vehicles which are used
within their limits for public hire.
History. Acts 1911, No. 134, § 13; C. & M. Dig., § 7429; Pope’s
Dig., § 6641; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-237.
27-14-703. Vehicles subject to registration —
Exceptions.
Every motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer, and pole
trailer when driven or moved upon a highway and
every mobile home shall be subject to the provisions
of this chapter except:
(1) Any vehicle driven or moved upon a highway
in conformance with the provisions of this chapter
relating to manufacturers, transporters, dealers,
lienholders, or nonresidents or under a temporary
registration permit issued by the Office of Motor
Vehicle as authorized in § 27-14-708;
(2) Any vehicle which is driven or moved upon a
highway only for the purpose of crossing such highway from one (1) property to another;
(3)(A) Any implement of husbandry that is only
incidentally operated or moved upon a highway
whether or not it is subject to registration under
this chapter.
(B) Incidental use may be established by an
affidavit of the owner of the implement of husbandry submitted to the Department of Finance
and Administration along with payment of the
gross receipts or use tax imposed on the implement of husbandry when the owner applies for
and receives a certificate of title to the implement
of husbandry.
(C) The transportation of logs or timber upon a
highway from the point of severance to a point in
this state at which the logs or timber first undergo
any processing, preparation for processing, conversion, or transformation from their natural or
severed state shall not be incidental operation of
the implement of husbandry upon a highway.
(D) An affidavit to establish incidental use is
not required if the implement of husbandry was
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originally manufactured as an implement of husbandry;
(4) Any special mobile equipment as defined in
§ 27-14-211;
(5) Any vehicle which is propelled exclusively by
electric power obtained from overhead trolley wires,
though not operated upon rails;
(6) Manufactured homes or mobile homes for
which the certificate of title has been cancelled
under § 27-14-1603; and
(7) No certificates of title need be obtained for any
vehicle of a type subject to registration owned by the
federal government.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 32; 1973, No. 596, § 2; A.S.A.
1947, § 75-132; Acts 2005, No. 1991, § 2.
27-14-704. Motor vehicles registered in foreign states.
(a) Any motor vehicle or motorcycle belonging to
any person who is a nonresident of this state who
has registered the motor vehicle or motorcycle in
and who has complied with all the laws of the state,
territory, District of Columbia, or any province or
territory of Canada in which the owner resides with
respect to the registration of motor vehicles and the
display of registration numbers and who shall conspicuously display the registration number as required may be operated in this state as follows:
(1) If the motor vehicle is operated for the sole
purpose of marketing farm products raised exclusively by the owner or other growers of the products
associated with the owner in the raising of the farm
products;
(2) A privately owned and duly registered motor
vehicle not operated for hire but for the purpose of
going to and from the owner’s place of regular
employment and the making of trips for the purchasing of goods, wares, and merchandise if the
owner lives outside of this state;
(3)(A) Any motor vehicle operated by a nonresident only making an occasional trip into this state
shall have the right to make an occasional trip
without the payment of any motor vehicle license
fee to this state, if the motor vehicle is not operated for hire.
(B) The Director of the Department of Finance
and Administration may issue temporary permits
without payment of license fees for motor vehicles
operated for hire by a nonresident into and across
the highways of this state when the vehicles are
operated upon charters for casual, irregular, occasional, and nonscheduled sightseeing trips; and
(4) The director is authorized and empowered to
enter into any agreement or issue any permit for the
operation of any motor vehicles upon the highways
of this state without payment of license fees when
the vehicles are operated under and by the supervision of the proper authorities of the United States
Army, Air Force, Navy, or Marine Corps during any
period of emergency.
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(b) The provisions of this section shall be operative as to a vehicle owned by a nonresident of this
state only to the extent that under the laws of the
state, territory, District of Columbia, or any province
or territory of Canada, or other place of residence of
the nonresident owner, like exemptions are granted
to vehicles registered under the laws of, and owned
by, residents of this state.
History. Acts 1931, No. 246, §§ 1, 2; Pope’s Dig., §§ 6633, 6634;
Acts 1941, No. 392, § 1; 1943, No. 143, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 75-238,
75-239; Acts 1993, No. 445, § 41; 2003, No. 832, § 1.
27-14-705. Application for registration and
certificate of title.
(a)(1) Every owner of a vehicle subject to the
registration under this chapter shall make application to the Office of Motor Vehicle for the registration
of the vehicle and issuance of a certificate of title or
a certificate of title with beneficiary under § 27-14727 for the vehicle upon the appropriate forms
furnished by the office.
(2) Every application shall bear the signature of
the owner, written with pen and ink, unless the
person is unable to write, in which case he affixes his
mark, “X”, which must be witnessed by a person
other than the office employee, and the signature
shall be acknowledged by the owner before a person
authorized to administer oaths.
(b) The application shall contain:
(1) The name, bona fide residence, and mailing
address of the owner or business address of the
owner if a firm, association, or corporation;
(2)(A) A description of the vehicle, including, insofar as the data specified in this subsection may
exist with respect to a given vehicle, the make,
model, type of body, the number of cylinders, the
serial number of the vehicle, the engine or other
number of the vehicle designated to identify vehicles for registration purposes, and whether new
or used, and if a new vehicle, a certificate of origin.
(B)(i) Except as provided under § 27-14-726,
the certificate of origin shall be furnished to the
dealer by the manufacturer and shall accompany
the application for license and title.
(ii) Except as provided under § 27-14-726, no
license for the operation of the vehicle shall be
granted and no certificate of title shall be issued
unless the certificate of origin is made a part of the
application.
(C) The certificate of origin shall be on a form to
be prescribed by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles.
(D) In the event a vehicle is designed, constructed, converted, or rebuilt for the transportation of property, the application shall include a
statement of its capacity in terms of maximum
gross vehicle weight rating as authorized by the
manufacturer of the chassis or the complete vehicle;
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(3) A statement of the applicant’s title and of all
liens or encumbrances upon the vehicle and the
names and addresses of all persons having any
interest therein and the nature of every such interest and the name and address of the person to whom
the certificate of title shall be delivered by the office;
(4)(A) Further information as may reasonably be
required by the office to enable it to determine
whether the vehicle is lawfully entitled to registration and the owner entitled to a certificate of
title.
(B) When such application refers to a new vehicle purchased from a dealer, the application
shall be accompanied by a statement by the dealer
or a bill of sale showing any lien retained by the
dealer and a fee of fifty cents (50¢) in addition to
the title.
(C) For the purposes of this section:
(i) The words “new vehicle” shall be defined as
any motor vehicle transferred for the first time
from a manufacturer or importer, or dealer or
agent of a manufacturer or importer, and which
motor vehicle had theretofore not been used, and
is what is commonly known as a “new motor
vehicle”; and
(ii) The words “used vehicle” shall be any motor
vehicle which has been sold, bargained, exchanged, given away, or the title transferred from
the person who first took ownership from the
manufacturer or importer, dealer, or agent of the
manufacturer or importer, or so used as to have
become what is commonly known as a “secondhand motor vehicle”.
(c) In addition to the application referred to in
subsections (a) and (b) of this section, a title application fee in the amount of eight dollars ($8.00) per
motor vehicle is imposed on each title issued, which
shall be paid to the office at the time that application
for registration thereof is made.
(d)(1) All fees, fines, penalties, and other amounts
collected under subsection (c) of this section shall be
remitted to the Treasurer of State separate and
apart from other taxes and fees.
(2)(A) Three percent (3%) of the gross amount
thereof shall be deducted by the Treasurer of State
as provided by law.
(B) The net amount remaining after the deduction of the three percent (3%) is distributed as
follows:
(i) Fifty percent (50%) of the net amount shall
be distributed as provided under the Arkansas
Highway Revenue Distribution Law, § 27-70-207
et seq.; provided that at least three million, six
hundred eighty thousand dollars ($3,680,000)
shall be distributed as provided in this subdivision
(d)(2)(B)(i) before any other distributions are
made under this section; and
(ii) Fifty percent (50%) of the net amount shall
be deposited into the State Treasury as trust
funds and credited to the State Police Retirement
Fund to be used for the State Police Retirement
System.
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History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 33; 1955, No. 110, § 1; 1979, No.
439, § 1; 1981, No. 40, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-133; Acts 1987, No.
945, § 6; 2009, No. 146, § 2; 2011, No. 335, § 1; 2011, No. 718, § 2.
27-14-706. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This section, concerning listing with assessor and payment of taxes as prerequisite to registration, was
repealed by Acts 1997, No. 974, § 1, effective January 1, 1998. The
section was derived from the following sources: Acts 1951, No. 130,
§§ 1, 2; 1953, No. 144, §§ 1, 2; 1953, No. 212, § 2; 1983, No. 753,
§ 1; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 75-133.1, 75-133.4, 75-133.33, 75-179.1.
27-14-707. Application for specially constructed, reconstructed, or foreign vehicles.
(a)(1) In the event the vehicle to be registered is a
specially constructed, reconstructed, or foreign vehicle, that fact shall be stated in the application.
(2) With reference to every foreign vehicle which
has been registered previously outside of this state,
the owner shall surrender to the Office of Motor
Vehicle all registration plates, registration cards,
and certificates of title, or other evidence of such
foreign registration as may be in his or her possession or under his or her control, except as provided
in subsection (b) of this section.
(b) Where in the course of interstate operation of
a vehicle registered in another state it is desirable to
retain registration of the vehicle in such other
states, the applicant need not surrender, but shall
submit for inspection, evidence of such foreign registration, and the office, upon a proper showing,
shall register the vehicle in this state but shall not
issue a certificate of title for such vehicle.
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History. Acts 1965 (1st Ex. Sess.), No. 38, § 1; A.S.A. 1947,
§ 75-282.
27-14-710. Grounds for refusing registration
or certificate of title.
The Office of Motor Vehicle shall refuse registration or issuance of a certificate of title or any
transfer of registration upon any of the following
grounds:
(1) That the application contains any false or
fraudulent statement or that the applicant has
failed to furnish required information or reasonable
additional information requested by the office or
that the applicant is not entitled to the issuance of a
certificate of title or registration of the vehicle under
this chapter;
(2) That the office has reasonable grounds to
believe that the vehicle is a stolen or embezzled
vehicle or that the granting of registration or the
issuance of a certificate of title would constitute a
fraud against the rightful owner or other person
having valid lien upon such vehicle;
(3) That the registration of the vehicle stands
suspended or revoked for any reason as provided in
the motor vehicle laws of this state;
(4) That the required fee has not been paid; or
(5) That the owner of a commercial motor vehicle
has had his or her authority to operate denied or
suspended by the United States Department of
Transportation for safety-related violations.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 36; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-136; Acts
2003, No. 854, § 2.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 34; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-134.
27-14-708. Temporary permit pending registration.
The Office of Motor Vehicle, at its discretion, may
grant a temporary permit to operate a vehicle for
which application for registration and certificate of
title has been made where the application is accompanied by the proper fee, pending action upon the
application by the office.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 35; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-135.
27-14-709. Half-year license.
Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, any motor vehicle for which the annual registration and licensing fee is one hundred dollars
($100) or more, for any twelve-month licensing period, may be licensed for the first six (6) months of
the annual licensing period, upon payment of onehalf (½) of the annual registration and licensing fee,
plus an additional fee of five dollars ($5.00) to defray
the administrative cost of issuing the half-year license, under such regulations as the Director of the
Department of Finance and Administration may
promulgate.
27-14-711. Examination of registration records and index of stolen and recovered vehicles.
The Office of Motor Vehicle, upon receiving application for original registration of a vehicle or any
certificate of title, shall first check the engine and
serial number, or other identifying number, shown
in the application against the indexes of registered
motor vehicles and against the index of stolen and
recovered motor vehicles required to be maintained
by this chapter.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 37; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-137.
27-14-712. Registration indexes.
The Office of Motor Vehicle shall file each application received and, when satisfied as to the genuineness and regularity thereof and that the applicant is
entitled to register such vehicle and to the issuance
of a certificate of title, shall register the vehicle
therein described and keep a record thereof in suitable methods which ensure that the records will be
available as follows:
(1) Under a distinctive registration number assigned to the vehicle;
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(2) Alphabetically, under the name of the owner;
(3) Under the vehicle identification number, if
available, otherwise any other identifying number of
the vehicle; and
(4) In the discretion of the office, in any other
manner it may deem desirable.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 38; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-138; Acts
1997, No. 809, § 4.
27-14-713. Issuance of registration certificates and certificates of title.
(a) The Office of Motor Vehicle, upon registering a
vehicle, shall issue a registration certificate and a
certificate of title. The registration certificate and
the certificate of title shall be of a type which, as
nearly as possible, prevents the document from
being altered, counterfeited, duplicated, or simulated without ready detection.
(b)(1) The registration certificate shall be delivered to the owner and shall contain, upon the face
thereof, the date issued, the name and address of the
owner, the registration number assigned to the
vehicle, and such description of the vehicle as determined by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles.
(2) Upon the reverse side it shall contain a form
for endorsement of notice to the office upon transfer
of the vehicle.
(c)(1)(A) The certificate of title shall contain upon
its face the identical information required upon
the face of the registration certificate.
(B) In addition, it shall contain:
(i) A statement of the owner’s title;
(ii) A statement of all liens and encumbrances
on the vehicle therein described;
(iii) A statement as to whether possession is
held by the owner under a lease, contract of
conditional sale, or other like agreement; and
(iv) If a certificate of title is issued as a certificate of title with beneficiary, the information required under § 27-14-727.
(2) The certificate shall bear the seal of the office.
(d)(1) The certificate of title shall contain upon
the front side a space for the signature of the owner,
and the owner shall write his or her name with pen
and ink in such space upon receipt of the certificate,
except when a surviving owner or a beneficiary
applies for a new title under § 27-14-727.
(2) The certificate shall also contain upon the
reverse side forms for assignment of title or interest
and warranty thereof by the owner, with space for
notation of liens and encumbrances upon the vehicle
at the time of a transfer.
(e)(1) The certificate of title shall be delivered to
the owner in the event no lien or encumbrance
appears thereon.
(2) Otherwise, the certificate of title shall be delivered either to the person holding the first lien or
encumbrance upon the vehicle as shown in the
certificate or to the person named to receive it in the
application for such certificate.
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History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 39; 1981, No. 697, § 1; A.S.A.
1947, § 75-139; Acts 2007, No. 171, § 1; 2011, No. 335, §§ 2, 3.
27-14-714. Registration certificate to be
signed, carried, and exhibited on demand.
(a)(1) Every owner, upon receipt of a registration
certificate, shall write his signature thereon, with
pen and ink in the space provided. Every such
registration certificate shall be, at all times, carried
in the vehicle to which it refers or shall be carried by
the person driving or in control of such vehicle, who
shall display it upon demand of a police officer or any
officer or employee of the office.
(2) No person charged with violating this section
shall be convicted if he or she produces in a court a
registration certificate for such vehicle which was
issued prior to, and in effect at, the time of the
arrest.
(b) The provisions of this section requiring that a
registration certificate be carried in the vehicle to
which it refers or by the person driving it shall not
apply when such certificate is used for the purpose of
making application for renewal of registration or
upon a transfer of registration of the vehicle.
(c)(1) The provisions of this section shall not be
construed to amend or repeal the requirement contained in § 27-14-601 which makes it unlawful for
any truck to be operated upon the highways of
Arkansas without the license registration card or
certificate being at all times in the possession of the
operator thereof and subject to inspection.
(2) Possession of a photocopy of the license registration card or certificate shall be deemed to comply
with the requirements of this section.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 40; 1965 (2nd Ex. Sess.), No. 4,
§§ 1, 3; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 75-140, 75-140.1.
27-14-715. Issuance of license plates.
(a) The Office of Motor Vehicle, upon registering a
vehicle, shall issue to the owner one (1) license plate
for a motorcycle, trailer, or semitrailer and one (1) or
two (2) license plates for every other motor vehicle.
(b) Every license plate shall have displayed upon
it the registration number assigned to the vehicle for
which it is issued, also the name of this state, which
may be abbreviated, and the year number for which
it is issued or the date of expiration thereof.
(c) The license plates and required letters and
numerals thereon, except the year number for which
issued, shall be of sufficient size to be plainly readable from a distance of one hundred feet (100')
during daylight.
(d) The office shall issue for every passenger motor vehicle rented without a driver the same type of
license plates as the type of plates issued for a
private passenger vehicle.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 41; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-141.
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27-14-716. Display of license plates generally.
(a)(1) License plates issued for a motor vehicle
other than a motorcycle shall be attached thereto,
one (1) in the front and the other in the rear.
(2)(A) When one (1) plate is issued, it shall be
attached to the rear.
(B) License plates for trucks of one (1) ton
capacity or larger may be displayed either on the
front or rear of the vehicle.
(C) The license plate issued for a motorcycle
required to be registered under this chapter shall
be attached to the rear thereof.
(b) Every license plate shall, at all times, be
securely fastened in a horizontal position to the
vehicle for which it is issued so as to prevent the
plate from swinging and at a height of not less than
twelve inches (12⬙) from the ground, measuring from
the bottom of such plate, in a place and position to be
clearly visible and shall be maintained free from
foreign materials and in a condition to be clearly
legible.
(c) Placing any type of cover over a license plate
which makes the license plate more difficult to read
or which reduces the reflective properties of the
license plate is prohibited.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 42; 1985, No. 1065, § 1; A.S.A.
1947, § 75-142; Acts 2001, No. 1378, § 1.
27-14-717. License plates for proper year
alone to be displayed — Exception.
(a) There shall not be displayed on motor vehicles, trailers, or semitrailers any other motor
vehicle license plates or other means of identification of the payment of the proper motor vehicle
license fee other than that which has been issued for
display and identification purposes at the proper
time intended by the laws of the various states for
such display and identification.
(b)(1) The display of subsequent year license
plates shall be strictly limited to those vehicles for
which there have been purchased license plates for
the current registration period.
(2) Nothing in this subsection (b) shall be construed so as to permit the operation of a motor
vehicle on the streets and highways of Arkansas
without the owner’s having paid all registration fees
applicable for such period of operation.
(c) Any person driving a motor vehicle, trailer, or
semitrailer in violation of this section shall, upon
conviction, be fined in any sum not less than five
dollars ($5.00) nor more than ten dollars ($10.00).
History. Acts 1945, No. 117, §§ 1, 3; 1983, No. 178, § 1; A.S.A.
1947, §§ 75-226, 75-228; Acts 1999, No. 385, § 2.
27-14-718. Application for renewal of registration.
Application for renewal of a vehicle registration
shall be made by the owner, upon proper application
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and by payment of the registration fee for the
vehicle, as provided by law.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 44; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-144.
27-14-719. No renewal of title certificates.
Certificates of title need not be renewed annually
but shall remain valid until cancelled by the Office of
Motor Vehicle for cause or upon a transfer of any
interest shown therein.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 43; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-143.
27-14-720. Lost or damaged certificates and
plates.
(a) In the event any registration certificate or
license plate is lost, mutilated, or becomes illegible,
the owner or legal representative or successor in
interest of the owner of the vehicle for which it was
issued, as shown by the records of the Office of Motor
Vehicle, shall immediately make application to the
office for, and may obtain, a duplicate or a substitute
or a new registration under a new registration
number, as determined to be most advisable by the
office, upon the applicant’s furnishing information
satisfactory to the office.
(b)(1)(A) In the event any certificate of title is lost,
mutilated, or becomes illegible the owner or legal
representative or successor in interest of the
owner of the vehicle for which it was issued, as
shown by the records of the office, shall immediately make application to the office for and may
obtain a duplicate if the conditions of this subdivision (b)(1) are satisfied.
(B) The following information shall be included
in the application:
(i) The year, make, model, vehicle identification
number, and body style of the vehicle;
(ii)(a) The name of a lienholder; and
(b) A release if the applicant claims that the
lien has been released; and
(iii) Other information required by the office.
(C) The fee for a duplicate title shall accompany
the application.
(D) The office may issue a duplicate title without notice if the records of the office do not show
that a lien exists against the vehicle.
(E)(i)(a) The office shall mail notice to a lienholder shown in the records of the office at the
address shown in the records for the lienholder.
(b) The notice shall state that the lienholder
must respond to the office within ten (10) business
days from the date of the notice if the lien has not
been released, or the duplicate title will be issued
without recording the lien.
(ii)(a) At the earlier of the time the lienholder
responds indicating that the lien has been released or the expiration of the time for response by
the lienholder, the office may issue a duplicate
title without recording the name of the lienholder.
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(b) If the lienholder responds within the time
for response indicating that the lien has not been
released, the office may issue a duplicate that
places the name of the lienholder on the duplicate
title.
(iii) The notice required under this subdivision
(b)(1)(E) shall not apply to a motor vehicle dealer
approved by the Department of Finance and Administration.
(2) Upon issuance of any duplicate certificate of
title, the previous certificate last issued shall be
void.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 45; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-145; Acts
2009, No. 634, § 1.
27-14-721. Assignment of new identifying
numbers.
(a) The Office of Motor Vehicle is authorized to
assign a distinguishing number to a motor vehicle
whenever the serial number thereon is destroyed or
obliterated and to issue to the owner a special plate
bearing the distinguishing number, which shall be
affixed to the vehicle in a position to be determined
by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles.
(b) The motor vehicle shall be registered under
the distinguishing number in lieu of the former
serial number.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 46; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-146.
27-14-722. Change of engines.
The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles is authorized
to adopt and enforce such registration rules and
regulations as may be deemed necessary and compatible with the public interest, with respect to the
change or substitution of one engine in place of
another in any motor vehicle.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 47; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-147.
27-14-723. When residents and nonresidents
to obtain state registration and license.
(a) Within thirty (30) calendar days of becoming a
resident, a person who is a resident of this state
shall obtain an Arkansas motor vehicle registration
and license in order to operate a motor vehicle upon
the streets and highways of this state.
(b) A nonresident person who has been physically
present in this state for a period of six (6) months
shall obtain an Arkansas motor vehicle registration
and license in order to operate a motor vehicle upon
the streets and highways of this state.
(c)(1)(A) As used in this subsection, “entity”
means a firm, corporation, association, partnership, or organization that transacts or conducts
business in Arkansas and has a place of business
in Arkansas.
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(B) “Entity” does not include a firm, corporation, association, partnership, or organization engaged in one (1) or more of the following:
(i) Governmental operations, including municipal, county, state, or federal operations;
(ii) Utility operation, maintenance, or repair;
(iii) Construction;
(iv) Natural resource exploration, production,
or mining, including without limitation oil, gas,
gravel, and timber; or
(v) Agricultural operations.
(2)(A)(i) An entity that transacts or conducts
business in Arkansas and has a place of business
in Arkansas shall register a motor vehicle considered a pleasure vehicle under § 27-14-601(a)(1)
that the entity owns and uses in its business
operations in the state with the Office of Motor
Vehicle of the Revenue Division of the Department
of Finance and Administration within thirty (30)
calendar days from the start of business in the
state.
(ii) If an entity began transacting or conducting
business in the state before July 31, 2009, the
entity shall have thirty (30) calendar days to
comply with this subsection.
(B)(i) If a court of competent jurisdiction finds
that an entity has failed to comply with subdivision (c)(2)(A) of this section, the court may assess
a civil penalty against the entity not to exceed ten
thousand dollars ($10,000).
(ii) Proof that an employee or owner of the
entity was found guilty of a violation of subdivision (c)(2)(A) of this section shall establish a prima
facie case that the entity failed to comply with
subdivision (c)(2)(A) of this section.
(iii) A penalty assessed under this subdivision
(c)(2)(B) shall become a lien against the property
owned by the entity in the state.
(iv) An entity may appeal the assessment of a
civil penalty under this subdivision (c)(2)(B) to a
circuit court of competent jurisdiction.
(d) A person who pleads guilty or nolo contendere
to or is found guilty of operating a motor vehicle that
is not in compliance with this section is guilty of a
violation and punishable as provided under § 5-4201(c).
History. Acts 1993, No. 445, § 42; 1999, No. 912, § 2; 2009, No.
945, § 1.
27-14-724. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This section, concerning foreign vehicle
inspection — exception, was repealed by Acts 2005, No. 165, § 1.
The section was derived from Acts 2003, No. 1329, § 1.
27-14-725. Limited vehicle identification number verification.
(a) As used in this section, “designee” means a
person or entity that:
(1) The Department of Arkansas State Police determines is appropriately suited for serving as a
designee; and
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(2) Agrees to perform vehicle identification number verifications under this section on behalf of the
Department of Arkansas State Police.
(b) Except as provided under subsection (h) of this
section, an application for registration or certificate
of title for a motor vehicle shall be accompanied by a
verification of the vehicle identification number if
the owner of the motor vehicle:
(1) Does not have a properly endorsed and assigned certificate of title or manufacturer’s certificate of origin and may only obtain title to the motor
vehicle through:
(A) A court order; or
(B) The bonded title procedure of this state as
set forth under § 27-14-409(c); or
(2) Presents a title or other ownership document
from another state that bears any of the following
designations:
(A) Salvage;
(B) Prior salvage;
(C) Damaged;
(D) Prior damaged;
(E) Junked;
(F) Nonrepairable; or
(G) Any other designation that is substantially
similar to the designations stated in this subdivision (b)(2).
(c)(1) The Department of Arkansas State Police
shall perform vehicle identification number verifications under this section.
(2) A vehicle identification number verification is
only valid under this section if it is performed by one
(1) of the following:
(A) The Department of Arkansas State Police;
(B) The designee of the Department of Arkansas State Police; or
(C) A local law enforcement agency.
(d)(1) The Department of Arkansas State Police, a
local law enforcement agency, or the designee of the
Department of Arkansas State Police may charge a
fee for the vehicle identification number verification
not to exceed twenty-five dollars ($25.00).
(2) A fee owed to the Department of Arkansas
State Police shall be:
(A) Collected by the Revenue Division of the
Department of Finance and Administration at the
time of application for title; and
(B) Deposited into the State Treasury as special
revenue to the credit of the Department of Arkansas State Police Fund.
(3) A fee owed to a local law enforcement agency
or a designee may be collected and retained by the
agency or the designee at the time of the inspection.
(e) A designee under this section shall provide
notice to the Department of Arkansas State Police as
to which persons are conducting vehicle identification number verifications on behalf of the designee.
(f) A local law enforcement agency or its employees are not required to perform vehicle identification
number verifications under this section.
(g)(1) The Department of Arkansas State Police
shall adopt a form that is to be used for all vehicle
identification number verifications in the state.
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(2) The Department of Arkansas State Police may
adopt:
(A) Reasonable rules to ensure that the verification process is available at convenient times and
locations; or
(B) Reasonable rules to ensure that the verification process does not unduly burden legitimate
businesses or consumers in the state.
(h) This section shall not apply to a motor vehicle
registered as a Class Two, Class Three, Class Four,
Class Five, Class Six, Class Seven, or Class Eight
truck under § 27-14-601(a)(3).
(i) If information is received from another state
which indicates that a motor vehicle title issued by
the Department of Finance and Administration under this chapter does not accurately reflect the
designation of the status of a motor vehicle such as
those provided under subdivision (b)(2) of this section, then the Office of Motor Vehicle may cancel the
motor vehicle title and issue a title that correctly
designates the status of the motor vehicle.
History. Acts 2005, No. 165, § 2.
27-14-726. Mini-trucks.
(a) As used in this section:
(1) “Low pressure tire” means a pneumatic tire
six inches (6⬙) or more in width designed for use on
a wheel with a rim diameter of twelve inches (12⬙) or
less and utilizing an operating pressure of ten
pounds per square inch (10 p.s.i.) or less as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer; and
(2)(A) “Mini-truck” means a motor vehicle that is:
(i) At least forty-eight inches (48⬙) in width;
(ii) Not more than one hundred thirty-five
inches (135⬙) in length including the bumper;
(iii) At least one thousand five hundred pounds
(1,500 lbs.) in unladen weight, including fuel and
fluids;
(iv) Equipped with:
(a) Four (4) or more low pressure tires or pneumatic rubber tires that are used on motor vehicles;
(b) A steering wheel;
(c) Seating for at least two (2) people to sit
side-by-side in the front seating area;
(d) A fully enclosed metal or metal-reinforced
cab with glass and mirrors that complies with
§ § 27-37-301 — 27-37-305 regarding safety glass
and mirrors;
(e) Metal doors with functioning handle locks
that are similar to the handle locks on motor
vehicles;
(f) Head lamps as required under § 27-36-209;
(g) Tail lamps as required under § 27-36-215;
(h) Signal lamps as provided under § 27-36216;
(i) A working horn as required under § 27-37202(a);
(j) Seat belts as provided under § 27-37-701 et
seq.; and
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(k) Front and rear bumpers.
(B) A mini-truck may be equipped with a bed or
cargo box for hauling materials.
(C) A mini-truck is not an all-terrain vehicle
under § 27-20-201 et seq. and § 27-21-101 et seq.
(b)(1) The owner of a mini-truck may register and
license it as a Class Eight farm vehicle under
§ 27-14-601(a)(3)(H).
(2) In the application to register the mini-truck,
the owner of the mini-truck shall provide:
(A) The same affidavit as required under § 2714-601(a)(3)(H)(v) and § 27-14-601(a)(3)(H)(xi);
(B) Proof of insurance as required under the
Motor Vehicle Safety Responsibility Act, § 27-19101 et seq., and § 27-22-101 et seq.; and
(C) Proof of ownership that is in the English
language, to include a bill of sale and an export
certificate or a title.
(3) The fees for registering and licensing a minitruck shall be the same as for registering a Class
Eight farm vehicle under § 27-14-601(a)(3)(H)(ii)(a).
(4) The driver of a mini-truck shall have a valid
driver’s license.
(5) The driver of a mini-truck that is registered
and licensed under this section shall comply with
and is subject to the same penalties for violating the
rules of the road as provided under § 27-51-101 et
seq.
(6) A mini-truck is a motor vehicle for the purposes of minimum insurance liability under the
Motor Vehicle Safety Responsibility Act, § 27-19101 et seq., and § 27-22-101 et seq.
(c) A mini-truck shall not be operated on an
interstate highway.
(d) A mini-truck shall not be operated on a road or
highway if:
(1) The operation of mini-trucks is prohibited;
(2) The road is a controlled-access highway;
(3) The posted speed limit is more than fifty-five
(55) miles per hour; or
(4) The mini-truck cannot maintain a speed equal
to the posted speed limit.
History. Acts 2009, No. 146, § 3.
27-14-727. Certificate of title with beneficiary.
(a) As used in this section:
(1)(A) “Beneficiary” means one (1) individual who
is designated to become the owner of a vehicle
upon the death of the current owner as indicated
on the certificate of title issued under this chapter.
(B) “Beneficiary” does not include a business,
firm, partnership, corporation, association, or any
other legally created entity;
(2) “Certificate of title with beneficiary” means a
certificate of title for a vehicle issued under this
chapter that indicates the present owner of the
vehicle and designates a beneficiary as provided
under this section;
(3)(A) “Owner” means an individual who holds
legal title of a vehicle and can include more than
one (1) person but not more than three (3) persons.
27-14-727
(B) “Owner” does not include a business, firm,
partnership, corporation, association, or any other
legally created entity; and
(4) “Vehicle” means a motorized or nonmotorized
piece of equipment with wheels that is:
(A) Primarily used to transport persons or
property on the streets, roads, or highways; and
(B) Required to be registered, licensed, and
titled by the Office of Motor Vehicle of the Revenue
Division of the Department of Finance and Administration under this chapter.
(b) If the owner or joint owners want to transfer a
vehicle upon death by operation of law, the owner or
joint owners may request that the Office of Motor
Vehicle issue a certificate of title with beneficiary
that includes a directive to the Office of Motor
Vehicle to transfer the certificate of title upon the
death of the owner or upon the death of all joint
owners to the beneficiary named on the face of the
certificate of title with beneficiary.
(c)(1) The owner of a vehicle may submit a transfer on death application to the Office of Motor
Vehicle to request the issuance of a certificate of title
with beneficiary or a change to a certificate of title
with beneficiary.
(2) The owner shall provide the following information in the application:
(A) Whether the applicant seeks to add, remove, or change a beneficiary;
(B) The full legal name of the beneficiary;
(C) The social security number of the beneficiary;
(D) The address of the beneficiary;
(E) The vehicle identification number of the
vehicle;
(F) The year, make, model, and body type of the
vehicle;
(G) The printed full legal name of the owner of
the vehicle;
(H) The Arkansas driver’s license or identification card number for the owner of the vehicle; and
(I) The signature of the owner of the vehicle.
(3) The owner shall include the following with the
application:
(A) The certificate of title for the vehicle issued
under this chapter;
(B) The title application fee of four dollars
($4.00) as provided under § 27-14-705(c) and the
title fee under § 27-14-602(b); and
(C) The certificate of title with beneficiary processing fee of ten dollars ($10.00).
(4)(A) The fee remitted under subdivision
(c)(3)(C) of this section shall be deposited into the
State Central Services Fund for the benefit of the
Revenue Division of the Department of Finance
and Administration.
(B) The fee shall be credited as supplemental
and in addition to all other funds as may be
deposited for the benefit of the division.
(C) The fee shall not be considered or credited
to the Office of Motor Vehicle as direct revenue.
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(d)(1) The Office of Motor Vehicle shall not issue a
certificate of title with beneficiary to an owner of a
vehicle if:
(A) The vehicle is encumbered by a lien; or
(B) The owner holds his or her interest in the
vehicle as a tenant in common with another person.
(2) If a lien request is made for a beneficiary title,
the beneficiary shall be removed and the lien added.
(e) The certificate of title with beneficiary issued
by the Office of Motor Vehicle shall include after the
name of the owner the words “transfer on death to”
or the abbreviation “TOD” followed by the name of
the beneficiary.
(f) During the lifetime of the sole owner or before
the death of the last surviving joint owner:
(1) The signature or consent of the beneficiary is
not required for any transaction relating to the
vehicle for which a certificate of title with beneficiary has been issued; and
(2) The certificate of title with beneficiary is revoked by:
(A) Selling the vehicle with proper assignment
and delivery of the certificate of title to another
person; or
(B) Filing an application with the Office of
Motor Vehicle to remove or change a beneficiary as
provided under subsection (c) of this section.
(g) Except as provided in subsection (f) of this
section, the designation of the beneficiary in a certificate of title with beneficiary shall not be changed
or revoked:
(1) By will or any other instrument;
(2) Because of a change in circumstances; or
(3) In any other manner.
(h) The interest of the beneficiary in a vehicle on
the death of the sole owner or on the death of the last
surviving joint owner is subject to any contract of
sale, assignment, or security interest to which the
owner of the vehicle was subject during his or her
lifetime.
(i)(1)(A) Upon the death of the owner, the Office of
Motor Vehicle shall issue a new certificate of title
for the vehicle to the surviving owner or, if no
surviving owner, to the beneficiary if the surviving
owner or beneficiary presents the following:
(i) Proof of death of the owner that includes a
death certificate issued by the state or a political
subdivision of the state;
(ii) Surrender of the outstanding certificate of
title with beneficiary; and
(iii) Application and payment of the title application fee and title fee.
(B) A certificate of title issued under this subsection will be subject to any existing security
interest.
(2) If the surviving owner or beneficiary chooses,
he or she can submit a completed certificate of title
with beneficiary application as provided under this
section, along with the ten dollar ($10.00) processing
fee, at the time of the application for a new title
under this subsection.
(3) The transfer under this subsection is a transfer by operation of law and § 27-14-907 applies to
the extent practicable and not in conflict with this
section.
(j) The transfer of a vehicle upon the death of the
owner under this section is not testamentary and is
not subject to administration under Title 28 of the
Arkansas Code.
(k) The procedures and fees under § 27-14-720
shall apply for obtaining a duplicate title with beneficiary.
(l)(1) The Office of Motor Vehicle may promulgate
rules for the administration of this section.
(2) If rules are promulgated, the Office of Motor
Vehicle shall consult with the Arkansas State Game
and Fish Commission about the rules.
History. Acts 2011, No. 335, § 4.
SUBCHAPTER 8 — LIENS AND ENCUMBRANCES
SECTION.
27-14-801.
27-14-802.
27-14-803.
27-14-804.
27-14-805.
27-14-806.
27-14-807.
Compliance required.
Application and documents.
Filing and certification.
Index.
Constructive notice.
Optional means of recording.
Methods exclusive — Exception.
27-14-801. Compliance required.
No conditional sale contract, conditional lease,
chattel mortgage, or other lien or encumbrance or
title retention instrument upon a vehicle, of a type
subject to registration under the laws of this state
other than a lien dependent upon possession, is valid
as against the creditors of an owner acquiring a lien
by levy or attachment or subsequent purchasers or
encumbrances, with or without notice, until the
requirements of this subchapter have been complied
with.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 60; 1951, No. 208, § 1; 1959, No.
307, § 9; 1973, No. 596, § 3; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-160.
27-14-802. Application and documents.
(a) There shall be deposited with the Office of
Motor Vehicle a copy of the instrument creating and
evidencing a lien or encumbrance, which instrument
is to be executed in the manner required by the laws
of this state and accompanied by the certificate of
title last issued for the vehicle.
(b) If a vehicle is subject to a security interest
when brought into this state, the validity of the
security interest is determined by the law of the
jurisdiction where the vehicle was when the security
interest attached, subject to the following:
(1) If the parties understood at the time the
security interest attached that the vehicle would be
kept in this state and it was brought into this state
within thirty (30) days thereafter for purposes other
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than transportation through this state, the validity
of the security interest in this state is determined by
the law of this state;
(2) If the security interest was perfected under
the law of the jurisdiction where the vehicle was
when the security interest attached, the following
rules apply:
(A) If the name of the lienholder is shown on an
existing certificate of title issued by that jurisdiction, the lienholder’s security interest continues
perfected in this state;
(B) If the name of the lienholder is not shown
on an existing certificate of title issued by that
jurisdiction, the security interest continues perfected in this state for four (4) months after a first
certificate of title of the vehicle is issued in this
state and also thereafter if, within the four-month
period, it is perfected in this state. The security
interest may also be perfected in this state after
the expiration of the four-month period; in that
case, perfection dates from the time of perfection
in this state;
(3) If the security interest was not perfected under the law of the jurisdiction where the vehicle was
when the security interest attached, it may be
perfected in this state; in that case, perfection dates
from the time of perfection in this state;
(4) A security interest may be perfected under
subdivision (b)(2)(B) or subdivision (b)(3) of this
section either as provided in subsection (a) of this
section.
(c) If the vehicle is of a type subject to registration
under this chapter, but has not been registered and
no certificate of title has been issued therefor, then
the certified copy of the instrument creating the lien
or encumbrance shall be accompanied by an application by the owner in usual form for an original
registration and issuance of an original certificate of
title. In every such event, the application shall be
accompanied by any fees as provided in this chapter.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 60; 1951, No. 208, § 1; 1959, No.
307, § 9; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-160; Acts 1989, No. 251, § 4.
27-14-803. Filing and certification.
Upon receipt of application and documents as
provided in this subchapter, the Office of Motor
Vehicle shall file them, endorsing thereon the date
and hour received at the central office of the Office of
Motor Vehicle. When satisfied as to the genuineness
and regularity of the application, the office shall
issue a new certificate of title in usual form giving
the name of the owner and a statement of all liens or
encumbrances certified to the office as provided in
this section as existing against the vehicle.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 60; 1951, No. 208, § 1; 1959, No.
307, § 9; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-160.
27-14-806
27-14-804. Index.
The Office of Motor Vehicle shall maintain an
appropriate index of all lien, encumbrance, or title
retention instruments filed as provided in this subchapter.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 60; 1951, No. 208, § 1; 1959, No.
307, § 9; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-160.
27-14-805. Constructive notice.
(a) The filing and issuance of a new certificate of
title as provided in this chapter shall constitute
constructive notice of all liens and encumbrances
against the vehicle described therein to creditors of
the owner, subsequent purchasers, and encumbrancers, except those liens as may be authorized by
law dependent upon possession.
(b)(1) In the event the documents referred to in
§ 27-14-802 are received and filed in the Office of
Motor Vehicle within thirty (30) days after the date
the documents were executed, the lien is deemed to
have been perfected on the date of the execution of
the documents.
(2) Otherwise, constructive notice shall date from
the time of receipt and filing of the documents by the
office as shown by its endorsement thereon.
History. Acts 1981, No. 326, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-161; Acts
1991, No. 579, § 1.
27-14-806. Optional means of recording.
(a)(1)(A) At his or her option, a lienholder may:
(i) Record the lien on the manufacturer’s statement of origin; or
(ii) Record the lien on an existing certificate of
title; and
(B) File with the Revenue Division of the Department of Finance and Administration a certified copy of the instrument creating and evidencing the lien or encumbrance.
(2) In the case of implements of husbandry, as
defined in § 27-14-212, all-terrain vehicles, as defined in § 27-21-102, mobile homes, as defined in
§ 27-14-207, or manufactured homes, as defined in
§ 27-14-207, at his or her option, a lienholder may:
(A) Record the lien on the manufacturer’s statement of origin;
(B) Record the lien on an existing certificate of
title; or
(C) File with the Revenue Division a certified
copy of the instrument creating and evidencing
the lien or encumbrance.
(3) He or she shall remit therewith a fee of one
dollar ($1.00) for each lien to be filed.
(4) The recording or filing shall constitute constructive notice of the lien against the vehicle described therein to creditors of the owner, subsequent
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purchasers, and encumbrancers, except those liens
that are by law dependent upon possession.
(5) A photocopy of the manufacturer’s statement
of origin or of such an existing certificate of title or of
ownership, showing the lien recorded thereon and
certified as a true and correct copy by the party
recording the lien, shall be sufficient evidence of the
recording.
(b)(1)(A) The lien shall be deemed perfected and
the constructive notice shall be effective from the
date of the execution of the instrument creating
and evidencing the lien or encumbrance if it is
filed as authorized in this section within thirty
(30) days after the date of the execution thereof.
(B) If the instrument is filed more than thirty
(30) days after the date of the execution thereof,
the lien shall be deemed perfected and the constructive notice shall date from the time of the
filing of the instrument.
(2) However, the filing of a lien under the provisions of this section by the lienholder and the
payment of the fee therefor shall in no way relieve
any person of the obligation of paying the fee required by law for filing a lien to be evidenced on a
certificate of title of a motor vehicle.
History. Acts 1981, No. 326, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-161; Acts
1989, No. 821, § 11; 1991, No. 579, § 2; 2005, No. 2160, § 1.
27-14-807. Methods exclusive — Exception.
(a) The methods provided in this subchapter of
giving constructive notice of a lien or encumbrance
upon a registered vehicle shall be exclusive except as
to liens dependent upon possession and manufactured homes or mobile homes for which the certificate of title has been cancelled under § 27-14-1603.
(b) A security interest, lien, or encumbrance on a
manufactured home or mobile home for which the
certificate of title has been cancelled under § 27-141603 shall be obtained in the same manner used to
perfect a security interest, lien, or encumbrance
against other real property.
(c) Any lien, or encumbrance, or title retention
instrument filed as provided in this subchapter, and
any documents evidencing them, are exempted from
the provisions of law which otherwise require or
relate to the recording or filing of instruments creating or evidencing title retention or other liens or
encumbrances upon vehicles of the types subject to
registration under this chapter.
History. Acts 1981, No. 326, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-161; Acts
2005, No. 1991, § 5.
SUBCHAPTER 9 — TRANSFERS
REGISTRATION
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OF
TITLE AND
SECTION.
27-14-901. Penalty.
27-14-902. Transfer or assignment by owner or lessee generally.
SECTION.
27-14-903.
27-14-904.
27-14-905.
27-14-906.
27-14-907.
27-14-908.
27-14-909.
27-14-910.
27-14-911.
27-14-912.
27-14-913.
27-14-914.
27-14-915.
27-14-916.
27-14-917.
Registration by transferee — Title retention notes.
Transfers to dealers.
[Repealed.]
Dealer and lienholder applications for registration and
title certificates.
Transfer by operation of law.
Assignment by lienholder.
Release of lien by lienholder — Disclosure of information.
Reregistration — File.
Transferor not liable for negligent operation.
Dismantling or wrecking vehicles.
Sale of motor vehicles to be dismantled, etc.
Transfer of license plates and registration from one
vehicle to another.
Transfer of license on vehicles for hire.
Notice of sale or transfer.
Time requirements for payment of lien or encumbrance.
27-14-901. Penalty.
(a) It shall be a Class C misdemeanor for any
person to fail or neglect to enter the transferee’s
name on a properly endorsed certificate of title, or
fail or neglect to properly endorse and deliver a
certificate of title to a transferee or owner lawfully
entitled thereto.
(b) Any person found to be in possession of a
vehicle with an improperly assigned title which fails
to identify the transferee must immediately establish ownership of the vehicle, register the vehicle,
and pay the requisite fees, taxes, and penalties.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 56; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-156; Acts
1989, No. 939, § 1.
27-14-902. Transfer or assignment by owner
or lessee generally.
(a)(1) Whenever the owner or lessee of a registered vehicle transfers or assigns his title, or interest thereto, the registration of the vehicle shall
expire.
(2) The owner or lessee shall remove the license
plate or plates therefrom.
(3)(A) The owner or lessee may have such plate or
plates assigned to another vehicle upon payment
of the fees required by law and subject to the rules
and regulations of the Office of Motor Vehicle.
(B) Whenever the owner or lessee elects to
assign such plate or plates to a replacement vehicle, the owner may display the plate or plates on
the replacement vehicle prior to registering such
vehicle within the time permitted by § 27-14-903
provided that the owner has complied with § 2714-701(c).
(b)(1) The owner or lessee shall pay a transfer fee
of one dollar ($1.00).
(2) If the fee for registering and licensing the
vehicle to be registered is greater than the registration fee paid for the vehicle originally licensed, then
the office shall, in addition, collect an amount equal
to the excess payable for the vehicle to be registered.
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(3) No refund will be due in the event that the fee
for registering and licensing the vehicle to be registered is less than that represented by the license to
be transferred.
(c) The owner or lessee shall pay any additional
fee which shall be required under the registration
laws of this state.
(d) The owner shall endorse an assignment and
warranty of title upon the certificate of title for the
vehicle, and he or she shall deliver the certificate of
title to the purchaser or transferee at the time of
delivery of the vehicle, except as provided in §§ 2714-906 and 27-14-909.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 48; 1955, No. 110, § 2; 1967, No.
465, § 23; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-148; Acts 1995, No. 268, § 3; 1999, No.
461, § 1; 1999, No. 1106, § 1.
27-14-903. Registration by transferee — Title
retention notes.
(a)(1) The transferee of any new or used vehicle
required by law to be registered shall apply for, or
cause to be applied for, the registration thereof
within thirty (30) days after the date of the release of
lien by a prior lienholder, as provided in § 27-14909, or thirty (30) days after the date of the transfer
if no lien exists.
(2) No vehicle shall be operated upon a public
street or highway for more than thirty (30) days
after the release of lien by a prior lienholder, as
provided in § 27-14-909, or thirty (30) days after the
transfer date if no lien exists, unless a valid registration plate is properly attached thereto.
(b) A transferee shall at the same time present
the certificate of title, endorsed and assigned as
provided in § 27-14-902, to the Office of Motor
Vehicle and make application for and obtain a new
certificate of title for the vehicle, except as otherwise
provided in §§ 27-14-904 and 27-14-907.
(c)(1)(A) It shall be unlawful for a dealer or other
person who sells or finances the purchase of a
vehicle subject to registration in this state to use a
title retention note to secure his or her interest in
the vehicle.
(B) As used in this section, a “title retention
note” shall mean any instrument that grants the
purchaser the right to possession and use of the
vehicle, but withholds assignment of ownership on
the existing certificate of title and its delivery to
the purchaser, until full payment has been made
by the purchaser, thereby thwarting the purchaser’s ability to comply with subsection (b) of this
section.
(2) It shall be a Class C misdemeanor for a motor
vehicle dealer or other seller to fail to comply with
the provisions of this subsection.
(d) This section is not intended to limit the rights
of a lienholder to perfect or record his security
interest in a motor vehicle pursuant to the provisions of §§ 27-14-802 and 27-14-806.
27-14-906
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 49; 1971, No. 158, § 1; 1983, No.
252, § 2; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-149; Acts 1991, No. 737, § 1; 1995, No.
268, § 1; 1999, No. 1307, § 1.
27-14-904. Transfers to dealers.
(a) When the transferee of a used vehicle is a
dealer who holds it for resale and lawfully operates
it under dealers’ number plates or does not drive the
vehicle or permit it to be driven upon the highways,
the dealer shall not be required to obtain a new
registration for the vehicle or be required to forward
the certificate of title to the Office of Motor Vehicle,
but the dealer, upon transferring his or her title or
interest to another person, shall execute and acknowledge an assignment and warranty of title
upon the certificate of title and deliver it to the
person to whom the transfer is made, except as
provided in § 27-14-906.
(b) No one in this state other than a dealer
licensed by the Arkansas Motor Vehicle Commission
as a dealer in new motor vehicles, shall enter an
assignment, or reassignment, of ownership on a
manufacturer’s certificate of origin to a motor vehicle. Any dealer in this state not licensed by the
commission as a dealer in new motor vehicles who
acquires a motor vehicle through an assignment or
reassignment of ownership on a manufacturer’s certificate of origin shall deliver the manufacturer’s
certificate of origin to the office and apply for registration and issuance of a certificate of title to the
motor vehicle as required by § 27-14-903. A first
violation of this section by any person shall constitute a Class A misdemeanor. A second violation of
this section by any person shall constitute a Class D
felony. A licensed used motor vehicle dealer, who
violates the provisions of this section shall also be
deemed to have violated the provisions of the Used
Motor Vehicle Buyers Protection Act, § 23-112-601
et seq.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 50; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-150; Acts
1989, No. 251, § 2; 1997, No. 998, § 1.
27-14-905. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This section, concerning notice of transfer,
was repealed by Acts 1989, No. 251, § 3. The section was derived
from Acts 1949, No. 142, § 53; 1971, No. 469, § 2; A.S.A. 1947,
§ 75-153.
27-14-906. Dealer and lienholder applications
for registration and title certificates.
(a) The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles is authorized to permit lienholders and motor vehicle dealers to make applications for registration and certificates of title and to furnish them to the Office of
Motor Vehicle on behalf of the purchaser of a new or
used motor vehicle.
(b) The commissioner shall promulgate reasonable rules and regulations to be complied with by
motor vehicle dealers and lienholders in making
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application for registration and certificates of title
on behalf of purchasers of new or used motor vehicles and may, if he or she deems it necessary,
require the dealer or lienholder to post bond to
ensure faithful compliance with such rules and
regulations.
(c)(1) Any motor vehicle dealer or lienholder who
has been authorized by the commissioner to prepare
applications for registration and certificates of title
with respect to new or used motor vehicles shall
transmit them to the commissioner and shall attach
thereto a copy of any conditional sales contract,
conditional lease, chattel mortgage, or other lien or
encumbrance or title retention instrument upon the
motor vehicle.
(2) Upon receipt thereof, the commissioner shall
file a lien and encumbrance, as provided in § 27-14801 et seq., which shall, from the date of filing, be
notice of the lien or encumbrance.
(d) On issuing the registration and certificate of
title, the commissioner shall mail the registration to
the owner and the title to the lienholder, or to the
owner if no lien exists.
(e) If the failure of a motor vehicle dealer or other
lienholder to comply with the provisions of § 27-14802 or § 27-14-806 results in such motor vehicle
dealer or lienholder holding an unperfected security
interest in the motor vehicle, no action shall lie
against the Department of Finance and Administration for any damages resulting from such failure to
perfect a security interest.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 53; 1971, No. 469, § 2; A.S.A.
1947, § 75-153; Acts 1989, No. 251, § 1; 1991, No. 293, § 1.
27-14-907. Transfer by operation of law.
(a)(1) Whenever the title or interest of an owner
in or to a registered vehicle shall pass to another by
a method other than voluntary transfer, the registration of the vehicle shall expire, and the vehicle
shall not be operated upon public streets or highways for more than thirty (30) days after the transfer date unless a valid registration plate is attached
thereto.
(2) In the event that title has become vested in
the person holding a lien or encumbrance upon the
vehicle, the person may apply to the Office of Motor
Vehicle for, and obtain, special plates as may be
issued under this chapter to dealers and may operate any repossessed vehicle under such special
plates only for purposes of transporting it to a
garage or warehouse or for purposes of demonstrating or selling it.
(b)(1) Upon any such transfer, the new owner
may either secure a new registration and certificate
of title, upon proper application and upon presentation of:
(A) The last certificate of title, if available;
(B) Evidence that the lien or encumbrance was
previously recorded in the State of Arkansas or
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that the motor vehicle is physically present in the
State of Arkansas; and
(C) Such instruments or documents of authority or certified copies thereof, as may be sufficient
or required by law to evidence or effect a transfer
of title or interest in or to chattels in such case.
(2) The new owner, upon transferring his or her
title or interest to another person, shall execute and
acknowledge an assignment and warranty of title
upon the certificate of title previously issued, if
available, and deliver it, as well as the documents of
authority or certified copies thereof, as may be
sufficient or required by law to evidence the rights of
such person, to the person to whom the transfer is
made.
(c) The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles shall
have the power to adopt regulations or rules to
establish what documents or evidence are required
to verify that a lien or encumbrance holder or his or
her assignee has complied with this section.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 51; 1983, No. 252, § 3; A.S.A.
1947, § 75-151; Acts 1995, No. 268, § 2; 1999, No. 1307, § 2; 2005,
No. 1175, § 1.
27-14-908. Assignment by lienholder.
(a) Any person holding a lien or encumbrance
upon a vehicle, other than a lien dependent solely
upon possession, may assign his or her title or
interest in or to the vehicle to a person other than
the owner without the consent of the owner, and
without affecting the interest of the owner or the
registration of the vehicle, but in such event, he or
she shall give to the owner a written notice of the
assignment.
(b) The Office of Motor Vehicle, upon receiving a
certificate of title assigned by the holder of a lien or
encumbrance shown thereon and giving the name
and address of the assignee, shall issue a new
certificate of title as upon an original application.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 54; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-154.
27-14-909. Release of lien by lienholder —
Disclosure of information.
(a) For purposes of this section, a lien or encumbrance is satisfied when the lienholder receives final
payment under § 4-4-215.
(b)(1) Upon the satisfaction of any lien or encumbrance on a vehicle for which the certificate of title is
in the possession of the lienholder, the lienholder
shall within ten (10) business days after receipt of
final payment under § 4-4-215 execute a release of
the lien or encumbrance in the space provided in the
certificate of title, or as the Office of Motor Vehicle
prescribes, and mail or deliver the certificate of title
and the release of lien or encumbrance to the next
lienholder named in the certificate of title or, if none,
to the owner or to any person who delivers to the
lienholder an authorization from the owner to receive the certificate of title.
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(2) Upon the satisfaction of a lien or encumbrance
on a vehicle for which the certificate of title is in the
possession of a prior lienholder, the lienholder whose
lien or encumbrance is paid in full shall within ten
(10) business days after receipt of final payment
under § 4-4-215 execute a release of lien or encumbrance in the form the office prescribes and deliver
the release of lien or encumbrance to the owner or to
any person who delivers to the lienholder an authorization from the owner to receive it.
(c) This section shall not be construed to apply to
manufactured housing or mobile homes.
(d) A lienholder named in a certificate of title
shall upon written request of the owner or of another
lienholder named on the certificate of title disclose
any pertinent information as to his or her security
agreement and the indebtedness secured.
(e)(1) Any lienholder who fails to comply with
subsection (b) of this section shall pay to the person
or persons satisfying the lien or encumbrance
twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for the first five (5)
business days after expiration of the time period
prescribed in subsection (b) of this section, and the
payment shall double for each five (5) days thereafter in which there is continued noncompliance, up to
a maximum of five hundred dollars ($500) for each
lien.
(2) If delivery of the certificate of title is by mail,
the delivery date is the date of the postmark for
purposes of this subsection (e).
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 55; 1959, No. 307, § 10; A.S.A.
1947, § 75-155; Acts 1999, No. 1305, § 1; 2007, No. 589, § 1.
27-14-910. Reregistration — File.
(a) The Office of Motor Vehicle, upon receipt of a
properly endorsed certificate of title and proper
application for registration accompanied by the required fee, and when satisfied as to the genuineness
and regularity of the transfer and of the right of the
transferee to a certificate of title, shall reregister the
vehicle as upon a new registration in the name of the
new owner and issue a new certificate of title as
upon an original application.
(b) The office shall retain and appropriately file
every surrendered certificate of title, the file to be so
maintained as to permit the tracing of title of the
vehicle designated therein.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 52; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-152.
27-14-911. Transferor not liable for negligent
operation.
The owner of a motor vehicle who has made a bona
fide sale or transfer of his or her title or interest and
who has delivered possession of the vehicle to the
purchaser or transferee shall not be liable for any
damages thereafter resulting from negligent operation of the vehicle by another. Furthermore, the
selling or transferring owner, upon delivery of pos-
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session, shall not be liable for any such damage or
negligence if one (1) of the following requirements is
fulfilled:
(1) Delivered the certificate of title, properly endorsed and dated with the date of the endorsement,
to the purchaser or transferee;
(2) Delivered to the Office of Motor Vehicle or
placed in the United States mail, addressed to the
office, the notice as provided in § 27-14-916; or
(3) Delivered to the office or placed in the United
States mail, addressed to the office, the appropriate
documents and fees for registration of the motor
vehicle to the new owner pursuant to the sale or
transfer.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 57; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-157; Acts
2001, No. 450, § 1.
27-14-912. Dismantling or wrecking vehicles.
Any owner dismantling or wrecking any registered vehicle shall immediately forward to the Office
of Motor Vehicle, if available, the certificate of title,
registration certificate, and the license plate last
issued for the vehicle.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 58; 1981, No. 886, § 2; A.S.A.
1947, § 75-158.
27-14-913. Sale of motor vehicles to be dismantled, etc.
(a) Any owner who sells a motor vehicle to be used
as scrap or to be dismantled or destroyed shall
assign a certificate of title thereto to the purchaser
and shall deliver the certificate, as assigned, to the
Office of Motor Vehicle with a notice that the vehicle
is to be dismantled.
(b)(1) If the motor vehicle is at least ten (10) years
old and no certificate of title is available, the purchaser shall deliver a bill of sale in lieu of the
certificate of title to the office.
(2)(A) The bill of sale shall identify the make,
model, and serial number of the motor vehicle,
and this information shall be verified by a municipal police officer’s, sheriff’s, or deputy sheriff’s
signature on the bill of sale.
(B)(i) The verifying law enforcement officer
shall cause the bill of sale to be forwarded to the
office, and for such service the city or county, as
the case may be, shall receive a five dollar ($5.00)
fee, which shall be placed in the city or county
general fund.
(ii) The office shall thereupon cancel the certificate of title to the motor vehicle and record the
notice that the motor vehicle is to be dismantled,
which shall authorize the person to possess or
transport the motor vehicle or to transfer ownership thereto by endorsement on the bill of sale.
(c) A certificate of title shall not again be issued
for a vehicle for which a notice of intent to dismantle
has been recorded, except upon certification within
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ninety (90) days of the date of filing, from the person
filing the notice, that the notice of intent to dismantle was filed in error.
(d) The term “motor vehicle”, as used in this
section, shall not be applicable to any vehicle which
meets each and every one of the following conditions:
(1) Is so badly damaged or deteriorated as to be
inoperable;
(2) Is not equipped with parts and accessories
which are essential to the operation of a motor
vehicle;
(3) Does not have a current license plate or plates;
(4) Is over ten (10) years of age;
(5) Is not equipped with a gas tank;
(6) Is not equipped with tires; and
(7) Has no value except as junk.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 59; 1959, No. 307, § 8; 1981, No.
886, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-159; Acts 1997, No. 809, § 3; 2001, No.
328, § 1.
27-14-914. Transfer of license plates and registration from one vehicle to another.
(a)(1) When the owner of any motor vehicle, excepting Class One trucks and passenger automobiles other than buses, registered and licensed in
this state, shall sell or transfer the motor vehicle or
when the motor vehicle has been destroyed so as to
be unfit for repair or further use, and the owner
shall replace the vehicle with another motor vehicle
requiring payment of the same registration or license fee, the owner may, at his election, transfer
the license plate and registration of the vehicle
being so disposed of to the vehicle acquired as a
replacement thereof, upon payment to the Director
of the Department of Finance and Administration of
a transfer fee of ten dollars ($10.00) per vehicle.
(2) If at the time of transfer the replacement
vehicle shall require payment of a larger license fee
than the vehicle transferred, the owner shall pay the
difference in addition to such transfer fee.
(3) The owner may elect not to transfer the registration and license plate, in which event the transfer of the vehicle shall be governed as provided by
law.
(b) The director shall provide suitable forms to
enable owners electing to do so to transfer license
plate(s) and registration and make payment of the
fee provided in this section and shall be empowered
to make reasonable rules and regulations governing
these transfers.
History. Acts 1967, No. 134, §§ 1, 2; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 75-287,
75-288.
27-14-915. Transfer of license on vehicles for
hire.
(a) When the owner of a vehicle licensed to operate for hire takes the vehicle out of the for-hire
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service, the Director of the Department of Finance
and Administration, upon the payment of a transfer
charge of two dollars ($2.00), will cause the license
for the vehicle to be transferred to another vehicle
for like use to be registered by the owner.
(b) If the fee for registration and licensing the
vehicle under registration is greater than that represented by the license to be transferred, then the
director shall, in addition, collect an amount equal to
the excess payable for the vehicle under registration.
(c) No refund will be due in the event that the fee
for registration and licensing the vehicle under
registration is less than that represented by the
license to be transferred.
(d)(1) Upon the transfer of a license, the director
will cause to be cancelled all registrations on the
vehicle taken out of for-hire service.
(2) In the event the vehicle is thereafter used
upon the highways of the State of Arkansas, the
owner thereof must cause it to be reregistered in the
usual manner.
History. Acts 1947, No. 416, §§ 1, 2; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 75-207,
75-208.
27-14-916. Notice of sale or transfer.
(a) Whenever the owner of a motor vehicle registered under this chapter sells or transfers title or
interest in and delivers the possession of the motor
vehicle to another person, the owner may notify the
Office of Motor Vehicle of the sale or transfer.
(b) The notice shall provide the following information:
(1) The date of the sale or transfer;
(2) The name and address of the owner and of the
transferee;
(3) The vehicle identification number; and
(4) A description of the vehicle.
(c) If the registered owner is not in possession of
the motor vehicle that is sold or transferred, the
person in physical possession of that motor vehicle
may give the notice authorized by subsection (a) of
this section. If the registered owner sells or transfers
the vehicle through a motor vehicle dealer conducting an auto auction, the owner may furnish the
information required by subsection (b) of this section
to that dealer.
History. Acts 2001, No. 450, § 2.
27-14-917. Time requirements for payment of
lien or encumbrance.
(a) As used in this section:
(1) “Customer” means a person who trades in or
otherwise provides a vehicle to a motor vehicle
dealer for resale;
(2) “Motor vehicle dealer” means a motor vehicle
dealer as defined in § 23-112-103 or a used motor
vehicle dealer as defined in § 23-112-103; and
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(3) “Subsequent purchaser” means a person who
buys the vehicle that was provided to the motor
vehicle dealer as a trade-in or for resale by the
customer.
(b)(1) If a motor vehicle dealer takes possession of
a vehicle for purposes of resale and there is an
outstanding lien or encumbrance on the vehicle, the
motor vehicle dealer shall in good faith tender full
payment on the outstanding lien or encumbrance
within ten (10) business days after the motor vehicle
dealer takes possession of the vehicle from the
customer.
(2) This time period may be shortened if the
customer and the motor vehicle dealer agree to a
shorter time period.
(c)(1) If the motor vehicle dealer fails to act in
good faith in tendering full payment for the outstanding lien or encumbrance within ten (10) business days or within the time period agreed to by the
motor vehicle dealer and the customer under subdivision (b)(2) of this section, the customer shall have
an absolute right to cancel the contract for sale
between the customer and the motor vehicle dealer.
(2) If the contract for sale is cancelled pursuant to
subdivision (c)(1) of this section, the motor vehicle
dealer shall be responsible for late fees, finance
charges, or any financial penalty that is required to
be made by the customer as part of the existing lien
or encumbrance.
(d) If the motor vehicle dealer sells the vehicle to
a subsequent purchaser without first tendering full
payment for the outstanding lien or encumbrance,
the subsequent purchaser who buys the vehicle
subject to the existing lien or encumbrance shall
have an absolute right to cancel the contract for sale
between the subsequent purchaser and the motor
vehicle dealer.
History. Acts 2009, No. 455, § 1.
SUBCHAPTER 10 — PERMANENT AUTOMOBILE
LICENSING ACT
SECTION.
27-14-1001.
27-14-1002.
27-14-1003.
27-14-1004.
27-14-1005.
27-14-1006.
27-14-1007.
27-14-1008.
27-14-1009.
27-14-1010.
27-14-1011.
27-14-1012.
27-14-1013.
27-14-1014.
27-14-1015.
27-14-1016.
27-14-1017.
Title.
Definitions.
Applicability.
Penalties.
Failure to affix or display license plates, etc.
Authority to issue permanent license plate subject to
replacement.
Issuance of license plate.
Issuance of permanent reflectorized license plates.
Issuance of special personalized license plate.
Registration certificate.
Registration on monthly-series basis — Renewal periods.
Applications for registrations or renewals.
Renewals of registration.
Application forms for renewals of registration.
Payment of personal property taxes and listing for
assessment required.
Other information required.
Calculation of license fees.
SECTION.
27-14-1018.
27-14-1019.
27-14-1020.
27-14-1021.
27-14-1004
Issuance of annual tab or decal.
Changes of address.
Rules and regulations.
Annual notification of requirements.
27-14-1001. Title.
This subchapter may be cited as the “Permanent
Automobile Licensing Act of 1967”.
History. Acts 1967, No. 465, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-133.11.
27-14-1002. Definitions.
(a) As used in this subchapter:
(1) “Class One trucks” includes trucks of Class
One as defined in § 27-14-601(a)(3), but excludes
trailers and semitrailers of that class;
(2) “Commercial motor vehicle” includes motor
buses, motor buses in interstate or intrastate operations, trucks, tractors, trailers, and semitrailers of
Classes Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, and
Eight, as provided in § 27-14-601(a)(3), and trailers
and semitrailers in Class One of § 27-14-601(a)(3);
(3) “Director” means the Director of the Department of Finance and Administration acting in his or
her capacity as Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, or
his or her authorized agent;
(4) “Passenger motor vehicle” includes all other
vehicles except as defined in subdivision (a)(2) of
this section and except Class One trucks;
(5) “Proper application” consists of a completed
application form which meets all of the requirements relevant to securing a motor vehicle license,
including the submission of proper fees within the
required time; and
(6) “Tab or decal” is an attachable material of
such form and substance as the director may prescribe by rule or regulation.
(b) Other terms as used in this subchapter are
used in accordance with the Motor Vehicle Code
contained in this title.
History. Acts 1967, No. 465, § 2; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-133.12.
27-14-1003. Applicability.
All passenger motor vehicles and Class One
trucks shall be subject to the provisions of this
subchapter.
History. Acts 1967, No. 465, § 3; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-133.13.
27-14-1004. Penalties.
(a) Any person failing to comply with the provisions of this subchapter by operating a passenger
motor vehicle, as set forth and described in § 27-141002(a), or by operating a Class One truck, as set
forth and described in § 27-14-1002(a), which is
subject to registration under the laws of this state on
any street, road, or highway in the State of Arkansas
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without having first registered the motor vehicle
with the Office of Motor Vehicle, in the manner and
within the period required by law or regulations of
the Director of the Department of Finance and
Administration, shall be required to pay a penalty of
three dollars ($3.00) for each ten (10) days, or
fraction thereof, for which he or she fails properly to
register the vehicle until the penalty reaches the
same amount as the annual license fee of the vehicle
to be registered.
(b) No penalty shall be assessed if the owner or
operator of a vehicle makes an affidavit to the effect
that the vehicle has not been operated on any street,
road, or highway in the State of Arkansas after the
time set for registering the motor vehicle with the
office.
(c) If such affidavit shall be false, the making of
the affidavit shall constitute a misdemeanor and
shall be punishable by a fine of from two hundred
fifty dollars ($250) to five hundred dollars ($500).
History. Acts 1967, No. 465, § 8; 1968 (1st Ex. Sess.), No. 41,
§ 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-133.18.
27-14-1005. Failure to affix or display license
plates, etc.
The failure of the motor vehicle owner to affix and
display:
(1) The permanent license plates;
(2) The tab or decal; or
(3) The registration card, in the places designated
by the Director of the Department of Finance and
Administration, shall be a misdemeanor subject to
the penalties provided by § 27-14-301.
History. Acts 1967, No. 465, § 19; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-133.29.
27-14-1006. Authority to issue permanent license plate subject to replacement.
(a) The Director of the Department of Finance
and Administration is authorized to issue to the
owner of a vehicle subject to this subchapter a
permanent license plate subject to replacement at
the request of the owner because of theft, loss, wear,
or mutilation, or at the discretion of either the
Director of the Department of Arkansas State Police
or the Director of the Department of Finance and
Administration.
(b) Nothing in this section shall be construed as
amending or altering § 27-14-602 or § 27-14-720.
History. Acts 1967, No. 465, § 4; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-133.14.
27-14-1007. Issuance of license plate.
Upon registration, the owner of every vehicle of a
type subject to the provisions of this subchapter
shall receive a permanent license plate issued by the
Director of the Department of Finance and Administration upon the payment of the fees required by
law.
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History. Acts 1967, No. 465, § 6; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-133.16.
27-14-1008. Issuance of permanent reflectorized license plates.
(a)(1) The Director of the Department of Finance
and Administration is authorized to issue permanent reflectorized license plates in such form as he
or she shall prescribe.
(2) These license plates shall be attached to motor
vehicles in such manner as he or she shall prescribe.
(3) Each reflectorized license plate so issued by
the director shall have imprinted thereon a multicolor reflectorized graphic design or logo in such a
manner and of such design as he or she shall
prescribe which will promote tourism and improve
public relations inside and outside the State of
Arkansas.
(b) No identical plates shall be issued for more
than one (1) vehicle.
(c) All license plates that have been issued prior
to the enactment of this section shall be replaced by
the director with license plates that shall conform to
this subchapter and be attached to motor vehicles
during a replacement or recycle period beginning
not earlier than January 1, 1980, nor later than
January 31, 1981.
History. Acts 1967, No. 465, § 14; 1977, No. 367, § 1; 1979, No.
744, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-133.24.
27-14-1009. Issuance of special personalized
license plate.
(a)(1) The Director of the Department of Finance
and Administration shall provide for and issue a
special personalized license plate for passenger motor vehicles.
(2) The plate shall be issued in lieu of the standard license plate for such vehicles, upon application
therefor and the payment of a fee of twenty-five
dollars ($25.00) per year in addition to the regular
registration fee prescribed for the vehicle to which
the special plate is to be attached.
(3)(A) The color of the background and color of the
numbers or letters on such special plate shall be
identical to the colors on the standard permanent
plate issued.
(B) The director, in his or her discretion, may
limit the number of characters or the context in
which they appear on the license plate.
(b) No identical special license plate shall be
issued for more than one (1) vehicle.
(c)(1) In the event the owner does not desire to
renew his or her personalized license plate, he or she
shall surrender the plate at the time of renewal of
registration.
(2) The willful failure or neglect thereof shall be a
misdemeanor.
(d) The director may adopt regulations concerning the issuance of a personalized plate.
History. Acts 1967, No. 465, § 15; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-133.25.
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27-14-1010. Registration certificate.
(a) The Director of the Department of Finance
and Administration shall issue to each owner of a
motor vehicle subject to this subchapter a registration certificate which must be kept in the motor
vehicle in the place prescribed by the director.
(b) The willful failure or neglect to comply with
the provisions of this section shall be a misdemeanor.
History. Acts 1967, No. 465, § 21; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-133.31.
27-14-1011. Registration on monthly-series
basis — Renewal periods.
(a)(1) The Director of the Department of Finance
and Administration shall establish a system of registration on a monthly-series basis to distribute the
work of registering motor vehicles as uniformly as
practicable throughout the twelve (12) months of the
calendar year.
(2) The director may set the number of renewal
periods within the month from one (1) each month to
one (1) each day of the month depending on which
system is most economical and best accommodates
the public.
(b) If the director elects to use monthly renewal
periods, when a person applies for the registration of
a vehicle and the issuance of a permanent license
plate, the decals issued by the director for attachment to the permanent plates to evidence the registration period shall be decals for the current month
in which application is made for registration, regardless of the day of the month on which application is made.
(c) The director shall, upon request, assign to any
owner of two (2) or more vehicles the same registration period.
(d) Registration shall be valid for one (1) year
from the date thereof and shall continue from year
to year thereafter as long as renewed each year
within the time required by law.
(e) The director shall establish a system to allow
owners to renew their motor vehicle registrations by
facsimile machine and to charge their fees to credit
cards. The director shall obtain a number of facsimile machines and publish the telephone numbers
of these machines and make agreements with credit
card companies so as to best accommodate the
public.
History. Acts 1967, No. 465, § 5; 1975, No. 691, § 1; A.S.A. 1947,
§ 75-133.15; Acts 1991, No. 1005, § 1.
27-14-1012. Applications for registrations or
renewals.
(a)(1) An applicant may apply, in person or by
mail, for the issuance of permanent license plates to
the revenue office in the county where he or she
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resides or to the Director of the Department of
Finance and Administration.
(2) After the issuance of a permanent license
plate, an applicant may apply for renewal by:
(A) Transmitting the required documents and
the registration fee by mail to the applicant’s local
revenue office or to the director;
(B) Transmitting the required information electronically using the electronic online registration
process provided by the Department of Finance
and Administration and authorizing the registration fee to be charged to the applicant’s credit
card; or
(C) Providing the required information using
the telephone registration process provided by the
department and authorizing the registration fee
to be charged to the applicant’s credit card.
(b)(1) Not less than thirty (30) days before the
expiration of the license, the director shall notify the
owner of a registered motor vehicle subject to this
subchapter.
(2) The notice shall be sent by:
(A) Regular mail to the most recent address of
the owner of the motor vehicle as the owner’s
name and address appear on the records of the
Office of Motor Vehicle as the address provided at
the last registration or reported as a change of
address as required by § 27-14-1019; or
(B) Email to the email address provided to the
director by the motor vehicle owner in connection
with a consent to receive the annual motor vehicle
registration renewal notice by email.
(c) A proper application for registration or renewal by mail must be postmarked not later than
fifteen (15) days before the date for renewal to allow
time for processing.
(d) The director is authorized to impose a first
class postage fee for handling the issuance of all new
licenses or renewals by mail and to impose an
additional fee to recover any credit card fees charged
by credit card companies.
History. Acts 1967, No. 465, § 16; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-133.26; Acts
1991, No. 1005, § 2; 1993, No. 1261, § 3; 1999, No. 461, § 2; 2011,
No. 67, § 1.
27-14-1013. Renewals of registration.
The owner of any permanent license plate issued
by the Director of the Department of Finance and
Administration may renew his or her registration:
(1) In person or by mail at a county revenue office
or with the director;
(2) Electronically, using the electronic online registration process provided by the Department of
Finance and Administration; or
(3) By telephone, using the telephone registration
process provided by the department.
History. Acts 1967, No. 465, § 7; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-133.17; Acts
1991, No. 1005, § 3; 2011, No. 67, § 2.
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27-14-1014. Application forms for renewals of
registration.
(a)(1) The Director of the Department of Finance
and Administration shall send application forms for
all renewals of registration under this subchapter
by:
(A) Regular mail sent to the most recent address of the owner of the motor vehicle as the
owner’s name and address appear on the records
of the Office of Motor Vehicle; or
(B) Email sent to the address provided to the
director by the motor vehicle owner in connection
with a consent to receive the annual motor vehicle
registration renewal notice and application forms
by email.
(2) The director shall not be required to go beyond
the face of the last registration.
(b) The failure of an owner to receive notice of
expiration of his or her motor vehicle license shall
not be construed as an extenuating circumstance for
the failure of a motor vehicle owner to renew his or
her license on time.
History. Acts 1967, No. 465, § 20; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-133.30; Acts
2011, No. 67, § 3.
27-14-1015. Payment of personal property
taxes and listing for assessment required.
(a) The owner of every vehicle subject to registration in Arkansas shall assess the vehicle with the
county tax assessor in the county where required by
law and within the time required by law.
(b)(1) The county tax assessor and county tax
collector shall provide to the Director of the Department of Finance and Administration updates to the
state vehicle registration system to indicate whether
or not the owner of each vehicle registered in the
county has assessed the vehicle and owes no delinquent personal property taxes. Such updates shall
be required not later than January 1, 1999.
(2) The provisions of this section shall not apply
to vehicles assessed by the Tax Division of the
Arkansas Public Service Commission and registered
under the provisions of the International Registration Plan, nor shall the provisions of this section
apply to vehicles owned by the state, public schools,
political subdivisions of this state or any other
vehicles which are not subject to annual assessment
and payment of personal property taxes.
(3) The director shall provide free of charge to
each county assessor and to each county collector in
this state, such additional computer hardware, software, and telecommunications links as he or she
deems are essential to allow the county assessors
and collectors to electronically forward to the Department of Finance and Administration updates to
the vehicle registration system for the purposes of
adding, changing, or removing information identifying vehicles which have been assessed within the
time frame required by law, and vehicles for which
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the owners have paid personal property taxes within
the time frame required by law.
(c) There is hereby levied a new fee of two dollars
and fifty cents ($2.50) for the sale of each annual
license plate validation decal for a motor vehicle.
This new fee shall be collected by the director at the
same time the vehicle registration fees imposed by
§ 27-14-601 are collected; however, this new decal
fee shall be accounted for separately from the registration fee. Such amount shall be mandatory and is
collected for the purpose of extending to vehicle
owners the additional services and conveniences of
the options to renew vehicle registrations by telephone, electronically, by mail, or in person without
requiring applicants to submit to the director proof
of assessment and payment of personal property
taxes.
(d)(1) One dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) of the
amount collected by the director pursuant to subsection (c) of this section for each annual license plate
validation decal shall not be deposited in the State
Treasury but shall be remitted to the Arkansas
Development Finance Authority.
(2) One dollar ($1.00) of the amount collected by
the director pursuant to subsection (c) of this section
for each annual license plate validation decal shall
be deposited into the State Treasury as direct revenues to the State Central Services Fund, there to
be used by the Revenue Division of the Department
of Finance and Administration in supporting those
activities and programs which will facilitate extending to vehicle owners the additional services and
conveniences of the options to renew vehicle registrations by telephone, electronically, by mail, or in
person without requiring applicants to submit to the
director proof of assessment and payment of personal property taxes or proof of automobile liability
insurance coverage.
(3) All amounts derived from the new fee imposed
by subsection (c) of this section for the sale of annual
license plate validation decals, whether held by the
director or the authority, which are to be remitted to
the authority shall be cash funds not subject to
appropriation and shall be used and applied by the
authority only as provided in § 22-3-1225. The fees
charged for the annual license plate validation decal
and paid to the authority pursuant to subdivision
(d)(1) of this section shall not be reduced or otherwise impaired during the time that such fees are
pledged by the authority to the repayment of any of
the authority’s bonds issued in accordance with
§ 22-3-1225.
History. Acts 1967, No. 465, §§ 10, 11; 1969, No. 42, §§ 1, 2;
1975 (Extended Sess., 1976), No. 1200, §§ 2, 3; A.S.A. 1947,
§§ 75-133.20, 75-133.21; reen. Acts 1987, No. 1000, § 2; Acts 1991,
No. 1005, § 4; 1993, No. 233, § 1; 1997, No. 974, § 4.
27-14-1016. Other information required.
The Director of the Department of Finance and
Administration may require such other information
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of applicants as he or she deems necessary for the
proper licensing of motor vehicles and the proper
maintenance of a motor vehicle register.
History. Acts 1967, No. 465, § 12; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-133.22.
27-14-1017. Calculation of license fees.
For the purpose of calculating any license fees
due, each major fraction of a dollar shall be treated
as a whole dollar and each fraction of a dollar less
than fifty cents (50¢) shall be disregarded.
History. Acts 1967, No. 465, § 9; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-133.19.
27-14-1018. Issuance of annual tab or decal.
(a) In conjunction with the permanent license
plate, the Director of the Department of Finance and
Administration shall issue a tab or decal annually
or, when appropriate, to each qualified applicant as
evidence of the annual payment of license fees.
(b) A motor vehicle owner shall affix and display
the tab or decal in such place as the director shall
designate.
History. Acts 1967, No. 465, §§ 17, 18; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 75133.27, 75-133.28.
27-14-1019. Changes of address.
(a) Every owner of a motor vehicle subject to this
subchapter shall report to the Director of the Department of Finance and Administration any change
of address from that listed when the vehicle was
registered.
(b) The willful failure or neglect of an owner to
report such change of address shall be a misdemeanor and shall subject such owner to the penalties provided by § 27-14-301 and shall relieve the
director of any obligation of notifying the owner of
expiration of his motor vehicle license and registration.
History. Acts 1967, No. 465, § 13; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-133.23.
27-14-1020. Rules and regulations.
The Director of the Department of Finance and
Administration shall promulgate such reasonable
rules and regulations and prescribe such forms as
are necessary for the proper enforcement of this
subchapter.
History. Acts 1967, No. 465, § 22; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-133.32.
27-14-1021. Annual notification of requirements.
(a) The Director of the Department of Finance
and Administration shall send to each vehicle owner
in this state the following information:
27-14-1101
(1) Notification of the requirement that each vehicle must be assessed and personal property taxes
must be paid annually;
(2) Notification of the procedure and time period
for annual assessment of personal property;
(3) Notification of the requirement that proof of
liability insurance is required and must be maintained at all times in the vehicle; and
(4) Notification of the penalties contained in Arkansas law for:
(A) Failure to assess the vehicle or pay personal
property taxes due;
(B) Failure to maintain liability insurance coverage on the vehicle; and
(C) Operation of an unsafe vehicle.
(b) The director may comply with the requirements set forth in subsection (a) of this section by
including the information in the annual vehicle
registration renewal notice sent to each vehicle
owner by:
(1) Regular mail; or
(2) If the motor vehicle owner has given his or her
consent, email.
(c) The director shall also cause to be displayed,
in conspicuous fashion, at each revenue office in this
state, the information set forth in subsection (a) of
this section.
History. Acts 1997, No. 974, § 17; 2011, No. 67, § 4.
SUBCHAPTER 11 — SPECIAL PERSONALIZED
PRESTIGE LICENSE PLATES
SECTION.
27-14-1101.
27-14-1102.
27-14-1103.
27-14-1104.
Authority to issue for passenger cars.
Applications — Priority.
Design.
Rules and regulations.
27-14-1101. Authority to issue for passenger
cars.
(a) The Director of the Department of Finance
and Administration shall provide for and issue special personalized prestige license plates for passenger automobiles and motorcycles.
(b) The special personalized prestige license
plates shall be issued in addition to the regular
license plates for such vehicles, upon application
therefor and the payment of an annual fee of twentyfive dollars ($25.00) in addition to the regular registration fee prescribed for the vehicle to which the
special personalized prestige license plate is to be
attached.
(c) No identical special personalized prestige license plates shall be issued for different vehicles for
the same year.
History. Acts 1967, No. 194, § 1; 1979, No. 440, § 3; A.S.A. 1947,
§ 75-201.3; Acts 1989, No. 31, § 1.
27-14-1102
27-14-1102. Applications — Priority.
(a) Any automobile owner or motorcycle owner
desiring to obtain a special personalized prestige
license plate for his or her automobile or motorcycle
must make a new application each year and pay the
additional fee prescribed in § 27-14-1101.
(b) Once an automobile owner or motorcycle
owner makes application for and obtains a special
personalized prestige license plate for his or her
automobile or motorcycle as provided in § 27-141101, the person shall have first priority on the
combination of numbers or letters contained on the
special personalized prestige license plate for each
following year for which he or she makes proper and
timely application therefor.
History. Acts 1967, No. 194, § 2; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-201.4; Acts
1989, No. 31, § 2.
27-14-1103. Design.
The color of the background and the color of the
numbers or letters on the special personalized prestige license plates shall be identical to the colors on
the regular license plates issued for the same year.
History. Acts 1967, No. 194, § 1; 1979, No. 440, § 3; A.S.A. 1947,
§ 75-201.3.
27-14-1104. Rules and regulations.
(a) The Director of the Department of Finance
and Administration is authorized to promulgate
rules and regulations regarding the maximum and
minimum number of letters, numbers, or symbols on
special personalized prestige license plates issued
under this subchapter.
(b) The director may also promulgate such other
rules and regulations as shall be deemed necessary
or desirable for effectively carrying out the intent
and purposes of this subchapter and the laws of this
state relative to the regulation and licensing of
motor vehicles.
History. Acts 1967, No. 194, § 3; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-201.5.
SUBCHAPTER 12 — PERMANENT TRAILER
LICENSING ACT
SECTION.
27-14-1201.
27-14-1202.
27-14-1203.
27-14-1204.
27-14-1205.
27-14-1206.
27-14-1207.
27-14-1208.
27-14-1209.
27-14-1210.
27-14-1211.
27-14-1212.
27-14-1213.
Title.
Definitions.
Applicability.
Penalties.
[Repealed.]
Time and place for registration or renewal.
Information required of applicant.
[Repealed.]
Issuance of registration certificate.
Fee.
Issuance of permanent plate.
Issuance of reflectorized plates.
Distribution of renewal applications.
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SECTION.
27-14-1214.
27-14-1215.
27-14-1216.
27-14-1217.
27-14-1218.
Renewal of registration.
Issuance of tab or decal.
Transfer of registration to another trailer.
Report of change of address.
Rules and regulations.
27-14-1201. Title.
This subchapter may be cited as the “Permanent
Trailer Licensing Act of 1979”.
History. Acts 1979, No. 671, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-253.1.
27-14-1202. Definitions.
(a) As used in this subchapter:
(1) “Decal” means an attachable material of such
form and substance as the Director of the Department of Finance and Administration may prescribe
by rule or regulation;
(2) “Director” means the Director of the Department of Finance and Administration acting in his or
her capacity as Commissioner of Motor Vehicles of
this state, also known as the Assistant Director for
Revenues of the Department of Finance and Administration, or his or her authorized agents;
(3) “Proper application” means a completed application form which meets all of the requirements
relevant to securing a trailer license, including the
submission of proper fees within the required time;
and
(4) “Trailer” means utility trailers, horse trailers,
dog trailers, and other small and medium-sized
trailers having a gross loaded weight not in excess of
six thousand pounds (6,000 lbs.).
(b) Other terms as used in this subchapter are
used in accordance with the Motor Vehicle Code.
History. Acts 1979, No. 671, § 2; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-253.2.
27-14-1203. Applicability.
All trailers having a gross load not in excess of six
thousand pounds (6,000 lbs.) shall be subject to the
provisions of this subchapter.
History. Acts 1979, No. 671, § 3; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-253.3.
27-14-1204. Penalties.
(a) Any owner of a trailer failing to comply with
the provisions of this subchapter shall be subject to
the penalties provided for in Acts 1945, No. 221, § 3
[superseded].
(b) It shall be a misdemeanor subject to the penalties provided by § 27-14-301 for the failure of the
trailer owner to affix and display:
(1) The permanent license plate;
(2) The tab or decal; or
(3) The registration card in the places designated
by the Director of the Department of Finance and
Administration.
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History. Acts 1979, No. 671, §§ 8, 18; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 75-253.8,
75-253.18.
27-14-1205. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This section, concerning registration on a
monthly basis, was repealed by Acts 2001, No. 330, § 2, effective
January 1, 2002. The section was derived from Acts 1979, No. 671,
§ 5; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-253.5; Acts 1995, No. 517, § 18.
27-14-1206. Time and place for registration or
renewal.
(a) An applicant may apply, in person or by mail,
for the issuance of permanent license plates to the
revenue collector in the county where he or she
resides or to the Director of the Department of
Finance and Administration.
(b) Thirty (30) days before the expiration of a
license issued prior to January 1, 2002, the director
shall notify the owner of a registered trailer subject
to this subchapter at the last address of the owner of
the trailer as the owner’s name and address appear
on the records of the office, but the director is not
required to go beyond the face of the last registration
statement.
(c)(1) A proper application for registration or renewal of a registration issued prior to January 1,
2002, by mail must be postmarked not later than
fifteen (15) days before the date for renewal in order
to allow time for processing.
(2) The director is authorized to impose a first
class postage fee for handling the issuance of all new
licenses or renewals by mail.
27-14-1213
(b) The willful failure or neglect to comply with
the provisions of this section shall be a misdemeanor.
History. Acts 1979, No. 671, § 20; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-253.20.
27-14-1210. Fee.
(a) Upon registration, the owner of every trailer
of a type subject to the provisions of this subchapter
shall receive a permanent license plate issued by the
Director of the Department of Finance and Administration upon the payment of the fee set forth in
§ 27-14-601.
(b) For the purpose of calculating any license fees
due, each fraction of a dollar more than fifty cents
(50¢) shall be treated as a whole dollar, and each
fraction of a dollar less than fifty cents (50¢) shall be
disregarded.
History. Acts 1979, No. 671, §§ 6, 9; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 75-253.6,
75-253.9; Acts 2001, No. 330, § 4.
27-14-1211. Issuance of permanent plate.
(a) The Director of the Department of Finance
and Administration is authorized to issue to the
owner of a trailer subject to this subchapter a
permanent license plate, subject to replacement,
upon payment of the fee set forth in § 27-14-601.
(b) Nothing in this section shall be construed as
amending or altering § 27-14-602 or § 27-14-720.
History. Acts 1979, No. 671, § 15; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-253.15; Acts
2001, No. 330, § 3.
History. Acts 1979, No. 671, § 4; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-253.4; Acts
2001, No. 330, § 5.
27-14-1207. Information required of applicant.
27-14-1212. Issuance of reflectorized plates.
The Director of the Department of Finance and
Administration may require such other information
of applicants as he or she deems necessary for the
proper licensing of trailers and the proper maintenance of a trailer register.
History. Acts 1979, No. 671, §§ 10, 12; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 75253.10, 75-253.12; Acts 1997, No. 974, § 2.
(a) The Director of the Department of Finance
and Administration is authorized to issue permanent reflectorized license plates in such form as he
or she shall prescribe.
(b) These license plates shall be attached to the
trailer in such manner as he or she shall prescribe.
(c) No identical license plates shall be issued for
more than one (1) trailer.
History. Acts 1979, No. 671, § 14; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-253.14.
27-14-1208. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This section, concerning proof of assessment
and payment of personal property taxes, was repealed by Acts 1997,
No. 974, § 3, effective January 1, 1998. The section was derived
from Acts 1979, No. 671, § 11; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-253.11.
27-14-1209. Issuance of registration certificate.
(a) The Director of the Department of Finance
and Administration shall issue to each owner of a
trailer subject to this subchapter a registration
certificate, which must be kept in the place prescribed by the director.
27-14-1213. Distribution of renewal applications.
(a) The Director of the Department of Finance
and Administration shall mail application forms for
all renewals of registration under this subchapter
issued prior to January 1, 2002, to the last address
of the owner of the trailer as the owner’s name and
address appear on the records of the Office of Motor
Vehicle.
(b) The director shall not be required to go beyond
the face of the last registration, and the failure of an
owner to receive notice of expiration of his or her
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trailer license shall not be construed as an extenuating circumstance for the failure of a trailer owner
to renew his or her license on time.
History. Acts 1979, No. 671, § 19; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-253.19; Acts
2001, No. 330, § 6.
(2) Subject the owner to the penalties provided by
§ 27-14-301; and
(3) Relieve the director of any obligation of notifying the owner of expiration of his or her trailer
license and registration.
History. Acts 1979, No. 671, § 13; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-253.13.
27-14-1214. Renewal of registration.
(a) The owner of any permanent license plate
issued by the Director of the Department of Finance
and Administration prior to January 1, 2002, may
renew his or her registration, in person or by mail,
at a county revenue office or with the director during
any day from thirty (30) days prior to the date on
which his or her registration shall expire.
(b) Upon receiving notification by the director of
his or her new permanent registration date, the
applicant shall, within the time prescribed by the
director, pay the fee set forth in § 27-14-601.
History. Acts 1979, No. 671, § 7; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-253.7; Acts
2001, No. 330, § 7.
27-14-1215. Issuance of tab or decal.
(a) In conjunction with the permanent license
plate, the Director of the Department of Finance and
Administraion may issue a tab or decal as evidence
of the payment of license fees.
(b) The trailer owner shall affix and display the
tab or decal in such place as the director shall
designate.
History. Acts 1979, No. 671, §§ 16, 17; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 75253.16, 75-253.17; Acts 2001, No. 330, § 8.
27-14-1216. Transfer of registration to another trailer.
(a) Whenever the owner of a registered trailer
transfers or assigns his or her title, or interest
thereto, the registration of the trailer shall expire.
(b) The owner shall remove the license plate and
any plate sticker, metal tab, or decal therefrom and
forward them to the office.
History. Acts 1979, No. 671, § 22; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-253.22; Acts
2001, No. 330, § 9.
27-14-1218. Rules and regulations.
The Director of the Department of Finance and
Administration shall promulgate such reasonable
rules and regulations and prescribe such forms as
are necessary for the proper enforcement of this
subchapter.
History. Acts 1979, No. 671, §§ 21, 25; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-253.21.
SUBCHAPTER 13 — TRUCKS AND TRAILERS
SECTION.
27-14-1301.
27-14-1302.
27-14-1303.
27-14-1304.
27-14-1305.
27-14-1306.
Penalty.
Load limits not affected.
Administration.
Rules and regulations.
Annual report.
Commercial vehicle temporary license plates.
27-14-1301. Penalty.
(a) Every person who violates, or who procures,
aids, or abets violation of, any of the provisions of
this subchapter and any person who refuses or fails
to obey any order, decision, rule, or regulation made
under or pursuant to this subchapter, shall be
deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.
(b) Upon conviction, violators shall be punished
by a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00)
nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) or by
imprisonment for not more than three (3) months, or
by both a fine and imprisonment.
History. Acts 1949, No. 235, § 9; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-259.
27-14-1302. Load limits not affected.
Nothing in this subchapter shall repeal the right
of the State Highway Commission to vary the load
limit on any particular road at any particular time
as conditions may warrant.
27-14-1217. Report of change of address.
(a) Every owner of a trailer subject to this subchapter shall report to the Director of the Department of Finance and Administration any change of
address from that listed when the trailer was registered.
(b) The willful failure or neglect of an owner to
report a change of address shall:
(1) Be a misdemeanor;
History. Acts 1949, No. 235, § 7; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-258.
27-14-1303. Administration.
The Director of the Department of Finance and
Administration is authorized and directed to supply
license plates to properly designate or identify the
various classes of vehicles covered in this subchapter and to enforce this subchapter.
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History. Acts 1949, No. 235, § 4; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-255.
27-14-1304. Rules and regulations.
(a)(1) The Director of the Department of Finance
and Administration shall promulgate rules and
regulations and prescribe forms for the proper enforcement of this subchapter.
(2) The rules, regulations, and forms shall be
dated and issued under a systematic method of
numbering.
(b)(1) A complete file of all rules, regulations, and
forms shall be kept in the office of the director.
(2) Copies of the rules, regulations, and forms
shall be made available to any person requesting
them.
27-14-1404
SUBCHAPTER 14 — BUSES
SECTION.
27-14-1401. Fees for registration and licensing of interstate motor
buses.
27-14-1402. Municipally franchised buses.
27-14-1403. Community or farm-to-market buses.
27-14-1404. School buses owned by licensed facilities.
27-14-1401. Fees for registration and licensing of interstate motor buses.
(a) The provisions of § 27-14-601 shall govern the
fees for the registration and licensing of interstate
motor buses.
(b) For the purpose of determining the registration and licensing fees, an interstate motor bus shall
be considered a motor truck.
History. Acts 1949, No. 235, § 3; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-254.
27-14-1305. Annual report.
(a) Annually, on or before December 31 of each
year, the Director of the Department of Finance and
Administration shall make a report of his or her
administration of this subchapter to the Governor.
(b) The annual report shall include, among other
things, facts and statistics relating to the effect of
the administration of this subchapter upon all affected thereby.
History. Acts 1949, No. 235, § 6; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-257.
History. Acts 1957, No. 206, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-276; Acts
1993, No. 404, § 1.
27-14-1402. Municipally franchised buses.
Where motor buses are operated on designated
streets according to regular schedules, under franchise from any municipality in this state, the owners
or operators of the motor buses shall pay to the state
an annual motor vehicle and license fee of twenty
dollars ($20.00) for each motor bus so operated.
History. Acts 1939, No. 115, § 1; 1963, No. 548, § 1; 1979, No.
440, § 2; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-206.
27-14-1306. Commercial vehicle temporary
license plates.
27-14-1403. Community or farm-to-market
buses.
(a)(1) The Chief Fiscal Officer of the State is
authorized to design and issue commercial vehicle
temporary license plates for use in cases where
commercial operators desire to operate temporarily
in this state for a period not to exceed seventy-two
(72) hours.
(2) These license plates shall not be valid in any
event for more than seventy-two (72) hours.
(3) These license plates shall be issued for a fee of
thirty-three dollars ($33.00).
(4) These license plates may be issued for a single
unit of a tractor-trailer combination.
(b) The Chief Fiscal Officer of the State is authorized to promulgate such rules and regulations as he
or she deems necessary for the proper enforcement
of this section.
(c) This section is in no respect to be considered as
a repeal of any of the motor vehicle laws already in
effect, specifically §§ 27-14-1804 — 27-14-1806 and
27-14-2102. This section shall be construed as
supplementary thereto.
(a) As used in this section, “community or farmto-market bus” means any bus operating under and
by authority of the Arkansas State Highway and
Transportation Department which is privileged to
operate as a common carrier for hire within the
State of Arkansas and which has a home office that
is domiciled within this state, and where the privilege does not extend beyond the territory of fifty (50)
miles for any operation, shall be termed a “community or farm-to-market bus”.
(b) The annual license fee to be collected from the
owners of community or farm-to-market buses operating under authority of the department for hire,
whose operations do not extend beyond fifty (50)
miles, shall be the sum of one hundred thirty dollars
($130).
History. Acts 1975 (Extended Sess., 1976), No. 1179, §§ 1-3;
1979, No. 440, § 2; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 75-293 — 75-293.2; reen. Acts
1987, No. 589, §§ 1-3; reen. 1987, No. 992, §§ 1-3.
History. Acts 1941, No. 354, §§ 1, 2; 1979, No. 440, § 2; A.S.A.
1947, §§ 75-209, 75-210.
27-14-1404. School buses owned by licensed
facilities.
(a) School buses owned by facilities licensed by
the Department of Human Services shall not be
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subject to the registration and licensing fees prescribed by law.
(b) The only fee for their licenses shall be a one
dollar ($1.00) annual renewal fee.
(c) The original license application and all renewals shall be accompanied by an affidavit signed by an
official of the facility, indicating that the buses for
which licenses are requested are either owned or
exclusively leased by the facility and used exclusively in its functions.
History. Acts 1981, No. 441, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-201.18.
SUBCHAPTER 15 — TAXICABS
SECTION.
27-14-1501. Liability insurance prerequisite to licensing.
27-14-1502. Operations in adjoining cities and towns separated by
state line.
27-14-1501. Liability insurance prerequisite
to licensing.
(a) No license shall be issued for any taxicab,
automobile, or similar vehicle used for hire, nor
shall these vehicles be operated or used in and upon
the streets, roads, and highways of the State of
Arkansas, within or without the corporate limits of
any city or village, for the purpose of carrying
passengers for hire unless there shall have been
filed with the Director of the Department of Finance
and Administration a liability contract of insurance,
or certificates of insurance, issued to the owner of
the vehicle, which shall be substantially in the form
of the standard automobile liability insurance policy
in customary use, to be approved by the director, and
issued by an insurance company licensed to do
business in the State of Arkansas.
(b) The policy shall secure payment in accordance
with the provisions thereof to any person except
employees or joint venturers of the owner for personal injuries to that person and for any damage to
property except property owned by, rented to, leased
to, in charge of, or transported by the owner, other
than baggage of passengers, caused by the operation
of a taxicab, automobile, or similar vehicle used for
hire for at least the minimum amounts prescribed
for liability insurance under the Motor Vehicle
Safety Responsibility Act, § 27-19-101 et seq.
(c)(1) In lieu of such policy of insurance, an owner
may file a bond by some solvent surety company
licensed to do business in this state or may file a
bond by suitable collateral.
(2)(A) The bond or collateral shall be in the form
approved by the director and shall be conditioned
for the payment of property damage and personal
injuries and shall be in an amount no less than
fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) for all claims for
the operator’s fleet, and uninsured motorist coverage shall not be required of such operators.
(B) If the bond or collateral becomes insufficient because of claims or any other reason, the
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operator shall have seven (7) days to restore it to
the full amount or lose its bonded status.
(d) In lieu of such policy of insurance or bond, an
owner may provide self-insurance as authorized
under § 27-19-107.
(e)(1) No policy of insurance may be cancelled by
the licensee or by the insurance carrier unless
written notice of the cancellation shall have been
mailed to the director.
(2) The written notice shall state the exact time
and date of cancellation to be not less than seven (7)
days from the date of mailing.
(3) The mailing of notice shall be sufficient proof
of notice, and the effective date of cancellation stated
in the notice shall become the end of the policy
period.
(f) Any individual or corporation engaged in the
operation of a taxicab, etc., as a common carrier of
passengers for hire who violates this section or who
procures, aids, or abets any individual or corporation in violating this section shall, upon conviction,
be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
(g)(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of
state law, any municipality in a county with a
population in excess of two hundred thousand
(200,000) that requires a franchise for taxicabs to
operate within the corporate limits of the municipality may impose any insurance requirements desired
by the municipality that shall be applicable to any
taxicab that operates within the municipality.
(2) If a municipality imposes such insurance requirements on its taxicabs, it shall be unlawful for
any taxicab operator to operate a taxicab within the
corporate limits of that municipality without meeting such insurance requirements. Any person found
guilty or who pleads guilty or nolo contendere to a
charge of violating this subsection shall be subject to
a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100) nor
more than five hundred dollars ($500).
(3) In addition to penalties that may be assessed
against the taxicab operator, if the taxicab owner is
a different person or entity, the owner shall be
subject to a fine of not less than one hundred dollars
($100) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500).
(4) A municipality may, by ordinance, declare that
an uninsured taxicab shall be subject to seizure and
that a seized taxicab shall not be released until such
insurance is in place.
History. Acts 1949, No. 485, §§ 1-3; 1961, No. 473, § 1; 1985, No.
969, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 75-203 — 75-205; Acts 1989, No. 689, § 1;
1997, No. 1223, § 1; 2003, No. 1152, §§ 1, 2.
27-14-1502. Operations in adjoining cities and
towns separated by state line.
(a) Where any person, firm, or corporation is
engaged in a general taxicab business of transporting persons for hire in adjoining cities and incorporated towns which are separated by a state line,
where the motor vehicles or taxicabs are operated in
this state under a franchise contract or permit with
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the Arkansas city or town, where the motor vehicles
or taxicabs are not operated on any of the roads or
highways in this state outside of the corporate limits
of the city or town, and where the motor vehicles or
taxicabs shall pay to this state motor vehicle fuel
tax, at the applicable rate as fixed by the law of this
state, upon all of the motor vehicle fuel used in the
operation of the motor vehicles or taxicabs, then the
fee to be paid to this state for the registration and
licensing of any motor vehicle or taxicab so used by
any person, firm, or corporation shall not exceed the
fee provided by law in the adjoining state for the
motor vehicle or taxicab.
(b) This section shall not apply to motor buses
being operated in lieu of a streetcar system in
adjoining cities or incorporated towns which are
separated by a state line.
History. Acts 1939, No. 177, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-202.
SUBCHAPTER 16 — MANUFACTURED HOMES
AND MOBILE HOMES
SECTION.
27-14-1601. Definitions.
27-14-1602. Registration — Fee.
27-14-1603. Cancellation of title.
27-14-1601. Definitions.
As used in this subchapter:
(1) “Manufactured home” means a factory-built
structure:
(A) Produced in accordance with the National
Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety
Standards Act of 1974, 42 U.S.C. § 5401 et seq.;
and
(B) Designed to be used as a dwelling unit; and
(2) “Mobile home” means a structure:
(A) Built in a factory before the enactment of
the National Manufactured Housing Construction
and Safety Standards Act of 1974, 42 U.S.C.
§ 5401 et seq.; and
(B) Designed to be used as a dwelling unit.
History. Acts 1973, No. 176, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-132.2; Acts
2001, No. 1118, § 1; 2005, No. 1991, § 6; 2009, No. 317, § 2.
27-14-1602. Registration — Fee.
(a) An owner of a manufactured home or a mobile
home shall be permitted to register the manufactured home or mobile home with the Office of Motor
Vehicle for the purpose of receiving a certificate of
title to the home or for any other purpose.
(b) The registration shall be issued upon the
payment of a fee of twenty-six dollars ($26.00).
History. Acts 1973, No. 176, § 2; 1979, No. 440, § 2; A.S.A. 1947,
§ 75-132.1; Acts 2001, No. 1118, § 2; 2005, No. 1991, § 7.
27-14-1701
27-14-1603. Cancellation of title.
(a) If a manufactured home or a mobile home is to
be affixed to real estate, the manufacturer’s certificate or the original document of title may be surrendered to the Department of Finance and Administration for cancellation.
(b)(1) The Director of the Department of Finance
and Administration may require the filing of pertinent information for the cancellation of manufactured home titles or mobile home titles.
(2) The director shall have the authority to promulgate rules and regulations to establish a procedure for the cancellation of manufactured home
titles or mobile home titles.
History. Acts 2001, No. 1118, § 3; 2005, No. 1991, § 3.
SUBCHAPTER 17 — PLATES FOR
MANUFACTURERS, TRANSPORTERS, AND
DEALERS
SECTION.
27-14-1701. Operation of vehicles under special plates.
27-14-1702. Application for and issuance of certificates and special
plates.
27-14-1703. Expiration of special plates.
27-14-1704. Dealer’s extra license plates.
27-14-1705. Temporary preprinted paper buyer’s tags.
27-14-1706. Vehicles provided for purposes of demonstration or for
repair customers.
27-14-1707. Authority to promulgate rules.
27-14-1708. Temporary tag database.
27-14-1709. Definition.
27-14-1701. Operation of vehicles under special plates.
(a) A manufacturer or dealer owning any vehicle
of a type otherwise required to be registered under
this chapter may operate or move it upon the highways solely for purposes of transporting it without
registering each vehicle, upon condition that any
such vehicle display a special plate or temporary
preprinted paper tag and any correlating stickers
that are to be placed on the preprinted paper tag
issued to the owner as provided in this subchapter.
(b)(1) A transporter may operate or move any
vehicle of like type upon the highways solely for the
purpose of delivery, upon displaying a special plate
issued to him or her as provided in § 27-14-1806.
(2) The transporter shall submit proof of his or
her status as a bona fide transporter as may reasonably be required by the Office of Motor Vehicle.
(c) The provisions of this subchapter shall not
apply to work or service vehicles owned by a manufacturer, transporter, or dealer.
(d)(1) The Director of the Department of Finance
and Administration shall provide the specifications,
form, and color of the special temporary preprinted
paper tag and any correlating stickers that are to be
placed on the preprinted paper tag required under
this section.
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(2)(A) Temporary preprinted paper tags issued to
manufacturers or dealers for transport purposes
shall have the following information printed on
them:
(i) The date of expiration;
(ii) The vehicle year, make, and model;
(iii) The vehicle identification number;
(iv) The name of the issuing dealer; and
(v) Other information that may be required by
the office.
(B) In addition, the expiration date of the preprinted paper tag shall be shown in ink on the tag
in a place to be determined by the office.
(C) The expiration date shall be covered by a
sticker for added security.
(e) In addition to any other penalty prescribed by
this chapter, a dealer, manager, sales manager, or
salesperson of the dealer, or manufacturer who
pleads guilty or nolo contendere to or is found guilty
of the misuse of a special temporary preprinted
paper tag and any correlating stickers that are to be
placed on the tag and issued under this section or of
allowing anyone else to misuse a special temporary
preprinted paper tag, and the correlating stickers
that are to be placed on the tag shall be fined not
more than:
(1) Two hundred fifty dollars ($250) for the first
offense;
(2) Five hundred dollars ($500) for the second
offense; and
(3) One thousand dollars ($1,000) for the third
offense and subsequent offenses.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 62; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-162; Acts
2005, No. 1929, § 2; 2009, No. 484, § 2.
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(c)(1) The office shall also issue a special plate,
plates, or special temporary preprinted paper tags
as applied for, which shall have displayed thereon
the general distinguishing number assigned to the
applicant.
(2) Each plate, pair of plates, or special temporary
preprinted paper tags issued shall also contain a
number or symbol identifying it or them from every
other plate, pair of plates, or special temporary
preprinted paper tags bearing the same general
distinguishing number.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 63; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-163; Acts
2005, No. 1929, § 3; 2009, No. 484, § 3.
27-14-1703. Expiration of special plates.
(a)(1) Every special plate, excluding temporary
preprinted paper tags, issued under this subchapter
shall expire at 12:00 midnight on December 31 of
each year unless the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles provides by rule a staggered method of annual
expiration.
(2) A new plate for the ensuing year may be
obtained by the person to whom any such expired
plate was issued, upon application to the Office of
Motor Vehicle and payment of the fee provided by
law.
(b) In lieu of providing a new special plate upon
the expiration of the special plate issued under this
subchapter, the commissioner may by rule provide
for the issuance of permanent special plates that are
renewed using an alternate method.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 64; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-164; Acts
2005, No. 661, § 1; 2009, No. 484, § 4.
27-14-1702. Application for and issuance of
certificates and special plates.
27-14-1704. Dealer’s extra license plates.
(a)(1) A manufacturer or dealer may make application to the Office of Motor Vehicle, upon the
appropriate form, for a certificate containing a general distinguishing number and for one (1) or more
pairs of special plates, single special plates, or
special temporary preprinted paper tags, as appropriate, subject to §§ 27-14-1701 and 27-14-1704, to
various types of vehicles subject to registration
under this chapter.
(2) The applicant shall also submit proof of his or
her status as a bona fide manufacturer or dealer, as
required by the office.
(b)(1) The office, upon granting the application for
one (1) or more pairs of special plates or single
special plates, shall issue to the applicant a certificate containing the applicant’s name and address
and the general distinguishing number assigned to
the applicant.
(2) A certificate containing the applicant’s name
and address and the general distinguishing number
assigned to the applicant is not required to be issued
upon granting an application for one (1) or more
special temporary preprinted paper tags.
(a) Each dealer as defined in § 27-14-601(a)(6)
shall furnish the Director of the Department of
Finance and Administration with a list of each
manager, sales manager, and salesperson authorized to operate a motor vehicle to which a dealer’s
extra license plate issued to the dealer has been or
will be attached:
(1) Upon initial application for dealer’s extra license plates as provided in § 27-14-1702; and
(2) Upon renewal of dealer’s extra license plates
as provided in § 27-14-1703.
(b) The dealer’s extra license plate may be used
only by the dealer, manager, or salesperson of the
dealer and only for the following purposes:
(1) To drive to and from work;
(2) For business or personal trips inside or outside the dealer’s county of residence;
(3) To transport the vehicle; or
(4) To demonstrate the vehicle.
(c) Neither the dealer’s extra license plate issued
under this section nor the dealer’s master plate
issued under § 27-14-601(a)(6) shall be used for
purposes of allowing a prospective buyer to test
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drive a vehicle unless the dealer, manager, or salesperson of the dealer is present in the vehicle.
(d) In addition to any other penalty prescribed by
this chapter, any dealer, manager, salesperson, or
employee of a dealer who pleads guilty or nolo
contendere to or who is found guilty of the misuse of
a dealer’s extra license plate or dealer’s master plate
or of allowing anyone else to misuse a dealer’s extra
license plate or dealer’s master plate shall be fined
not more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250) for
the first offense, not more than five hundred dollars
($500) for the second offense, and not more than one
thousand dollars ($1,000) for the third and subsequent offenses.
(e)(1)(A) In addition to any other penalty prescribed by this chapter, the director may suspend
some or all dealer’s extra license plates issued to a
dealer if the director determines that the dealer or
any manager, sales manager, or salesperson of the
dealer either misused a dealer’s extra license
plate or allowed the use of a dealer’s extra license
plate by a person who is not authorized by this
section to use a dealer’s extra license plate.
(B) A suspension of the dealer’s extra license
plates under this section does not require that the
dealer’s master license plate be suspended.
(C) The director shall:
(i) Notify the dealer in writing of a suspension
of the dealer’s extra license plates that is authorized under this section; and
(ii) Provide information regarding the misuse
or unauthorized use upon which the suspension
was based in the notice.
(D) The dealer’s extra license plates shall be
suspended for:
(i) Six (6) months for the first misuse or unauthorized use of the dealer’s extra license plates; or
(ii) One (1) year for any subsequent misuse or
unauthorized use.
(2)(A) Any dealer who desires a hearing on the
suspension shall notify the director in writing
within twenty (20) days after receipt of the notice
of suspension.
(B) A hearing officer appointed by the director
shall schedule a hearing in an office of the Revenue Division of the Department of Finance and
Administration in the county of the dealer’s principal place of business, unless the director and the
dealer agree to another location for the hearing or
agree that the hearing shall be held by telephone.
(C) Hearings conducted under this section shall
be subject to the Arkansas Administrative Procedure Act, § 25-15-201 et seq.
(D) The hearing officer shall render his or her
decision in writing to modify, reverse, or affirm the
suspension of the dealer’s extra license plates
based upon the evidence presented at the hearing
and shall serve a copy of the decision on the
dealer.
(3)(A)(i) If the decision sustains, in whole or in
part, the suspension of the dealer’s extra license
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plates, the dealer may file suit within thirty (30)
days of receipt of the decision in the Pulaski
County Circuit Court or the circuit court of the
county of the dealer’s principal place of business.
(ii) The dealer shall serve a copy of the petition
on the director.
(iii) The appeal will not operate as a stay of the
order of suspension that will remain in effect and
be terminated only in the event a decision reversing the suspension is issued by the circuit court.
(B) An appeal from the circuit court shall be in
accordance with the laws governing appeals.
History. Acts 2005, No. 1929, § 4; 2011, No. 606, § 1.
27-14-1705. Temporary preprinted paper buyer’s tags.
(a)(1)(A) A person who buys a motor vehicle from
a licensed dealer shall be required to obtain one
(1) temporary preprinted paper buyer’s tag for the
vehicle and any correlating stickers that are to be
placed on the tag.
(B) The preprinted paper buyer’s tag may be
issued by an approved licensed dealer, vendor, or
the Office of Motor Vehicle.
(2)(A) A person who buys a motor vehicle from a
licensed dealer that cannot issue temporary preprinted paper buyer’s tags shall:
(i) Obtain the preprinted paper buyer’s tag and
stickers within ten (10) calendar days after the
date of purchase of the vehicle from an approved
vendor or the Office of Motor Vehicle;
(ii) Provide to the vendor or the Office of Motor
Vehicle a copy of the bill of sale or other documentation necessary to verify the dealer’s name, the
buyer’s name, the date of sale, the motor vehicle’s
vehicle identification number, and the make and
model of the vehicle; and
(iii) Maintain a copy of the bill of sale for the
motor vehicle in the vehicle until the buyer obtains the preprinted paper buyer’s tag and stickers.
(B) A person who fails to obtain a preprinted
paper buyer’s tag and stickers within ten (10)
calendar days of the date of purchase of the
vehicle is subject to the fines in this section.
(b)(1) The temporary preprinted paper buyer’s
tag is valid for the operation of the vehicle until the
earlier of:
(A) The date on which the vehicle is registered;
or
(B) The thirtieth day after the date of purchase.
(2)(A) If the date that a transferee of a motor
vehicle must register the vehicle is extended under § 27-14-903(a)(2), the dealer may issue one (1)
additional temporary preprinted paper buyer’s tag
to the transferee, to expire thirty (30) days from
the date that the additional temporary preprinted
paper buyer’s tag was issued.
(B)(i) If the dealer cannot issue preprinted paper buyer’s tags, the transferee may obtain a
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temporary preprinted paper buyer’s tag from the
Office of Motor Vehicle.
(ii) The additional preprinted paper buyer’s tag
expires thirty (30) days from the date the additional tag was issued.
(c)(1)(A) The following information shall be
printed by the dealer, the vendor, or the Office of
Motor Vehicle on the face of the temporary preprinted paper buyer’s tags:
(i) The actual date of sale;
(ii) The date of expiration;
(iii) The vehicle year, make, and model;
(iv) The vehicle identification number;
(v) The name of the issuing dealer; and
(vi) Other information required by the Office of
Motor Vehicle.
(B) The expiration date of the preprinted paper
buyer’s tag shall be shown in ink on the preprinted paper buyer’s tag in a place to be determined by the Office of Motor Vehicle, and the date
shall be covered by a sticker for added security.
(2) A dealer who issues a temporary preprinted
paper buyer’s tag shall indicate on the bill of sale
that a temporary preprinted paper buyer’s tag was
issued in order to facilitate collection of the fees
required by this subchapter.
(d)(1)(A) The temporary preprinted paper buyer’s
tag issued under this section shall be placed at the
location provided for the permanent motor vehicle
license plate.
(B)(i) The temporary preprinted paper buyer’s
tag shall be covered by a translucent material that
protects the temporary tag until the tag’s expiration.
(ii) The translucent material covering the tag
shall be approved by the Office of Motor Vehicle.
(C)(i) The information on the tag shall be visible and readable when viewing the temporary tag
covered with the translucent material.
(ii) The translucent material shall cover the tag
in the manner approved by the Office of Motor
Vehicle.
(D) A dealer who issues a temporary preprinted
paper buyer’s tag shall insert the tag in the
translucent material and attach the tag to each
vehicle the dealer sells.
(2) If a preprinted paper buyer’s tag placed at the
location provided for the permanent motor vehicle
license plate becomes damaged or destroyed, the
motor vehicle purchaser shall be required to register
the vehicle under § 27-14-705 or obtain a replacement preprinted paper buyer’s tag from the original
issuing dealer or from the Office of Motor Vehicle.
(3) The replacement preprinted paper buyer’s tag
shall expire on the expiration date of the original
preprinted paper buyer’s tag.
(e) The Director of the Department of Finance
and Administration shall provide the specifications,
form, and color of the temporary preprinted paper
buyer’s tag.
(f)(1)(A) The buyer shall be responsible for paying
to the director a fee to be set by the director, which
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shall not exceed two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50),
for each temporary preprinted paper buyer’s tag
and any correlating stickers the buyer receives.
(B) This fee shall be collected at the time the
buyer registers the vehicle under § 27-14-705.
(2) The gross receipts or gross proceeds derived
from the sale or issuance of temporary preprinted
paper buyer’s tags under this section shall be exempt from the Arkansas gross receipts tax levied by
the Arkansas Gross Receipts Act of 1941, § 26-52101 et seq., and the Arkansas compensating use tax
levied by the Arkansas Compensating Tax Act of
1949, § 26-53-101 et seq., and any other state or
local tax administered under those chapters.
(3) All fees collected by the director under this
section shall be deposited into the State Treasury,
and the Treasurer of State shall credit them as
general revenues to the General Revenue Fund
Account of the State Apportionment Fund.
(g)(1) For each temporary preprinted paper buyer’s tag provided to a buyer, the issuer shall retain
documentation containing:
(A) The dealer’s name and master license plate
number;
(B) The buyer’s name;
(C) The date the temporary preprinted paper
buyer’s tag was issued;
(D) The vehicle’s vehicle identification number;
(E) The make and model of the vehicle; and
(F) The expiration date of the temporary preprinted paper buyer’s tag.
(2) An issuer of preprinted paper buyer’s tags
shall provide the documentation required to be retained by subdivision (g)(1) of this section to the
Office of Motor Vehicle on the date of sale for entry
into the vehicle temporary tag database provided in
§ 27-14-1708.
(h)(1) Any dealer or approved vendor or any manager, salesperson, or employee of the dealer or vendor who pleads guilty or nolo contendere to or is
found guilty of the misuse of a temporary preprinted
paper buyer’s tag or of allowing anyone else to
misuse a temporary preprinted paper buyer’s tag
shall be fined not more than:
(A) Two hundred fifty dollars ($250) for the first
offense;
(B) Five hundred dollars ($500) for the second
offense; and
(C) One thousand dollars ($1,000) for the third
and subsequent offenses.
(2) A buyer who pleads guilty or nolo contendere
to or is found guilty of failing to obtain a temporary
buyer’s tag shall be fined not more than twenty-five
dollars ($25.00).
(3) A buyer who pleads guilty or nolo contendere
to or is found guilty of altering a preprinted paper
buyer’s tag or the fraudulent use of a preprinted
paper buyer’s tag shall be fined not more than:
(A) Two hundred fifty dollars ($250) for the first
offense;
(B) Five hundred dollars ($500) for the second
offense; and
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(C) One thousand dollars ($1,000) for the third
and subsequent offenses.
(i) This section does not apply to an owner or
lessee of a registered motor vehicle who elects to
display a license plate on a replacement motor
vehicle under § 27-14-902(a)(3)(B).
History. Acts 2005, No. 1929, § 4; 2009, No. 484, § 5; 2009, No.
756, § 20; 2009, No. 780, § 1; 2011, No. 351, § 1.
27-14-1706. Vehicles provided for purposes of
demonstration or for repair customers.
(a) A dealer may allow a prospective buyer or
customer to drive an unregistered vehicle:
(1) To demonstrate or to allow a prospective buyer
to test drive the vehicle for sale purposes for a period
not to exceed seventy-two (72) hours; or
(2) As a loaner vehicle for a customer while the
customer’s vehicle is being repaired in the dealer’s
shop for a period not to exceed fourteen (14) calendar
days.
(b)(1)(A) An approved dealer with the capability
of issuing a temporary preprinted paper tag shall
issue to the prospective buyer or customer one (1)
temporary preprinted paper buyer’s tag and any
correlating stickers that are to be placed on the
preprinted paper tag, in accordance with this
section.
(B)(i) A licensed dealer who issues a temporary
preprinted paper buyer’s tag to a prospective
buyer or customer shall place the preprinted paper tag at the location provided for the permanent
motor vehicle license plate.
(ii) If a preprinted paper tag placed at the
location provided for the permanent motor vehicle
license plate becomes damaged or destroyed, the
original dealer may issue a replacement preprinted paper tag that shall expire on the expiration date of the original buyer’s tag.
(C) A licensed dealer that issues a preprinted
paper tag shall provide any required documentation to the Office of Motor Vehicle on the date of
the transaction for entry into the vehicle temporary tag database provided for in § 27-14-1708.
(D) The office shall provide the specifications,
form, and color of the temporary preprinted paper
tag.
(2)(A) A licensed dealer without the capability of
issuing temporary preprinted paper tags shall
issue to the prospective buyer or customer a test
drive or loaner information sheet required by this
section in lieu of the temporary preprinted paper
tag.
(B) This sheet shall be maintained in the vehicle for the duration of time in which the prospective buyer or customer has possession of the
vehicle.
(3) If the date on which the prospective buyer or
customer is required to return the vehicle to the
dealer falls on Saturday, Sunday, or a legal holiday
on which the dealer is not open for business, then
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the prospective buyer or customer will have until the
next succeeding business day that is not a Saturday,
Sunday, or legal holiday to return the vehicle and
still be in compliance with this section.
(c)(1) When a dealer provides a motor vehicle to a
prospective buyer or customer under this section,
the dealer shall complete and keep in his or her
possession an information sheet containing:
(A) The year, make, and model of the vehicle;
(B) The vehicle identification number;
(C) The prospective buyer’s or customer’s
name;
(D) The time and date that the temporary preprinted paper tag or information sheet was issued
to the prospective buyer or customer;
(E) The reason the vehicle was furnished to the
prospective buyer or customer; and
(F) The length of time the prospective buyer or
customer may retain the vehicle.
(2)(A) The Director of the Department of Finance
and Administration shall provide the specifications, form, and color of the information sheet to
be used by dealers under this subsection.
(B) Information sheets retained by the dealer
under this subsection are subject to examination
by the director at any reasonable time.
(d)(1) A temporary preprinted paper buyer’s tag
or information sheet is not required if the prospective buyer or customer is required to return the
vehicle before the end of the business day upon
which the vehicle was provided to the prospective
buyer or customer, and it is not unlawful for a
prospective buyer or customer to test drive an unregistered vehicle in the manner provided in this
subsection.
(2) A dealer may issue temporary preprinted paper buyer’s tags or use a dealer information sheet for
the following purposes:
(A) To demonstrate or allow a prospective buyer
to test drive a vehicle for a period not to exceed
seventy-two (72) hours;
(B) For a loaner vehicle for a customer while
the customer’s vehicle is being repaired at the
dealer’s shop for a period not to exceed fourteen
(14) calendar days;
(C) For transporting a vehicle not to exceed
seventy-two (72) hours; or
(D) To test drive a vehicle to check its mechanical condition for a period not to exceed seventytwo (72) hours.
(3) The director shall design the test drive or
loaner information sheet to be used by dealers under
this subsection and shall make this information
sheet available at all state revenue offices and on the
website of the Department of Finance and Administration.
(4) A dealer shall be allowed to make and use
photocopies of the test drive or loaner information
sheet designed by the department in lieu of the
original provided by the department.
(e) Any dealer who violates this section shall be
fined the amount of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per
violation.
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History. Acts 2005, No. 1929, § 4; 2009, No. 484, § 6; 2011, No.
351, §§ 2, 3.
27-14-1707. Authority to promulgate rules.
In addition to the authority provided in § 27-14403, the Director of the Department of Finance and
Administration may promulgate, adopt, and enforce
such rules as may be necessary to carry out this
subchapter.
History. Acts 2005, No. 1929, § 4.
History. Acts 2009, No. 484, § 7.
27-14-1709. Definition.
As used in this subchapter, “dealer” means a new
motor vehicle dealer licensed under § 23-112-301 or
a used motor vehicle dealer licensed under § 23-112607 who is engaged in the sale of:
(1) New motor vehicles;
(2) Used motor vehicles;
(3) Motorcycles or motor-driven cycles as defined
under § 27-20-101; or
(4) Motor homes.
27-14-1708. Temporary tag database.
(a) There is created a vehicle temporary tag database within the Revenue Division of the Department of Finance and Administration to develop,
establish, and maintain a database of information to
verify compliance with the unregistered motor vehicle preprinted paper buyer’s tag laws of Arkansas
in this chapter.
(b)(1) The vehicle temporary tag database shall
be administered by the division with the assistance
of the Department of Information Systems or other
designated agent with whom the division may contract to supply technical database and data processing expertise.
(2) The vehicle temporary tag database shall be
developed and maintained in accordance with guidelines established by the division so that state and
local law enforcement agencies can access the vehicle temporary tag database to determine compliance with the sale, licensing, and registration of
motor vehicles, as required by law.
(c) The division shall have the authority to enter
into or to make agreements, arrangements, or declarations necessary to carry out the provisions of
this section.
(d)(1) Upon request, the division may release information in the vehicle temporary tag database to:
(A) The owner to whom the temporary tag was
issued;
(B) The parent or legal guardian of the owner to
whom the temporary tag was issued if the owner
is under eighteen (18) years of age or is legally
incapacitated; and
(C) State and local law enforcement agencies,
the Arkansas Crime Information Center, or other
government offices upon a showing of need.
(2) Except as provided in subdivision (d)(1), all
data and information received by the vehicle temporary tag database is confidential and is not subject to
examination or disclosure as public information under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act of
1967, § 25-19-101 et seq.
(e) The division or the reporting company shall
not be liable for any damages to any property or
person due to any act or omission in the reporting or
keeping of any record or information contained in
the vehicle temporary tag database or the issuing or
renewing of any motor vehicle registration in accordance with the vehicle temporary tag database.
History. Acts 2011, No. 351, § 4.
SUBCHAPTER 18 — VEHICLES
DEALERS
SECTION.
27-14-1801.
27-14-1802.
27-14-1803.
27-14-1804.
27-14-1805.
27-14-1806.
27-14-1807.
27-14-1808.
IN
TRANSIT
TO
Penalty.
Construction.
Applicability.
Nonapplicable if regular plates used.
Use of “IN TRANSIT” placards.
Metal transporter plate.
Disposition of fees.
Rules and regulations.
27-14-1801. Penalty.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to display a
placard except as provided in this subchapter.
(b) A person who violates any of the provisions of
this subchapter or any of the rules promulgated in
this subchapter is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall
be fined:
(1) Five hundred dollars ($500) for the first offense;
(2) One thousand dollars ($1,000) for the second
offense; and
(3) One thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500)
for the third and each subsequent offense.
History. Acts 1935, No. 183, § 6; Pope’s Dig., § 6626; A.S.A.
1947, § 75-234; Acts 2009, No. 318, § 1.
27-14-1802. Construction.
This subchapter shall be construed to be cumulative to the existing laws and shall not be construed
to exempt any motor vehicle being operated for hire
or by an individual purchaser, the object of this
subchapter being to regulate and tax only motor
vehicles in transit from a manufacturer to a dealer,
or from one dealer to another.
History. Acts 1935, No. 183, § 3; Pope’s Dig., § 6623; A.S.A.
1947, § 75-231.
27-14-1803. Applicability.
(a) This subchapter shall apply to all motor vehicles operated on the highways of this state which
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are in transit from a manufacturer to a dealer or
from one (1) dealer to another, whether the vehicles
are driven or towed.
(b) Nothing in this subchapter shall be construed
to exempt trucks or trailers hauling cars for delivery,
except in case the truck or trailer is also in transit
for delivery.
History. Acts 1935, No. 183, §§ 2, 4; Pope’s Dig., §§ 6622, 6624;
A.S.A. 1947, §§ 75-230, 75-232.
27-14-1804. Nonapplicable if regular plates
used.
This subchapter shall not apply to any person,
firm, or corporation engaged in towing or driving
motor vehicles on the public highways of this state
where the motor vehicles display bona fide license or
dealer’s license plates issued by the Director of the
Department of Finance and Administration.
History. Acts 1935, No. 183, § 1; 1938 (Ex. Sess.), No. 9, § 1;
1959, No. 65, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-229.
27-14-1805. Use of “IN TRANSIT” placards.
(a)(1) Motor vehicles and trailers in the course of
delivery from a manufacturer to a dealer, or from
one (1) dealer to another, may be operated on the
highways without license number plates being attached, if they display, on the rear, a placard issued
by the Director of the Department of Finance and
Administration, bearing the words “IN TRANSIT”,
the registration number, the time and date the
placard was issued, and the genuine signature of the
director, or his or her agent.
(2) The letters and figures shall be of such size
and type to meet the requirements of the director.
(b)(1) The fee for the registration of these vehicles
shall be three dollars ($3.00) for each placard.
(2) The fee shall be collected by the director before
issuance of the placard.
(c)(1) All placards issued under the provisions of
this subchapter shall permit operation of motor
vehicles on the highways of this state for a period
not exceeding forty-eight (48) hours.
(2) The placard shall be good for one (1) trip only.
History. Acts 1935, No. 183, § 1; Pope’s Dig., § 6621; Acts 1938
(Ex. Sess.), No. 9, § 1; 1959, No. 65, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-229.
27-14-1806. Metal transporter plate.
(a)(1) Any person, firm, or corporation, other than
an automobile dealer, who is regularly engaged in
the business of driving or towing motor vehicles or
trailers as defined in § 27-14-1805, upon the payment of a fee of thirty dollars ($30.00), may be issued
an annual metal transporter plate by the Director of
the Department of Finance and Administration.
(2) This metal plate shall not expire until December 31 of the calendar year in which it is purchased.
27-14-1902
(3) The plate shall be attached to the rear of any
vehicle being operated by the licensee in conformity
with this subchapter.
(b)(1) The fee for this annual transporter plate
shall not be reduced but shall remain at thirty
dollars ($30.00).
(2) If this annual transporter plate is lost by the
licensee, it must be replaced by an original annual
transporter plate for a fee of thirty dollars ($30.00).
History. Acts 1935, No. 183, § 1; 1938 (Ex. Sess.), No. 9, § 1;
1959, No. 65, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-229.
27-14-1807. Disposition of fees.
All fees collected under the provisions of this
subchapter shall be deposited into the State Treasury as special revenues, and the net amount
thereof shall be credited to the Department of Arkansas State Police Fund, there to be used for the
operation, maintenance, and improvement of the
Department of Arkansas State Police.
History. Acts 1935, No. 183, § 7; Pope’s Dig., § 6627; Acts 1938
(Ex. Sess.), No. 9, § 2; 1949, No. 5, § 16; 1951, No. 31, § 3; 1961,
No. 68, § 18; 1965, No. 493, § 5; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-235.
27-14-1808. Rules and regulations.
The Director of the Department of Finance and
Administration is authorized to promulgate such
rules and regulations as he or she deems necessary
for the proper enforcement of this subchapter.
History. Acts 1935, No. 183, § 5; Pope’s Dig., § 6625; A.S.A.
1947, § 75-233.
SUBCHAPTER 19 — TRANSPORTING OF MOTOR
HOMES BY MANUFACTURERS
SECTION.
27-14-1901.
27-14-1902.
27-14-1903.
27-14-1904.
27-14-1905.
Definition.
Application for license.
Fees.
Design of plates.
Rules and regulations.
27-14-1901. Definition.
As used in this subchapter, “manufacturer” means
any person, firm, or corporation engaged in manufacturing or assembling motor homes at or from an
established place of business within this state.
History. Acts 1973, No. 503, § 2; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-292.1.
27-14-1902. Application for license.
(a)(1) Any person, firm, or corporation engaged in
the business of manufacturing motor homes in this
state shall apply for a motor home manufacturers’
license for the sole purpose of delivering or transporting the manufacturers’ motor homes on the
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public highways and streets of this state from the
manufacturer to a distributor or from the manufacturer to a dealer or from the manufacturer to a
consumer.
(2) All applications for manufacturers’ master license plates shall be made to the Office of Motor
Vehicle.
(b) Both manufacturers’ master license plates
and manufacturers’ extra plates shall expire annually on December 31, and applications for renewal
shall be made between January 1 and January 31 of
the succeeding year.
History. Acts 1973, No. 503, §§ 1, 3; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 75-292,
75-292.2.
27-14-1903. Fees.
(a) There shall be paid a fee of ninety-eight dollars ($98.00) for a manufacturers’ master license
plate and a fee of thirteen dollars ($13.00) for each
additional manufacturers’ extra plate.
(b) The fees for the manufacturers’ master license
plate and manufacturers’ extra license plates provided for in this section shall not be reduced during
the calendar year.
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(1) A dealer in motor vehicles, trailers, or semitrailers, of a type subject to registration;
(2) A dealer in used parts or used accessories of
motor vehicles; or
(3) Wrecking or dismantling any vehicle for resale
of the parts thereof.
(b)(1) Application for a dealer’s or wrecker’s license shall be made upon the form prescribed by the
office and shall contain the name and address of the
applicant.
(2)(A) When the applicant is a partnership, the
name and address of each partner shall be set
forth.
(B) When the applicant is a corporation, the
names of the principal officers of the corporation,
the state in which incorporated, the place or
places where the business is to be conducted, the
nature of such business, and other information as
may be required by the office shall be set forth.
(3) Every application shall be verified by the oath
or affirmation of the applicant, if an individual, or, in
the event an applicant is a partnership or corporation, then by a partner or officer thereof.
(4) Every application shall be accompanied by the
fee required by law for each place of business.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 65; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-165.
History. Acts 1973, No. 503, §§ 1, 3; 1979, No. 440, § 2; A.S.A.
1947, §§ 75-292, 75-292.2.
27-14-1904. Design of plates.
Manufacturers’ master license plates shall be of
such form and design as prescribed by the Director
of the Department of Finance and Administration.
History. Acts 1973, No. 503, § 3; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-292.2.
27-14-1905. Rules and regulations.
The Director of the Department of Finance and
Administration is authorized to promulgate rules
and regulations consistent with the provisions of
this subchapter.
History. Acts 1973, No. 503, § 4; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-292.3.
SUBCHAPTER 20 — LICENSING
AND WRECKERS
OF
DEALERS
SECTION.
27-14-2001. License required.
27-14-2002. Issuance of license certificate.
27-14-2003. Records to be maintained.
27-14-2001. License required.
(a) No person, unless licensed to do so by the
Office of Motor Vehicle under the provisions of this
chapter, shall carry on or conduct the business of:
27-14-2002. Issuance of license certificate.
(a)(1) The Office of Motor Vehicle, upon receiving
application accompanied by the required fee and
when satisfied that the applicant is of good character and, so far as can be ascertained, has complied
with, and will comply with, the laws of this state
with reference to the registration of vehicles and
certificates of title and the provisions of this chapter,
shall issue to the applicant a license certificate
which shall entitle the licensee to carry on and
conduct the business of a dealer or wrecker, as the
case may be, during the calendar year in which the
license is issued.
(2) Every such license shall expire on December
31 of each year and may be renewed upon application and payment of the fee required by law.
(b) The office may refuse to issue a license or,
after a written notice to the licensee and a hearing,
may suspend or revoke a license when satisfied that
the applicant for a license or the licensee has failed
to comply with the provisions of this chapter or that
a license has been fraudulently procured or erroneously issued.
(c) Any licensee, before removing any one (1) or
more of his places of business or opening any additional place of business, shall apply to the office for,
and obtain, a supplemental license for which a fee
shall be charged.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 66; 1959, No. 307, § 11; A.S.A.
1947, § 75-166.
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27-14-2003. Records to be maintained.
27-14-2104. Fee — Disposition.
Every licensee shall maintain for three (3) years,
in the form the Office of Motor Vehicle prescribes, a
record of:
(1) Every vehicle or used part, accessory, body,
chassis, or engine of, or for, a vehicle received or
acquired by him, its description and identifying
number, the date of its receipt or acquisition, and
the name and address of the person from whom
received or acquired;
(2) Every vehicle or vehicle body, chassis, or engine disposed of by him, its description and identifying number, the date of its disposition, and the
name and address of the person to whom disposed
of; and
(3) Every vehicle wrecked or dismantled by him
and the date of its wrecking or dismantling. Every
such record shall be open to inspection by any
representative of the office or peace officer during
reasonable business hours.
(a) Drive-out tags shall be issued for a fee of two
dollars ($2.00) per tag.
(b) Proceeds of the sales shall be credited to the
Department of Arkansas State Police Fund.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 66; 1959, No. 307, § 11; A.S.A.
1947, § 75-166.
SUBCHAPTER 21 — DRIVE-OUT TAGS
SECTION.
27-14-2101.
27-14-2102.
27-14-2103.
27-14-2104.
27-14-2105.
Provisions supplemental.
Issuance authorized.
Validity period.
Fee — Disposition.
Rules and regulations.
27-14-2101. Provisions supplemental.
This subchapter is in no respect to be considered
as a repeal of any of the motor vehicle laws already
in effect, specifically § 27-18-101 et seq., but shall be
construed as supplementary thereto.
History. Acts 1955, No. 111, § 4; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-235.4.
27-14-2102. Issuance authorized.
The Director of the Department of Finance and
Administration is authorized to design and issue a
drive-out tag for use in cases where automobile
dealers in this state sell a motor vehicle to a nonresident who desires to immediately remove the
vehicle to the state of his or her residence.
History. Acts 1955, No. 111, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-235.1.
27-14-2103. Validity period.
Drive-out tags shall not be valid in any event for
more than fourteen (14) days.
History. Acts 1955, No. 111, § 2; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-235.2; Acts
1997, No. 1208, § 1.
History. Acts 1955, No. 111, § 2; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-235.2; Acts
1997, No. 1208, § 2.
27-14-2105. Rules and regulations.
The Director of the Department of Finance and
Administration is authorized to promulgate such
rules and regulations as he or she deems necessary
for the proper enforcement of this subchapter.
History. Acts 1955, No. 111, § 3; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-235.3.
SUBCHAPTER 22 — THEFT
PARTS
OF
VEHICLES AND
SECTION.
27-14-2201. Reports of theft or recovery of stolen vehicles to
Department of Arkansas State Police.
27-14-2202. Record of reports to Department of Arkansas State
Police.
27-14-2203. [Repealed.]
27-14-2204. Reports to office by owners or lienholders.
27-14-2205. Processing of reports by office — Lists.
27-14-2206. Report of vehicle left in storage or parked over thirty
days.
27-14-2207. Unlawful taking of vehicle.
27-14-2208. Use of vehicle without owner’s consent.
27-14-2209. Bonus, etc., to caretaker of another’s vehicle prohibited.
27-14-2210. Vehicles or engines without manufacturers’ numbers.
27-14-2211. Altering or changing engine or other numbers.
27-14-2212. Mutilation of serial numbers.
27-14-2201. Reports of theft or recovery of
stolen vehicles to Department of Arkansas
State Police.
(a) Every police officer in command of any police
department in any locality of this state shall report,
by the fastest means of communication available to
his or her law enforcement agency, immediately to
the Automobile Theft Section of the Department of
Arkansas State Police the theft or recovery of any
stolen or converted motor vehicle within his or her
jurisdiction.
(b) The report shall give the date of theft, description of the motor vehicle, including color, make, and
year model, body style, vehicle serial or identification number, and license registration number, including the state in which the license was issued and
the year of issuance, together with the name, residence address, business address, and telephone
number of the owner and the location of the theft.
(c) The report shall be routed by the law enforcement agency through the Department of Arkansas
State Police district in which the agency is located.
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(d) The report of a theft by conversion of a motor
vehicle will be accepted as a report of theft and
processed only if a formal complaint is on file and a
warrant issued.
History. Acts 1969, No. 380, §§ 1, 2; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 75-167.1,
75-167.2.
27-14-2202. Record of reports to Department
of Arkansas State Police.
(a) The Automobile Theft Section of the Department of Arkansas State Police shall keep a complete
record of all reports filed under § 27-14-2201.
(b) Upon receipt of a report, a careful search shall
be made of the records of the office of the Automobile
Theft Section, and when it is found that a motor
vehicle reported recovered was stolen in a locality
other than the locality in which it is recovered, the
Automobile Theft Section shall immediately notify
the police officer in command of the police department of the locality in which the motor vehicle was
originally reported stolen, giving complete information as to the time and place of recovery.
History. Acts 1969, No. 380, § 3; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-167.3.
27-14-2203. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This section, concerning police reporting of
stolen vehicles to the Office of Motor Vehicle, was repealed by Act
2003, No. 833, § 3. The section was derived from Acts 1949, No.
142, § 67; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-167.
27-14-2204. Reports to office by owners or
lienholders.
(a) The owner, or person having a lien or encumbrance upon a registered vehicle which has been
stolen or embezzled, may notify the office of the theft
or embezzlement, but in the event of an embezzlement, may make a report only after having procured
the issuance of a warrant for the arrest of the person
charged with the embezzlement.
(b) Every owner or other person who has given
any such notice must notify the Office of Motor
Vehicle of a recovery of the vehicle.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 68; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-168.
27-14-2205. Processing of reports by office —
Lists.
(a) The Office of Motor Vehicle, upon receiving a
report of a stolen or embezzled vehicle as provided in
§ 27-14-2204, shall file and appropriately index it,
shall immediately suspend the registration of the
stolen or embezzled vehicle so reported, and shall
not transfer the registration of the stolen or embezzled vehicle until such time as the office is
notified in writing that the stolen or embezzled
vehicle has been recovered.
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(b) The office shall, at least once each week,
compile and maintain at its headquarters office a list
of all vehicles which have been stolen or embezzled,
or recovered as reported to the office during the
preceding week. The lists shall be open to inspection
by any police officer or other person interested in
any such vehicle.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 69; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-169.
27-14-2206. Report of vehicle left in storage
or parked over thirty days.
(a)(1) Whenever any vehicle of a type subject to
registration in this state has been stored, parked, or
left in a garage, trailer park, or any type of storage
or parking lot for a period of over thirty (30) days,
the owner of the garage, trailer park, or lot shall,
within five (5) days after the expiration of that
period, report the make, model, serial or vehicle
identification number of the vehicle as unclaimed to
the Automobile Theft Section of the Department of
Arkansas State Police.
(2) The report shall be on a form prescribed and
furnished by the Department of Arkansas State
Police.
(b) Nothing in this section shall apply when arrangements have been made for continuous storage
or parking by the owner of the motor vehicle so
parked or stored or when the owner of the motor
vehicle so parked or stored is personally known to
the owner or operator of the garage, trailer park,
storage, or parking lot.
(c)(1) Any person who fails to submit the report
required under this section shall forfeit all claims for
storage of the vehicle and shall be guilty of a
misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more than
twenty-five dollars ($25.00).
(2) Each day’s failure to make a report required
under this section shall constitute a separate offense.
History. Acts 1969, No. 380, § 4; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-167.4.
27-14-2207. Unlawful taking of vehicle.
(a) Any person who drives a vehicle, not his own,
without the consent of the owner thereof and with
intent temporarily to deprive the owner of his possession of the vehicle, without intent to steal the
vehicle, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
(b) The consent of the owner of a vehicle to the
vehicle’s taking or driving shall not in any case be
presumed or implied because of the owner’s consent
on a previous occasion to the taking or driving of the
vehicle by the same or a different person.
(c) Any person who assists in, or is a party or
accessory to or an accomplice in any such unauthorized taking or driving, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 70; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-170.
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27-14-2301
27-14-2208. Use of vehicle without owner’s
consent.
27-14-2211. Altering or changing engine or
other numbers.
(a) No chauffeur or other person shall drive or
operate any motor vehicle upon any street or highway in this state in the absence of the owner of the
motor vehicle without the owner’s consent.
(b) Any person violating this section shall be
deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined a sum not exceeding two hundred
dollars ($200), or imprisoned in the county jail for a
period not exceeding six (6) months, or both, at the
discretion of the court.
(a)(1) No person shall, with fraudulent intent,
deface, destroy, or alter the manufacturer’s serial or
engine number or other distinguishing number or
identification mark of a motor vehicle, nor shall any
person place or stamp any serial, engine, or other
number or mark upon a motor vehicle except one
assigned by the Office of Motor Vehicle.
(2) Any violation of this subsection is a Class C
felony.
(b) This section shall not prohibit the restoration
by an owner of an original serial, engine, or other
number or mark when the restoration is made under
permit issued by the office or prevent any manufacturer from placing, in the ordinary course of business, numbers or marks upon motor vehicles or
parts thereof.
History. Acts 1911, No. 134, § 16, p. 94; C. & M. Dig., § 7432;
Pope’s Dig., § 6644; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-194.
27-14-2209. Bonus, etc., to caretaker of another’s vehicle prohibited.
(a) No chauffeur or other person having the care
of a motor vehicle for the owner shall receive or take,
directly or indirectly, any bonus, discount, or other
considerations for the purchase of supplies or parts
for such motor vehicle or for work or labor done
thereon by others.
(b) No person furnishing supplies or parts or
work or labor shall give or offer any chauffeur or
other persons having the care of a motor vehicle for
the owner, either directly or indirectly, any bonus,
discount, or other considerations thereon.
(c) Any person violating this section shall be
deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined a sum not exceeding two hundred
dollars ($200), or imprisoned in the county jail for a
period not exceeding six (6) months, or both, at the
discretion of the court.
History. Acts 1911, No. 134, § 16, p. 94; C. & M. Dig., § 7432;
Pope’s Dig., § 6644; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-194.
27-14-2210. Vehicles or engines without
manufacturers’ numbers.
(a) Any person who knowingly buys, receives,
disposes of, sells, offers for sale, or has in his or her
possession any motor vehicle or engine removed
from a motor vehicle from which the manufacturer’s
serial or engine number or other distinguishing
number or identification mark or number placed
thereon under assignment from the Office of Motor
Vehicle has been removed, defaced, covered, altered,
or destroyed for the purpose of concealing or misrepresenting the identity of the motor vehicle or engine
is guilty of a misdemeanor.
(b) Any person who pleads guilty or nolo contendere to or is found guilty of a second or subsequent
offense shall be guilty of a Class D felony.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 74; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-174; Acts
2003, No. 199, § 1.
27-14-2212. Mutilation of serial numbers.
(a)(1) It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or
corporation to have in its possession an automobile,
automobile tires, or gasoline engine, the motor and
serial number of which have been mutilated to the
extent that it cannot be read.
(2) When any automobile, automobile tires, or
gasoline engine has been stolen and recovered and
the serial numbers found mutilated, the court where
the case may be tried shall have power to authorize
the rightful owner of the automobile tires or accessories to continue the use of them.
(3) The court shall also direct that the owner of
the car have the original serial numbers restenciled
on the engine, motor, or car.
(b) Any person convicted of violating subsection
(a) of this section shall be deemed guilty of a felony
and punished by imprisonment in the Department
of Correction for not less than one (1) year nor more
than five (5) years.
History. Acts 1919, No. 423, §§ 1, 3; C. & M. Dig., §§ 7437, 7439;
Pope’s Dig., §§ 6649, 6651; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 75-192, 75-193.
SUBCHAPTER 23 — DISCLOSURE OF DAMAGE
AND REPAIR ON THE CERTIFICATE OF TITLE
SECTION.
27-14-2301.
27-14-2302.
27-14-2303.
27-14-2304.
27-14-2305.
27-14-2306.
27-14-2307.
27-14-2308.
Definitions.
Issuance of damage certificate.
Disclosure requirements.
Violations — Penalties.
Applicability of subchapter.
Exemption from sales or use tax.
Rules and regulations.
Alternative procedure to obtain title for a total loss
settlement.
27-14-2301. Definitions.
History. Acts 1949, No. 142, § 73; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-173; Acts
2003, No. 1351, § 1.
As used in this subchapter:
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(1)(A) “Dealer” means any person or business who
sells or offers for sale a motor vehicle after selling
or offering for sale five (5) or more motor vehicles
in the previous twelve (12) months or who is a new
or used motor vehicle dealer licensed by or with
the State of Arkansas.
(B) Persons or businesses that operate as salvage vehicle pools or salvage vehicle auctions are
not dealers under this subchapter when selling
vehicle parts to a dealer;
(2) “Motor vehicle” means every self-propelled vehicle except motorcycles, motor-driven cycles, and
trucks with an unladen weight of ten thousand
pounds (10,000 lbs.) or more, in, upon, or by which
any person or property is or may be transported
upon a street or highway;
(3)(A) “Occurrence” means the event that caused
the motor vehicle to become damaged.
(B) “Occurrence” includes without limitation
collision, theft, vandalism, storm, or flood;
(4) “Office of Motor Vehicle” or “office” means the
Office of Motor Vehicle of the Revenue Division of
the Department of Finance and Administration;
(5) “Owner” means an individual, insurance company, or other entity with legal title to the motor
vehicle;
(6) “Salvage vehicle” means a motor vehicle that
is:
(A) Water-damaged; or
(B) Sustains any other damage in an amount
equal to or exceeding seventy percent (70%) of its
average retail value as determined under criteria
established by rule of the Office of Motor Vehicle;
and
(7) “Water-damaged” means damage to a motor
vehicle caused by submerging or partially submerging the vehicle in water to the extent that the vehicle
was submerged or partially submerged at any water
level above the dashboard of the vehicle, regardless
of the actual dollar amount of the damage.
History. Acts 1993, No. 614, § 1; 2007, No. 410, § 1.
27-14-2302. Issuance of damage certificate.
(a)(1) When an insurer acquires the ownership of
a salvage vehicle for which a salvage vehicle title
has not been issued, the insurer shall surrender the
certificate of title for the salvage vehicle to the Office
of Motor Vehicle within thirty (30) days following the
acquisition of the certificate of title to the salvage
vehicle.
(2)(A) If a motor vehicle becomes a salvage vehicle and an insurer indemnifies under the insurance policy but the insurer does not take title to
the salvage vehicle, the insurer shall notify the
office that the motor vehicle is a salvage vehicle
pursuant to the notification procedure required
under this subsection.
(B) The office shall attach a note or stamp to
any copy of a title issued by the office or to any
reissued or changed title.
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(C) The note or stamp shall state that the
motor vehicle is a salvage vehicle and shall remain in place until the owner of the vehicle
surrenders the certificate of title on the salvage
vehicle and a salvage vehicle title or prior salvage
vehicle title is issued by the office.
(3) If a person other than an insurer owns a
salvage vehicle for which a salvage vehicle title has
not been issued, the owner shall surrender the
certificate of title for the salvage vehicle to the office
within thirty (30) days following the date that the
motor vehicle became a salvage vehicle.
(4) [Repealed.]
(b) Upon receipt of such title, there shall be
issued a new certificate of title with the word “salvage” printed in the remarks section on the face of
the title.
(c)(1) An Arkansas certificate of title issued from
an out-of-state certificate of title or comparable
ownership document that carries a designation such
as “damaged”, “salvaged”, “water-damaged”, “reconstructed”, “rebuilt”, or other similar classification
shall have a brand notation printed in the remarks
section on its face as would be required by this
subchapter to be printed on an Arkansas certificate
of title issued under the provisions of either subsection (b) or subsection (e) of this section.
(2)(A) Provided, however, an Arkansas certificate
of title shall not be issued from an out-of-state
junking certificate or other ownership document
bearing a designation of “junk”, “parts only”, “nonrepairable”, or similar classification, it being the
intent of this section that any motor vehicle damaged to the extent that it has been so designated
shall be dismantled for parts or scrap and shall
not be registered in the State of Arkansas but may
receive a “parts only” title.
(B)(i) An Arkansas title may be issued only if
the state that placed the designation on the certificate of title or issued the junking certificate
removes the designation or cancels the junking
certificate and replaces it with a certificate of title.
(ii) The designation placed on the certificate of
title or issuance of junking certificate may be
modified or removed only by that state.
(iii) A court of this state shall not have jurisdiction to change or modify the designation or finding
of another state issuing a certificate of title or the
junking certificate.
(d)(1) When any motor vehicle issued a “salvage”
certificate of title or similar branded title by another
state is rebuilt or reconstructed, the owner shall,
within ten (10) working days, make application to
the office for the registration and issuance of a new
certificate of title to the motor vehicle.
(2) The application shall be accompanied by the
“salvage” certificate of title or similar title issued by
another state, a fee in the amount now or hereafter
prescribed by law for the registration and issuance
of a certificate of title, and a sworn statement
executed by the rebuilder or restorer on a form
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prescribed by the office describing the types of repairs performed, listing all parts replaced, and including the vehicle identification number of any
parts bearing such a number or a derivative thereof.
(e)(1) Upon receipt of such “ salvage” certificate of
title or similar title issued by another state and the
sworn statement required to be submitted by subsection (d) of this section, there shall be issued a new
certificate of title with the word “rebuilt” printed in
the remarks section on the face of the title.
(2) Such brand shall be carried forward and
printed in the remarks section on the face of all titles
issued thereafter for such motor vehicle.
(f) The sworn statement submitted pursuant to
subsection (d) of this section shall be maintained by
the office as a part of the permanent title record of
the motor vehicle in question, and the information
contained therein shall be made available to any
prospective buyer or transferee upon request.
(g)(1) If an insurer has the responsibility under
this subchapter to surrender the certificate of title
on a salvage vehicle for which it has taken title or to
notify the office that a motor vehicle is a salvage
vehicle, prior salvage vehicle, or “parts only” vehicle,
the insurer may delegate its responsibility to surrender the certificate of title or to notify the office to
a servicing organization or to a buyer of the salvage
vehicle from the insurer.
(2) The insurer shall remain responsible under
Arkansas law if the servicing organization or buyer
fails to properly surrender the title or notify the
office.
(h)(1) The office may issue a “parts only” title to
the owner of a salvage vehicle under the following
conditions:
(A) The owner of the vehicle decides that the
vehicle has no resale value except as a source for
parts or scrap; and
(B) The owner surrenders the current certificate of title to the vehicle to the office.
(2) An owner under this subsection may be an
insurer that owns the salvage vehicle.
(3)(A) The vehicle shall be dismantled for parts or
scrap and issued a “parts only” title in the State of
Arkansas.
(B) The “parts only” brand shall be carried
forward and printed in the remarks section on the
face of all titles subsequently issued for the motor
vehicle without regard to the claim of any person
that the vehicle has been rebuilt or reconstructed.
History. Acts 1993, No. 614, § 2; 2001, No. 328, § 2; 2007, No.
410, § 2; 2009, No. 445, §§ 1, 2; 2009, No. 483, § 1.
27-14-2303. Disclosure requirements.
(a)(1) When any dealer in this state offers for sale
a motor vehicle which carries a title branded pursuant to this subchapter, the dealer shall disclose to
any prospective buyer or purchaser prior to sale the
nature of the title brand and shall furnish him or her
27-14-2304
a description of the damage sustained by the motor
vehicle on file with the Office of Motor Vehicle.
(2) The disclosure shall be on a buyer’s notification form to be prescribed by the Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Attorney General.
(3)(A) The form shall be fully filled out and affixed
to a side window of the motor vehicle with the title
“BUYER’S NOTIFICATION” facing to the outside.
(B) The form may be removed temporarily from
the window during any test drive, but it shall be
replaced as soon as the test drive is over.
(b)(1) When any motor vehicle owner who is not a
dealer knowingly offers for sale or trade a motor
vehicle which carries a title branded pursuant to
this subchapter, such owner shall disclose to any
prospective buyer or purchaser prior to the sale or
trade the nature of the title brand and shall furnish
him or her a description of the damage sustained by
the motor vehicle as on file with the Office of Motor
Vehicle.
(2) The disclosure shall be on a buyer’s notification form to be prescribed by the division.
(c)(1) The form to be prescribed by the division
shall have an acknowledgment section that the
seller shall require the buyer to sign prior to completing a sales transaction on a motor vehicle that
carries a branded title.
(2) The seller shall retain a copy of the signed
notification form.
(d)(1) Failure of the seller to procure the buyer’s
acknowledgment signature shall render the sale
voidable at the election of the buyer.
(2) The election to render the sale voidable shall
be limited to sixty (60) days after the sales transaction.
(3) The buyer’s right to render voidable the purchase is in addition to any other right or remedy
which may be available to the buyer. In the event
that the seller makes full refund of the purchase
price to the buyer within ten (10) days after receipt
of the buyer’s election to void the sales transaction,
the seller shall be subject to no further liability in
connection with the sales transaction.
History. Acts 1993, No. 614, § 3; 1995, No. 620, § 1; 1999, No.
1303, § 1; 1999, No. 1572, § 1.
27-14-2304. Violations — Penalties.
(a) Any repairer, rebuilder, or restorer who pleads
guilty or nolo contendere to or who is found guilty of
failing to provide to a motor vehicle owner the sworn
statement required by § 27-14-2302 to be submitted
to the Office of Motor Vehicle, or, if the repairer,
rebuilder, or restorer is the motor vehicle owner,
failing to submit the sworn statement required by
§ 27-14-2302 to be submitted to the office, or any
motor vehicle owner who conceals or attempts to
conceal the fact that the motor vehicle has been
damaged from any prospective buyer or transferee
in violation of this subchapter shall be guilty of a
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Class A misdemeanor and shall be punished as
provided by law.
(b) Any dealer who pleads guilty or nolo contendere to or who is found guilty of failing to disclose
the information provided for in § 27-14-2302 or any
motor vehicle owner who conceals or attempts to
conceal the fact that the motor vehicle has been
damaged from any prospective buyer or purchaser in
violation of this subchapter shall be guilty of a Class
A misdemeanor and shall be punished as provided
by law.
(c) Any sale, attempted sale, or transfer of a
motor vehicle in violation of the provisions of this
subchapter shall constitute an unfair or deceptive
act or practice under the provisions of the Deceptive
Trade Practices Act, § 4-88-101 et seq.
History. Acts 1993, No. 614, § 4.
27-14-2305. Applicability of subchapter.
(a) The provisions of this subchapter shall not
apply to motor vehicles more than seven (7) model
years old prior to the calendar year of the occurrence.
(b) Any title that is branded pursuant to this
subchapter shall retain the brand on the title for the
life of the vehicle.
History. Acts 1993, No. 614, § 5; 1999, No. 1572, § 2; 2007, No.
410, § 3.
27-14-2306. Exemption from sales or use tax.
Any person licensed by the State of Arkansas as a
dealer in motor vehicles who is required under the
provisions of this subchapter to register and title a
motor vehicle in the name of such dealership shall
be exempt from the payment of sales or use taxes on
such transaction.
History. Acts 1993, No. 614, § 6.
27-14-2307. Rules and regulations.
The Director of the Department of Finance and
Administration shall promulgate necessary rules
and regulations for the proper enforcement and
administration of this subchapter.
History. Acts 1993, No. 614, § 7.
27-14-2308. Alternative procedure to obtain
title for a total loss settlement.
(a) If an insurance company makes a total loss
settlement on a motor vehicle, the owner or lienholder of the motor vehicle shall forward the properly endorsed certificate of title to the insurance
company within fifteen (15) days after receipt of the
settlement funds.
(b)(1) If an insurance company is unable to obtain
the properly endorsed certificate of title within
thirty (30) days after disbursing a total loss settlement payment for a motor vehicle that does not have
a lien or encumbrance, the insurance company or its
agent may request the Office of Motor Vehicle of the
Revenue Division of the Department of Finance and
Administration to issue a salvage certificate of title
or a parts-only certificate of title for the vehicle.
(2) The request shall:
(A) Be submitted on each form required by and
provided by the Office of Motor Vehicle;
(B) Document that the insurance company has
made at least two (2) written attempts to obtain
the certificate of title and include the documentation with the request;
(C) Include any fees applicable to the issuance
of a salvage certificate of title or a parts-only
certificate of title; and
(D) Be signed under penalty of perjury.
(c)(1) If an insurance company is unable to obtain
the properly endorsed certificate of title within
thirty (30) days after disbursing a total loss settlement payment for a motor vehicle that has a lien or
encumbrance, the insurance company or its agent
shall submit documentation to the Office of Motor
Vehicle from the claims file that establishes the
lienholder’s interest was protected in the total loss
indemnity payment for the claim.
(2) The documentation under subdivision (c)(1) of
this section shall be:
(A) Submitted with a request for a salvage
certificate of title or a parts-only certificate of title
for the vehicle; and
(B) In addition to the requirements under subdivision (b)(2) of this section.
(d) Upon receipt of a properly endorsed certificate
of title or a properly executed request under subsection (b) of this section, the Office of Motor Vehicle
shall issue a salvage certificate of title or a partsonly certificate of title for the vehicle in the name of
the insurance company.
(e) The Office of Motor Vehicle may promulgate
rules and forms for the administration of this section.
History. Acts 2011, No. 285, § 1.
SUBCHAPTER 24 — TEMPORARY
REGISTRATION EXEMPTION.
SECTION.
27-14-2401 — 27-14-2404. [Repealed.]
27-14-2401 — 27-14-2404. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter was repealed by Acts 2001,
No. 448, § 1. The subchapter was derived from the following
sources:
27-14-2401. Acts 1997, No. 452, § 1.
27-14-2402. Acts 1997, No. 452, § 2.
27-14-2403. Acts 1997, No. 452, § 3.
27-14-2404. Acts 1997, No. 452, § 4.
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CHAPTER 15
REGISTRATION AND LICENSING
— SPECIAL USES
SUBCHAPTER.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
22.
23.
24.
25.
26.
27.
28.
29.
30.
31.
32.
33.
34.
35.
36.
37.
38.
39.
40.
41.
42.
43.
44.
45.
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48.
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50.
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52.
GENERAL PROVISIONS.
HANDICAPPED PERSONS GENERALLY. [REPEALED.]
ACCESS TO PARKING FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ACT.
DISABLED VETERANS — IN GENERAL. [REPEALED.]
DISABLED VETERANS — LICENSE FOR FURNISHED AUTOMOBILES.
[REPEALED.]
DISABLED VETERANS — WORLD WAR I. [REPEALED.]
DISABLED VETERANS — NONSERVICE INJURIES. [REPEALED.]
MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS. [REPEALED.]
PURPLE HEART RECIPIENTS. [REPEALED.]
EX-PRISONERS OF WAR. [REPEALED.]
MILITARY RESERVE. [REPEALED.]
UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES RETIRED. [REPEALED.]
PUBLIC USE VEHICLES — LOCAL GOVERNMENT. [REPEALED.]
PUBLIC USE VEHICLES — STATE GOVERNMENT. [REPEALED.]
PUBLIC USE VEHICLES — FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. [REPEALED.]
MEMBERS OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY. [REPEALED.]
GAME AND FISH COMMISSION. [REPEALED.]
VOLUNTEER RESCUE SQUADS. [REPEALED.]
RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS. [REPEALED.]
YOUTH GROUPS. [REPEALED.]
ORPHANAGES. [REPEALED.]
HISTORICAL OR SPECIAL INTEREST VEHICLES.
ANTIQUE MOTORCYCLES.
AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS.
PEARL HARBOR SURVIVORS. [REPEALED.]
MERCHANT MARINE. [REPEALED.]
FIREFIGHTERS. [REPEALED.]
SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES FOR COUNTY QUORUM COURT MEMBERS.
[REPEALED.]
SPECIAL COLLEGIATE LICENSE PLATES. [REPEALED.]
SPECIAL CIVIL AIR PATROL LICENSE PLATES. [REPEALED.]
SPECIAL SEARCH AND RESCUE LICENSE PLATES.
DUCKS UNLIMITED. [REPEALED.]
WORLD WAR II VETERANS, KOREAN WAR VETERANS, VIETNAM
VETERANS, AND PERSIAN GULF VETERANS. [REPEALED.]
ADDITIONAL GAME AND FISH COMMISSION PLATES. [REPEALED.]
COMMITTED TO EDUCATION LICENSE PLATES. [REPEALED.]
ARMED FORCES VETERAN LICENSE PLATES. [REPEALED.]
SPECIAL RETIRED ARKANSAS STATE TROOPER LICENSE PLATES. [REPEALED.]
DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS. [REPEALED.]
CHOOSE LIFE LICENSE PLATE. [REPEALED.]
MISCELLANEOUS.
SUSAN G. KOMEN BREAST CANCER EDUCATION, RESEARCH, AND
AWARENESS LICENSE PLATE. [REPEALED.]
DIVISION OF AGRICULTURE LICENSE PLATE. [REPEALED.]
CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICER LICENSE PLATE. [REPEALED.]
AFRICAN-AMERICAN FRATERNITY AND SORORITY LICENSE PLATE. [REPEALED.]
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA LICENSE PLATE. [REPEALED.]
ARKANSAS CATTLEMEN’S FOUNDATION LICENSE PLATE. [REPEALED.]
ORGAN DONOR AWARENESS LICENSE PLATE. [REPEALED.]
OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM VETERAN LICENSE PLATE. [REPEALED.]
IN GOD WE TRUST LICENSE PLATE.
OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM VETERAN LICENSE PLATE. [REPEALED.]
ARKANSAS STATE GOLF ASSOCIATION LICENSE PLATE.
ARKANSAS FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS’ MEMORIAL SPECIAL LICENSE PLATE
.
53. REALTORS LICENSE PLATE. [REPEALED.]
SUBCHAPTER 1 — GENERAL PROVISIONS
SECTION.
27-15-101. Decal for deaf persons.
27-15-203
SECTION.
27-15-102. [Repealed.]
27-15-101. Decal for deaf persons.
(a) The Department of Finance and Administration shall provide a motor vehicle license plate decal
for deaf persons upon the payment of a fee of one
dollar ($1.00) and satisfactory proof that the person’s average loss in the speech frequencies of five
hundred (500) Hertz to two thousand (2,000) Hertz
in the better ear is eighty-six (86) decibels or worse
by the International Organization for Standardization.
(b) The department shall design a decal to indicate that the operator of the motor vehicle may be
deaf.
(c) The decals shall be made available beginning
September 1, 1985.
History. Acts 1985, No. 116, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-297; Acts
2005, No. 2202, § 2.
27-15-102. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This section, concerning surviving spouses
eligible for certain specialty license plates, was repealed by Acts
2005, No. 2202, § 2. The section was derived from Acts 2001, No.
1524, § 1.
SUBCHAPTER 2 — HANDICAPPED PERSONS
GENERALLY [REPEALED]
SECTION.
27-15-201 — 27-15-203. [Repealed.]
27-15-201 — 27-15-203. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter was repealed by Acts 1991,
No. 656, § 14. The subchapter was derived from the following
sources:
27-15-201. Acts 1979, No. 224, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-294.
27-15-202. Acts 1979, No. 224, § 3; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-294.2.
27-15-203. Acts 1979, No. 224, § 2; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-294.1.
SUBCHAPTER 3 — ACCESS TO PARKING
PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
SECTION.
27-15-301.
27-15-302.
27-15-303.
27-15-304.
27-15-305.
27-15-306.
27-15-307.
27-15-308.
27-15-309.
27-15-310.
27-15-311.
27-15-312.
27-15-313.
27-15-314.
27-15-315.
27-15-316.
Title.
Definitions.
Applicability.
Temporary special certificate.
Penalties.
Enforcement.
Administration.
Special license plates and certificates.
[Repealed.]
Display of special license plate or certificate.
Reciprocity.
Parking privileges — Exceptions.
[Repealed.]
Parking spaces by private agencies.
Signs regulatory in nature.
Disabled veterans.
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27-15-301
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27-15-301. Title.
This subchapter shall be known as the “Access to
Parking for Persons with Disabilities Act”.
History. Acts 1985, No. 907, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-296.3; Acts
1991, No. 656, § 1; 2005, No. 2202, § 2.
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county, school district, or other public agency of this
state or of its political subdivisions.
History. Acts 1985, No. 907, § 2; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-296.4; Acts
1991, No. 656, § 2; 1999, No. 1503, § 1; 2005, No. 2202, § 2; 2007,
No. 753, § 8.
27-15-303. Applicability.
27-15-302. Definitions.
As used in this subchapter:
(1) “Access aisle” means a ramp designed, constructed, and marked for access by a mobility-impaired person, a striped or marked passenger loading and unloading area, or a striped access area
adjacent to a parking space designed and marked for
access by mobility-impaired or sight-impaired persons;
(2) “Office” means the Office of Motor Vehicle;
(3)(A) “Permanent disability” means a medically
determined condition that is continuous without
the possibility of improvement and that substantially impacts a person’s mobility.
(B) “Permanent disability” includes:
(i) A spinal cord injury;
(ii) A genetic ambulatory disorder;
(iii) An amputation;
(iv) Spina bifida;
(v) Multiple sclerosis;
(vi) Chronic heart disease; or
(vii) Any other medically determined permanent condition that substantially impacts a person’s mobility;
(4) “Person with a disability” means any individual who, as determined by a licensed physician:
(A) Cannot walk one hundred feet (100’) without stopping to rest;
(B) Cannot walk without the use of, or assistance from, a brace, cane, crutch, another person,
prosthetic device, wheelchair, or other assistive
device;
(C) Is restricted by lung disease to such an
extent that the person’s forced respiratory expiratory volume for one (1) second, when measured by
spirometry, is less than one (1) liter, or the arterial
oxygen tension is less than sixty (60) mm/hg on
room air at rest;
(D) Uses portable oxygen; or
(E) Has a cardiac condition to the extent that
the person’s functional limitations are classified in
severity as Class III or Class IV according to
standards set by the American Heart Association;
(5) “Private agency” means any person, firm, association, organization, or entity, other than a public
agency doing business with or providing accommodations for the public, whose customary and normal
operations include the providing of parking spaces
as a means of accommodating the general public or
a select clientele or membership; and
(6) “Public agency” means any department, office,
or agency of the State of Arkansas or any city,
(a) The provisions of this subchapter shall apply
only to:
(1) Passenger vehicles, including automobiles;
and
(2) Light trucks, including vans, with a threefourths (¾) ton or less manufacturer’s rated capacity
if the vehicle is specially adapted for use by individuals with disabilities through the use of a lift, ramp,
hand controls, etc.
(b) The provisions of this section may be waived if
the applicant can document that a larger vehicle or
special purpose vehicle would otherwise be eligible
to display the special license plate or special certificate.
History. Acts 1985, No. 907, § 5; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-296.7; Acts
1991, No. 656, § 3; 2005, No. 2202, § 2.
27-15-304. Temporary special certificate.
(a)(1) A person with a disability, which, as determined by a licensed physician is temporary in nature as opposed to permanent, may apply to the
Office of Motor Vehicle for a temporary person-witha-disability special certificate, and, upon request,
one (1) additional temporary special certificate.
(2) Provided further, a person to whom has been
issued a special license plate or a special certificate
may obtain one (1) temporary special certificate.
(3) The intent in this section is to provide any
person with a disability at least one (1), but not more
than two (2), special indicia authorizing the use of
parking spaces reserved exclusively for persons with
disabilities.
(b) The temporary special certificate shall conform in size, color, and construction as may be
specified by federal rules issued by the United
States Secretary of Transportation, pursuant to
Pub. L. No. 100-641.
(c) When the temporary special certificate is displayed on the inside rearview mirror, or the dashboard if the vehicle is of a type that does not have an
inside rearview mirror, of a vehicle described in
§ 27-15-303 that is transporting the person to whom
the temporary special certificate was issued, the
owner or operator of the motor vehicle shall be
entitled to the same parking privileges as the owner
or operator of a vehicle bearing a special license
plate provided under § 27-15-308(a).
(d) The temporary special certificate shall be issued free of charge and shall expire three (3) months
from the last day of the month in which it is issued.
History. Acts 1991, No. 656, § 8; 2005, No. 2202, § 2.
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27-15-305. Penalties.
(a) Any individual who provides false information
in order to acquire or who assists an unqualified
person in acquiring the special license plate or the
special certificate and any person who abuses the
privileges granted by this subchapter shall be
deemed guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(b)(1) Any vehicle found to be parked in an area
designated for the exclusive use of any person with a
disability, including the access aisle, as provided in
this subchapter, on which is not displayed a special
license plate, a special certificate, or an official
designation of another state as authorized in this
subchapter or which is found to be parked in an area
designated for the exclusive use of any person with a
disability, if operated by a person who is not a person
with a disability while not being used for the actual
transporting of a person with a disability shall be
subject to impoundment by the appropriate law
enforcement agency.
(2) In addition thereto, the owner of the vehicle
shall upon conviction be subject to a fine of not less
than one hundred dollars ($100) nor more than five
hundred dollars ($500) for the first offense and not
less than two hundred fifty dollars ($250) nor more
than one thousand dollars ($1,000) for the second
and subsequent offenses, plus applicable towing,
impoundment, and related fees as well as court
costs.
(3)(A) Upon the second or subsequent conviction,
the court shall suspend the driver’s license for up
to six (6) months.
(B) The driver may apply to the Office of Driver
Services for a restricted license during the period
of suspension. The office shall determine the conditions of the restricted license or may deny the
request for a restricted license after reviewing the
driving record and circumstances of the driver.
(c)(1) Thirty percent (30%) of all fines collected
under this section in district court or city court shall
be for the purpose of funding activities of the Governor’s Commission on People with Disabilities and
shall be collected and remitted by the tenth day of
each month to the Administration of Justice Fund
Section of the Office of Administrative Services of
the Department of Finance and Administration, on a
form provided by the Administration of Justice Fund
Section of the Office of Administrative Services of
the Department of Finance and Administration, for
deposit in a special fund established and maintained
by the Treasurer of State.
(2) Seventy percent (70%) of the fines collected in
district court or city court under this section shall be
paid by the tenth day of each month to the city
general fund of the town or city in which the
violation occurred to assist that political subdivision
in paying the expenses it incurs in complying with
requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
History. Acts 1985, No. 907, § 12; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-296.14; Acts
1987, No. 59, § 5; 1991, No. 656, § 4; 1999, No. 1503, § 2; 2001, No.
27-15-307
609, § 1; 2003, No. 1765, § 33; 2005, No. 1934, § 18; 2005, No.
2202, § 2.
27-15-306. Enforcement.
(a) Any law enforcement official in this state may
enter upon any public parking space, public parking
lot, or public parking facility in this state for the
purpose of enforcing the provisions of this subchapter with respect to accessible parking for a person
with a disability.
(b) Any law enforcement officer in this state may
enter upon the parking space, parking lot, or parking facility of any private agency in this state for the
purpose of enforcing the provisions of this subchapter with respect to accessible parking for a person
with a disability.
History. Acts 1985, No. 907, § 11; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-296.13; Acts
1997, No. 208, § 30; 1999, No. 1503, § 3; 2005, No. 2202, § 2; 2007,
No. 753, § 1.
27-15-307. Administration.
The Office of Motor Vehicle shall:
(1) Develop an appropriate form, including provision for a sworn statement of disability, for use by an
applicant to request issuance of the special license
plate and the special certificate for a person with a
disability;
(2) Distribute a copy of this subchapter to all
appropriate law enforcement agencies charged with
enforcement of the Motor Vehicle Code;
(3) Adopt procedures and promulgate rules to
advise and inform the general public of the provisions of this subchapter and the availability of
special license plates and special certificates;
(4) Request medical information directly related
to determining the eligibility of the applicant for a
special license plate or special certificate, which
shall be held in strict confidence. Such medical
information shall be required only when the applicant is applying for the initial issuance of a special
license plate or special certificate authorized under
the provisions of § 27-15-308;
(5) Maintain accurate records of the annual number of special license plates and special certificates
issued and in inventory;
(6) Enter into the permanent record of each applicant the special license number or special certificate number and type of allowable disability of the
applicant in a manner that will allow retrieval of the
information for statistical use; and
(7) Include a notice with each application for a
special license plate or special certificate informing
the applicant and any other person driving for the
applicant of the requirements of this subchapter and
further specifically informing the applicant that the
privilege to park in spaces reserved for persons with
disabilities shall be available only when the person
for whom the special plate or certificate was issued
or a person with a disability is actually in the
vehicle.
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TRANSPORTATION
History. Acts 1985, No. 907, § 5; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-296.7; Acts
1991, No. 656, § 5; 2001, No. 609, § 2; 2005, No. 2202, § 2.
27-15-308. Special license plates and certificates.
(a)(1) An owner of a motor vehicle described in
§ 27-15-303 may apply to the Office of Motor Vehicle
for issuance of one (1) special license plate, to be
affixed to his or her vehicle, if the applicant, a
dependent of the applicant, or any individual who
depends primarily on the applicant for more than
sixty percent (60%) of his or her transportation is
disabled under the definition of a person with a
disability, as defined in § 27-15-302.
(2)(A) Except as provided under subsections (d)
and (e) of this section, for every application for a
special license plate issued under this section, the
Department of Finance and Administration shall
produce a photo identification card containing a
color photograph of the person with a disability
who is either:
(i) Applying for the special license plate; or
(ii) Being transported by the vehicle for which
the special license plate is issued.
(B) The photo identification card issued under
this subsection (a) shall be carried on the person
for verification of identity.
(C) This subdivision (a)(2) applies to holders of
or applicants for special license plates issued
under this section who do not have a valid driver’s
license or identification card issued under the
laws of this state.
(3)(A) An owner of a motor vehicle that is issued a
special license plate under this section shall submit every four (4) years to the office a physician
recertification of the person with a disability to be
transported by the vehicle to continue to qualify
for the special license plate, unless the person
with a disability has a permanent disability.
(B) The photo identification card required in
this subsection (a) must be renewed every four (4)
years.
(4)(A) An organization that owns or leases a motor vehicle described in § 27-15-303 that is used
in the business of transporting persons with disabilities may apply to the office for issuance of one
(1) special license plate to be affixed to the vehicle
for each vehicle used in the business.
(B) The requirements of a photo identification
card and physician recertification in this subsection (a) shall not apply to an applicant in the
business of transporting persons with disabilities
as described in this subsection (a).
(b)(1) The special license plate issued by the office
shall contain the international symbol of access.
(2) The special license plate shall be issued at no
additional charge.
(c)(1) A person with a disability may apply to the
office for a special person-with-a-disability certificate, subject to the photo identification card requirements of subsection (a) of this section.
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(2) The special certificate shall conform in size,
color, and construction as may be specified by federal
rules issued by the United States Secretary of
Transportation, pursuant to Pub. L. No. 100-641.
(3) When the special certificate is displayed on
the inside rearview mirror, or the dashboard if the
vehicle is of a type that does not have an inside
rearview mirror, of a vehicle described in § 27-15303 that is transporting the person to whom the
special certificate was issued, the owner or operator
of the motor vehicle shall be entitled to the same
parking privileges as the owner or operator of a
vehicle bearing a special license plate provided under subsection (a) of this section.
(4) The special certificate shall be issued free of
charge and shall expire four (4) years from the last
day of the month in which it is issued.
(5)(A) If a person to whom a special certificate or
license plate has been issued moves to another
state, the person shall surrender the special certificate or plate to the office.
(B) If a person to whom a special certificate or
license plate has been issued dies, the special
certificate or license plate shall be returned to the
office within thirty (30) days after the death of the
person to whom the special certificate or plate was
issued.
(6)(A) The photo identification card issued under
this section shall be issued upon payment of a
transaction fee of five dollars ($5.00) and shall
expire four (4) years from the last day of the
month in which it is issued.
(B) The transaction fee shall be deposited as
special revenue into the State Central Services
Fund to be used exclusively for the benefit of the
Revenue Division of the Department of Finance
and Administration.
(C) The transaction fee shall be credited as
supplemental and in addition to all other funds as
may be deposited for the benefit of the division.
(D) The transaction fee shall not be considered
or credited to the division as direct revenue.
(d)(1) In lieu of the photo identification card issued under this section, a person who holds a valid
driver’s license or identification card issued under
the laws of this state may choose to have an endorsement on his or her driver’s license or identification
card that authorizes parking in areas designated as
parking for a person with a disability.
(2) If a driver’s license endorsement or identification card endorsement is chosen under this section,
then the issuance and expiration of the driver’s
license shall correspond with the expiration date of
the special person-with-a-disability certificate issued under this section.
(3)(A) The office shall not charge an additional fee
for adding the endorsement on a currently issued
driver’s license or identification card.
(B) Any person who applies for and does not
currently have a driver’s license or identification
card and requests the endorsement shall pay only
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the fee required under current law for the issuance of a driver’s license or identification card and
shall not pay an additional fee for the endorsement.
(e)(1) A person who is a resident of a facility that
provides long-term medical care or personal care is
not required to obtain a photo identification card
that displays a photograph of the person with a
disability but instead shall carry on the person
documentation from the administrator of the facility
attesting that the person is a resident of the facility.
(2) This subsection (e) applies to the following
facilities including without limitation:
(A) A licensed nursing home;
(B) A licensed residential care facility; or
(C) A licensed assisted living facility.
History. Acts 1985, No. 907, §§ 3, 4; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 75-296.5,
75-296.6; Acts 1991, No. 656, § 6; 2001, No. 609, §§ 3, 4; 2005, No.
2202, § 2; 2007, No. 753, § 2.
27-15-309. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This section, concerning decals, was repealed by Acts 1991, No. 656, § 14. The section was derived from
Acts 1985, No. 907, § 5; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-296.7.
27-15-310. Display of special license plate or
certificate.
(a) No vehicle licensed by the State of Arkansas to
operate on the public highways shall display a
special license plate issued for a vehicle owned by a
person with a disability, or a facsimile thereof,
unless the owner or primary user of the vehicle
meets the definition of person with a disability as
defined in § 27-15-302.
(b) No vehicle shall display the special certificate
unless the vehicle is being used for the purpose of
transporting the person to whom the special certificate was issued.
History. Acts 1985, No. 907, § 6; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-296.8; Acts
1991, No. 656, § 7; 2005, No. 2202, § 2.
27-15-311. Reciprocity.
Any motor vehicle licensed in another state which
exhibits a special license plate or other special
authorized vehicle designations issued by licensing
authorities of other states for vehicles used in the
transportation of persons with disabilities shall be
accorded the privileges as provided in this subchapter for similar vehicles licensed in this state, as is
required under the provisions of Pub. L. No. 100641, and rules issued pursuant thereto by the
United States Secretary of Transportation.
History. Acts 1985, No. 907, § 6; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-296.8; Acts
1991, No. 656, § 9; 1995, No. 1296, § 91; 2005, No. 2202, § 2.
27-15-312. Parking privileges — Exceptions.
(a)(1) A vehicle displaying a special license plate
or special certificate and being used for the actual
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transporting of a person with a disability is permitted exclusive parking privileges in those areas designated for parking only by persons with disabilities.
(2)(A) Except as provided under subdivision
(a)(2)(B) of this section, a parking space reserved
for a person with a disability that is designated as
“van accessible” shall be used exclusively by vehicles that load or unload a wheelchair, a three- or
four-wheeled scooter, or a similar device that is
commonly used to transport persons who have
limited or no use of their legs.
(B) If the parking lot or parking facility has
only one (1) parking space reserved for a person
with a disability, then the limitation of use under
subsection (a)(2)(A) shall not apply.
(b)(1) The provisions of this subchapter pertaining to parking privileges for persons with disabilities shall supersede any local ordinances where they
conflict.
(2) However, any county or municipality may enact local ordinances to provide for restrictions on
parking privileges for all persons which also shall be
applicable to persons with disabilities when the local
ordinances apply:
(A) To zones where stopping, standing, or parking is prohibited for all vehicles;
(B) To the prohibition of parking during heavy
traffic periods such as rush hours or where parking would clearly present a traffic hazard for the
general public;
(C) To parking zones restricted as to the length
of parking time permitted;
(D) To zones reserved for special types of vehicles, except for those zones authorized for exclusive use by emergency vehicles or ambulances, or
authorized as bus stop areas or loading zones; and
(E)(i) To any parking meter fees levied by any
local ordinances of any political subdivision in this
state.
(ii) Provided, any county or municipality may
by ordinance waive parking meter fees for a vehicle displaying a special license plate or special
certificate and being used for the actual transporting of a person with a disability.
History. Acts 1985, No. 907, § 7; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-296.9; Acts
1987, No. 59, § 1; 1991, No. 656, § 10; 1995, No. 780, § 1; 1997, No.
124, § 1; 2003, No. 1353, § 1; 2005, No. 2202, § 2; 2007, No. 753,
§ 3.
27-15-313. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This section, concerning parking facilities on
public property, was repealed by Acts 1999, No. 1503, § 6. The
section was derived from Acts 1985, No. 907, § 8; A.S.A. 1947,
§ 75-296.10; Acts 1987, No. 59, § 2; 1991, No. 656, § 11.
27-15-314. Parking spaces by private agencies.
(a)(1) Any business firm or other person licensed
to do business with the public or owning or operating
a business that provides parking access to the public
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TRANSPORTATION
may provide specially designated and marked motor
vehicle parking spaces for the exclusive use of persons with disabilities who have been issued a special
license plate or special certificate.
(2) Private businesses that provide parking access intended for use by the public that are constructed after January 1, 1992, and private businesses that undertake significant physical
modifications or alterations of their premises after
January 1, 1992, shall provide parking spaces in
such number and otherwise in accordance with the
standards set forth in regulations promulgated by
the Department of Finance and Administration that
would be consistent with Pub. L. No. 100-641 and
rules issued pursuant thereto by the United States
Secretary of Transportation.
(b) The minimum number of parking spaces shall
comply with the requirements of the Americans with
Disabilities Act.
History. Acts 1985, No. 907, § 9; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-296.11; Acts
1987, No. 59, § 3; 1991, No. 656, § 12; 1999, No. 1503, § 4; 2001,
No. 609, § 5; 2005, No. 2202, § 2.
27-15-315. Signs regulatory in nature.
(a) For the purposes of this subchapter and for
the purposes of enforcing any law of this state
relating to penalizing owners or operators of vehicles who park vehicles in spaces designated for use
by persons with disabilities and whose vehicles do
not properly and legally display a special license
plate or a special certificate provided under this
subchapter, it shall be presumed that the identification of areas designated for use by persons with
disabilities is regulatory in nature and that the
identified areas are intended for exclusive use by
persons with disabilities whose vehicles are properly
identified and that penalties should be imposed on
the owner or operator of a vehicle parked in those
areas whose vehicle is not properly identified.
(b)(1) Any of the following designations that are
displayed on each parking space for persons with
disabilities and visible to the driver’s eye level shall
be enforced as provided under this subchapter and
are regulatory in nature:
(A) A sign that displays the blue and white
international symbol of access accompanied by
one (1) or more of the phrases referenced under
subdivision (b)(1)(B) of this section;
(B) A sign that states any of the following:
(i) “Disabled Parking”;
(ii) “Van Accessible”;
(iii) “Handicapped Parking”;
(iv) “Reserved for Handicapped”;
(v) “Reserved Parking” with the blue and white
international symbol of access; or
(vi) “Permit Required — Towing Enforced”; or
(C) A sign that is compliant with R7-8, R7-8a,
or R7-8b of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control
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Devices promulgated by the Federal Highway
Administration of the United States Department
of Transportation.
(2) Corresponding pavement markings of the blue
and white international symbol of access are preferred but not required for enforcement of this
subchapter.
History. Acts 1985, No. 907, § 10; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-296.12; Acts
1987, No. 59, § 4; 1991, No. 656, § 13; 2005, No. 2202, § 2; 2007,
No. 753, § 4.
27-15-316. Disabled veterans.
(a) As used in this section, “disabled veteran”
means any American veteran who:
(1) Has been determined by the United States
Department of Veterans Affairs to be a totally and
permanently disabled veteran; and
(2) Is either:
(A) The owner of a motor vehicle that is used by
or for the totally and permanently disabled veteran; or
(B) Issued a motor vehicle by the United States
Department of Veterans Affairs under any public
law.
(b) A vehicle that meets the following conditions
is permitted parking privileges in those areas designated for parking only by a person with a disability under this subchapter.
(1) The vehicle must display a disabled veteran
special license plate issued to a disabled veteran by
the Department of Finance and Administration under § 27-24-204(a)(1), § 27-24-204(a)(2), or § 27-24204(a)(3), or a valid disabled veteran license plate
issued by another state; and
(2) The vehicle must be in use for the actual
transporting of a disabled veteran.
History. Acts 2007, No. 349, § 1.
SUBCHAPTER 4 — DISABLED VETERANS — IN
GENERAL [REPEALED]
SECTION.
27-15-401 — 27-15-408. [Repealed.]
27-15-401 — 27-15-408. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter was repealed by Acts 2005,
No. 2202, § 2. The subchapter was derived from the following
sources:
27-15-401. Acts 1969, No. 36, § 2; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-266.4.
27-15-402. Acts 1969, No. 36, § 5; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-266.7; Acts
1999, No. 1503, § 5.
27-15-403. Acts 1969, No. 36, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-266.3.
27-15-404. Acts 1969, No. 36, § 3; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-266.5.
27-15-405. Acts 1969, No. 36, § 4; 1979, No. 56, § 1; 1981, No.
405, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 75-261.1, 75-266.6.
27-15-406. Acts 1969, No. 36, § 3; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-266.5.
27-15-407. Acts 1995, No. 310, § 1; 1997, No. 1327, § 1.
27-15-408. Acts 2003, No. 206, § 1.
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SUBCHAPTER 5 — DISABLED VETERANS —
LICENSE FOR FURNISHED AUTOMOBILES
[REPEALED]
SECTION.
27-15-501 — 27-15-506. [Repealed.]
27-15-501 — 27-15-506. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter was repealed by Acts 2005,
No. 2202, § 2. The subchapter was derived from the following
sources:
27-15-501. Acts 1949, No. 7, § 7; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-266.
27-15-502. Acts 1949, No. 7, § 1; 1949, No. 322, § 1; A.S.A. 1947,
§ 75-261.
27-15-503. Acts 1949, No. 7, § 6; 1979, No. 56, § 1; 1981, No. 405,
§ 1; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 75-261.1, 75-265.
27-15-504. Acts 1949, No. 7, § 3; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-263.
27-15-505. Acts 1949, No. 7, § 2; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-262.
27-15-506. Acts 1949, No. 7, § 5; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-264.
SUBCHAPTER 6 — DISABLED VETERANS —
WORLD WAR I [REPEALED]
SECTION.
27-15-601 — 27-15-603. [Repealed.]
27-15-601 — 27-15-603. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter was repealed by Acts 2005,
No. 2202, § 2. The subchapter was derived from the following
sources:
27-15-601. Acts 1969, No. 57, § 2; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-266.2.
27-15-602. Acts 1969, No. 57, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-266.1.
27-15-603. Acts 1979, No. 56, § 1; 1981, No. 405, § 1; A.S.A.
1947, § 75-261.1.
SUBCHAPTER 7 — DISABLED VETERANS —
NONSERVICE INJURIES [REPEALED]
SECTION.
27-15-701, 27-15-702. [Repealed.]
27-15-701, 27-15-702. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter was repealed by Acts 2005,
No. 2202, § 2. The subchapter was derived from the following
sources:
27-15-701. Acts 1979, No. 30, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-266.17; Acts
1997, No. 208, § 31.
27-15-702. Acts 1979, No. 30, § 2; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-266.18.
SUBCHAPTER 8 — MEDAL OF HONOR
RECIPIENTS [REPEALED]
SECTION.
27-15-801 — 27-15-807. [Repealed.]
27-15-801 — 27-15-807. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter was repealed by Acts 2005,
No. 2202, § 2. The subchapter was derived from the following
sources:
27-15-801. Acts 1977, No. 207, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-266.8.
27-15-802. Acts 1977, No. 207, § 2; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-266.9.
27-15-803. Acts
27-15-804. Acts
27-15-805. Acts
27-15-806. Acts
27-15-807. Acts
1977,
1977,
1977,
1977,
1995,
No.
No.
No.
No.
No.
207,
207,
207,
207,
310,
§
§
§
§
§
4; A.S.A.
3; A.S.A.
4; A.S.A.
5; A.S.A.
2.
1947,
1947,
1947,
1947,
§
§
§
§
75-266.11.
75-266.10.
75-266.11.
75-266.12.
SUBCHAPTER 9 — PURPLE HEART
RECIPIENTS [REPEALED]
SECTION.
27-15-901 — 27-15-903. [Repealed.]
27-15-901 — 27-15-903. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter was repealed by Acts 2005,
No. 2202, § 2. The subchapter was derived from the following
sources:
27-15-901. Acts 1985, No. 891, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-295.8; Acts
1989, No. 343, § 1; 1991, No. 377, § 1; 1997, No. 269, § 1.
27-15-902. Acts 1985, No. 891, § 2; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-295.9.
27-15-903. Acts 1985, No. 891, § 3; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-295.10.
SUBCHAPTER 10 — EX-PRISONERS
[REPEALED]
OF
WAR
SECTION.
27-15-1001 — 27-15-1007. [Repealed.]
27-15-1001 — 27-15-1007. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter was repealed by Acts 2005,
No. 2202, § 2. The subchapter was derived from the following
sources:
27-15-1001. Acts 1979, No. 7, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-266.13.
27-15-1002. Acts 1979, No. 7, §§ 1, 2; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 75-266.13,
75-266.14; Acts 1995, No. 1296, § 92; 1997, No. 270, § 1.
27-15-1003. Acts 1979, No. 7, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-266.13.
27-15-1004. Acts 1979, No. 56, § 1; 1981, No. 405, § 1; A.S.A.
1947, § 75-261.1.
27-15-1005. Acts 1979, No. 7, § 3; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-266.15.
27-15-1006. Acts 1979, No. 7, § 4; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-266.16.
27-15-1007. Acts 1987, No. 61, § 1.
SUBCHAPTER 11 — MILITARY RESERVE
[REPEALED]
SECTION.
27-15-1101 — 27-15-1107. [Repealed.]
27-15-1101 — 27-15-1107. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter was repealed by Acts 2005,
No. 2202, § 2. The subchapter was derived from the following
sources:
27-15-1101. Acts 1981, No. 475, § 4; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-295.3.
27-15-1102. Acts 1981, No. 475, §§ 1, 3; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 75-295,
75-295.2.
27-15-1103. Acts 1981, No. 475, § 2; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-295.1.
27-15-1104. Acts 1981, No. 475, § 3; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-295.2.
27-15-1105. Acts 1981, No. 475, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-295.
27-15-1106. Acts 1981, No. 475, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-295.
27-15-1107. Acts 1981, No. 475, § 3; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-295.2.
SUBCHAPTER 12 — UNITED STATES ARMED
FORCES RETIRED [REPEALED]
SECTION.
27-15-1201 — 27-15-1204. [Repealed.]
27-15-1201
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27-15-1201 — 27-15-1204. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter was repealed by Acts 2005,
No. 2202, § 2. The subchapter was derived from the following
sources:
27-15-1201. Acts 1985, No. 157, § 4; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-295.7.
27-15-1202. Acts 1985, No. 157, §§ 1, 3; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 75-295.4,
75-295.6; Acts 1991, No. 31, § 1; 1991, No. 372, § 1; 1993, No. 613,
§ 1; 2001, No. 1269, § 1.
27-15-1203. Acts 1985, No. 157, § 2; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-295.5.
27-15-1204. Acts 1985, No. 157, § 3; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-295.6.
SUBCHAPTER 13 — PUBLIC USE VEHICLES —
LOCAL GOVERNMENT [REPEALED]
SECTION.
27-15-1301 — 27-15-1303. [Repealed.]
27-15-1304. [Repealed.]
27-15-1305. [Repealed.]
27-15-1301 — 27-15-1303. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter was repealed by Acts 2005,
No. 2202, § 2. The subchapter was derived from the following
sources:
27-15-1301. Acts 1943, No. 144, § 6; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-245.
27-15-1302. Acts 1943, No. 144, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-240.
27-15-1303. Acts 1943, No. 144, §§ 2, 3, 6; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 75241, 75-242, 75-245.
27-15-1304. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This section, concerning payment of gross
receipts tax required, was repealed by Acts 1995, No. 555, § 1. The
section was derived from Acts 1943, No. 144, § 5; A.S.A. 1947,
§ 75-244.
SUBCHAPTER 16 — MEMBERS OF GENERAL
ASSEMBLY [REPEALED]
SECTION.
27-15-1601 — 27-15-1606. [Repealed.]
27-15-1601 — 27-15-1606. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter was repealed by Acts 2005,
No. 2202, § 2. The subchapter was derived from the following
sources:
27-15-1601. Acts 1955, No. 213, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-270.
27-15-1602. Acts 1955, No. 213, § 3; 1959, No. 11, § 1; A.S.A.
1947, § 75-272.
27-15-1603. Acts 1955, No. 213, § 2; 1963, No. 195, § 1; 1971, No.
253, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-271; Acts 1991, No. 1041, § 1.
27-15-1604. Acts 1955, No. 213, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-270.
27-15-1605. Acts 1955, No. 213, § 4; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-273; Acts
1991, No. 1041, § 2.
27-15-1606. Acts 1985, No. 140, §§ 1, 2; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 75-273.1,
75-273.2; Acts 1991, No. 1041, § 3.
SUBCHAPTER 17 — GAME AND FISH
COMMISSION [REPEALED]
SECTION.
27-15-1701 — 27-15-1703. [Repealed.]
27-15-1701 — 27-15-1703. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter was repealed by Acts 2005,
No. 2202, § 2. The subchapter was derived from the following
sources:
27-15-1701. Acts 1985, No. 298, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-297.1.
27-15-1702. Acts 1985, No. 298, § 2; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-297.2.
27-15-1703. Acts 1985, No. 298, § 3; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-297.3.
27-15-1305. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This section, concerning term, design, and
attachment of plates, was repealed by Acts 2005, No. 2202, § 2. The
section was derived from Acts 1943, No. 144, § 4; A.S.A. 1947,
§ 75-243; Acts 1989, No. 278, § 1.
SUBCHAPTER 14 — PUBLIC USE VEHICLES —
STATE GOVERNMENT [REPEALED]
SECTION.
27-15-1401. [Repealed.]
27-15-1401. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter was repealed by Acts 2005,
No. 2202, § 2. The subchapter was derived from Acts 1933, No. 92,
§§ 3, 4; Pope’s Dig., §§ 6616, 6617; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 75-246, 75-247.
SUBCHAPTER 15 — PUBLIC USE VEHICLES —
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT [REPEALED]
SECTION.
27-15-1501. [Repealed.]
27-15-1501. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter was repealed by Acts 2005,
No. 2202, § 2. The subchapter was derived from Acts 1929, No. 65,
§ 35; Pope’s Dig., § 6635; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-248.
SUBCHAPTER 18 — VOLUNTEER RESCUE
SQUADS [REPEALED]
SECTION.
27-15-1801 — 27-15-1805. [Repealed.]
27-15-1801 — 27-15-1805. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter was repealed by Acts 2005,
No. 2202, § 2. The subchapter was derived from the following
sources:
27-15-1801. Acts 1969, No. 315, § 2; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-290.
27-15-1802. Acts 1969, No. 315, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-289.
27-15-1803. Acts 1969, No. 315, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-289.
27-15-1804. Acts 1969, No. 315, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-289.
27-15-1805. Acts 1969, No. 315, § 3; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-291.
SUBCHAPTER 19 — RELIGIOUS
ORGANIZATIONS [REPEALED]
SECTION.
27-15-1901 — 27-15-1906. [Repealed.]
27-15-1901 — 27-15-1906. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter was repealed by Acts 2005,
No. 2202, § 2. The subchapter was derived from the following
sources:
27-15-1901. Acts 1947, No. 45, § 3; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-213.
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27-15-1902. Acts 1947, No. 45, § 6; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-216.
27-15-1903. Acts 1947, No. 45, §§ 1, 2; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 75-211,
75-212.
27-15-1904. Acts 1947, No. 45, §§ 2, 6; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 75-212,
75-216.
27-15-1905. Acts 1947, No. 45, § 4; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-214.
27-15-1906. Acts 1947, No. 45, § 5; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-215.
SUBCHAPTER 20 — YOUTH GROUPS
[REPEALED]
SECTION.
27-15-2001 — 27-15-2003. [Repealed.]
27-15-2001 — 27-15-2003. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter was repealed by Acts 2005,
No. 2202, § 2. The subchapter was derived from the following
sources:
27-15-2001. Acts 1965, No. 423, §§ 1, 2; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 75-283,
75-284.
27-15-2002. Acts 1975, No. 594, §§ 1, 2; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 75-284.1,
75-284.2.
27-15-2003. Acts 1959, No. 189, §§ 1, 2; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 75-279,
75-280.
SUBCHAPTER 21 — ORPHANAGES [REPEALED]
SECTION.
27-15-2101. [Repealed.]
27-15-2101. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter was repealed by Acts 2005,
No. 2202, § 2. The subchapter was derived from Acts 1959, No. 122,
§§ 1, 2; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 75-277, 75-278.
SUBCHAPTER 22 — HISTORICAL OR SPECIAL
INTEREST VEHICLES
SECTION.
27-15-2201. Definitions.
27-15-2202. Registration — Fee.
27-15-2203. Affidavit — Vehicle restored to original specifications
required.
27-15-2204. Assemblage of vehicle.
27-15-2205. Equipment.
27-15-2206. Limitations on use.
27-15-2207. Storage regulation.
27-15-2208. Sale or transfer.
27-15-2209. Alternative license plates for antique motor vehicles.
27-15-2201. Definitions.
As used in this subchapter:
(1) “Collector” means the owner of one (1) or more
motor vehicles of historic or special interest who
collects, purchases, acquires, trades, or disposes of
those vehicles, or parts thereof, for his or her own
use in order to preserve, restore, and maintain a
vehicle or vehicles for hobby purposes;
(2)(A) “Historic or special interest vehicle” means
a vehicle of age which is essentially unaltered
from the original manufacturer’s specifications
and which, because of its significance, is being
27-15-2202
collected, preserved, restored, or maintained by a
hobbyist as a leisure pursuit.
(B) “Historic or special interest vehicle” shall
include a vehicle sometimes referred to by the
classifications of antique, horseless carriage, classic, or action era.
(C)(i) Vehicles with modifications or deviations
from the original specifications may be permitted
under this classification if the modifications or
deviations are of historic nature and characteristic of the approximate era to which the vehicles
belong or if they could be considered to be in the
category of safety features.
(ii) Safety-related modifications include hydraulic brakes, sealbeam headlights, and seat
belts.
(iii) Accessories acceptable under such classifications are those available in the era to which the
vehicles belong; and
(3) “Parts car” means a motor vehicle generally in
nonoperable condition which is owned by a collector
to furnish parts that are usually not obtainable from
normal sources, thus enabling a collector to preserve, restore, and maintain a vehicle of historic or
special interest.
History. Acts 1975, No. 334, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-201.8; Acts
2005, No. 2202, § 2.
27-15-2202. Registration — Fee.
(a)(1) Any person who is the owner of an historic
or special interest vehicle that is twenty-five (25)
years of age or older at the time of making application for registration or transfer of title may, upon
application, register it as an historic or special
interest vehicle, upon the payment of a fee of seven
dollars ($7.00) for each vehicle, and be furnished a
license plate of distinctive design to be displayed on
each vehicle in lieu of the usual license plate.
(2) This plate shall have the same legal significance as an ordinary license plate.
(3) In addition to the identification number, this
plate shall identify the vehicle as an historic or
antique vehicle owned by an Arkansas collector.
(4) The registration shall be valid while the vehicle is owned by the applicant without the payment
of any additional fee, tax, or license.
(b)(1) The numbering of these plates shall continue chronologically from the existing antique automobile registration lists, using the current design
and emblem.
(2) Application for these plates shall be made to
the Office of Motor Vehicle on special application
forms prescribed by the Commissioner of Motor
Vehicles.
(c) Upon selling or otherwise relinquishing ownership of an historic or special interest vehicle, a
collector may retain possession of the vehicle plate
and transfer its registration to another vehicle of the
same category in his or her possession, upon pay-
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ment of one-half (½) the fee prescribed in subsection
(a) of this section.
(d)(1) A vehicle manufactured as a reproduction
or facsimile of an historic or special interest vehicle
shall not be eligible for registration under this
section unless it has been in existence for twentyfive (25) years or more.
(2) The age shall be calculated from the date the
vehicle was originally assembled as a facsimile.
(e) Collectors who, on July 8, 1975, have vehicles
licensed as antiques under current statutes shall not
be required to register these vehicles or obtain new
license plates for these vehicles.
(f) Beginning on January 1, 2006, each collector
applying for a license plate under this subchapter
shall own and have registered one (1) or more motor
vehicles that he or she uses for regular transportation.
History. Acts 1975, No. 334, § 2; 1979, No. 440, § 2; A.S.A. 1947,
§ 75-201.9; Acts 1999, No. 102, § 1; 2005, No. 2202, § 2; 2005, No.
2324, § 1.
27-15-2203. Affidavit — Vehicle restored to
original specifications required.
(a) Any person making application for an antique
motor vehicle license plate under § 27-15-2202 shall
transmit to the Office of Motor Vehicle an affidavit
signed by the applicant stating that the motor
vehicle described in the application is restored to its
original specifications as closely as is reasonably
possible and that the applicant will relinquish the
antique motor vehicle license plate in the event that
the motor vehicle is altered from its original specifications, except to the extent authorized or required
by law.
(b)(1) Beginning on January 1, 2006, the office
shall require the owner of any antique motor vehicle
licensed under this subchapter to provide the office
proof of conformity with this subchapter.
(2) If the office determines that the owner of such
an antique motor vehicle is in violation of this
section, the antique motor vehicle license plate shall
be seized by the office and the owner fined one
hundred dollars ($100).
History. Acts 1983, No. 897, §§ 1, 2; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 75-201.9a,
75-201.9b; Acts 2005, No. 2202, § 2; 2005, No. 2324, § 2.
27-15-2204. Assemblage of vehicle.
(a)(1)(A) A collector who has assembled a vehicle
meeting the specifications of this subchapter from
parts obtained from a variety of different sources
and at various different times shall be issued a
title upon furnishing a bill or bills of sale for the
components.
(B) In cases when that evidence by itself is
deemed inadequate, the collector shall execute an
affidavit in verification.
(2) To be considered adequate, bills of sale shall
be notarized and shall indicate the source of the
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engine and body and shall list the identification or
serial number of the engine and body for the chassis,
if applicable.
(b) A person who purchases an assembled vehicle
from a collector who has not obtained a title to the
assembled vehicle as provided in subsection (a) of
this section shall be issued a title to the vehicle only
if the purchaser of the vehicle follows the process
under § 27-14-409(c)(1). For the purposes of this
subsection, the amount of the bond shall be an
amount equal to the value of the vehicle, as determined by the Office of Motor Vehicle.
History. Acts 1975, No. 334, § 4; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-201.13; Acts
2005, No. 2202, § 2; 2011, No. 826, § 1.
27-15-2205. Equipment.
(a) Unless the presence of equipment specifically
named by Arkansas law was a prior condition for
legal sale within Arkansas at the time the historic or
special interest vehicle was manufactured for first
use, the presence of such equipment shall not be
required as a condition for current legal use.
(b) Any motor vehicle of historic or special interest manufactured prior to the date that emission
controls were standard equipment on that particular make or model of vehicle is exempted from
statutes requiring the inspection and use of emission controls.
(c) Any safety equipment that was manufactured
as part of the vehicle’s original equipment must be
in proper operating condition.
History. Acts 1975, No. 334, § 5; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-201.12; Acts
2005, No. 2202, § 2.
27-15-2206. Limitations on use.
(a)(1) Historic or special interest vehicles may be
used for the same purposes and under the same
conditions as other motor vehicles of the same type
except that, under ordinary circumstances, such
vehicles may not be used to transport passengers for
hire.
(2) At special events that are sponsored or in
which participation is by organized clubs, the vehicles may transport passengers for hire only if
money received is to be used for club activities or to
be donated to a charitable nonprofit organization.
(b) Trucks of such classification may not haul
material more than one thousand pounds (1,000
lbs.) nor be used regularly in a business in lieu of
other vehicles with regular license plates.
History. Acts 1975, No. 334, § 3; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-201.10; Acts
2005, No. 2202, § 2.
27-15-2207. Storage regulation.
Subject to land use regulations of a county or
municipality, a collector may store any vehicles,
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licensed or unlicensed, operable or inoperable, on his
or her property if:
(1) The vehicles, parts cars, and any outdoor
storage areas are maintained in such a manner that
they do not constitute a health hazard; and
(2) The vehicles are located away from ordinary
public view or are screened from ordinary public
view by means of natural objects, fences, plantings,
opaque covering, or other appropriate means.
History. Acts 1975, No. 334, § 4; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-201.11; Acts
2005, No. 2202, § 2.
27-15-2208. Sale or transfer.
Legal transfer of ownership of a motor vehicle,
assembled motor vehicle, or parts car of historic or
special interest shall not be contingent upon any
condition that would require the vehicle or parts car
to be in operating condition at the time of the sale or
transfer of ownership.
History. Acts 1975, No. 334, § 6; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-201.13; Acts
2005, No. 2202, § 2; 2011, No. 826, § 2.
27-15-2209. Alternative license plates for antique motor vehicles.
(a) As used in this section, “antique license plate”
means a license plate that:
(1) Is approved for issuance under subsection (e)
of this section for an historic or special interest
vehicle as defined under § 27-15-2201(2) that is
more than twenty-five (25) years of age instead of
the special license plate issued under § 27-15-2202;
and
(2) Was issued by and approved for use in the
State of Arkansas in the same year as the model
year of the vehicle that is being licensed.
(b) If a person is eligible for a special license plate
for an historic or special interest vehicle, the person
may choose to use an antique license plate under
this section instead of a license plate that is currently issued under § 27-15-2202 by the Office of
Motor Vehicle.
(c) An applicant who seeks to use an antique
license plate under this section shall remit the
following fees:
(1) The fee required by law for the registration
and licensing of the motor vehicle; and
(2) A handling and administrative fee in the
amount of ten dollars ($10.00).
(d) To renew an antique license plate under this
section, the owner of the motor vehicle shall remit
the fee required by law for the registration and
licensing of the motor vehicle.
(e)(1) An applicant who seeks to use an antique
license plate other than the special license plate
issued by the office under § 27-15-2202 shall be
required to submit the license plate to the office for
inspection to determine whether the antique license
plate may be used.
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(2) If the office determines that the antique license plate is unacceptable, the applicant shall not
be allowed to use the antique license plate.
(3) The reasons for which the office may prohibit
the use of an antique license plate include, but shall
not be limited to:
(A) The antique license plate does not meet
reasonable reflective and safety standards;
(B) The number of the antique license plate is
the same as the number issued to a license plate
that is currently in circulation; and
(C) The administrative costs associated with
recording and maintaining the antique license
plate are prohibitive.
(4) The office may promulgate rules to administer
the provisions of this section.
History. Acts 2005, No. 2240, § 1.
SUBCHAPTER 23 — ANTIQUE MOTORCYCLES
SECTION.
27-15-2301.
27-15-2302.
27-15-2303.
27-15-2304.
27-15-2305.
27-15-2306.
27-15-2307.
Definition.
Reproductions.
Ownership requirement.
Registration — Fee.
Transfer of registration.
Use.
Alternative license plates for antique motorcycles.
27-15-2301. Definition.
(a) “Antique motorcycle” means a motorcycle
which is at least twenty-five (25) years old and
essentially unaltered from the original manufacturer’s specifications and which is being collected, preserved, restored, or maintained by a hobbyist as a
leisure pursuit.
(b) Modifications or deviations from the original
specifications may be permitted under this classification if the modifications or deviations are of an
historic nature and characteristic of the approximate era to which the motorcycle belongs or if they
could be considered to be in the category of safety
features.
History. Acts 1979, No. 397, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-201.14; Acts
2005, No. 2202, § 2.
27-15-2302. Reproductions.
(a) A motorcycle manufactured as a reproduction
or facsimile of an antique motorcycle shall not be
eligible for registration under this section unless it
has been in existence for twenty-five (25) years or
more.
(b) The age shall be calculated from the date the
vehicle was originally assembled as a facsimile.
History. Acts 1979, No. 397, § 3; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-201.16; Acts
2005, No. 2202, § 2.
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27-15-2303. Ownership requirement.
Each collector applying for an antique motorcycle
license plate must own and have registered one (1)
or more motorcycles with regular plates.
History. Acts 1979, No. 397, § 3; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-201.16; Acts
2005, No. 2202, § 2.
27-15-2304. Registration — Fee.
(a) Any person who is the owner of an antique
motorcycle may, upon application to the Office of
Motor Vehicle, register it as an antique motorcycle
upon the payment of a fee of five dollars ($5.00) and
be furnished a license plate of distinctive design to
be displayed in lieu of the usual license plate.
(b) This plate, in addition to the identification
number, shall identify the vehicle as an antique
motorcycle owned by an Arkansas collector.
(c) The registration shall be valid while the motorcycle is owned by the applicant without the payment of any additional fee, tax, or license.
History. Acts 1979, No. 397, § 2; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-201.15; Acts
2005, No. 2202, § 2.
27-15-2305. Transfer of registration.
Upon selling or otherwise relinquishing ownership of an antique motorcycle, a collector may retain
possession of the antique motorcycle license plate
and transfer its registration to another antique
motorcycle in his or her possession upon payment of
one-half (½) of the fee prescribed in § 27-15-2304.
History. Acts 1979, No. 397, § 3; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-201.16; Acts
2005, No. 2202, § 2.
use an antique license plate under this section
instead of a license plate that is currently issued
under § 27-15-2304 by the Office of Motor Vehicle.
(c) An applicant who seeks to use an antique
license plate under this section shall remit the
following fees:
(1) The fee required by law for the registration
and licensing of the antique motorcycle; and
(2) A handling and administrative fee in the
amount of ten dollars ($10.00).
(d) To renew an antique license plate under this
section, the owner of the antique motorcycle shall
remit the fee required by law for the registration
and licensing of the motorcycle.
(e)(1) An applicant who seeks to use an antique
license plate other than the special license plate
issued by the office under § 27-15-2304 shall be
required to submit the license plate to the office for
inspection to determine whether the antique license
plate may be used.
(2) If the office determines that the antique license plate is unacceptable, the applicant shall not
be allowed to use the antique license plate.
(3) The reasons for which the office may prohibit
the use of an antique license plate include, but shall
not be limited to:
(A) The antique license plate does not meet
reasonable reflective and safety standards;
(B) The number of the antique license plate is
the same as the number issued to a license plate
that is currently in circulation; and
(C) The administrative costs associated with
recording and maintaining the antique license
plate are prohibitive.
(4) The office may promulgate rules to administer
the provisions of this section.
History. Acts 2005, No. 2240, § 2.
27-15-2306. Use.
Antique motorcycles may be used for the same
purposes and under the same conditions as other
motorcycles of the same type.
History. Acts 1979, No. 397, § 4; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-201.17; Acts
2005, No. 2202, § 2.
27-15-2307. Alternative license plates for antique motorcycles.
(a) As used in this section, “antique license plate”
means a license plate that:
(1) Is approved for issuance under subsection (e)
of this section for an antique motorcycle as defined
under § 27-15-2301(a) that is more than twenty-five
(25) years of age instead of the special license plate
issued under § 27-15-2304; and
(2) Was issued by and approved for use in the
State of Arkansas in the same year as the model
year of the motorcycle that is being licensed.
(b) If a person is eligible for a special license plate
for an antique motorcycle, the person may choose to
SUBCHAPTER 24 — AMATEUR RADIO
OPERATORS
SECTION.
27-15-2401.
27-15-2402.
27-15-2403.
27-15-2404.
27-15-2405.
Special license plates authorized.
Applications.
Nontransferable.
Rules and regulations.
Lists for public information.
27-15-2401. Special license plates authorized.
(a)(1) Each owner of a motor vehicle who is a
resident of the State of Arkansas and who holds an
unrevoked and unexpired official amateur radio station license issued by the Federal Communications
Commission shall be issued a license plate as prescribed by law for private passenger cars upon
application, accompanied by proof of ownership of an
amateur radio station license, complying with the
state motor vehicle laws relating to regulation and
licensing of motor vehicles and upon the payment of
the regular license fee for plates as prescribed by
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law and the payment of an additional fee of two
dollars ($2.00).
(2) Upon the plate, in lieu of the numbers as
prescribed by law, shall be inscribed the official
amateur station call sign of the applicant as assigned by the Federal Communications Commission.
(b) This subchapter shall be supplementary to the
motor vehicle licensing laws of the State of Arkansas, and nothing in this subchapter shall be construed to abridge or amend those laws.
History. Acts 1953, No. 146, §§ 1, 4; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 75-267,
75-269n; Acts 2005, No. 2202, § 2.
27-15-2402. Applications.
All applications for special license plates under
this subchapter shall be made to the Director of the
Department of Finance and Administration.
History. Acts 1953, No. 146, § 2; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-268; Acts
2005, No. 2202, § 2.
27-15-2403. Nontransferable.
Special license plates issued under this subchapter shall be nontransferable.
History. Acts 1953, No. 146, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-267; Acts
2005, No. 2202, § 2.
27-15-2805
27-15-2501 — 27-15-2505. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter was repealed by Acts 2005,
No. 2202, § 2. The subchapter was derived from the following
sources:
27-15-2501. Acts 1987, No. 883, § 2.
27-15-2502. Acts 1987, No. 883, § 1; 2003, No. 1454, § 1.
27-15-2503. Acts 1987, No. 883, § 2; 2003, No. 1454, § 2.
27-15-2504. Acts 1987, No. 883, § 2; 1989, No. 284, § 1.
27-15-2505. Acts 1987, No. 883, § 3.
SUBCHAPTER 26 — MERCHANT MARINE
[REPEALED]
SECTION.
27-15-2601 — 27-15-2604. [Repealed.]
27-15-2601 — 27-15-2604. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter was repealed by Acts 2005,
No. 2202, § 2. The subchapter was derived from the following
sources:
27-15-2601. Acts 1991, No. 837, § 1.
27-15-2602. Acts 1991, No. 837, § 1.
27-15-2603. Acts 1991, No. 837, § 1.
27-15-2604. Acts 1991, No. 837, § 1.
SUBCHAPTER 27 — FIREFIGHTERS
[REPEALED]
SECTION.
27-15-2701 — 27-15-2704. [Repealed.]
27-15-2404. Rules and regulations.
The Director of the Department of Finance and
Administration shall make such rules and regulations as are necessary to ascertain compliance with
all state license laws relating to the use and operation of motor vehicles before issuing the special
plates under this subchapter in lieu of the regular
license plates.
History. Acts 1953, No. 146, § 2; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-268; Acts
2005, No. 2202, § 2.
27-15-2405. Lists for public information.
(a) On or before March 1 of each year, the Director
of the Department of Finance and Administration
shall furnish to the sheriff of each county in the state
an alphabetically arranged list of the names, addresses, and amateur station call signs on the license plates of all persons to whom license plates are
issued under the provisions of this subchapter.
(b) It shall be the duty of the sheriffs of the state
to maintain, and keep current, these lists for public
information and inquiry.
27-15-2701 — 27-15-2704. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter was repealed by Acts 2005,
No. 2202, § 2. The subchapter was derived from the following
sources:
27-15-2701. Acts 1993, No. 569, § 1; 1997, No. 837, § 1.
27-15-2702. Acts 1993, No. 569, § 1; 1995, No. 1314, § 1; 1997,
No. 837, § 2; 1999, No. 646, § 67.
27-15-2703. Acts 1993, No. 569, § 1.
27-15-2704. Acts 1993, No. 569, § 2.
SUBCHAPTER 28 — SPECIAL LICENSE PLATES
FOR COUNTY QUORUM COURT MEMBERS
[REPEALED]
SECTION.
27-15-2801 — 27-15-2805. [Repealed.]
27-15-2801 — 27-15-2805. [Repealed.]
History. Acts 1953, No. 146, § 3; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-269; Acts
2005, No. 2202, § 2.
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter was repealed by Acts 2005,
No. 2202, § 2. The subchapter was derived from the following
sources:
27-15-2801. Acts 1993, No. 1248, § 1.
27-15-2802. Acts 1993, No. 1248, § 1.
27-15-2803. Acts 1993, No. 1248, § 1.
27-15-2804. Acts 1993, No. 1248, § 1.
27-15-2805. Acts 1993, No. 1248, § 1.
SUBCHAPTER 25 — PEARL HARBOR
SURVIVORS [REPEALED]
SUBCHAPTER 29 — SPECIAL COLLEGIATE
LICENSE PLATES [REPEALED]
SECTION.
27-15-2501 — 27-15-2505. [Repealed.]
SECTION.
27-15-2901 — 27-15-2911. [Repealed.]
27-15-2901
TRANSPORTATION
27-15-2901 — 27-15-2911. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter was repealed by Acts 2005,
No. 2202, § 2. The subchapter was derived from the following
sources:
27-15-2901. Acts 1993, No. 609, § 1.
27-15-2902. Acts 1993, No. 609, § 10; 1997, No. 208, § 32.
27-15-2903. Acts 1993, No. 609, §§ 2, 3.
27-15-2904. Acts 1993, No. 609, § 4.
27-15-2905. Acts 1993, No. 609, § 12.
27-15-2906. Acts 1993, No. 609, § 5.
27-15-2907. Acts 1993, No. 609, § 6; 2001, No. 999, § 1.
27-15-2908. Acts 1993, No. 609, § 7; 2001, No. 999, § 2.
27-15-2909. Acts 1993, No. 609, § 8.
27-15-2910. Acts 1993, No. 609, § 9.
27-15-2911. Acts 1993, No. 609, § 11.
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(2) The thirty-five dollar fee shall be deposited
into the State Central Services Fund as a direct
revenue for the support of the Department of Finance and Administration.
(3) Annual renewals of search and rescue license
plates shall be at the same fee as is prescribed for
regular motor vehicle license plates in § 27-14-601,
and shall be disbursed accordingly.
(c)(1) No person shall be issued more than one (1)
search and rescue license plate.
(2) The search and rescue license plates issued
under this subchapter are not transferable.
History. Acts 1997, No. 538, § 1; 2005, No. 2202, § 2.
SUBCHAPTER 30 — SPECIAL CIVIL AIR
PATROL LICENSE PLATES [REPEALED]
SECTION.
27-15-3001 — 27-15-3003. [Repealed.]
27-15-3001 — 27-15-3003. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter was repealed by Acts 2005,
No. 2202, § 2. The subchapter was derived from the following
sources:
27-15-3001. Acts 1995, No. 647, § 2.
27-15-3002. Acts 1995, No. 647, §§ 1, 3, 4; 1999, No. 1076, § 1.
27-15-3003. Acts 1995, No. 647, § 5.
SUBCHAPTER 31 — SPECIAL SEARCH AND
RESCUE LICENSE PLATES
SECTION.
27-15-3101. Design of plates.
27-15-3102. Eligibility.
27-15-3103. Regulations.
27-15-3101. Design of plates.
(a) The Department of Finance and Administration shall design a search and rescue license plate
for motor vehicles.
(b) The license plates shall be numbered consecutively and shall contain the words “Search and
Rescue”.
History. Acts 1997, No. 538, § 1; 2005, No. 2202, § 2.
27-15-3103. Regulations.
The Department of Finance and Administration
shall promulgate regulations necessary to implement this subchapter.
History. Acts 1997, No. 538, § 1; 2005, No. 2202, § 2.
SUBCHAPTER 32 — DUCKS UNLIMITED
[REPEALED]
SECTION.
27-15-3201 — 27-15-3209. [Repealed.]
27-15-3201 — 27-15-3209. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter was repealed by Acts 2005,
No. 2202, § 2. The subchapter was derived from the following
sources:
27-15-3201. Acts 1999, No. 23, § 1.
27-15-3202. Acts 1999, No. 23, §§ 2, 3.
27-15-3203. Acts 1999, No. 23, § 4.
27-15-3204. Acts 1999, No. 23, § 5; 2003, No. 90, § 1.
27-15-3205. Acts 1999, No. 23, § 6; 2003, No. 90, § 2.
27-15-3206. Acts 1999, No. 23, § 7.
27-15-3207. Acts 1999, No. 23, § 9.
27-15-3208. Acts 1999, No. 23, § 8.
27-15-3209. Acts 1999, No. 23, § 10.
SUBCHAPTER 33 — WORLD WAR II
VETERANS, KOREAN WAR VETERANS, VIETNAM
VETERANS, AND PERSIAN GULF VETERANS
[REPEALED]
27-15-3102. Eligibility.
(a) Every member of a search and rescue team
who is a resident of this state and an owner of a
motor vehicle may apply for a search and rescue
license plate as provided in this subchapter.
(b)(1) Upon submitting proof of eligibility and
complying with the state laws relating to registration and licensing of motor vehicles and the payment
of thirty-five dollars ($35.00) for the initial license
plate, the applicant shall be issued a search and
rescue license plate under this subchapter.
SECTION.
27-15-3301 — 27-15-3306. [Repealed.]
27-15-3301 — 27-15-3306. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter was repealed by Acts 2005,
No. 2202, § 2. The subchapter was derived from the following
sources:
27-15-3301. Acts 1999, No. 916, § 1.
27-15-3302. Acts 1999, No. 916, § 2.
27-15-3303. Acts 1999, No. 916, § 3.
27-15-3304. Acts 1999, No. 916, § 4.
27-15-3305. Acts 1999, No. 916, § 5.
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27-15-3306. Acts 1999, No. 916, § 6.
SUBCHAPTER 34 — ADDITIONAL GAME AND
FISH COMMISSION PLATES [REPEALED]
SECTION.
27-15-3401 — 27-15-3407. [Repealed.]
27-15-3401 — 27-15-3407. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter was repealed by Acts 2005,
No. 2202, § 2. The subchapter was derived from the following
sources:
27-15-3401. Acts 1999, No. 1566, § 1.
27-15-3402. Acts 1999, No. 1566, § 2.
27-15-3403. Acts 1999, No. 1566, § 3.
27-15-3404. Acts 1999, No. 1566, § 4.
27-15-3405. Acts 1999, No. 1566, § 5.
27-15-3406. Acts 1999, No. 1566, § 6.
27-15-3407. Acts 1999, No. 1566, § 7.
SUBCHAPTER 35 — COMMITTED TO
EDUCATION LICENSE PLATES [REPEALED]
SECTION.
27-15-3501 — 27-15-3507. [Repealed.]
27-15-3501 — 27-15-3507. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter was repealed by Acts 2005,
No. 2202, § 2. The subchapter was derived from the following
sources:
27-15-3501. Acts 2001, No. 529, § 1.
27-15-3502. Acts 2001, No. 529, § 2; 2003, No. 1473, § 68.
27-15-3503. Acts 2001, No. 529, § 3.
27-15-3504. Acts 2001, No. 529, § 4.
27-15-3505. Acts 2001, No. 529, § 5.
27-15-3506. Acts 2001, No. 529, § 6.
27-15-3507. Acts 2001, No. 529, § 7.
SUBCHAPTER 36 — ARMED FORCES VETERAN
LICENSE PLATES [REPEALED]
SECTION.
27-15-3601 — 27-15-3607. [Repealed.]
27-15-3601 — 27-15-3607. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter was repealed by Acts 2005,
No. 2202, § 2. The subchapter was derived from the following
sources:
27-15-3601. Acts 2001, No. 725, § 1.
27-15-3602. Acts 2001, No. 725, § 2.
27-15-3603. Acts 2001, No. 725, § 3.
27-15-3604. Acts 2001, No. 725, § 4.
27-15-3605. Acts 2001, No. 725, § 5.
27-15-3606. Acts 2001, No. 725, § 6.
27-15-3607. Acts 2001, No. 725, § 7.
SUBCHAPTER 37 — SPECIAL RETIRED
ARKANSAS STATE TROOPER LICENSE PLATES
[REPEALED]
SECTION.
27-15-3701 — 27-15-3706. [Repealed.]
27-15-4001
27-15-3701 — 27-15-3706. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter was repealed by Acts 2005,
No. 2202, § 2. The subchapter was derived from the following
sources:
27-15-3701. Acts 2001, No. 47, § 1.
27-15-3702. Acts 2001, No. 47, § 1.
27-15-3703. Acts 2001, No. 47, § 1.
27-15-3704. Acts 2001, No. 47, § 1.
27-15-3705. Acts 2001, No. 47, § 1.
27-15-3706. Acts 2001, No. 47, § 1.
SUBCHAPTER 38 — DISTINGUISHED FLYING
CROSS [REPEALED]
SECTION.
27-15-3801 — 27-15-3805. [Repealed.]
27-15-3801 — 27-15-3805. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter was repealed by Acts 2005,
No. 2202, § 2. The subchapter was derived from the following
sources:
27-15-3801. Acts 2001, No. 566, § 1.
27-15-3802. Acts 2001, No. 566, § 1.
27-15-3803. Acts 2001, No. 566, § 1.
27-15-3804. Acts 2001, No. 566, § 1.
27-15-3805. Acts 2001, No. 566, § 1.
SUBCHAPTER 39 — CHOOSE LIFE LICENSE
PLATE [REPEALED]
SECTION.
27-15-3901 — 27-15-3908. [Repealed.]
27-15-3901 — 27-15-3908. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter was repealed by Acts 2005,
No. 2202, § 2. The subchapter was derived from the following
sources:
27-15-3901. Acts 2003, No. 344, § 1.
27-15-3902. Acts 2003, No. 344, § 1.
27-15-3903. Acts 2003, No. 344, § 1.
27-15-3904. Acts 2003, No. 344, § 1.
27-15-3905. Acts 2003, No. 344, § 1.
27-15-3906. Acts 2003, No. 344, § 1.
27-15-3907. Acts 2003, No. 344, § 1.
27-15-3908. Acts 2003, No. 344, § 1.
SUBCHAPTER 40 — MISCELLANEOUS
SECTION.
27-15-4001. Buses converted to or equipped as campers.
27-15-4002. Exemptions for new vehicles loaned by dealers to
school districts.
27-15-4003. [Repealed.]
27-15-4004. [Repealed.]
27-15-4001. Buses converted to or equipped
as campers.
(a) Any person in this state who owns a school bus
or other bus which has been converted to or
equipped as a camper and is used solely as a camper
may register it and obtain special motor vehicle
license plates for it upon application to the Director
of the Department of Finance and Administration
27-15-4002
TRANSPORTATION
and upon the payment of an annual registration fee
of thirteen dollars ($13.00).
(b) No more than one (1) family or six (6) persons,
whichever shall be the greater number, shall be transported upon the public highways of this state in a
camper bus licensed under the provisions of this section.
(c) Any person owning a camper bus registered
and licensed pursuant to this section who shall use
the bus or permit it to be used for any purpose other
than as a camper bus or who shall operate or permit
it to be operated in violation of this section shall be
required to pay the annual registration fee prescribed by law for other vehicles of the same class as
such vehicle, and in addition, shall pay a penalty in
an amount equal to one-half (½) of the annual fee.
History. Acts 1965, No. 87, §§ 1, 2; 1979, No. 440, § 2; A.S.A.
1947, §§ 75-285, 75-286; Acts 2005, No. 2202, § 2.
27-15-4002. Exemptions for new vehicles
loaned by dealers to school districts.
(a) Whenever any dealer in new motor vehicles in
this state shall lend any new motor vehicle to any
public school district in this state to be used by the
district and to be returned to the motor vehicle
dealer within a specified time, the motor vehicle
shall be exempt from all state, county, or municipal
taxes and license fees during the time it is being
used by the school district.
(b) The Director of the Department of Finance
and Administration shall issue, without charge to
the school district, the appropriate motor vehicle
license plates for the vehicle.
(c) Upon any such motor vehicle being returned to
the motor vehicle dealer and upon the sale of the
vehicle by the dealer, the appropriate gross receipts
taxes, registration and license fees, and any other
taxes due on the vehicle shall be due and payable in
the manner provided by law.
History. Acts 1963, No. 26, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-281; Acts
2005, No. 2202, § 2.
27-15-4003. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This section, concerning street rods, was
repealed by Acts 2007, No. 340, § 2. The section was derived from
Acts 1999, No. 1327, §§ 1-4; 2005, No. 2202, § 2.
For present provisions see subchapter 15 of chapter 24 of this
title.
27-15-4004. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This section, concerning minimum number
of applications and discontinuance of license plates, was repealed
by Acts 2005, No. 2202, § 2. The section was derived from Acts
2001, No. 1203, § 1; 2003, No. 371, § 1.
SUBCHAPTER 41 — SUSAN G. KOMEN BREAST
CANCER EDUCATION, RESEARCH, AND
AWARENESS LICENSE PLATE [REPEALED]
SECTION.
27-15-4101 — 27-15-4106. [Repealed.]
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27-15-4101 — 27-15-4106. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter was repealed by Acts 2005,
No. 2202, § 2. This subchapter was derived from the following
sources:
27-15-4101. Acts 2003, No. 1004, § 1.
27-15-4102. Acts 2003, No. 1004, § 1.
27-15-4103. Acts 2003, No. 1004, § 1.
27-15-4104. Acts 2003, No. 1004, § 1.
27-15-4105. Acts 2003, No. 1004, § 1.
27-15-4106. Acts 2003, No. 1004, § 1.
SUBCHAPTER 42 — DIVISION OF AGRICULTURE
LICENSE PLATE [REPEALED]
SECTION.
27-15-4201 — 27-15-4207. [Repealed.]
27-15-4201 — 27-15-4207. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter was repealed by Acts 2005,
No. 2202, § 2. The subchapter was derived from the following
sources:
27-15-4201. Acts 2003, No. 1040, § 1.
27-15-4202. Acts 2003, No. 1040, § 1.
27-15-4203. Acts 2003, No. 1040, § 1.
27-15-4204. Acts 2003, No. 1040, § 1.
27-15-4205. Acts 2003, No. 1040, § 1.
27-15-4206. Acts 2003, No. 1040, § 1.
27-15-4207. Acts 2003, No. 1040, § 1.
SUBCHAPTER 43 — CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICER
LICENSE PLATE [REPEALED]
SECTION.
27-15-4301 — 27-15-4305. [Repealed.]
27-15-4301 — 27-15-4305. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter was repealed by Acts 2005,
No. 2202, § 2. The subchapter was derived from the following
sources:
27-15-4301. Acts 2003, No. 868, § 1.
27-15-4302. Acts 2003, No. 868, § 1.
27-15-4303. Acts 2003, No. 868, § 1.
27-15-4304. Acts 2003, No. 868, § 1.
27-15-4305. Acts 2003, No. 868, § 1.
SUBCHAPTER 44 — AFRICAN-AMERICAN
FRATERNITY AND SORORITY LICENSE PLATE
[REPEALED]
SECTION.
27-15-4401 — 27-15-4409. [Repealed.]
27-15-4401 — 27-15-4409. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter was repealed by Acts 2005,
No. 2202, § 2. The subchapter was derived from the following
sources:
27-15-4401. Acts 2003, No. 1302, § 1.
27-15-4402. Acts 2003, No. 1302, § 1.
27-15-4403. Acts 2003, No. 1302, § 1.
27-15-4404. Acts 2003, No. 1302, § 1.
27-15-4405. Acts 2003, No. 1302, § 1.
27-15-4406. Acts 2003, No. 1302, § 1.
27-15-4407. Acts 2003, No. 1302, § 1.
27-15-4408. Acts 2003, No. 1302, § 1.
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27-15-4409. Acts 2003, No. 1302, § 1.
SUBCHAPTER 45 — BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
LICENSE PLATE [REPEALED]
SECTION.
27-15-4501 — 27-15-4506. [Repealed.]
27-15-4501 — 27-15-4506. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter was repealed by Acts 2005,
No. 2202, § 2. This subchapter was derived from the following
sources:
27-15-4501. Acts 2003, No. 1343, § 1.
27-15-4502. Acts 2003, No. 1343, § 1.
27-15-4503. Acts 2003, No. 1343, § 1.
27-15-4504. Acts 2003, No. 1343, § 1.
27-15-4505. Acts 2003, No. 1343, § 1.
27-15-4506. Acts 2003, No. 1343, § 1.
SUBCHAPTER 46 — ARKANSAS CATTLEMEN’S
FOUNDATION LICENSE PLATE [REPEALED]
SECTION.
27-15-4601 — 27-15-4606. [Repealed.]
27-15-4601 — 27-15-4606. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter was repealed by Acts 2005,
No. 2202, § 2. The subchapter was derived from the following
sources:
27-15-4601. Acts 2003, No. 1150, § 1.
27-15-4602. Acts 2003, No. 1150, § 1.
27-15-4603. Acts 2003, No. 1150, § 1.
27-15-4604. Acts 2003, No. 1150, § 1.
27-15-4605. Acts 2003, No. 1150, § 1.
27-15-4606. Acts 2003, No. 1150, § 1.
SUBCHAPTER 47 — ORGAN DONOR
AWARENESS LICENSE PLATE [REPEALED]
SECTION.
27-15-4701 — 27-15-4707. [Repealed.]
27-15-4701 — 27-15-4707. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter was repealed by Acts 2005,
No. 2202, § 2. The subchapter was derived from the following
sources:
27-15-4701. Acts 2003, No. 1362, § 2.
27-15-4702. Acts 2003, No. 1362, § 2.
27-15-4703. Acts 2003, No. 1362, § 2.
27-15-4704. Acts 2003, No. 1362, § 2.
27-15-4705. Acts 2003, No. 1362, § 2.
27-15-4706. Acts 2003, No. 1362, § 2.
27-15-4707. Acts 2003, No. 1362, § 2.
SUBCHAPTER 48 — OPERATION IRAQI
FREEDOM VETERAN LICENSE PLATE
[REPEALED]
SECTION.
27-15-4801 — 27-15-4808. [Repealed.]
27-15-4902
27-15-4801 — 27-15-4808. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter, concerning the Operation
Iraqi Freedom Veteran License Plate, was repealed by Acts 2007,
No. 109, § 3. The subchapter was derived from the following
sources:
27-15-4801. Acts 2005, No. 185, § 1.
27-15-4802. Acts 2005, No. 185, § 1.
27-15-4803. Acts 2005, No. 185, § 1.
27-15-4804. Acts 2005, No. 185, § 1.
27-15-4805. Acts 2005, No. 185, § 1.
27-15-4806. Acts 2005, No. 185, § 1.
27-15-4807. Acts 2005, No. 185, § 1.
27-15-4808. Acts 2005, No. 185, § 1.
For current law related to Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran
special license plates, please see Title 27, Chapter 24, Subchapter 2.
SUBCHAPTER 49 — IN GOD WE TRUST
LICENSE PLATE
SECTION.
27-15-4901.
27-15-4902.
27-15-4903.
27-15-4904.
27-15-4905.
27-15-4906.
27-15-4907.
27-15-4908.
In God We Trust license plate authorized.
Design.
Fees.
In God We Trust License Plate Fund.
Renewal.
Transfer to another vehicle.
Compliance with other laws.
Rules and regulations.
27-15-4901. In God We Trust license plate authorized.
The Director of the Department of Finance and
Administration shall issue a special In God We Trust
motor vehicle license plate in the manner and subject to the conditions prescribed in this subchapter.
History. Acts 2005, No. 727, § 1.
27-15-4902. Design.
(a) The special In God We Trust motor vehicle
license plates shall:
(1) Be designed by the Department of Finance
and Administration;
(2) Contain the words “In God We Trust”; and
(3) Be numbered consecutively.
(b)(1) Before the Director of the Department of
Finance and Administration creates and issues a
special license plate under this subchapter, one (1) of
the following must occur:
(A) A fee in the amount of six thousand dollars
($6,000) to cover the cost of the initial order of
each newly designed license plate is remitted to
the Department of Finance and Administration by
the Division of Aging and Adult Services of the
Department of Human Services, a person, or other
entity; or
(B) The Department of Finance and Administration receives a minimum of one thousand
(1,000) applications for the special license plate.
(2)(A) The fee collected under subdivision
(b)(1)(A) of this section shall be deposited into the
State Central Services Fund for the benefit of the
Revenue Division of the Department of Finance
27-15-4903
TRANSPORTATION
and Administration and shall be credited as
supplemental and in addition to all other funds as
may be deposited for the benefit of the division.
(B) The fee shall not be considered or credited
to the division as direct revenues.
(C) The fee may be paid by any person or
organization or by any combination of persons or
organizations.
History. Acts 2005, No. 727, § 1.
27-15-4903. Fees.
(a) Upon payment of the fee required by law for
the registration of the vehicle, payment of twentyfive dollars ($25.00) to cover the design-use contribution fee, and payment of an additional ten-dollar
handling and administrative fee for the issuance of
the special In God We Trust license plate, the
Department of Finance and Administration shall
issue to the vehicle owner an In God We Trust
license plate which shall bear the approved design.
(b)(1)(A) The handling and administrative fee of
ten dollars ($10.00) shall be deposited into the
State Central Services Fund for the benefit of the
Revenue Division of the Department of Finance
and Administration.
(B) The fee shall not be considered or credited
to the division as direct revenues.
(2) The design-use contribution fee of twenty-five
dollars ($25.00) shall be deposited as special revenues into the State Treasury to the credit of the In
God We Trust License Plate Fund.
History. Acts 2005, No. 727, § 1.
27-15-4904. In God We Trust License Plate
Fund.
(a) There is created on the books of the Treasurer
of State, the Auditor of State, and the Chief Fiscal
Officer of the State a special revenue fund to be
known as the “In God We Trust License Plate Fund”.
(b)(1) All moneys collected as design-use contribution fees under § 27-15-4903 shall be deposited
into the State Treasury as special revenues to the
credit of the In God We Trust License Plate Fund.
(2) The fund shall also consist of any other revenues as may be authorized by law.
(c)(1)(A) The fund shall be used by the Division of
Aging and Adult Services of the Department of
Human Services to provide quarterly cash grants
to each senior citizen center in a similar method
as is used in the State of Arkansas’s current
system for distributing United States Department
of Agriculture money to the senior citizen centers
to purchase raw food.
(B) All moneys in the fund shall be used exclusively by the division as provided in subdivisions
(c)(2) and (3) of this section.
(C)(i) All moneys collected as design-use contribution fees under § 27-15-4903(a) shall be used
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exclusively by senior citizen centers for purchasing food for use in a home-delivered meal program.
(ii) No moneys collected as design-use contribution fees under § 27-15-4903(a) shall be used for
administration expenses by a state agency, senior
citizen center, or any other non-profit or for-profit
organization.
(2)(A) The division shall distribute the moneys
collected under this subchapter as cash grant
awards to senior citizen centers in the State of
Arkansas.
(B) The cash grant awards shall be based on
the average number of meals served each day for
the prior quarter within the senior citizen center’s
respective geographic area.
(3) Each senior citizen center that receives a cash
grant award under this subchapter shall use the
moneys exclusively for purchasing food for use in a
home-delivered meal program.
History. Acts 2005, No. 727, § 1.
27-15-4905. Renewal.
(a)(1) The special In God We Trust license plate
issued under this subchapter may be renewed annually under the procedures in § 27-15-4004 [repealed] and under §§ 27-14-1012 and 27-14-1013.
(2) Registration may continue from year to year
as long as it is renewed each year within the time
and manner required by law.
(b) A motor vehicle owner who was previously
issued a plate with the In God We Trust design
authorized by this subchapter and who does not pay
a design-use contribution fee of twenty-five dollars
($25.00) at the subsequent time of registration shall
be issued a new plate which does not bear the In God
We Trust design.
(c) Upon expiration or if the special In God We
Trust license plate is lost, the plate may be replaced
with a regular license plate at the fee specified in
§ 27-14-602(b)(6).
(d) If the special In God We Trust license plate is
replaced with a new In God We Trust license plate,
the owner shall be required to pay the fees for the
issuance of the license plate under § 27-15-4903.
History. Acts 2005, No. 727, § 1.
27-15-4906. Transfer to another vehicle.
The special In God We Trust license plate issued
under this subchapter may be transferred from one
(1) vehicle to another as provided in § 27-14-914.
History. Acts 2005, No. 727, § 1.
27-15-4907. Compliance with other laws.
The special In God We Trust license plate shall
comply with:
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(1) The minimum number of license plate applications required under § 27-15-4004 [repealed]; and
(2) All other state motor vehicle laws relating to
registration and licensing of motor vehicles unless
specifically provided otherwise in this subchapter.
History. Acts 2005, No. 727, § 1.
27-15-4908. Rules and regulations.
The Director of the Department of Finance and
Administration shall promulgate reasonable rules
and regulations and prescribe forms as the director
determines to be necessary for effectively and efficiently carrying out the intent and purposes of this
subchapter.
History. Acts 2005, No. 727, § 1.
SUBCHAPTER 50 — OPERATION ENDURING
FREEDOM VETERAN LICENSE PLATE
[REPEALED]
SECTION.
27-15-5001 — 27-15-5008. [Repealed.]
27-15-5001 — 27-15-5008. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter, concerning the Operation
Enduring Freedom Veteran License Plate, was repealed by Acts
2007, No. 109, § 2. The subchapter was derived from the following
sources:
27-15-5001. Acts 2005, No. 952, § 1.
27-15-5002. Acts 2005, No. 952, § 1.
27-15-5003. Acts 2005, No. 952, § 1.
27-15-5004. Acts 2005, No. 952, § 1.
27-15-5005. Acts 2005, No. 952, § 1.
27-15-5006. Acts 2005, No. 952, § 1.
27-15-5007. Acts 2005, No. 952, § 1.
27-15-5008. Acts 2005, No. 952, § 1.
For current law related to Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran
special license plates, please see Title 27, Chapter 24, Subchapter 2.
SUBCHAPTER 51 — ARKANSAS STATE GOLF
ASSOCIATION LICENSE PLATE
SECTION.
27-15-5101. Arkansas State Golf Association license plate authorized.
27-15-5102. Design — Numbered plates.
27-15-5103. Application for special Arkansas State Golf Association license plate — Fee — Disposition of fee.
27-15-5104. Renewal.
27-15-5105. Transfer to another vehicle.
27-15-5106. Compliance with other laws.
27-15-5101. Arkansas State Golf Association
license plate authorized.
The Director of the Department of Finance and
Administration shall provide for and issue Arkansas
State Golf Association special license plates in the
manner and subject to the conditions under this
subchapter.
27-15-5103
History. Acts 2005, No. 1574, § 1.
27-15-5102. Design — Numbered plates.
(a)(1) The Arkansas State Golf Association special license plates shall be designed by the Arkansas
State Golf Association.
(2) The design shall be submitted to the Director
of the Department of Finance and Administration
for design approval under rules of the director.
(3) The Arkansas State Golf Association may periodically submit a newly designed license plate for
approval and issuance by the director with not more
than one (1) new license plate design issued per
calendar year.
(b)(1) Upon approval of the design by the director,
the Arkansas State Golf Association shall remit to
the Department of Finance and Administration a fee
in the amount of six thousand dollars ($6,000) to
cover the cost of the initial order of each newly
designed license plate.
(2) This fee shall be deposited into the State
Central Services Fund for the benefit of the Revenue
Division of the Department of Finance and Administration and shall be credited as supplemental and
in addition to all other funds as may be deposited for
the benefit of the division.
(3) The fee shall not be considered or credited to
the division as direct revenues.
(c) The director shall promulgate reasonable
rules and regulations and prescribe any forms as the
director determines to be necessary to carry out the
intent and purposes of this subchapter.
History. Acts 2005, No. 1574, § 1.
27-15-5103. Application for special Arkansas
State Golf Association license plate — Fee —
Disposition of fee.
(a) Any motor vehicle owner may apply for and
renew annually an Arkansas State Golf Association
special license plate.
(b)(1) Upon payment of the fee required by law for
registration of the motor vehicle, payment of twentyfive dollars ($25.00) to cover the design-use contribution, and payment of an additional handling and
administrative fee of ten dollars ($10.00) for the
special license plate, the Department of Finance and
Administration shall issue to the vehicle owner a
special license plate that bears the approved design.
(2)(A) The handling and administrative fee of ten
dollars ($10.00) shall be deposited into the State
Central Services Fund for the benefit of the Revenue Division of the Department of Finance and
Administration and shall be credited to the division as supplemental and in addition to all other
funds as may be deposited for the benefit of the
division.
(B) The handling and administrative fee shall
not be considered or credited to the division as
direct revenue.
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(3) The design-use contribution of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) shall be remitted monthly to the Arkansas State Golf Association to be used for association purposes.
History. Acts 2005, No. 1574, § 1.
27-15-5104. Renewal.
(a)(1) Arkansas State Golf Association special license plates issued under this subchapter may be
renewed annually under the procedures set out in
§ 27-15-4903 in person, by mail, or by facsimile
under §§ 27-14-1012 and 27-14-1013.
(2) Registration may continue from year to year
so long as the license is renewed each year within
the time and manner required by law.
(b)(1) A motor vehicle owner who was previously
issued a plate with a design authorized by this
subchapter and who does not pay a design-use
contribution of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) at a
subsequent time of registration shall be issued a
new plate, as otherwise provided by law, that does
not bear the design.
(2) Upon expiration, the special license plate may
be replaced with a conventional license plate, a
personalized license plate, or a new special license
plate.
History. Acts 2005, No. 1574, § 1.
27-15-5105. Transfer to another vehicle.
Arkansas State Golf Association special license
plates issued under this subchapter may be transferred from one (1) vehicle to another under § 2714-914.
History. Acts 2005, No. 1574, § 1.
27-15-5106. Compliance with other laws.
The Arkansas State Golf Association special license plates shall comply with all other state motor
vehicle laws relating to registration and licensing of
motor vehicles, including the minimum number of
license plate applications required under § 27-154004 [repealed], except as specifically provided otherwise in this subchapter.
History. Acts 2005, No. 1574, § 1.
SUBCHAPTER 52 — ARKANSAS FALLEN
FIREFIGHTERS’ MEMORIAL SPECIAL LICENSE
PLATE
SECTION.
27-15-5201. Arkansas Fallen Firefighters’ Memorial special license plate authorized.
27-15-5202. Plate design.
27-15-5203. Fees.
27-15-5204. Renewal.
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27-15-5205. Transfer to another vehicle.
27-15-5206. Compliance with other laws.
27-15-5201. Arkansas Fallen Firefighters’ Memorial special license plate authorized.
The Director of the Department of Finance and
Administration shall provide for and issue Arkansas
Fallen Firefighters’ Memorial special license plates
for motor vehicles in the manner provided in this
subchapter.
History. Acts 2005, No. 1577, § 1.
27-15-5202. Plate design.
(a)(1) The special motor vehicle license plates
shall be designed by the Arkansas Fallen Firefighters’ Memorial Board.
(2) The design shall be submitted for design approval by the Director of the Department of Finance
and Administration under rules and regulations of
the director.
(3) The board may periodically submit a newly
designed license plate for approval and issue by the
director with not more than one (1) new license plate
design issued per calendar year.
(b)(1) Upon approval of the design by the director,
the board shall remit to the Department of Finance
and Administration a fee of six thousand dollars
($6,000) to cover the cost of the initial order of each
newly designed license plate.
(2) This fee shall be deposited into the State
Central Services Fund for the benefit of the Revenue
Division of the Department of Finance and Administration and shall be credited as supplemental and
in addition to all other funds as may be deposited for
the benefit of the division.
(3) The fee shall not be considered or credited to
the division as direct revenues.
(c) The director shall promulgate reasonable
rules and regulations and prescribe any forms as he
or she determines to be necessary to carry out the
intent and purposes of this subchapter.
History. Acts 2005, No. 1577, § 1.
27-15-5203. Fees.
(a) The Department of Finance and Administration shall issue to a vehicle owner an Arkansas
Fallen Firefighters’ Memorial license plate that
shall bear the approved design upon payment of the
fee required by law for the registration of the vehicle, payment of five dollars ($5.00) to cover the
design-use contribution, and payment of an additional handling and administrative fee of ten dollars
($10.00) for the issuance of the special license plate.
(b)(1) The handling and administrative fee of ten
dollars ($10.00):
(A) Shall be collected only for the first year the
special license plates are issued;
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(B) Shall be deposited into the State Central
Services Fund for the benefit of the Revenue
Division of the Department of Finance and Administration; and
(C) Shall not be considered or credited to the
division as direct revenues.
(2) The design-use contribution of five dollars
($5.00) shall be deposited to the Arkansas Fallen
Firefighters’ Memorial Board for the purpose of
fund-raising.
27-15-5301 — 27-15-5307. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This subchapter, concerning realtors license
plate, was repealed by Acts 2007, No. 451, § 4. The former
subchapter was derived from the following sources:
27-15-5301. Acts 2005, No. 1889, § 1.
27-15-5302. Acts 2005, No. 1889, § 1.
27-15-5303. Acts 2005, No. 1889, § 1.
27-15-5304. Acts 2005, No. 1889, § 1.
27-15-5305. Acts 2005, No. 1889, § 1.
27-15-5306. Acts 2005, No. 1889, § 1.
27-15-5307. Acts 2005, No. 1889, § 1.
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History. Acts 2005, No. 1577, § 1.
DRIVER’S LICENSES
GENERALLY
27-15-5204. Renewal.
(a)(1) Arkansas Fallen Firefighters’ Memorial
special license plates issued under this subchapter
may be renewed annually under the procedures and
upon payment of the fees under §§ 27-15-5203,
27-14-1012, and 27-14-1013.
(2) Registration may continue from year to year
as long as the special license plate is renewed each
year within the time and manner required by law.
(3) A motor vehicle owner who was previously
issued a plate with the design authorized by this
subchapter and who does not pay a design-use
contribution of five dollars ($5.00) at the subsequent
time of registration shall be issued a new plate that
does not bear the design.
(b) Upon expiration or if the special license plate
is lost, it may be replaced with a regular license
plate at the fee specified in § 27-14-602(b)(6).
History. Acts 2005, No. 1577, § 1.
SUBCHAPTER.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
GENERAL PROVISIONS.
DEFINITIONS.
PENALTIES.
OFFICE OF DRIVER SERVICES.
ADMINISTRATION GENERALLY.
LICENSING REQUIREMENTS.
APPLICATION AND EXAMINATION.
ISSUANCE OF LICENSES AND PERMITS.
EXPIRATION, CANCELLATION, REVOCATION, OR SUSPENSION.
SPECIAL PROVISIONS REGARDING CHAUFFEURS. [REPEALED.]
DRIVER’S LICENSE SECURITY AND MODERNIZATION ACT.
ARKANSAS VOLUNTARY ENHANCED SECURITY DRIVER’S LICENSE
IDENTIFICATION CARD ACT.
AND
SUBCHAPTER 1 — GENERAL PROVISIONS
SECTION.
27-16-101. Title.
27-16-102. Construction.
27-16-103. Provision of information.
27-15-5205. Transfer to another vehicle.
27-16-101. Title.
An Arkansas Fallen Firefighters’ Memorial special license plate issued under this subchapter may
be transferred from one (1) vehicle to another under
§ 27-14-914.
This act may be cited as the “Uniform Motor
Vehicle Driver’s License Act”.
History. Acts 1937, No. 280, § 44; Pope’s Dig., § 6868; A.S.A.
1947, § 75-348; Acts 1993, No. 445, § 1.
History. Acts 2005, No. 1577, § 1.
27-16-102. Construction.
27-15-5206. Compliance with other laws.
Except as specifically provided otherwise in this
subchapter, the Arkansas Fallen Firefighters’ Memorial special license plates shall comply with all
other state motor vehicle laws relating to registration and licensing of motor vehicles, including the
minimum number of license plate applications required under § 27-15-4004 [repealed].
History. Acts 2005, No. 1577, § 1.
SUBCHAPTER 53 — REALTORS LICENSE PLATE
[REPEALED]
SECTION.
27-15-5301 — 27-15-5307. [Repealed.]
This act shall be so interpreted and construed as
to effectuate its general purpose to make uniform
the law of those states which enact it.
History. Acts 1937, No. 280, § 43; Pope’s Dig., § 6867; A.S.A.
1947, § 75-347.
27-16-103. Provision of information.
(a)(1) The Office of Motor Vehicle shall maintain
on its website information to inform the citizens of
the State of Arkansas of changes in the driving laws
of the state.
(2) The office shall make the website address
related to the information required under subdivision (a)(1) of this section available at all state
revenue offices.
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(b)(1) The office shall by July 1 of each year
prepare a list and explanation of the most-violated
driving or traffic laws during the previous year.
(2) The office shall make the information required
under subdivision (b)(1) of this section available at
all state revenue offices and on its website.
(c) The office is authorized to promulgate rules to
administer the provisions of this subchapter.
History. Acts 2005, No. 2118, § 2.
SUBCHAPTER 2 — DEFINITIONS
SECTION.
27-16-201.
27-16-202.
27-16-203.
27-16-204.
27-16-205.
27-16-206.
27-16-207.
Definitions generally.
Administration.
Nonresident — Resident.
Persons.
Roadways.
Suspension and revocation.
Vehicles.
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27-16-204. Persons.
(a) “Driver” means every person who is in actual
physical control of a motor vehicle upon a highway
or who is exercising control over or steering a vehicle
being towed by a motor vehicle.
(b) “Owner” means a person who holds the legal
title of a vehicle or, in the event a vehicle is the
subject of an agreement for the conditional sale or
lease thereof with the right of purchase upon performance of the conditions stated in the agreement and
with an immediate right of possession vested in the
conditional vendee or lessee or in the event a mortgagor of a vehicle is entitled to possession, then the
conditional vendee or lessee or mortgagor shall be
deemed the owner for the purpose of this chapter.
(c) “Person” means every natural person, firm,
copartnership, association, or corporation.
History. Acts 1937, No. 280, § 3; Pope’s Dig., § 6827; Acts 1953,
No. 85, § 1; 1959, No. 307, § 5; 1969, No. 300, § 1; A.S.A. 1947,
§ 75-303; Acts 1993, No. 445, § 2.
27-16-201. Definitions generally.
As used in this act, the words and phrases defined
in this subchapter shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them, unless the context otherwise
requires.
History. Acts 1937, No. 280, § 1; Pope’s Dig., § 6825; A.S.A.
1947, § 75-301.
27-16-202. Administration.
(a) “Commissioner” means the Director of the
Department of Finance and Administration acting
in his capacity as Commissioner of Motor Vehicles of
this state.
(b) “Office” means the Office of Driver Services of
this state acting directly or through its duly authorized officers and agents.
History. Acts 1937, No. 280, § 6; Pope’s Dig., § 6830; A.S.A.
1947, § 75-306.
27-16-203. Nonresident — Resident.
(a) “Nonresident” means every person who is not
a resident of this state;
(b)(1) “Resident” means any person who:
(A) Remains in this state for a period of more
than ninety (90) days;
(B) Resides in this state due to a change of
abode; or
(C) Is domiciled in this state on a temporary or
permanent basis.
(2) The term “resident” shall not include any
person who is in this state as a student.
History. Acts 1937, No. 280, § 4; Pope’s Dig., § 6828; A.S.A.
1947, § 75-304; Acts 1993, No. 445, § 40.
27-16-205. Roadways.
“Street” or “highway” means the entire width
between property lines of every way or place of
whatever nature when any part is open to the use of
the public, as a matter of right for purposes of
vehicular traffic.
History. Acts 1937, No. 280, § 5; Pope’s Dig., § 6829; A.S.A.
1947, § 75-305.
27-16-206. Suspension and revocation.
(a) “Suspend” means to temporarily withdraw, by
formal action, a driver’s license or privilege to operate a motor vehicle on public highways, which shall
be for a period specifically designated by the suspending authority.
(b) “Revoke” means to terminate, by formal action, a driver’s license or privilege to operate a motor
vehicle on the public highways, which shall not be
subject to renewal or restoration. However, an application for a new license may be presented and
acted upon by the Office of Driver Services after the
expiration of at least one (1) year after the date of
revocation.
History. Acts 1937, No. 280, § 3; 1969, No. 300, § 1; A.S.A. 1947,
§ 75-303.
27-16-207. Vehicles.
(a) “Farm tractor” means every motor vehicle
designed and used primarily as a farm implement
for drawing plows, mowing machines, and other
implements of husbandry.
(b) “Motor vehicle” means every vehicle which is
self-propelled and every vehicle which is propelled
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by electric power obtained from overhead trolley
wires but not operated upon rails.
(c) “School bus” means every motor vehicle owned
by a public or governmental agency and operated for
the transportation of children to or from school or
privately owned and operated for compensation for
the transportation of children to or from school.
(d) “Vehicle” means every device in, upon, or by
which any person or property is, or may be, transported or drawn upon a public highway, excepting
devices moved by human power or used exclusively
upon stationary rails or tracks.
History. Acts 1937, No. 280, § 2; Pope’s Dig., § 6826; A.S.A.
1947, § 75-302.
SUBCHAPTER 3 — PENALTIES
SECTION.
27-16-301.
27-16-302.
27-16-303.
27-16-304.
27-16-305.
27-16-306.
Penalty generally.
Unlawful use of license.
Driving while license cancelled, suspended, or revoked.
Permitting unauthorized person to drive.
Permitting minor to drive.
Perjury.
27-16-301. Penalty generally.
(a) It is a misdemeanor for any person to violate
any of the provisions of this act unless the violation
is by this act or other law of this state declared to be
a felony.
(b) Unless another penalty is in this act or by the
laws of this state provided, every person convicted of
a misdemeanor for the violation of any provision of
this act shall be punished by a fine of not more than
five hundred dollars ($500) or by imprisonment of
not more than ninety (90) days.
History. Acts 1937, No. 280, § 42; Pope’s Dig., § 6866; Acts
1939, No. 72, § 2; 1941, No. 370, § 2; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-346; Acts
2001, No. 1802, § 1.
27-16-302. Unlawful use of license.
(a) It is a misdemeanor for a person:
(1) To display, or cause or permit to be displayed,
or have in the person’s possession a cancelled, revoked, suspended, fictitious, or fraudulently altered
driver’s license;
(2) To knowingly assist or permit another person
to apply for or obtain through fraudulent application
or other illegal means an Arkansas driver’s license;
(3) To lend the person’s driver’s license to another
person or knowingly permit its use by another;
(4) To display or represent as one’s own a driver’s
license not issued to the person;
(5) To fail or refuse to surrender to the Office of
Driver Services, upon its lawful demand, a driver’s
license that has been suspended, revoked, or cancelled;
(6) To use a false or fictitious name in an application for a driver’s license, to knowingly make a false
27-16-305
statement, or to knowingly conceal a material fact or
otherwise commit a fraud in an application;
(7) To permit an unlawful use of a driver’s license
issued to the person; or
(8) To do an act forbidden or fail to perform an act
required by this act.
(b) The court in which a person is convicted under
subsection (a) of this section shall send to the Office
of Driver Services a record of the conviction within
ten (10) days of the filing of the conviction with the
court clerk.
History. Acts 1937, No. 280, § 35; Pope’s Dig., § 6859; Acts
1969, No. 348, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-339; Acts 1993, No. 445, § 3;
2011, No. 194, § 1.
27-16-303. Driving while license cancelled,
suspended, or revoked.
(a)(1) Any person whose driver’s license or driving privilege as a resident or nonresident has been
cancelled, suspended, or revoked as provided in this
act and who drives any motor vehicle upon the
highways of this state while the license or privilege
is cancelled, suspended, or revoked is guilty of a
misdemeanor.
(2) Upon conviction, an offender shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than two (2) days
nor more than six (6) months, and there may be
imposed in addition thereto a fine of not more than
five hundred dollars ($500).
(b) The Office of Driver Services, upon receiving a
record of the conviction of any person under this
section upon a charge of driving a vehicle while the
license of such person was suspended, shall extend
the period of the suspension for an additional like
period and, if the conviction was upon a charge of
driving while a license was revoked, the office shall
not issue a new license for an additional period of
one (1) year from and after the date such person
would otherwise have been entitled to apply for a
new license.
History. Acts 1937, No. 280, § 37; Pope’s Dig., § 6861; Acts
1959, No. 307, § 17; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-341; Acts 1993, No. 445, § 4;
1999, No. 1018, § 1.
27-16-304. Permitting unauthorized person to
drive.
No person shall authorize or knowingly permit a
motor vehicle owned by him or her or under his or
her control to be driven upon any highway by any
person who is not authorized under this chapter or is
in violation of any of the provisions of this act.
History. Acts 1937, No. 280, § 39; Pope’s Dig., § 6863; A.S.A.
1947, § 75-343.
27-16-305. Permitting minor to drive.
No person shall cause or knowingly permit his or
her child or ward under eighteen (18) years of age to
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drive a motor vehicle upon any highway when the
minor is not authorized under this act or is in
violation of any of the provisions of this act.
History. Acts 1937, No. 280, § 38; Pope’s Dig., § 6862; Acts
1955, No. 278, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-342.
27-16-306. Perjury.
(a) Any person who makes any false affidavit, or
knowingly swears or affirms falsely to any matter or
thing required by the terms of this act to be sworn to
or affirmed, is guilty of perjury.
(b) Upon conviction, an offender shall be punishable by fine or imprisonment as other persons committing perjury are punishable.
History. Acts 1937, No. 280, § 36; Pope’s Dig., § 6860; A.S.A.
1947, § 75-340.
SUBCHAPTER 4 — OFFICE
SERVICES
SECTION.
27-16-401.
27-16-402.
27-16-403.
27-16-404.
OF
DRIVER
Definitions.
Creation.
[Repealed.]
[Repealed.]
27-16-401. Definitions.
As used in this subchapter, unless the context
otherwise requires:
(1) “Commissioner” means the Director of the
Department of Finance and Administration acting
in his or her capacity as Commissioner of Motor
Vehicles of this state;
(2) “Director” means the Director of the Office of
Driver Services;
(3) “Driver” means the same as provided in § 2716-204;
(4)(A) “Serious accident” means a reportable accident in which the driver is found at fault; and
(B) The accident is placed on the driver’s record
by the Office of Driver Services; and
(5) “Serious traffic violation” means any violation
where the driver’s privilege to operate a motor
vehicle has by court order or by administrative
action been withdrawn or any violation in which a
driver has been found guilty of:
(A) Any alcohol-related moving traffic violation;
(B) Any seat belt violation;
(C) Any commercial motor vehicle violation;
(D) Driving fifteen (15) or more miles per hour
over the speed limit;
(E) Reckless driving;
(F) Negligent homicide;
(G) Using a vehicle to commit a felony;
(H) Failure to carry liability insurance;
(I) Leaving the scene of an accident;
(J) Evading arrest;
(K) Fleeing by use of an automobile;
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(L) Unsafe driving;
(M) Hazardous driving;
(N) Prohibited passing;
(O) Passing stopped school bus;
(P) Careless or negligent driving;
(Q) Failure to obey a traffic signal or device;
(R) Failure to obey a railroad crossing barrier;
(S) Racing on a highway;
(T) Driving with a suspended, revoked, or cancelled license; or
(U) Driving the wrong way down a one-way
street.
History. Acts 1965, No. 555, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-353; Acts
1993, No. 445, § 5. 2001, No. 1694, § 10.
27-16-402. Creation.
(a) There is established within the Department of
Finance and Administration a separate office to be
known as the “Office of Driver Services” which shall,
acting under the direction and supervision of the
Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, administer the
provisions of this chapter and the other laws of this
state regarding the licensing of motor vehicle drivers and the laws relating to the suspension and
revocation of their licenses.
(b) The commissioner shall, upon approval of the
Governor, appoint a director of the office, and the
director shall, acting under the supervision of the
commissioner, serve as the principal administrative
officer of the office.
History. Acts 1965, No. 555, § 2; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-354; Acts
1993, No. 445, § 6.
27-16-403. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This section, concerning central record files
and the reporting of convictions, was repealed by Acts 1995, No.
959, § 1. The section was derived from Acts 1965, No. 555, § 3;
1967, No. 294, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-355; Acts 1993, No. 445, § 7.
27-16-404. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This section, concerning issuance of operator’s and chauffeur’s licenses, was repealed by Acts 1989, No. 193,
§ 10. The section was derived from Acts 1965, No. 555, § 4; 1967,
No. 337, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-356.
SUBCHAPTER 5 — ADMINISTRATION
GENERALLY
SECTION.
27-16-501. Records to be kept.
27-16-502. Reporting of convictions and forwarding of licenses by
courts.
27-16-503. [Repealed.]
27-16-504. Record of nonresident’s conviction.
27-16-505. Notification of incompetency.
27-16-506. Notice of change of address or name.
27-16-507. Registration with selective service.
27-16-508. Fee for reinstatement.
27-16-509. Reciprocal agreements.
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27-16-506
27-16-501. Records to be kept.
27-16-504. Record of nonresident’s conviction.
(a) The Office of Driver Services shall file every
application for a license received by the office and
shall maintain suitable indices containing:
(1) All applications denied and on each note the
reasons for such denial;
(2) All applications granted; and
(3) The name of every licensee whose license has
been suspended or revoked by the office and, after
each name, note the reasons for such action.
(b) The office shall also file all accident reports
and abstracts of court records of convictions received
by the office under the laws of this state and, in
connection therewith, maintain convenient records
or make suitable notations in order that an individual record of each licensee showing the convictions of the licensee and the traffic accidents in
which he or she has been involved may be readily
ascertainable and available for the consideration of
the office upon any application for renewal of license
at other suitable times.
The Office of Driver Services is authorized, upon
receiving a record of the conviction in this state of a
nonresident driver of a motor vehicle of any offense
under the motor vehicle laws of this state, to forward
a certified copy of the record to the motor vehicle
administrator in the state wherein the person so
convicted is a resident.
History. Acts 1937, No. 280, § 24; Pope’s Dig., § 6848; Acts
1969, No. 110, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-328.
27-16-502. Reporting of convictions and forwarding of licenses by courts.
(a) Whenever any person is convicted of any offense for which this act makes mandatory the revocation of the driver’s license of the person by the
Office of Driver Services, the court in which the
conviction is obtained shall require the surrender to
the court of all driver’s licenses then held by the
person so convicted and the court shall forward the
driver’s licenses together with a record of the conviction to the office.
(b) Every court having jurisdiction over offenses
committed under this act or any other law of this
state regulating the operation of motor vehicles on
highways shall forward to the office a record of the
conviction of any person in the court for a violation of
any laws and may recommend the suspension of the
driver’s license of the person so convicted.
(c)(1) As used in this section, the term “conviction” means a final conviction.
(2) For the purposes of this section, a forfeiture of
bail or collateral deposited to secure a defendant’s
appearance in court, which has not been vacated,
shall be equivalent to a conviction.
History. Acts 1937, No. 280, § 26; Pope’s Dig., § 6850; A.S.A.
1947, § 75-330.
27-16-505. Notification of incompetency.
When any person is declared incompetent by reason other than minority in any county in the State of
Arkansas, the probate clerk shall promptly notify
the Office of Driver Services on such forms as the
office shall prescribe:
(1) The date the person was declared incompetent;
(2) The address of the incompetent;
(3) The person or institution having custody of
the incompetent; and
(4) The name of the guardian.
History. Acts 1967, No. 205, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-357.
27-16-506. Notice of change of address or
name.
27-16-503. [Repealed.]
(a) Whenever any person after applying for or
receiving a driver’s license shall move from the
address named in such application or in the license
issued to him or her or when the name of a licensee
is changed by marriage or otherwise, such person
shall within ten (10) days thereafter notify the Office
of Driver Services in writing of his or her old and
new addresses or of his or her former and new
names and of the number of any license then held by
him or her .
(b) An application submitted by a licensee to
change the licensee’s name on the licensee’s driver’s
license must be accompanied by the original or a
certified copy of one (1) of the following official
documents that provides evidence of the change of
the licensee’s name:
(1) A recorded marriage license;
(2) A court order;
(3) A divorce decree; or
(4) Any other document, including a document
issued by the Department of Homeland Security,
that is deemed to be satisfactory by the office as
evidence that the name change is in accordance with
state and federal laws.
Publisher’s Notes. This section, concerning report of chauffeur’s conviction, was repealed by Acts 1993, No. 445, § 36. The
section was derived from Acts 1947, No. 370, § 5; A.S.A. 1947,
§ 75-314.
History. Acts 1937, No. 280, § 23; Pope’s Dig., § 6847; A.S.A.
1947, § 75-327; Acts 1993, No. 445, § 9; 1999, No. 1077, § 2; 2007,
No. 492, § 1.
History. Acts 1937, No. 280, § 28; Pope’s Dig., § 6852; A.S.A.
1947, § 75-332; Acts 1993, No. 445, § 8.
27-16-507
TRANSPORTATION
27-16-507. Registration with selective service.
(a)(1) Any United States male citizen or immigrant who is at least eighteen (18) years of age but
less than twenty-six (26) years of age shall be
registered for the Selective Service System when
applying to the Department of Finance and Administration for the issuance, renewal, or a duplicate
copy of:
(A) A driver’s license;
(B) A commercial driver’s license; or
(C) An identification card.
(2) This registration is in compliance with the
requirements of section 3 of the Military Selective
Service Act, 50 U.S.C. Appx. 451 et seq.
(b) The department shall forward to the Selective
Service System in an electronic format the necessary
personal information required for registration of the
applicants identified in this section.
(c) The applicant’s submission of the application
shall serve as an indication that the applicant has
already registered with the Selective Service System
or that he is authorizing the department to forward
to the Selective Service System the necessary information for registration.
(d) The department shall notify the applicant on
the receipt that his submission of the application for
a license or identification card identified in this
section will serve as his consent to be registered with
the Selective Service System, if so required by federal law.
(e) The department shall attempt to enter into an
agreement with the Selective Service System to
share the cost and data necessary to implement this
section.
History. Acts 2001, No. 78, § 1.
27-16-508. Fee for reinstatement.
(a) The Office of Driver Services shall collect a
reinstatement fee of one hundred dollars ($100) to
be multiplied by the number of administrative orders to suspend, revoke, or cancel a driver’s license,
other than orders eligible for reinstatement under
§ 27-16-808, § 5-65-119, § 5-65-304, or § 5-65-310
and other than orders entered under § 27-16-909.
(b) The revenues derived from this fee shall be
deposited into the State Treasury as special revenues to the credit of the Department of Arkansas
State Police Fund.
(c) The fee under this section is supplemental to
and in addition to any fee imposed under § 5-65119, § 5-65-304, § 5-65-310, or § 27-16-808.
History. Acts 2003, No. 1001, § 4; 2005, No. 1992, § 4; 2011, No.
194, § 2.
27-16-509. Reciprocal agreements.
(a)(1) As used in this section, “reciprocal agreement” means the Driver’s License Agreement or a
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similar proposed compact regarding the uniform
transfer of driver’s license information to prevent a
person from having multiple driving records in multiple states or jurisdictions.
(2) “Reciprocal agreement” includes an agreement that:
(A) Provides a consistent method of sharing
driving records and updating violations in multiple states or jurisdictions, including ticket and
violation information; and
(B) Takes advantage of technological advances
in the transmission of data.
(b) The purpose of this section is to allow the
State of Arkansas to negotiate and consummate a
reciprocal agreement with the duly authorized officials or representatives of the following:
(1) A state or territory of the United States;
(2) A state, territory, district, or province of
Canada or Mexico; or
(3) The government of the United States, Canada,
or Mexico.
(c)(1) The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles may
negotiate and consummate a reciprocal agreement
as provided under this section.
(2) If the commissioner enters into a reciprocal
agreement under this section, then he or she shall
exercise due regard for the advantage and convenience of resident drivers and citizens of the State of
Arkansas.
(3) The commissioner shall only enter into a reciprocal agreement that extends equal or greater
privileges and exemptions to Arkansas motor vehicle drivers as compared to the privileges and
exemptions provided to the other entity’s motor
vehicle drivers.
(d)(1) The commissioner shall enter into a reciprocal agreement under this section by promulgating
rules in compliance with the Arkansas Administrative Procedure Act, § 25-15-201 et seq.
(2) The reciprocal agreement shall become effective as outlined in the reciprocal agreement.
(e)(1)(A) If the commissioner enters into a reciprocal agreement under this section, then he or she
shall submit a report to the following:
(i) The cochairs of the Legislative Council;
(ii) The Chair of the House Committee on Public Transportation, Technology, and Legislative
Affairs and the Chair of the Senate Committee on
Public Transportation, Technology, and Legislative Affairs; and
(iii) The Director of the Bureau of Legislative
Research.
(B) The report shall be submitted within sixty
(60) days after the reciprocal agreement becomes
effective but no later than one hundred twenty
(120) days before the convening of the EightySixth General Assembly regardless of the effective
date of the reciprocal agreement.
(2) The report under this subsection shall include
the following:
(A) Drafts of legislation that make changes to
the law that are necessary to comply with the
reciprocal agreement;
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(B) A report that explains the drafts of legislation;
(C) Background information related to the recommended changes in the law, including an explanation of how other states and governments are
responding to the reciprocal agreement; and
(D) Any other information that is requested by
the cochairs of the Legislative Council, the Chair
of the House Committee on Public Transportation,
Technology, and Legislative Affairs, and the Chair
of the Senate Committee on Public Transportation, Technology, and Legislative Affairs, or the
Director of the Bureau of Legislative Research.
27-16-604
(2) No person shall receive a commercial driver’s
license unless and until he or she surrenders to the
office any noncommercial driver’s license issued to
him or her or an affidavit that he or she does not
possess a noncommercial driver’s license.
(3) Any person holding a valid commercial driver’s license under this chapter need not procure a
noncommercial driver’s license.
(d) Any person licensed under this act may exercise the privilege granted upon all streets and highways in this state and shall not be required to obtain
any other license to exercise the privilege by any
county, municipal, or local board or body having
authority to adopt local police regulations.
History. Acts 2005, No. 446, § 1.
SUBCHAPTER 6 — LICENSING REQUIREMENTS
SECTION.
27-16-601.
27-16-602.
27-16-603.
27-16-604.
27-16-605.
27-16-606.
History. Acts 1937, No. 280, § 7; Pope’s Dig., § 6831; Acts 1959,
No. 307, § 12; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-307; Acts 1993, No. 445, § 11.
27-16-603. Persons exempted from licensing.
License to be carried and exhibited on demand.
Driver’s license required.
Persons exempted from licensing.
Persons not to be licensed.
Duties of person renting motor vehicle to another.
When residents and nonresidents to obtain state registration and license.
27-16-601. License to be carried and exhibited on demand.
(a) Every licensee shall have his or her driver’s
license in his or her immediate possession at all
times when operating a motor vehicle and shall
display the license upon demand of a justice of the
peace, a peace officer, or an employee of the Office of
Driver Services.
(b) No person charged with violating this section
shall be convicted if he or she produces in court a
driver’s license issued to him or her and valid at the
time of his or her arrest.
History. Acts 1937, No. 280, § 19; Pope’s Dig., § 6843; A.S.A.
1947, § 75-323; Acts 1993, No. 445, § 10.
27-16-602. Driver’s license required.
(a) No person, except those expressly exempted,
shall drive any motor vehicle upon a highway in this
state unless the person has a valid driver’s license
under the provisions of this act.
(b)(1) No person shall receive a driver’s license
unless and until he or she surrenders to the Office of
Driver Services all valid driver’s licenses in his or
her possession issued to him or her by any other
jurisdiction.
(2) All surrendered licenses shall be returned by
the office to the issuing department together with
information that the licensee is now licensed in the
new jurisdiction.
(3) No person shall be permitted to have more
than one (1) valid driver’s license at any time.
(c)(1) No person shall drive a commercial motor
vehicle as a commercial driver unless he or she holds
a valid commercial driver’s license.
The following persons are exempt from licensing
under this act:
(1) A person who operates a motor vehicle for a
military purpose:
(A) While in the service of the:
(i) Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, or Marine Corps of the United States; or
(ii) National Guard or military reserve; or
(B) While serving as a National Guard military
technician;
(2) Any person while operating or driving any
road machine, farm tractor, or implement of husbandry temporarily operated or moved on a highway;
(3) A nonresident who is at least sixteen (16)
years of age and who has in his or her immediate
possession a valid noncommercial driver’s license
issued to him or her in his or her home state or
country may operate a motor vehicle in this state
only as a noncommercial driver;
(4) A nonresident who is at least eighteen (18)
years of age and who has in his or her immediate
possession a valid commercial driver’s license issued
to him or her by his or her home state or country
may operate a motor vehicle in this state as a
noncommercial driver or may operate a commercial
motor vehicle as provided by § 27-23-123; and
(5) Any nonresident who is at least eighteen (18)
years of age whose home state or country does not
require the licensing of noncommercial drivers may
operate a motor vehicle as a noncommercial driver
only, for a period of not more than ninety (90) days in
any calendar year, if the motor vehicle so operated is
duly registered in the home state or country of the
nonresident.
History. Acts 1937, No. 280, § 8; Pope’s Dig., § 6832; Acts 1981,
No. 852, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-308; Acts 1993, No. 445, § 12; 2005,
No. 879, § 3; 2009, No. 456, § 3.
27-16-604. Persons not to be licensed.
(a) The Office of Driver Services shall not issue
any license under this act to any person:
27-16-605
TRANSPORTATION
(1) As a noncommercial driver who is under eighteen (18) years of age, except that the office may
issue an intermediate license as provided to any
person who is at least sixteen (16) years of age and
a learner’s permit license to any person who is at
least fourteen (14) years of age. This age restriction
does not apply to a person who is at least sixteen (16)
years of age and:
(A) Married;
(B) Possesses a high school diploma;
(C) Has successfully completed a General Educational Development test; or
(D) Is enlisted in the United States military;
(2) As a commercial driver who is under eighteen
(18) years of age;
(3) As a commercial or noncommercial driver
whose:
(A) License to operate a motor vehicle has been
suspended, in whole or in part, by this state or by
any other state, during the suspension; or
(B) License has been revoked, in whole or in
part, by this state or by any other state, until the
expiration of one (1) year after the license was
revoked;
(4) As a commercial or noncommercial driver who
is a habitual drunkard, a habitual user of narcotic
drugs, or a habitual user of any other drug to a
degree which renders him or her incapable of safely
driving a motor vehicle;
(5) As a commercial or noncommercial driver who
has previously been adjudged to be afflicted with or
suffering from any mental disability or disease and
who has not at the time of application been restored
to competency by the methods provided by law;
(6) As a commercial or noncommercial driver who
is required by this act to take an examination,
unless the person shall have successfully passed the
examination;
(7) Who is required under the laws of this state to
deposit proof of financial responsibility and who has
not deposited the proof;
(8) Who is receiving any type of welfare, tax, or
other benefit or exemption as a blind or nearly blind
person, if the correctable vision of the person is less
than 20/50 in the better eye or if the total visual field
of the person is less than one hundred five degrees
(105°);
(9) Whose operation of a motor vehicle on the
highways the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles has
good cause to believe would be inimical to public
safety or welfare;
(10) Who is making an initial application for an
Arkansas driver’s license and who is not lawfully
within the United States;
(11) Who is a noncommercial driver between sixteen (16) and eighteen (18) years of age who has not
possessed a restricted license for at least six (6)
months;
(12) Who is making an initial application for an
Arkansas driver’s license and cannot provide the
information required under § 27-16-1105(a); or
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(13) Who is seeking an initial application or renewal of an Arkansas driver’s license or photo identification and cannot show either an Arkansas driver’s license or identification, two (2) primary
documents, or one (1) primary and one (1) secondary
document prescribed by the Department of Finance
and Administration and updated as needed.
(b) The office is authorized to secure from all state
agencies involved the necessary information to comply with the provisions of this section.
(c) The department shall promulgate a list of
documents acceptable under § 27-16-604(a)(12) or
(13) and post the list in each revenue office in the
state.
History. Acts 1937, No. 280, § 9; Pope’s Dig., § 6833; Acts 1959,
No. 307, § 13; 1967, No. 339, § 1; 1969, No. 142, § 7; A.S.A. 1947,
§ 75-309; Acts 1989, No. 193, § 1; 1993, No. 445, § 13; 1997, No.
208, § 33; 1997, No. 1099, § 1; 1999, No. 25, § 1; 2001, No. 1694,
§ 1; 2001, No. 1812, §§ 2, 3; 2007, No. 444, § 1.
27-16-605. Duties of person renting motor vehicle to another.
(a) No person shall rent a motor vehicle to any
other person unless the latter person is then duly
licensed under this act or, in the case of a nonresident, then duly licensed under the laws of the state
or country of his or her residence, except a nonresident whose home state or country does not require
that a driver be licensed.
(b) No person shall rent a motor vehicle to another until he or she has inspected the commercial
or noncommercial driver’s license of the person to
whom the vehicle is to be rented and compared and
verified the signature thereon with the signature of
the person written in his or her presence.
(c)(1) Every person renting a motor vehicle to
another shall keep a record of:
(A) The registration number of the motor vehicle so rented;
(B) The name and address of the person to
whom the vehicle is rented;
(C) The number of the license of the person;
and
(D) The date and place when and where the
license was issued.
(2) This record shall be open to inspection by any
police officer or officer or employee of the office.
History. Acts 1937, No. 280, § 41; Pope’s Dig., § 6865; A.S.A.
1947, § 75-345; Acts 1993, No. 445, § 14.
27-16-606. When residents and nonresidents
to obtain state registration and license.
(a) Within thirty (30) calendar days of becoming a
resident, any person who is a resident of this state
shall obtain an Arkansas driver’s license in order to
drive upon the streets and highways of this state.
(b) Any nonresident who has been physically
present in this state for a period of six (6) months
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shall obtain an Arkansas driver’s license in order to
drive upon the streets and highways of this state.
History. Acts 1993, No. 445, § 43; 1999, No. 912, § 3.
SUBCHAPTER 7 — APPLICATION AND
EXAMINATION
SECTION.
27-16-701. Application for license or instruction permit — Restricted permits.
27-16-702. Application of minor for instruction permit, learner’s
license, or intermediate driver’s license.
27-16-703. Release from liability.
27-16-704. Examinations of applicants.
27-16-705. Examiners.
27-16-706. Written test — Contents.
27-16-701. Application for license or instruction permit — Restricted permits.
(a)(1) Every application for an instruction permit
or for a commercial or noncommercial driver’s license shall be made upon a form furnished by the
Office of Driver Services, and every application shall
be accompanied by the required fee.
(2) The commercial driver’s license or noncommercial driver’s license shall include the intermediate driver’s license issued to persons who are less
than eighteen (18) years of age and the learner’s
license issued to persons who are less than sixteen
(16) years of age.
(b) Every application shall:
(1) State the full name, date of birth, sex, and
residence address of the applicant;
(2) Briefly describe the applicant; and
(3) State whether the applicant has theretofore
been licensed as a driver and, if so, when and by
what state or country, whether any such license has
ever been suspended or revoked, or whether an
application has ever been refused, and, if so, the
date of and reason for suspension, revocation, or
refusal.
(c)(1) Every application form for an instruction
permit, a commercial or noncommercial driver’s
license, or any renewal of these licenses or permits
shall include space for the applicant’s social security
number if he or she has been assigned such a
number.
(2) Every applicant shall supply his or her social
security number on the application form when he or
she has been assigned such a number.
(d) Every application for an instruction permit or
for a driver’s license by a person less than eighteen
(18) years of age on October 1 of any year shall be
accompanied by:
(1)(A) Proof of receipt of a high school diploma or
its equivalent or enrollment and regular attendance in an adult education program or a public,
private, or parochial school.
(i)(a) In order to be issued a license, a student
enrolled in school shall present proof of a “C”
27-16-701
average for the previous semester or similar
equivalent grading period for which grades are
recorded as part of the student’s permanent record.
(b) However, when the student does not have
the required “C” average, a restricted license may
be issued to the student for the purpose of driving
to and from work.
(ii) A student with disabilities receiving special
education or related services or a student enrolled
in an adult education program shall present proof
that the student is successfully completing his or
her individual education plan in order to be issued
a license.
(B) “Regular attendance” in a school shall be
attendance in compliance with the established
written policy of the school district or school
concerning truancy.
(C) “Regular attendance” in an adult education
program shall be attendance in compliance with
the policy for sixteen-year-olds and seventeenyear-olds established by the State Board of Career
Education as provided for in § 6-18-222;
(2) Proof that the person is being provided schooling at home as described in § 6-15-501 et seq. in the
form of a notarized copy of the written notice of
intent to home school the student provided by the
parent or guardian to the superintendent of the local
school district as required by § 6-15-503;
(3) Proof that the person is enrolled in a postsecondary vocational-technical program, a community
college, or a two-year or four-year institution of
higher education;
(4) A check of the applicant’s driving record to
verify that the applicant for a learner’s license or an
intermediate driver’s license has been free of a
serious accident and conviction of a serious traffic
violation for the last six (6) months and that an
applicant with an intermediate driver’s license applying for a regular license has been free of a serious
accident and conviction of a serious traffic violation
for the last twelve (12) months;
(5) An acknowledgment signed by the applicant of
a learner’s license that the student is aware that all
passengers riding in the motor vehicle shall wear
seat belts at all times and that the student is
restricted to driving only when accompanied by a
driver over twenty-one (21) years of age;
(6) An acknowledgment signed by the applicant
for an intermediate driver’s license that all passengers riding in the motor vehicle shall wear seat belts
at all times;
(7) An acknowledgment signed by the applicant
for a learner’s license or an intermediate driver’s
license that the applicant is prohibited from using a
cellular telephone or other interactive wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle;
(8)(A) An acknowledgment signed by the applicant for an intermediate driver’s license that the
applicant shall not operate a motor vehicle on
public streets or highways with more than one (1)
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TRANSPORTATION
unrelated minor passenger in the motor vehicle
unless the applicant is accompanied by a licensed
driver who is twenty-one (21) years of age or older.
(B) As used in this section, “unrelated minor
passenger” means a passenger who is under
twenty-one (21) years of age and who is not:
(i) A sibling of the driver;
(ii) A step-sibling of the driver; or
(iii) A child who resides in the same household
as the driver; and
(9) An acknowledgment signed by the applicant
for an intermediate driver’s license that the applicant shall not operate a motor vehicle on public
streets or highways between the hours of 11:00 p.m.
and 4:00 a.m. unless the applicant is:
(A) Accompanied by a licensed driver who is
twenty-one (21) years of age or older;
(B) Driving to or from a school activity, churchrelated activity, or job; or
(C) Driving because of an emergency.
(e) The Department of Education shall develop
guidelines for use by school districts to provide a
certified exemption from the “C” average requirement of subdivisions (d)(1)-(3) of this section to a
student found to be performing at his or her fullest
level of capability although that may be below a “C”
average.
(f)(1) Any person less than eighteen (18) years of
age who is unable to meet the requirements of
subdivisions (d)(1)-(3) of this section may petition
the office that he or she be issued a restricted permit
for employment-related purposes.
(2)(A) The office shall advise the person of the
time and place for making the request and for the
hearing thereon, which shall be conducted within
a reasonable time following the application date.
(B) Notice shall be given by mailing the notice
to the last known address of the person seeking
the restricted permit.
(3)(A) In cases in which demonstrable financial
hardship would result from the failure to issue a
learner’s permit or driver’s license, the Department of Finance and Administration may grant
exceptions only to the extent necessary to ameliorate the hardship.
(B) If it can be demonstrated that the conditions for granting a hardship were fraudulent, the
parent, guardian, or person in loco parentis shall
be subject to all applicable perjury statutes.
(g) The Department of Finance and Administration shall have the power to promulgate rules and
regulations to carry out the intent of this section and
shall distribute to each public, private, and parochial school and each adult education program a
copy of all rules and regulations adopted under this
section.
History. Acts 1937, No. 280, § 12; Pope’s Dig., § 6836; Acts
1969, No. 302, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-311; Acts 1987, No. 274, § 1;
1989, No. 8, § 1; 1991, No. 716, § 1; 1991, No. 831, § 1; 1993, No.
445, § 15; 1993, No. 971, § 1; 1994 (2nd Ex. Sess.), No. 30, § 3;
1994 (2nd Ex. Sess.), No. 31, § 3; 1997, No. 400, § 7; 1997, No.
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1200, § 1; 2001, No. 1609, § 1; 2001, No. 1694, § 2; 2003, No. 836,
§ 1; 2009, No. 394, § 4.
27-16-702. Application of minor for instruction permit, learner’s license, or intermediate
driver’s license.
(a)(1)(A) The original application of any person
under eighteen (18) years of age for an instruction
permit, a learner’s license, an intermediate driver’s license, or a motor-driven cycle or motorcycle
license shall be signed and verified before a person
authorized to administer oaths by either the father or mother of the applicant, if either is living
and has custody.
(B) In the event that neither parent is living or
has custody, then the application shall be signed
by the person or guardian having custody or by an
employer of the minor.
(C) In the event that there is no guardian or
employer, then the application shall be signed by
any other responsible person who is willing to
assume the obligations imposed under this subchapter upon a person signing the application of a
minor.
(D) For a person under eighteen (18) years of
age in the custody of the Department of Human
Services, the Director of the Division of Children
and Family Services of the Department of Human
Services or his or her designee may authorize an
employee of the department or any foster parent
to sign the application.
(2) For purposes of this section, duly authorized
agents of the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles shall
be authorized to administer oaths without charge.
(b)(1) Except as provided under subdivision (b)(2)
of this section, any negligence or willful misconduct
of a minor under eighteen (18) years of age when
driving a motor vehicle upon a highway shall be
imputed to the person who signed the application of
the minor for a permit or license, regardless of
whether the person who signed was authorized to
sign under subsection (a) of this section, which
person shall be liable with the minor for any damages caused by the negligence or willful misconduct.
(2)(A) For a person under eighteen (18) years of
age in the custody of the Department of Human
Services, any negligence or willful misconduct of
the person when driving a motor vehicle upon a
highway shall not be imputed to the authorized
employee or authorized foster parent who signed
the application of the minor for a permit or license.
(B) The authorized employee or authorized foster parent shall not be held liable in conjunction
with the minor for any damages caused by the
negligence or willful misconduct of the minor.
(c)(1) If any person who is required or authorized
by subsection (a) of this section to sign the application of a minor in the manner therein provided shall
cause, or knowingly cause, or permit his or her child
or ward or employee under eighteen (18) years of age
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to drive a motor vehicle upon any highway, then any
negligence or willful misconduct of the minor shall
be imputed to this person, and this person shall be
liable with the minor for any damages caused by
such negligence or willful misconduct.
(2) The provisions of this subsection shall apply
regardless of the fact that a learner’s license or an
intermediate driver’s license may or may not have
been issued to the minor.
(3) As used in this section, a “minor” means any
person who has not attained eighteen (18) years of
age.
(d) The provisions of this section shall apply in all
civil actions, including, but not limited to, both
actions on behalf of and actions against the persons
required or authorized by subsection (a) of this
section to sign the application in the manner therein
provided.
History. Acts 1937, No. 280, § 13; Pope’s Dig., § 6837; Acts
1961, No. 495, § 1; 1969, No. 302, § 2; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-315; Acts
1987, No. 409, § 1; 1993, No. 445, § 16; 1995, No. 959, §§ 3-5;
2001, No. 1694, § 3; 2007, No. 216, §§ 1-3.
27-16-703. Release from liability.
(a) Any person who has signed the application of
a minor for a license may thereafter file with the
Office of Driver Services a verified written request
that the license of the minor so granted be cancelled.
(b) The office shall cancel the license of the minor
and the person who signed the application of the
minor shall be relieved from the liability imposed
under this chapter by reason of having signed the
application on account of any subsequent negligence
or willful misconduct of the minor in operating a
motor vehicle.
History. Acts 1937, No. 280, § 14; Pope’s Dig., § 6838; A.S.A.
1947, § 75-316.
27-16-704. Examinations of applicants.
(a) Every applicant for a driver’s license, except
as otherwise provided in this act, shall be examined
in accordance with the provisions of this section.
(b)(1) The examination shall be held within not
more than thirty (30) days from the date that
application is made.
(2) The examination shall include a test of the
applicant’s eyesight, ability to read and understand
the highway traffic laws of this state, an actual
demonstration of the applicant’s ability to exercise
ordinary and reasonable control in the operation of a
motor vehicle, and any further physical and mental
examination deemed necessary by the Office of
Driver Services to operate a motor vehicle safely
upon the highways.
(3) The test of the applicant’s eyesight shall examine his or her visual acuity to read road signs and
identify objects at a distance.
(4) The applicant shall have a minimum uncorrected visual acuity of 20/40 for an unrestricted
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license and a minimum corrected visual acuity of
20/50 for a restricted license. The applicant’s field of
vision shall be at least one hundred forty degrees
(140°) for a person with two (2) functional eyes and
at least one hundred five degrees (105°) for a person
with one (1) functional eye.
(5) Applicants who fail the eyesight test shall be
instructed that they should have their eyes examined by an eye care professional and secure corrective lenses, if necessary.
(6) The test of the applicant’s eyesight shall be
made on an optical testing instrument approved
under standards established by the Director of the
Department of Finance and Administration and the
Department of Arkansas State Police.
(7) In addition, the applicant for a learner’s license and an intermediate driver’s license shall
have the student’s driving record checked to verify
that the student has been free of a serious accident
and conviction of a serious traffic violation for the
last six (6) months and that an applicant with an
intermediate driver’s license applying for a regular
license has been free of a serious accident and
conviction of a serious traffic violation for the last
twelve (12) months.
(c)(1) No applicant for an original license, that is,
an applicant who has never been licensed previously
by any jurisdiction, shall be permitted to demonstrate ability to operate a motor vehicle as required
under the provisions of this chapter unless and until
the applicant has in his or her possession a valid
instruction permit properly issued not less than
thirty (30) days prior to the date of application,
unless otherwise determined by the office.
(2) The instruction permit required under this
subchapter shall be issued in accordance with the
provisions of this act.
History. Acts 1937, No. 280, § 16; Pope’s Dig., § 6840; Acts
1969, No. 141, § 1; 1977, No. 863, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-318; Acts
1989, No. 193, § 2; 1993, No. 445, § 17; 2001, No. 1694, § 4; 2003,
No. 217, § 1.
27-16-705. Examiners.
(a) An examination as provided for in this subchapter shall be conducted by the Department of
Arkansas State Police or by the duly authorized
agents of the Director of the Department of Finance
and Administration.
(b) No examination shall be conducted by local
law enforcement officers or local citizens.
(c) The Department of Arkansas State Police may
promulgate any necessary rules to implement, administer, and enforce this subchapter concerning
examinations.
History. Acts 1937, No. 280, § 17; Pope’s Dig., § 6841; Acts
1943, No. 128, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-319; Acts 2011, No. 1022, § 1.
27-16-706. Written test — Contents.
The driver’s license test shall include written
questions concerning:
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(1) The effects of the consumption of alcoholic
beverage products and the use of illegal drugs,
prescription drugs, and nonprescription drugs on
the ability of a person to operate a motor vehicle;
(2) The legal and financial consequences resulting from violations of the state’s laws prohibiting the
operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
(3) Accessible parking for a person with a disability; and
(4) Penalties for the unauthorized use of parking
designated for the exclusive use of a person with a
disability.
History. Acts 1995, No. 711, § 1; 1995, No. 1105, § 1; 2007, No.
753, § 5.
SUBCHAPTER 8 — ISSUANCE
PERMITS
OF
LICENSES AND
SECTION.
27-16-801. Licenses generally — Validity periods — Contents —
Fees — Disposition of moneys.
27-16-802. Instruction permits.
27-16-803. [Repealed.]
27-16-804. Restricted licenses, learner’s licenses, and intermediate licenses.
27-16-805. Identification purposes only.
27-16-806. Duplicates or substitutes.
27-16-807. Issuance to nonresident and military licensees.
27-16-808. Reinstatement charge.
27-16-809. Reciprocal recognition of foreign licenses.
27-16-810. [Repealed.]
27-16-811. Exception to disclosing residence address — Address
confidentiality program.
27-16-812. Veteran designation.
27-16-813. Medical exemption designation for seat belt use.
27-16-814. Living will designation.
27-16-801. Licenses generally — Validity periods — Contents — Fees — Disposition of
moneys.
(a)(1) In a manner prescribed by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles:
(A) The Office of Motor Vehicle shall issue a
Class D license or a Class M license to each
qualified applicant for a period of four (4) years
upon payment of twelve dollars ($12.00);
(B) The office shall issue a Class MD license to
each qualified applicant for a period of not more
than two (2) years upon payment of two dollars
($2.00); and
(C)(i) Every applicant for a Class D license,
Class M license, or Class MD license under § 2716-704, § 27-16-807, or § 27-20-108 shall pay an
examination fee of five dollars ($5.00) for the first
examination and a fee of five dollars ($5.00) for
each subsequent examination, but there shall be
no charge after the third examination if the applicant produces receipts for fees paid for previous
examinations.
(ii) The examination fee shall be remitted in a
manner prescribed by the commissioner.
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(2) Each license shall include:
(A) A distinguishing number assigned to the
licensee;
(B)(i) Except as provided under subdivision
(a)(2)(B)(ii) of this section, the name, residence
address, date of birth, and a brief description of
the licensee.
(ii) The following exceptions to providing a residence address and instead providing a post office
box address shall be allowed at the option of the
licensee:
(a) If the licensee is a law enforcement officer;
or
(b) If the licensee is a victim of domestic violence or the dependent of a victim of domestic
violence as provided under § 27-16-811; and
(C) A space upon which the licensee may affix
his or her signature.
(3) The licensee shall affix his or her signature in
ink in a space provided, and no license shall be valid
until it shall have been so signed by the licensee.
(4) At the time of initial issuance or at the time of
renewal of a license, the distinguishing number
assigned to the licensee for his or her license shall be
a nine-digit number assigned to the specific licensee
by the commissioner.
(b)(1)(A) All licenses, as described in subsection
(a) of this section, shall include a color photograph
of the licensee, and the photograph shall be made
a part of the license at the time of application.
(B)(i) If the licensee is under eighteen (18)
years of age at the time the license is issued, the
license shall state that the licensee was under
eighteen (18) years of age at the time of issuance.
(ii) If the licensee is at least eighteen (18) years
of age but under twenty-one (21) years of age at
the time the license is issued, the license shall
state that the licensee was under twenty-one (21)
years of age at the time the license was issued.
(2) A license may be valid without a photograph of
the licensee when the commissioner is advised that
the requirement of the photograph is either objectionable on the grounds of religious belief or the
licensee is unavailable to have the photograph
made.
(3)(A) If a licensee has an illness that causes hair
loss or is undergoing treatment for an illness that
causes hair loss, the Office of Driver Services shall
give the licensee the option to use the photograph
from the most recent driver’s license on file with
the office instead of having a new photograph
taken if the licensee establishes that his or her
hair loss is related to that illness or treatment.
(B) To establish the relationship between the
licensee’s illness or treatment and the resulting
hair loss, the licensee shall provide a statement
from his or her treating physician.
(C) This option can only be provided for one (1)
renewal of the license to prevent obsolete photographs from being used.
(c)(1) In addition to the license fee prescribed by
subsection (a) of this section, the office shall collect a
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penalty equal to fifty percent (50%) of the amount
thereof from each driver, otherwise qualified, who
shall operate a motor vehicle over the highways of
this state without a valid license.
(2) Such penalty shall be in addition to any other
penalty that may be prescribed by law.
(d) All license fees collected under subsection (a)
of this section shall be deposited into the State
Treasury as special revenues, and the net amount
thereof shall be credited to the Department of Arkansas State Police Fund, to be used for the operation, maintenance, and improvement of the Department of Arkansas State Police.
(e)(1) The office shall not charge an additional fee
for the color photograph provided for in subsection
(b) of this section for those applicants making a
renewal application for the first time.
(2) In addition to the regular license fee, a fee of
one dollar ($1.00) shall be charged for all subsequent
renewals.
(3) All persons applying for an Arkansas license
for the first time and all persons who are required to
take the driver’s written examination as provided
for in this act shall be charged the additional fee of
one dollar ($1.00).
(4) All persons who are required to have their
eyesight tested prior to initial licensing or upon
subsequent license renewal as provided for in this
act shall be charged an additional fee of one dollar
($1.00) upon issuance of the license.
(f) Moneys collected from the penalty fee provided
in subsection (c) of this section and the fees provided
in subsection (e) of this section shall be deposited
into the State Treasury into the Constitutional Officers Fund and the State Central Services Fund,
and the net amount shall be credited to the Department of Finance and Administration to be used to
help defray the cost of the driver license program
which shall be payable therefrom.
(g) Such fees as are collected under subsection (a)
of this section shall be remitted to the State Treasury, there to be deposited as special revenues to the
credit of the Department of Arkansas State Police
Fund, to be used for the operation, maintenance,
and improvement of the Department of Arkansas
State Police.
(h)(1) In addition to the license fees imposed in
subsections (a) and (e) of this section, a fee of six
dollars ($6.00) shall be charged for the issuance or
renewal of any Class D, M, or MD license.
(2) The fees collected under this subsection shall
be remitted to the State Treasury, there to be deposited as special revenues to the credit of the Department of Arkansas State Police Fund, to be used for
the payment of health insurance premiums for uniformed employees of the Department of Arkansas
State Police.
History. Acts 1937, No. 280, §§ 18, 21; Pope’s Dig., § 6842; Acts
1939, No. 72, § 1; 1941, No. 370, § 1; 1947, No. 393, § 1; 1957, No.
24, § 1; 1965, No. 493, § 1; 1967, No. 338, § 1; 1969, No. 276, § 1;
1977, No. 311, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, §§ 75-320, 75-325; Acts 1987, No.
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274, § 2; 1989, No. 8, § 2; 1989, No. 193, § 3; 1989, No. 241, § 25;
1991, No. 782, §§ 1, 2; 1993, No. 445, §§ 18, 19; 1993, No. 1168,
§ 1; 1997, No. 495, § 1; 1999, No. 1004, § 1; 2001, No. 1500, § 1;
2001, No. 1694, § 5; 2003, No. 836, § 2; 2005, No. 1233, § 2; 2007,
No. 839, § 9; 2009, No. 483, § 2; 2009, No. 1486, § 1.
27-16-802. Instruction permits.
(a)(1) Any person who is at least fourteen (14)
years of age may apply to the Office of Driver
Services for an instruction permit.
(2) After the applicant has successfully passed all
parts of the examination other than the driving test,
the office may, in its discretion, issue to the applicant
an instruction permit which shall entitle the applicant while having the permit in his or her immediate possession to drive a motor vehicle upon the
public highways for a period of six (6) months when
accompanied by a licensed driver who is at least
twenty-one (21) years of age and who is occupying a
seat beside the driver, except in the event that the
permittee is operating a motorcycle.
(3) Any instruction permit may be renewed or a
new permit issued for an additional period of six (6)
months as long as the permittee has remained free
of a serious accident and conviction of a serious
traffic violation for at least the previous six (6)
months.
(4) Any passengers riding in the motor vehicle
while a permittee is driving shall wear seat belts at
all times.
(b)(1) The office, upon receiving proper application may, in its discretion, issue a restricted instruction permit effective for a school year or a more
restricted permit to an applicant who is enrolled in a
driver education program which includes practice
driving and which is approved by the office even
though the applicant has not reached the legal age
to be eligible for a noncommercial license.
(2) The instruction permit shall entitle the permittee when he or she has the permit in his or her
immediate possession to operate a motor vehicle
only on a designated highway or within a designated
area but only when an approved instructor is occupying a seat beside the permittee.
History. Acts 1937, No. 280, § 11; Pope’s Dig., § 6835; Acts 1959,
No. 307, § 14; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-310; Acts 1993, No. 445, § 20;
1997, No. 478, § 1; 1999, No. 25, § 2; 2001, No. 1694, § 6.
27-16-803. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This section, concerning temporary permits,
was repealed by Acts 2009, No. 456, § 4. The section was derived
from Acts 1937, No. 280, § 11; Pope’s Dig., § 6835; Acts 1959, No.
307, § 14; 1983, No. 514, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-310; Acts 1989, No.
707, §§ 1, 2; 1993, No. 445, § 21.
27-16-804. Restricted licenses, learner’s licenses, and intermediate licenses.
(a) The Office of Driver Services, upon issuing any
driver’s license, shall have authority, whenever good
cause appears, to impose restrictions suitable to the
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licensee’s driving ability with respect to the type of
or special mechanical control devices required on a
motor vehicle which the licensee may operate or
other restrictions applicable to the licensee as the
office may determine to be appropriate to assure the
safe operation of a motor vehicle by the licensee.
(b)(1) The office may either issue a special restricted license or may set forth such restrictions
upon the usual license form.
(2)(A)(i) Upon the showing of need, the office may
waive any age restriction set forth in this chapter.
(ii) However, every driver under eighteen (18)
years of age is at a minimum subject to the
restrictions set out in subdivision (b)(2)(B) of this
section.
(B)(i) A license shall be issued only to an applicant with a valid instruction permit or learner’s
license who:
(a) Is at least fourteen (14) years of age; and
(b) Has remained free of a serious accident and
conviction of a serious traffic violation for at least
the previous six (6) months.
(ii) A driver shall operate the motor vehicle on
the public streets and highways only when each
passenger in the vehicle wears his or her seat
belts.
(iii) The driver shall not use a cellular telephone device or other interactive wireless communication device while operating a motor vehicle
except for an emergency purpose. As used in this
subdivision (b)(2)(B)(iii), “emergency purpose”
means the driver:
(a) Has reason to fear for his or her life, safety,
or property;
(b) Reasonably believes that a criminal act may
be perpetrated against him or her, his or her
property, another person, or another person’s
property; or
(c) Is reporting:
(1) A fire;
(2) A traffic accident;
(3) A serious road hazard;
(4) A medical emergency;
(5) A hazardous materials emergency;
(6) Another driver who is recklessly, carelessly,
or unsafely driving; or
(7) Another driver who appears to be driving
under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
(iv) A driver shall not operate a motor vehicle
on public streets or highways with any unrelated
minor passengers in the motor vehicle unless the
driver is accompanied by a licensed driver who is
twenty-one (21) years of age or older and who is
occupying the front passenger seat of the motor
vehicle. As used in this subsection, “unrelated
minor passenger” means a passenger who is under
twenty-one (21) years of age and who is not:
(a) A sibling of the driver;
(b) A step-sibling of the driver; or
(c) A child who resides in the same household
as the driver.
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(v) The driver shall not operate a motor vehicle
on public streets or highways between the hours of
11:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. unless the driver is:
(a) Accompanied by a licensed driver who is
twenty-one (21) years of age or older;
(b) Driving to or from a school activity, churchrelated activity, or job; or
(c) Driving due to an emergency.
(C) The waiver of the age restrictions for need
is subject to review upon a complaint from certain
officials under subsection (d) of this section.
(c) All licensees who have a tested uncorrected
visual acuity of less than 20/40 shall be restricted to
the operation of a motor vehicle, motorcycle, or
motor-driven cycle only while they are wearing
corrective lenses. No person shall be allowed to
operate a motor vehicle, motorcycle, or a motordriven cycle if he or she has a tested corrected visual
acuity of less than 20/50 or if he or she has a field of
vision less than one hundred forty degrees (140°)
with two (2) functioning eyes or less than one
hundred five degrees (105°) with one (1) functioning
eye.
(d)(1) The office may, upon receiving satisfactory
evidence of any violation of the restrictions of a
license, suspend or revoke the license, but the licensees shall be entitled to a hearing as upon a suspension or revocation under this chapter.
(2)(A) Upon receiving a complaint from a prosecuting attorney, a city attorney, or a certified law
enforcement officer, the office shall review the
validity of any waiver of age restrictions based on
need and any violations of restrictions placed on a
license.
(B) The licensee is entitled to a hearing, which
the complaining official may attend, to review the
need of the waiver or any violations of the restrictions of the license.
(C) The office shall suspend or revoke the
waiver if there is evidence that the need for the
waiver has changed or is no longer valid or that
the licensee violated any of the restrictions of the
license.
(e) It is a misdemeanor for any person to operate
a motor vehicle in any manner in violation of the
restrictions imposed in a restricted license issued to
him or her.
(f)(1) The office shall have authority to issue a
restricted driver’s license, to be known as a “learner’s license”, to those persons under sixteen (16)
years of age.
(2) The learner’s license shall be issued only to an
applicant with a valid instruction permit who is at
least fourteen (14) years of age, who has remained
free of a serious accident and conviction of a serious
traffic violation in the previous six (6) months, and
who meets all other licensing examinations requirements of this chapter.
(3) The driver with a learner’s license shall operate the motor vehicle on the public streets and
highways only when:
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(A) All passengers in the vehicle are wearing
their seat belts at all times; and
(B) The driver with a learner’s license is being
accompanied by a driver over twenty-one (21)
years of age.
(4)(A) A driver with a learner’s license shall not
use a cellular telephone device or other interactive
wireless communication device while operating a
motor vehicle except for an emergency purpose.
(B) As used in this subdivision (f)(4), “emergency purpose” means the driver:
(i) Has reason to fear for his or her life, safety,
or property;
(ii) Reasonably believes that a criminal act may
be perpetrated against him or her, his or her
property, another person, or another person’s
property; or
(iii) Is reporting:
(a) A fire;
(b) A traffic accident;
(c) A serious road hazard;
(d) A medical emergency;
(e) A hazardous materials emergency;
(f) Another driver who is recklessly, carelessly,
or unsafely driving; or
(g) Another driver who appears to be driving
under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
(C) This subdivision (f)(4) is not retroactive and
applies only to a person who:
(i) Applies for a learner’s license after the effective date of this act; and
(ii) Is issued a learner’s license after the effective date of this act.
(g)(1)(A) The office shall have authority to issue to
those persons under eighteen (18) years of age a
restricted driver’s license to be known as an “intermediate driver’s license”.
(B) The intermediate driver’s license shall be
issued only to an applicant with a valid instruction permit or a learner’s license who is at least
sixteen (16) years of age, who has remained free of
a serious accident and conviction of a serious
traffic violation for at least the previous six (6)
months, and who meets all other licensing examination requirements of this chapter.
(C) The driver with an intermediate driver’s
license shall operate the motor vehicle on the
public streets and highways only when all passengers in the vehicle are wearing their seat belts.
(D)(i) A driver with an intermediate driver’s
license shall not use a cellular telephone device or
other interactive wireless communication device
while operating a motor vehicle except for an
emergency purpose.
(ii) As used in this subdivision (g)(1)(D), “emergency purpose” means the driver:
(a) Has reason to fear for his or her life, safety,
or property;
(b) Reasonably believes that a criminal act may
be perpetrated against him or her, his or her
property, another person, or another person’s
property; or
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(c) Is reporting:
(1) A fire;
(2) A traffic accident;
(3) A serious road hazard;
(4) A medical emergency;
(5) A hazardous materials emergency;
(6) Another driver who is recklessly, carelessly,
or unsafely driving; or
(7) Another driver who appears to be driving
under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
(E)(i) A driver with an intermediate driver’s
license shall not operate a motor vehicle on public
streets or highways with more than one (1) unrelated minor passenger in the motor vehicle unless
the driver is accompanied by a licensed driver who
is twenty-one (21) years of age or older and who is
occupying the front passenger seat of the motor
vehicle.
(ii) As used in this section, “unrelated minor
passenger” means a passenger who is under
twenty-one (21) years of age and who is not:
(a) A sibling of the driver;
(b) A step-sibling of the driver; or
(c) A child who resides in the same household
as the driver.
(F) A driver with an intermediate driver’s license shall not operate a motor vehicle on public
streets or highways between the hours of 11:00
p.m. — 4:00 a.m. unless the driver is:
(i) Accompanied by a licensed driver who is
twenty-one (21) years of age or older;
(ii) Driving to or from a school activity, churchrelated activity, or job; or
(iii) Driving because of an emergency.
(2) Subdivisions (g)(1)(D)-(F) are not retroactive
and apply only to a person who:
(A) Applies for an intermediate license after
the effective date of this act; and
(B) Is issued an intermediate license after the
effective date of this act.
(h) [Repealed.]
History. Acts 1937, No. 280, § 20; Pope’s Dig., § 6844; Acts
1969, No. 350, § 1; 1977, No. 863, § 2; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-324; Acts
1989, No. 193, § 4; 1993, No. 445, § 22; 1997, No. 478, § 2; 2001,
No. 1694, § 7; 2003, No. 268, §§ 1, 2; 2009, No. 308, §§ 1, 4; 2009,
No. 394, §§ 1, 2, 3; 2009, No. 807, § 1.
27-16-805. Identification purposes only.
(a)(1) The Office of Driver Services may issue an
identification card to those Arkansas residents five
(5) years of age or older who are not licensed drivers.
(2) The fee for the card shall be five dollars
($5.00).
(b)(1)(A) For those persons under sixty (60) years
of age, the card shall be valid for either four (4)
years or two (2) years, depending on the person’s
age, and is renewable upon expiration.
(B) For persons fourteen (14) years of age and
older, the card shall be valid for four (4) years from
the date of issue.
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(C) For persons five (5) to thirteen (13) years of
age, the card shall be valid for two (2) years from
the date of issue, and a parent, legal guardian,
grandparent, or sibling over eighteen (18) years of
age must accompany the applicant to the issuing
location and sign the electronic application.
(2) Those persons who are sixty (60) years of age
or older who qualify for this card shall be issued the
card to be valid for the life of the holder.
(c) Each card shall contain:
(1) A color photograph of the applicant;
(2) A physical description;
(3) The birthdate;
(4) The address;
(5) The date of issue; and
(6) The expiration date.
(d)(1) Any person who applies for a card shall be
required to show proof of identity.
(2) Refusal of an applicant to show proof shall
result in denial of the application.
History. Acts 1937, No. 280, § 21; 1977, No. 311, § 2; 1985, No.
1039, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-325; Acts 1989, No. 385, § 1; 2003, No.
211, § 1; 2011, No. 193, § 1.
27-16-806. Duplicates or substitutes.
(a) In the event that an instruction permit or
driver’s license issued under the provisions of this
act is lost or destroyed, the person to whom it was
issued may obtain a duplicate or substitute upon
payment of five dollars ($5.00) and upon furnishing
proof satisfactory to the Office of Driver Services
that the permit or license has been lost or destroyed.
(b) Moneys collected under the provisions of this
section shall be deposited into the State Treasury
into the Constitutional Officers Fund and the State
Central Services Fund, and the net amount shall be
credited to the Department of Finance and Administration to be used to help defray the cost of the
color photograph driver license program, which
shall be payable therefrom.
(c) In addition to the fee imposed in subsection
(a), an additional fee of five dollars ($5.00) shall be
collected and deposited into the State Treasury as
special revenues to the credit of the Department of
Arkansas State Police Fund.
History. Acts 1937, No. 280, § 21; Pope’s Dig., § 6845; Acts
1977, No. 311, § 2; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-325; Acts 1989, No. 385, § 2;
1993, No. 445, § 23; 2003, No. 1001, § 2.
27-16-807. Issuance to nonresident and military licensees.
(a)(1) A person sixteen (16) years of age or older
who shall present to the Office of Driver Services, or
an authorized agent thereof, a valid driver’s license
issued to the person by another state or by a branch
of the armed services of the United States that is
currently valid or that expired not more than thirtyone (31) days prior to the date presented shall be
issued an Arkansas driver’s license if he or she:
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(A) Surrenders the license to the office;
(B) Pays the license fee prescribed in § 27-16801(a);
(C) Pays the other fees required by § 27-16801(e);
(D) Pays a transfer fee of five dollars ($5.00);
and
(E) Is tested and passes the minimum requirements of the eyesight test prescribed in this chapter.
(2) A person sixteen (16) years of age or older who
shall present to the office a driver’s license issued to
the person by another state or by a branch of the
armed services of the United States that expired
more than thirty-one (31) days prior to the date
presented shall be issued an Arkansas driver’s license if he or she:
(A) Is the spouse of a member of the military
who was living outside of the United States due to
a military duty assignment of the person’s spouse
when the license expired;
(B) Surrenders the license to the office;
(C) Pays the license fee prescribed in § 27-16801(a);
(D) Pays the other fees required by § 27-16801(e);
(E) Pays a transfer fee of five dollars ($5.00);
and
(F) Is tested and passes the minimum requirements of the eyesight test prescribed in this chapter.
(b) The five dollar ($5.00) transfer fee is to be paid
in lieu of the fees prescribed by § 27-16-801(a)(1)(C),
but shall be collected and deposited in the same
manner as prescribed by § 27-16-801(d).
History. Acts 1963, No. 147, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-352; Acts
1989, No. 193, § 5; 1995, No. 413, § 1; 2005, No. 235, § 1.
27-16-808. Reinstatement charge.
(a) The Office of Driver Services shall charge a fee
to be calculated as provided under subsection (c) of
this section for reinstating a driver’s license suspended because of a conviction for any violation or
offense.
(b) All proceeds remitted to the office pursuant to
the provisions of this section shall be deposited as
follows:
(1) Twenty-five percent (25%) to the State Police
Retirement Fund; and
(2) Seventy-five percent (75%) to the State Treasury as special revenues to the credit of the Department of Arkansas State Police Fund.
(c)(1) The reinstatement fee under this section
shall be calculated by multiplying one hundred
dollars ($100) by each separate occurrence of offenses under any other provision of the law resulting
in:
(A) A court order directing the office to suspend
the driving privileges of the person; or
(B) The office entering a suspension order.
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(2) The fee under this section is supplemental to
and in addition to any fee imposed under § 5-65119, § 5-65-304, § 5-65-310, or § 27-16-508.
(3) As used in this section, “occurrence” means
each separate calendar date when an offense or
offenses take place.
History. Acts 1995, No. 730, § 1; 2003, No. 1001, § 3; 2005, No.
1992, § 3.
27-16-809. Reciprocal recognition of foreign
licenses.
The Department of Finance and Administration is
authorized to enter into driver license agreements or
other cooperative arrangements with foreign countries for the reciprocal recognition of drivers’ licenses.
History. Acts 1997, No. 1100, § 1.
27-16-810. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This section, concerning voluntary contributions to organ donor awareness education trust fund, was repealed
by Acts 2005, No. 896, § 1. The section was derived from Acts 2003,
No. 1362, § 3[6].
27-16-811. Exception to disclosing residence
address — Address confidentiality program.
(a) As used in this section, “licensee” means a
person who is applying for, renewing, or requesting
a change to his or her driver’s license issued or to be
issued under this chapter and who is:
(1) The victim of domestic violence; or
(2) The dependent of a victim of domestic violence.
(b) A licensee shall qualify for the exception for
disclosing a residence address under this section if
he or she:
(1) Presents a valid order of protection issued
under the Domestic Abuse Act of 1991, § 9-15-101 et
seq.;
(2) Presents an affidavit in which the licensee
states that he or she:
(A)(i) Is a victim of domestic violence; or
(ii) Is the dependent of a victim of domestic
violence; and
(B)(i) Fears further acts of domestic violence; or
(ii) Resides with the victim of domestic violence
and fears further acts of domestic violence against
his or her parent, custodian, or guardian; and
(3) Agrees to the terms of participation in the
address confidentiality program.
(c)(1) A licensee who participates in the address
confidentiality program under this section shall be
issued a driver’s license that discloses a post office
box address in lieu of his or her residence address.
(2)(A) The licensee shall provide to the Department of Finance and Administration his or her
residence address, which shall be kept on file with
the department for as long as the licensee holds a
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license that displays a post office box in lieu of a
residence address.
(B) The licensee shall update his or her residence address and post office box address with the
department if a change occurs.
(3)(A) The department shall only disclose the
residence address to a person who:
(i) Presents a compelling reason for access to
the residence address in an affidavit;
(ii) Presents valid identification to the department; and
(iii) Is not a person against whom the order of
protection has been entered or who is related by
blood or marriage to the person against whom the
order of protection has been entered.
(B) The department shall maintain a record of
each and every person to whom the department
discloses the residence address.
(C) The department shall provide written notice to the licensee that advises him or her of a
disclosure to a third party.
(D)(i) The department shall accept complaints
from the licensee if the licensee objects to the
disclosure to a third party.
(ii) The department shall refer a complaint to
the prosecuting attorney for prosecution for perjury or another offense relating to judicial or other
official proceedings under § 5-53-101 et seq. related to a false compelling reason stated in an
affidavit under subdivision (c)(3)(A)(i) of this section.
(d) The Director of the Department of Finance
and Administration shall promulgate rules and
forms to administer the address confidentiality program under this section.
History. Acts 2005, No. 1233, § 1.
27-16-812. Veteran designation.
(a)(1) A person may apply to the Office of Driver
Services to obtain a veteran designation on a driver’s license or identification card issued under this
subchapter by providing:
(A) A United States Department of Defense
discharge document, otherwise known as a DD
Form 214, that shows a discharge status of “honorable” or “general under honorable conditions”
that establishes the person’s service in the armed
forces of the United States; and
(B) Payment of the fee for the driver’s license or
identification card authorized under this chapter.
(2) If the person is seeking a duplicate or substitute driver’s license with the veteran designation
and his or her driver’s license has not expired, the
fee shall be as provided under § 27-16-806.
(b) The Office of Driver Services may:
(1) Determine the appropriate placement of the
veteran designation on the driver’s licenses and
identification cards authorized under this section;
and
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(2) Promulgate the necessary rules for the administration of this section.
History. Acts 2011, No. 12, § 2.
27-16-813. Medical exemption designation for
seat belt use.
(a)(1) A person may apply to the Office of Driver
Services to obtain a medical exemption designation
for seat belt use on a driver’s license or identification
card issued under this subchapter by providing:
(A) Documentation from a physician as provided under § 27-37-702(b)(2); and
(B) Payment of the fee for the driver’s license or
identification card authorized under this chapter.
(2) If the person seeks a duplicate or substitute
driver’s license with the medical exemption designation and his or her driver’s license has not expired,
the fee shall be as provided under § 27-16-806.
(b) The Office of Driver Services may:
(1) Determine the appropriate placement of the
medical exemption designation on a driver’s license
or identification card authorized under this section;
and
(2) Promulgate the necessary rules for the administration of this section.
(c) This section does not require a person who has
a medical condition that contraindicates the use of a
seat belt under § 27-37-702(b)(2) to obtain a driver’s
license or identification card under this section with
a medical exemption designation.
History. Acts 2011, No. 601, § 1.
27-16-814. Living will designation.
(a)(1) A person may apply to the Office of Driver
Services to obtain a living will designation on a
driver’s license or identification card issued under
this subchapter by providing:
(A) A signed form stating that he or she has
executed a living will; and
(B) Payment of the fee for the driver’s license or
identification card authorized under this chapter.
(2) If the person seeks a duplicate or substitute
driver’s license with the living will designation and
his or her driver’s license has not expired, the fee
shall be as provided under § 27-16-806.
(b) The Office of Driver Services may:
(1) Determine the appropriate placement of the
living will designation on a driver’s license or identification card authorized under this section; and
(2) Promulgate the necessary rules for the administration of this section.
(c) This section does not require a person to have
a living will or to have a living will designation on
his or her driver’s license.
History. Acts 2011, No. 729, § 1.
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SUBCHAPTER 9 — EXPIRATION,
CANCELLATION, REVOCATION, OR SUSPENSION
SECTION.
27-16-901.
27-16-902.
27-16-903.
27-16-904.
27-16-905.
27-16-906.
27-16-907.
27-16-908.
27-16-909.
27-16-910.
27-16-911.
27-16-912.
27-16-913.
27-16-914.
27-16-915.
Expiration and renewal of licenses.
Extension of expiration date of servicemen’s licenses.
Authority to cancel licenses.
Death of person signing minor’s application.
Mandatory revocation for conviction of certain offenses.
[Repealed.]
Suspension or revocation of licenses.
Nonresidents also subject to suspension or revocation.
Suspension or revocation of license for inability to
drive.
Effect of suspension or revocation.
Surrender and return of license.
Application for new license following revocation.
Right of appeal to court of record.
Suspension of driver’s license of minor.
Suspension for conviction of controlled substances offense.
27-16-901. Expiration and renewal of licenses.
(a)(1)(A) Except for the intermediate driver’s license and the learner’s license, every driver’s
license shall expire at the end of the month in
which it was issued four (4) years from its date of
initial issuance unless the Commissioner of Motor
Vehicles shall provide, by regulation, for some
other staggered basis of expiration.
(B) A learner’s license shall be issued for no
more than a two-year period and shall expire upon
the driver reaching sixteen (16) years of age. Any
person sixteen (16) years of age may apply for an
intermediate driver’s license provided that his or
her driving record is free of a serious accident and
conviction of a serious traffic violation for the most
recent six-month period.
(C) An intermediate driver’s license shall be
issued for no more than a two-year period and
shall expire upon the driver reaching eighteen
(18) years of age and may be renewed at that time
as a regular driver’s license for four (4) years, so
long as the intermediate driver has been free of a
serious accident and conviction of a serious traffic
violation for at least twelve (12) months before
arriving at his or her eighteenth birthday.
(2)(A) The commissioner shall have the authority,
by regulation, to shorten or lengthen the term of
any driver’s license period, as necessary, to ensure
that approximately twenty-five percent (25%) of
the total valid licenses are renewable each fiscal
year.
(B)(i) All drivers’ licenses subject to change
under this subsection shall also be subject to a pro
rata adjustment of the license fee charged in
§ 27-16-801(a).
(ii) The adjustment of the fee shall be carried
out in the manner determined by the commissioner by regulation.
(b) Every driver’s license shall be renewable on or
before its expiration upon completion of an application, payment of the fees designated in § 27-16-801,
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and passage of the eyesight test required in § 2716-704 and shall be renewed without other examination, unless the commissioner has reason to believe that the licensee is no longer qualified to
receive a license.
History. Acts 1937, No. 280, § 22; Pope’s Dig., § 6846; A.S.A.
1947, § 75-326; Acts 1989, No. 193, § 6; 1993, No. 445, § 24; 2001,
No. 1694, § 8.
27-16-902. Extension of expiration date of servicemen’s licenses.
(a) Any person who enters a branch of the armed
services of the United States, and who is, at the time
of entry into the armed services of the United States,
duly licensed to drive by the State of Arkansas, may,
on a form furnished by the Office of Driver Services,
apply for an official extension of the expiration date
of his or her driver’s license without additional fee.
(b)(1) Any extension of expiration date applied for
under the provisions of this section shall be acted
upon by the office and shall be granted for a period
not to exceed thirty (30) days after the applicant’s
first tour of duty, or release from active duty, whichever occurs first.
(2) The extension by the applicant may be denied
by the office for good cause.
(c) The Director of the Office of Driver Services,
upon approval of the Director of the Department of
Finance and Administration, shall promulgate all
rules and regulations necessary for compliance with
this section.
History. Acts 1969, No. 298, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-358.
27-16-903. Authority to cancel licenses.
(a)(1)(A) The Office of Driver Services is authorized to cancel any driver’s license or identification card upon determining that:
(i) The licensee was not entitled to the issuance
of the driver’s license or identification card under
this chapter;
(ii) The applicant failed to give the required or
correct information in his or her application or
committed any fraud in making the application; or
(iii) The licensee possessed, used, or created a
forged, altered, or fraudulent driver’s license.
(B) Upon cancellation of any such license, the
office may additionally suspend or revoke any
validly issued license of any licensee found in
possession of an invalid license or who has caused
or assisted in the issuance of an invalid license.
(2) The decision to suspend or revoke the original
license of the licensee shall be made in accordance
with the provisions of § 27-16-907.
(b) Upon cancellation, the licensee must surrender the license so cancelled.
(c) The office shall not grant an application for a
new license to any driver if the driver’s previous
license was cancelled, suspended, or revoked as a
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result of a determination that the applicant committed any fraud in making the application until the
expiration of one (1) year after the cancellation,
suspension, or revocation.
History. Acts 1937, No. 280, § 25; Pope’s Dig., § 6849; Acts
1959, No. 307, § 16; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-329; Acts 1993, No. 445,
§ 25; 1995, No. 483, § 1; 1999, No. 1077, § 1; 2005, No. 879, § 4;
2011, No. 194, § 3.
27-16-904. Death of person signing minor’s
application.
(a) The Office of Driver Services, upon receipt of
satisfactory evidence of the death of the person who
signed the application of a minor for a license, shall
cancel the license and shall not issue a new license
until such time as a new application, duly signed
and verified, is made as required by this act.
(b) This section shall not apply in the event the
minor has attained eighteen (18) years of age.
History. Acts 1937, No. 280, § 15; Pope’s Dig., § 6839; A.S.A.
1947, § 75-317.
27-16-905. Mandatory revocation for conviction of certain offenses.
The Office of Driver Services shall forthwith revoke the license of any driver upon receiving a
record of the driver’s conviction of any of the following offenses, when the conviction has become final:
(1) Manslaughter or negligent homicide resulting
from the operation of a motor vehicle;
(2) Any felony in the commission of which a motor
vehicle is used;
(3) Failure to stop and render aid as required
under the laws of this state in the event of a motor
vehicle accident resulting in the death or personal
injury of another;
(4) Perjury or the making of a false affidavit or
statement under oath to the office under this act or
under any other law relating to the ownership or
operation of motor vehicles; or
(5) Conviction, or forfeiture of bail not vacated,
upon three (3) charges of reckless driving committed
within a period of twelve (12) months.
History. Acts 1937, No. 280, § 29; Pope’s Dig., § 6853; Acts
1983, No. 549, § 18; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-333; Acts 1993, No. 445,
§ 26.
27-16-906. [Repealed.]
Publisher’s Notes. This section, concerning conviction in another state, was repealed by Acts 2011, No. 194, § 4. The section
was derived from Acts 1937, No. 280, § 27; Pope’s Dig., § 6851;
Acts 1959, No. 307, § 15; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-331; Acts 1993, No. 445,
§ 27.
27-16-907. Suspension or revocation of licenses.
(a) The Office of Driver Services may suspend the
license of a driver for up to one (1) year upon a
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showing by its records or other sufficient evidence
that the licensee is an habitual violator of the traffic
laws.
(b) The office may suspend the license of a driver
for one (1) year upon a showing by its records or
other sufficient evidence that the licensee:
(1) Has been involved as a driver in an accident
resulting in the death or personal injury of another
or in serious property damage;
(2) Is an habitually reckless or negligent driver of
a motor vehicle;
(3) Has permitted an unlawful or fraudulent use
of the licensee’s license;
(4) Has been convicted of an offense in another
state that if committed in this state would be
grounds for suspension;
(5) Is receiving any type of welfare, tax, or other
benefit or exemption as a blind or nearly blind
person, if the correctable vision of the person is less
than 20/50 in at least one (1) eye or if the total visual
field of the person is less than one hundred five
degrees (105°);
(6) Was found by the office or its agent to have
committed fraud in making an application for a
driver’s license or identification card issued under
§ 27-16-805;
(7) Was found by the office or its agent to have
used or attempted to use a driver’s license or identification card issued under § 27-16-805 that was
fraudulent, counterfeit, or altered; or
(8) Was found by the office or its agent to have
used or attempted to use the driver’s license or
identification card of another person by representing
it as the licensee’s own license or identification card
issued under § 27-16-805.
(c) The office may revoke the license of a driver
upon a showing by its records or other sufficient
evidence that the licensee:
(1) Has been convicted of an offense in another
state that if committed in this state would be
grounds for revocation; or
(2)(A) Is a person who is not lawfully present
within the United States.
(B) The office shall not grant a new application
for a license to a driver revoked under subdivision
(c)(2)(A) of this section unless the driver demonstrates to the office that the driver is lawfully
present within the United States.
(C) Notwithstanding the provisions of § 27-16912, a driver whose license is revoked for failure to
demonstrate legal presence may apply for a new
license at any time during the year following
revocation if the driver is able to demonstrate
lawful presence at the time of the application for a
new license.
(d) The office may secure from all state agencies
involved the necessary information to comply with
this section.
(e)(1) Upon the suspension or revocation of the
license of a person under this section, the office shall
notify the licensee in writing.
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(2) Any licensee desiring a hearing shall notify
the office in writing within twenty (20) days after
receipt of the notice of suspension or revocation.
(3)(A) A hearing officer appointed by the Director
of the Department of Finance and Administration
shall schedule a hearing in an office of the Revenue Division of the Department of Finance and
Administration designated by the director for
such hearings.
(B) The hearing shall be in the office in the
county of residence of the licensee unless the
director and licensee agree to another location for
the hearing or agree that the hearing shall be held
by telephone conference call.
(4) Based upon the evidence presented at the
hearing, the hearing officer shall modify, rescind, or
affirm the suspension or revocation of the license.
(f) Hearings conducted by the office under this
section shall not be subject to the Arkansas Administrative Procedure Act, § 25-15-201 et seq.
(g) The director may promulgate rules and regulations for the administration of this section.
History. Acts 1937, No. 280, § 30; Pope’s Dig., § 6854; Acts
1967, No. 340, § 1; A.S.A. 1947, § 75-334; Acts 1987, No. 976, § 1;
1989, No. 193, § 7; 1993, No. 445, § 28; 1997, No. 1099, § 2; 2001,
No. 744, § 1; 2001, No. 1057, § 1; 2011, No. 194, § 5.
27-16-908. Nonresidents also subject to suspension or revocation.
The privilege of driving a motor vehicle on the
highways of this state given to a nonresident under
this act shall be subject to suspension or revocation
by the office in like manner and for like cause as a
driver’s license issued under this act may be suspended or revoked.
History. Acts 1937, No. 280, § 26; Pope’s Dig., § 6850; A.S.A.
1947, § 75-330; Acts 1993, No. 445, § 29.
27-16-909. Suspension or revocation of license for inability to drive.
(a)(1) The Office of Driver Services, having good
cause to believe that a licensed driver is incompetent
or otherwise not qualified to be licensed, may, upon
written notice of at least five (5) days to the licensee,
require the licensee to submit to an initial evaluation by a hearing officer appointed by the Director of
the Department of Finance and Administration in
an office of the Revenue Division of the Department
of Finance and Administration designated by the
director.
(2)(A) Upon the conclusion of the initial evaluation, the hearing officer shall determine:
(i) That the initial evaluation does not support
the suspension or revocation of the license and
that the license shall remain in effect; or
(ii) That the driver must submit to a medical
evaluation, a driving skills evaluation, or both a
medical evaluation and a driving skills evaluation.
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(B) If the hearing officer determines that the
driver must submit to a medical evaluation, driving skills evaluation, or both a medical evaluation
and a driving skills evaluation, the driver shall
provide proof of completion of the evaluation or
evaluations to the hearing officer within thirty
(30) days of the initial evaluation.
(C) Refusal or neglect of the licensee to submit
to, and provide proof of completion of, an evaluation required under this section is grounds for
suspension or revocation of the licensee’s license.
(b) Upon receipt by the office of evaluations required under subsection (a) of this section, the office
may suspend or revoke the license of the person or
may permit the person to retain his or her license or
may issue a license subject to restrictions as permitted under § 27-16-804.
(c)(1) The office shall notify the licensee in writing
of the suspension or revocation of the driver’s license
as authorized under this section.
(2) Any licensee desiring a hearing shall notify
the office in writing within twenty (20) days after
receipt of the notice of suspension or revocation.
(3)(A) A hearing officer appointed by the director
shall schedule a hearing in an office of the revenue
division designated by the director for hearings
under this section.
(B) The hearing shall be in the office in the
county of residence of the licensee unless the
director and licensee agree to another location for
the hearing or agree that the hearing shall be held
by telephone conference call.
(4) Based upon the evidence presented at the
hearing, the hearing officer shall modify, rescind, or
affirm the suspension or revocation of the license.
(5) Hearings conducted by the office under this
section are not subject to the Arkansas Administrative Procedure Act, § 25-15-201 et seq.
(d)(1) The office shall not reinstate the license of a
person suspended under this section unless the
driver demonstrates to the office that the driver is
competent to operate a motor vehicle.
(2) The office shall not grant an application for a
new license to a driver whose license has been
revoked under this section unless the driver demonstrates to the office that the driver is competent to
operate a motor vehicle.
(e) The director may promulgate rules and regulat