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Vehicle Code - VEH

DIVISION 3. REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES AND CERTIFICATES OF TITLE [4000 - 9808]

  ( Division 3 enacted by Stats. 1959, Ch. 3. )

CHAPTER 4. Permits to Nonresident Owners [6700 - 8204]

  ( Chapter 4 enacted by Stats. 1959, Ch. 3. )

ARTICLE 5. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Program [8100 - 8104]
  ( Article 5 added by Stats. 2006, Ch. 169, Sec. 3. )

8100.
  

An application for apportioned registration received on and after January 1, 2008, and filed pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with Section 8050) shall contain the following information:

(a) The United States Department of Transportation Number issued to the person responsible for the safe operation of each vehicle being registered.

(b) The taxpayer identification number corresponding to the United States Department of Transportation number provided in the apportioned registration application. The taxpayer identification number may consist of the federal employer identification number or the social security number, as applicable.

(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the taxpayer identification number provided pursuant to this section is confidential and shall not be disclosed by the department except to law enforcement or a federal agency, or as required by law.

(Added by Stats. 2006, Ch. 169, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2007.)

8101.
  

In addition to the reasons specified in Section 4750 or 4751, the department shall refuse an application for apportioned registration for the following grounds:

(a) The applicant has failed to furnish the department with information required in the application under Section 8100.

(b) The person responsible for the safety of the vehicle or fleet is prohibited from operating in interstate commerce by a federal agency.

(Added by Stats. 2006, Ch. 169, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2007.)

8102.
  

(a) In addition to the reasons specified in Section 8800, the department may suspend the apportioned registration of a vehicle or a fleet, when the person responsible for the safety of the vehicle or a fleet of vehicles is prohibited from operating in interstate commerce by a federal agency.

(b) Whenever the department suspends the apportioned registration of a vehicle or a fleet pursuant to subdivision (a), the department may refuse the issuance of vehicle registration as authorized pursuant to Section 4751.

(c) Whenever the department suspends the apportioned registration under subdivision (a), the department shall furnish the person responsible for the vehicle or fleet with written notice of the suspension.

(d) When an apportioned registration is suspended pursuant to this section, and that suspension is based wholly or in part on the failure of the person to maintain a vehicle or a fleet in safe operating condition, the person to whom the registration was issued shall not lease, or otherwise allow, another person to operate a vehicle that is subject to the suspension during the period of the suspension.

(e) A person shall not knowingly lease, operate, dispatch, or otherwise utilize a vehicle from another person whose apportioned registration is suspended, when that suspension is based wholly or in part on the failure of the person to maintain a vehicle or a fleet in safe operating condition.

(f) The apportioned registration of a vehicle or a fleet, that was suspended because the vehicle or fleet is prohibited from operating in interstate commerce by a federal agency may be reinstated upon notification from the federal agency that the prohibition has been lifted.

(g) Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, before an apportioned registration may be reissued after a suspension is terminated, there shall, in addition to other fees required by this code, be paid to the department a fee of one hundred fifty dollars ($150). This fee shall be deposited in the Motor Vehicle Account to cover the department’s cost of administering this program.

(Added by Stats. 2006, Ch. 169, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2007.)

8103.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, a hearing shall not be provided when the suspension is based solely on notification by a federal agency that interstate operation is prohibited.

(Added by Stats. 2006, Ch. 169, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2007.)

8104.
  

Except as provided in subdivision (e), a vehicle or a fleet for which the apportioned registration has been suspended pursuant to this article shall not be operated in interstate or intrastate commerce unless evidence is provided to the department that the vehicle or the fleet is to be operated by a person whose apportioned registration is not subject to a suspension pursuant to this article and who has a valid apportioned registration pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with Section 8050) or Division 14.85.

(Added by Stats. 2006, Ch. 169, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2007.)

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