SEC. 63-1-45. Maintenance of records relating to application forms and fees; audit of forms and funds; recipt for fees; effect of dishonor of check; disposition of fees.
License examiners shall keep a complete record of all funds received from applicants upon forms to be prescribed and furnished by the department out of the operating funds of the department. Application forms shall be printed in book form and serially numbered and in such form that the original thereof may be transmitted by the license examiner to the commissioner, together with the renewal fee. A copy thereof, signed by the examiner, shall be given to the applicant, and a copy thereof shall be retained by the examiner. The license examiner shall, not later than ten (10) days from the date of an application, transmit the same, together with the fee, to the commissioner. Such application blanks and funds shall be subject to audit at any time. The commissioner shall maintain records of all application forms on hand and issued to the examiners, who shall be charged therewith. The receipt provided for herein shall be the only valid and recognized form of receipt for fees paid by applicants, and such receipt shall be sufficient in lieu of the renewed license for a period of sixty (60) days or until such renewed license has been issued to the applicant by the commissioner. There shall be tendered with all applications for a temporary driving permit or temporary motorcycle driving permit, or for the initial issuance of any license issued pursuant to this article, the proper fee required by law, in cash, or by money order, cashier's or certified check. The required fee for issuance of renewal licenses, duplicate licenses or other services for which a fee is charged, shall be tendered with the application therefor by cash, check or money order. In the event a check for renewal of a license is dishonored for any reason, the person whose license was being renewed by such check shall be notified in writing and be given thirty (30) days after such written notice in which to pay the renewal fee. This shall be done by forwarding a certified check or postal money order in the correct amount to the department. If, at the end of thirty (30) days, such certified check or postal money order has not been received by the department, the commissioner shall cancel that person's license, and, in order for that license to be reinstated, a reinstatement fee of Ten Dollars ($10.00) plus the amount due on the returned check must be received by the department.
The Commissioner of Public Safety shall deposit the amount of fees, together with all fees for duplicate licenses, permits, delinquent fees and reinstatement fees collected by him into the general fund of the State Treasury, in accordance with the provisions of Section 45-1-23 (2); however, Seven Dollars ($7.00) of the fee derived from the fee charged for original and renewal operators' licenses imposed under Section 63-1-43 (1) and Four Dollars ($4.00) of the fee derived from the fee charged for original and renewal Class D commercial drivers' licenses under Section 63-1-43 (4) shall be deposited into a special fund that is created in the State Treasury. Monies in the fund may be expended pursuant to legislative appropriation solely for the purchase by the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol of patrol cars, communications equipment and weapons.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, Secs. 8102, 8114; Laws, 1938, ch. 143; 1940, chs. 157, 167; 1946, ch. 420, Secs. 7, 8; 1948, ch. 343, Secs. 5, 6; 1950, ch. 408, Sec. 1; 1956, ch. 378, Secs. 3, 5; 1958, chs. 493, 509; 1962, ch. 523; 1968, ch. 539, Sec. 1; 1968, ch. 541, Sec. 1; 1976, ch. 396, Sec. 5; 1978, ch. 422, Sec. 1; 1985, ch. 376, Sec. 17; 1992, ch. 469, Sec. 2, eff from and after July 1, 1992.