(A) Application for the registration of an apportionable vehicle shall be made to the registrar of motor vehicles in accordance with division (J) of section 4503.10 of the Revised Code.
(B) Any person applying to register a vehicle or combination vehicle that has a gross vehicle weight of twenty-six thousand pounds or less or two axles, or that is a bus used in charter party service, also may register the vehicle in accordance with division (J) of section 4503.10 of the Revised Code if the vehicle is used or intended for use in two or more international registration plan member jurisdictions.
(C) No later than December 31, 2011, the registrar shall adopt rules under Chapter 119. of the Revised Code to establish a program to accept applications for vehicle registration transactions of apportionable vehicles electronically over the internet. The program also may provide for vehicle registration transactions of nonapportionable commercial motor vehicles over the internet.
(D) The internet registration program shall provide an option for the payment of all registration taxes and fees by use of a financial transaction device. In providing for payment by the use of a financial transaction device, the registrar may, but is not required to, comply with section 113.40 of the Revised Code. The registrar, with the approval of the director of public safety, may contract with a third party to accept and process payments made by use of a financial transaction device on behalf of the bureau of motor vehicles. All fees associated with payment by use of a financial transaction device shall be borne by the applicants seeking the registration of apportionable or other vehicles under the program established pursuant to division (C) of this section. The bureau shall not pay any costs, and shall not retain any additional fees, associated with the use of a financial transaction device.
(E) As used in this section, "financial transaction device" has the same meaning as in section 113.40 of the Revised Code.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.7,HB 114, §101.01, eff. 6/29/2011.
Effective Date: 07-17-1990