4509.37 Suspension of license and registration, and nonresident's operating privilege - civil penalties.

(A) The registrar of motor vehicles upon receipt of a certified copy of a judgment, shall impose a class F suspension for the period of time specified in division (B)(6) of section 4510.02 of the Revised Code of the license and registration and any nonresident's operating privilege of any person against whom such judgment was rendered, except as provided in sections 4509.01 to 4509.78 of the Revised Code.

Such certified copy of a judgment shall include the last known address, the social security number, if known, and the operator's license number, of the judgment debtor.

(B) The registrar shall also impose the civil penalties specified in division (A)(2) of section 4509.101 of the Revised Code unless either of the following applies:

(1) The judgment debtor presents proof of financial responsibility to the registrar proving that the judgment debtor was covered, at the time of the motor vehicle accident out of which the cause of action arose, by proof of financial responsibility in compliance with section 4509.101 of the Revised Code.

(2) The judgment debtor proves to the registrar that the judgment debtor's registration and license have been previously suspended under section 4509.101 of the Revised Code by reason of the judgment debtor's failure to prove that the judgment debtor was covered, at the time of the motor vehicle accident out of which the cause of action arose, by proof of financial responsibility.

Effective Date: 01-01-2004