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      RS 47:296.2     


§296.2.  Suspension and denial of renewal of drivers' licenses

A.  A suspension and renewal of a driver's license shall be denied if the Department of Revenue has an assessment or judgment against an individual that has become final and nonappealable if the amount of the final assessment or final judgment is in excess of one thousand dollars of individual income tax, exclusive of penalty, interest, costs, and other charges.

B.  The suspension and denial shall be effective until such time as the individual has paid or made arrangements to pay the delinquent tax, interest, penalty, and all costs and the Department of Revenue notifies the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, office of motor vehicles, of the payment or arrangement to pay.

C.  In the case of a spouse who qualifies for liability relief under the innocent spouse provisions in R.S. 47:101(B)(7) and 1584, the provisions of this Section shall not apply.

D.  The secretary of the Department of Revenue, in cooperation with the secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, shall adopt and promulgate rules and regulations in accordance with the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act to effectuate the orderly and expeditious suspension and denial of renewal and reissuance of drivers' licenses in accordance with the provisions of this Section.

Acts 2003, No. 453, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 2004; Acts 2005, No. 295, §1, eff. June 29, 2005.

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