RS 32:908     

§908.  Duration of proof; when proof may be cancelled or returned

A.  The commissioner shall, upon request, consent to the immediate cancellation of any bond or certificate of insurance, or the commissioner shall direct and the state treasurer shall return to the person entitled thereto, any money or securities deposited pursuant to this Chapter as proof of financial responsibility, or the commissioner shall waive the requirement of filing proof, in any of the following events:

(1)  At any time after three years from the date such proof was required when during the three year period preceding the request, the commissioner has not received record of a conviction or a forfeiture of bail which would require or permit the suspension or revocation of the license, registration or non-resident's operating privilege of the person by or for whom such proof was furnished; or

(2)  In the event of the death of the person on whose behalf such proof was filed or the permanent incapacity of such person to operate a motor vehicle; or

(3)  In the event that the person who has given proof surrenders his license and registration to the commissioner;

B.  However, the commissioner shall not consent to the cancellation of any bond or the return of any money or securities in the event any action for damages upon a liability covered by such proof is then pending or any judgment upon such liability is then unsatisfied, or in the event the person who has filed such bond or deposited such money or securities, has, within one year immediately preceding such request been involved as an operator or owner in any motor vehicle accident resulting in injury or damage to the person or property of others.  An affidavit of the applicant as to the non-existence of such facts, or that he has been released from all of his liability, or has been finally adjudicated not to be liable, for such injury or damage, shall be sufficient evidence thereof in the absence of evidence to the contrary in the records of the commissioner.

C.  Whenever any person whose proof has been cancelled or returned under paragraph (3) of this Section applies for a license or registration within a period of three years from the date proof was originally required, any such application shall be refused unless the applicant shall reestablish such proof for the remainder of such three year period.

Acts 1952, No. 52.  Amended by Acts 1962, No. 495, §1.