§8. Final delinquent debt; office of motor vehicles
A. For purposes of this Section, the following words shall have the following
meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
(1) "Debt" means any legally collectible liquidated sum due and owed to the
Department of Public Safety and Corrections, office of motor vehicles, pursuant to R.S.
32:57.1, 863, or 863.1.
(2) "Delinquent debt" means a debt that is sixty days or more past due.
(3) "Final debt" means the amount due is no longer negotiable and that the debtor
has no further right of administrative and judicial review.
(4) "Office of motor vehicles" means the Department of Public Safety and
Corrections, office of motor vehicles.
B. The office of motor vehicles shall refer a final delinquent debt for which a debtor
has not entered into an installment agreement for payment to the office of debt recovery as
provided in R.S. 47:1676. Final delinquent debt referrals shall include data and information
in the required format necessary to institute collection procedures. All delinquent debts shall
be authenticated by the office of motor vehicles prior to being referred to the office of debt
recovery. Once the delinquent debt becomes final, and prior to referral to the office of debt
recovery, the office of motor vehicles shall notify the debtor in writing that failure to pay the
debt in full within sixty days shall subject the debt to the maximum amount owed together
with the additional fee collected by the office of debt recovery provided for in R.S. 47:1676.
Such notice shall also inform the debtor that he may qualify to pay sums due by installment
agreement, if eligible, and shall include instructions on how to inquire with the office of
motor vehicles to determine eligibility and terms.
C. The office of motor vehicles may promulgate rules and regulations in accordance
with the Administrative Procedure Act necessary to implement the provisions of this Section,
including rules for referring final delinquent debt.
Acts 2015, No. 414, §1; Acts 2016, 1st E.S., No. 11, §1, eff. March 9, 2016; Acts
2016, No. 397, §1, eff. June 8, 2016.