§807. Licenses and bond for suppliers, dealers, and users
A. No person shall commence operations as a supplier, dealer, or user without first procuring a license for that purpose from the secretary, which license shall be issued without charge and remain in effect until revoked as hereinafter provided.
B. Each application for a license as a supplier, dealer, or user of special fuels and each such license shall have as a condition that the applicant and holder shall comply with the provisions of this Part. Each application for a license as a dealer or user and each such license shall have as a further condition that the applicant and holder shall not deliver or permit delivery into the fuel supply tanks of motor vehicles of any special fuels which have been purchased tax free by the applicant or holder, except for liquefied petroleum gas or compressed natural gas which is delivered to a user under the provisions of R.S. 47:802.3. A taxable use of special fuels purchased tax free by an applicant for, or a holder of, a dealer or user's license, in addition to the penal provisions hereafter prescribed, shall in the discretion of the secretary forfeit the right of the applicant or holder to purchase special fuels tax free for a period of not more than one year from the date of such offense.
C.(1) Each application submitted by a supplier or interstate user for a license shall be accompanied by a surety bond of a surety company authorized to do business in this state, in favor of the secretary of the Department of Revenue and satisfactory to him and in an amount to be fixed by him of not less than two thousand dollars nor more than eighty thousand dollars for a supplier and not less than one thousand dollars nor more than forty thousand dollars for an interstate user, guaranteeing the payment of any and all taxes, penalties, interest, attorney fees, and costs levied by, accrued, or accruing under this Part. However, the secretary is authorized to waive the furnishing of this surety bond by any supplier who has and agrees to maintain assets in Louisiana of a net value of not less than one and one-fourth times the amount of the bond which would otherwise be required, who has had a bond on file with the department for a period of not less than three years, and who has not been delinquent in remitting taxes accrued or accruing under this Part during the three-year period immediately preceding application by the supplier for waiver of the bond. If any supplier whose bond has been waived by the secretary becomes delinquent in remitting taxes due under this Part, the secretary may require that such supplier furnish a bond in the amount required in this Subsection, and such supplier shall not be eligible for a waiver of a bond for a period of three years thereafter. Any violation of this Part shall be cause for revocation of any license issued hereunder.
D. A supplier may operate under his supplier's license as a dealer or as a user without securing a separate license but he shall be subject to all other conditions, requirements, and liabilities imposed by this Part upon a dealer or a user.
A licensed dealer may use special fuels in motor vehicles owned or operated by him without securing a separate license as a user, subject to all conditions, requirements, and liabilities imposed herein upon a user.
Acts 1964, Ex.Sess., No. 3, §2. Amended by Acts 1979, No. 467, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1980; Acts 1982, No. 477, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1983; Acts 1984, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 12, §1, eff. July 1, 1984; Acts 1984, No. 654, §1, eff. Oct. 1, 1984; Acts 1984, No. 769, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1985; Acts 1985, No. 551, §2, eff. July 12, 1985; Acts 1986, No. 879, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1987; Acts 1995, No. 603, §§1, 2, eff. Jan. 1, 1996; Acts 1997, No. 658, §2.