321.179 County treasurers---issuance of motor vehicle licenses.

1. Notwithstanding the provisions of this chapter or chapter 321L which grant sole authority to the department for the issuance of motor vehicle licenses, nonoperator's identification cards, and persons with disabilities identification devices, the counties of Adams, Cass, Fremont, Mills, Montgomery, and Page shall be authorized to issue motor vehicle licenses, nonoperator's identification cards, and persons with disabilities identification devices on a permanent basis. However, a county shall only be authorized to issue commercial driver's licenses if certified to do so by the department. If a county fails to meet the standards for certification under this section, the department itself shall provide for the issuance of commercial driver's licenses in that county. The department shall certify the county treasurers in the permanent counties to issue commercial driver's licenses if all of the following conditions are met:

a. The driving skills test is the same as that which would otherwise be administered by the state.

b. The county examiner contractually agrees to comply with the requirements of 49 C.F.R. § 383.75, adopted as of a specific date by rule by the department.

c. The department provides supervision over the issuance of commercial driver's licenses and the administration of written tests by the county treasurers.

2. The department shall retain all supervisory authority over the county treasurers who shall be subject to the supervision of the department and shall be considered agents of the department when performing motor vehicle licensing functions.

Section History: Recent form

95 Acts, ch 220, §28; 97 Acts, ch 70, §5

Footnotes

Retention of portion of moneys from license transactions by county treasurers for expenses; conditions; 95 Acts, ch 220, §27 ~ICommittee established to study expansion of county issuance of motor vehicle licenses; 97 Acts, ch 49, §1, 2


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