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(A) The owner of a motor vehicle who operates or permits the operation of the motor vehicle upon the highways of this state or the operator of the motor vehicle shall produce, pursuant to division (B) below, upon the request of a police officer, evidence that the motor vehicle is insured under Chapter 31 of Public Act 218 of 1956, as amended, being M.C.L.A. §§ 500.3101 to 500.3179. An owner or operator of a motor vehicle when requested to produce that evidence is responsible for a civil infraction.
(B) A certificate of insurance, if issued by an insurance company, which certificate state that security which meets the requirements of §§ 3101 and 3102 of Public Act 218 of 1956, as amended, being M.C.L.A. §§ 500.3101, 500.3101a and 500.3102, is in force shall be accepted as prima facie evidence that insurance is in force for the motor vehicle described in the certificate of insurance until the expiration date shown on the certificate. The certificate, in addition to describing the motor vehicles for which insurance is in effect, shall state the name of each person named on the policy, policy declaration, or a declaration certificate whose operation of the vehicle would cause the liability coverage of that insurance to become void.
(C) If an owner of a motor vehicle is determined to be responsible for a violation of division (A) above, the court in which the civil infraction determination is entered may require the person to surrender his or her operator’s or chauffeur’s license, unless proof that the vehicle has insurance meeting the requirements of Public Act 218 of 1956, being M.C.L.A. § 500.3102, as amended, is submitted to the court.
(1) If the court requires the license to be surrendered, the court shall order the Secretary of State to suspend the person’s license and shall forward the surrendered license and certificate of civil infraction to the Secretary of State.
(2) Upon receipt of the certificate of civil infraction and the surrendered license, the Secretary of State shall suspend the person’s license beginning with the date of which a person is determined to be responsible for the civil infraction for a period of 30 days or until proof of insurance which meets the requirements of § 3102 of Public Act 218 of 1956, as amended, is submitted to the Secretary of State, whichever occurs later.
(3) If the license is not forwarded, an explanation of the reason why it is not forwarded shall be attached.
(4) A person who submits proof of insurance to the Secretary of State under this division shall pay a service fee of $10 to the Secretary of State. The person shall not be required to be examined as set forth in § 320(c)(2).
(D) This section does not apply to the owner or operator of a motor vehicle that is registered in a state other than this state or a foreign county or province.
(Ord. 150, passed 5-13-1996)