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(A) The municipal judge shall keep or cause to be kept a record of every traffic complaint, traffic citation, or other legal form of traffic charge deposited with or presented to the court or its traffic violations bureau and shall keep a record of every official action by the court or its traffic violations bureau, including but not limited to a record of every conviction, forfeiture of bail, judgment of acquittal, and the amount of fine or forfeiture resulting from every traffic complaint, citation, or other legal form of traffic charge deposited with or presented to the court or traffic-violations bureau.
(B) Within ten days after the conviction or forfeiture of bail of a person upon a charge of violating any provision of this title or other law regulating the operation of vehicles on highways, the municipal judge or Clerk of the court in which the conviction was had or bail was forfeited shall prepare and immediately forward to the State Department of Public Safety an abstract of the record covering the case in which the person was convicted or forfeited bail, which shall be certified by the person required to prepare the abstract to be true and correct. A report need not be made of any conviction:
(1) Involving the illegal parking or standing of a vehicle;
(2) Involving speeding if the speed limit is not exceeded by more than ten miles per hour;
(3) Rendered by a nonlawyer judge, unless, within a period not to exceed the preceding reporting period for Mandatory Continuing Legal Education, the judge has completed courses held for municipal judges which have been approved by the Oklahoma Bar Association Mandatory Legal Education Commission for at least six hours of continuing legal education credit or attendance of at least one day of a state judicial conference, and the Department of Public Safety receives verification of such attendance from the judge. In the case of attendance of a continuing legal education course, verification may be made by a statement of attendance signed by the course registration personnel. In the case of verification of attendance of a state judicial conference, a statement of attendance signed by the Administrative Director of the Courts or a designee shall be sufficient verification.
(C) The abstract must be made upon a form furnished by the State Department of Public Safety and shall include:
(1) The name, address, and date of birth of the person charged;
(2) The traffic citation number;
(3) The driver license number, if any, of the person charged;
(4) The license plate number of the vehicle involved; and
(5) The nature and date of the offense, the date of hearing, the plea, the judgment, or, if bail was forfeited, the amount of the fine or forfeiture.
(D) Every court of record shall also forward a like report to the Department upon the conviction of any person of manslaughter or other felony in the commission of which a vehicle was used.
(E) The failure, refusal or neglect of any judicial officer to comply with any of the requirements of this section shall constitute misconduct in office and shall be ground for removal.
(47 O.S. § 18-101) (`83 Code, § 15-221) (Ord. 98-49, passed 12-21-98)