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28-4152. Nonoperation of vehicle on highways of this state; exception; certification
A. A vehicle owner or lessee who does not operate a vehicle on a highway of this state is not required to meet the requirements of section 28-4135 during the period in which the vehicle is not in use if the requirements of subsections B through F of this section are met.
B. Within fifteen days after receipt of a notice from the department pursuant to section 28-4148, the vehicle owner or lessee shall do one of the following:
1. Comply with the requirements of section 28-4135 and provide proof of compliance in a manner prescribed by the director.
2. Certify to the department in a manner prescribed by the department all of the following:
(a) That the vehicle is nonoperational, will be placed in storage or will not be operated on a highway of this state.
(b) The reason the vehicle is not operated on a highway of this state.
(c) That the vehicle will not be operated on a highway of this state unless the financial responsibility requirements of section 28-4135 are met and unless proof of compliance is provided to the department pursuant to this section.
C. The certification prescribed in this section does not relieve a person of any registration fees or taxes imposed by the laws of this state.
D. The person shall annually certify to the department that the motor vehicle remains nonoperational, is in storage or is not operated on a highway of this state.
E. By certifying pursuant to subsection B, paragraph 2 of this section, the vehicle owner or lessee consents to the placement of an indicator on the computer records of the department that the vehicle is not registered for operation on a highway of this state until the insurer or vehicle owner meets the requirements of subsection F of this section.
F. The department shall not remove the indicator prescribed in subsection E of this section from the registration record until either of the following occurs:
1. An insurer that is licensed to transact business in this state notifies the department pursuant to section 28-4148 that the requirements of section 28-4009 are met.
2. The department receives proof from the vehicle owner or lessee that the requirements of section 28-4135 are met.
G. On receiving notice from the court that a vehicle owner or lessee who made a certification pursuant to subsection B of this section has been convicted of a violation of section 28-4135, the owner or lessee is not eligible to certify pursuant to subsection B, paragraph 2 of this section for a one year period from the date of conviction.