Form HB978 "Governing Body Agreement - School Bus and School Zone Violations" - Georgia (United States)

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE
GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
AND
Governing Body
The governing body of the law enforcement agency (“Governing Body”) above acknowledges and
understands the following:
1. Under O.C.G.A. § 40-6-163, the owner of a motor vehicle may be held liable for a civil monetary
penalty if his/her vehicle is found, as evidenced by recorded images, to have met or overtaken, from
either direction, a stopped school bus when there are in operation on the school bus the visual signals
as specified in O.C.G.A. §§ 40-8-111 and 40-8-115.
2. Under O.C.G.A. § 40-14-18, the owner of a motor vehicle may be held liable for a civil monetary
penalty if his/her vehicle is found, as evidenced by photographically recorded images, to have been
operated in disregard or disobedience of the speed limit within any school zone, and such disregard
or disobedience was not otherwise authorized by law, during the time designated in O.C.G.A. § 40-
14-18(a)(1), and when such violations are in excess of 10 miles per hour over the speed limit.
3. The Georgia Department of Revenue (“DOR”) has been charged with administrative obligations
under certain provisions of O.C.G.A. §§ 40-6-163 and 40-14-18 which will be met systematically
upon request of the Governing Body or its agent.
4. For auditing purposes, copies of the three notices required by O.C.G.A. §§ 40-6-163 and 40-14-18
to be sent to the motor vehicle owner by a law enforcement agency, Governing Body, or their agent
must be retained in the files of the Governing Body for at least one year from the date of referral to
DOR.
5. The Governing Body understands that the procedure for placing and removing holds is at the sole
discretion of DOR. As of September 1, 2019, the Governing Body or its agent will be required to
utilize DRIVES e-Services to place and remove holds.
6. The Governing Body must designate one person or entity (“Designee”) to be the administrator for
all addition or removal of users utilizing e-Services to place and remove holds with DOR in order
to ensure the effective enforcement of O.C.G.A. §§ 40-6-163 and 40-14-18. Such Designee will be
identified in e-Services.
7. If the Governing Body or its agent provides adequate verification through e-Services that a violation
of either statute has occurred, the violation has not been contested, and the assessed penalty has not
been paid, the Governing Body or its agent may place a hold in e-Services, no earlier than 30 days
after the third and final notice has been sent to the owner of the motor vehicle.
8. When the Governing Body or its agent places a hold on a vehicle in e-Services, this will prevent the
renewal of the registration of such vehicle and title transfer of such vehicle within this state, unless
and until the Governing Body or its agent removes the hold in e-Services.
9. DOR will send a notice in compliance with O.C.G.A. §§ 40-6-163(d)(9) or 40-14-18(i) to the
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE
GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
AND
Governing Body
The governing body of the law enforcement agency (“Governing Body”) above acknowledges and
understands the following:
1. Under O.C.G.A. § 40-6-163, the owner of a motor vehicle may be held liable for a civil monetary
penalty if his/her vehicle is found, as evidenced by recorded images, to have met or overtaken, from
either direction, a stopped school bus when there are in operation on the school bus the visual signals
as specified in O.C.G.A. §§ 40-8-111 and 40-8-115.
2. Under O.C.G.A. § 40-14-18, the owner of a motor vehicle may be held liable for a civil monetary
penalty if his/her vehicle is found, as evidenced by photographically recorded images, to have been
operated in disregard or disobedience of the speed limit within any school zone, and such disregard
or disobedience was not otherwise authorized by law, during the time designated in O.C.G.A. § 40-
14-18(a)(1), and when such violations are in excess of 10 miles per hour over the speed limit.
3. The Georgia Department of Revenue (“DOR”) has been charged with administrative obligations
under certain provisions of O.C.G.A. §§ 40-6-163 and 40-14-18 which will be met systematically
upon request of the Governing Body or its agent.
4. For auditing purposes, copies of the three notices required by O.C.G.A. §§ 40-6-163 and 40-14-18
to be sent to the motor vehicle owner by a law enforcement agency, Governing Body, or their agent
must be retained in the files of the Governing Body for at least one year from the date of referral to
DOR.
5. The Governing Body understands that the procedure for placing and removing holds is at the sole
discretion of DOR. As of September 1, 2019, the Governing Body or its agent will be required to
utilize DRIVES e-Services to place and remove holds.
6. The Governing Body must designate one person or entity (“Designee”) to be the administrator for
all addition or removal of users utilizing e-Services to place and remove holds with DOR in order
to ensure the effective enforcement of O.C.G.A. §§ 40-6-163 and 40-14-18. Such Designee will be
identified in e-Services.
7. If the Governing Body or its agent provides adequate verification through e-Services that a violation
of either statute has occurred, the violation has not been contested, and the assessed penalty has not
been paid, the Governing Body or its agent may place a hold in e-Services, no earlier than 30 days
after the third and final notice has been sent to the owner of the motor vehicle.
8. When the Governing Body or its agent places a hold on a vehicle in e-Services, this will prevent the
renewal of the registration of such vehicle and title transfer of such vehicle within this state, unless
and until the Governing Body or its agent removes the hold in e-Services.
9. DOR will send a notice in compliance with O.C.G.A. §§ 40-6-163(d)(9) or 40-14-18(i) to the
registered owner of the motor vehicle. The Governing Body must designate one person or entity
(“Point of Contact”) that the vehicle owner can contact to pay the penalty and any late fee. The
following individual or entity shall be the Governing Body’s Point of Contact for vehicle owners:
Name of Point of
Contact
Phone Number
Website (optional)
10. The Governing Body is responsible for removing the hold in e-Services no later than one business
day after receipt of payment of the penalty (and any late fee, if applicable).
I, as an authorized signor for the Governing Body, hereby consent to and acknowledge the above on behalf
of the Governing Body.
Signature:
Date:
Title:
Printed Name:
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