Arkansas Code Title 27. Transportation § 27-19-712. Insurance carrier certificate

(a)(1) Proof of financial responsibility for the future may be furnished by filing with the Office of Driver Services the written certificate of any insurance carrier duly authorized to do business in this state certifying that there is in effect a motor vehicle liability policy for the benefit of the person required to furnish proof of financial responsibility.

(2) The certificate shall give the effective date of the motor vehicle liability policy, which date shall be the same as the effective date of the certificate, and shall designate by explicit description or by appropriate reference all vehicles covered thereby, unless the policy is issued to a person who is not the owner of a motor vehicle.

(b)(1) A nonresident may give proof of financial responsibility by filing with the office a written certificate of an insurance carrier authorized to transact business in the state in which the vehicle owned by the nonresident is registered, or in the state in which the nonresident resides, if he or she does not own a vehicle, provided the certificate otherwise conforms with the provisions of this subchapter.

(2) The office shall accept the certificate upon condition that the insurance carrier complies with the following provisions with respect to the policies so certified:

(A) The insurance carrier shall execute a power of attorney authorizing the Secretary of the Department of Finance and Administration to accept on its behalf service of notice or process in any action arising out of a motor vehicle accident in this state;  and

(B) The insurance carrier shall agree in writing that the policies shall be deemed to conform with the laws of this state relating to the terms of motor vehicle liability policies issued therein.

(c) If any insurance carrier not authorized to transact business in this state, which has qualified to furnish proof of financial responsibility, defaults in any such undertakings or agreements, the office shall not thereafter accept as proof any certificate of the carrier, whether theretofore filed or thereafter tendered, as proof, so long as the default continues.


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