(A) Any person who becomes a resident of this state, within thirty days of becoming a resident, shall surrender any driver's license issued by another state to the registrar of motor vehicles or a deputy registrar. If such a person intends to operate a motor vehicle upon the public roads or highways, the person shall apply for a driver's license in this state.
If the person fails to apply for a driver's license within thirty days of becoming a resident, the person shall not operate any motor vehicle in this state under a license issued by another state[.]
(1) Whoever violates division (A) of this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.
(2) The offense established under division (B)(1) of this section is a strict liability offense and strict liability is a culpable mental state for purposes of section 2901.20 of the Revised Code. The designation of this offense as a strict liability offense shall not be construed to imply that any other offense, for which there is no specified degree of culpability, is not a strict liability offense.
(C) For purposes of division (A) of this section, "resident" means any person to whom any of the following applies:
[(1)] The person maintains their principal residence in this state and does not reside in this state as a result of the person's active service in the United States armed forces.
[(2)] The person is determined by the registrar of motor vehicles to be a resident in accordance with standards adopted by the registrar under section 4507.01 of the Revised Code.
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