2.59.1740 STANDARDS FOR DETERMINING FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
(1) The department shall find an individual lacks the required financial responsibility if a pattern of disregard is shown regarding the management of the individual's personal financial affairs.
(2) In determining whether an individual has shown a pattern of disregard regarding their own personal financial affairs, the department shall consider the following factors:
(a) the existence of outstanding judgment(s), excluding judgments resulting solely from medical expenses;
(b) the existence of outstanding tax liens or other government liens or filings;
(c) a pattern of delinquency in child support or student loan payments;
(d) the existence of outstanding collection actions against the individual unless solely as a result of medical expenses;
(e) the existence of outstanding charged-off accounts with a remaining past due balance owed unless solely as a result of medical expenses;
(f) the existence of three or more accounts currently 90 days or more past due; and
(g) a foreclosure within the past three years.
(3) The department may not consider a bankruptcy as the sole basis for a finding that an individual lacks the required financial responsibility; however, the department may consider the factors that lead to the bankruptcy.
History: 32-9-130, MCA; IMP, 32-9-113, 32-9-117, 32-9-120, MCA; NEW, 2012 MAR p. 183, Eff. 1/27/12.