House Bill #5758 (2017)

AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES

Creates an "Operation Stand Down RI" registration plate to benefit struggling and/or homeless veterans.

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  • 2017 – H 5758
  • 2017 – H 5758 AS AMENDED
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  • S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2017
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
  • Introduced By: Representatives Solomon, Jacquard, Vella-Wilkinson, McNamara, and
  • Cunha
  • Date Introduced: March 01, 2017
  • Referred To: House Finance
  • It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Chapter 31-3 of the General Laws entitled "Registration of Vehicles" is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:
  • 31-3-112. Special plate for Operation Stand Down RI.
  • (a) The administrator of the division of motor vehicles is empowered to make available special motor vehicle registration plates for passenger vehicles based upon the not-for-profit entity, Operation Stand Down RI, for any motor vehicle eligible for registration as an automobile or commercial vehicle having a gross weight of ten thousand pounds (10,000 lbs.) or less.
  • (b) The special plate shall be displayed upon the same registration number assigned to the vehicle for which it was issued and shall be used in place of and in the same manner as the registration plates issued to the vehicle. The original registration plates for the vehicle shall be removed from the vehicle and the registration certificate for the plates shall be carried in the vehicle, in accordance with §31-3-9. The registration certificate shall be in effect for the special plate. The administrator shall be authorized to retain newly issued plate numbers, at their discretion, for the purpose of conducting auctions for the right to use and display those numbers under such terms and conditions as the administrator may permit.
  • (c) Auction proceeds shall be apportioned and distributed for charitable purposes, in the discretion of the administrator, in accordance with such agreements as may be entered into with those entities holding ownership rights to the logos. The administrator is hereby authorized to enter into agreements for the use of logos on Rhode Island administration plates.
  • (d) Operation Stand Down RI motor vehicle plates shall be the same size as regular motor vehicle plates and shall be designed in conjunction with the division of motor vehicles, with design approval by the Rhode Island state police.
  • (e) Operation Stand Down RI plates shall be subject to a minimum prepaid order of at least nine hundred (900) plates. Operation Stand Down RI plates shall not be issued unless the minimum order requirements are met. The initial order will be handled by Operation Stand Down RI and shall not be submitted to the division of motor vehicles for production until the minimum order has been met and the proper paperwork submitted to the division. Subsequent Operation Stand Down RI plate orders will be handled by the division of motor vehicles.
  • (f) The administrator of motor vehicles shall develop application forms, prepayment procedures and any other procedures deemed necessary to carry out the purposes of this section.
  • (g) In addition to the regular prescribed motor vehicle registration fee, Operation Stand Down RI plates shall be subject to a forty dollar ($40.00) issuance surcharge.
  • (h) The forty dollar ($40.00) issuance surcharge shall be allocated as follows: twenty dollars ($20.00) shall be allocated to the general fund and the remaining twenty dollars ($20.00) shall be distributed annually to Operation Stand Down RI in furtherance of its mission to "support our troops: in helping struggling and homeless veterans by offering housing and supportive services necessary to their well-being."
  • (i) A ten dollar ($10.00) surcharge for subsequent registration renewals shall be allocated to Operation Stand Down RI.
  • (j) In consideration of the receipt of funds from the registration of Operation Stand Down RI plates, the organization must use any Rhode Island sourced funds in and for the benefit of Rhode Island based charitable organizations.
  • (k) Operation Stand Down RI will be required to submit an annual accounting report before such monies are distributed.
  • (l) There shall be no refunds for early cancellation of Operation Stand Down RI plates.
  • 31-3-113. Special plate for Operation Stand Down RI.
  • (a) The administrator of the division of motor vehicles is empowered to make available special motor vehicle registration plates for passenger vehicles based upon the not-for-profit entity, Operation Stand Down RI.
  • (b) The special plate shall be displayed upon the same registration number assigned to the vehicle for which it was issued and shall be used in place of and in the same manner as the registration plates issued to the vehicle. The original registration plates for the vehicle shall be removed from the vehicle and the registration certificate for the plates shall be carried in the vehicle, in accordance with §31-3-9. The registration certificate shall be in effect for the special plate.
  • (c) Operation Stand Down RI motor vehicle plates shall be the same size as regular motor vehicle plates and shall be designed in conjunction with the division of motor vehicles, with design approval by the Rhode Island state police.
  • (d) Operation Stand Down RI plates shall be subject to a minimum prepaid order of at least nine hundred (900) sets of plates per plate type including, but not limited to, passenger and commercial. Operation Stand Down RI plates shall not be issued unless the minimum order requirements are met. The initial order will be handled by Operation Stand Down RI and shall not be submitted to the division of motor vehicles for production until the minimum order has been met and the proper paperwork submitted to the division. Subsequent Operation Stand Down RI plate orders will be handled by the division of motor vehicles.
  • (e) The administrator of motor vehicles shall develop application forms, prepayment procedures and any other procedures deemed necessary to carry out the purposes of this section.
  • (f) In addition to the regular prescribed motor vehicle registration fee, Operation Stand Down RI plates shall be subject to a forty dollar ($40.00) issuance surcharge.
  • (g) The forty dollar ($40.00) issuance surcharge shall be allocated as follows: twenty dollars ($20.00) shall be allocated to the general fund and the remaining twenty dollars ($20.00) shall be distributed annually to Operation Stand Down RI in furtherance of its mission to "support our troops: in helping struggling and homeless veterans by offering housing and supportive services necessary to their well-being."
  • (h) A ten dollar ($10.00) surcharge for subsequent registration renewals shall be allocated to Operation Stand Down RI.
  • (i) In consideration of the receipt of funds from the registration of Operation Stand Down RI plates, the organization must use any Rhode Island sourced funds in and for the benefit of Rhode Island based charitable organizations.
  • (j) Operation Stand Down RI will be required to submit an annual accounting report before such monies are distributed.
  • (k) There shall be no refunds for early cancellation of Operation Stand Down RI plates.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.
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  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
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  • This act would authorize the division of motor vehicles to issue motor vehicle registration plates for automobiles and/or commercial vehicles having a gross weight of ten thousand pounds (10,000 lbs.) or less for the financial benefit of Operation Stand Down RI in support of the organization's mission to assist struggling and homeless veterans by offering them housing and supportive services.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC001855 ========

Votes

NOTE: Electronic voting records are unofficial and may not be accurate. For an official vote tally, check the House or Senate Journal from the day of the vote.

Floor vote for PASSAGE

June 27, 2017 at 7:47pm
Yeas: 70 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 5 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Rep. Abney Y
Rep. Ackerman Y
Rep. Ajello Y
Rep. Almeida Y
Rep. Amore Y
Rep. Azzinaro Y
Rep. Barros Y
Rep. Bennett Y
Rep. Blazejewski Y
Rep. Canario Y
Rep. Carson Y
Rep. Casey Y
Rep. Casimiro Y
Rep. Chippendale NV
Rep. Corvese Y
Rep. Costantino NV
Rep. Coughlin Y
Rep. Craven Y
Rep. Cunha Y
Rep. Diaz NV
Rep. Donovan Y
Rep. Edwards Y
Rep. Fellela Y
Rep. Filippi Y
Rep. Fogarty Y
Rep. Giarrusso Y
Rep. Handy Y
Rep. Hearn Y
Rep. Hull Y
Rep. Jacquard Y
Rep. Johnston Y
Rep. Kazarian NV
Rep. Keable Y
Rep. Kennedy Y
Rep. Knight Y
Rep. Lancia Y
Rep. Lima Y
Rep. Lombardi Y
Rep. Maldonado Y
Rep. Marshall Y
Rep. Marszalkowski Y
Rep. Mattiello Y
Rep. McEntee Y
Rep. McKiernan Y
Rep. McLaughlin Y
Rep. McNamara Y
Rep. Mendonca Y
Rep. Messier Y
Rep. Morgan Y
Rep. Morin Y
Rep. Nardolillo Y
Rep. Newberry Y
Rep. Nunes Y
Rep. O'Brien Y
Rep. O'Grady Y
Rep. Perez Y
Rep. Phillips NV
Rep. Price Y
Rep. Quattrocchi Y
Rep. Ranglin-Vassell Y
Rep. Regunberg Y
Rep. Roberts Y
Rep. Ruggiero Y
Rep. Serpa Y
Rep. Shanley Y
Rep. Shekarchi Y
Rep. Slater Y
Rep. Solomon Y
Rep. Tanzi Y
Rep. Tobon Y
Rep. Ucci Y
Rep. Vella-Wilkinson Y
Rep. Walsh Y
Rep. Williams Y
Rep. Winfield Y

Floor vote for Approval of Amendment

September 19, 2017 at 9:49pm
Yeas: 29 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 9 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Sen. Algiere Y
Sen. Archambault NV
Sen. Calkin Y
Sen. Ciccone Y
Sen. Conley Y
Sen. Cote NV
Sen. Coyne Y
Sen. Crowley Y
Sen. DaPonte NV
Sen. DiPalma Y
Sen. Doyle NV
Sen. Euer Y
Sen. Felag Y
Sen. Fogarty Y
Sen. Gallo Y
Sen. Gee Y
Sen. Goldin Y
Sen. Goodwin Y
Sen. Jabour Y
Sen. Kettle Y
Sen. Lombardi NV
Sen. Lombardo NV
Sen. Lynch Prata Y
Sen. McCaffrey Y
Sen. Metts Y
Sen. Miller Y
Sen. Morgan Y
Sen. Nesselbush Y
Sen. Paolino Y
Sen. Pearson NV
Sen. Picard NV
Sen. Quezada Y
Sen. Raptakis Y
Sen. Ruggerio Y
Sen. Satchell Y
Sen. Seveney Y
Sen. Sheehan NV
Sen. Sosnowski Y

Floor vote for Passage as Amended

September 19, 2017 at 9:49pm
Yeas: 29 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 9 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Sen. Algiere Y
Sen. Archambault Y
Sen. Calkin Y
Sen. Ciccone NV
Sen. Conley Y
Sen. Cote Y
Sen. Coyne Y
Sen. Crowley NV
Sen. DaPonte NV
Sen. DiPalma Y
Sen. Doyle NV
Sen. Euer Y
Sen. Felag Y
Sen. Fogarty Y
Sen. Gallo NV
Sen. Gee Y
Sen. Goldin Y
Sen. Goodwin Y
Sen. Jabour Y
Sen. Kettle Y
Sen. Lombardi Y
Sen. Lombardo NV
Sen. Lynch Prata Y
Sen. McCaffrey Y
Sen. Metts Y
Sen. Miller NV
Sen. Morgan Y
Sen. Nesselbush Y
Sen. Paolino Y
Sen. Pearson NV
Sen. Picard NV
Sen. Quezada Y
Sen. Raptakis Y
Sen. Ruggerio Y
Sen. Satchell Y
Sen. Seveney Y
Sen. Sheehan Y
Sen. Sosnowski Y