Senate Bill #538 (2017)

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

Adds the class of combination vehicles to the list of vehicles eligible for New England Patriots Charitable Foundation registration plates.

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  • 2017 – S 0538
  • 2017 – S 0538 SUBSTITUTE A
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  • LC001830
  • LC001830/SUB A
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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: Senators DiPalma, Goodwin, Seveney, Pearson, and Lombardo
  • Date Introduced: March 09, 2017
  • Referred To: Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs
  • It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Section 31-3-85 of the General Laws in Chapter 31-3 entitled "Registration of Vehicles" is hereby amended to read as follows:
  • 31-3-85. Special plate for the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation.
  • (a) The administrator of the division of motor vehicles is empowered to make available special motor vehicle registration plates for passenger vehicle based upon the not-for-profit entity, the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation 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, or combination vehicle.
  • (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 his or her discretion, for the purpose of conducting auctions of the right to use and display those numbers under such terms and conditions as the administrator may permit.
  • 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 registration plates.
  • (c) The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation 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 approved by the Rhode Island State Police.
  • (d) New England Patriots Charitable Foundation plates shall be subject to a minimum pre-paid order of at least nine hundred (900) plates. New England Patriots Charitable Foundation plates shall not be issued unless the minimum order requirements are met. The initial order will be handled by the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation and shall not be submitted to the division of motor vehicles for the production until the minimum order has been met and the proper paperwork submitted to the division. Subsequent New England Patriots Charitable Foundation plate orders will be handled by the division of motor vehicles.
  • (d) New England Patriots Charitable Foundation plates shall be subject to a minimum pre-paid order of at least nine hundred (900) plates with respect to each plate type authorized pursuant to this section. New England Patriots Charitable Foundation plates shall not be issued unless the minimum order requirements are met. The initial order will be handled by the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation and shall not be submitted to the division of motor vehicles for the production until the minimum order has been met and the proper paperwork submitted to the division. Subsequent New England Patriots Charitable Foundation 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, New England Patriots Charitable Foundation 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 the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation in furtherance of their mission of assisting the youth and families of New England through donations that foster cultural diversity, education, family and health.
  • (h) A ten dollar ($10.00) surcharge for subsequent registration renewals shall be allocated to the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation.
  • (i) In consideration of the receipt of funds from the registration of New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, the foundation must use any Rhode Island sourced funds in and for the benefit of Rhode Island based charitable organizations.
  • (j) The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation will be required to submit an annual accounting report before such monies are distributed.
  • (k) There shall be no refunds for early cancellation of New England Patriots Charitable Foundation plates.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.
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  • LC001830
  • LC001830/SUB A
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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 add the class of combination vehicles to the list of vehicles eligible for New England Patriots Charitable Foundation registration plates.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC001830 ========
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC001830/SUB A ========

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

May 17, 2017 at 4:29pm
Yeas: 36 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 1 / 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 Y
Sen. DaPonte Y
Sen. DiPalma Y
Sen. Doyle 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 Y
Sen. Lombardo Y
Sen. Lynch Prata Y
Sen. McCaffrey Y
Sen. Metts Y
Sen. Miller Y
Sen. Morgan Y
Sen. Nesselbush Y
Sen. Paolino Y
Sen. Pearson Y
Sen. Picard Y
Sen. Quezada Y
Sen. Raptakis Y
Sen. Ruggerio Y
Sen. Satchell Y
Sen. Seveney Y
Sen. Sheehan Y
Sen. Sosnowski Y

Floor vote for PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE

June 29, 2017 at 5:01pm
Yeas: 68 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 7 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Rep. Abney Y
Rep. Ackerman Y
Rep. Ajello Y
Rep. Almeida Y
Rep. Amore Y
Rep. Azzinaro Y
Rep. Barros NV
Rep. Bennett Y
Rep. Blazejewski Y
Rep. Canario Y
Rep. Carson Y
Rep. Casey Y
Rep. Casimiro Y
Rep. Chippendale Y
Rep. Corvese Y
Rep. Costantino NV
Rep. Coughlin NV
Rep. Craven Y
Rep. Cunha NV
Rep. Diaz Y
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 NV
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