Senate Bill #540 (2017)

AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- GOLD STAR FAMILIES

Creates and expands eligibility for a special license plate for Gold Star Families.

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  • S T A T E O F R H O D E I S L A N D
  • 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
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES – GOLD STAR FAMILIES
  • Introduced By: Senators Lynch Prata, and Gallo
  • Date Introduced: March 09, 2017
  • Referred To: Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs
  • (Office of Veterans Affairs)
  • It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Section 31-3-111 of the General Laws in Chapter 31-3 entitled "Registration of Vehicles" is hereby amended to read as follows:
  • 31-3-111. Gold Star Parents Gold Star Families.
  • (a) The administrator of the division of motor vehicles is authorized and directed to issue a special registration plate for the motor vehicles of all eligible members of a Gold Star Parents Family.
  • (b) For the purpose of this section, "Gold Star Parents Family" means a person who has lost a son or a daughter as a result of service with the armed forces of the United States of America eligible to receive a gold star lapel button as defined in 10 U.S.C. §1126; provided, the death was determined to be in the line of duty.
  • (c) The special plate designated "Gold Star Parent" shall be designed as follows: Gold Star Family motor vehicle plates shall be the same size as regular motor vehicle plates, and shall be designed by Gold Star Family members who are Rhode Island residents in conjunction with the division of motor vehicles, with design approval by the Rhode Island state police.
  • (1) Letters and numbers shall be blue in a white background with the words "Rhode Island" clearly visible at the top center of the plate.
  • (2) The background will be a red, white, and blue waving American Flag.
  • (3) The top right corner is to bear the identification "Gold Star Parent".
  • (d) The applicant shall not be required to pay a service charge or a transfer charge for each plate.
  • (e) The applicant shall be entitled to a plate for each vehicle owned by the applicant.
  • (e) The applicant shall be entitled to a plate for each vehicle owned by the applicant Only one set of "Gold Star Family" plates shall be issued to an eligible family member and only after satisfactory documentation of eligibility is presented.
  • (f) The owner of a motor vehicle eligible for registration as a commercial vehicle and having a gross weight of twelve thousand pounds (12,000 lbs.) or less who is issued Gold Star Parent Family plates shall continue to pay the appropriate commercial registration fee for those plates. The owner of a motor vehicle eligible for registration as a commercial vehicle having a gross weight of six thousand three hundred pounds (6,300 lbs.), but not more than twelve thousand pounds (12,000 lbs.), shall sign an affidavit at the time of application for said plates stating that the vehicle is to be used for personal use only.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.
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  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
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  • A N A C T
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES – GOLD STAR FAMILIES
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  • This act would create and expand eligibility for a special license plate for Gold Star Families.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC001768 ========
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  • This act would expand eligibility for a special license plate for Gold Star Families.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC001768/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

June 21, 2017 at 5:13pm
Yeas: 34 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 3 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Sen. Algiere Y
Sen. Archambault Y
Sen. Calkin Y
Sen. Ciccone Y
Sen. Conley Y
Sen. Cote Y
Sen. Coyne Y
Sen. Crowley Y
Sen. DaPonte Y
Sen. DiPalma Y
Sen. Doyle NV
Sen. Felag Y
Sen. Fogarty Y
Sen. Gallo Y
Sen. Gee Y
Sen. Goldin NV
Sen. Goodwin Y
Sen. Jabour Y
Sen. Kettle Y
Sen. Lombardi Y
Sen. Lombardo Y
Sen. Lynch Prata Y
Sen. McCaffrey NV
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 28, 2017 at 4:30pm
Yeas: 69 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 6 / 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 NV
Rep. Casimiro Y
Rep. Chippendale Y
Rep. Corvese Y
Rep. Costantino NV
Rep. Coughlin Y
Rep. Craven Y
Rep. Cunha Y
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 NV
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