House Bill #6213 (2017)

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

Amends the grounds on which the DMV may refuse registration for failure to pay a fine to include, interest, penalties, or other monetary amount. Requires the municipality that requests the denial to add and forward an additional $5 fee to the DMV.

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  • 2017 – H 6213
  • 2017 – H 6213 SUBSTITUTE A
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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
  • RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES – REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES – REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
  • Introduced By: Representatives Blazejewski, Slater, Williams, Johnston, and Tobon
  • Date Introduced: May 11, 2017
  • Referred To: House Finance
  • It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Section 31-3-5 of the General Laws in Chapter 31-3 entitled "Registration of Vehicles" is hereby amended to read as follows:
  • 31-3-5. Grounds for refusal of registration.
  • The division of motor vehicles shall refuse registration or any transfer of registration upon any of the following grounds:
  • (1) That the application contains any false or fraudulent statement, or that the applicant has failed to furnish required information, or reasonable additional information requested by the division of motor vehicles, or that the applicant is not entitled to the issuance of registration of the vehicle under chapters 3 – 9 of this title;
  • (2) That the vehicle is mechanically unfit or unsafe to be operated upon the highways;
  • (3) That the division of motor vehicles has reasonable ground to believe that the vehicle is a stolen or embezzled vehicle, or that the granting of registration would constitute a fraud against the rightful owner;
  • (4) That the registration of the vehicle stands suspended or revoked for any reason as provided in the motor vehicle laws of this state;
  • (5) That the vehicle has been reported by any city or town to the division of motor vehicles as having unpaid fines in the aggregate amount of two hundred dollars ($200) or more, including any and all interest, penalties, or other monetary amount that may be imposed for failure to pay the fines by a specified date; provided, the registration shall be issued upon presentation of proof of payment of the outstanding fines, including any and all interest, penalties, or other monetary amount owed to the cities or towns reporting the unpaid fines. The sum of two hundred dollars ($200) shall represent the aggregate value of the sum of the fines on the face of the ticket(s) and shall not include interest, penalties, or any other monetary amount that may be imposed for failure to pay the ticket(s) or summons(es) by a specified date. Before When the division of motor vehicles denies a registration to any person pursuant to this subsection, it shall have first received the city or town requesting the denial of registration shall add a five dollar ($5.00) fee for each request from the city or town requesting the denial of registration, which fee may be added to the aggregate value of the sum of the fines and, upon payment, shall transmit said fee to the division of motor vehicles;
  • (6) That the vehicle does not comply with regulations promulgated pursuant to § 23-23- 5(18);
  • (7) That the vehicle does not comply with the provisions of chapter 47.1 of this title and any rules and regulations promulgated under that chapter;
  • (8) That a commercial motor vehicle is being operated by a commercial motor carrier that has been prohibited from operating in interstate commerce by a federal agency with authority to do so under federal law; or
  • (9) That the registered owner of a vehicle failed to pay the required toll amounts, administrative fees, and fines as prescribed in § 24-12-37 of the general laws.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect on January 1, 2018.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect on July 1, 2018.
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  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES – REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
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  • This act would amend the grounds on which the DMV may refuse registration for failure to pay a fine to include interest, penalties, or other monetary amount. It would require the municipality that requests the denial of registration to add, and upon receiving payment, forward an additional five dollar ($5.00) fee to the DMV.
  • This act would take effect on January 1, 2018. ======== LC002652 ========
  • This act would take effect on July 1, 2018. ======== LC002652/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 26, 2017 at 8:45pm
Yeas: 55 / Nays: 13 / 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 Y
Rep. Bennett Y
Rep. Blazejewski Y
Rep. Canario Y
Rep. Carson Y
Rep. Casey Y
Rep. Casimiro Y
Rep. Chippendale N
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 N
Rep. Fogarty Y
Rep. Giarrusso N
Rep. Handy NV
Rep. Hearn Y
Rep. Hull N
Rep. Jacquard NV
Rep. Johnston Y
Rep. Kazarian NV
Rep. Keable Y
Rep. Kennedy Y
Rep. Knight Y
Rep. Lancia Y
Rep. Lima Y
Rep. Lombardi N
Rep. Maldonado Y
Rep. Marshall Y
Rep. Marszalkowski Y
Rep. Mattiello Y
Rep. McEntee Y
Rep. McKiernan Y
Rep. McLaughlin N
Rep. McNamara Y
Rep. Mendonca N
Rep. Messier Y
Rep. Morgan N
Rep. Morin Y
Rep. Nardolillo N
Rep. Newberry Y
Rep. Nunes N
Rep. O'Brien Y
Rep. O'Grady Y
Rep. Perez N
Rep. Phillips NV
Rep. Price Y
Rep. Quattrocchi N
Rep. Ranglin-Vassell NV
Rep. Regunberg Y
Rep. Roberts N
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 RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHI

June 30, 2017 at 9:41pm
Yeas: 26 / Nays: 3 / Not voting: 8 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Sen. Algiere Y
Sen. Archambault Y
Sen. Calkin N
Sen. Ciccone Y
Sen. Conley Y
Sen. Cote Y
Sen. Coyne Y
Sen. Crowley NV
Sen. DaPonte NV
Sen. DiPalma Y
Sen. Doyle NV
Sen. Felag Y
Sen. Fogarty Y
Sen. Gallo NV
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 Y
Sen. Metts Y
Sen. Miller Y
Sen. Morgan N
Sen. Nesselbush Y
Sen. Paolino Y
Sen. Pearson NV
Sen. Picard Y
Sen. Quezada N
Sen. Raptakis Y
Sen. Ruggerio NV
Sen. Satchell Y
Sen. Seveney NV
Sen. Sheehan Y
Sen. Sosnowski Y