House Bill #6227 (2017)

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

Extends the mandated minimum number of prepaid orders deadline for the Rhode Island Law Enforcement Memorial Benefit Fund special license plates to January 1, 2022.

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  • 2017 – H 6227
  • 2017 – H 6227 SUBSTITUTE 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: Representatives Canario, Edwards, Johnston, Hull, and Lombardi
  • Date Introduced: May 17, 2017
  • Referred To: House Finance
  • It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Section 31-3-89 of the General Laws in Chapter 31-3 entitled "Registration of Vehicles" is hereby amended to read as follows:
  • 31-3-89. Rhode Island law enforcement memorial benefit fund license plates.
  • (a) The administrator of the division of motor vehicles is empowered to make available special motor vehicle registration plates honoring law enforcement officers that have been killed in the line of duty. The plate shall be designed to reference Rhode Island Law Enforcement Memorial Benefit Fund plates.
  • (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) The special motor vehicle plate shall be the same size as regular motor vehicle plates and shall be designed in conjunction with the division of motor vehicles and with the final approval from the Rhode Island state police.
  • (d) Rhode Island Law Enforcement Memorial Benefit Fund plates shall be subject to a minimum pre-paid order of at least nine hundred (900) sets of plates. Rhode Island Law Enforcement Memorial Benefit Fund plates shall not be issued unless the minimum order requirements are met.
  • (d) Rhode Island Law Enforcement Memorial Benefit Fund plates shall be subject to a minimum pre-paid order of at least nine hundred (900) sets of plates, per plate type. Rhode Island Law Enforcement Memorial Benefit Fund plates shall not be issued unless the minimum order requirements are met. The initial order will be handled by the Rhode Island Law Enforcement Memorial Benefit Fund and shall not be submitted to the division of motor vehicles for production until the minimum order(s) have been met and the proper paperwork submitted to the division.
  • (e) The administrator of the division of motor vehicles shall develop application forms, pre-payment 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, Rhode Island Law Enforcement Memorial Benefit Fund plates shall be subject to a forty dollar ($40.00) issuance surcharge.
  • (g) The forty dollar ($40.00) issuance surcharge shall be as follows: twenty dollars ($20.00) shall be deposited in the division of motor vehicles manufacturing account, and the remaining twenty dollars ($20.00) shall be allocated to the Rhode Island Law Enforcement Memorial Benefit Fund.
  • (h) There shall be no refunds for early cancellation of Rhode Island Law Enforcement Memorial Benefit Fund.
  • (i) A five dollar ($5.00) surcharge for subsequent registration renewals shall be allocated to the Rhode Island Law Enforcement Memorial Benefit Fund.
  • (i) A five dollar ($5.00) ten dollar ($10.00) surcharge for subsequent registration renewals shall be allocated to the Rhode Island Law Enforcement Memorial Benefit Fund.
  • (j) For the purposes of this section only and notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter or any other law to the contrary, including, but not limited to, §31-3-94, the statutory authorization of the issuance of the Rhode Island Law Enforcement Memorial Benefit Fund special license plates shall expire on January 1, 2022, if the statutorily mandated minimum number of prepaid orders of such plates has not been satisfied prior to that date.
  • 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
  • RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
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  • This act would extend the mandated minimum number of prepaid orders deadline for the Rhode Island Law Enforcement Memorial Benefit Fund special license plates to January 1, 2022.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC002698 ========
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC002698/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 27, 2017 at 8:11pm
Yeas: 71 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 4 / 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 Y
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