House Bill #7123 (2018)

AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- SPARE TIRE OR EQUIVALENT

Permits a dealer to provide self-sealing tires as a substitute for a jack and spare tire when selling a new or used automobile.

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  • 2018 – H 7123
  • 2018 – H 7123 SUBSTITUTE A
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  • LC003578
  • LC003578/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. 2018
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - TRANSFER OF VEHICLES
  • RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES – SPARE TIRE OR EQUIVALENT
  • Introduced By: Representatives Edwards, Azzinaro, and Marshall
  • Date Introduced: January 11, 2018
  • Referred To: House Corporations
  • It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Section 31-4-11 of the General Laws in Chapter 31-4 entitled "Transfer of Vehicles" is hereby amended to read as follows:
  • 31-4-11. Sale of automobiles – Required equipment.
  • (a) No automobile shall be sold, whether new or used, by a dealer, at wholesale or retail, unless the automobile is equipped with a spare tire and a jack, both of which must be functional and operational. The provisions of this section shall not apply:
  • (1) To an automobile equipped with tires that without any tire air inflation permit vehicle operation for at least up to fifty (50) miles at speeds up to at least fifty-five (55) fifty (50) miles per hour; or
  • (2) An automobile equipped with a factory installed tire repair and inflation system.; or
  • (1) To an automobile equipped with tires that without any tire air inflation permit vehicle operation for at least fifty (50) miles at speeds up to at least fifty-five (55) miles per hour; or
  • (2) An automobile equipped with a factory installed tire repair and inflation system; or
  • (3) An automobile equipped with self-sealing tires or other technological improvements, consistent with federal motor vehicle safety standards.
  • (b) A violation of this section shall constitute a misdemeanor.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.
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  • LC003578
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  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - TRANSFER OF VEHICLES
  • RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES – SPARE TIRE OR EQUIVALENT
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  • This act would include automobiles equipped with self-sealing tires to be exempt from having a spare tire and jack when sold.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC003578 ========
  • This act would permit a dealer to provide self-sealing tires as a substitute for a jack and spare tire when selling a new or used automobile.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC003578/SUB A ========

Votes

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Floor vote for PASSAGE

March 06, 2018 at 4:36pm
Yeas: 67 / Nays: 3 / Not voting: 5 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Rep. Abney Y
Rep. Ackerman Y
Rep. Ajello Y
Rep. Almeida NV
Rep. Amore Y
Rep. Azzinaro Y
Rep. Barros Y
Rep. Bennett NV
Rep. Blazejewski NV
Rep. Canario Y
Rep. Carson Y
Rep. Casey Y
Rep. Casimiro Y
Rep. Chippendale Y
Rep. Corvese Y
Rep. Costantino Y
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 N
Rep. Jacquard Y
Rep. Johnston Y
Rep. Kazarian Y
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 Y
Rep. Price Y
Rep. Quattrocchi N
Rep. Ranglin-Vassell Y
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 NV
Rep. Williams Y
Rep. Winfield Y