Senate Bill #2033 (2018)

AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION FEES--DISABLED VETERANS

Expands and clarifies what constitutes disability entitling disabled veterans to the waiver of motor vehicle registration fees.

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  • 2018 – S 2033
  • 2018 – S 2033 SUBSTITUTE A
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  • LC003419
  • LC003419/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
  • ____________
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES – REGISTRATION FEES–DISABLED
  • VETERANS
  • S TATE OF RHODE IS L AND
  • IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2018
  • ____________
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES – REGISTRATION FEES–DISABLED
  • VETERANS
  • Introduced By: Senators Felag, Gallo, Ciccone, Lynch Prata, and Conley
  • Date Introduced: January 11, 2018
  • Referred To: Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs
  • Referred To: Senate SpecialLegislation and Veterans Affairs
  • It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Section 31-6-8 of the General Laws in Chapter 31-6 entitled "Registration Fees" is hereby amended to read as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Section 31-6-8 of the General Laws in Chapter 31-6 entitled "Registration Fees"is hereby amended to read as follows:
  • 31-6-8. Disabled veterans.
  • (a) Any veteran who has been honorably discharged from the service of the armed forces or the merchant marine of the United States in any of the wars or campaigns in which the United States has been engaged and who, while engaged in these wars or campaigns or as a result of engagement in these wars or campaigns, by reason of amputation, has lost one or both of his or her arms, hands, feet, or legs, or who, by reason of other permanent injury, has lost the use of one or both of his or her arms, hands, feet, or legs, or to whom has been granted a motor vehicle under chapter 870-2D, United States Public Laws 663, enacted 1946, 79th Congress, or has been determined by the Veterans' Administration U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs to:
  • (1) Have have a combined service connected disability rating of one hundred percent (100%); or
  • (2) Be considered "individually unemployable" due to their service-connected disability, shall be forever exempt from the payment of any fee for the annual registration of and a license to operate that motor vehicle.
  • (a) Any veteran who has been honorably discharged from the service of the armed forces or the merchant marine of the United States in any of the wars or campaigns in which the United States has been engaged and who, while engaged in these wars or campaigns or as a result of engagement in these wars or campaigns, by reason of amputation, has lost one or both of his or her arms, hands, feet, or legs, or who, by reason of other permanent injury, has lost the use of one or both of his or her arms, hands, feet, or legs, or to whom has been granted a motor vehicle under chapter 870-2D, United States Public Laws 663, enacted 1946, 79th Congress, or has been determined by the Veterans' Administration to suitable documentation from the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs to establish that the veteran:
  • (1) Has have a combined service connected disability rating of one hundred percent (100%); or
  • (2) Is considered "individually unemployable" due to their service-connected disability, shall be forever exempt from the payment of any fee for the annualregistration of and a license to operate that motor vehicle.
  • (b) The administrator for the division of motor vehicles shall issue to an eligible veteran for use on an automobile, or on a commercial vehicle having a gross weight of six thousand three hundred pounds (6,300 lbs.) or less, registration plates designated "Disabled Veteran". Upon the death of the holder of "Disabled Veteran" plates, the plates may be transferred to his or her surviving spouse for his or her lifetime or until he or she remarries. Only one set of "Disabled Veteran" plates shall be issued to an eligible veteran and only after certification of eligibility from the Veterans' Administration or other satisfactory documentation of eligibility is presented.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage. ======== LC003419 ========
  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES – REGISTRATION FEES–DISABLED
  • VETERANS
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  • This act would expand and would clarify what constitutes disability entitling disabled veterans to the waiver of motor vehicle registration fees.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC003419 ========
  • SECTION 2. This act shalltake effect on January 1, 2019. ======== LC003419/SUB A ========
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  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • A N A C T RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES – REGISTRATION FEES–DISABLED
  • VETERANS
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  • This act would clarify what constitutes a disability entitling disabled veterans to the waiver of the motor vehicle registration fees.
  • This act would take effect January 1, 2019. ======== LC003419/SUB A ========
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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 09, 2018 at 4:48pm
Yeas: 34 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 3 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Sen. Algiere Y
Sen. Archambault Y
Sen. Calkin Y
Sen. Cano Y
Sen. Ciccone Y
Sen. Conley Y
Sen. Cote Y
Sen. Coyne Y
Sen. Crowley Y
Sen. DaPonte NV
Sen. DiPalma NV
Sen. Euer Y
Sen. Felag Y
Sen. Fogarty Y
Sen. Gallo Y
Sen. Gee Y
Sen. Goldin Y
Sen. Goodwin Y
Sen. Jabour Y
Sen. Lombardi Y
Sen. Lombardo Y
Sen. Lynch Prata Y
Sen. McCaffrey Y
Sen. Metts Y
Sen. Miller Y
Sen. Morgan NV
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 22, 2018 at 9:36pm
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 NV
Rep. Bennett Y
Rep. Blazejewski Y
Rep. Canario Y
Rep. Carson NV
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 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 NV
Rep. O'Brien Y
Rep. O'Grady Y
Rep. Perez Y
Rep. Phillips Y
Rep. Price Y
Rep. Quattrocchi Y
Rep. Ranglin-Vassell Y
Rep. Regunberg Y
Rep. Roberts NV
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