House Bill #7778 (2018)

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

Exempts vehicle owners by a rental company from provisions permitted to the DMV to refuse registration for failure to pay fines including interest, penalties, or other monetary amount.

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  • 2018 – H 7778
  • 2018 – H 7778 SUBSTITUTE A
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  • LC004879
  • LC004879/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
  • REGISTRATION TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES – REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
  • Introduced By: Representatives Ucci, and Winfield
  • Date Introduced: February 28, 2018
  • Referred To: House Corporations
  • 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. [Effective July 1, 2018.].
  • 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. When the division of motor vehicles denies a registration to any person pursuant to this subsection, the city or town requesting the denial of registration shall add a five dollar ($5.00) fee to the aggregate value of the sum of the fines and, upon payment, shall transmit said fee to the division of motor vehicles;. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to any vehicle owned by a rental company, as defined in § 31-34.1-1;
  • (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.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect on July 1, 2018.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect on April 1, 2019.
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  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • A N A C T
  • REGISTRATION TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES – REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
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  • This act would exempt vehicles owner by a rental company, as defined in § 31-34.1-1, from provisions permitting the DMV to refine registration for failure to pay a fine including interest, penalties, or other monetary amount that may be imposed for failure to pay fine by a specific date.
  • This act would take effect on July 1, 2018. ======== LC004879 ========
  • This act would take effect on April 1, 2019. ======== LC004879/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

April 24, 2018 at 4:41pm
Yeas: 67 / Nays: 1 / Not voting: 6 / Recused: 1
Legislator Vote
Rep. Abney Y
Rep. Ackerman Y
Rep. Ajello Y
Rep. Almeida NV
Rep. Amore Y
Rep. Azzinaro Y
Rep. Barros NV
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 Y
Rep. Coughlin NV
Rep. Craven Y
Rep. Cunha Y
Rep. Diaz Y
Rep. Donovan Y
Rep. Edwards Y
Rep. Fellela Y
Rep. Filippi R
Rep. Fogarty Y
Rep. Giarrusso Y
Rep. Handy NV
Rep. Hearn Y
Rep. Hull Y
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 N
Rep. O'Brien Y
Rep. O'Grady Y
Rep. Perez Y
Rep. Phillips Y
Rep. Price NV
Rep. Quattrocchi Y
Rep. Ranglin-Vassell Y
Rep. Regunberg Y
Rep. Roberts Y
Rep. Ruggiero NV
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 Passage

June 23, 2018 at 9:20pm
Yeas: 25 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 12 / Recused: 0
Legislator Vote
Sen. Algiere NV
Sen. Archambault NV
Sen. Calkin Y
Sen. Cano Y
Sen. Ciccone Y
Sen. Conley NV
Sen. Cote NV
Sen. Coyne NV
Sen. Crowley Y
Sen. DaPonte NV
Sen. DiPalma Y
Sen. Euer Y
Sen. Felag NV
Sen. Fogarty NV
Sen. Gallo Y
Sen. Gee NV
Sen. Goldin Y
Sen. Goodwin Y
Sen. Jabour Y
Sen. Lombardi NV
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 NV
Sen. Seveney Y
Sen. Sheehan Y
Sen. Sosnowski Y

Floor vote for PASSAGE IN CONCURRENCE

June 23, 2018 at 10:17pm
Yeas: 53 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 21 / Recused: 1
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 NV
Rep. Carson NV
Rep. Casey NV
Rep. Casimiro Y
Rep. Chippendale Y
Rep. Corvese Y
Rep. Costantino Y
Rep. Coughlin NV
Rep. Craven Y
Rep. Cunha NV
Rep. Diaz Y
Rep. Donovan Y
Rep. Edwards Y
Rep. Fellela Y
Rep. Filippi R
Rep. Fogarty NV
Rep. Giarrusso Y
Rep. Handy Y
Rep. Hearn NV
Rep. Hull Y
Rep. Jacquard NV
Rep. Johnston Y
Rep. Kazarian NV
Rep. Keable Y
Rep. Kennedy Y
Rep. Knight Y
Rep. Lancia NV
Rep. Lima Y
Rep. Lombardi Y
Rep. Maldonado Y
Rep. Marshall Y
Rep. Marszalkowski Y
Rep. Mattiello Y
Rep. McEntee NV
Rep. McKiernan Y
Rep. McLaughlin NV
Rep. McNamara Y
Rep. Mendonca Y
Rep. Messier NV
Rep. Morgan NV
Rep. Morin NV
Rep. Nardolillo Y
Rep. Newberry NV
Rep. Nunes Y
Rep. O'Brien Y
Rep. O'Grady Y
Rep. Perez Y
Rep. Phillips Y
Rep. Price Y
Rep. Quattrocchi Y
Rep. Ranglin-Vassell NV
Rep. Regunberg Y
Rep. Roberts NV
Rep. Ruggiero NV
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 NV