House Bill #5425 (2017)

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

Creates the Ocean State Animal Coalition motor vehicle plate to help raise revenue and subsidize spay and neuter services for cats and dogs.

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  • 2017 – H 5425
  • 2017 – H 5425 SUBSTITUTE A
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  • LC001221
  • LC001221/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. 2017
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  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
  • Introduced By: Representatives Serpa, Winfield, Solomon, Canario, and Costantino
  • Date Introduced: February 08, 2017
  • Referred To: House Finance
  • It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
  • SECTION 1. Chapter 31-3 of the General Laws entitled "Registration of Vehicles" is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:
  • 31-3-112. Special plate for the Ocean State Animal Coalition.
  • (a) The administrator of the division of motor vehicles is empowered to make available a special motor vehicle registration plate for the Ocean State Animal Coalition. The plates shall be designed to reference the Ocean State Animal Coalition.
  • (a) The administrator of the division of motor vehicles is empowered to make available a special motor vehicle registration plate for the Ocean State Animal Coalition.
  • (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 returned to the division of motor vehicles. 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 Ocean State Animal Coalition motor vehicle plates shall be the same size as regular motor vehicle plates, and shall be designed in conjunction with the division of motor vehicles, with the design approved by the Rhode Island state police.
  • (d) The Ocean State Animal Coalition motor vehicle plates shall be subject to a minimum pre-paid order of at least nine hundred (900) sets of plates. The Ocean State Animal Coalition plates shall not be issued unless the minimum order requirements are met. The initial order shall be handled by the Ocean State Animal Coalition, 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.
  • (d) The Ocean State Animal Coalition motor vehicle plates shall be subject to a minimum pre-paid order of at least nine hundred (900) sets of plates per plate type. The Ocean State Animal Coalition plates shall not be issued unless the minimum order requirements are met. The initial order shall be handled by the Ocean State Animal Coalition, 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 shall develop prepayment 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, the Ocean State Animal Coalition motor vehicle plates shall be subject to a forty dollar ($40) issuance surcharge.
  • (g) The forty dollar ($40) issuance surcharge shall be allocated as follows: twenty dollars ($20) shall be allocated to the general fund, and the remaining twenty dollars ($20) shall be distributed annually to the Ocean State Animal Coalition in furtherance of its mission to improve the status and well-being of animals in Rhode Island, including subsidizing spay and neuter services for cats and dogs.
  • (h) The Ocean State Animal Coalition shall be required to submit an annual accounting report before such monies are distributed.
  • (i) A ten dollar ($10) surcharge for subsequent registration renewals shall be allocated to the Ocean State Animal Coalition.
  • (j) There shall be no refunds for early cancellation of Ocean State Animal Coalition motor vehicle plates.
  • (h) The Ocean State Animal Coalition shall distribute the funds it receives as referenced in subsection (g) of this section to Rhode Island-based municipal animal shelters and other humane organizations pursuant to procedures developed in accordance with subsection (e) of this section.
  • (i) The Ocean State Animal Coalition shall be required to submit an annual accounting report before such monies are distributed.
  • (j) A ten dollar ($10) surcharge for subsequent registration renewals shall be allocated to the Ocean State Animal Coalition.
  • (k) There shall be no refunds for early cancellation of Ocean State Animal Coalition motor vehicle plates.
  • SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.
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  • LC001221
  • LC001221/SUB A
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  • EXPLANATION
  • BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
  • OF
  • A N A C T
  • RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
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  • This act would create the Ocean State Animal Coalition motor vehicle plate to help raise revenue and subsidize spay and neuter services for cats and dogs.
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC001221 ========
  • This act would take effect upon passage. ======== LC001221/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 28, 2017 at 7:32pm
Yeas: 63 / Nays: 0 / Not voting: 12 / 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 NV
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 NV
Rep. Hull Y
Rep. Jacquard Y
Rep. Johnston Y
Rep. Kazarian NV
Rep. Keable Y
Rep. Kennedy NV
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 NV
Rep. Nunes Y
Rep. O'Brien Y
Rep. O'Grady NV
Rep. Perez Y
Rep. Phillips NV
Rep. Price NV
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 NV
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