Motor and Other vehicles
Registration of Vehicles
§ 31-3-88 Special plate in support of
(a) The administrator of the division of motor vehicles is empowered to make
available a special motor vehicle registration plate in support of public
education. The plate shall bear the designation "Support Public Education", and
shall bear a design chosen by the commissioner of elementary and secondary
education and which shall depict a ruler and an apple.
(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 "Support Public Education" 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 "Support Public Education" motor vehicle plates shall
be subject to a minimum pre-paid order of at least nine hundred (900) sets of
plates. The Rhode Island "Support Public Education" plates shall not be issued
unless the minimum order requirements are met.
(e) The administrator of motor vehicles shall develop
application forms, 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, "Support Public Education" motor vehicle plates shall be
subject to a forty dollar ($40.00) issuance surcharge.
(g) The forty dollar ($40.00) issuance surcharge shall be
allocated as follows: twenty dollars ($20.00) shall be allocated to the
division of motor vehicles for its costs in manufacturing and distributing the
special plates and the remaining twenty dollars ($20.00) shall be distributed
annually, based upon the vehicle registration, to the local school districts
for educational purposes.
(h) There shall be no refunds for early cancellation of
"Support Public Education" motor vehicle plates.
History of Section.
(P.L. 2010, ch. 207, § 1; P.L. 2010, ch. 214, § 1.)