§31-3-88  Special plate in support of public education. –


Published: 2015

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TITLE 31

Motor and Other vehicles

CHAPTER 31-3

Registration of Vehicles

SECTION 31-3-88



   § 31-3-88  Special plate in support of

public education. –

(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.)

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