§31-3-85  Special plate for the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation. –


Published: 2015

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TITLE 31

Motor and Other vehicles

CHAPTER 31-3

Registration of Vehicles

SECTION 31-3-85



   § 31-3-85  Special plate for the New

England Patriots Charitable Foundation. –

(a) The administrator of the division of motor vehicles is empowered to make

available special motor vehicle registration plates for passenger vehicle based

upon the not-for-profit entity, the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation

for any motor vehicle eligible for registration as an automobile or commercial

vehicle having a gross weight of ten thousand pounds (10,000 lbs.) or less.



   (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. The administrator shall

be authorized to retain newly issued plate numbers, at his or her discretion,

for the purpose of conducting auctions of the right to use and display those

numbers under such terms and conditions as the administrator may permit.



   Auction proceeds shall be apportioned and distributed for

charitable purposes, in the discretion of the administrator, in accordance with

such agreements as may be entered into with those entities holding ownership

rights to the logos. The administrator is hereby authorized to enter into

agreements for the use of logos on Rhode Island registration plates.



   (c) The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation 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 design

approved by the Rhode Island State Police.



   (d) New England Patriots Charitable Foundation plates shall

be subject to a minimum pre-paid order of at least nine hundred (900) plates.

New England Patriots Charitable Foundation plates shall not be issued unless

the minimum order requirements are met. The initial order will be handled by

the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation and shall not be submitted to

the division of motor vehicles for the production until the minimum order has

been met and the proper paperwork submitted to the division. Subsequent New

England Patriots Charitable Foundation plate orders will be handled by the

division of motor vehicles.



   (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, New England Patriots Charitable Foundation 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 general

fund and the remaining twenty dollars ($20.00) shall be distributed annually to

the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation in furtherance of their mission

of assisting the youth and families of New England through donations that

foster cultural diversity, education, family and health.



   (h) A ten dollar ($10.00) surcharge for subsequent

registration renewals shall be allocated to the New England Patriots Charitable

Foundation.



   (i) In consideration of the receipt of funds from the

registration of New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, the foundation must

use any Rhode Island sourced funds in and for the benefit of Rhode Island based

charitable organizations.



   (j) The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation will be

required to submit an annual accounting report before such monies are

distributed.



   (k) There shall be no refunds for early cancellation of New

England Patriots Charitable Foundation plates.



History of Section.

(P.L. 2009, ch. 191, § 1; P.L. 2009, ch. 193, § 1.)

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