§31-3-90  Special plate for the Red Sox Foundation. –

Published: 2015

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Motor and Other vehicles


Registration of Vehicles

SECTION 31-3-90

   § 31-3-90  Special plate for the Red Sox

Foundation. –

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

available special motor vehicle registration plates for passenger vehicles

based upon the not-for-profit entity, the Red Sox 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 Red Sox 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 approval by the Rhode Island

State Police.

   (d) Red Sox Foundation plates shall be subject to a minimum

pre-paid order of at least nine hundred (900) plates. Red Sox Foundation plates

shall not be issued unless the minimum order requirements are met. The initial

order will be handled by the Red Sox 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 Red Sox

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, Red Sox 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 Red Sox 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 Red Sox Foundation.

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

registration of Red Sox Foundation, the foundation must use any Rhode Island

sourced funds in and for the benefit of Rhode Island based charitable


   (j) The Red Sox 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 Red

Sox Foundation plates.

History of Section.

(P.L. 2011, ch. 21, § 1; P.L. 2011, ch. 27, § 1.)

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