Motor and Other vehicles
Registration of Vehicles
§ 31-3-90 Special plate for the Red Sox
(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
(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.)