2003 -- H 5483 SUBSTITUTE A
A N A C T
RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES - REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
Introduced By: Representatives Malik, T Brien, Faria, Gallison, and Anguilla
Date Introduced: February 06, 2003
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Section 31-3-62 of the General Laws in Chapter 31-3 entitled "Registration
of Vehicles" is hereby amended to read as follows:
31-3-62. National guard plates. -- (a) The administrator of the division of motor
vehicles is empowered and authorized to make available to all active and retired members of the
Rhode Island army and air national guard a special motor vehicle registration plate for any motor
vehicle eligible for registration as an automobile or a commercial vehicle having a gross weight
six eight thousand
five hundred three hundred pounds (6,300 lbs.) pounds (8,500
lbs.) or less.
(b) The special motor vehicle registration plate shall carry on it the designation "National
Guard" and shall also carry on it an emblem on the left-hand side of the plate to be designed and
provided by the office of the adjutant general, with the numerals to the right of it.
(c) The administrator of the division of motor vehicles shall issue the plate upon the
payment of a service charge of twenty dollars ($20.00) and a transfer charge of five dollars
($5.00) for the plate. All revenues shall be deposited as general revenues.
(d) For the purposes of this section an active or retired member of the Rhode Island army
and air national guard shall be defined as any person certified by the adjutant general as currently
serving or having retired under honorable conditions in either the Rhode Island army or air
(e) In a state of emergency, any active member of the army or air national guard driving
a vehicle bearing the special motor vehicle registration plate shall be authorized and empowered
to travel upon the highways of the state notwithstanding any driving ban imposed by any state or
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.