2003 -- H 5917
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES
Introduced By: Representatives Kennedy, and Lewiss
Date Introduced: February 12, 2003
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Section 31-3-2.2 of the General Laws in Chapter 31-3 entitled "Registration
of Vehicles" is hereby amended to read as follows:
31-3-2.2. Registration of motorcycles, motorized bicycles, and motorized tricycles. --
(a) Every motorcycle, motorized bicycle, and motorized tricycle owned by a resident of this state
shall be subject to the registration provisions of chapters 3 -- 9 of this title whether the
motorcycle, motorized bicycle, or motorized tricycle is operated or drawn upon a highway within
this state or upon private property. An electric personal assistive mobility device ("EPAMD") and
electric motorized bicycles shall not be required to register under this chapter; provided, however,
that an EPAMD and/or electric motorized bicycles shall not be operated in this state by a person
under the age of sixteen (16) years.
(b) Notwithstanding any general law to the contrary, cities and towns are empowered to
enact ordinances that permit the use and regulation of electric personal assistive mobility devices
however, the EPAMD shall be exclusively restricted to governmental or law enforcement uses.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.