Chapter 304

Chapter 304

2003 -- S 0546

Enacted 07/17/03





     Introduced By: Senators Celona, Polisena, and F Caprio

     Date Introduced: February 13, 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

("EPAMD"). Provided, however, the EPAMD shall be exclusively restricted to governmental or

law enforcement uses.

     SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.