2011 -- S 0485
A N A C T
RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
Introduced By: Senator Maryellen Goodwin
Date Introduced: March 10, 2011
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Chapter 31-3 of the General Laws entitled "Registration of Vehicles" is
hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:
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 section 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
(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
(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
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
based charitable organizations.
(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.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.