§ 1-4-10.2 Prohibitions.
It shall be unlawful:
(1) For any person to operate or authorize the operation of any civil aircraft which does not possess a valid identification mark assigned by the federal government.
(2) For any resident to own or authorize the operation of any civil aircraft owned by him or her which does not have a currently effective Rhode Island state registration certificate, and for which the aircraft operating fee, if required, has not been paid.
(3) For any nonresident to own or authorize the operation of any civil aircraft owned by him or her and located in Rhode Island for more than ninety (90) days cumulatively during a registration year, which does not have a currently effective Rhode Island state registration certificate, and for which the aircraft operating fee, if required, has not been paid.
(4) For any person to own or to operate an aircraft which fails to display the currently effective registration decal or other identifier as required by regulations adopted under § 1-4-10 by the director.
(5) For any person to operate or authorize the operation of any civil aircraft in air commerce within the state which does not have a currently effective airworthiness certificate and a state registration certificate and having paid the aircraft operating fee, if required.
(6) For any person to operate or permit operation of aircraft on or from any airport for compensation or hire, unless the area is registered with the department.
(7) For any person to operate or authorize the operation of aircraft in violation of any other rule or regulation, or in violation of the terms of any certificate, issued under the authority of this chapter.
(8) For any person to operate or attempt to operate an aircraft on the ground, on the public waters, or in the air while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or of any controlled drug which affects a person's ability to operate an aircraft in a safe manner or while having 4/100 percent or more by weight alcohol in his or her blood.
(9) For any owner or operator of an aircraft having knowledge of an aircraft accident or aircraft incident to fail to report facts concerning the accident or incident to the department or a law enforcement officer within seven (7) days of the occurrence of the event, unless incapacitated by death or injury.
(10) For any person to touch any part of aircraft wreckage at an aircraft accident scene, except for rescue of persons and/or classified materials, without specific approval of the federal or state official responsible for the accident scene.
(11) For any person to operate any ground vehicle which is unrelated to aircraft operations or servicing, or airport operations and maintenance, within the boundaries of any public airport without the express consent of the airport manager. This subsection does not prohibit the operation of a ground vehicle upon a road laid out in the airport to provide access to or egress from the airport.
(12) For any person to make or cause to be made an intentional false light, signal, or report of an aircraft accident, or missing aircraft, or, in an emergency situation, to use any device or equipment to initiate or to have others initiate an emergency response by any public or private agency.
(P.L. 2003, ch. 253, § 1; P.L. 2003, ch. 308, § 1.)