Motor and Other Vehicles

CHAPTER 31-10.3
Rhode Island Uniform Commercial Driver's License Act

Application, Examination and Issuance

SECTION 31-10.3-18

§ 31-10.3-18. Applications.

(a) Every application for a commercial license, change of endorsement, classification, or restriction shall be made upon a form furnished by the department. Every application shall be accompanied by a valid license and by the nonrefundable fee of ten dollars ($10.00). This application fee shall be used by the department to offset the costs of investigating the applicants.

(b) Every application shall state the full name, date of birth, sex, current mailing address, residential address, height, weight, hair and eye color, social security number, and whether the applicant's license or privilege is withdrawn or whether an application has ever been refused, and if so, the date of and reason for the withdrawal or refusal. It shall also require the applicant to disclose any other names used in the past and any other information that the department may require to determine the applicant's identity, competency, and eligibility. It shall be signed by the applicant under the penalties of perjury.

(c) Whenever an application is received from a person previously licensed in another jurisdiction, the department shall request and accept a copy of the driver's record in that jurisdiction with the same force and effect as though entered on the driver's record in this state in the original instance.

(d) The provisions of § 11-18-1 shall apply to any person who falsely signs or attests the affidavit, under oath, required by this section. Any false attestation, knowingly made, shall also be punishable by suspension of the commercial license or privilege of that person for a period of not less than one year nor more than two (2) years; provided, that person shall be entitled to the rights and remedies established by § 31-11-15.

(e) The medical examiner's certificate or medical certification required prior to the issuance of a commercial driver's license may be electronically transmitted to the division of motor vehicles by electronic means of transmission approved by the department of motor vehicles that shall be accessible through the department's website by way of a menu item labeled "commercial driver's license (CDL) medical certificate," so long as the transmission is legible.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1990, ch. 176, § 1; P.L. 2018, ch. 17, § 1; P.L. 2018, ch. 19, § 1.)