TITLE 31
Motor and Other vehicles

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

PART 31-10.3-7
Administration by Department

SECTION 31-10.3-8


§ 31-10.3-8 Rulemaking authority.

The administrator for motor vehicles, department of revenue, is authorized to adopt and enforce any rules and regulations that may be necessary to carry out the provisions of chapters 1 – 27 of this title and any other laws the enforcement and administration of which are vested in the division of motor vehicles, including rules and regulations concerning specialized testing and standards for operators of commercial vehicles. Any former member of the Armed Forces, including, but not limited to, the Rhode Island National Guard, who received a military license to drive heavy equipment, shall be exempt from taking a road test when applying for a commercial driver's license for a similar class of commercial motor vehicle for which the applicant has been previously licensed by the military, if such applicant is deemed to be otherwise qualified pursuant to 49 CFR 383.77. Any member of an organized fire department, including volunteer members, who have five (5) years of driving experience of fire apparatus and who has completed a safety driving course, including a road test from a recognized agency shall, upon providing a letter from the fire chief of their fire department to the administrator of motor vehicles, be exempt from taking a road test when applying for a commercial drivers' license for a similar class of commercial motor vehicle, provided the applicant is deemed otherwise qualified pursuant to 49 CFR 383.77.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1990, ch. 176, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 296, § 1; P.L. 2005, ch. 217, § 1; P.L. 2005, ch. 229, § 1; P.L. 2008, ch. 98, § 11; P.L. 2008, ch. 145, § 11.)