TITLE 31
Motor and Other vehicles

CHAPTER 31-2
Division of Motor Vehicles

SECTION 31-2-23


§ 31-2-23 Denial of license or registrations for nonpayment of delinquent child support.

(a) The department of human services, child support enforcement shall periodically within each year furnish the division of motor vehicles, department of revenue with a list or compilation of names of individuals, together with such other identifying information and in such form as the administrator of the division of motor vehicles shall require, who as of the date of the list or compilation, have an unpaid child support order arrearage in excess of five hundred dollars ($500) as shown on the Rhode Island family court/department of human services, child support enforcement computer system ("CSE system"). For purposes of this section, the terms used in this section shall be given the meaning and definitions specified in § 15-16-2. The department of human services shall, at times and in the manner prescribed by the administrator of the division of motor vehicles, furnish to the division of motor vehicles information relating to the subsequent payment of those child support order arrearages by or on behalf of the individuals, and the division shall remove the name of the individual(s) from the list.

(b) No individual whose name appears on the list or compilation referred to in subsection (a) of this section, and whose name has not been subsequently removed from the list, shall be permitted to (1) register or renew a registration of any motor vehicle and/or (2) obtain an original license or renewal of a license to operate a motor vehicle, until all child support order arrearages have been paid in full or a satisfactory arrangement for payment has been made with the family court, and payment has been certified to the division of motor vehicles by the department of human services, child support enforcement.

(c) The identifying information furnished by the department of human services, child support enforcement to the division of motor vehicles shall not include individuals' social security numbers.

(d) A refusal by the division of motor vehicles to register or renew a registration of any motor vehicle and/or issue an original license or renew a license to operate a motor vehicle is a final determination for purposes of chapter 35 of title 42.

[See § 12-1-15 of the General Laws.]

History of Section.
(P.L. 1995, ch. 370, art. 29, § 11; P.L. 1995, ch. 374, § 11; P.L. 1997, ch. 170, § 19; P.L. 2008, ch. 98, § 3; P.L. 2008, ch. 145, § 3.)