§ 31-28-7.1 Motor vehicle placards for group care facilities, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, or companies serving people with disabilities.
(a) Upon application to the division of motor vehicles, any group care facility, government agency, non-profit organizations, or company that provides services to persons with disabilities shall be issued one or more portable motor vehicle placards as described in § 31-28-7(a) and (b).
(b) The applicant shall provide to the division of motor vehicles proof that the applicant is a bona fide group care facility, government agency, non-profit organization or company providing services to persons with disabilities as defined in § 31-28-7(h).
(c) The division of motor vehicles shall not issue more than ten (10) placards to any one facility. The number of placards to be issued shall be determined by the division of motor vehicles based upon the number of persons served by the facility and the frequency with which the staff of the facility must transport the clients or patients of the facility.
(d) The placards shall be used only by agents or employees of the facility and only when transporting persons with disabilities who are clients or patients of the facility. The placard is to be hung from the rear view mirror as to be seen through the front and rear windshield of the motor vehicle.
(e) A person other than an agent or employee of the facility to which the placard was issued, or an agent or employee of the facility not engaged in transporting clients or patients of the facility, who uses the parking privilege placards for his or her own purposes, shall be fined one hundred and twenty-five dollars ($125) for each violation. A facility that allows the unauthorized use of the placards may be subject to revocation of the use of the placard by the division of motor vehicles.
(P.L. 1985, ch. 286, § 2; P.L. 1994, ch. 135, § 1; P.L. 1995, ch. 107, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 314, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 323, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 83, § 72; P.L. 1999, ch. 130, § 72; P.L. 2004, ch. 6, § 56.)