TITLE 31
Motor and Other Vehicles

CHAPTER 31-3
Registration of Vehicles

SECTION 31-3-111


§ 31-3-111. Gold Star Families.

(a) The administrator of the division of motor vehicles is authorized and directed to issue a special registration plate for the motor vehicles of all eligible members of a Gold Star Family.

(b) For the purpose of this section, "Gold Star Family" means a person eligible to receive a gold star lapel button as defined in 10 U.S.C. § 1126; provided, the death was determined to be in the line of duty.

(c) The Gold Star Family motor vehicle plates shall be the same size as regular motor vehicle plates, and shall be designed by Gold Star Family members who are Rhode Island residents in conjunction with the division of motor vehicles, with design approval by the Rhode Island state police.

(1) [Deleted by P.L. 2017, ch. 190, § 1 and P.L. 2017, ch. 248, § 1].

(2) [Deleted by P.L. 2017, ch. 190, § 1 and P.L. 2017, ch. 248, § 1].

(3) [Deleted by P.L. 2017, ch. 190, § 1 and P.L. 2017, ch. 248, § 1].

(d) The applicant shall not be required to pay a service charge or a transfer charge for each plate.

(e) Only one set of "Gold Star Family" plates shall be issued to an eligible family member and only after satisfactory documentation of eligibility is presented.

(f) The owner of a motor vehicle eligible for registration as a commercial vehicle and having a gross weight of twelve thousand pounds (12,000 lbs.) or less who is issued Gold Star Family plates shall continue to pay the appropriate commercial registration fee for those plates. The owner of a motor vehicle eligible for registration as a commercial vehicle having a gross weight of six thousand three hundred pounds (6,300 lbs.), but not more than twelve thousand pounds (12,000 lbs.), shall sign an affidavit at the time of application for said plates stating that the vehicle is to be used for personal use only.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2016, ch. 142, art. 9, § 3; P.L. 2017, ch. 190, § 1; P.L. 2017, ch. 248, § 1.)