§ 31-3-15. Special plates for state officers and mayors.
(a) The administrator of the division of motor vehicles has the right to issue a special registration plate for the use of the governor, the lieutenant governor, the secretary of state, the attorney general, the state treasurer, the president pro tem of the senate, the speaker of the house, and mayors of Rhode Island cities. The plates will be furnished without additional cost. If mayors of Rhode Island cities choose to use city motor vehicle registration plates, the mayors may place on the plates the official seals of the respective city in a manner that does not obstruct the numbering or lettering.
(b) The administrator of the division of motor vehicles is authorized and directed to issue, in addition to a regular registration plate, a special registration plate for the private passenger motor vehicle of each former speaker of the house of representatives, each former majority and minority leader of the house of representatives, and of each former majority and minority leader of the senate and president of the senate. Each of these plates is to bear the identification "house speaker emeritus", "house majority leader emeritus", "house minority leader emeritus", "senate majority leader emeritus", "senate minority leader emeritus", or "senate president emeritus" with a seal of the state imprinted on the plate and shall be financed without additional registration charge for a period of time as each former speaker and senate majority leader and president of the senate desires.
(P.L. 1950, ch. 2595, art. 3, § 8; G.L. 1956, § 31-3-15; P.L. 1974, ch. 208, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 430, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 350, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 180, § 65; P.L. 2006, ch. 310, § 1.)