Motor and Other Vehicles

Registration of Vehicles

SECTION 31-3-3.1

§ 31-3-3.1. Notice to division of motor vehicles of vehicle lease agreement.

(a) Every owner of a vehicle subject to registration or renewal of registration under this chapter shall notify the division of motor vehicles, at the time of registration of the vehicle on the proper registration form, of any agreement to lease the registered vehicle for a period of six (6) months duration, or longer, except for those commercial motor vehicles covered under the federal motor carrier safety regulations, 49 CFR Part 390 as may be amended from time to time.

(b) The division of motor vehicles shall cause the name and address of the lessee as well as the owner of the vehicle to be entered on the division of motor vehicles records as provided in this chapter.

(c) The name and address of both the owner and lessee shall be made available by the division of motor vehicles upon a registration inquiry from any law enforcement officer, department, or agency.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1996, ch. 357, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 475, § 1; P.L. 2005, ch. 77, § 1; P.L. 2005, ch. 82, § 1.)