TITLE 31
Motor and Other vehicles

CHAPTER 31-3
Registration of Vehicles

SECTION 31-3-32


§ 31-3-32 Expiration of registration.

Every vehicle registration under chapters 3 – 9 of this title and every registration card and registration plate issued under this chapter shall expire at midnight on the thirty-first (31st) day of March of each year, except that the director of the department of revenue, division of motor vehicles shall implement a staggered registration system and a staggered distribution system for fully reflective plates required to be on all vehicles pursuant to § 31-3-10. Implementation of the staggered registration system and distribution system shall be by rules and regulations promulgated by the director of revenue, division of motor vehicles. Every registration card and registration plate issued to apportioned vehicles shall expire on the thirty-first (31st) day of May of each year. A fee for the initial issuance of fully reflective plates and each reissuance thereafter shall be charged in accordance with § 31-6-1(a). However, the requirements for the reissue of fully reflective plates shall apply only to those standard plates described in § 31-3-11 and not to plates authorized by any other section of the general or public laws. Violations of this section are subject to fines enumerated in § 31-41.1-4.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1950, ch. 2595, art. 3, § 10; G.L. 1956, § 31-3-32; P.L. 1979, ch. 195, § 1; P.L. 1990, ch. 10, art. 5, § 1; P.L. 1995, ch. 135, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 100, art. 30, § 1; P.L. 2000, ch. 109, § 56; P.L. 2002, ch. 292, § 103; P.L. 2002, ch. 321, § 1; P.L. 2008, ch. 98, § 4; P.L. 2008, ch. 145, § 4.)