Motor and Other Vehicles

Registration of Vehicles

SECTION 31-3-82

§ 31-3-82. Special plate for WaterFire Providence.

(a) The administrator of the division of motor vehicles is empowered to make available special motor vehicle registration plates for the not-for-profit WaterFire Providence.

(b) The special plate shall be displayed upon the same registration number assigned to the vehicle for which it was issued and shall be used in place of and in the same manner as the registration plates issued to the vehicle. The original registration plates for the vehicle shall be removed from the vehicle and the registration certificate for the plates shall be carried in the vehicle, in accordance with § 31-3-9. The registration certificate shall be in effect for the special plate.

(c) WaterFire motor vehicle plates shall be the same size as regular motor vehicle plates and shall be designed by WaterFire Providence in conjunction with the division of motor vehicles.

(d) WaterFire plates shall be subject to a minimum pre-paid order of at least nine hundred (900) plates. WaterFire plates shall not be issued unless the minimum order requirements are met.

(e) The administrator of motor vehicles shall develop application forms, pre-payment procedures and any other procedures deemed necessary to carry out the purposes of this section.

(f) In addition to the regular prescribed motor vehicle registration fee, WaterFire plates shall be subject to a forty dollar ($40.00) issuance surcharge.

(g) The forty dollar ($40.00) issuance surcharge shall be allocated as follows: twenty dollars ($20.00) shall be allocated to the general fund and the remaining twenty dollars ($20.00) shall be distributed annually to WaterFire Providence to assist in the fiscal needs required to keep this event free for all to enjoy, and to continue in the fostering of WaterFire's presence as an asset to Rhode Island's economic growth and prosperity. The distribution to WaterFire Providence shall be placed in a restricted account and shall be paid to WaterFire Providence.

(h) WaterFire Providence will be required to submit an annual audit prepared by a certified public accountant before such monies are distributed.

(i) There shall be no refunds for early cancellation of WaterFire plates.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2008, ch. 262, § 1; P.L. 2008, ch. 468, § 1.)