Motor and Other Vehicles

Registration of Vehicles

SECTION 31-3-87

§ 31-3-87. Special plate for breast cancer support.

(a) The administrator of the division of motor vehicles is empowered to make available a special motor vehicle registration plate for victims and survivors of breast cancer. The plate shall bear the designation "www.breastcancerRI.org", and shall bear the pink ribbon associated with breast cancer support.

(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) The "Breast Cancer Support" motor vehicle plates shall be the same size as regular motor vehicle plates and shall be designed in conjunction with the division of motor vehicles, with the design approved by the Rhode Island state police.

(d) The "Breast Cancer Support" motor vehicle plates shall be subject to a minimum pre-paid order of at least nine hundred (900) plates. Rhode Island breast cancer coalition plates shall not be issued unless the minimum order requirements are met.

(e) The administrator of motor vehicles shall develop application forms, prepayment 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, "Breast Cancer Support" motor vehicle 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 the Rhode Island Breast Cancer Coalition.

(h) A ten dollar ($10.00) surcharge for subsequent registration renewals shall be allocated to the Rhode Island Chapter Breast Cancer Coalition.

(i) The Rhode Island Breast Cancer Coalition shall be required to submit an annual audit, prepared by a certified public accountant before such monies are distributed.

(j) There shall be no refunds for early cancellation of "Breast Cancer Support" motor vehicle plates.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2009, ch. 226, § 1.)