TITLE 31
Motor and Other vehicles

CHAPTER 31-3
Registration of Vehicles

SECTION 31-3-91


§ 31-3-91 Special plate for the Bristol Fourth of July Committee.

(a) The administrator of the division of motor vehicles is empowered to make available a special motor vehicle registration plate for the Bristol Fourth of July Committee.

(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 Bristol Fourth of July Committee motor vehicle plates shall be the same size as regular motor vehicle plates and shall be designed by the Bristol Fourth of July Committee in conjunction with the division of motor vehicles, with the design approved by the Rhode Island state police.

(d) The Bristol Fourth of July Committee plates shall be subject to a minimum pre-paid order of at least nine hundred (900) plates. The Bristol Fourth of July Committee plates shall not be issued unless the minimum order requirements are met. The initial order shall be handled by the Bristol Fourth of July Committee and shall not be submitted to the division of motor vehicles for the production until the minimum order has been met and the proper paperwork submitted to the division. Subsequent Bristol Fourth of July Committee plate orders shall be handled by the division of motor vehicles.

(e) The administrator of the division 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, Bristol Fourth of July Committee plates shall be subject to a forty dollar ($40) issuance surcharge.

(g) The forty dollar ($40) issuance surcharge shall be allocated as follows: twenty dollars ($20) shall be allocated to the general fund and the remaining twenty dollars ($20) shall be distributed annually to the Bristol Fourth of July Committee to assist in the fiscal needs required to conduct Bristol's historic Fourth of July celebration. (The distribution to the Bristol Fourth of July Committee shall be placed in a restricted receipt account and shall be paid to the Bristol Fourth of July Committee.)

(h) The Bristol Fourth of July Committee will be required to submit an annual financial statement before such monies are distributed.

(i) There shall be no refunds for early cancellation of Bristol Fourth of July Committee plates.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2011, ch. 202, § 1; P.L. 2011, ch. 203, § 1.)