§ 31-3-95. Special plate for Woonsocket high school arts and athletics.
(a) The administrator of the division of motor vehicles is empowered to make available special motor vehicle registration plates for the Woonsocket education department. The plates shall be designed to reference Villa Novan Pride.
(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 returned to the division of motor vehicles. 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 Villa Novan Pride motor vehicle plates shall be the same size as regular motor vehicle plates, and shall be designed by the Woonsocket education department in conjunction with the division of motor vehicles, with the design approved by the Rhode Island state police.
(d) The Villa Novan Pride plates shall be subject to a minimum pre-paid order of at least nine hundred (900) sets of plates per plate type (i.e. passenger, commercial, etc.). The Villa Novan Pride plates shall not be issued unless the minimum order(s) requirements are met. The initial order will be handled by the Woonsocket education department, and shall not be submitted to the division of motor vehicles for production until the minimum order(s) have been met, and the proper paperwork submitted to the division.
(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, the Villa Novan Pride 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 Woonsocket high school arts and athletics program to assist in the fiscal needs required to maintain and promote arts and athletics at Woonsocket high school, and to continue in the fostering of Villa Novan Pride throughout the community. The distribution to the Woonsocket education department shall be placed in a restricted account and applied to the Woonsocket high school arts and athletic programs. The superintendent of schools shall supervise the distribution of said funds.
(h) The Woonsocket education department will be required to submit an annual accounting report before such monies are distributed.
(i) There shall be no refunds for early cancellation of the Villa Novan Pride plates.
(P.L. 2013, ch. 440, § 1; P.L. 2013, ch. 471, § 1.)