§ 31-3-96. Emergency medical technician plates.
(a) The administrator of the division of motor vehicles is empowered and authorized to make available to all licensed emergency medical technicians a special motor vehicle registration plate for any motor vehicle eligible for registration as an automobile or for a commercial vehicle having a gross weight of ten thousand pounds (10,000 lbs) or less.
(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 section 31-3-9. The registration certificate shall be in effect for the special plate. The administrator shall be authorized to retain newly issued plate numbers, at his or her discretion, for the purpose of conducting auctions of the right to use and display those numbers under such terms and conditions as the administrator may permit.
(c) The emergency medical technician plates shall be subject to a minimum prepaid order of at least nine hundred (900) sets of plates per plate type (i.e. passenger, commercial, etc.). Said plates shall not be issued unless the minimum order requirements are met. The initial order will be handled by the Hope Valley Ambulance Squad, Inc., 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.
(d) 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.
(e) The administrator of the division of motor vehicles shall issue the plate upon the payment of a service charge of twenty dollars ($20.00) and a transfer charge of five dollars ($5.00) for the plate. All revenues shall be deposited as general revenues.
(P.L. 2013, ch. 453, § 1; P.L. 2013, ch. 484, § 1.)