Title 31
Motor and Other Vehicles

Chapter 32
Proof of Financial Responsibility for the Future

R.I. Gen. Laws § 31-32-3

§ 31-32-3. Definitions.

The following words and phrases when used in this chapter for the purpose of this chapter, have the meanings respectively ascribed to them in this section:

(1) “Judgment” means any judgment which shall have become final by expiration without appeal of the time within which an appeal might have been perfected, or by final affirmation on appeal, rendered by a court of competent jurisdiction of any state or of the United States, upon a cause of action arising out of the ownership, maintenance, or use of any vehicle of a type subject to registration under the laws of this state, for damages, including damages for care and loss of services, because of bodily injury to or death of any person, or for damages because of injury to or destruction of property, including the loss of use of it, or upon a cause of action on an agreement of settlement for the damages.

(2) “State” means any state, territory, or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, or any province of the Dominion of Canada.

History of Section.
P.L. 1952, ch. 3002, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 31-31-2; P.L. 1962, ch. 204, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 31-32-3.