§ 31-36-15. Refunds of motor fuel tax.
(a)(1) Commercial fishing operators who shall use fuels for propelling boats used principally in the business of commercial fishing for which certificates of registration have been issued by the department of environmental management for use in the commercial catching of marine fish, shellfish, or lobsters; (2) persons, firms, or corporations who or which shall use fuel for marine purposes, including in it fuel used in boats operated commercially for carrying passengers or freight but excluding from it fuels used in the operation or propulsion of pleasure craft, and further including persons, firms or corporations who purchase fuel for pumping, intaking, or discharging sea or bay waters for maintaining fish, shellfish, or lobsters; (3) lumber harvesters who shall use fuel for the operation of stationary engines, tractors, and other motor vehicles used in the course of lumbering in the forest or woods and which are not registered for use or used on public highways; (4) water well drillers who shall use fuel for the operation of stationary engines or drilling apparatus in the course of boring or drilling wells and not registered for use on the public highways; (5) farmers who shall use fuel for the operation of stationary engines, tractors, and other motor vehicles which are used in agricultural work on the farm of the claimant and which are not registered for use or used on public highways; (6) manufacturers who use fuels, except gasoline and diesel engine fuel, as industrial raw material and who use diesel engine fuel for the manufacture of power; and (7) municipalities and sewer commissions or their agencies which use fuel in the operation of stationary engines and motor vehicles which are not registered for use on public highways in the operation of sewer treatment plants; may file the claim for reimbursement of tax in the same manner as prescribed in § 31-36-13, and shall be reimbursed by the state upon proof satisfactory to the tax administrator that the fuel was used as prescribed in this section.
(b) No claim shall be filed if the reimbursement sought to be obtained amounts to less than one dollar ($1.00).
(P.L. 1925, ch. 679, § 5; P.L. 1929, ch. 1405, § 1; P.L. 1930, ch. 1564, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 45, § 5; P.L. 1939, ch. 746, § 2; P.L. 1940, ch. 871, § 1; P.L. 1945, ch. 1600, § 1; P.L. 1947, ch. 1975, § 1; P.L. 1948, ch. 2095, § 1; P.L. 1949, ch. 2369, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 31-36-15; P.L. 1964, ch. 184, § 1; P.L. 1967, ch. 181, § 5; P.L. 1977, ch. 154, § 1; P.L. 1978, ch. 402, § 1; P.L. 1988, ch. 381, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 147, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 205, § 1.)