TITLE 31
Motor and Other vehicles

CHAPTER 31-36
Motor Fuel Tax

SECTION 31-36-3


§ 31-36-3 Bond of a motor fuel distributor.

(a) Before the division of taxation shall register a distributor as provided in § 31-36-2, the distributor shall deposit with the Division of Taxation a surety bond running to the general treasurer and in form and substance approved by the division, in amount based upon an estimate of the average annual tax to be paid by the distributor as set forth in subsection (b) of this section, with any surety, if any, that the division may require, conditioned to pay any final judgment obtained against the principal named in the bond for failure to pay any and all taxes assessed under the provisions of this chapter. Provided, however, that any distributor that has paid all taxes assessed under this chapter for three (3) consecutive years shall be exempt from depositing a surety bond thereafter as long as the distributor remains in good standing. In the event a distributor fails to remain in good standing the division shall notify the distributor of the requirement to obtain a new surety bond that must be secured within thirty (30) days of said notice. Any distributor that fails to secure the bond as required under this section shall forfeit its certificate of registration, provided for in § 31-36-2, until such time as the division receives proof that the bond has been secured.

(b)
AVERAGE ESTIMATE OF AMOUNT OF BOND
ANNUAL TAXES
$ 0 to $ 1,000,000 $ 250,000
$ 1,000,001 to $ 1,500,000 $ 350,000
$ 1,500,001 to $ 2,000,000 $ 500,000
$ 2,000,001 to $ 2,500,000 $ 600,000
$ 2,500,001 to $ 3,000,000 $ 700,000
$ 3,000,001 to $ 5,000,000 $1,000,000
$ 5,000,001 to $10,000,000 $2,000,000
$10,000,001 to $15,000,000 $3,000,000
$15,000,001 to $25,000,000 $4,000,000
$25,000,001 and Over $5,000,000

(c) In no event shall the amount of the bond in this section exceed five million dollars ($5,000,000).

History of Section.
(P.L. 1925, ch. 679, § 2; P.L. 1929, ch. 1405, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 45, § 2; P.L. 1953, ch. 3177, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 31-36-3; P.L. 1962, ch. 63, § 1; P.L. 1978, ch. 165, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 100, art. 24, § 1; P.L. 2014, ch. 490, § 1; P.L. 2014, ch. 520, § 1.)