Title 31
Motor and Other Vehicles

Chapter 47.1
Motor Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program

R.I. Gen. Laws § 31-47.1-11

§ 31-47.1-11. Fees.

(a) Beginning in fiscal year 2015, a fee of fifty-five dollars ($55.00) is to be charged for each motor vehicle inspected. The amount of fees collected shall provide for the cost of the inspection, the costs of administering the motor vehicle emissions inspection program and other costs provided by law. The fee must be paid for each motor vehicle inspected at an emissions inspection station at the time of the inspection and is payable whether a compliance certificate, waiver certificate, or no certificate is issued. There shall be no fee charged for one reinspection of a vehicle that failed an initial inspection when the reinspection is conducted at the AIRS that conducted the initial inspection.

Of the fifty-five dollars ($55.00) fee, nineteen dollars ($19.00) shall be retained by the inspection station owner to cover the costs of performing the inspection. The remaining thirty-six dollars ($36.00) shall be remitted to the program manager. The program manager shall retain no more than four dollars ($4.00) of the fee and remit no less than thirty-two dollars ($32.00) for deposit in the Rhode Island highway maintenance account. Be it further provided that twenty dollars ($20.00) generated from the fee be deposited into the Rhode Island highway maintenance fund according to the schedule provided in subsection (b) of § 39-18.1-5. The general assembly shall annually appropriate such sums as may be required to cover the costs of administering the program by the division of motor vehicles and the department of environmental management.

(b) [Deleted by P.L. 2014, ch. 145, art. 21, § 6].

History of Section.
P.L. 1993, ch. 254, § 1; P.L. 1995, ch. 370, art. 40, § 107; P.L. 1997, ch. 65, § 2; P.L. 1998, ch. 327, § 1; P.L. 2000, ch. 55, art. 27, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 246, art. 8, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 73, art. 34, § 1; P.L. 2014, ch. 145, art. 21, § 6.