TITLE 31
Motor and Other vehicles

CHAPTER 31-5
Dealers', Manufacturers', and Rental Licenses

SECTION 31-5-33


§ 31-5-33 Rental of motor vehicles – Licenses required.

(a) No person, firm, or corporation, whether resident or nonresident, shall, without securing a license, grant a franchise or license, or continue to grant a franchise or license, to any other person, firm, or corporation to use his, her, or its name, trademark, or trade name, whether registered or unregistered, in the business of renting in this state motor vehicles for transportation of persons or property.

(b) No person, firm, or corporation, whether resident or nonresident, shall engage in this state in the business of renting or leasing motor vehicles to any other person, firm, or corporation without securing a license. Any person, firm, or corporation who rents or leases more than five (5) motor vehicles in any one year shall be considered to be engaged in the business of renting or leasing motor vehicles.

(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or public law to the contrary, the authority to issue licenses for the rental or leasing of motorized bicycles and/or motorized tricycles in the town of New Shoreham shall be vested exclusively in the town council of the town of New Shoreham, pursuant to the provisions of chapter 19.3 of this title.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1962, ch. 233, § 1; P.L. 1965, ch. 100, § 1; P.L. 1984 (S.S.), ch. 457, § 2; P.L. 1985, ch. 442, § 1.)