§ 31-6-10. Police vehicles Fire apparatus Trackless trolleys.
The following vehicles shall be exempt from registration:
(1) Motor-propelled fire engines and other fire apparatus. However, the division of motor vehicles shall issue a permanent registration plate and certificate for each motor-propelled fire engine or fire apparatus for its life at no fee;
(2) Every motor vehicle which is propelled by electric power obtained from overhead trolley wires but not operated upon rails.
(3) Motor-propelled vehicles employed for law enforcement purposes by the several city and town police departments whether or not equipped with distinctive registration plates. A permanent registration plate and certificate shall, however, be issued for each motor-propelled police vehicle, for its life, at no fee. However, any existing police vehicle plate currently on a propelled police vehicle will pay a five dollar ($5.00) transfer fee if that plate is transferred to another police vehicle within the same police department.
(P.L. 1950, ch. 2595, art. 14, § 4; P.L. 1952, ch. 2937, § 7; G.L. 1956, § 31-6-10; P.L. 1996, ch. 360, § 1.)