§ 31-6-8 Disabled veterans. (a) Any veteran who has been honorably discharged from the service of the armed forces or the merchant marine of the United States in any of the wars or campaigns in which the United States has been engaged and who, while engaged in these wars or campaigns or as a result of engagement in these wars or campaigns, by reason of amputation, has lost one or both of his or her arms, hands, feet, or legs, or who, by reason of other permanent injury, has lost the use of one or both of his or her arms, hands, feet, or legs, or to whom has been granted a motor vehicle under chapter 870-2D, United States Public Laws 663, enacted 1946, 79th Congress, or has been determined by the Veterans' Administration to have a service connected disability of one hundred percent (100%) shall be forever exempt from the payment of any fee for the annual registration of and a license to operate that motor vehicle.
(b) The administrator for the division of motor vehicles
shall issue to an eligible veteran for use on an automobile, or on a commercial
vehicle having a gross weight of six thousand three hundred pounds (6,300 lbs.)
or less, registration plates designated "Disabled Veteran". Upon the death of
the holder of "Disabled Veteran" plates, the plates may be transferred to his
or her surviving spouse for his or her lifetime or until he or she remarries.
Only one set of "Disabled Veteran" plates shall be issued to an eligible
veteran and only after certification of eligibility from the Veterans'
Administration or other satisfactory documentation of eligibility is presented.
(P.L. 1950, ch. 2595, art. 14, § 4; P.L. 1952, ch. 2937, § 7; G.L. 1956, § 31-6-8; P.L. 1993, ch. 134, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 537, § 1.)