Title 31
Motor and Other Vehicles

Chapter 42
Abandoned Motor Vehicles

R.I. Gen. Laws § 31-42-8

§ 31-42-8. Duties of demolishers.

(a) Any demolisher who purchases or otherwise acquires a motor vehicle for purposes of wrecking, dismantling, or demolition shall not be required to obtain a registration for the motor vehicle in his or her own name. After the motor vehicle has been demolished, processed, or changed so that it physically is no longer a motor vehicle, the demolisher shall surrender for cancellation the registration or auction sales receipt. The state division of motor vehicles shall issue any forms, rules, and regulations governing the surrender of auction sales receipts and registrations that are appropriate.

(b) A demolisher shall keep an accurate and complete record of all motor vehicles purchased or received by the demolisher in the course of his or her business. These records shall contain the name and address of the person from whom the motor vehicle was purchased or received and the date when the purchases or receipts occurred. The records shall be open for inspection by any police department at any time during normal business hours. Any record required by this section shall be kept by the demolisher for at least one year after the transaction to which it applies.

History of Section.
P.L. 1971, ch. 234, § 1.