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Details for Regulation Rules and Regulations Governing the Structure and Use of Surcharges on Division of Motor Vehicle Transactions(5909)


Motor Vehicles, Division of

100 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860

Regulation Authority

Chapter 68 of the 2009 Public Laws, Article 17, Debt Management Act Joint Resolutions, Section 5

Purpose and Reason

The Department of Revenue, Division of Motor Vehicles proposes to amend the administrative rules and regulations regarding the time period that the Division of Motor Vehicles (“Division”) may charge a one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) surcharge for certain Division transactions, including all license and registration transactions, and certain miscellaneous transactions, by extending it from July 1, 2014 until July 1, 2017. P.L. 2006, Chapter 246, Article 7 enacted this surcharge through July 1, 2014 in order to finance the upgrade of the Division’s computer systems. P.L. 2009, Chapter 68, Article 17 extended the surcharge from July 1, 2014 until July 1, 2017. The Department of Revenue, Division of Motor Vehicles now seeks to amend its administrative rules and regulations to also extend the surcharge until July 1, 2017. A signature page, not part of the original filing, was added to the Rule and Regulation.

Type of Filing



Effective from 03/24/2010

Currently in effect

Supersedes 4675

Notice and Hearing Dates

Notice Date: 01/12/2010

Hearing Date: 02/18/2010


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