(a) Each local registrar not otherwise compensated out of the respective town or city treasuries for this purpose shall be paid by the town or city the sum of twenty cents ($0.20) for each certificate of birth, death, fetal death, or marriage registered by him or her and transmitted to the state registrar of vital records in accordance with the rules and regulations issued under this chapter.

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws 23-3-8

  • Fetal death: means death prior to the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a product of human conception, irrespective of the duration of pregnancy; the death is indicated by the fact that after the expulsion or extraction the fetus does not breathe or show any other evidence of life such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of the voluntary muscles. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-3-1
  • town: may be construed to include city; the words "town council" include city council; the words "town clerk" include city clerk; the words "ward clerk" include clerk of election district; the words "town treasurer" include city treasurer; and the words "town sergeant" include city sergeant. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-9
  • Vital records: means records of birth, death, fetal death, marriage, divorce, and data related to those records. See Rhode Island General Laws 23-3-1

(b) If no birth, death, fetal death, or marriage is registered by him or her during any calendar month, the local registrar shall report that fact to the state registrar of vital records.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 100, §§ 12, 19; G.L. 1909, ch. 121, §§ 12, 19; P.L. 1910, ch. 575, § 6; G.L. 1923, ch. 166, §§ 11, 16; P.L. 1930, ch. 1603, § 1; P.L. 1932, ch. 1938, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 268, §§ 10, 17; P.L. 1942, ch. 1121, § 1; G.L. 1956, §§ 23-3-26, 23-3-27; G.L. 1956, § 23-3-8; P.L. 1961, ch. 87, § 1.)