§ 31-42-1 Definitions
§ 31-42-2 Authority to take possession of abandoned motor vehicles and abandoned motor vehicles of no value
§ 31-42-3 Notification of owner and lienholders
§ 31-42-4 Auction of abandoned motor vehicles
§ 31-42-5 Garage keepers and abandoned motor vehicles
§ 31-42-6 Unlicensed junkyards
§ 31-42-7 Disposal to demolishers
§ 31-42-8 Duties of demolishers
§ 31-42-9 Unidentifiable motor vehicles and/or parts
§ 31-42-11 Penalties — Costs
§ 31-42-12 City of Pawtucket — Designee

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 31-42

  • Motor vehicle: means any vehicle driven or drawn by mechanical power for use on the public streets, roads, and highways;

    (2) "Odometer" means an instrument for measuring and recording the actual distance a motor vehicle travels while in operation;

    (3) "Person" means any individual, sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, or business trust including, but not limited to, private individuals and motor vehicle dealers, both wholesale and retail, whether the private individual or dealer is a dealer in the ordinary course of business or not;

    (4) "Repair and replacement" means to restore to a sound working condition by replacing the instrument or any part thereof or by correcting what is inoperative;

    (5) "Transfer" means to acquire ownership by purchase, gift, bequest, or any other means. See Rhode Island General Laws 31-23.2-2.

  • person: extends to and includes co-partnerships and bodies corporate and politic. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-6.
  • 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.