2020 Rhode Island General Laws
Title 31 - Motor and Other Vehicles
Chapter 31-2 Division of Motor Vehicles
Section 31-2-19 Appeal from administrator of the division of motor vehicles.
§ 31-2-19. Appeal from administrator of the division of motor vehicles.
Any person aggrieved by any order of the administrator of the division of motor vehicles may appeal the order to the sixth division district court by filing, within ten (10) days from the date of the notice to such person of the issuance of the order appealed from, a petition in said court stating the grounds upon which the appeal is taken. Upon the filing of such petition and tendering a twenty-five dollar ($25.00) filing fee, the court shall give thirty (30) days' notice of the pendency of the petition to the administrator of the division of motor vehicles by serving the administrator of the division of motor vehicles, in the manner in which subpoenas in equity are served, with a certified copy of the petition and the petition shall follow the course of equity so far as it is applicable. Upon hearing the petition, the court may review the evidence taken at a hearing or investigator's reports, or other information upon which the administrator's action was taken, and may in its discretion, affirm, overrule, or modify the order of the administrator of the division of motor vehicles. The taking of such appeal shall not operate as a stay of the order of the administrator of the division of motor vehicles from which appeal is taken, and such order shall remain in full force and effect during the pendency of the appeal. A party aggrieved by a final order of the court may seek appellate review pursuant to the procedures set forth in § 42-35-15.
History of Section.
(P.L. 1950, ch. 2595, art. 2, § 13; G.L. 1956, § 31-2-19; P.L. 1976, ch. 140, § 12; P.L. 1992, ch. 453, § 8; P.L. 1999, ch. 218, art. 5, § 10.)