§506. Registration certificates
A. The registration certificate issued for a vehicle required to be registered, or a photostatic or other similar copy thereof, shall at all times, while the vehicle is being operated upon a public highway in this state, be carried in a registration certificate holder of a type and design approved by the department, in or on said vehicle, in an accessible place, in plain view of and subject to inspection by any members of the division of state police or any officer, agent or representative of the department or of the commissioner or other public officer; provided, however, that no fine or other penalty shall apply for failure to comply with the aforesaid provisions if, within five days after an authorized officer's request to inspect a registration certificate, that certificate is presented at the office or headquarters of the requesting officer.
B. Registration certificates must, at all times and under all conditions, correspond with the license plates being used upon the vehicle.
C. Whenever the owner, purchaser, transferee or assignee of any vehicle seeks to procure the issuance of any registration certificate, the commissioner may require, as a condition precedent thereto, the production of the old certificate issued to the former owner of the vehicle, or proof satisfactory to him as to the change of ownership or title and the transactions by which such change of ownership was effected.
D. Every manufacturer, dealer or other person selling or disposing of any motor vehicle in this state shall equip the same with a registration certificate holder.
Amended by Acts 1974, No. 145, §1; Acts 1975, No. 8, §1.