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Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT)

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GENERAL LAWS

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The easiest way is to search the online resources. LexisNexis allows keyword searching.

The numbering system is usually § Title, Chapter, Section. For example, § 17-1-2 is Title 17 (Elections), Chapter 1 (General Provisions), Section 2 (Definitions), which deals with the definitions of elected officials. If multiple sections are cited, the double §§ signs are used, e.g. §§ 7-1-1 - 7-1-26.

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State Codes: Rhode Island (LexisNexis) has general searching for the General Laws

State of Rhode Island General Laws contains full-text copies of all RI laws categorized by subject.

General Laws of Rhode Island contains full-text copies of all RI laws categorized by subject. In addition, there are notes and analyses of each law.

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PUBLIC LAWS

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You can get full text of the laws online back to 1995. For laws passed before that date, search the paper.

The numbering system is Public Law, Chapter Number, session year, chamber (S=Senate, H=House), bill number. For example, Rhode Island Public Law Chapter 209 2004 -- H 8392 "An Act Relating to Workplace Safety" is the 209th Chapter (law) from 2004, that is the approval of House Bill 8392.

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Public Laws

Search The Rhode Island General Assembly Website from the Search Through dropdown menu you can search for public laws back to 1995 full-text.

Public laws of the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations passed at the General Assembly goes back to 1822.

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BILLS

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You can do keyword searching in the texts online back to 1997.

Bills are numbered by year, chamber, and number of bill. For example, 2005 -H 6052 "An Act Relating to Food and Drugs - The Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Act" is a House bill numbered 6052 in 2005.

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Bills

Search The Rhode Island General Assembly Website from the Search Through dropdown menu you can search for Assembly or Senate bills back to 1997 Full-text

Rhode Island General Assembly: Senate has only bills from 1993-94.

Rhode Island General Assembly: House has 1987-89, 1991, and 1994.

Consult Rhode Island State Library for bills older than what we have in our resources.

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REGULATIONS

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Each agency numbers its regulations differently.

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Regulations

Regulations Database has full-texts of all state regulations that are presently in effect.

Consult Rhode Island State Library for historical research.

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Josiah (Brown University Library Catalog) has records of all R.I. documents that the Library receives from the State.

State Library Online Catalog probably has the most comprehensive records of all documents produced by the State of Rhode Island. You can interlibrary loan (ILL) them or take a short walk down to the State Capitol where the library is.

State Clearinghouse Checklists is a checklist of officially published R.I. government documents by year back to 1996.

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Government Websites

American Public Transporation Association: Rhode Island Transit Links

Federal Highway Administration: Rhode Island Division provides information on federal roads in the state.

Rhode Island Agency & Municipality Web Sites has a huge A-Z list of Rhode Island agencies.

Rhode Island General Assembly

Committees dealing with transportation are:

  • Joint Committees for Highway Safety

Rhode Island Public Transportation Authority (RIPTA) administers all the bus routes in R.I.

RhodeWAYS is the site of the Transportation Management Center.

URI Transportation Center conducts research on transportation issues in R.I.

 

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Statistics

National Center for Statistics and Analysis of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has many reports with data about traffic safety.

Rhode Island Geographic Informatin System (RIGIS) contains transportation spatial and numeric data for GIS.

Search the Government Websites for data. Also, check the Federal Statistics page. Remember, the federal government collects data on states.

 

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