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Library Resource Guide for: RHODE ISLAND GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

Acts and Resolves

Definition

Local Acts, Resolutions, Joint Resolutions and Executive Appointments are given annually (Also see Public Laws).

How to Understand the Document

1) The legislation number is given at top. 2) Acts and Resolutions are broken down into sections.


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  • Start your search online. You can search year back to 1996.

  • There are a number of different kinds of legislation:

    1. Local Acts are laws of only a local or private nature. They are numbered LA, number of the act, session year, chamber (S=Senate, H=House), bill number. For example, LA 15, 2000-S 2366 "Authorizing the Audubon Society of Rhode Island to Increase its Holdings to an Amount Not Exceeding Fifty Million Dollars (,000,000)" is a 15th local act from the session in 2000, which is the acceptance of the Senate bill 2366.

    2. Resolutions express the will of the legislature, and are not law. They are numbered R, number of the act, session year, chamber (S=Senate, H=House), bill number. For example, R 30, 2000-H 6982 "Designating May 15th of Each Year As 'Peace Officers' Memorial Day" is the 30th resolution from the session in 2000.

    3. Joint Resolutions are resolutions issued by both chambers of the State Assembly. They are numbered as resolutions.

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