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Library Resource Guide for: RHODE ISLAND GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

State of Rhode Island General Laws

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All laws that are presently in effect are listed by subject. In addition, there are notes and analyses of each law.

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In LexisNexis, 1) the number of the law is given at the top. 2) All the different sections are numbered as you go along.


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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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  • 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.