Any person eighteen (18) years of age or over may carry on his or her person and use, unless otherwise prohibited by law, any non-lethal noxious substance or liquid for his or her protection or the protection of others; however, the use of any non-lethal noxious substance or liquid for any other purpose shall be punishable by a fine of not more than twenty-five dollars ($25.00).
History of Section.
P.L. 1981, ch. 406, § 1.
Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws 11-47-57
- Person: includes an individual, partnership, firm, association, or corporation. See Rhode Island General Laws 11-47-2