Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws 42-21-3

  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.

       Construction of laws and records.

Whenever in any other general law, public law, or resolution of the general assembly, or in any document, record, or proceeding authorized by the general assembly, any word or phrase is used in reference to or descriptive of any department, agency, or officer, or employee thereof, or to its or their respective activities, whose powers, duties, or activities were assigned or transferred by chapter 660 of the Public Laws of 1939, the word, phrase, or reference shall hereafter, unless the context or provisions of this title otherwise require, be deemed to refer to, include and describe such department, agency, officer, or employee as by chapter 660 was charged with carrying out powers, duties, and activities, as the context and provisions of chapter 660 may require.