§ 11-9-1 Exploitation for commercial or immoral purposes
§ 11-9-1.1 Child nudity prohibited in publications
§ 11-9-1.2 Rebuttable presumption of minority upon testimony of physician
§ 11-9-1.3 Child pornography prohibited
§ 11-9-1.4 Minor electronically disseminating indecent material to another person — “Sexting” prohibited
§ 11-9-1.5 Electronically disseminating indecent material to minors prohibited
§ 11-9-2 Employment of children for unlawful purposes
§ 11-9-3 Seizure and custody of exploited child — Proceedings as against neglected child
§ 11-9-4 Contributing to delinquency
§ 11-9-5 Cruelty to or neglect of child
§ 11-9-5.1 Investigation upon report of cruelty or neglect
§ 11-9-5.2 Immunity from liability
§ 11-9-5.3 Child abuse — Brendan’s Law
§ 11-9-6 Proceedings against parents of delinquent children unaffected
§ 11-9-7 Children’s Friend and Service excused from costs
§ 11-9-8 Appropriations for prevention of cruelty to children
§ 11-9-9 Powers of family court
§ 11-9-10 Abandonment of refrigerator in place accessible to children
§ 11-9-11 Designation of curfew streets
§ 11-9-12 Penalty for loitering on curfew street
§ 11-9-13 Purchase, sale or delivery of tobacco products to persons under eighteen — Posting notice of law
§ 11-9-13.1 Cigarette and tobacco vending machines
§ 11-9-13.2 Short title
§ 11-9-13.3 Legislative intent — Purpose
§ 11-9-13.4 Definitions
§ 11-9-13.5 Responsibility for tobacco or health issues
§ 11-9-13.6 Duties of the department of behavioral healthcare, developmental disabilities and hospitals
§ 11-9-13.7 Signs concerning sales to individuals under age eighteen (18)
§ 11-9-13.8 Prohibitions applicable to license holders and their employees and agents
§ 11-9-13.8.1 Signs concerning the health effects of tobacco
§ 11-9-13.9 Multiple citations prohibited
§ 11-9-13.10 Prohibition on the distribution of free tobacco products
§ 11-9-13.11 Prohibition on the sale or distribution of tobacco products through the mail conveyance of tobacco products through the mail to children under eighteen (18) — Proof of age of purchaser required — General rule
§ 11-9-13.12 Enforcement and penalties — Citation for violation
§ 11-9-13.13 Nature and size of penalties
§ 11-9-13.14 Notification to the Department of Taxation of fines imposed
§ 11-9-13.15 Penalty for operating without a dealer license
§ 11-9-13.16 Rules and regulations
§ 11-9-13.17 Fines collected
§ 11-9-13.18 Prohibition on the sale or distribution of certain excise tax stamps
§ 11-9-13.19 Severability
§ 11-9-13.20 Packaging of electronic nicotine-delivery system liquid
§ 11-9-14 Use of tobacco by minors
§ 11-9-15 Tattooing of minors
§ 11-9-16 Plastic bags — Labeling
§ 11-9-17 Sterilization
§ 11-9-18 Care of babies born alive during attempted abortions
§ 11-9-19 Sale of spray paint to minors
§ 11-9-19.1 Possession of spray paint by a minor
§ 11-9-20 Sale of matches
§ 11-9-21 Prohibition of sale of certain dietary supplements to minors

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 11-9 - Children

  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Court: means any appropriate district court of the state of Rhode Island. See Rhode Island General Laws 11-9-13.4
  • Dealer: is synonymous with the term "retail tobacco products dealer". See Rhode Island General Laws 11-9-13.4
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department of taxation: means the state of Rhode Island taxation division, its employees, agents, or assigns. See Rhode Island General Laws 11-9-13.4
  • Electronic nicotine-delivery system: means an electronic device that may be used to simulate smoking in the delivery of nicotine or other substance to a person inhaling from the device, and includes, but is not limited to, an electronic cigarette, electronic cigar, electronic cigarillo, electronic pipe, or electronic hookah and any related device and any cartridge or other component of such device. See Rhode Island General Laws 11-9-13.4
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • License: is synonymous with the term "retail tobacco products dealer license" or "electronic nicotine-delivery system license. See Rhode Island General Laws 11-9-13.4
  • License holder: is synonymous with the term "retail tobacco products dealer" or "electronic nicotine-delivery system license. See Rhode Island General Laws 11-9-13.4
  • Little cigars: means and includes any roll, made wholly or in part of tobacco, irrespective of size or shape, and irrespective of whether the tobacco is flavored, adulterated, or mixed with any other ingredient, where such roll has a wrapper or cover made of tobacco wrapped in leaf tobacco or any substance containing tobacco paper or any other material, except where such wrapper is wholly or in greater part made of tobacco and such roll weighs over three (3) pounds per thousand (1,000). See Rhode Island General Laws 11-9-13.4
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Person: means any individual person, firm, association, or corporation licensed as a retail dealer to sell tobacco products within the state. See Rhode Island General Laws 11-9-13.4
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • town: may be construed to include city; the words "town council" include city council; the words "town clerk" include city clerk; the words "ward clerk" include clerk of election district; the words "town treasurer" include city treasurer; and the words "town sergeant" include city sergeant. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-9
  • town council: include city council; the words "town clerk" include city clerk; the words "ward clerk" include clerk of election district; the words "town treasurer" include city treasurer; and the words "town sergeant" include city sergeant. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-9
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • underage individuals: means any child under the age of eighteen (18) years of age. See Rhode Island General Laws 11-9-13.4
  • United States: include the several states and the territories of the United States. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-8