§ 23-22.5-1 Rules, regulations, and orders – Facilities to which applicable
§ 23-22.5-2 Enforcement
§ 23-22.5-3 Obstruction of entrance to premises
§ 23-22.5-4 Penalty for violations
§ 23-22.5-5 Orders to cease operating – Relief in equity
§ 23-22.5-6 Recreational safety council – Appeals – Composition of council
§ 23-22.5-7 Appointment of council members
§ 23-22.5-8 Filling of vacancies – Functions of council
§ 23-22.5-9 Swimming in breachways prohibited
§ 23-22.5-10 Control of surfboard activities
§ 23-22.5-11 City and town responsibility for bathing areas
§ 23-22.5-12 Lifesaving buoy required in police vehicles
§ 23-22.5-13 Lifeguards – Sun protection
§ 23-22.5-14 Lifesaving equipment required at all lakes and ponds

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 23-22.5 - Drowning Prevention and Lifesaving

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • 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.
  • person: extends to and includes co-partnerships and bodies corporate and politic. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-6
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • 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