§ 23-24.5-1 Short title
§ 23-24.5-2 Definitions
§ 23-24.5-3 Purpose
§ 23-24.5-4 Legislative findings
§ 23-24.5-5 Asbestos exposure standards
§ 23-24.5-6 Asbestos abatement plans
§ 23-24.5-7 Health department inspections
§ 23-24.5-8 Posting and labeling
§ 23-24.5-9 Building closing
§ 23-24.5-10 Product sale or use
§ 23-24.5-11 Complaint process
§ 23-24.5-12 Licensure of asbestos contractors
§ 23-24.5-13 Competent persons
§ 23-24.5-14 Training, curricula, and certification
§ 23-24.5-15 Duties of physicians regarding asbestos related disease
§ 23-24.5-16 Delegation of authority
§ 23-24.5-17 Compliance procedures
§ 23-24.5-18 Hazardous substance
§ 23-24.5-19 Asbestos abatement fund
§ 23-24.5-20 Bonds authorized
§ 23-24.5-21 Advances from general fund
§ 23-24.5-22 Interpretation and severability
§ 23-24.5-23 Asbestos advisory board
§ 23-24.5-24 Exemptions
§ 23-24.5-25 Misrepresentation of asbestos licensure or certification
§ 23-24.5-26 Penalties

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 23-24.5 - Asbestos Abatement

  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • 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.
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • 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.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • 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.
  • in writing: include printing, engraving, lithographing, and photo-lithographing, and all other representations of words in letters of the usual form. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-16
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Legal tender: coins, dollar bills, or other currency issued by a government as official money. Source: U.S. Mint
  • person: extends to and includes co-partnerships and bodies corporate and politic. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-6
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • 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.
  • seal: shall be construed to include an impression of the seal made with or without the use of wax or wafer on the paper. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-15
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • 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
  • United States: include the several states and the territories of the United States. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-8