§ 42-20-1 Effect of omission of citations
§ 42-20-2 Assignment of functions by department heads
§ 42-20-3 Powers exercised by heads of departments — Designations of subordinates
§ 42-20-4 Reorganizations to comply with federal law
§ 42-20-5 Appointment of deputies
§ 42-20-6 Construction of laws fixing salaries and providing for expenses
§ 42-20-7 Assignment of office space
§ 42-20-8 Approval and filing of leases
§ 42-20-8.1 Public access to state contracts
§ 42-20-8.2 Audits
§ 42-20-9 Bonding of officials
§ 42-20-10 Administration of oaths
§ 42-20-11 Power to bring proceedings
§ 42-20-12 Law violation prosecutions — Exemption from costs bond
§ 42-20-13 Right of appeal — Power to recover penalties
§ 42-20-14 Liberal construction
§ 42-20-15 Severability
§ 42-20-16 Recycling plans

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 42-20

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • 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.
  • United States: include the several states and the territories of the United States. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-8