Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 42-46
- 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.
- Meeting: means the convening of a public body to discuss and/or act upon a matter over which the public body has supervision, control, jurisdiction, or advisory power. See Rhode Island General Laws 42-46-2.
- Open call: means a public announcement by the chairperson of the committee that the meeting is going to be held in executive session and the chairperson must indicate which exception of § 42-46-5 is being involved. See Rhode Island General Laws 42-46-2.
- Open forum: means the designated portion of an open meeting, if any, on a properly posted notice reserved for citizens to address comments to a public body relating to matters affecting the public business. See Rhode Island General Laws 42-46-2.
- person: extends to and includes co-partnerships and bodies corporate and politic. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-6.
- Prevailing plaintiff: includes those persons and entities deemed "prevailing parties" pursuant to 42 U. See Rhode Island General Laws 42-46-2.
- Public body: means any department, agency, commission, committee, board, council, bureau, or authority or any subdivision thereof of state or municipal government or any library that funded at least twenty-five percent (25%) of its operational budget in the prior budget year with public funds, and shall include all authorities defined in § 42-35-1(b). See Rhode Island General Laws 42-46-2.
- 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.