§ 5-32-1 Definitions
§ 5-32-2 Penalty for unlicensed practice
§ 5-32-3 Certificates — Applications — Penalty for violations
§ 5-32-4 Qualifications of applicants
§ 5-32-5
§ 5-32-6 Examination of applicants — Expiration and renewal of certificates
§ 5-32-7 Certification of licensees from other states
§ 5-32-8
§ 5-32-9 Fixed place of business — Sanitary regulation
§ 5-32-10 Advertising
§ 5-32-11 Display of licenses — Revocation or suspension of licenses for gross unprofessional misconduct
§ 5-32-12 Appeals from division
§ 5-32-13 Annual renewal of certificates
§ 5-32-14
§ 5-32-15 Receipts
§ 5-32-16 Physicians exempt from chapter
§ 5-32-17
§ 5-32-18
§ 5-32-19 Apprenticeship register
§ 5-32-20 Qualifications for teaching electrolysis
§ 5-32-21 Practice of laser hair removal

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 5-32 - Electrolysis and Laser Hair Removal

  • Abandoned vehicle: means (i) a vehicle that is inoperable and over eight (8) years old and is left unattended on public property for more than forty-eight (48) hours, or (ii) a vehicle that has remained illegally on public property for a period of more than three (3) days, or (iii) a vehicle that has remained on private property without the consent of the owner or person in control of the property for more than three (3) days. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-12.1-2
  • Abandoned vehicle of no value: means (i) a motor vehicle that is inoperable and over ten (10) years old and is left unattended on public property for more than forty-eight (48) hours, or (ii) a vehicle that has remained illegally on public property for a period of more than three (3) days, or (iii) a vehicle that has remained on private property without the consent of the owner or person in control of the property for more than three (3) days, and meets the following criteria:

    (A) The vehicle has no evidence of current registration in or upon the vehicle; and

    (B) The vehicle has a fair market value of five hundred dollars ($500) or less; and

    (C) The vehicle does not have a valid inspection sticker. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-12.1-2

  • Administrator: as used in this chapter , means the public utilities administrator. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-12-2
  • Administrator: means the administrator of the division of public utilities and carriers;

    (2) "Airport" and "landing field" mean and include all airports and landing fields other than those owned by the state;

    (3) "Chairperson" means the chairperson of the public utilities commission;

    (4) "Charter carrier" means and includes all carriers for hire or compensation within this state not included in the definition of common carrier;

    (5) "Commission" means the public utilities commission;

    (6) "Commissioner" means a member of the public utilities commission;

    (7) "Common carrier" except when used in chapters 12, 13, and 14 of this title, means and includes all carriers for hire or compensation including railroads, street railways, express, freight and freight line companies, dining car companies, steam boat, motor boat, power boat, hydrofoil, and ferry companies and all other companies operating any agency or facility for public use in this conveyance over fixed routes, or between fixed termini within this state or persons or property by or by a combination of land, air, or water;

    (8) "Company" means and includes a person, firm, partnership, corporation, quasi-municipal corporation, association, joint stock association or company, and his, her, its, or their lessees, trustees, or receivers appointed by any court;

    (9) "Customer" means a company taking service from an electric distribution company at a single point of delivery or meter location;

    (10) "Distribution facility" means plant or equipment used for the distribution of electricity and which is not a transmission facility;

    (11) "Division" means the division of public utilities and carriers;

    (12) "Electric distribution company" means a company engaging in the distribution of electricity or owning, operating, or controlling distribution facilities and shall be a public utility pursuant to § 39-1-2(20);

    (13) "Electric transmission company" means a company engaging in the transmission of electricity or owning, operating, or controlling transmission facilities. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-1-2

  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • 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.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Authority: means the Rhode Island public transit authority created by § 39-18-2, or, if the authority shall be abolished, the board, body, or commission succeeding to the principal functions thereof, or upon whom the powers of the authority given by this chapter shall be given by law. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-18-1
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Bonds: means bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness, including temporary notes of the authority issued in anticipation of revenues to be received by the authority or in anticipation of the receipt of federal, state or local grants or other aid. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-18-1
  • CATV: as used in this chapter shall mean and include the ownership or operation of a cable television system which receives video or audio signals, electrical impulses, or currents at a central antenna or electronic control center within this state and from which it distributes or transmits such signals, impulses, or currents by a cable or wire system to electronic equipment at a customer's terminal point within this state. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-19-1
  • Certificate: as used in this chapter , means a certificate of public convenience and necessity issued under this chapter or by any corresponding provisions of earlier laws to a common carrier by motor vehicle. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-12-2
  • Certificate: means a certificate of public convenience and necessity issued to a common carrier;

    (2) "Common carrier" means any person who holds himself or herself out to the general public as engaging in the transportation by motor vehicle of passengers for compensation in a taxicab or in a limited public motor vehicle;

    (3) "Driver" means any person operating a motor vehicle used for the transportation of passengers which he or she owns or is operating with the expressed or implied consent of the owner;

    (4) "Limited public motor vehicle" means and includes every motor vehicle for hire, other than a jitney, as defined in § 39-13-1, or a taxicab, as defined in this chapter, equipped with a taximeter used for transporting members of the general public for compensation only from a designated location on private property to such points as may be directed by the passenger;

    (5) "Motor carrier" means a common carrier by motor vehicle;

    (6) "Person" means and includes any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, association, joint stock association, or company, and his, her or its lessee, trustee, receiver, assignee, or personal representative, and, where the context requires, "driver" as defined in this section;

    (7) "Taxicab" means and includes every motor vehicle for hire, other than a jitney as defined in § 39-13-1, equipped with a taximeter, used for transporting members of the general public for compensation to any place within this state as may be directed by a passenger on a call and demand basis, when the solicitation or acceptance of the passenger occurs within the location named in the certificate; provided, that the vehicle's driver may, if and when solicited on a public highway at any location at which he or she is discharging a passenger, which location is not shown in the certificate, provide transportation from the location only to a place named in the certificate;

    (8) "Taximeter" means any instrument or device by which the charge for transportation in any taxicab or limited public motor vehicle is mechanically calculated and indicated by means of figures, either for distances traveled or for waiting time, or for both. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-14-1

  • Certificate: means a certificate of operating authority issued to a public motor vehicle;

    (2) "Charter carrier" means a provider of transportation services to groups such as: lodges, bands, athletic teams, schools, or other travel groups, assembled by someone other than the carrier who collectively contracts for the exclusive use of certain equipment for the duration of a particular trip or tour. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-14.1-1

  • Certificated tower: means a carrier possessing a certificate of public convenience and necessity issued by the public utilities administrator for the purpose of transporting vehicles by tow-away method. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-12.1-2
  • Commission: means the public utilities commission. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-20-2
  • Common carrier: as used in this chapter , means any person who or which undertakes, whether directly or by any other arrangements, to transport property, or any class or classes of property, by motor vehicle between points within this state, for the general public for compensation, over the publicly used highways of this state, whether over regular or irregular routes. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-12-2
  • Common carrier: as used in this chapter , means any person engaging in the business of providing transportation services for compensation to passengers through the use of a public motor vehicle as defined in this chapter;

    (4) "Division" means the division of public utilities and carriers;

    (5) "Driver" means any person operating a motor vehicle used for the transportation of passengers that he or she owns or is operating with the expressed or implied consent of the owner;

    (6) "Person" means and includes any individual, partnership, corporation, or other association of individuals;

    (7) "Public motor vehicle" means and includes every motor vehicle for hire, other than a jitney, as defined in § 39-13-1, or a taxicab or limited public motor vehicle, as defined in § 39-14-1, used for transporting members of the general public for compensation in unmarked vehicles at a predetermined or prearranged charge to such points as may be directed by the passenger. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-14.1-1

  • Communications services: means the transmission of sounds, messages, data, information, codes, or signals between a point or points of origin and a point or points of reception. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-21.1-3
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Contract carrier: as used in this chapter , means any person who or which engages in transportation by motor vehicle of property in intrastate commerce, for compensation (other than transportation referred to in the preceding paragraph), under continuing contracts with one person or an unlimited number of persons for the furnishing of transportation services of a special and individual nature required by the shipper and not generally provided by common carriers. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-12-2
  • 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.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Department of Transportation: means the department created by chapter 13 of title 42 of the general laws of Rhode Island. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-18.1-3
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Director: means the director of the Rhode Island department of transportation. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-18.1-3
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Division: means the division of public utilities and carriers;

    (5) "Driver" means any person operating a motor vehicle used for the transportation of passengers that he or she owns or is operating with the expressed or implied consent of the owner;

    (6) "Person" means and includes any individual, partnership, corporation, or other association of individuals;

    (7) "Public motor vehicle" means and includes every motor vehicle for hire, other than a jitney, as defined in § 39-13-1, or a taxicab or limited public motor vehicle, as defined in § 39-14-1, used for transporting members of the general public for compensation in unmarked vehicles at a predetermined or prearranged charge to such points as may be directed by the passenger. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-14.1-1

  • Division: means the division of public utilities and carriers. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-20-2
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Domestic electric utility: means an electric utility organized under the laws of, or having its principal place of business in, this state. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-20-2
  • Driver: as used in this chapter , means any person operating a motor vehicle used for the transportation of property, which he or she owns or is operating with the express or implied consent of its owner. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-12-2
  • Electric generating facilities: means electric generating units rated five hundred (500) megawatts or above, and generating stations in commercial generation on or before January 1, 1990 that are subsequently altered or modified to increase the rating of such stations by at least two hundred (200) megawatts, and related facilities including those for the transmission of the capacity and related energy from such units or stations. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-20-2
  • Electric utility: means any individual, partnership, corporation, association, or entity, or subdivision thereof, private, governmental or other, wherever resident or organized, primarily engaged in the generation and sale or purchase and sale of electricity, or the transmission thereof, for ultimate consumption by the public. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-20-2
  • Electrologist: means a person who is licensed by the department of health to perform electrolysis and/or laser hair removal. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-32-1
  • Electrolysis: means the method of removing hair from the human body by the application of an electrical current or any form of energy to the hair-papilla or hair germination by means of a needle or any other instrument or device to cause decomposition, coagulation, dehydration, or other form of tissue destruction, to permanently disable the hair follicle from producing hair. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-32-1
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • 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.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Foreign electric utility: means any electric utility other than a domestic electric utility. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-20-2
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • 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.
  • Highway maintenance: means the upkeep, maintenance, and repair of the state's highways, roads, and bridges, including repaving or resurfacing the same. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-18.1-3
  • 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
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Interstate carrier: as used in this chapter , means any person who or which operates motor vehicles for the transportation of property of others for compensation over the publicly used highways of this state in interstate commerce authorized or certified by the interstate commerce commission. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-12-2
  • Interstate commerce: as used in this chapter , means commerce between any place in this state and any place in another state or between places in this state through another state. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-12-2
  • Interstate permit: as used in this chapter , means an interstate carrier permit issued by the administrator to an interstate common or contract carrier by motor vehicle operating for compensation over the publicly used highways of this state. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-12-2
  • Intrastate commerce: as used in this chapter , means any commerce wholly within this state by motor vehicle between points having a point of origin and a point of destination within this state. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-12-2
  • 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.
  • Laser: means the acronym for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-32-1
  • Laser hair removal: means using laser light to perform hair removal or reduction or electrolysis performed with laser light. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-32-1
  • Laser light: means an intense, coherent, directional beam of light produced by stimulated emission of photons. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-32-1
  • 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
  • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
  • Legal owner: means the person who has obtained ownership of a vehicle by any legal means but has not caused the vehicle to be registered with the division of motor vehicles. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-12.1-2
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Medical director: means a Rhode Island licensed physician. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-32-1
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Motor carrier: as used in this chapter , means a common carrier by motor vehicle, a contract carrier by motor vehicle, or an interstate carrier by motor vehicle. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-12-2
  • Motor carrier: means a contract carrier, a common carrier, or a private carrier of property or passengers by motor vehicle. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-13.1-1
  • Motor carrier transportation contract: means a contract, agreement, or understanding covering:

    (i) The transportation of property for compensation by a motor carrier or a service incidental thereof;

    (ii) Entrance on property by a motor carrier for the purposes of loading, unloading, or transporting property for compensation or a service incidental thereof; or

    (iii) A service incidental to an activity described in subsections (2)(i) and (2)(ii). See Rhode Island General Laws 39-13.1-1

  • Motor vehicle: as used in this chapter , means any vehicle, machine, truck, tractor-trailer, or semi-trailer propelled or drawn by any mechanical power and used upon the highways in the transportation of property, but does not include any vehicle or car operated on a rail or rails whether on or off the publicly used highways. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-12-2
  • Municipality: means any town, city, or subdivision thereof. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-18-1
  • Natural subdivision: as used in this chapter , means a group of persons engaged in the motor trucking industry which, by the nature and similarity of the service performed, has operating interests peculiar to the groups, and which by reason thereof requires distinct and separate regulations. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-12-2
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • oath: includes affirmation; the word "sworn" includes affirmed; and the word "engaged" includes either sworn or affirmed. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-11
  • 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.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Permit: as used in this chapter , means a permit issued under this chapter or corresponding provisions of earlier laws to a contract carrier by motor vehicle. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-12-2
  • Person: as used in this chapter , means any individual, firm, co-partnership, corporation, company, association, or joint stock association, and includes any trustee, receiver, assignee, or personal representative thereof; and, where the context requires shall include "driver" as defined in this section. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-12-2
  • person: extends to and includes co-partnerships and bodies corporate and politic. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-6
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Police department: means the police department of a city or town or the Rhode Island state department. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-12.1-2
  • Possessory lien: means the right to retain possession of a vehicle and motor vehicle registration plates against all claims of the owner and/or security lien or until all charges are paid for recovery, towing, storage in accordance with the certificated tower's tariff. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-12.1-2
  • Private carrier: as used in this chapter , means any person, other than a common carrier or a contract carrier or an interstate carrier who or which transports in intrastate or interstate commerce by motor vehicle, property of which the person is the owner, lessee, or bailee, when the transportation is for the purpose of sale, lease, rent, or bailment, or in the furtherance of any commercial enterprise. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-12-2
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Promisee: means the promisee and any agents, employees, servants, or independent contractors who are directly responsible to the promisee except for motor carriers party to a motor carrier transportation contract with the promisee, and the motor carrier's agents, employees, servants, or independent contractors directly responsible to the motor carrier. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-13.1-1
  • Public agency: means the state government and any unit of local government or special purpose district located in whole or in part within the state which provides or has authority to provide firefighting, law enforcement, ambulance, medical, or other emergency services. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-21.1-3
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Public safety agency: means a functional division of a public agency which provides firefighting, law enforcement, ambulance, medical, or other emergency services. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-21.1-3
  • Public utility: means and includes every company that is an electric distribution company and every company operating or doing business in intrastate commerce and in this state as a railroad, street railway, common carrier, gas, liquefied natural gas, water, telephone, telegraph, and pipeline company, and every company owning, leasing, maintaining, managing, or controlling any plant or equipment or any part of any plant or equipment within this state for manufacturing, producing, transmitting, distributing, delivering, or furnishing natural or manufactured gas, directly or indirectly to or for the public, or any cars or equipment employed on or in connection with any railroad or street railway for public or general use within this state, or any pipes, mains, poles, wires, conduits, fixtures, through, over, across, under, or along any public highways, parkways or streets, public lands, waters, or parks for the transmission, transportation, or distribution of gas for sale to the public for light, heat, cooling, or power for providing audio or visual telephonic or telegraphic communication service within this state or any pond, lake, reservoir, stream, well, or distributing plant or system employed for the distribution of water to the consuming public within this state including the water supply board of the city of Providence; provided, that, except as provided in § 39-16-9 and in chapter 2072 of the public laws, 1933, as amended, this definition shall not be construed to apply to any public waterworks or water service owned and furnished by any city, town, water district, fire district, or any other municipal or quasi-municipal corporation, excepting the water supply board of the city of Providence, unless any city, town, water district, fire district, municipal, or quasi-municipal corporation obtains water from a source owned or leased by the water resources board, either directly or indirectly, or obtains a loan from the board pursuant to the provisions of chapter 15 of title 46, or sells water, on a wholesale or retail basis, inside and outside the territorial limits of the city or town, water district, fire district, municipal or quasi-municipal corporation, except, however, that a public waterworks or water service owned and furnished by any city, town, water district, fire district, or any other municipal or quasi-municipal corporation which sells water, on a wholesale or retail basis, inside and outside its territorial limits shall not be construed as a public utility if it has fewer than one-thousand five hundred (1,500) total customer service connections and provided outside sales do not exceed ten percent (10%) of the total water service connections or volumetric sales and provided the price charged to outside customers, per unit of water, is not greater than the price charged to inside customers for the same unit of water, nor to the Rhode Island public transit authority, or to the production and/or distribution of steam, heat, or water by Rhode Island port authority and economic development corporation in the town of North Kingstown; and the term "public utility" shall also mean and include the Narragansett Bay water quality management district commission; and provided that the ownership or operation of a facility by a company which dispenses alternative fuel or energy sources at retail for use as a motor vehicle fuel or energy source, and the dispensing of alternative fuel or energy sources at retail from such a facility, does not make the company a public utility within the meaning of this title solely because of that ownership, operation, or sale; and provided further that this exemption shall not apply to presently regulated public utilities which sell natural gas or are dispensers of other energy sources; and provided further, that the term "public utility" shall not include any company;

    (i) Producing or distributing steam or heat from a fossil fuel fired cogeneration plant located at the university of Rhode Island South Kingstown, Rhode Island;

    (ii) Producing and/or distributing thermal energy and/or electricity to a state owned facility from a plant located on an adjacent site regardless of whether steam lines cross a public highway; and

    (iii) Providing wireless service. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-1-2

  • Publicly used highways: as used in this chapter , means all public ways, roads, highways, streets, avenues, alleys, boulevards, parks, squares, and bridges and approaches thereto, within this state. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-12-2
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Railroad: means and includes every railroad other than a street railway, by whatsoever power operated for public use in the conveyance in this state of persons or property for compensation, with all bridges, ferries, tunnels, switches, spurs, tracks, stations, wharves, and terminal facilities of every kind, used, operated, controlled, leased, or owned by or in connection with any railroad;

    (23) "Retail access" means the use of transmission and distribution facilities owned by an electric transmission company or an electric distribution company to transport electricity sold by a nonregulated power producer to retail customers pursuant to § 39-1-27. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-1-2

  • real estate: may be construed to include lands, tenements, and hereditaments and rights thereto and interests therein. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-10
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Registered owner: means the person recorded in the division of motor vehicles as being the one to whom the registration of the vehicle was issued. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-12.1-2
  • Regular route: as used in this chapter , means a specified route or routes, between fixed termini, as set forth in the carrier's certificate. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-12-2
  • Relay method: means the method of responding to a telephone request for emergency service whereby a public safety answering point notes pertinent information and relays it by telephone to the appropriate public safety agency or other provider of emergency services for dispatch of an emergency service unit. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-21.1-3
  • 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
  • Selective call routing: means a feature that routes a 911 call from a central office to the designated public safety answering point based upon the telephone number of the calling party. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-21.1-3
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • State Planning Council: means the state planning council within the division of planning of the department of administration, as established by Rhode Island general laws § 42-11-10. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-18.1-3
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Street railway: means and includes every railway by whatsoever power operated or any extension or extensions, branch, or branches thereof, for public use in the conveyance in this state of persons or property for compensation, being mainly upon, along, above, or below any street, avenue, road, highway, bridge, or public place in any city or town, and including all switches, spurs, tracks, rights of trackage, subways, tunnels, stations, terminals and terminal facilities of every kind, used, operated, controlled, or owned by or in connection with any street railway;

    (25) "Transmission facility" means plant or equipment used for the transmission of electricity as determined by the federal energy regulatory commission pursuant to federal law as of the date of the property transfers pursuant to § 39-1-27(c);

    (26) Notwithstanding any provision of this section or any provision of the act entitled, "An Act Relating to the Utility Restructuring Act of 1996" (hereinafter "Utility Restructuring Act"), upon request by the affected electric utility, the commission may exempt from the Utility Restructuring Act or any provision(s) thereof, an electric utility which meets the following requirements: (i) the utility is not selling or distributing electricity outside of the service territory in effect for that utility on the date of passage of the Utility Restructuring Act; and (ii) the number of kilowatt hours sold or distributed annually by the utility to the public is less than five percent (5%) of the total kilowatt hours consumed annually by the state. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-1-2

  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Telephone common carrier: means any person, party, or entity which provides communications services for profit between a point of origin and a point of reception by way of a land-line wire connection between the two (2) points. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-21.1-3
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Tow truck: means any motor vehicle designed and/or ordinarily used for the purpose of towing or removing vehicles or assisting disabled motor vehicles. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-12.1-2
  • 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
  • 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
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Transit property: means and includes any property, whether real or personal, and any apparatus and equipment used or useful in the operation of a motor bus, water, or rail passenger transportation line or system, and includes any rights or franchises to operate any passenger transportation line or system, but it does not include other property or assets. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-18-1
  • Transportation Improvement Program: means the transportation improvement program that is created and amended from time to time by the state planning council. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-18.1-3
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Unattended vehicle: means any vehicle other than an "abandoned vehicle" or "abandoned vehicle of no value" as which meets the following criteria:

    (i) Left unoccupied in a place or for a time period prohibited by law or municipal ordinance or so as to cause traffic congestion or hazard; or

    (ii) From which the operator or owner thereof has been removed by any member of a police department in the performance of his or her official duties; or

    (iii) Left on public or private property without the consent of the owner or person in control thereof, or one having the exclusive right to the use thereof. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-12.1-2

  • United States: include the several states and the territories of the United States. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-8
  • Unmarked vehicles: means motor vehicles that do not display the transportation company's name, address or telephone number, or any advertisements or commercial information beyond that included by the vehicle's manufacturer on the vehicle's exterior surfaces; provided, however, that public motor vehicles that display markings identifying them as service or courtesy vehicles used by licensed health care facilities, assisted living residences, and adult day care programs, licensed by the Rhode Island department of health, pursuant to chapters 17 and 17. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-14.1-1
  • Vehicle: means any motor vehicle as defined in § 39-12-2(m). See Rhode Island General Laws 39-12.1-2
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Wireless service: means communication services provided over spectrum licensed by or subject to the jurisdiction of the federal communications commission. See Rhode Island General Laws 39-1-2