§ 5-57-1 Purpose
§ 5-57-2 Definitions
§ 5-57-3 Licensing authority — Creation
§ 5-57-4 — 5-57-8
§ 5-57-9 Licensing authority — Staff
§ 5-57-10 Licensing authority — Seal
§ 5-57-11 Licensing authority — Rules and regulations
§ 5-57-12 Licensing authority — Issuance of subpoenas — Contempt powers
§ 5-57-13
§ 5-57-13.1 Procedures for adoption of rules
§ 5-57-14 Alarm business license required — Licensing of electricians
§ 5-57-15 Contents of applications for licenses
§ 5-57-16 Experience or examination requirements
§ 5-57-17 Investigation of license applications
§ 5-57-18 Time limit for action on license applications
§ 5-57-19 Grounds for denial of applications
§ 5-57-20 Procedure for approval or denial of applications
§ 5-57-21 Surety bond
§ 5-57-22 Renewal of licenses
§ 5-57-23 Application, license, replacement, and renewal fees
§ 5-57-24 Transfer or assignment of licenses — Continuation of business upon owner’s death
§ 5-57-25 Grounds and procedure for revocation of licenses
§ 5-57-26 Form of license
§ 5-57-27 Posting of license certificates and notices of license revocation
§ 5-57-28 Change in status of licensee
§ 5-57-29 I.D. cards — Requirement — Application — Issuance or denial
§ 5-57-30 Investigation of I.D. card applications
§ 5-57-31 Time limitation on actions on I.D. card applications
§ 5-57-32 Request for hearing upon notice of denial of I.D. card application
§ 5-57-33 Grounds and procedure for suspension or revocation of I.D. cards
§ 5-57-34 Nontransferability of I.D. cards
§ 5-57-35 Renewal and replacement of I.D. cards — Notification of changes
§ 5-57-36 Expiration and renewal during suspension of use of an I.D. card
§ 5-57-37 Activities of I.D. cardholders after notice of suspension or revocation of I.D. card
§ 5-57-38 Local governmental regulations of alarm business or alarm agents
§ 5-57-39 Judicial review
§ 5-57-40 Reinstatement of a revoked license or I.D. card
§ 5-57-41 Penalties for violations
§ 5-57-42 Appropriations

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 5-57

  • Acceptable release rate: means a measured release rate not to exceed 4. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-17.2-3
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Annexation fee: means a fee levied on the individual water system connections, or accounts, in addition to their normal water consumption and service charges. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-30-3
  • 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
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • 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.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • 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.
  • Bays: means the estuaries including Narragansett Bay, Mount Hope Bay, Greenwich Bay, Little Narragansett Bay, the coastal ponds, the Sakonnet River, and Rhode Island territorial waters that extend seaward three geographical miles from the shoreline including the area around Block Island. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-31.1-2
  • Board: means the Rhode Island water resources board created by chapter 15 of this title. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-15.7-2
  • Certificate: means any certificate of title issued. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-22.1-2
  • Commercial agricultural producers: means purveyors of at least two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) of agricultural products during a calendar year. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-15.3-4
  • Commercial boat yard: means any facility which engages for hire in the construction, storage, maintenance, repair, or refurbishing of vessels (other than seaplanes), or any licensed independent marine maintenance contractor who engages in such activities. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-17.2-3
  • Commission: means the Narragansett Bay commission. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-25-3
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Compliance schedule: means a schedule of remedial measures including an enforceable sequence of actions, or operations leading to compliance with an effluent limitation or any other limitation, prohibition, or standard. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-25-3
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Coordination: means to harmonize in a common action or effort and/or to function in a complementary manner. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-31.1-2
  • 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.
  • Council: means the Rhode Island rivers council. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-28-3
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Dealer: means any person who engages in whole or in part in the business of buying, selling, or exchanging new and unused vessels, or used vessels, or both, either outright or on conditional sale, bailment, lease, chattel mortgage, or otherwise, and who has an established place of business for the sale, trade, and display of vessels. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-22.1-2
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Department: means the department of environmental management. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-17.2-3
  • Department: means the department of environment management. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-22.1-2
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Director: means the director of the department of environmental management. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-22-2
  • Director: means the director of the department of environmental management. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-22.1-2
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Distribution facilities: means the pipes and appurtenant facilities employed specifically to deliver, to dispense, to render, or to circulate potable water directly for the benefit of a consumer or a community of consumers. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-15.2-3
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Documentation papers: means those papers issued to a documented vessel by the United States Coast Guard or any federal agency successor thereto. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-22.1-2
  • Documented vessel: means a vessel which has valid documentation papers issued by the United States Coast Guard or any federal agency successor thereto. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-22.1-2
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • fund: means the water quality protection funds as described in § 46-15. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-15.3-4
  • Fund: means the Narragansett Bay water quality management district commission fund to be held by the commission. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-25-3
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Governing agency: means the public water supply system into which the small public water supply system is being merged or annexed. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-30-3
  • Homemade vessel: means any vessel built after October 31, 1972 for which a federal identification number is not required to be assigned to it by the manufacturer pursuant to federal law, or any vessel constructed or assembled prior to November 1, 1972, by other than a licensed manufacturer for his or her own use or the use of a specific person. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-22.1-2
  • 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
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Intersystem facilities: means transmission facilities designed and constructed by the owner of any public water system having the capacity to serve two (2) or more water systems. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-15.2-3
  • 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.
  • Leakage: means the difference between non-billed water and the total of the estimated or measured allowances for fire fighting, meter inaccuracy, theft, system usage, main flushing, sewer cleaning, storm drain cleaning, and other allowances that may be developed by the water resources board. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-15.3-4
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Lien holder: means a person holding a security interest. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-22.1-2
  • Manufacturer: means any person engaged in the business of manufacturing or importing new and unused vessels for the purpose of sales or trade. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-22.1-2
  • Marine antifoulant paint: means any compound, coating, paint, or treatment applied or used for the purpose of controlling fresh water or marine fouling organisms on vessels. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-17.2-3
  • 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.
  • Motorboat: means any vessel whether or not the vessel is propelled by machinery. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-22-2
  • Narragansett Bay water quality management district: means and includes:

    (i) The city of Providence and those portions of the city of Cranston and portions of the towns of Johnston, North Providence, and Lincoln formerly served by the city of Providence sewage treatment system as well as the cities of East Providence, Pawtucket, and Central Falls, the towns of Lincoln and Cumberland, and that portion of the town of Smithfield lying northeast of the Douglas Pike, also called state route No. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-25-3

  • Non-billed water: means the difference between water produced by a supplier and water sold by the same supplier. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-15.3-4
  • 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.
  • Operate: means to navigate or otherwise use a motorboat or a vessel. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-22-2
  • Owner: means a person, other than a lien holder, having the property in or title to a motorboat. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-22-2
  • Owner: means a person, other than a lienholder, having a property interest in or title to a vessel. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-22.1-2
  • Owner of the facilities: means the holder of title to the water supply system facilities supplying water. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-30-3
  • 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.
  • Person: means an individual, partnership, firm, corporation, association, or other entity. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-22-2
  • Person: means and includes an individual, firm, partnership, association, and private or municipal corporation and federal or state agencies. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-25-3
  • 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.
  • Personal watercraft: means a small class A vessel less than sixteen feet (16') in length which uses an outboard motor or an inboard motor powering a water jet pump as its primary source of motive power; and which is designed to be operated by a person sitting, standing, or kneeling on, or being towed behind the vessel, rather than the conventional manner of sitting or standing inside of the vessel. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-22-2
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Pollutant: means the same as defined in § 46-12-1. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-25-3
  • Pollution: means the same as defined in § 46-12-1. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-25-3
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Proceeds: means and includes whatever is received when collateral or proceeds is sold, exchanged, collected, or otherwise disposed of. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-22.1-2
  • Project: means the Narragansett Bay water quality management district project, and shall include the acquisition, ownership, design, operation, construction, repair, rehabilitation, improvement, development, sale, lease or disposition of, or the provision of financing for, any sewage treatment facility. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-25-3
  • 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.
  • Public water supply system: means the same as defined in § 46-13-2. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-30-3
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Raw water: means water in its natural state prior to any treatment. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-15.3-4
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • River: means a flowing body of water or estuary or a section, portion, or tributary thereof, including streams, creeks, brooks, ponds, and small lakes. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-28-3
  • River: means a flowing body of water or estuary or a section, portion, or tributary thereof, including, but not limited to, streams, creeks, brooks, ponds, and small lakes. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-31.1-2
  • Safe yield: means a sustainable withdrawal that can be continuously supplied from a water source without adverse effects throughout a critical dry period with a one percent (1%) chance of occurrence, or one that is equivalent to the drought of record, whichever is worse. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-15.7-2
  • Sale: means all retail sales of potable water to end users for any purpose in the ordinary course of business by a supplier, except for sales exempt pursuant to § 46-15. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-15.3-4
  • 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
  • Security interest: means an interest which is reserved or created by an agreement which secures payment or performance of an obligation, and is valid against third parties generally. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-22.1-2
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Sewage: means the same as "pollutant" as defined in § 46-12-1. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-25-3
  • Sewage treatment facilities: means any sewage treatment plant, structure, combined sewer overflows, equipment, interceptors, mains, and pumping stations, or other property, real, personal, or mixed, for the treatment, storage, collection, transporting, or disposal of sewage, or any property or system to be used in whole or in part for any of the aforesaid purposes, or any other property or system incidental to, or which has to do with, or the end purpose of which is any of the foregoing; provided, however, that the term shall not include any system of lateral sewers within a municipality. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-25-3
  • Source: means the raw water upon which a public water supply system abounds, and refers to both groundwater and surface water. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-15.3-4
  • Source: means any building, structure, facility, or installation from which there is or may be the discharge of pollutants. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-25-3
  • State: means the state of Rhode Island. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-22.1-2
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Subpoena duces tecum: A command to a witness to produce documents.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Transmission facilities: means the pipes, pumping stations, and storage facilities required to carry potable water, or raw water to a treatment facility or storage facility for later treatment, from a water source to or throughout an area served or to be served by a public water system for the specific purpose of supplying water to support a general population. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-15.2-3
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Tributyltin compounds: means any compound having three (3) normal butyl groups attached to a tin atom and with or without an anion such as chloride, fluoride, or oxide. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-17.2-3
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • United States: include the several states and the territories of the United States. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-8
  • Use: means to operate, navigate, or employ a vessel. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-22.1-2
  • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Vessel: means every description of watercraft, other than a seaplane, used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on the water, whether self-propelled or otherwise, and includes barges and tugs. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-17.2-3
  • Vessel: means every description of watercraft, other than a seaplane on the water, used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on water. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-22-2
  • Vessel: means every description of watercraft, other than a seaplane, used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on water. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-22.1-2
  • Water source: means any location at which ground or surface water may be withdrawn for any purpose, including tidal waters, harbors, estuaries, rivers, brooks, watercourses, waterways, wells, springs, lakes, ponds, impoundments, diversion structures, wetlands, aquifers, recharge areas, and any others that are contained within, flow through, or border on this state or any portion thereof. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-15.7-2
  • Water supplier: means any person, including a municipal water department or agency, public water system, special water district, or private water company engaged in the distribution of water for potable purposes. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-25-3
  • Waters of this state: means any waters within the territorial limits of this state, and the marginal sea adjacent to this state and the high seas when navigated as a part of a journey or ride to or from the shore of this state. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-22-2
  • Watershed: means a land area which because of its topography, soil type, and drainage patterns acts as a collector of raw waters which regorge or replenish rivers and existing or planned public water supplies. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-28-3
  • Watershed: means a land area which because of its topography, soil type, and drainage patterns acts as a collector of raw waters which regorge or replenish rivers and existing or planned public water supplies. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-31.1-2
  • Watersheds: means those land areas which, because of their topography, soil type, and drainage patterns, act as collectors of raw waters which replenish or regorge existing or planned public drinking water supplies. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-15.3-4
  • Withdrawal: means taking of water from a water source for any purpose, regardless of the quantity or quality of the water taken or its eventual disposition including return to the same water source. See Rhode Island General Laws 46-15.7-2