Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws > Chapter 5-65.2
Alter: means the replacing, changing, or repairing of any portion of the existing wells, water-supply systems, water-treatment systems, water-filtration systems, or pumps and the terms "alteration" and "altering" shall be construed accordingly. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-65.2-2
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.
Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
Electrical work: means the limited electrical installation, connection, and services from a drop/wall switch, as supplied by a properly licensed electrician for water-supply systems, water-filtration systems, water-treatment systems, and pump installations. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-65.2-2
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.
Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
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, corporation, association, limited-liability company, joint venture, or organization, or any combination thereof. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-65.2-2
Plumbing work: means the limited plumbing necessary for the installation of water-supply systems, pumps, water-filtration systems, and water-treatment systems. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-65.2-2
Pump installer: means a person licensed by the contractors' registration and licensing board who is employed in the placement and preparation for operation of pumps and pumping equipment and materials utilized in withdrawing or obtaining water for water-supply distribution lines, including all construction involved in making entrance to the well and establishing such seals and safeguards as may be necessary to protect such water from contamination and all construction involved in connecting such wells and pumping units or pressure tanks in the water-supply systems of structures served by such well, including repair and servicing to any existing installation. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-65.2-2
Pumps and pumping equipment: means any equipment or materials utilized, or intended for use, in transferring, pressurizing, withdrawing, or obtaining groundwater supply including, but not limited to, seals, tanks, fittings, and controls. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-65.2-2
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
Water-supply system: means and includes any apparatus, equipment, water service pipes, water distribution pipes, and the necessary connecting pipes, control valves, and all appurtenances adjacent to the structure or premises, including the supply of water to the main water distribution line, geothermal, and all other water needs that require storage, pumping, treatment, filtration, or alteration in any way. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-65.2-2
Well: means an artificial sanitary excavation or opening in the ground by which groundwater can be obtained or through which it flows under natural pressure or is artificially withdrawn; and for the purposes of this chapter attached as an appurtenance to a building or structure. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-65.2-2
Well drilling: means all acts necessary for the construction, installation, or alteration of a water-supply well or to obtain water from a well or wells by drilling, or by excavation that is drilled, cored, bored, washed, driven, dug, jetted, or otherwise constructed. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-65.2-2
Well-drilling contractor: means a person who is licensed by the contractors' registration and licensing board and engages in well drilling, including the installation, alteration, removal, or repair of water-supply systems. See Rhode Island General Laws 5-65.2-2