2005 Rhode Island Code - § 7-1.2-301 — Purposes.

    Corporations may be organized under this chapter for any lawful purpose or purposes, except for the purpose of carrying on within this state the business of a bank, savings bank, trust company, building and loan association, loan and investment company, safe deposit company, railroad, electric railroad or street railway company, telegraph or telephone company, gas or electric light, heat or power company, canal, aqueduct, or water company, turnpike company, or any corporation which now has or may subsequently have the right to take or condemn land or other property within this state under the power of eminent domain, or to exercise or acquire franchises in streets or highways of this state, and further except for the purpose of rendering the professional services specified in chapter 5.1 of this title which must be organized under the provisions of that chapter.

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