2009 Rhode Island Code
Title 30 - Military Affairs and Defense
CHAPTER 30-15 - Emergency Management
§ 30-15-3 - Definitions.
§ 30-15-3 Definitions. As used in this chapter:
(1) "Disaster" means occurrence or imminent threat of widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property resulting from any natural or man made cause, including but not limited to:
(iv) Wind, storm, wave action, oil spill, or other water contamination requiring emergency action to avert danger or damage;
(v) Volcanic activity;
(vii) Air contamination;
(xiii) Hostile military or paramilitary action;
(xiv) Endangerment of the health, safety, or resources of the people of the state;
(xv) Acts of bioterrorism;
(2) "Political subdivision" means any city or town in Rhode Island;
(3) "Unorganized militia" means all able-bodied persons between the ages of sixteen (16) and fifty (50) years; and
(4) "Bioterrorism" means the intentional use of any microorganism, virus, infectious substance or biological product that may be engineered as a result of biotechnology or any naturally occurring or bioengineered component of any such microorganism, virus, infectious substance, or biological product, to cause death, disease or other biological malfunction in a human, an animal, a plant or other living organism.
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