2009 Rhode Island Code
Title 30 - Military Affairs and Defense
CHAPTER 30-2 - Organization and Command of Military and Naval Forces
§ 30-2-5 - Declaration of martial law.

SECTION 30-2-5

   § 30-2-5  Declaration of martial law. – In case of war, invasion, rebellion, insurrection, riot, tumult, public calamity or catastrophe, or other emergency, or imminent danger thereof, or resistance to the laws of this state or the United States, the governor may, if in his or her judgment the maintenance of law and order and the protection of person and property will thereby be promoted, by proclamation, declare the state or any part thereof to be under martial law.

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