2009 Rhode Island Code
Title 45 - Towns and cities
CHAPTER 45-54 - Municipal Detention Facility Corporations
§ 45-54-2 - Legislative findings.
§ 45-54-2 Legislative findings. (a) It has been widely reported that the United States has need for a detention facility to be located within the state of Rhode Island.
(b) It is declared that a need for economic development projects exists within the state and that the development of a detention facility would help to meet the need for economic development and address the detention facility needs of the United States.
(c) It is further declared that the most efficient and effective method to further the public policy of the state to encourage the development and construction of a detention facility and other authorized projects is to permit the establishment of public corporations in each of the cities and towns of the state with the power to acquire, construct, erect, maintain, operate, manage, and lease land, buildings, and improvements to be used for a detention facility and other authorized projects.
(d) Any corporation created under this chapter is subject to the provisions of chapter 2 of title 38 and chapter 46 of title 42 and, in addition, the directors of the corporation are subject to the provisions of chapter 14 of title 36.
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