2017 Rhode Island General Laws
Title 23 - Health and Safety
Chapter 23-20.9 - Smoking in Schools
Section 23-20.9-4 - Definitions. [Effective until January 1, 2018.].

Universal Citation: RI Gen L § 23-20.9-4 (2017)

§ 23-20.9-4. Definitions. [Effective until January 1, 2018.]. As used in this chapter:

(1) "Person" means any person or persons including but not limited to contract or other workers on school property, school students, school administrators, school employees, school faculty, and school visitors.

(2) "School or schools" means any non-residential school building, public or private, of any city or town or community educational system regulated, directly or secondarily, by the board of regents for elementary and secondary education or the department of elementary and secondary education or any other state education board or local city or town school board or school committee or other legal educational subdivision acting under it. As used in this chapter, the term "school or schools" includes but is not limited to school playgrounds, school administration buildings, indoor school athletic facilities, school gymnasiums, school locker rooms, school buses, other school vehicles, other school buildings whose use is not primarily residential, and outside areas within twenty-five (25) feet of any school building.

(3) "Governing body" means the body, board, committee or individual, or its designated agent(s) or designee(s), responsible for, or which has control over, the administration of any elementary or secondary school, public or private, in the state.

(4) "Tobacco product usage" means the smoking or use of any substance or item which contains tobacco, including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, or other smoking tobacco, or the use of snuff or smokeless tobacco, or having in one's possession a lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, or other substance or item containing tobacco.

History of Section. (P.L. 1992, ch. 230, § 1.)

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