2003 -- H 5064

Chapter 094

2003 -- H 5064

Enacted 07/04/03

 

 

 

A N A C T

RELATING TO VALIDATING AND RATIFYING CERTAIN AMENDMENTS TO THE

HOME RULE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF NEWPORT

     

     

     Introduced By: Representatives Shavers, and Crowley

     Date Introduced: January 15, 2003

 

     

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

 

     SECTION 1.Validation of amendments. In all respects in which the amendments to

the Home Rule Charter of the City of Newport, which amendments were adopted and approved

by the electors of the City of Newport on November 5, 2002, may require ratification,

confirmation, validation or enactment by the general assembly, but in no other respects, the

provisions of said amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the City of Newport are hereby

ratified, confirmed, validated and enacted. It is the express intention of the general assembly, by

the passage of this act, to give effect to, ratify, confirm, validate and enact those provisions of the

said amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the City of Newport which require ratification,

confirmation, validation or enactment and by the passage of this act, the legislature does hereby

ratify, confirm, validate and enact said provisions, but nothing in this act shall be construed to

abrogate or impair the powers now or hereafter granted to towns by the Home Rule amendment

and other applicable laws of the State of Rhode Island or those rights retained by said City of

Newport in its Home Rule Charter.

     SECTION 2. Severability. If any provision of this act, or the application thereof to the

City of Newport or to any person or circumstances is deemed invalid for any reason, the

remainder of this act, or the application of such provision to said town or other persons or

circumstances shall not be affected thereby, and to this end the provisions of this act are declared

to be severable.

     SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon passage.

     

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