Chapter 037

2011 -- H 5551

Enacted 05/31/11





     Introduced By: Representatives E Coderre, JP O`Neill, Johnston, O`Grady, and San


     Date Introduced: March 02, 2011


It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:


     SECTION 1. Section 45-59-3 of the General Laws in Chapter 45-59 entitled "District

Management Authorities" is hereby amended to read as follows:


     45-59-3. Definitions and construction. -- (a) As used in this chapter, unless the context

otherwise requires, the term:

      (1) "Chief elected officer" means the official, elected by the voters of a municipality or

appointed by the members of the elected legislative body of the municipality, who exercises day-

to-day executive authority over the municipality's affairs.

      (2) "District management authority" means a district management authority established

pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.

      (3) "Fiscal year" means the fiscal year of the municipality within which the management

district is located; "first fiscal year" means the first full fiscal year after the fiscal year during

which the management district is created; subsequent fiscal years are referred to in like manner.

      (4) "Management district" means a management district established pursuant to the

provisions of this chapter and, as the context may require, includes any subdistrict within the

management district.

      (5) "Municipality" means a city or town of the state of Rhode Island having a population

according to the most recent federal census of not less than one hundred thousand (100,000);

however, notwithstanding the population requirement, the city cities of Newport and Pawtucket

shall be considered a municipality municipalities for purposes of this chapter. Where the context

requires, "municipality" also means a city or town within which a management district is created

pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.

      (6) "Real property" means land and buildings or structures located on the land but does

not include lines, mains, poles, easements and rights-of-way owned by public utilities.

      (7) "State" means the state of Rhode Island.

      (b) References in this chapter to owners or tenants of real property located within a

management district or residents of a management district, or managers of real property located

within the management district will be construed to include shareholders, members, partners,

directors, officers, employees or agents thereof.


     SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.