Title 15
Domestic Relations

Chapter 15.1
The Uniform Interstate Enforcement of Domestic Violence Protection Orders Act

R.I. Gen. Laws § 15-15.1-5

§ 15-15.1-5. Registration of order.

(a) Any individual may register a foreign protection order in this state. To register a foreign protection order, an individual shall:

(1) present a certified copy of the order to the appropriate law enforcement agency; or

(2) present a certified copy of the order to the department of attorney general and request that the order be registered with the appropriate law enforcement agency.

(b) Upon receipt of a foreign protection order the appropriate law enforcement agency shall register the order in accordance with this section. After the order is registered the appropriate law enforcement agency shall furnish to the individual registering the order a certified copy of the registered order.

(c) The appropriate law enforcement agency shall register an order upon presentation of a copy of a protective order which has been certified by the issuing state. A registered foreign protection order that is inaccurate or is not currently in effect must be corrected or removed from the registry in accordance with the law of this state.

(d) An individual registering a foreign protection order shall file an affidavit by the protected individual stating that, to the best of the protected individual’s knowledge, the order is currently in effect.

(e) A foreign protection order registered under this chapter may be entered in any existing state or federal registry of protection orders, in accordance with applicable law.

(f) A fee may not be charged for the registration of a foreign protection order.

History of Section.
P.L. 2006, ch. 259, § 2; P.L. 2006, ch. 284, § 2.