§ 20-18.1-2. Definitions.
As used in this chapter the following terms shall, where the context permits, be construed as follows:
(1) "Director" means the director of the department of environmental management, or any subordinate, or subordinates, to whom the director has delegated the powers and duties vested in him or her by this chapter.
(2) "Nongame wildlife" means, generally, any member of the animal kingdom that is a species that is neither harvested or domesticated by humans in Rhode Island. It also means any member of the plant kingdom that grows in this state in a wild or unmanaged situation without cultivation, fertilization, or other agricultural practice required to sustain it. The director, in addition to his or her other powers, has the power to promulgate lists of the names of specific animals and plants that are excluded from the category of nongame wildlife, in accordance with these criteria.
(P.L. 1986, ch. 437, § 1.)