TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-18.9
Refuse Disposal

SECTION 23-18.9-3


§ 23-18.9-3 Grants-in-aid.

(a) Funds annually appropriated by the general assembly for the purposes of this chapter shall not exceed forty cents ($.40) per capita as determined from the latest available federal census of population for the state.

(b) Sixty-two and one-half percent (62.5%) of the total shall be apportioned to each community in the state, eighty percent (80%) on the basis of the ratio of the population of each community to the total population of the state, as determined by the latest available federal census of population, and twenty percent (20%) on the basis of the ratio of the number of employees located in each community to the total number of persons employed in the state, as reported for the month of December each year by the department of employment and training; provided, however, that Block Island is reported for the month of July. To be eligible to receive these funds, a community must first meet the requirements of § 23-18.9-1.

(c) The remaining thirty-seven and one-half percent (37.5%) of the funds shall be apportioned by the same formula as the sixty-two and one-half percent (62.5%) of the funds described in subsection (b), and shall be distributed to each community which is a part of a duly authorized arrangement involving more than one community, which satisfies any rules and regulations which may be reasonably established by the department of environmental management concerning inter-local refuse disposal activities or which is a part of any refuse disposal district created by the general assembly.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1968, ch. 192, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 23-46-3; P.L. 1979, ch. 39, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 23-18.9-3; P.L. 1980, ch. 71, § 1; P.L. 1982, ch. 188, art. 5, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 86, § 74.)