Title 23
Health and Safety

Chapter 28.28

R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-28.28-1

§ 23-28.28-1. Definitions.

(a) “Boosters” mean a casing containing several ounces of a high explosive used to increase the intensity of explosion of the detonator of a detonating fuse.

(b) “Dealer” means any person, not a manufacturer, engaged in the business of buying and selling explosives other than empty cartridge shells (primed), percussion caps, small arms ammunition, small arms primers, and smokeless powder for small arms.

(c) “Electric squibs” mean small tubes or blocks containing a small quantity of ignition compound in contact with a wire bridge.

(d) “Explosive bombs” mean any explosive or incendiary material designed and constructed that when dropped, thrown, projected, or placed and initiated in any particular manner, will produce a violent release of high pressure and/or heat.

(e) “Explosive mines” mean metal containers filled with a high explosive and provided with a detonating device.

(f) “Explosive projectiles” mean metal shells loaded with explosives for use in cannon.

(g) “Explosive torpedoes” mean metal devices containing a means of propulsion and a quantity of high explosives.

(h) “Manufacturer” means any person who is engaged in the manufacture of explosives or who otherwise produces any explosives. Persons reloading small arms ammunition shall not be considered as manufacturers.

(i) “Person” means any individual, partnership, association, or corporation.

(j) “Primers,” “percussion fuses,” “combination fuses,” and “time fuses” mean devices used to ignite powder charges of ammunition or the black-powder bursting charges of projectiles.

(k) “Small arm primers” and “percussion caps” mean primers used for small arms ammunition.

(l) “Small arms ammunition” means any cartridge or shell for use in a pistol, rifle, or shotgun, and shall include ball, shot, or blank cartridges or shells.

(m) “State fire marshal” shall mean the state fire marshal or his or her designee.

History of Section.
P.L. 1979, ch. 313, § 2; P.L. 1984, ch. 54, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 220, § 31; P.L. 2004, ch. 225, § 31.