Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-7.1
Rodent Control and Eradication

SECTION 23-7.1-5

§ 23-7.1-5. Contributions to local communities.

The state may contribute to local communities for comprehensive rodent control programs approved by the director an amount not to exceed one-half ( 1 / 2 ) of the cost of those programs as determined by the director. If any rodent control programs receive financing from the federal government, the state contribution may not exceed one-half ( 1 / 2 ) of the excess of the cost of those programs over the federal grant-in-aid for those programs as follows:

(1) If the federal government is financing a given percentage of the total costs of a program, the state contribution will be fixed as a percentage of the total costs and state disbursements will be made on a pro-rata basis at the time disbursements are made by the federal government.

(2) If certain costs are not eligible for federal financing, the director shall nevertheless have the discretion to include those costs in the local contribution for the purpose of determining the maximum state contribution. In those cases, the disbursements of the state contribution will be related to the federal disbursements to the greatest extent possible.

(3) Costs of the department of health attributable to carrying out its duties pursuant to this chapter as well as its regular activities with respect to environmental health will not be counted in determining the maximum amount of the state contribution.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1968, ch. 277, § 1: G.L. 1956, § 23-7.1-5; P.L. 1979, ch. 39, § 1: G.L. 1956, § 23-7.1-5.)