§ 3-14-2. Purposes.
(a) Primary legislative purpose. The primary legislative purpose of this chapter is to prevent intoxication-related injuries, deaths and other damages among Rhode Island's population.
(b) Secondary purposes. The secondary legislative purposes are:
(1) To establish a legal basis for obtaining compensation for those suffering damages as a result of intoxication related incidents in accordance with this chapter;
(2) To allocate the liability for payment of damages fairly among those responsible for the damages, which will encourage liquor liability insurance availability; and
(3) To encourage all servers of alcohol to exercise responsible serving practices.
(P.L. 1986, ch. 537, § 2.)