Title 42
State Affairs and Government

Chapter 6.2
2021 Act on Climate

R.I. Gen. Laws 42-6.2-8



 42-6.2-8.  Powers and duties of state agencies — Exercise of existing authority.

Addressing the impacts on climate change shall be deemed to be within the powers, duties, and obligations of all state departments, agencies, commissions, councils, and instrumentalities, including quasi-public agencies, and each shall exercise among its purposes in the exercise of its existing authority, the purposes set forth in this chapter pertaining to climate change mitigation, adaptation, and resilience in so far as climate change affects its mission, duties, responsibilities, projects, or programs. Each agency shall have the authority to promulgate rules and regulations necessary to meet the greenhouse gas emission reduction mandate established by 42-6.2-9.

History of Section.
P.L. 2014, ch. 343, 1; P.L. 2014, ch. 392, 1; P.L. 2021, ch. 1, 2, effective April 10, 2021; P.L. 2021, ch. 2, 2, effective April 10, 2021.