Title 42
State Affairs and Government

Chapter 75.2
Allocation for Art for Public Facilities Act

R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-75.2-2

§ 42-75.2-2. Declaration of legislative intent and purpose.

The general assembly declares that the state of Rhode Island has a responsibility for expanding the public experience of art, and, it recognizes the necessity of fostering the arts and in developing artists and craftspersons. Art creates a more humane environment: one of distinction, enjoyment, and pride for all citizens. The general assembly recognizes that public art also is a resource, which stimulates the vitality and the economy of the state’s communities and which provides opportunities for artists and other skilled workers to practice their crafts. The general assembly declares it to be a matter of public policy that a portion of each capital construction appropriation be allocated for the acquisition of works of art to be placed in public places constructed.

History of Section.
P.L. 1987, ch. 339, § 1.