State Affairs and Government

CHAPTER 42-9.3
Office of Civil Rights Advocate

SECTION 42-9.3-2

§ 42-9.3-2. Action by attorney general.

(a) Whenever any person, whether or not acting under color of law, intentionally interferes or threatens to intentionally interfere, by physical force or violence against a person, by damage or destruction of property or by trespass on property, with the exercise or enjoyment by any other person of rights secured by the United States Constitution or the laws of the United States or of rights secured by the Constitution of Rhode Island or laws of the state, the attorney general may bring a civil action for injunctive or other appropriate equitable relief in order to protect the peaceable exercise or enjoyment of the rights secured.

(b) A civil action under this chapter shall be brought in the name of the state for or on behalf of any person so aggrieved and shall be instituted in the superior court for the county where the alleged victim resides or has a principal place of business or where the alleged violation occurred or is threatened.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2005, ch. 377, § 1; P.L. 2005, ch. 393, § 1.)