§ 44-18-2. Declaration of necessity.
The recognition of the state of its obligation to grant pay increases for teachers in the manner provided in chapter 7 of title 16, to assure the maintenance of proper educational standards in the public schools, coupled with the compelling necessity for additional state aid to the several cities and towns now confronted with financial crisis, have created an increased burden on the finances of the state. To the end that adequate funds are available to the state government to enable it to meet these newly adopted obligations, without impairing the ability of the state to fulfill its existing obligations, a revision of the tax structure is unavoidable. The enactment of the provisions of chapters 18 and 19 of this title is declared to be necessary to enable the state to carry out the provisions of chapter 7 of title 16.
(P.L. 1947, ch. 1887, art. 9, part 3, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 44-18-2; P.L. 1988, ch. 84, § 96.)