§ 44-33.1-1 Declaration of purpose.
The general assembly finds and declares that preservation of Rhode Island's
historic residences enhances an understanding of the state's heritage, improves
property values, fosters civic beauty, and promotes public education, pleasure,
and welfare. The purpose of this chapter is to encourage maintenance and
rehabilitation of residential properties that have historic merit by providing
income tax credit for the maintenance or rehabilitation of historic residences.
(P.L. 1989, ch. 376, § 1.)