TITLE 45
Towns and cities

CHAPTER 45-24
Zoning Ordinances

SECTION 45-24-28


§ 45-24-28 Continuation of ordinances – Supercession – Relation to other statutes.

(a) Any zoning ordinance or amendment of the ordinance enacted after January 1, 1992, shall conform to the provisions of this chapter. All lawfully adopted zoning ordinances shall be brought into conformance with this chapter by December 31, 1994. Each city and town shall review its zoning ordinance and make amendments or revisions that are necessary to bring it into conformance with this chapter.

(b) All zoning ordinances adopted under authority of §§ 45-24-1 through 45-24-26 or any special zoning enabling act that is in effect on June 17, 1991, shall remain in full force and effect until December 31, 1994, unless earlier amended so as to conform to the provisions of this chapter, except that § 45-24-37 and § 45-24-44 shall become effective on January 1, 1992.

(c) Former §§ 45-24-1 through 45-24-26 and all special zoning enabling acts, including, but not limited to, chapter 2299 of the public laws of 1922, as amended (town of Westerly); chapter 1277 of the public laws of 1926, as amended (town of Narragansett); chapter 2065 of the public laws of 1933, as amended (town of West Warwick); chapter 2233 of the public laws of 1935, as amended (town of Johnston); chapter 2079 of the public laws of 1948, as amended (town of North Kingstown); chapter 3125 of the public laws of 1953, as amended (town of New Shoreham); chapter 101 of the public laws of 1973, as amended (town of South Kingstown); are repealed effective December 31, 1994. All provisions of zoning ordinances adopted under authority of the provisions of former §§ 45-24-1 through 45-24-26 or of any special act are repealed and are null and void as of December 31, 1994, unless amended so as to conform to the provisions of this chapter.

(d) Chapter 24.1 of this title, entitled "Historical Area Zoning", and chapter 3 of title 1, entitled "Airport Zoning", are not superseded by this chapter; provided, that any appeal to the superior court pursuant to chapter 24.1 of this title, entitled "Historical Area Zoning", or pursuant to chapter 3 of title 1, entitled "Airport Zoning", is taken in the manner provided in § 45-24-69.

(e) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to limit the authority of agencies of state government to perform any regulatory responsibilities.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1991, ch. 307, § 1; P.L. 1993, ch. 36, § 2; P.L. 1993, ch. 144, § 2; P.L. 1994, ch. 92, § 3.)