Title 45
Towns and Cities

Chapter 24
Zoning Ordinances

R.I. Gen. Laws 45-24-46.5



 45-24-46.5.  Special provisions — Emergency declaration modifications.


(a) A moratorium is hereby imposed on the enforcement of any municipal ordinance or zoning regulation that would penalize any food business or food service establishment, as defined in 21-27-1, or bar as defined in 23-20.10-2, for any alterations or modifications to its business made in order to comply with any directives, executive orders, or restrictions issued by the governor, principal executive officer of a political subdivision or the director of the department of health based upon an emergency declaration issued pursuant to 30-15-9 or 30-15-13.

(b) The moratorium imposed pursuant to this section shall continue throughout the emergency declaration and shall remain effective until April 1, 2022. During this period, all approved nonconforming uses adopted to comply with the emergency declaration shall be permitted to continue.

History of Section.
P.L. 2021, ch. 332, 1, effective July 8, 2021; P.L. 2021, ch. 333, 1, effective July 8, 2021.