§ 42-64.13-2. Legislative findings.
The general assembly finds and declares that:
(1) Rhode Island is facing an economic and fiscal crisis and is suffering high unemployment and other ill effects from the national recession that persists at the time of the passage of this act;
(2) Rhode Island maintains regulatory processes and permitting procedures that, while often protecting the public welfare, health and safety, are often inefficient, inconsistent with other state policies and not always aligned with municipal and community development goals;
(3) The result of inefficiencies, inconsistencies and misalignments often result in delayed or forgone permitting and regulatory opportunities for businesses desiring to retain or create jobs in Rhode Island; and
(4) Rhode Island can more efficiently and consistently implement its regulatory and permitting frame work in order to enhance economic development, community development and the overall health and welfare of its citizens.
(P.L. 2010, ch. 79, § 1; P.L. 2010, ch. 259, § 1.)