Rhode Island Fair Housing Practices Act

SECTION 34-37-9

§ 34-37-9. Construction.

The provisions of this chapter shall be construed liberally for the accomplishment of the purposes intended and any provisions of any law inconsistent with any provisions hereof shall not apply. Nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed to repeal any of the provisions of any law of the state prohibiting discrimination based on race or color, religion, sex, marital status, military status as a veteran with an honorable discharge or an honorable or general administrative discharge, servicemember in the armed forces, country of ancestral origin, disability, age, or familial status. Nothing contained in this chapter shall restrict the original jurisdiction of the courts to proceed with evictions as provided in chapter 18 of this title.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1965, ch. 27, § 1; P.L. 1988, ch. 455, § 1; P.L. 1990, ch. 398, § 1; P.L. 1997, ch. 150, § 8; P.L. 2015, ch. 161, § 1; P.L. 2015, ch. 180, § 1.)