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Legal Statutes: Rhode Island

UPDATED May 25, 2017

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Chapter 28. Address Confidentiality for Victims of Domestic Violence

back to top17-28-2. Definitions

Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter.

(a) “Address” means a residential street address, of an individual, as specified on the individual's application to be a program participant under this chapter.

(b) “Program participant” means a person certified as a program participant under § 17-28-3.

(c) “Victim of domestic violence” means an individual who has a restraining order issued by the family, superior, or district court pursuant to §§ 15-15-1, 15-15-9, or 8-8.1-3 or a domestic violence no contact order issued by the superior or district court pursuant to § 12-29-4 or a restraining order or no contact order issued by a court in another state for their protection and any individual living within the same household as the recipient of the restraining order or no contact order.
P.L. 1999, ch. 339, § 1; P.L. 2009, ch. 106, § 1, eff. July 13, 2009; P.L. 2009, ch. 109, § 1, eff. July 13, 2009; P.L. 2010, ch. 298, § 1, eff. June 25, 2010; P.L. 2010, ch. 316, § 1, eff. June 25, 2010.