Title 16

Chapter 93.1
The Rhode Island Holocaust and Genocide Education Commission [see Title 16 Chapter 97 — the Rhode Island Board of Education Act]

R.I. Gen. Laws § 16-93.1-2

§ 16-93.1-2. Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following words and terms shall have the following meanings unless the context shall clearly indicate another or different meaning or intent:

(1) “Genocide” means any act committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in substantial part, a national, ethnic, racial, or religious group such as:

(i) Killing members of that group;

(ii) Causing serious bodily injury to members of that group;

(iii) Causing permanent impairment of the mental faculties of members of the group through drugs, torture, or similar techniques;

(iv) Subjecting the group to conditions of life that are intended to cause the physical destruction of the group in whole or in part;

(v) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; or

(vi) Forcibly transferring or attempting to transfer children of the group to another group, as defined by the Genocide Convention Implementation Act of 1987 (18 U.S.C. § 1091).

(2) “Holocaust” means the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximately six million (6,000,000) Jews and five million (5,000,000) other individuals by the Nazi regime and its collaborators.

History of Section.
P.L. 2021, ch. 274, § 2, effective July 9, 2021; P.L. 2021, ch. 275, § 2, effective July 9, 2021.