Title 25
Holidays and Days of Special Observance

Chapter 2
Days of Special Observance

R.I. Gen. Laws § 25-2-13

§ 25-2-13. White Cane Safety Day — Declaration of policy.

It is the policy of this state:

(1) To encourage and enable persons with vision impairments to participate fully in the social and economic life of the state and to engage in remunerative employment;

(2) To be employed in the state service, the service of the political subdivisions of the state, in the public schools, and in all other employment supported in whole or in part by public funds on the same terms and conditions as the able bodied, unless it is shown that the particular disability prevents the performance of the work involved;

(3) To have the same right as the able bodied to the full and free use of the streets, highways, sidewalks, walkways, public buildings, public facilities, and other public places; and

(4) To be entitled to full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities, and privileges of all common carriers, airplanes, motor vehicles, railroad trains, motor buses, street cars, boats, or any other public conveyances or modes of transportation, hotels, lodging places, places of public accommodation, amusement, or resort, and other places to which the general public is invited, subject only to the conditions and limitations established by law and applicable alike to all persons.

History of Section.
P.L. 1971, ch. 31, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 83, § 59; P.L. 1999, ch. 130, § 59.