Title 45
Towns and Cities

Chapter 12
Indebtedness of Towns and Cities

R.I. Gen. Laws § 45-12-22.7

§ 45-12-22.7. Enforcement and remedies.

In the event that a municipality does not comply with the requirements of this law the state auditor general or the division of municipal finance through the director of revenue may elect any or all of the following remedies:

(1) Petition the superior court for mandatory injunctive relief seeking compliance with the provisions of this section. The superior court shall make a finding of fact as to whether there has been compliance with the provisions of this section. As herein before stated, the approval or disapproval of a plan shall be conclusive upon the court in making its finding as to compliance.

(2) In the event a municipality fails to provide a year-end deficit elimination plan under § 45-12-22.3, such noncompliance shall allow for the implementation of a budget review commission pursuant to § 45-9-5.

(3) Withholding of state aid. In the event that the state director of revenue with the concurrence of the auditor general elect to withhold state aid, said amounts shall be placed in a special account within the general fund. At such time the municipality comes into compliance with the reporting requirements of this section, said funds shall be released to the municipality by order of the state director of revenue and state auditor general.

History of Section.
P.L. 2003, ch. 54, § 2; P.L. 2003, ch. 66, § 2; P.L. 2006, ch. 246, art. 38, § 18; P.L. 2010, ch. 24, § 2; P.L. 2010, ch. 27, § 2.