Environment Council of Rhode Island

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Increases Penalties for Intentionally Damaging Protected Land

General Bill Info

Legislative Topic: 
Land
Bill Year: 
2016
Brief Bill Description: 

Proposes to increase penalities for people who cut trees, steal stone walls, or otherwise intentionally damage protected open space lands. Current penalties are little more than a hand slap and are not a strong deterrent to keep people from damaging open space lands. This legislation is based on effective legislation in CT.

Legislative Activity Type: 
Bill

ECRI Position

ECRI Pro/Con: 
Support
Leg Agenda/Priority: 
Legislative Agenda