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2017 — H 6011
STATE OF RHODE ISLAND
IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2017 ____________
RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY — THE GEOENGINEERING ACT OF 2017
Introduced By: Representative Justin Price
Date Introduced: March 24, 2017
Referred To: House Environment and Natural Resources
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Title 23 of the General Laws entitled “HEALTH AND SAFETY” is hereby
amended by adding thereto the following chapter:
THE GEOENGINEERING ACT OF 2017
23-23.8-1. Short title.
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as “The Geoengineering Act of 2017”.
23-23.8-2. Legislative intent.
(a) “Geoengineering” is defined herein as the intentional manipulation of the environment, involving nuclear, biological, chemical, electromagnetic and/or other physical-agent activities that effect changes to earth’s atmosphere and/or surface.
(b) The Rhode Island general assembly finds that geoengineering encompasses many technologies and…
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