State Legislation/Laws

Smoking in Schools [Section 23-20.9]

This health legislation looks to eliminate the exposure of children in schools and those who work in schools to tobacco smoke and to create a tobacco-free school environment in Rhode Island. read more

The Rhode Island Student Assistance Junior High/Middle School Act [Section 16-21.3]

This document outlines methods which schools employ to prevent the onset of substance use in middle school students. read more

Performance Enhancing Dietary Supplements and High School Athletes [CHAPTER 16-21.4]

This document outlines policies and procedures related to performance-enhancing dietary supplements in Rhode Island, including a definition of performance-enhancing dietary supplements and coach education related to the supplements. read more

Penalty for hazing [Section 11-21-1]

This document includes a comprehensive definition of hazing and describes related penalties. read more

Penalties for drug, alcohol, or weapons offenses [Section 16-21-21.1]

This document describes disciplinary policies for public school students that violate a school policy relating to the possession or use of alcohol, drugs, or weapons. read more

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