State Affairs and Government
§ 42-35-2 Public information
Adoption of rules Availability of rules and orders.
(a) In addition to other rule making requirements imposed by law, each agency
(1) Adopt as a rule a description of its organization,
stating the general course and method of its operations and the methods whereby
the public may obtain information or make submissions or requests;
(2) Adopt rules of practice, setting forth the nature and
requirements of all formal and informal procedures available, and including a
description of all forms and instructions used by the agency;
(3) Make available for public inspection all rules and all
other written statements of policy or interpretations formulated, adopted, or
used by the agency in the discharge of its functions;
(4) Make available for public inspection all final orders,
decisions, and opinions.
(b) No agency rule, order, or decision is valid or effective
against any person or party, nor may it be invoked by the agency for any
purpose, until it has been made available for public inspection as herein
required, except that this provision is not applicable in favor of any person
or party who has actual knowledge thereof.
History of Section.
(G.L. 1956, § 42-35-2; P.L. 1962, ch. 112, § 1.)