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Rhode Island General Laws Title 18. Fiduciaries § 18-4.1-3. Purpose

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The purpose of this chapter is to:

(1) Assure Rhode Islanders retain or expand access to high quality public radio station programming;

(2) Establish a process to evaluate, monitor and review whether the conversion of a public radio station to a commercial station is consistent with the intentions of Rhode Island donors whose contributions had made the noncommercial station viable;

(3) Establish a review process for determining whether assessment of a conversion fee is appropriate in a public radio station conversion;

(4) Clarify the jurisdiction and the authority of the department of attorney general to preserve and protect public and charitable assets in reviewing public radio station conversions;  and

(5) Provide for independent organizations to hold, spend and/or distribute the conversion fee for public radio station conversions that the attorney general considers not to provide a community benefit.

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