Shoreline Rights Preserved.

The law, enacted June 26, 2023

The House version and the Senate version are essentially the same.

Previously Proposed Legislation:
In March 2021, RI S0521 was proposed to protect the public’s right to the shoreline.

The bill “Prevents a person from being prosecuted for fishing, gathering seaweed, swimming or passage along the sandy or rocky shoreline within ten feet (10′) of the most recent high tide line.”

It is currently “held for further study” in the RI Legislature. Call your state representative to voice your support for our right to the shore above the waterline.