“Military Parades by Unauthorized Bodies Prohibited.
Sec. 89. No body of men, other than the organized militia, the organized naval forces, the independent chartered military organizations, the military and naval forces of the United States, associations wholly composed of soldiers, sailors, or marines, honorably discharged from the service of the United States, veterans of the national guard or naval militia, the organizations of the order of the sons of veterans, and organizations now authorized to do so by the express permission of the commander-in-chief or otherwise by law, shall associate themselves together as a military company or organization, or parade in public with firearms in any city or town of this state.
No city or town shall raise or appropriate any money toward arming or equipping, uniforming, or in any other way supporting, sustaining, or providing drill rooms or armories for any such body of men. Students in educational institutions where military science is a prescribed part of the course of instruction may, with the consent of the commander-in-chief, drill and parade with firearms in public under the superintendence of their teachers. This section shall not be construed to prevent any organization, now authorized to do so by the express permission of the commander-in-chief or otherwise by law, from parading with firearms, nor to prevent parades by the national guard of any other state. The commander-in-chief may at any time revoke the permission granted by himself or any previous commander-in-chief to any organization or body of men to associate themselves together as a military company or meet as such for drill with arms, or parade in public as such with arms. Any person violating any provision of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be subject to a fine of not more than $100 for each offense.
Armed Forces of Other States Not to Enter.
Sec. 90. No armed military force from another state, territory, district, or country shall be permitted to enter the state for the purpose of doing military duty therein without the permission of the commander-in-chief, unless such force is part of the United States army or navy, or is acting under the authority of the United States.”
Acts and Resolves Passed by the General Assembly of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, at the January Session, 1909 (Providence, RI: E. L. Freeman Company, 1909), 113-114. Chapter 394—An Act in Relation to the Organization, Maintenance, Government, and Discipline of the Militia, § 89—Military Parades by Unauthorized Bodies Prohibited & § 90—Armed Forces of Other States Not to Enter. Passed April 27, 1909.