§8-26-2. "Region" defined.
The term "region," as used in this article, shall mean a
specific metropolitan interstate area designated by the proper
federal agency pursuant to the "Demonstration Cities and
Metropolitan Development Act of 1966" and any amendments thereto,
as well as all other interstate areas which would benefit from
cooperative planning. Before any area in this state is included
within an interstate region for interstate planning, it shall be
approved by the governor: Provided, That no territory within any
municipality or county not having a planning commission shall be
included in an interstate area.