Chapter 200

Chapter 200

2003 -- S 0667

Enacted 07/11/03





     Introduced By: Senator Michael J. McCaffrey

     Date Introduced: February 13, 2003   



It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:


     SECTION 1. Section 8-15-3.1 of the General Laws in Chapter 8-15 entitled "Court

Administration" is hereby amended to read as follows:

     8-15-3.1. Chief justice -- Power to assign judges. -- The Chief justice of the supreme

court has the power to assign any magistrate of the superior court, family court, and/or district

court to any court of the unified judicial system with the consent of the presiding justice and/or

chief judge of the relevant courts in the same manner as a judge of the district court may be

assigned pursuant to chapter 15 of this title. When a magistrate is so assigned, he or she shall be

vested, authorized, and empowered with all the powers belonging to the justices and/or

magistrates of the court to which he or she is specially assigned.

     SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.