Chapter 472

2007 -- S 0796 SUBSTITUTE A

Enacted 07/06/07





     Introduced By: Senator Daniel DaPonte

     Date Introduced: March 01, 2007


It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:


     SECTION 1. Section 24-8-4.2 of the General Laws in Chapter 24-8 entitled

"Construction and Maintenance of State Roads" is hereby amended to read as follows:


     24-8-4.2. Use of truck mounted attenuator. (a) At any and all times during which

construction and/or maintenance work is being undertaken on any state highway and/or interstate

connector, under the terms of either the highway or bridge contract in which an attenuator truck is

required under federal and/or Rhode Island department of transportation guidelines, no attenuator

truck shall be left unattended while work is actively being performed. Further, at all times while

that work is actively being performed, an attenuator truck shall be deployed on the worksite. A

minimum of one attenuator truck shall be equipped with a first-aid kit and two (2) fire

extinguishers. The operator of the attenuator truck shall have completed appropriate training and

be certified in both first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). A copy of both first aid

and CPR certifications shall be kept with the truck driver.

     (b) The penalty for failure to comply with this section shall be as set forth in section 31-



     SECTION 2. Chapter 31-27 of the General Laws entitled "Motor Vehicle Offenses" is

hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:


     31-27-23. Penalties for failure to comply with section 24-8-4.2. -- Any employer who

intentionally violates or fails to comply with any of the provisions of section 24-8-4.2 shall be

subject to a fine of up to three hundred dollars ($300) for the first offense up to six hundred

dollars ($600) for the second offense and up to nine hundred dollars ($900) for the third and

subsequent offenses; said cumulative offenses shall be limited to the same job site or location and

the same highway or bridge or contract.


     SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon passage.



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