TITLE 11
Criminal Offenses

CHAPTER 11-35
Public Utilities

SECTION 11-35-1


§ 11-35-1 Consent of property owner required for electric lines – Tree-trimming – Removal on notice.

No person shall place any electric wire, apparatus, pole, bracket, insulator, or other device or appliance for the purpose of conducting currents of electricity upon any private property without the consent of the owners or of the agent of the owners; nor shall any electric wire, apparatus, pole, bracket, insulator, or other device or appliance for the purpose of conducting currents of electricity be passed through or affixed to any tree useful for shade or ornamental purposes, nor shall a tree be cut, trimmed, or interfered with, except under the direction and immediate supervision of the surveyor of highways in whose district the tree is located; provided, that any owner or agent may give notice in writing to the person or corporation owning any electric wire, apparatus, pole, bracket, insulator, or other device or appliance for the purpose of conducting currents of electricity when it shall have been so placed with the consent of the owner or agent, to remove it or any of them from any private property within thirty (30) days after the delivery of the notice, and that, in default of the removal in accordance with the terms of the notice, the owner or agent may remove them or any of them.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 279, § 56; G.L. 1909, ch. 345, § 59; G.L. 1923, ch. 397, § 59; G.L. 1938, ch. 608, § 67; G.L. 1956, § 11-35-1.)