§ 12-2.2-7. Powers of capitol police officers assigned to the general assembly.
(a) Capitol police officers who are assigned to the general assembly and its members for security purposes shall have the same immunities and may exercise, in any place used by the general assembly to conduct its business, or any place used by any committee or members of the general assembly to conduct business, the same powers and authority of a police officer as are conferred by the laws of this state upon the members of the department of the state police, including the power to arrest persons for violation of ordinances of the city or town.
(b) In conforming with the provisions of § 11-47-9 regarding the possession of firearms, the officers assigned to the general assembly will be considered "on assignment" when on designated duties.
(P.L. 1979, ch. 315, § 1.)