§ 17-24-3. Powers of court appointee Hindering performance.
The person appointed by the court, as provided in § 17-24-1, shall be deemed an officer of the court and shall have full and free access to all records and papers necessary to enable him or her to perform the duties devolved upon him or her by the court, and any person interfering with or in any way hindering his or her discharge of his or her duties shall be liable to those penalties that may be prescribed by the court for contempt, and it shall be the duty of the sheriffs of the several counties and their deputies to see that the provisions of this chapter are enforced within their respective counties.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 14, § 7; G.L. 1909, ch. 20, § 7; G.L. 1923, ch. 19, § 7; G.L. 1938, ch. 326, § 3; G.L. 1956, § 17-24-3; P.L. 1958, ch. 18, § 1.)