§ 23-24.2-5 Administration and enforcement.
(a) Except as otherwise specifically provided, §§ 23-24.2-3, 23-24.2-6, 23-24.2-8(b) and this section shall be enforced by the attorney general of Rhode Island under rules, regulations, and procedures provided for in the Deceptive Trade Practices Act, chapter 13.1 of title 6.
(b) The attorney general is authorized and directed to prevent any person from violating the provisions of § 23-24.2-3, in the same manner, by the same means, and with the same jurisdiction, powers, and duties as though all applicable terms and provisions of the Deceptive Trade Practices Act were incorporated into and made a part of this chapter; and any person violating any provision of § 23-24.2-3 shall be subject to the penalties and entitled to the privileges and immunities provided in the Deceptive Trade Practices Act as though the applicable terms and provisions of the Deceptive Trade Practices Act were incorporated into and made a part of this chapter.
(c) The director is authorized and directed to prescribe any rules and regulations, including provisions for maintenance of records relating to fabrics, related materials, and products, that may be necessary and proper for administration and enforcement of this chapter. The violation of those rules and regulations shall be unlawful and shall be an unfair method of competition and an unfair and deceptive act or practice in commerce under the Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
(d) The director is authorized to:
(1) Cause inspections, analyses, tests, and examinations to be made of any product, fabric, or related material which the director has reason to believe falls within the prohibitions of this chapter; and
(2) Cooperate on matters related to the purposes of this chapter with any department or agency of federal and Rhode Island state government, or with any department, agency, or political subdivision of these, or with any person.
(P.L. 1977, ch. 90, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 23-38.3-5; P.L. 1979, ch. 39, § 1.)