§ 23-24-12. Records of intrastate shipment.
For the purpose of enforcing the provisions of this chapter, carriers engaged in intrastate commerce and persons receiving hazardous substances in intrastate commerce or holding hazardous substances that have been received shall, upon the request of an officer or employee duly designated by the consumer protection unit, permit that officer or employee, at reasonable times, to have access to and to copy all records showing the movement in intrastate commerce of any hazardous substance, or the holding of the substance during or after this movement, and the quantity, shipper, and consignee of the substances; and it shall be unlawful for that carrier or person to fail to permit access to and copying of any record requested when the request is accompanied by a statement in writing specifying the nature or kind of hazardous substance to which the request relates; provided, that evidence obtained under this section, or any evidence which is directly or indirectly derived from that evidence, shall not be used in a criminal prosecution of the person from whom obtained; provided, further, that carriers shall not be subject to the other provisions of this chapter by reason of their receipt, carriage, holding, or delivery of hazardous substances in the usual course of business as carriers.
(P.L. 1977, ch. 90, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 23-38.1-12; P.L. 1979, ch. 39, § 1.)