§ 24-8-23. Cost of construction or repair of bridges used by public utilities.
(a) Upon the completion of the construction, reparation or reconstruction of any of the bridges, used by any public utility, the director of transportation shall file a full and detailed statement setting forth the amount expended in the construction, reparation or reconstruction of each bridge used by any public utility, with the public utility administrator, and a copy of the statement shall be filed in the treasurer's office of the public utility. The public utility administrator, shall immediately set a time for hearing and shall, after notice of the hearing to the public utility and to the department of transportation, determine what amount, if any, of the expense of the construction, reparation or reconstruction of the bridge or bridges shall be paid by the public utility upon the basis and in the manner provided in § 39-2-6.
(b) If any payment, determined to be due from any public utility shall not be paid to the state within one year from the date of the determination by the public utility administrator of the amount due from any public utility, the state shall be entitled to recover the amount due in an action of debt, together with interest from six (6) months from the date of the determination by the public utility administrator, at the rate of ten percent (10%) per annum, and upon securing judgment against any public utility, execution shall issue against the property of the public utility.
(P.L. 1912, ch. 846, § 3; P.L. 1919, ch. 1765, § 2; G.L. 1923, ch. 97, § 15; G.L. 1938, ch. 74, § 14; impl. am. P.L. 1939, ch. 660, § 123; G.L. 1956, § 24-8-23.)