Title 28
Labor and Labor Relations

Chapter 27
Mechanical Trades

R.I. Gen. Laws § 28-27-1.1

§ 28-27-1.1. Inspection and right of entry.

(a) The division of professional regulation, department of labor and training, has the authority, by its chief administrator or designates, upon proper identification and in the performance of his or her duties, to enter at any reasonable hour any building, structure, or premises where mechanical work is being performed, which work is governed by this chapter, to ascertain compliance with this chapter and the rules and regulations of the division.

(b) If any owner, occupant, or other person refuses, impedes, inhibits, interferes with, restricts, or otherwise obstructs entry and free access to any part of the building, structure, or premises by an authorized investigating official of the division/ mechanical board, the chief administrator may:

(1) Seek from any judge of the district court a search warrant in accordance with chapter 5 of title 12;

(2) Revoke or suspend any license, permit, or other permission regulated by local and state codes, and applicable to this chapter; notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter; and

(3) Seek any other remedy as provided by this chapter.

History of Section.
P.L. 1990, ch. 102, § 2; P.L. 1999, ch. 330, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 437, § 1; P.L. 2002, ch. 380, § 2.