Title 28
Labor and Labor Relations

Chapter 27
Mechanical Trades

R.I. Gen. Laws § 28-27-24

§ 28-27-24. Recommendations of board — Order of the director — Appeal.

(a) The board, upon the completion of any hearing held on a verified complaint, shall present to the director of labor and training a written report of its findings and recommendations. The director shall then order that the license of the licensee charged shall be revoked or suspended, or impose a fine of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) for a first violation and two thousand dollars ($2,000) for any subsequent violation within one year of the first violation, or that the complaint shall be dismissed in accordance with the recommendations. A copy of the order shall be immediately served upon the licensee and/or violator personally or by registered or certified mail. The order of the board is final unless the licensee and/or violator so charged or complainant within twenty (20) days after receipt of the order files an appeal with the director. The appeal will be determined by the administrator of the division or his or her designee. The director may accept or reject, in whole or in part, the recommended order of the board. The order of the director shall be final, and a copy of it shall be immediately served upon the person, firm, or corporation assessed.

(b) The division is considered a person for the purpose of this section.

(c) The chief of the section shall act as an investigator with respect to the enforcement of all the provisions of law relative to the licensing of pipefitting, refrigeration, sprinkler fitting, and sheet metal and, to this effect, whenever a complaint is made by the chief of the section to the department of labor and training director, or designee, that the provisions of this chapter are being violated, the director of the department of labor and training, or designee, may issue an order to cease and desist from that violation and may impose the above penalties against the violator and against the contractor. Each individual person acting in violation of the provisions of this chapter shall constitute a separate offense to any violator and/or contractor assessed a penalty under this section.

History of Section.
P.L. 1990, ch. 102, § 2; P.L. 1991, ch. 196, § 1; P.L. 2002, ch. 380, § 2; P.L. 2014, ch. 265, § 2; P.L. 2014, ch. 319, § 2; P.L. 2017, ch. 407, § 2; P.L. 2017, ch. 432, § 2.