TITLE 39
Public Utilities and Carriers

CHAPTER 39-4
Hearings and Investigations

SECTION 39-4-18


§ 39-4-18 Review of grade crossing ordinances.

All orders, decisions, requests, or ordinances hereafter made by any town or city council under the provisions of §§ 39-8-2, 39-8-3, and 39-8-12, shall be subject to the supervision and control of the division as provided in this section. Upon the written complaint of any public utility, or by ten (10) qualified electors, residents of the town or city, the order of whose town or city council shall be drawn in question, upon the ground that the order, decision, request, or ordinance is unreasonable, the division shall set a hearing as provided in § 39-4-4, and if the commission shall find that the order, decision, request, or ordinance is unreasonable, the order, decision, request, or ordinance shall be void; provided, that nothing in this chapter shall be construed to take away or limit the existing powers of the town or city councils to abolish grade crossings.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1912, ch. 795, § 54; G.L. 1923, ch. 253, § 53; G.L. 1938, ch. 122, § 50; impl. am. P.L. 1949, ch. 2174, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 39-4-18; P.L. 1969, ch. 240, § 7; P.L. 1997, ch. 326, § 107.)