§ 42-30-1. Election of justices by town council.
The town or city council of any town or city of this state may appoint and fix the terms of justices of the peace, and no justice of the peace shall be elected by the qualified electors in any town or city at any regular or special election held for the purpose of electing officers of the town or city, or otherwise.
(P.L. 1938, ch. 2602, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 489, § 14; G.L. 1956, § 42-30-1.)