§ 42-30-10. Removal of notaries, justices, and commissioners.
Any notary public, justice of the peace or commissioner of deeds, appointed by the governor, may be removed for cause by the governor, in his or her discretion, within the term for which that officer shall have been appointed, after giving to that officer a copy of the charges against him or her and an opportunity to be heard in his or her defense; provided, however, that any notary public, justice of the peace or commissioner of deeds who is convicted of a felony and incarcerated shall have his or her commission revoked. Said notary public, justice of the peace or commissioner of deeds shall not be eligible to apply for a new commission until his or her voting rights are restored pursuant to R.I. Const., Art. II, Sec. 1.
(P.L. 1905, ch. 1220, § 1; G.L. 1909, ch. 30, § 17; P.L. 1911, ch. 671, § 2; G.L. 1923, ch. 30, § 16; G.L. 1938, ch. 489, § 13; G.L. 1956, § 42-30-10; P.L. 1989, ch. 333, § 1.)