TITLE 42
State Affairs and Government

CHAPTER 42-8
Department of State

SECTION 42-8-1


§ 42-8-1 Head of department – Duties.

There shall be a department of state. The head of the department of state shall be the secretary of state. The secretary of state shall perform the duties required by this chapter and by chapter 2 of title 6; chapters 1 to 4, inclusive, of title 7; chapters 16, 19, and 20 of title 17; chapters 3 and 10 of title 22; chapters 1 to 3 and 4, of title 29; chapter 1 of title 36; chapter 7 of title 37; chapter 30 of this title; chapters 1 and 2 of title 43; chapter 6 of title 44; and any and all other provisions of the general laws and public laws insofar as such powers and duties relate to the secretary of state and the department of state.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1939, ch. 660, § 30; G.L. 1956, § 42-8-1; P.L. 1988, ch. 84, § 81.)