State Affairs and Government

Department of Attorney General

SECTION 42-9-1

§ 42-9-1. Head of department – Assistants.

(a) There shall be a department of the attorney general. The head of the department shall be the attorney general who shall have supervision over the department and shall appoint thirty (30) assistant attorneys general.

(b) The assistant attorneys general shall have powers and duties similar to those imposed upon the attorney general by law and shall be performed under and by the advice and direction of the attorney general. The attorney general shall appoint such special assistant attorneys general as may from time to time be necessary and as shall be authorized by annual appropriation or otherwise provided for in the annual budget adopted by the general assembly, whose powers and duties shall be designated pursuant to § 42-9-2.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1939, ch. 660, § 40; G.L. 1956, § 42-9-1; P.L. 1967, ch. 84, § 1; P.L. 1980, ch. 21, § 1; P.L. 1989, ch. 125, § 1; P.L. 1991, ch. 313, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 406, § 1.)