Waters and Navigation

CHAPTER 46-9.1
Pilots – Block Island Sound

SECTION 46-9.1-4

§ 46-9.1-4. Powers and duties of commission.

The commission shall perform the duties set forth in this section and any other duties as may be provided by law:

(1) Make, establish, and enforce rules and regulations, not inconsistent with law, which shall be binding and effectual upon all pilots licensed by the commission, and upon all parties employing pilots; and, from time to time, revise or amend the rules and regulations as may be necessary to enable the commission to carry into effect the provisions of this chapter;

(2) Make and establish rates of pilotage for such vessels as are subject to the provisions of this chapter;

(3) Establish and determine the qualifications of any person applying for a pilot's license, and conduct examinations;

(4) Issue, suspend, or revoke any pilot's license in accordance with the provisions of this chapter;

(5) Cause the laws, rules, and regulations concerning pilots and pilotage matters to be fully observed and executed;

(6) Hear and decide complaints made in writing against any pilot for any misbehavior or neglect of or breach of rules or regulations, which it shall deem material to be investigated;

(7) Hear and decide complaints made in writing by any pilot against any charterer, owner, agent, master, or sailor of a vessel for any misbehavior toward the pilot in the performance of his or her duty, or any breach of the rules and regulations;

(8) Administer oaths and compel the attendance of witnesses at any hearings that it may conduct;

(9) Make an annual report to the director of transportation for the preceding calendar year, together with the amounts of pilotage collected by the pilots and the amounts paid to the state.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1971, ch. 128, § 1.)