Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 57
Burglar and Hold-Up Alarm Businesses

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-57-12

§ 5-57-12. Licensing authority — Issuance of subpoenas — Contempt powers.

(a) In any investigation conducted under the provisions of this chapter, the licensing authority may issue subpoenas to compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of relevant books, accounts, records, and documents. The officer conducting a hearing may administer oaths and require testimony or evidence to be given under oath.

(b) If a witness refuses to obey a subpoena or give any evidence relevant to proper inquiry by the licensing authority, the licensing authority may petition a court of competent jurisdiction within the state to compel the witness to obey the subpoena.

History of Section.
P.L. 1977, ch. 248, § 1.