TITLE 8
Courts and Civil Procedure–Courts

CHAPTER 8-18
State and Municipal Court Compact

SECTION 8-18-3


§ 8-18-3 Jurisdiction for certain violations.

(a) Subject to subsection (b) of this section, jurisdiction over the adjudication of matters relating to violations enumerated in the following sections of the general laws is hereby conferred upon the municipal courts and the traffic tribunal:

31-13-4 31-13-9 31-13-11 31-14-3 31-14-9 31-15-1 31-15-3
31-15-4 31-15-5 31-15-6 31-15-7 31-15-9 31-15-11 31-15-12
31-15-13 31-16-1 31-16-2 31-16-4 31-16-5 31-16-7 31-16-9
31-17-1 31-17-2 31-17-4 31-17-6 31-17-7 31-18-12 31-20-1
31-20-2 31-20-9 31-21-4 31-22-2 31-22-4 31-22-5 31-22-6
31-22-7 31-22-8 31-22-9 31-23-1 31-23-8 31-23-13 31-23-14
31-23-15 31-24-1 31-24-4 31-24-5 31-24-7 31-24-12 31-38-4
31-12-12 37-15-7 31-3-29 31-3-30 31-3-34 31-3-35 31-8-1
31-10-32 31-10.1-1 31-10.1-4 31-10.1-5 31-10.1-6 31-13-6 31-15-8
31-23-45 31-14-1 31-17-3 31-23-4 31-23-10 31-23-17 31-23-19
31-23-20 31-23-26 31-23-27 31-23-40 31-23-42.1 31-3-18 31-10-27
31-18-3 31-10.1-7 31-38-3 31-14-12 31-17-5 31-25-9 31-25-11
31-25-12 31-25-12.1 31-25-10 31-22-1 31-24-34 31-27-9 31-3-9
31-15-10 31-18-8 31-25-17 31-10.1-4 31-23-43 31-23-29 31-24-45
31-17-8 31-24-10 31-23-47 31-12-9 31-15-16 24-10-18 31-19-5
31-3-12 31-24-9 31-22-22 31-28-7 31-28-7.1 31-3-32 31-18-4
24-10-18
31-18-5 31-18-15 31-18-18 31-21-14 31-22-3 31-23-16 31-24-6
31-24-8 31-24-31 31-27-16 31-22-23 31-10-30 31-10-10 31-19-3
31-3-40 31-22-24 31-23-51 31-7-1 31-15-2 31-15-12.1 31-16-8
31-20-17 31-24-16 31-24-17 31-24-20 31-24-22 31-24-23 31-24-24
31-24-25 31-24-26 31-24-27 31-24-28 31-24-29 31-24-30 31-24-32
31-24-33 31-24-36 31-24-38 31-24-39 31-24-40 31-24-41 31-24-42
31-24-43 31-24-46 31-24-49 31-24-51 31-24-53 31-26-3.1 31-27-17
31-27-19 31-33-2 31-45-1 4-1-26 31-10.1-2 31-20-10 31-22-13
31-24-13 31-27-10 31-41.1-4 (Speeding (A)).

(b) Except as provided in §§ 8-18-9, 8-18-10, and 31-41.1-11 jurisdiction over violations enumerated in subsection (a) shall be exercised as follows:

(1) By the traffic tribunal over all violations for which the summons is issued by a state agency;

(2) By the traffic tribunal over all violations for which the summons is issued by a city or town which has not established a municipal court; and

(3) By the municipal court over all violations for which the summons is issued by a city or town which has established a municipal court.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1992, ch. 488, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 218, art. 5, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 650, § 1.)