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SECTION 9-5-10.6

§ 9-5-10.6. Certified constables' board.

(a) There shall be created a certified constables' board that shall review each applicant and recommend him or her for training, conduct the oral examination of each applicant, and that shall serve as a resource to the chief judge and the department in the consideration of the practical aspects of constable practice. The board shall consist of five (5) members: two (2) who shall be constables in good standing who have served for at least ten (10) years, one of whom shall be appointed by the Rhode Island Constables, Inc. and one appointed by the Rhode Island Constables Association; and three (3) attorneys who shall be licensed to practice law by the supreme court in good standing who shall be appointed by the chief judge of the district court. Members of the constables' board shall serve for terms of five (5) years until a successor is appointed and qualified.

(b) A representative of the board may attend hearings in order to furnish advice to the department. The board may also consult with the department of business regulation from time to time on matters relating to constable certification.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2015, ch. 260, § 9; P.L. 2015, ch. 275, § 9.)