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SECTION 23-23-10

§ 23-23-10. Prosecution of violations – Relief in equity or by prerogative writ.

(a) All prosecutions for criminal violations of any of the provisions of this chapter or any of the rules and regulations shall be by information or indictment and shall be commenced in the superior courts of the state. The director, without being required to enter into any recognizance or to give surety for cost, shall institute those proceedings in the name of the state. It shall be the duty of the attorney general to conduct the prosecution of all the proceedings brought by the director.

(b) The director may obtain relief in equity or by prerogative writ whenever that relief shall be necessary for the proper performance of his or her duties under this chapter. The superior court shall have the jurisdiction in equity to enforce the provisions of this chapter and any rule or regulation or order made by the director in conformity with this chapter. Proceedings under this section shall follow the course of equity and shall be instituted and prosecuted in the name of the director by the director or the attorney general, but only upon the request of the director.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1966, ch. 256, § 1; P.L. 1974, ch. 274, § 3; P.L. 1977, ch. 182, § 9; G.L. 1956, § 23-25-10; P.L. 1979, ch. 39, § 1; P.L. 1992, ch. 361, § 1.)