§ 5-70-8. Rules and regulations Powers of the board.
(a) The board shall issue certificates through the department of labor and training, division of professional regulation, in an advisory capacity to the director of labor and training, to individuals who have qualified to engage in telecommunication work under the provisions of this chapter. The board may, in an advisory capacity to the director of labor and training, establish any rules and regulations for the issuance and renewal of certificates that it deems appropriate.
(b) The director of labor and training shall have the power to suspend, revoke, or annul certificates or licenses or impose a fine upon the certificate or license holder, for all certificates and licenses issued by the division of professional regulation, after hearing before and upon the recommendation of the board of examination and licensing of telecommunications system contractors, technicians, and installers, in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. In all disciplinary proceedings brought pursuant to this chapter, the director or his or her designee has the power to administer oaths, to summon witnesses, and to compel the production of documents in accordance with the procedures applicable in the superior court. Upon failure of any person to appear or produce documents in accordance with the director of labor and training's order, the director of labor and training may apply to a court of any jurisdiction to enforce compliance. Members of the board shall be subject to the provisions of chapter 14 of title 36.
(c) The director of labor and training, upon recommendation of the board, shall have the power to establish the subcategory(ies) within the mentioned licensing forms and categories that may be determined to be required to accommodate significant or substantive changes and/or improvements in current technologies or to accommodate new developments in technologies affecting telecommunications. The subcategory(ies) shall be specifically limited in purpose and scope.
(P.L. 1994, ch. 346, § 1; P.L. 1999, ch. 175, § 1.)