Title 28
Labor and Labor Relations

Chapter 39
Temporary Disability Insurance — General Provisions

R.I. Gen. Laws 28-39-16

 28-39-16.  Enforcement of subpoenas.

In case of contumacy by, or refusal to obey a subpoena issued to, any person, pursuant to chapters 39 — 41 of this title, the sixth division of the district court, upon application by the director or the board of review, shall have jurisdiction to issue to that person an order requiring that person to appear before the director or his or her duly authorized representative, or the board of review or its duly authorized representatives, there to produce evidence if so ordered or there to give testimony touching the matter under investigation or in question. Any failure to obey that order of the court may be punished by the court as a contempt of court. A party aggrieved by an order of the court may appeal that order to the supreme court in accordance with the procedures contained in Article I of the Supreme Court Rules.

History of Section.
P.L. 1942, ch. 1200, 9; P.L. 1949, ch. 2176, 1; impl. am. P.L. 1953, ch. 3206, 1; G.L. 1956, 28-39-16; P.L. 1976, ch. 140, 6.