All cities and towns that own or maintain public beaches and swimming areas shall be fully responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of that beach or swimming area, and for the upkeep and maintenance of all toilet facilities at these areas, and are required to furnish qualified personnel to serve as lifeguards during the swimming season. The department of environmental management shall have jurisdiction to enforce the provisions of this section and to order those cities and towns to comply with any department directive regarding those facilities.
(P.L. 1970, ch. 178, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 23-23-11; P.L. 1979, ch. 39, § 1.)
Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws 23-22.5-11
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.