No person shall swim in the breachway of the Charlestown Pond, or in the breachway of Quonochontaug Pond, or in the breachway of Weekapaug Pond. Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a civil violation and be subject to a fine, not to exceed fifty dollars ($50.00) for each offense. Jurisdiction over violations of this section shall be with the traffic tribunal. In accordance with chapter 17.10 of title 42, any person charged with violating any of the provisions of this section may elect to dispose of the charge without personally appearing before the traffic tribunal by mailing or delivering the form and summons to the traffic tribunal with a check or money order in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00).
(P.L. 1962, ch. 68, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 23-23-9; P.L. 1979, ch. 39, § 1; P.L. 2007, ch. 253, § 6; P.L. 2007, ch. 294, § 6.)
Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws 23-22.5-9
- 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.
- person: extends to and includes co-partnerships and bodies corporate and politic. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-6
- Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.