The arbitrator or arbitrators selected as prescribed in this chapter, may require any person to attend before them as a witness; and he or she and they have, and each of them has, the same powers with respect to all the proceedings before them which are conferred upon a board or a member of a board authorized by law to hear testimony. All the arbitrators selected as prescribed in this chapter must meet together and hear all the allegations and proofs of the parties; but an award by a majority of them is valid.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1967, ch. 165, § 1.)

Terms Used In Rhode Island General Laws 37-16-11. Powers of arbitrators

  • person: extends to and includes co-partnerships and bodies corporate and politic. See Rhode Island General Laws 43-3-6
  • testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.