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      RS 23:534     


§534.  Duties of assistant secretary

The assistant secretary shall:

(1)  Employ and compensate, with the approval of the governor, inspectors and other assistants and employees as he may deem necessary for the exercise of the powers and the performance of the duties prescribed in this Part.

(2)  Have free access for himself or authorized representatives to any premises in the state where a boiler is being constructed, installed, or operated, for the purpose of ascertaining whether such boiler is built, repaired, installed, or operated in accordance with the provisions of this Part.

(3)  Prosecute all violators of the provisions of this Part.

(4)  Issue, suspend, or revoke inspection certificates allowing boilers to be operated, as provided in this Part.

(5)  Draw upon the state treasurer for funds necessary to meet any expense authorized by this Part which, in addition to the salaries of employees, shall include necessary traveling expenses and the expenses incident to the maintenance of any offices required in the state.

(6)  Enforce the laws governing the use of boilers and to enforce the rules and regulations of the assistant secretary.

(7)  Keep a complete record of the type, dimensions, age, condition, pressure allowed upon, location, and date of the last inspection, of all boilers to which this Part applies.

Amended by Acts 1983, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 8, §1; Acts 1997, No. 1395, §1.

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