Section 9-14C-7

Designation as state agency; rules and regulations; law enforcement officers.

(a) The commission shall be a state agency and shall have exclusive control over the Red Mountain Greenway and Recreational Area and the area appurtenant thereto, all improvements and exhibits located thereon, and any additions constructed, created, leased, acquired, or erected in connection therewith.

(b) The commission shall have the power and authority to establish and promulgate and from time to time alter, amend, or repeal rules concerning the preservation, protection, and use of the Red Mountain Greenway and Recreational Area and to maintain the peace therein. Any person who violates any rule of the commission shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) or imprisonment for not more than one year, or both, and may be adjudged to pay all costs of the proceedings.

(c) The commission may designate any employee or employees of the commission as law enforcement officers, who shall have full authority to prefer charges against or make arrests of any person or persons violating any rule of the commission, in lieu of or in conjunction with the other law enforcement agencies.

(Act 2006-542, p. 1256, §7.)