§21-4-2. Hours of labor on state public works.
The service and employment of all laborers and mechanics who
now are or hereafter may be employed by or on behalf of this
state, or by any contractor or subcontractor, upon any of the
public works of the state, is hereby limited and restricted to
eight hours in any one calendar day, except in cases of
extraordinary emergency; and it shall be unlawful for any officer
of the state, or any such contractor or subcontractor, whose duty
it shall be to employ, direct or control the service of such
laborers or mechanics, to require or permit any such laborers or
mechanics to work more than eight hours in any calendar day,
except as hereinbefore provided.
Any officer or agent of the state, or any contractor or
subcontractor, whose duty it shall be to employ, direct or
control any laborer or mechanic employed upon any of the public
works of the state, who shall intentionally violate any provision
of this section, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and for
each and every such offense shall, upon conviction, be fined not
to exceed one thousand dollars, or imprisoned for not more than
six months, or both fined and imprisoned, in the discretion of
the court having jurisdiction thereof.