§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.