2011 -- H 5949 SUBSTITUTE A
A N A C T
RELATING TO TOWNS AND CITIES
Introduced By: Representative Edith H. Ajello
Date Introduced: March 17, 2011
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Title 45 of the General Laws entitled "TOWNS AND CITIES" is hereby
amended by adding thereto the following chapter:
MASTER FIRE ALARM BOX CHARGES
45-64-1 Power to assess charges against users. – In addition to the powers, privileges,
prerogatives, and authority that are now granted to each city and town and fire district, or any
agency of a city or town and fire district, in connection with fire alarm master box systems of
these municipalities, each city and town and fire district is authorized and empowered to enact
ordinances assessing users of master alarm fire box systems of the fire departments of the cities
and towns and fire district, a charge not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500) for the use of said
systems in an amount that recovers the cost to the city or town and fire district of the service
rendered to the users. In enacting this ordinance, any city or town and fire district may also
provide that all unpaid charges shall be a lien upon the real estate of the users.
45-64-2 Adoption of implementing provisions. – Each city and town and fire district
may, by ordinance, define the person or persons, firm, corporation, partnership, individual,
assignee, trustee, or other person upon whom a charge is assessed, and may adopt any other
ordinances, rules, or regulations that may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter,
and may impose a penalty or penalties for any violation of the ordinance, rule or regulation.
45-64-3 Severability. – If any part, subdivision, or section of this chapter is declared
unconstitutional, the validity of the remaining parts shall not be affected.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.