Criminal Offenses

Malfeasance and Misfeasance in Office

SECTION 11-28-3

§ 11-28-3. Failure of presiding officer or clerk of municipal governing body to perform duties.

The presiding officer of any city council or town council who shall refuse or neglect, when acting as the presiding officer, to put to a vote of the body over which he or she presides any appeal made by a member of the body from any ruling of the presiding officer, or who, when the appeal has been sustained, shall refuse or willfully neglect to put to the body the question which caused the appeal to be made, and any clerk or recording officer of any body who shall refuse or neglect to record in full the proceedings of any body of which he or she may be clerk as described in this section, shall be fined for each neglect or refusal not less than two hundred dollars ($200) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), and be disqualified for the term of five (5) years from holding the office of the presiding officer or the office by virtue of which he is the presiding officer.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 276, § 19; G.L. 1909, ch. 342, § 19; G.L. 1923, ch. 394, § 19; G.L. 1938, ch. 605, § 19; G.L. 1956, § 11-28-3.)