Criminal Offenses


SECTION 11-30-10

§ 11-30-10. Unlawful sale of beverages by club or association.

All buildings, places, or tenements located within any town or city used by any club or other association, whether incorporated or not, for the purpose of selling, distributing, or dispensing intoxicating liquors to its members or others for beverage purposes, shall be deemed to be common nuisances, unless it shall be used for the sale, distribution, or dispensing of intoxicating or alcoholic beverages to its members under a validly existing license issued for that purpose by some board, body or official authorized to issue it. Whoever keeps, maintains, or assists in keeping or maintaining, a common nuisance shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) and all costs of prosecution and conviction. Upon the conviction of any incorporated club or association or any officer, member, agent, or employee, under the provisions of this chapter, the charter of the club or association shall become null and void.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1905, ch. 1235, § 1; G.L. 1909, ch. 108, § 10; G.L. 1923, ch. 120, § 10; G.L. 1938, ch. 598, § 7; G.L. 1956, § 11-30-10.)