Arson and Fires
R.I. Gen. Laws § 11-4-8
§ 11-4-8. Arson — Seventh degree.
Every person who shall make a bonfire in any public street, road, square, land or rotary, without special permission from the local governing body, shall be fined not exceeding one hundred dollars ($100). No complaint for a violation of any of the provisions of this section shall be sustained unless it shall be brought within thirty (30) days after the commission of the offense, and all fines for the violation shall inure one-half (½) of the fine to the complainant and one-half (½) of the fine to the state. The local governing body may appoint a designee to grant permission under the provisions of this section.
History of Section.
P.L. 1980, ch. 247, § 1.