§ 11-43-7 Unlawful exercise of functions
of state office.
Every person, except as duly elected according to the laws of this state, who
shall assume or exercise any of the legislative, executive, or ministerial
functions of the office of governor, lieutenant-governor, senator, member of
the house of representatives, secretary of state, attorney general, or general
treasurer of this state, within the territorial limits of the state, as they
are now actually had and enjoyed, either separately or with others, or shall
assemble with others, for the purpose of exercising any of those functions,
shall be imprisoned during life.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 275, § 6; G.L. 1909, ch. 341, § 6; G.L. 1923, ch. 392, § 6; G.L. 1938, ch. 603, § 6; G.L. 1956, § 11-43-7.)