§ 11-7-13. Acceptance of gratuity by employees of banking division of department of business regulation.
(a) No person who is an employee of the banking division of the department of business regulation or an employee of the department with jurisdiction over the banking division, shall accept a gratuity from a financial institution governed by title 19 or from any officer, director, or employee of the financial institution.
(b) If the gratuity, so accepted, is valued at less than one hundred dollars ($100), the person who violates this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be imprisoned for not more than one year, or fined not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or both.
(c) If the gratuity, so accepted, is valued at one hundred dollars ($100) or more, or if the aggregate of the gratuities so accepted within a year equal or exceed one hundred dollars ($100), the person who violated this section shall be guilty of a felony and shall be imprisoned not more than three (3) years, or fined not more than twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) or three (3) times the amount of the gratuity so given, whichever is greater, or both.
(P.L. 1991, ch. 140, § 1.)