§ 12-21-19. Payment of fines to general treasurer Accounting.
Whenever a fine is recovered under any statute of this state, the whole of which may be due the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Children's Friend and Service, or to any other society, or the one-half ( 1 / 2 ) of which may be due the state or any society, or to any person, as complainant, the whole of the fine shall be accounted for with the state controller and paid to the general treasurer. The fine due any society, or the one-half ( 1 / 2 ) fine due any society, or to any person, as complainant, shall be paid by the general treasurer upon order of the state controller and the state controller shall draw his or her order whenever he or she shall receive a proper return or certificate from the clerk of the court in which the fine was imposed.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 288, § 12; G.L. 1909, ch. 357, § 14; G.L. 1923, ch. 410, § 14; G.L. 1938, ch. 631, § 14; G.L. 1956, § 12-21-19; P.L. 1969, ch. 239, § 28.)