Health and Safety

Licensing of Recreational Facilities

SECTION 23-21-2

§ 23-21-2. License required – Issuance and expiration of license.

No person shall maintain within this state any recreation facility or use until that person shall have obtained a license for a facility or use from the department. The director, upon receipt of an application for a recreation facility or use shall cause the facility or use to be inspected and, if the facility or use is found to comply with the provisions of this chapter and the regulations adopted in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, shall issue a license upon receipt of a fee as set forth in § 23-1-54. In order to set the license renewal dates so that all activities for each establishment can be combined on one license instead of on several licenses, the license renewal date shall be set by the department of health. The license period shall be for twelve (12) months, commencing on the license renewal date, unless sooner suspended or revoked for violation of the provisions of this chapter or the regulations adopted in accordance with this chapter, and the license fee shall be at the full annual rate regardless of the date of application or the date of issuance of license. If the license renewal date is changed, the department may make an adjustment to the fees of licensed establishments, not to exceed the annual license fee, in order to implement the change in license renewal date.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1931, ch. 1749, § 3; G.L. 1938, ch. 266, § 3; G.L. 1938, ch. 266, § 2; P.L. 1950, ch. 2543, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 23-21-2; P.L. 1960, ch. 76, § 22; P.L. 1978, ch. 348, § 1; P.L. 1990, ch. 65, art. 71, § 1; P.L. 1993, ch. 94, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 77, art. 15, § 8; P.L. 2007, ch. 73, art. 39, § 42; P.L. 2012, ch. 241, art. 9, § 45.)