TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-24
Hazardous Substances

SECTION 23-24-5


§ 23-24-5 Penalties.

(a) Any person who violates any of the provisions of § 23-24-4 shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall on conviction be subject to a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500) or to imprisonment for not more than ninety (90) days, or both; but for offenses committed with intent to defraud or mislead, or for second and subsequent offenses, the penalty shall be imprisonment for not more than one year, or a fine of not more than three thousand dollars ($3,000), or both.

(b) No person shall be subject to the penalties of subsection (a) of this section:

(1) For having violated § 23-24-4(3) if the receipt, delivery, or proffered delivery of the hazardous substance was made in good faith, unless he or she refuses to furnish on request of an officer or employee duly designated by the consumer protection unit, the name and address of the person from whom he or she purchased or received the hazardous substance, and copies of all documents, if there are any, pertaining to the delivery of the hazardous substance to him or her; or

(2) For having violated § 23-24-4(2) if he or she establishes a guarantee or undertaking, signed by and containing the name and address of the person residing in the state of Rhode Island from whom he or she received in good faith the hazardous substance, to the effect that the hazardous substance is not a misbranded hazardous substance or a banned hazardous substance within the meaning of those terms in this chapter.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1977, ch. 90, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 23-38.1-5; P.L. 1979, ch. 39, § 1.)