Health and Safety

Bedding and Upholstered Furniture

SECTION 23-26-27

§ 23-26-27. Penalty for violations. [Effective July 1, 2019.].

Any person who:

(1) Makes, remakes, renovates, sterilizes, prepares, sells, or offers for sale, exchange, or lease any article of bedding as defined by § 23-26-1, not properly tagged as required by this chapter; or

(2) Uses in the making, remaking, renovating, or preparing of the article of bedding or in preparing cotton or other material therefor that has been used as a mattress, pillow, or bedding in any public or private hospital, or that has been used by or about any person having an infectious or contagious disease, and that after such use has not been sterilized and approved for use, by the director of business regulation; or

(3) Counterfeits or imitates any stamp or permit issued under this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500) or by imprisonment for not more than six (6) months or both.

(4) Any person or entity who or that violates the provisions of § 23-26-3.1 shall be civilly fined not to exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000) for the first violation and up to ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for each subsequent violation.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1940, ch. 820, § 8; G.L. 1956, § 23-26-27; P.L. 2017, ch. 380, § 2; P.L. 2017, ch. 381, § 2.)