TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-26
Bedding and Upholstered Furniture

SECTION 23-26-31


§ 23-26-31 Fees.

(a) The per annum fees imposed for licenses issued pursuant to § 23-26-30 shall be as follows:

(1) Every applicant classified as a manufacturer of articles of bedding for sale at wholesale or retail or as a supply dealer shall pay, prior to the issuance of a general license, a per annum fee of two hundred ten dollars ($210) and the licensee may be engaged in any or all of the following:

(i) Manufacture of articles of bedding for sale at wholesale;

(ii) Manufacture of articles of bedding for sale at retail;

(iii) Supply dealer;

(iv) Repairer-renovator.

(2) Every applicant classified as a repairer-renovator or retailer of second-hand articles of bedding shall pay, prior to the issuance of a limited license, a per annum fee of sixty dollars ($60.00), and the licensee may be engaged in any or all of the following:

(i) Repairer-renovator;

(ii) Retailer of second-hand articles of bedding; provided, however, that if a licensee is reclassified from one category to another which calls for a higher license fee, he or she shall pay a pro rata share of the higher license fee for the unexpired period and shall be issued a new license to expire on the expiration date of the original license.

(b) If, through error, a licensee has been improperly classified as of the date of issue of his or her current license, the proper fee for the entire period shall be payable. Any overpayment shall be refunded to the licensee. No refunds shall be allowed to any licensee who has discontinued business, or whose license has been revoked or suspended or who has been reclassified to a category calling for a greater or lesser license fee, except as provided herein. The fee shall be paid to the director of business regulation. For reissuing a revoked or expired license the fee shall be the same as for an original license.

(c) All payments for registration fees, sterilization process, permits, fines and penalties, and other money received under this chapter shall constitute inspection fees for the purpose of enforcing this chapter.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1960, ch. 187, § 2; P.L. 1976, ch. 331, § 1; P.L. 1983, ch. 167, art. XVI, § 1; P.L. 1987, ch. 184, § 12; P.L. 2004, ch. 595, art. 30, § 8; P.L. 2009, ch. 68, art. 12, § 9.)