Title 23
Health and Safety

Chapter 28.3
Fire Safety Code Board of Appeal and Review

R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-28.3-9

§ 23-28.3-9. Violations of chapter or codes.

Unless otherwise specifically specified in this code, any building owner or lessee who violates or fails or refuses to comply with the provisions of this chapter, the Fire Safety Code, chapters 28.1 — 28.39 of this title, or any code adopted by the board, or any lawful order of the authority having jurisdiction shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars ($500) or shall be imprisoned for not exceeding six (6) months, or both so fined and imprisoned for each offense; and each day the violation, omission, failure, or refusal continues shall be deemed a separate offense; provided, that any person who shall knowingly make, give, or produce any false statements or false evidence, under oath, to the authority having jurisdiction or to the fire safety board, shall be guilty of perjury. It shall be the duty of the authority having jurisdiction to enforce the provisions of this chapter.

History of Section.
P.L. 1966, ch. 216, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 23-28.3-10; P.L. 1975, ch. 165, § 20; P.L. 1978, ch. 47, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 220, § 4; P.L. 2004, ch. 225, § 4.