§ 28-40-10. Priority of contributions in insolvency or bankruptcy.
In the event of any distribution of an employer's assets pursuant to an order of any court under the laws of this state, including any receivership, assignment for benefit of creditors, adjudicated insolvency, composition, or similar proceeding, contribution payments then or subsequently due shall have the same priority as given to wage claims of not more than one hundred dollars ($100) to each claimant, earned within six (6) months of the commencement of the proceeding. In the event of an employer's adjudication in bankruptcy, judicially confirmed extension proposal, or composition, under the federal Bankruptcy Act, 11 U.S.C. § 101 et seq., contributions then or subsequently due shall be entitled to the priority provided in 11 U.S.C. § 507.
(P.L. 1942, ch. 1200, § 11; P.L. 1949, ch. 2176, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 28-40-10; P.L. 1986, ch. 198, § 24.)