Alcoholic Beverages

Licenses Generally

SECTION 3-5-21

   § 3-5-21  Revocation or suspension of licenses – Fines for violating conditions of license. – (a) Every license is subject to revocation or suspension and a licensee is subject to fine by the board, body or official issuing the license, or by the department or by the division of taxation, on its own motion, for breach by the holder of the license of the conditions on which it was issued or for violation by the holder of the license of any rule or regulation applicable, or for breach of any provisions of this section.

   (b) Any fine imposed pursuant to this section shall not exceed five hundred dollars ($500) for the first offense and shall not exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) for each subsequent offense. For the purposes of this section, any offense committed by a licensee three (3) years after a previous offense shall be considered a first offense.

   (c) In the event that a licensee is required to hire a police detail and the police refuse to place a detail at the location because a licensee has failed to pay outstanding police detail bills or to reach a payment plan agreement with the police department, the license board may prohibit the licensee from opening its place of business until such time as the police detail bills are paid or a payment plan agreement is reached.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1933, ch. 2013, § 12; G.L. 1938, ch. 164, § 5; P.L. 1940, ch. 814, § 8; G.L. 1956, § 3-5-21; P.L. 1985, ch. 393, § 1; 1988, ch. 202, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 100, art. 36, § 7; P.L. 2011, ch. 200, § 1; P.L. 2011, ch. 309, § 1.)