Title 39
Public Utilities and Carriers

Chapter 12
Motor Carriers of Property

R.I. Gen. Laws § 39-12-36

§ 39-12-36. Unlawful operations — Penalty.

(a) Any person, subject to the provisions of this chapter, who shall knowingly or willfully cause to be done any act prohibited by this chapter, or who shall be guilty of any violation of this chapter for which no penalty is otherwise provided, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor; and shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) or imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year, or both for each offense.

(b) The administrator may in his or her discretion in lieu of seeking criminal sanctions, impose upon its regulated common or contract carriers an administrative civil penalty (fine) in lieu of revoking or suspending the carrier’s operating authority as conferred under this chapter. The fine shall not exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) per each violation of the sections contained in this chapter or the division’s rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.

History of Section.
P.L. 1935, ch. 2268, art. 8, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 99, art. 8, § 1; P.L. 1946, ch. 1805, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 39-12-35; G.L. 1956, § 39-12-36; P.L. 1958, ch. 87, § 1; P.L. 1991, ch. 44, art. 11, § 1; P.L. 1993, ch. 446, § 1.