§ 39-9-12. Certificates for excess fare paid on train.
Every railroad corporation carrying passengers in cars propelled by steam, which shall collect in the cars a greater fare than the price for which a single passage ticket is sold from the station at which the passenger takes the train, shall issue to the passenger a certificate for such sum as the fare collected on the train exceeds the sum for which a single passage ticket for the same distance is sold at the ticket office of the company, which certificate shall be payable upon presentation at any ticket office of the corporation; and every railroad corporation which shall neglect or refuse to comply with the provisions of this section shall be fined not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500) for each offense, one half ( 1 / 2 ) to the use of the complainant and one half ( 1 / 2 ) thereof to the use of the state.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 187, § 42; G.L. 1909, ch. 215, § 46; G.L. 1923, ch. 251, § 37; G.L. 1938, ch. 124, § 37; G.L. 1956, § 39-9-12.)