TITLE 5
Businesses and Professions

CHAPTER 5-14
Hotels

SECTION 5-14-1


§ 5-14-1 Safekeeping of property of guests.

If any hotelkeeper or innkeeper provides a suitable safe in his or her hotel or inn or other convenient place for the safekeeping of any money, jewels, jewelry, watches, ornaments, railroad mileage books and tickets, bank notes, bonds, negotiable securities, and precious stones, belonging to the guests of that hotel or inn, and notifies guests of the hotel or inn by posting in a public and conspicuous place and manner the fact that a safe is provided, in which that property may be deposited, and if those guests neglect or fail to deliver the property to the person in charge of the office of the hotel or inn for deposit in that safe, the hotelkeeper or innkeeper is not liable for any loss of that property sustained by the guests by theft or otherwise. No hotelkeeper or innkeeper is obliged to receive property on deposit for safekeeping exceeding five hundred dollars ($500) in value. If guests deliver property exceeding five hundred dollars ($500) in value to the person in charge of the office for deposit in the safe, the hotelkeeper or innkeeper is not liable for any loss of the property sustained by those guests by theft or otherwise in any sum exceeding five hundred dollars ($500), unless by special agreement, in writing, with the hotelkeeper or innkeeper.

History of Section.
(C.P.A. 1905, § 239; G.L. 1909, ch. 283, § 19; G.L. 1923, ch. 333, § 19; P.L. 1927, ch. 1065, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 480, § 1; P.L. 1939, ch. 709, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 5-14-1.)