§ 5-22-13. Building inspection as prerequisite to license.
A license shall not be issued under the provisions of §§ 5-22-4 5-22-12 until the building to be used for the show for which that license is desired, together with the apparatus if a motion picture show is to be licensed, has been inspected by the inspector of buildings appointed as provided in title 23 and the inspector has filed with the licensing authorities a certificate, in writing, showing that the building or apparatus meets, in all respects, the requirements of title 23, and is otherwise safe to use for the purpose for which the license is desired and until the building has also been inspected by the chief of the respective fire department or his or her assistants who shall also file with the licensing authorities a certificate, in writing, showing that the building or apparatus meets, in all respects, the requirements of the general and public laws of this state for the protection of life and property against the menace of fire. If the building or apparatus does not meet those requirements or is otherwise unsafe, then the license shall not be issued, and if any license is issued, that license is void. Any person managing or promoting a show under any void license shall upon conviction suffer the penalty provided in § 5-22-18.
(G.L. 1923, ch. 129, § 3; P.L. 1927, ch. 1042, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 362, § 3; P.L. 1949, ch. 2306, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 5-22-13; P.L. 1999, ch. 354, § 6.)