Businesses and Professions

Holiday Business

SECTION 5-23-1

§ 5-23-1. Definitions.

(a) "Holiday", whenever used in this chapter includes: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Victory Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day (but only in those years that the governor by public proclamation designates it as a legal holiday), and Christmas, or on any day which any enumerated holiday is officially celebrated.

(b) "Retail establishment", whenever used in this chapter, includes any business making sales at retail in this state, but this definition does not include victualing houses principally serving prepared food for consumption on and off the premises, including those houses licensed under chapter 24 of this title.

(c) "Town council", whenever used in this chapter, includes "city council" except in the city of Providence where it means "bureau of licenses" and any duly constituted licensing authority existing in any other city or town.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1930, ch. 1566, § 1; P.L. 1932, ch. 1875, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 403, § 1; P.L. 1944, ch. 1451, § 1; impl. am. P.L. 1951, ch. 2721, § 4; G.L. 1956, § 5-23-1; P.L. 1976, ch. 169, § 1; P.L. 1982, ch. 16, § 1.)