TITLE 5
Businesses and Professions

CHAPTER 5-24
Taverns, Cookshops, and Oyster Houses

SECTION 5-24-3


§ 5-24-3 Penalty for violations.

(a) Every person in any city or town who opens or keeps open any tavern, victualing house, cookshop, oyster house, or oyster cellar, without possessing a license obtained from the city or town council, or in any place other than that specified in that license, shall be fined fifty dollars ($50.00) for each offense, one-half (1/2) of that amount to the use of the city or town in which the offense has been committed and one-half (1/2) to the use of the state.

(b) In addition to the fines enumerated above, the city of Pawtucket may close any unlicensed tavern, victualing house, cookshop, oyster house, or oyster cellar until said unlicensed tavern, victualing house, cookshop, oyster house, or oyster cellar obtains a license from the Pawtucket city council or the Pawtucket city council sitting as the Pawtucket board of license commissioners.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 101, § 3; G.L. 1909, ch. 122, § 3; G.L. 1923, ch. 126, § 3; G.L. 1938, ch. 361, § 3; G.L. 1956, § 5-24-3; P.L. 2012, ch. 58, § 1; P.L. 2012, ch. 60, § 1.)