Commercial Law – General Regulatory Provisions

Closing Out Sales

SECTION 6-14-12

§ 6-14-12. Unlicensed sales.

Any person who shall advertise, represent, or hold out for sale a stock of goods, wares, and merchandise under the description of "closing-out sale"; "going-out-of-business sale"; "discontinuance-of-business sale"; "selling out"; "liquidation"; "lost our lease"; "must vacate"; "forced out"; "removal"; or other designation of like meaning; or a sale of goods, wares, and merchandise damaged by fire, smoke, water, or otherwise, without first having complied with the provisions of this chapter, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, upon conviction, be fined in a sum not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500), or shall be imprisoned for not less than ten (10) days nor more than six (6) months, or both, within the discretion of the court.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1956, ch. 3762, § 9; G.L. 1956, § 6-14-12; P.L. 2014, ch. 528, § 13.)