Criminal Offenses

False Personation

SECTION 11-14-4

§ 11-14-4. Unauthorized wearing of organizational insignia.

Any person not a member, respectively, of the Society of Cincinnati; Society of the War of 1812; Aztec Club of 1847; Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States; Grand Army of the Republic; National Association of Naval Veterans of the United States; Society of the Army of the Potomac; Society of the Army of the Cumberland; Society of the Army of Ohio; Society of the Army of Tennessee; Society of the Burnside Expedition; Society of the Ninth Army Corps; Sons of Veterans, United States of America; Society of the Sons of the American Revolution; Sons of the Revolution; United Spanish-American War Veterans; Women's Relief Corps; Ladies' Aid Society; Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution; Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States; Knights of Pythias; Dramatic Order of Knights of Khorassan; American Legion; Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States; Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States; Fraternal Order of Police; International Brotherhood of Police Officers (IBPO), the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) whether it be IAFF windshield decals or IAFF license plate emblems or both; or any person not a member respectively of any other society or association or of any labor union which shall have registered in the office of the secretary of state a facsimile or duplicate or description of its name, badge, decoration, insignia, button, emblem, or rosette, who shall use or wear, respectively, the name, badge, decoration, insignia, button, emblem, or rosette of that organization, unless he or she shall be entitled to use or wear it, respectively under the constitution, bylaws, or rules and regulations of the societies or orders, respectively, shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars ($100) for each offense.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 283, § 22; P.L. 1900, ch. 742, § 1; P.L. 1906, ch. 1358, § 1; P.L 1907, ch. 1448, § 1; G.L. 1909, ch. 349, § 31; P.L. 1909, ch. 439, § 1; P.L. 1918, ch. 1642, § 1; P.L. 1920, ch. 1833, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 401, § 31; G.L. 1938, ch. 612, § 30; G.L. 1956, § 11-14-4; P.L. 1968, ch. 117, § 1; P.L. 1985, ch. 259, § 1; P.L. 1990, ch. 474, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 390, § 1.)