§ 11-7-14. Offer of gratuity by employees of financial institutions.
(a) No person who is an officer, director, or employee of a financial institution governed by title 19 shall give any gratuity to any individual who is an employee of the banking division of the department of business regulation, or to any employee of the department with jurisdiction over the banking division.
(b) If the gratuity, so accepted, is valued at less than one hundred dollars ($100), the person who violates this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000).
(c) If the gratuity, so accepted, is valued at one hundred dollars ($100) or more or if the aggregate of the gratuities, so accepted, within a year equals or exceeds one hundred dollars ($100), the person who violated this section shall be guilty of a felony and shall be imprisoned not more than three (3) years, or fined not more than twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) or three (3) times the amount of the gratuity so given, whichever is greater, or both fine and imprisonment.
(P.L. 1992, ch. 467, § 1.)