§ 16-40-8. Penalty for violations.
Any academy, college, university, or institution of education or any person being an officer or agent of any academy, college, university, or institution of education incorporated under the laws of this state or transacting business within this state, who shall as an officer or agent, by vote or in any manner or capacity admit or participate in admitting any scholar or student, or any person in recognition of attainment or achievement, to any grade of a degree by conferring or participating in conferring a degree upon the scholar or student or person contrary to the provisions of this chapter, or contrary to the regulations or standards for approval adopted by the board of regents for elementary and secondary education or the board of governors for higher education to implement this chapter, or who shall sign any certificate or diploma as evidence of the conferring of the degree, shall be liable to a penalty of three hundred dollars ($300) for each offense to be sued for and recovered by and in the name of the department of elementary and secondary education or the office of higher education but to the use of the state.
(P.L. 1932, ch. 1897, § 6; G.L. 1938, ch. 200, § 6; impl. am. P.L. 1951, ch. 2752, § 21; G.L. 1956, § 16-40-8; P.L. 1975, ch. 243, § 1.)