97-S 0693A am
Approved Jul. 3, 1997


It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows

SECTION 1. Section 11-36-10 of the General Laws in Chapter 11-36 entitled "Railroads and Carriers" is hereby amended to read as follows:

11-36-10. Evasion of payment of fare. -- Every person who shall fraudulently evade or attempt to evade the payment of any fare, rate or toll lawfully established by any railroad company, or a street railway company, or a toll bridge company, or by the owners or charterers of any steamboat or ferryboat, or by any steamship company, or by any owner or operator of a motor bus holding a certificate from the public utility administration, {ADD or by the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority, ADD} either by giving a false answer to the collector of the fare, rate, or toll, or by presenting for his or her fare, rate, or toll a ticket good only for the transportation of another person, or by traveling beyond the point to which he or she may have paid his or her fare, rate, or toll, or by leaving the train, car, bridge, steamboat, ferryboat, or steamship without having paid the fare, rate, or toll established for the distance traveled, or otherwise, shall be fined {DEL not more than twenty dollars ($20.00) or imprisoned not more than twenty (20) days, or both, for each offense. DEL} {ADD twenty ($20.00) for each offense. ADD}

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.

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