Section 11-44-48Acceptance, etc., of free passes, gifts, etc., by officers or employees from railways, gas works, etc.
No such officer or employee shall accept or receive, directly or indirectly, from any person, firm, or corporation operating within the territorial limits of said city or town any railroad, interurban railway, street railway, gas works, water works, electric light or power plant, heating plant, telegraph line, or telephone exchange or other business using or operating under a public franchise any frank, free pass, free ticket, or free service or accept or receive, directly or indirectly, from any such person, firm, or corporation any gift or other thing of value or any service upon terms more favorable than are granted to the public generally. Every such contract or agreement shall be void.
Such prohibition of free transportation shall not apply to policemen or firemen in uniform, nor to policemen in the discharge of their duty, nor shall any free service to city or town officials heretofore provided by any franchise or ordinance be affected.
(Acts 1911, No. 504, p. 591; Code 1923, §§2383, 2384; Code 1940, T. 37, §79.)