§3-8-1  Sales on Sundays and holidays – Sales to underage persons, intoxicated persons, and persons of intemperate habits. –

Link to law: http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE3/3-8/3-8-1.HTM
Published: 2015

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TITLE 3

Alcoholic Beverages

CHAPTER 3-8

Regulation of Sales

SECTION 3-8-1



   § 3-8-1  Sales on Sundays and holidays

– Sales to underage persons, intoxicated persons, and persons of

intemperate habits. –

Licenses issued under this title shall not authorize the sale or service of

beverages on Sunday, nor on Christmas day excepting licensed taverns, clubs,

victualing houses, and retail Class F licensed places when served with food to

guests, and except in places operated under a retail Class E license described

in this title, and excepting the sale of wine or winery products at retail

pursuant to § 3-6-1.1(e)(4) by holders of farmer-winery licenses and the

serving of complimentary samples pursuant to § 3-6-1.1(g) by holders of

farmer-winery licenses, except in cars or on passenger-carrying marine vessels

operated by holders of Class G licenses, and except as otherwise provided

herein. The department may limit the sale of beverages on passenger-carrying

marine vessels to the hours from twelve o'clock (12:00) p.m. to six o'clock

(6:00) p.m. on those days; nor shall they authorize the sale or delivery to any

underaged person as defined in this title for purposes of sale, possession and

consumption of alcoholic beverages, either for his or her own use or for the

use of his or her parents, or of any other person; or the sale of beverages to

any intoxicated persons or to any person of notoriously intemperate habits.

Places operating under a retail Class C license are authorized to be open for

the sale of alcoholic beverages upon Columbus day, Armistice day, Victory day,

provided however, that a local board of license may authorize places operating

under a Class C license to be open on New Year's day. A Class C licensee may

serve beverages on Sunday with the written approval of the local board of

license, subject to the notice provisions of § 3-5-17. Places operating

under a retail Class A license are not authorized to be open for the sale of

alcoholic beverages upon Thanksgiving day and New Year's day. Provided,

however, that holders of Class A licenses may open from no earlier than ten

o'clock (10:00) a.m. to no later than six o'clock (6:00) p.m. on Sundays,

unless the following Monday is a holiday, in which event the holders may remain

open no later than nine o'clock (9:00) p.m. the prior Sunday.



History of Section.

(P.L. 1933, ch. 2013, § 18; P.L. 1934, ch. 2088, § 5; P.L. 1936, ch.

2338, § 3; G.L. 1938, ch. 165, § 1; impl. am. P.L. 1939, ch. 660,

§ 120; P.L. 1953, ch. 3229, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 3-8-1; P.L. 1958,

ch. 108, § 1; P.L. 1966, ch. 280, § 1; P.L. 1968, ch. 18, § 1;

P.L. 1971, ch. 241, § 1; P.L. 1975, ch. 109, § 1; P.L. 1979, ch. 326,

§ 1; P.L. 1979, ch. 401, § 1; P.L. 1980, ch. 406, § 1; P.L.

1984, ch. 136, § 1; P.L. 1986, ch. 80, § 1; P.L. 1995, ch. 401,

§ 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 11, § 1; P.L. 1996, ch. 404, § 3; P.L. 2000,

ch. 350, § 1; P.L. 2000, ch. 485, § 1; P.L. 2003, ch. 273, § 1;

P.L. 2003, ch. 320, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 195, § 1; P.L. 2004, ch. 197,

§ 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 17, § 2; P.L. 2012, ch. 104, § 1; P.L. 2012,

ch. 109, § 1; P.L. 2013, ch. 193, § 1; P.L. 2013, ch. 371, §

1.)