City of Pawtucket, RI
Providence County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Pawtucket: Art. I, approved 8-24-1967 as Ch. No. 1133. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Approved 8-24-1967 as Ch. No. 1133]

§ 182-1 Inhaling glue solvents prohibited.

No person shall, for the purpose of causing a condition of intoxication, inebriation, excitement, stupefaction or the dulling of his or her brain or nervous system, intentionally smell or inhale the fumes from any glue containing a solvent which has the property of releasing toxic vapors, provided that nothing in this section shall be interpreted as applying to the inhalation of any anesthesia for medical or dental purposes.

§ 182-2 Definitions.

As used in this Article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
GLUE CONTAINING A SOLVENT HAVING THE PROPERTY OF RELEASING TOXIC VAPORS
Includes any glue or cement containing toluene or acetone.
PERSON
Includes individuals, partnerships, corporations, associations, executors, administrators, guardians, trustees and agents.

§ 182-3 Possession and use prohibited.

No individual shall, for the purpose of violating § 182-1, use, or possess for the purpose of so using, any glue containing a solvent having the character of releasing toxic vapors.

§ 182-4 Restrictions on sales.

No person shall, except in a bona fide commercial establishment operated at a fixed location, sell to any other person any tube or other container of glue containing a solvent having the property of releasing toxic vapors, and all sales of such glue not made in or from such an establishment are hereby prohibited.

§ 182-5 Restrictions on sale to minors.

No person shall sell, give or otherwise transfer to any other person under the age of twenty-one (21), except with the written consent of the parent or guardian of such other person, such consent to appear on a form prescribed by the Chief of Police, any tube or other container of glue containing a solvent having the property of releasing toxic vapors, provided that nothing contained in this section shall be considered applicable to the sale of a model kit containing as a part thereof a tube or other container of any such glue, nor shall this section be considered applicable to the sale of a tube or other container of any such glue immediately in conjunction with the sale of a model kit requiring the use of approximately such quantity of glue for the assembly of a model, provided further, that nothing herein contained shall be applicable to the transfer of a tube or other container of such glue from a parent to his or her child or from a guardian to his or her ward.

§ 182-6 Reports of persons buying glue.

Each person who, in one (1) transaction, or in two (2) or more transactions closely connected in time, sells to any other person, separately from the sale of two (2) or more model kits requiring the use of approximately such quantities of glue for the assembly of the models in such kits, two (2) or more containers of glue containing a solvent having the property of releasing toxic vapors, shall require such other person to exhibit means of identification of himself, and shall record in a register conforming with requirements established by the Chief of Police the name, address and description of such other person. The name and address of each person who, under the circumstances described in the preceding sentence, purchases two (2) or more containers of glue containing a solvent having the property of releasing toxic vapors shall, within not more than twenty-four (24) hours, excluding Sundays and holidays, and on a form prescribed by the Chief of Police, be reported to the police station in the precinct in which the establishment of the seller of the glue is located.

§ 182-7 Violations and penalties.

Any person who violates any provision of this Article shall upon conviction be punished by a fine not exceeding twenty dollars ($20.) or by imprisonment for not more than ten (10) days.