Town of Johnston, RI
Providence County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Johnston as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 4-14-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-5; amended in its entirety 7-9-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-1[1]]
Editor’s Note: This ordinance also amended the title of this chapter, which was previously Hotel, Motel and Rooming House Registrants.
The proprietor of each hotel, motel, rooming house and room reseller within the Town shall keep or cause to be kept a list of the names and addresses of those persons registering for occupancy and shall further require that each registrant provide identification and that the means of identification be recorded by the proprietor or his/her agent. Identification, as referred to herein, shall include, but not be limited to, a driver's license, state identification card, social security card, vehicle registration or title documentation, birth certificate or credit card. The records required to be maintained by this section shall not be disclosed to the general public but shall be subject to inspection by the Public Safety Department of the Town for a period of 24 months. Identification required of the registrant pursuant to this section shall apply only to the primary registrant and shall not be deemed to include accompanying guests. Nothing within this section shall be construed so as to impose upon the proprietor a duty to guarantee the identification of registrants.