SEC. 75-73-13. Hotel authorities may eject violators of the law.
(1) If any person be guilty of disorderly conduct or other conduct prohibited by law, or intoxication or any breach of the peace, or of the use of obscene or profane language on the premises of any hotel, or if any person register at said hotel under an assumed name, then the manager of said hotel or anyone who is at the time acting as said manager or for said manager may eject said person or persons from said hotel premises using only such force as may be necessary to accomplish the same, and may command the assistance of the employees of said hotel to assist in said ejection and may cause any person violating the law to be detained and delivered to the proper authorities.
(2) If a person who has been given written notice of his agreed departure and checkout time at the time he registered in the hotel or motel, who has signed such notice acknowledging his checkout time, and who has been given written notice at least three (3) hours prior to the time required to leave the hotel or motel room remains in a hotel or motel room after his term or stay has expired, the manager of the hotel or motel or anyone who is at the time acting as said manager or for said manager may eject said person and other occupants and their personal belongings from said hotel or motel premises using the assistance of the appropriate lawful authority to accomplish the same. If the registered occupant is not present, the manager of the hotel or motel, or the person acting as or for said manager, shall make and sign a written, itemized inventory of the personal belongings in the room before same shall be removed, which inventory shall also be signed, as witness thereto, by the lawful authority assisting such hotel or motel manager. Such hotel or motel manager shall use reasonable care to preserve and protect such personal belongings for a period not longer than ten (10) days. No action for damages, or otherwise, shall be maintainable against the owners, operators or managers of a hotel or motel, or appropriate lawful authority for reasonable exercise of rights pursuant to Sections 75-73-9 and 75-73-13. This subsection shall not apply in case of serious medical emergency requiring the room's continued use.
SOURCES: Codes, 1930, Sec. 5111; 1942, Sec. 7156; Laws, 1922, ch. 263; 1984, ch. 434, Sec. 2; reenacted and amended, 1987, ch. 462, Sec. 2, eff from and after passage (approved April 14, 1987).