RI H5478 | 2019 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)
Status: Passed on July 15 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-07-15 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [PDF]


Provides that an open and obvious danger or defect is not a complete bar to recovery of damages in personal injury or property damage actions.

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Procedure Generally


Roll Calls

2019-06-28 - Senate - Passage in concurrence (Y: 30 N: 3 NV: 5 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-06-13 - House - Passage (Y: 69 N: 0 NV: 6 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2019-07-15HouseSigned by Governor
2019-07-11HouseTransmitted to Governor
2019-06-28SenateSenate passed Sub A in concurrence
2019-06-27SenatePlaced on Senate Calendar (06/28/2019)
2019-06-20SenateCommittee recommends passage of Sub A in concurrence
2019-06-18SenateScheduled for hearing and/or consideration (06/20/2019)
2019-06-18SenateReferred to Senate Judiciary
2019-06-13HouseHouse passed Sub A
2019-06-10HousePlaced on House Calendar (06/13/2019)
2019-06-04HouseCommittee recommends passage of Sub A
2019-05-31HouseScheduled for consideration (06/04/2019)
2019-05-31HouseProposed Substitute
2019-03-06HouseCommittee recommended measure be held for further study
2019-03-04HouseScheduled for hearing and/or consideration (03/06/2019)
2019-02-14HouseIntroduced, referred to House Judiciary

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Bill Comments