Bills Pending Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee

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RIH7863IntroRaises the legal age to purchase or possess a rifle, assault rifle or shotgun from 18 to 21 years of age/ "grandfather" lawful current ownership by persons under 21 years of age/make an exemption for police and military.
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 24]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH8097IntroRemoves the exception to the $100,000 limitation of damages when the state is engaged in a proprietary function in the commission of a tort and would exempt the state and any city or town or fire district from interest awards in civil actions.
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 25]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7646IntroAuthorizes an innkeeper to remove any guest who is a level III high risk sexual offender who attempts to remain a hotel resident for more than thirty (30) consecutive days in any calendar year.
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 25]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH8054IntroNames the welcome center at the University of Rhode Island "The Robert J. Higgins Welcome Center."
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 25]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7938IntroMandates arming campus police at public higher educational institutions.
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 25]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7500IntroRequires a landlord to maintain a general liability insurance policy of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) and to introduce the policy in any trespass and ejection action.
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 25]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7645IntroCriminalizes the manufacture, import, possession, purchase, sale or transfer of any ammunition feeding device capable of accepting more than 10 rounds, known as high capacity magazines. Makes exceptions for law enforcement and the US armed forces.
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 24]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7716IntroClarifies the jurisdiction of special police officers upon the land and buildings of educational institutions, and on roads adjacent to the educational institutions to instances where the officer notices that a person is in danger of bodily harm.
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 25]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7889IntroClarifies the procedures for seeking a protective order from district or family court and the requirements of the surrender of any firearms. Repeals outdated family court form for complaints for protection from abuse.
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 24]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7643IntroProvides that no person shall knowingly purchase or otherwise obtain a firearm on behalf of or transfer to a person who the transferor knows or reasonably should know is prohibited from possessing or receiving a firearm.
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 24]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7591IntroProvides that only peace officers and persons approved by the school authorities for the purposes of educational instruction may carry firearms or other weapons on school grounds.
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 24]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7761IntroRaises the age to purchase or possess a rifle or shotgun from 18 years of age to 21 years of age, "grandfathers" current ownership by persons under 21 years of age, and makes an exemption for police and military.
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 24]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7862IntroRaises the legal age to purchase or possess a rifle or shotgun from 18 to 21 years of age/ "grandfather" lawful current ownership by persons under 21 years of age/make an exemption for police and military.
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 24]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7816IntroExpedites the foreclosure procedure on vacant property.
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 25]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7214IntroImproves access to the state house by creating more parking, childcare services and remote testimony, prohibits contributions to legislators during the legislative session and reduces the amount allowed to be contributed to a candidate.
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 25]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7725IntroProvides for the involuntary commitment of drug and intoxicating substance abusers who are a danger to themselves or others.
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 25]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7588IntroDefines imitation firearm and provide that it is unlawful for any person to change, alter, remove, or obliterate any coloration or markings in any way that makes the imitation firearm look to be an operable firearm. Violation is a misdemeanor.
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 24]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7762IntroRepeals the statute providing state preemption of laws pertaining to the ownership, possession, transportation, and sale of firearms and ammunitions.
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 24]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7758IntroRequires campaign treasurers, to file with the board of elections a copy of every written agreement that is entered into by a candidate and a committee of a political party, where the agreement pertains to campaign contributions or expenditures.
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 25]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7714IntroRaises the legal age to purchase or sell a rifle or shotgun from 18 years of age to 21 years of age and restricts permits to minors for sporting or training purposes to age 21.
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 24]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH8027IntroPrecludes the disability of a parent from serving as a basis for denial or restriction in matters involving a child's welfare, foster care, family law, guardianship and adoption without written findings by the family court.
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 25]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH8026IntroLimits the number of registered sex offenders in any facility that operates as a homeless shelter whether on state or private property. Those limits may be exceeded if the facility complies with the provisions of § 11-37.1-21(c).
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 25]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH8085IntroRequires the seating of any district court file, where a trespass and eviction complaint which after trial, results in a verdict for the tenant and no appeal is taken.
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 25]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH8028IntroEnables fishermen aggrieved by confiscation of their gear and/or catch to retrieve their gear on posting a bond, and to be compensated if the violation if any, is found not to be significant or substantial.
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 25]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7741IntroRequires that building height in special flood hazard zones be measured from the base flood elevation.
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 25]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH8024IntroIncreases the lawful age to purchase a rifle/shotgun to from 18 years of age to 21 years of age. Also requires a person complete a basic rifle/shotgun safety course before they can legally purchase a rifle/shotgun.
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 24]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7891IntroAllows DMV to issue driving privilege licenses/permits to applicants unable to establish lawful presence in US which are not valid for ID purposes effective July 1, 2018.
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 25]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7992IntroEstablishes the supported decision-making act which is a less restrictive alternative to guardianship for utilization of the probate courts.
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 25]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7162IntroDirects the attorney general to report annually to the general assembly on the incidence and disposition of crimes involving guns.
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 24]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7598IntroCriminalizes possession of a firearm by a minor, except when the minor is engaged in certain activities and when accompanied by a parent, guardian, or qualified adult.
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 24]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7766IntroRestricts possession and sale of new assault weapons. Limits magazine capacity to 10 rounds or less. Grandfathers current possession/ownership.
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 24]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7983IntroAuthorizes the chief judge of the family court to establish a program that requires that any divorcing or separating parties with children participate in counseling and educational programs to assist the children’s transition through the proceeding...
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 25]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7112IntroAllows those persons with concealed carry permits issued by other states to carry upon their person weapons in Rhode Island provided that the issuing state recognizes and gives reciprocity to RI permit holders.
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 24]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7724IntroProvides for the involuntary commitment of drug and intoxicating substance abusers who are a danger to themselves or others.
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 25]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7957IntroProhibits schools from offering any incentives to teachers who are licensed to carry a weapon.
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 24]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7734IntroCreates the "Electric Vehicle Recovery Services Act" to require vehicle owners with electronic recovery systems to submit an affidavit attesting to the theft of their motor vehicle prior to law enforcement contacting the recovery service provider.
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 25]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7854IntroEstablishes a program for the training and assignment of school resource officers to middle and high schools.
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 24]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7721IntroMakes changes in the declaration of candidacy period from late June to early June and moves primary elections from September to August.
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 25]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7644IntroProvides that applicants for gun permits submit to national records check including fingerprinting by FBI.
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 24]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7597IntroMakes it unlawful for any person to carry a rifle or shotgun in any vehicle or conveyance or on or about their person whether visible or concealed subject to certain exceptions.
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 24]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7864IntroProvides that sworn law enforcement members of the state fire marshal's office be subject to the state law enforcement officers' bill of rights.
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2018-04-18
[Hearing: Apr 25]
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2759EngrossAllows Anne M. Moniz to join Martha M. Rodriguez and Eric Flanders in marriage on or about June 16, 2018, within the Town of Jamestown, Rhode Island.
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2018-04-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7642IntroRepeals sections of the general laws dealing with grading of various qualities of mackerel and the sale or export of pickled fish not approved or branded
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2018-04-12
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7756IntroComprehensively regulates the use of unmanned aerial vehicles and the use of any information that they may generate.
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2018-04-12
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7536IntroEliminates the designation of "curfew streets" by police chiefs or police commissioners.
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2018-04-12
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH8086IntroAmends and revises the definitions and penalties pertaining to partial-birth abortions. Further provides that any physician who knowingly performs a partial-birth abortion would be guilty of a felony and may be liable for civil penalties and fines.
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2018-04-12
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH8087IntroAllows the Honorable Harry Winthrop to join Emily Jane Morrill and Bryan Patrick Brown in marriage on or about November 3, 2018, within the Town of Middletown, Rhode Island.
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2018-04-12
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7955IntroRepeals the criminal prohibition against painting, printing or affixing advertisements to signs and billboards within limits of public highways without the written consent of the chief of police of the city or town in which the highway is located.
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2018-04-12
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7755IntroProvides for issuance of search warrants on probable cause for electronic communication service providers with customers in Rhode Island.
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2018-04-12
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7738IntroDecriminalizes violations regarding games of chance and would make violations punishable by a civil fine of up to one thousand dollars ($1000).
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2018-04-12
To House Judiciary Committee
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