Bills Pending Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee

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RIS0595IntroAllows the family court, after finding by clear and convincing evidence that a child was conceived as a result of sexual assault, to terminate the parental rights of the father including the right to notice for subsequent adoption proceedings.
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2017-06-23
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6358IntroProhibits the use of restraints on pregnant prisoners in their third trimester during transport to and from court proceedings by sheriffs and/or incarceration at the ACI with annual reports to the general assembly effective January 1, 2018.
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2017-06-23
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6356IntroProhibits any development of land contiguous to the State House unless approved by the general assembly.
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2017-06-22
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0406IntroAllows family court to take individual's incarceration into consideration in motion to modify child support order by providing that incarceration is not "voluntary unemployment."
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2017-06-22
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0610IntroAmends the definition of "domestic abuse" to include acts by a person who knowingly/willfully encourages/aids/coerces any minor child to engage in commercial sex acts and allows a parent or legal custodian to seek a protective order on behalf of a mi...
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2017-06-21
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0657IntroAuthorizes the town council of the town of Warren to create a municipal housing court and defines that court's jurisdiction.
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2017-06-21
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0638IntroFacilitates the sharing of information between the treasury, state retirement system, division of taxation, and the department of labor and training concerning unclaimed property, taxation collection, and pension benefit monitoring.
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2017-06-21
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6336IntroProvides that if the Rhode Island housing and mortgage finance corporation is a tax title purchaser, it shall not be liable for violations in connection with the tax title property, prior to the expiration of five (5) years from the date of the tax s...
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2017-06-20
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6337IntroPenalizes driving any motor vehicle required to be registered in this or any state without insurance or proof of insurance and abolish requirement that operator knew the vehicle was uninsured or unregistered making them strict liability offenses.
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2017-06-20
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5449IntroExpedites the foreclosure procedure on vacant property, and amends the provisions of the RIGL on tax sales in order to establish priorities of tax liens, clarify the effect of late recordings and simplify procedures in the event of a void sale.
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2017-06-20
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6338IntroMakes the owner of any vehicle not inspected as required by §§31-38-3 or 31-38-4 responsible for any fines or penalties imposed as a result of non-inspection and prohibits any law enforcement officer from citing the operator of said vehicle.
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2017-06-20
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6285IntroSubjects toll violators of out-of-state tolled projects to license and registration denial under certain circumstances.
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2017-06-20
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0073IntroCreates the "Uniform Act on the Prevention and Remedies for Human Trafficking" which would establish penalties and remedies for human trafficking.
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2017-06-15
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0282IntroProhibits the use of restraints on pregnant prisoners during transport to and from court proceedings by sheriffs and/or incarceration at the ACI with annual reports to the general assembly effective January 1, 2018.
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2017-06-15
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0539EngrossMakes driving under the influence with any child under thirteen (13) years of age in the vehicle a felony punishable by up to five (5) years imprisonment, a five thousand dollar ($5,000) fine, and a loss of license of up to two (2) years.
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2017-06-15
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0237IntroProvides that prisoners who were sentenced as adults for offenses committed prior to age eighteen would be eligible for parole after fifteen years.
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2017-06-15
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0932IntroProvides for the release of certain records pertaining to the investigation of 38 Studios, LLC.
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2017-06-15
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6302IntroCreates a prohibition on parking in electric vehicle charging stations without using the charging apparatus.
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2017-06-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6323IntroExcludes weekends and state holidays from the calculation of the forty-eight (48) hour public notice requirement, and requires all public bodies to keep minutes of open meetings and file their minutes with the secretary of state.
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2017-06-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0843IntroProvides that if the Rhode Island housing and mortgage finance corporation is a tax title purchaser, it shall not be liable for violations in connection with the tax title property, prior to the expiration of five (5) years from the date of the tax s...
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2017-06-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0692EngrossIncreases the amount of time, from fourteen (14) days to twenty-eight (28) days, for a summons to issue solely based on evidence obtained by use of an automated traffic-violation-detection system.
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2017-06-08
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0850IntroRequires the I-195 commission to conduct training for new commission members which would include training in ethics. It makes the commission subject to the open meetings acts, the access to public records acts and their exemptions.
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2017-06-08
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0597EngrossIncreases the guardianship ad litem maximum fee from $400 to $800 in guardian/limited guardianship proceedings.
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2017-06-07
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0230EngrossMakes assault and battery upon delivery persons a felony and mandates a maximum sentence of imprisonment of 3 years. Persons convicted of such an assault and battery while using a dangerous weapon, the minimum sentence is imprisonment for 5 years.
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2017-06-07
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0608IntroRequires local law enforcement to share information with local school departments for the purposes of notifying parents of students whose bus stop is within 1000 feet of the residence of level 3 sex offender.
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2017-06-07
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0808EngrossDefines the terms "conduit" and "earmarked" for purposes of reporting campaign contributions and eliminates the aggregate contribution limits and adds a prohibition of earmarked funds.
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2017-06-07
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5694IntroValidates certain conveyancing defects in various instruments executed by or affecting grantors, grantees, business entities, powers of attorney, probate fiduciaries, mortgage discharges and foreclosures or certain clerical defects.
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2017-06-06
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6257IntroProvides for the involuntary commitment of drug and intoxicating substance abusers who are a danger to themselves or others.
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2017-06-06
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0603EngrossRequires that matters adjudicated under the Automated School-Zone-Speed-Enforcement System Act of 2016 be done in accordance with rules promulgated by the Chief Magistrate of the Traffic Tribunal.
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2017-06-01
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0605EngrossAllows those individuals with prior convictions for possession with intent to deliver or crimes of violence, to be eligible for the drug court program in Superior Court.
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2017-06-01
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0384EngrossEliminates rent abatement as a penalty in case where a non-resident landlord does not designate an agent for service of process.
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2017-06-01
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0398EngrossChanges the responsibility of making appointments to certain advisory and exchange commissions from the lieutenant governor to the senate president.
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2017-05-26
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6223IntroProvides that an owner or operator of a mobile home park would not increase rent in an amount greater than the average annual increase of the Consumer Price Index for the preceding thirty-six (36) month period, unless under certain circumstances.
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2017-05-24
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6202IntroMakes persons seventy (70) years of age or older eligible for exemption from jury service.
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2017-05-16
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5693IntroIncreases the percentage of unit owners needed to consent to the termination of a condominium from eighty percent (80%) to ninety percent (90%).
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2017-05-16
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6136IntroMakes refusal to submit to a chemical test admissible at trial and inserts implied consent notification for refusal to submit to chemical test for persons under eighteen (18) years of age.
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2017-05-10
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6121IntroRequires that all public bodies include as part of their agenda an open forum or public comment session wherein any citizen may speak on any topic whether or not on the agenda, for no more than five (5) minutes per speaker.
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2017-05-10
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6115IntroIncreases fines/penalties for failure to file timely campaign finance reports; increases information required in a declaration of candidacy; requires random audits of finance reports; and authorizes forfeiture of campaign funds for conviction of crim...
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2017-05-10
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6168IntroExempts fire districts and entities with no tax or policy making authority from certain posting requirements of open meetings act.
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2017-05-10
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5829IntroRemoves the July 1, 2018 sunset provision imposed by Chapters 325 and 406 of the 2013 Public Laws with respect to §34-27-3.2 ("mediation conference").
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2017-05-08
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5067IntroProhibits persons convicted of certain offenses involving domestic violence from owning or possessing firearms.
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2017-05-05
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0383EngrossEstablishes guidelines for the family court to use to decide petitions for visitation by grandparents based on a best interest of the grandchild standard.
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2017-05-05
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0761EngrossExempts fire districts and entities with no tax or policy making authority from certain posting requirements of open meetings act.
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2017-05-05
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0381EngrossExcludes weekends and state holidays from the calculation of the forty-eight (48) hour public notice requirement, and requires all public bodies to keep minutes of open meetings and file their minutes with the secretary of state.
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2017-05-05
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6057IntroProvides that failure to record a notice of lien by the real estate broker in accordance with chapter 49 of title 34, the commercial estate broker lien act, would result in dismissal of a complaint pursuant to the act.
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2017-05-02
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6060IntroProhibits the state from suspending or otherwise disqualifying a person from the privilege of maintaining a commercial driver license based on certain traffic violations arising from the operation of a non-commercial vehicle.
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2017-05-02
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6010IntroCreates the crimes against public trust act to punish crimes committed by public officers, provide restitution for the crimes, and extend the statute of limitations for wrongful conversion.
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2017-05-02
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6006IntroPermits the operation of low speed vehicles on certain Rhode Island roads under specific conditions.
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2017-05-02
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6009IntroMakes driving under the influence with any child under thirteen (13) years of age in the vehicle a felony punishable by up to five (5) years imprisonment, a five thousand dollar ($5,000) fine, and a loss of license of up to two (2) years.
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2017-05-02
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6021IntroProhibits federal immigration authorities from access to certain identified sensitive locations, except unless very limited circumstances.
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2017-05-02
To House Judiciary Committee
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