Bills Pending Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee

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RIH6041IntroEstablishes a voluntary mutual consent sibling adoption registry where adult adopted children and adult siblings can identify each other.
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2017-03-30
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6037IntroAllows the Honorable Scott Avedisian to join Alicia Elizabeth Seguin and Joshua Michael Sylvain in marriage on or about May 6, 2017, within the City of Warwick, Rhode Island.
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2017-03-30
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6040IntroAuthorizes the attorney general to enter into agreements with other states and counties from other states to recognize and give reciprocity to concealed weapon permit holders allowing them to carry concealed weapons in this state.
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2017-03-30
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6039IntroSets forth the application requirements for concealed carry permits for firearms, provides an appellate procedure if the application is denied and makes those records exempt from the Access to Public Records Act.
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2017-03-30
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6020IntroAllows Azarig Kooloian, Jr., to join Kim Kooloian and David Anthony Ventris in marriage on or about June 24, 2017, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
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2017-03-29
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5399IntroHouse Resolution Recognizing The Fetus As A Human Life Upon The Existence Of A Heartbeat
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2017-03-29
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0070EngrossRequires that parole board members appointed by the governor require the advice and consent of the senate.
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2017-03-29
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0387EngrossAllows William J. Gately, Jr., Esq., to join Caroline Stuart Barr and James W. Gately in marriage on or about August 26, 2017, within the Town of Bristol, Rhode Island.
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2017-03-29
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0280EngrossAllows Leonette Marie Tanquay to join Lynne Elizabeth Daigneault and Gregg Noury in marriage on or about June 16, 2017, within the Town of Smithfield, Rhode Island.
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2017-03-29
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0278EngrossProspectively limits appointments and reappointments to the parole board to 3 years.
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2017-03-29
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6019IntroAllows Joshua Jaye DelVecchio to join Ashley Suzanne Boulais and Christopher Grayson in marriage on or about June 2, 2017, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
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2017-03-29
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0281EngrossCreates joint committee to compile suggestions for repeal of statutes, regulations, and executive orders.
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2017-03-29
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RIH6021IntroProhibits federal immigration authorities from access to certain identified sensitive locations, except unless very limited circumstances.
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2017-03-29
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RIH5969IntroAuthorizes the town council of the town of Warren to create a municipal housing court and defines that court's jurisdiction.
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2017-03-28
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5950IntroAllows the North Kingstown Municipal Court to issue arrest warrants.
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2017-03-28
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5928IntroPermits the prior owner of a parcel of land taken by eminent domain, but unused for the purpose intended, to repurchase at the acquisition price.
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2017-03-28
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RIH5306IntroDecreases from twelve percent (12%) per annum to six percent (6%) per annum the statutory interest rate added to judicial civil action money damage judgments.
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2017-03-28
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5552IntroMakes it civil violation for commercial property owners to allow storm water runoff to flood, erode or otherwise damage abutting property. Violations of this section would be punishable by a civil fine and order of restitution.
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2017-03-28
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5718IntroRequires that a tortfeasor's share of a judgment be borne by all parties to the action in accordance with their pro rata share of culpability whenever a tortfeasor is found to be unable to satisfy their share.
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2017-03-28
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5305IntroProvides that interest on judgments would accrue from the date of the filing of the civil action and not the date the cause of action accrued and would also apply to medical malpractice claims. Takes effect January 1, 2017.
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2017-03-28
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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2017-03-28
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5712IntroOriginal tortfeasor is liable for a injuries victim suffers due to negligent third-party treatment.
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2017-03-28
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5867IntroProvides 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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2017-03-28
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5302IntroRequires that when a judge of color on a state or municipal court leaves the bench, they would be replaced by a person of color.
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2017-03-28
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RIH5303IntroRequires that the judicial selection commission be composed of at least three (3) members of color.
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2017-03-28
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5522IntroPermits tenants of multi-unit residences to terminate their lease agreements if no action is taken to remedy the presence of secondhand smoke.
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2017-03-28
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RIH5949IntroExcludes the state and municipalities from the definition of "owner" for the purposes of liability limitations relating to public use of private lands.
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2017-03-28
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5874IntroAuthorizes the city of Woonsocket to establish a municipal housing court to consider potential violations of city zoning ordinances and applicable state laws and code provisions.
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2017-03-28
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5301IntroRequires that the judicial selection commission actively and aggressively solicit members of color to apply for judicial appointments, including practicing members of the Rhode Island Bar residing in border states.
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2017-03-28
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5719IntroProvides that no party would be deemed jointly liable in tort for an injury to person or property unless it is determined that such person is at least fifty-one percent (51%) liable in tort for the injury.
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2017-03-24
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5158IntroProhibits abortions solely as a means of sex selection.
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2017-03-24
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5100IntroDefines and regulates, and in some cases, prohibit dismemberment abortions.
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2017-03-24
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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2017-03-24
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6007IntroExtend the limitation on political contributions for state or municipal vendors and establishes significant penalties for violations.
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2017-03-24
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6006IntroPermits the operation of low speed vehicles on certain Rhode Island roads under specific conditions.
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2017-03-24
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6008IntroAllows a person appointed as a primary official to be an employee of the United States, of this state, or of any city or town of this state.
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2017-03-24
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5830IntroRepeals the requirement of notice to husband of a patient before an abortion procedure.
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2017-03-24
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5710IntroProvides persons under limited guardianship, guardianship conservatorship with rights designed to protect them from mental, physical and financial abuse by guardians and conservators retroactively and prospectively.
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2017-03-24
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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2017-03-24
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5343IntroProhibits the state from interfering with a woman's decision to prevent, commence, continue, or terminate a pregnancy prior to fetal viability.
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2017-03-24
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5991IntroRequires that motor vehicles lawfully seized by police officers for investigation or for lack of registration not be released to their owners until the towing charges are paid and valid registration certificates are produced.
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2017-03-23
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5988IntroProvides that fees for costs charged for search, retrieval or copies of public records shall be waived for a member of the general assembly who certifies that they are acting in their official capacity.
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2017-03-23
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5987IntroMandates that any traffic offense in the Rhode Island traffic tribunal or any municipal court, that is dismissed shall be expunged and deleted from court records within 48 hours.
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2017-03-23
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5989IntroProhibits surveillance on any public roadway in the state unless specifically authorized by statute or court order and provides for the confidentiality of information collected or stored.
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2017-03-23
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5990IntroAmends 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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2017-03-23
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5515IntroCreates standards for responding to immigration detainees for the law enforcement officials' transportation of inmates, who are the subject of immigration detainers or administrative warrants.
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2017-03-22
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5512IntroRequires the attorney general to, within ninety (90) days of a complaint alleging a violation of the open meetings law, file a report detailing the results of the investigation into that complaint. The report would be deemed a public record.
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2017-03-22
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5856IntroAmends the open meeting act.
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2017-03-22
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5970IntroRequires the board of elections to report all votes received by write-in candidates.
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2017-03-22
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5734IntroEliminates the statute of limitations for second-degree sexual assault.
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2017-03-22
To House Judiciary Committee
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