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RIS0043IntroExpedites the foreclosure procedure on vacant property.
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2017-09-19
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0834IntroIncreases fines and penalties for failure to file timely campaign finance reports; increase the amount of information required in a declaration of candidacy.
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2017-06-30
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0236IntroProhibits discrimination in housing against those persons who have a lawful source of income.
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2017-06-30
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0427IntroProhibits any questioning of a juvenile who is suspected of delinquent or criminal behavior, unless the parent of guardian of the juvenile is present, or unless an attorney is present or the juvenile and their parents have waived their presence.
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2017-06-30
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5215IntroAllows the family court, after a fact-finding hearing establishing paternity, to terminate the parental rights of a person convicted of sexual assault which resulted in the birth of a child.
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2017-06-29
To House Judiciary Committee
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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2017-06-29
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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2017-06-27
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
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
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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
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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
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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
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
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
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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
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
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
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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
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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
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RIH6021IntroProhibits federal immigration authorities from access to certain identified sensitive locations, except unless very limited circumstances.
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2017-05-02
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5864IntroMakes litigation loan agreements subject to state usury statutes.
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2017-05-02
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5447IntroEstablishes the Fetal Protection Act, establishing certain actions to unborn children as crimes.
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2017-04-26
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5446IntroEnacts the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act and provide for the duties and obligations of medical personnel in certain circumstances.
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2017-04-26
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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2017-04-26
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5217IntroDefines as "litter" any commercial/private/political sign/poster/notice subject to penalty provisions of §37-15-7.
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2017-04-26
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5403IntroEliminates an exception in the revolving-door rule in the code of ethics.
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2017-04-26
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6083IntroCreates guidelines for the family court with respect to the examination of child witnesses in child custody cases and creates a rebuttable presumption of indefinite/permanent alimony for medically disabled spouses married for longer than 10 years.
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2017-04-26
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5554IntroProvides 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 under federal or state law.
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2017-04-25
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5154IntroProvides that no person convicted of a crime in which a fire arm was used to commit the offense shall be eligible for parole.
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2017-04-25
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5730IntroRequires applicants for a license or carry permit for firearms to undergo a national BCI.
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2017-04-25
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5866IntroMakes alteration of firearm identification marks punishable by not less than two (2) years imprisonment and by no more than five (5) years imprisonment.
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2017-04-25
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5263IntroAmends the statute for possession of firearms by minors.
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2017-04-25
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5156IntroPermits the possession of a stun-gun under the same license conditions which apply to possession of a pistol.
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2017-04-25
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5262IntroMakes it unlawful to carry a rifle or shotgun in a vehicle, except under limited circumstances and enhances the penalty to anyone who transfers a firearm as a minor which is then used in a crime of violence.
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2017-04-25
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5345IntroProvides 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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2017-04-25
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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2017-04-25
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5729IntroAllows 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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2017-04-25
To House Judiciary Committee
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