Bills Pending Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee

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RIS2429IntroExpands jurisdiction of the family court related to custody or guardianship of immigrant children to include immigrant persons between (18) years and (21) years of age for purposes of abuse and neglect determinations in accordance with federal law.
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2018-06-20
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RIS2134EngrossDirects the attorney general to report annually to the general assembly on the incidence and disposition of crimes involving guns.
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2018-06-20
[Hearing: Jun 20]
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RIS2823EngrossProvides that an LEP interpreter shall not be compelled to testify in any civil or criminal action wherein communication is privileged pursuant to statutory or common law
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2018-06-20
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RIS2516IntroProhibits nonprofit hospitals from real and personal property tax exemptions if nonprofit converts to a for-profit and then back to a nonprofit.
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2018-06-20
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RIS2030IntroRepeals requirement that law enforcement officers issue only warnings of the risks to persons leaving child under 7 years unattended in motor vehicle.
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2018-06-20
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RIS2145IntroAuthorizes a city or town clerk/recorder of deeds, at the clerk's/recorder's option, to accept electronic documents for recording real property and land records and to index and store those documents.
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2018-06-20
[Hearing: Jun 20]
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RIS2683IntroEstablishes the Rhode Island chapter of the children’s advocacy center, a community based organization that would provide a child-friendly, safe and neutral location from which a multidisciplinary team would act in response to child abuse allegatio...
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2018-06-20
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RIS2871EngrossProvides an opportunity for employees affected by plant closings or mass layoffs to furnish competitive bids to purchase businesses otherwise at risk of reducing workforce.
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2018-06-20
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RIS2284EngrossEnables newspaper motor route carriers to have installed upon them forward viewing a rotating amber beam lights.
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2018-06-19
[Hearing: Jun 20]
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RIH8289IntroEstablish a uniform election day for all local and special elections.
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2018-06-19
[Hearing: Jun 20]
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RIS2353EngrossRequires representatives of educational programs to notify their leadership of all reports of sexual abuse who shall notify the department of children, youth and families and the school superintendent.
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2018-06-19
[Hearing: Jun 20]
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RIS2614IntroRequires that a death certificate reflect the decedent’s gender identity, as reported by the next of kin.
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2018-06-19
[Hearing: Jun 20]
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RIH8232IntroRequires representatives of educational programs to notify their leadership of all reports of sexual abuse who shall notify the department of children, youth and families and the school superintendent.
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2018-06-19
[Hearing: Jun 20]
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RIH7182IntroProhibits 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, 2019.
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2018-06-19
[Hearing: Jun 20]
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RIS2867EngrossMakes 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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2018-06-15
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RIS2577IntroProvides that the state medical examiner is to conduct a multi-disciplinary team review of drug-related overdose deaths.
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2018-06-13
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RIS2135IntroIncreases the penalty for repeat convictions for animal cruelty.
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2018-06-13
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RIS2426IntroMandates each motor vehicle policy insurer provide a weekly record of each policy to the department of motor vehicles. A vehicle owner not insured for four (4) reporting periods must be notified to meet certain requirements.
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2018-06-13
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RIS2458EngrossNarrows the definition of an adult for the purposes of proceedings in family court to only those eighteen (18) years of age and older.
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2018-06-13
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RIH8290IntroAuthorizes a police chief emeritus special license plate for Gary Malikowski, former police chief of West Greenwich.
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2018-06-12
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RIH8303IntroProvides immunity to persons donating food to food banks.
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2018-06-12
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RIH8304IntroAllows the Scituate town council to propose a town charter to the voters at the next general election, subject to ratification by the general assembly.
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2018-06-08
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RIS2444IntroIncludes coverage for residential property for vandalism and malicious mischief unless the property has been vacant for more than sixty (60) days.
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2018-06-06
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RIH7384IntroRequires that all persons serving on boards and commissions appointed by the governor have a connection to the state through residence or licensure.
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2018-06-06
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RIH8291IntroHouse Resolution Requesting An Independent Investigation Of Failures Within The State Of Rhode Island's Executive Office Of Health And Human Services (eohhs)
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2018-06-06
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RIS2686IntroAuthorizes the Middletown municipal court to impose fines not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) for the violation of the town's short-term residential leases ordinance. Such violation shall be considered a civil violation.
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2018-06-06
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RIS2896EngrossAllows distribution and utilization of narcotic testing products to assist persons in determining whether drugs contain toxic substances.
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2018-06-06
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RIS2442EngrossRequires that any use of a premises for marijuana cultivation be disclosed in any real estate transaction.
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2018-06-06
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RIH8252IntroEnables all persons with at least two (2) years law enforcement or military work experience to work as a school security employee regardless of the nature, source or amount of their other income.
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2018-06-06
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RIH8251IntroRequires police officers receive mental health training in compliance with commission certified standards for persons suffering from mental illness/substance use disorder/intellectual/developmental disabilities.
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2018-06-06
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RIH7737IntroPermits adults with valid foreign driver's licenses to drive in Rhode Island in compliance with Geneva Convention.
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2018-06-06
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RIH8272IntroClarifies the application of elections law to financial town or district meetings.
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2018-06-01
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RIS2447EngrossEntitles person to have criminal conviction records expunged if the offense is decriminalized subsequent to the conviction.
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2018-06-01
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RIS2604IntroDelineates the definitions of felony, misdemeanor and petty misdemeanor.
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2018-06-01
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RIS2291EngrossProvides that cell phone tracking notice and warrant requirements do not apply to location information obtained by court order intercepting wire/oral communications or pen registers/trap and trace devices.
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2018-05-31
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RIS2420IntroJoint Resolution Creating A Special Task Force To Investigate And Make Recommendations For Any Changes To The Law, Court Rules Or To Policies And Procedures Currently In Place To Enhance The Timely And Complete Disclosure Of Discoverable Material In ...
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2018-05-31
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RIH8208IntroRequires state departments, agencies to promulgate rules and regulations prior to the first day of the next legislative session after passage with general assembly oversight committees to keep public record of same.
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2018-05-29
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RIH8190IntroChanges the period of time a voter may have to change their party affiliation from the 90th day preceding any primary election for which the voter is eligible to the 29th day preceding any primary election for which the voter is eligible.
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2018-05-29
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RIH8189IntroEstablishes the "Short-Term Rentals Act" which sets forth requirements for short-term listing services and short-term rental providers when renting to a person for less than thirty (30) days.
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2018-05-29
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RIH8191IntroAdds Rhode Island certified state constables to the definition of peace officer.
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2018-05-29
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RIH8148IntroAmends towing storage act and clarifies towing and storage issues.
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2018-05-29
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RIH8219IntroRepeals the authorization for the town of Lincoln to establish municipal court (§ 45-2-51), and adopts an extensive authorization for the town of Lincoln to establish a municipal court – municipal housing court.
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2018-05-29
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RIS2308IntroExcludes evaluations or other personnel records of public school employees from being deemed public records.
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2018-05-25
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RIS2453EngrossRaises the minimum attorneys' fee awarded to a claimant from fifty dollars ($50) to two hundred fifty dollars ($250) in certain instances in unemployment compensation matters.
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2018-05-25
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RIS2589EngrossProvides immunity to persons donating food to food banks.
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2018-05-25
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RIS2022IntroProvides that a child in foster care on eighteenth birthday due to filing of petition may elect to continue with DCYF and under supervision of the court until age twenty-one (21) provided certain circumstances are met.
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2018-05-25
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RIS2433EngrossAllows a person to make satisfactory arrangements for the payment of motor vehicle fines or costs, and would permit a person to request an ability to pay hearing before a license is suspended for failure to pay such fines or costs.
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2018-05-25
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RIS2632IntroLimits 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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2018-05-25
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RIS2865EngrossAllows a minor to bring specified malpractice actions at any time up to reaching twenty-one (21) years of age.
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2018-05-25
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RIS2024EngrossAdds alcohol and alcohol-related overdoses and possession or transportation of alcohol by an underage person, to the Good Samaritan Overdose Prevention Act.
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2018-05-25
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