Bills Pending Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee

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RIS2775Engross
50%
Increases the criminal penalties for wage theft and employee misclassification.
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2022-06-07
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2125Engross
50%
Exempts full-time members of divisions of the state police, including the capitol police and the sheriff's department from the requirements of § 11-47-35.
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2022-06-07
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2475Engross
50%
Replaces terms "mentally retarded"/"retarded" or "alcoholic"/"drug abuser" used in general laws with "intellectual and/or developmental disability" or "person with an intellectual and/or developmental disability" or "person with substance use disorde...
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2022-06-07
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2535Engross
50%
Modifies the summons for eviction for reasons other than nonpayment of rent with the district court, to add a certificate of service section, and provides the option to post the summons/complaint conspicuously on door of the defendant/tenant's dwelli...
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2022-06-07
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2370Engross
50%
Prohibits questioning of a suspected juvenile offender unless a parent, guardian or attorney is present.
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2022-06-02
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2401Engross
50%
Gives an "unsworn" declaration given under the penalty of perjury the same effect as "a sworn" declaration, and subject to the criminal penalties for perjury.
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2022-06-02
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2397Engross
50%
Repeals the requirement that law enforcement officers issue only warnings of the risks to persons leaving a child under the age of seven (7) unattended in a motor vehicle.
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2022-05-26
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2805Engross
50%
Effective January 1, 2023, creates Superior Court jurisdiction over all appeals of tax administrators concerning assessment, deficiency, refund claim, license or permit. It creates an exemption for the taxpayer from prepayment as a condition preceden...
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2022-05-20
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH8277Intro
25%
Makes failure to report child abuse/neglect/sexual assault/battery of child by coach/teacher/school administrator a felony punishable by a fine up to $5,000/imprisonment up to 5 years or both.
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2022-05-20
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH8278Intro
25%
Owners of animals in RISPCA custody to pay for animal's care or animal may be forfeited.
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2022-05-20
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RIH8207Intro
25%
Provides that pre- and post-judgment interest on civil actions begin on the date of the filing of the civil action and be calculated based upon a rate equal to the coupon issue yield equivalent.
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2022-05-04
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH8194Intro
25%
Renames and repeals sections of the Narragansett Indian Land Corporation Act and acknowledges the Narragansett Indian Tribe as the sole aboriginal people sovereign to the territory of Rhode Island.
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2022-04-29
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7892Intro
25%
Provides for the sealing and unsealing of court files in residential eviction proceedings and provides that any eviction for nonpayment of rent, in which the rent arrearage is paid through a rent relief program, shall remain sealed permanently.
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2022-04-27
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7712Intro
25%
Replaces the terms "mentally retarded"/"retarded" as used in the general laws with the words "intellectual and/or developmental disability" or "person with an intellectual and/or developmental disability." Implements § 43-3-7.1.
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2022-04-27
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RIH7404Intro
25%
Establishes a testimonial privilege for communications with critical incident stress management peer support personnel.
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2022-04-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7938Intro
25%
Specifies and restricts use of excessive physical force by peace officers and creates a civil action for constitutional rights violations as well as impose a duty to intervene on officers on scene. Requires reporting of incident information.
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2022-04-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7711Intro
25%
Proposes revisions to the Comprehensive Community-Police Relationship Act of 2015.
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2022-04-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7689Intro
25%
Makes any acquittal or dismissal of any offense eligible for sealing under chapter 1 of title 12, lowers the time limitations for certain expungements and amends the eligibility requirements for certain expungements.
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2022-04-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7896Intro
25%
Decriminalizes possession of one ounce or less of any controlled substances classified in schedules I, II, III, IV and V except for the drug fentanyl.
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2022-04-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7691Intro
25%
Provides for release of misdemeanor arrestees without financial conditions, except for domestic violence or flight risk or obstruct of justice risk.
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2022-04-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7887Intro
25%
Requires the setting of bail for defendants coming before the court as alleged probation violators.
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2022-04-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7888Intro
25%
Requires conduct that creates an actual public disturbance that includes a gathering of people drawn to and watching the conduct, stopping, impeding or causing traffic, or creating similar public disturbances in order to constitute disorderly conduct...
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2022-04-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7190Intro
25%
Prohibits prosecutions for violations in this state if violation arises from same facts or acts for which defendant has been acquitted in another jurisdiction, unless there exists new evidence substantially warranting prosecution in this state.
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2022-04-13
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RIH8014Intro
25%
Adds a section to labor disputes that prevents the use of police as harassment in a labor dispute.
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2022-04-13
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RIH7715Intro
25%
Decriminalizes psilocybin and permit practitioners to prescribe its use when acting in good faith.
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2022-04-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH8009Intro
25%
Possession of one ounce of a controlled substance is reduced to a misdemeanor.
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2022-04-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7677Intro
25%
Increases the criminal penalties for wage theft and employee misclassification.
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2022-04-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH8011Intro
25%
Prohibits sheriffs from charging/accepting fees from any Rhode Island law enforcement agency for service of any temporary or 1-yr extreme risk protection order. Requires sheriffs to accept petitions/summons, by email, facsimile or other electronic me...
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2022-04-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7937Intro
25%
Police body cameras required. Restricts use of force. Mandates various police reporting.
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2022-04-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7760Intro
25%
Establishes conditions/policies/procedures for inmates' restrictive housing with guidelines/restrictions for disciplinary/ transitional disciplinary/step-down housing with annual report on DOC website.
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2022-04-13
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RIH7931Intro
25%
Amends the law enforcement officers' bill of rights to provide greater accountability in the disciplinary process over law enforcement.
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2022-04-12
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7306Intro
25%
Criminalizes the knowing and intentional failure of a physician, nurse, or other licensed medical person to provide reasonable medical care and treatment to an infant born alive as a felony.
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2022-04-07
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7458Intro
25%
House Resolution Recognizing The Fetus As A Human Life Upon The Existence Of A Heartbeat
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2022-04-07
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7189Intro
25%
Creates the Rhode Island Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, prohibiting the performance or induction of an abortion of an unborn child capable of feeling pain, unless necessary to prevent serious health risk to the unborn child’s mother. Eff...
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2022-04-07
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6600Intro
25%
Same as 21H-5572--Creates the Lila Manfield Sapinsley Compassionate Care Act, to provide a legal mechanism whereby a terminally ill patient may choose to end their life using drugs prescribed by a physician.
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2022-04-07
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7405Intro
25%
Enacts the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act and provide for the duties and obligations of medical personnel in certain circumstances.
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2022-04-07
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7307Intro
25%
Provides equal medicare for infants born-alive as a result of abortion procedure/natural delivery with violations subject to criminal penalties for medical personnel/loss of license/civil action for damages.
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2022-04-07
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2367Engross
50%
Further delineates the definitions of felony, misdemeanor and petty misdemeanor and violation.
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2022-04-06
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7312Intro
25%
Authorizes municipalities to publish public notices in any newspaper in circulation in the municipality or on any other platform designated by ordinance.
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2022-04-05
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7699Intro
25%
Makes possession of a catalytic converter by any person, other than a salvage yard, muffler shop or automobile or truck repair shop, presumptive evidence that the converter was stolen.
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2022-04-05
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH8010Intro
25%
Permits those other residents of a residential dwelling unit to extend the term of the rental agreement for a period not to exceed three (3) months after the death of the lessee.
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2022-04-05
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7702Intro
25%
Creates a mandatory jail sentence of ten (10) years for two or more people who break into a business with the intent to steal.
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2022-04-05
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7676Intro
25%
Establishes organized retail crime act which criminalizes the concerted action of 3 or more people that engage in organized theft from retail stores. Punishable by up to 5 years imprisonment with forfeiture provisions.
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2022-04-05
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH8037Intro
25%
Changes the definition of owner to exclude the state and municipalities for the purposes of liability limitations relating to public use of private lands.
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2022-04-05
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7413Intro
25%
Prohibits the use of hazardous waste or solid waste as fill on any construction site project and renders the use of such soil as fill a felony.
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2022-04-05
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7311Intro
25%
Allows the publication of legal notices on the state's official website and a corresponding local newspaper satisfying the requirements for the publication of any statutorily-required notice, advertisement, or other written matter in a newspaper.
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2022-04-05
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7899Intro
25%
Amend several chapters regarding the operation of bikes on state highways and interaction with motor vehicles, aggressive honking, reckless driver accountability program & speed limits in thickly settled areas/business districts.
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2022-04-05
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7900Intro
25%
Abolishes common law marriages entered into in this state on or after January 1, 2023, while recognizing the validity of any common law marriage entered into or adjudicated to exist before January 1, 2023.
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2022-04-05
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7704Intro
25%
Grants immunity to any person engaged in or witnessing commercial sexual activity if they report the offense to law enforcement and in good faith assist or attempt to assist in the investigation of offense, even if they later withdraw their cooperati...
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2022-04-05
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH8013Intro
25%
Makes possession of a used catalytic converter a felony and requires recycling service providers to maintain certain records relative to catalytic converters.
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2022-04-05
To House Judiciary Committee
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