Bills Pending Rhode Island House Judiciary Committee

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RIH6482Intro

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Prohibits the sale or transfer of ammunition unless the purchaser successfully undergoes a background check.
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2021-06-29
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6464Intro

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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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2021-06-29
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0744Engross

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; Creates new section for electric bicycles, mandates manufactures to provide label of classification of electric bike.
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2021-06-24
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6455Intro

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Makes the hate crime sentencing enhancement applicable to petty misdemeanors.
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2021-06-22
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6456Intro

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Amend the title of Chapter 12-30 of the General Laws to be "The Jennifer Rivera Witness Protection Act".
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2021-06-22
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0670Engross

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Changes the definition of "elder person" for purposes of exploitation of elders from a person sixty-five (65) years of age or older to a person sixty (60) years of age or older.
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2021-06-16
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0729Engross

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Expands and creates civil causes of action for certain protected groups who experience threats or intimidation.
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2021-06-10
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6410Intro

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Makes custodial confession of criminal suspect presumptively inadmissible if made by juvenile, or person with impairment, serious mental disability suffering from substance abuse withdrawal and was procured through deception
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2021-06-09
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6375Intro

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Allows the publication of legal notices on the state's official website, which would satisfy the requirements for the publication of any statutorily-required notice, advertisement, or other written matter in a newspaper.
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2021-06-02
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0734Engross

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Establishes a military family advocacy program to address child abuse and neglect in military families.
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2021-05-19
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6330Intro

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Creates temporary non-liquidating receivership program for businesses with substantial revenue decline after declared emergency/suspended/ceased substantial part of operation resulting by emergency police/regulatory powers.
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2021-05-18
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6269Intro

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Criminalizes as disorderly conduct the act of interfering with the lawful movement of traffic on any highway.
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2021-05-12
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6298Intro

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Prohibits any on-duty or off-duty law enforcement officer from utilizing any robot, police robot dog, or UAV, whether armed or unarmed, within the scope of their employment.
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2021-05-12
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0518Intro

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Delineates the definitions of felony, misdemeanor and petty misdemeanor.
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2021-05-05
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6235Intro

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Establishes a military family advocacy program to address child abuse and neglect in military families.
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2021-04-27
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6174Intro

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Establishes a volunteer DNA defender advocates program for law students.
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2021-04-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6104Intro

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Requires all police officers to be certified through the municipal police training academy and complete mandatory continuing education and create a process in which the police may be decertified for failure to maintain proper certification.
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2021-04-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6148Intro

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Mandates the courts to release defendant on alleged probation violation.
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2021-04-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5728Intro

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Authorizes state police to provide retention/storage of municipal police officers body camera footage.
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2021-04-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5140Intro

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Amends the law enforcement officers’ bill of rights to require that a person wishing to serve as a third member of a hearing committee attend training and would amend the suspension period for minor violations and the appeals procedure.
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2021-04-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6152Intro

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Amends law enforcement officers' bill of rights.
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2021-04-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6153Intro

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Amends the law enforcement officers' bill of rights to provide greater accountability in the disciplinary process over law enforcement officers.
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2021-04-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5885Intro

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Mandates that police officers qualify in the use of firearms in both daylight and nighttime conditions two (2) times per year and that correctional officers qualify every year instead of once every two (2) years.
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2021-04-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5985Intro

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Provides that only RI attorneys can act as title insurance agents and determine insurability and marketability. Limits discount title insurance premiums and restricts sharing premiums.
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2021-04-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5993Intro

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Provides police reform by requiring body cameras and makes certain methods of restraint a felony such as chokeholds and using the foot as a weapon.
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2021-04-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6145Intro

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Provides for an earned compliance credits system to be used to reduce sentence duration and help reduce prison overcrowding.
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2021-04-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5995Intro

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Changes the criteria for distinguishing between felonies, misdemeanors and petty misdemeanors. It also changes the interpretation of the phrase "one year" wherever it appears in the general or public laws, to be three hundred sixty-four (364) days.
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2021-04-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5883Intro

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Requires each police officer during qualification and training sessions to fire a minimum of three hundred rounds effective July 1, 2021.
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2021-04-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5613Intro

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Increases committee in law enforcement officers’ bill of rights hearing to 5, three as permanent. Hearings commenced in 15 days, allow for summary suspension of 5 days and would mandate pay suspended while the case is pending.
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2021-04-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6171Intro

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Prohibits physical sex characteristics surgery for children under 12 years of age, except to address an immediate risk of physical harm. Provides for a private course of action for violations with a 10 year statute of limitations.
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2021-04-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5869Intro

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Includes sworn law enforcement officers and Rhode Island state troopers in the group of persons who may obtain the name, address and telephone numbers of persons to whom nonpublished service is furnished.
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2021-04-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5884Intro

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Mandates that police officers qualify in the use of firearms two (2) times per year instead of one time annually.
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2021-04-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5552Intro

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Makes it unprofessional conduct for a physician not to take all reasonable steps to ensure that a viable fetus being carried by their patient is brought to term.
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2021-04-09
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5582Intro

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Enacts the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act and provides for the duties and obligations of medical personnel in certain circumstances.
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2021-04-09
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5996Intro

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House Resolution Recognizing The Fetus As A Human Life Upon The Existence Of A Heartbeat
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2021-04-09
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5037Intro

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Enacts the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act and provide for the duties and obligations of medical personnel in certain circumstances.
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2021-04-09
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5579Intro

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Crime for medical personnel to provide reasonable medical care to new born baby.
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2021-04-09
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5865Intro

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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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2021-04-09
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5572Intro

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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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2021-04-09
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5989Intro

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Prohibits discrimination against individuals who refuse to be vaccinated.
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2021-04-06
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6154Intro

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Requires any facility or business which teaches, gives lessons, classes or training to children and youth to have their prospective employees submit to a criminal background check, through the state or local police department, prior to them being hir...
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2021-04-06
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6085Intro

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Grants immunity from civil liability and professional disciplinary action for any action or inaction arising out of a disaster or declared emergency, when acting in good faith.
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2021-04-06
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6172Intro

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Waives costs of criminal background checks for employees of child day care, daycare centers, family daycare homes, group family daycare homes, child-placing agencies and residential childcare facilities that must be state licensed by DCYF.
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2021-04-06
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5990Intro

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Prohibits certain social media companies from censoring users speech by either removal of the user's speech or using algorithms to prevent the user's speech.
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2021-04-05
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6194Intro

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Makes possession of controlled substances civil violations punishable by a one hundred dollar ($100) fine for a first offense and up to three hundred dollars ($300) for subsequent offenses. Offenders would also have to complete drug counseling.
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2021-04-02
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS0128Engross

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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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2021-04-01
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH6088Intro

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Requires notice of the reservation of right to a jury trial in an arbitration proceeding be sent by email, delivery receipt requested with certified mail return receipt requested available if party does not have email.
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2021-03-31
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5630Intro

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Creates an accident compensation fund to provide payments and benefits to those injured by uninsured motorists, to be administered by the department of human services.
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2021-03-31
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5309Intro

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Imposes a moratorium on non-essential evictions/mortgage foreclosures during a state of emergency declared by the governor relating to residential property and establishes an eviction diversion program to resolve landlord-tenant eviction disputes.
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2021-03-31
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH5095Intro

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House Resolution Respectfully Requesting That Governor Raimondo Issue An Executive Order Imposing A Moratorium On Evictions Due To The Novel Coronavirus Disease (covid-19), While At The Same Time Exploring Ways To Protect Landlords
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2021-03-31
To House Judiciary Committee
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