Bills Pending Rhode Island Senate Judiciary Committee

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RIS2463Intro
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PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- CODE OF ETHICS - Requires appointments to the Ethics Commission obtain the advice and consent of the senate.
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2024-02-12
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RIS2459Intro
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HUMAN SERVICES -- THE RHODE ISLAND WORKS PROGRAM - Removes the requirement that families consent to, and cooperate with the department of human services in establishing paternity and enforcing child and medical support orders as a condition of eligib...
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2024-02-12
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RIS2461Intro
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INSURANCE -- UNFAIR CLAIMS SETTLEMENT PRACTICES ACT - Defines a "consumer accessible fair market value" for a vehicle valuation figure.
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2024-02-12
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RIS2451Intro
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CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS - Prohibits any city or town or licensing authority from charging more than forty dollars ($40.00
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2024-02-12
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RIS2453Intro
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HIGHWAYS -- RHODE ISLAND TURNPIKE AND BRIDGE AUTHORITY - Extends the repayment period for toll violations, and requires the RI transit and bridge authority to notify frequent violators by certified mail that their driver's license may be in jeopardy ...
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2024-02-12
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RIS2445Intro
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Joint Resolution To Approve And Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution Of The State -- Referendum On Line Item Veto (this Proposed Amendment To The Constitution Would Provide The Governor With A Line Item Ve...
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2024-02-12
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RIS2456Intro
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ELECTIONS -- DECEPTIVE AND FRAUDULENT SYNTHETIC MEDIA IN ELECTION COMMUNICATIONS - Prohibits synthetic media within ninety (90
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2024-02-12
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RIS2452Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- QUASI-PUBLIC CORPORATIONS ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY ACT - Provides that compensation comparability studies of senior management, documents discussed at an open meeting, annual contracting reports, list of current...
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2024-02-12
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RIS2421Intro
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ELECTIONS -- MAIL BALLOTS - Requires that only the mail ballot voter/spouse/court appointed guardian/cohabitant/or adult person related to the voter by blood or marriage, be allowed to physically mail the voted mail ballot.
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2024-02-12
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RIS2420Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- BORN-ALIVE INFANT PROTECTION ACT - 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...
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2024-02-12
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RIS2460Intro
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ELECTIONS -- CONDUCT OF ELECTION AND VOTING EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES - Requires a write-in candidate to file a declaration of intent with the same office at which the declaration of candidacy would be filed, and require similar residency requirements f...
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2024-02-12
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RIS2446Intro
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CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS - Defines "crime gun" and requires law enforcement to submit crime gun or 2 fired cartridge cases seized to state crime laboratory or the BATF for testing and tracing and also requires 2 test-fired cartridge cases to be e...
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2024-02-12
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RIS2428Intro
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PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- RETIREMENT SYSTEM -- CONTRIBUTIONS AND BENEFITS - Provides that any benefit that a beneficiary is entitled to shall be exempt from lien, attachment or garnishment and would not be transferable or assignable and provid...
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2024-02-12
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RIS2438Intro
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PROPERTY - Limits the use of certain criminal records and credit history reports in denying housing to prospective applicants, and provides for fines for failure to comply, and requires notices of denials to be sent to the prospective tenants.
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2024-02-12
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RIS2418Intro
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ELECTIONS -- REGISTRATION OF VOTERS - Allows non-affiliated party voters to vote in party primaries, without becoming an affiliated party voter.
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2024-02-12
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RIS2435Intro
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DELINQUENT AND DEPENDENT CHILDREN -- PROCEEDINGS IN FAMILY COURT - Prohibits a peace officer, as defined in § 12-7-21, from employing threats, physical harm, deprivation, deception, coercion, or psychologically manipulative interrogation tactics dur...
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2024-02-12
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RIS2441Intro
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CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- COMMERCIAL SEXUAL ACTIVITY - Under certain circumstances, provides immunity from arrest and prosecution for prostitution, procurement of sexual conduct for a fee, loitering for prostitution and soliciting from motor vehicles for ...
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2024-02-12
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RIS2432Intro
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CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- THEFT, EMBEZZLEMENT, FALSE PRETENSES, AND MISAPPROPRIATION - Provides for tiered and reduced penalties for the offenses of larceny, and shoplifting, classifies certain shoplifting offenses as petty misdemeanors and repeals habitu...
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2024-02-12
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RIS2444Intro
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CITIES AND TOWNS -- COUNCILS AND GOVERNING BODIES - Provides that the Interlocal Risk Management trust would be subject to the department of business regulation and the attorney general conducting investigations of trust practices in the areas of hea...
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2024-02-12
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RIS2423Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- MEDICAL ETHICS DEFENSE ACT - Establishes the right of a medical practitioner, healthcare institution, or healthcare payer not to participate in or pay for any medical procedure or service this violates their conscience.
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2024-02-12
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RIS2455Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES -- FOSTER PARENTS' BILL OF RIGHTS - Requires DCYF to prepare an annual report of all findings of suspected and/or verified violations of this chapter and share report on its w...
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2024-02-12
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RIS2433Intro
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TOWNS AND CITIES -- ACTIONS BY AND AGAINST TOWNS - Requires a municipality to disclose on their official website the specific issues, details and costs of any legal action of which the town or city is a named defendant.
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2024-02-12
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RIS2426Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- OPEN MEETINGS - Allows school committees to add item(s
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2024-02-12
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RIS2439Intro
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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- SENTENCE AND EXECUTION - Requires the courts to consider the parental status of the defendant at the time of sentencing and allows the defendant to present a family impact statement, including testimony, videos and documents rel...
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2024-02-12
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RIS2417Intro
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PROPERTY -- RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT - Creates a tenant bill of rights to the right to counsel, the right to habitability, the right to organize free, the right to be free from discrimination, the right to first refusal if the landlord dec...
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2024-02-12
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RIS2454Intro
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CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- EXPUNGEMENT OF CRIMINAL RECORDS - Permits those persons with felony convictions to have up to six misdemeanor offenses expunged from their criminal record.
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2024-02-12
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RIS2447Intro
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ELECTIONS -- STATEWIDE REFERENDA ELECTIONS - Amends certain election statutes to require ballot questions be written in plain language reasonably calculated to be understood by persons with an eighth-grade reading level.
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2024-02-12
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RIS2457Intro
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DELINQUENT AND DEPENDENT CHILDREN -- PROCEEDINGS IN FAMILY COURT - Establishes concurrent jurisdiction between the Rhode Island Family Court and the Federal Government for the purposes of adjudicating minors who have allegedly committed a crime while...
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2024-02-12
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RIS2449Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- EQUIPMENT AND ACCESSORIES GENERALLY - Adds the Providence Canteen vehicles to the authorized emergency vehicles equipped with a siren, whistle or bell.
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2024-02-12
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RIS2440Intro
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INSURANCE -- MOTOR VEHICLE REPLACEMENT PARTS - Prohibits insurance companies from refusing to use after market parts that are greater than 48 months and less than 72 months from the date of manufacture, provided the repairer has written consent from ...
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2024-02-12
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RIS2434Intro
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CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- DISORDERLY CONDUCT -- UNLAWFUL INTERFERENCE WITH TRAFFIC - Criminalizes and sets mandatory minimum sentences for the unlawful interference with traffic upon the federal and state highways of this state.
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2024-02-12
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RIS2462Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- SOLITARY CONFINEMENT REFORM ACT - Establishes the restrictive housing oversight committee ("committee"
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2024-02-12
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RIS2429Intro
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CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- OBSCENE AND OBJECTIONABLE PUBLICATIONS AND SHOWS - Establishes, as an affirmative defense to the crimes of circulating obscene publications or shows and selling or exhibiting obscene publications to minors, the person's employmen...
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2024-02-12
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RIS2442Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- PREVENTION AND SUPPRESSION OF CONTAGIOUS DISEASES -- HIV/AIDS - Repeals the required HIV testing for an individual convicted under chapter 34.1 of title 11 and allows the option for HIV testing for any person convicted under this...
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2024-02-12
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RIS2448Intro
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PROPERTY -- RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT - 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 cons...
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2024-02-12
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RIS2419Intro
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CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- CHILDREN - 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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2024-02-12
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RIS2431Intro
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Joint Resolution To Approve, Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution Of The State -- Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Discrimination (this Joint Resolution Proposes An Amendment To The State Constitution, ...
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2024-02-12
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RIS2427Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- 2024 REAPPOINTMENT OF PERSONS SERVING IN POSITIONS REQUIRING ADVICE AND CONSENT ACT - Directs the governor to annually provide the senate with names of appointees to boards whose terms are expiring and who require advi...
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2024-02-12
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RIS2458Intro
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ELECTIONS -- CONDUCT OF ELECTION AND VOTING EQUIPMENT, AND SUPPLIES - Includes the general assembly elections within the category of elections subject to the risk-limiting audits within the jurisdiction of the board of elections.
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2024-02-12
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RIS2430Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1990 - Defines "anti-Semitism" for the state human affairs commission to use while investigating and working to resolve complaints of discrimination and for the commission against prejudice and ...
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2024-02-12
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RIS2416Intro
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Senate Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study The Impact And Potential Economic Benefits Of Bail Reforms On Black Rhode Islanders And The State (creates An Eleven (11) Member Commission To Study The Impact And Potential Economi...
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2024-02-12
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RIS2422Intro
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CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- CHILDREN - Amends the statute punishing child pornography by replacing the term "child pornography" with the term "child sexual abuse material."
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2024-02-12
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RIS2425Intro
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ELECTIONS -- PRIMARIES FOR ELECTION OF DELEGATES TO NATIONAL CONVENTIONS AND FOR PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE - Spells out rules and regulations for the presidential preference primary elections, and would also provide rules for ranked choice voting tabul...
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2024-02-12
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RIS2424Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- PARENTS BILL OF RIGHTS ACT - Provides for a parents' bill of rights related to the health, education and welfare of their minor children.
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2024-02-12
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RIS2443Intro
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Joint Resolution Joint Resolution To Approve And Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution -- Removing Provisions Providing For Election By Plurality (this Joint Resolution Would Propose To The Voters Of The St...
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2024-02-12
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RIS2450Intro
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PROPERTY -- SELF-SERVICE STORAGE FACILITIES - Amends notice requirements for self-storage facility before perfecting lien, to wit; 7 consecutive days of publication on a publicly accessible website or subsequent written notice to lessee, or publicati...
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2024-02-12
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RIS2436Intro
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LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- RHODE ISLAND NONCOMPETITION AGREEMENT ACT - Prohibits noncompete agreements except for noncompete agreements between a seller and buyer of a business; creates civil action for an employer for the violation of an agreement...
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2024-02-12
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RIS2437Intro
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FOOD AND DRUGS -- UNIFORM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT - Amends the statutory penalties for a second and third possession of marijuana offense to conform to the penalties promulgated in the Rhode Island cannabis act.
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2024-02-12
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RIS2262Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- HEALTHCARE PROVIDER SHIELD ACT - Creates a protective legal shield for healthcare providers, precluding any civil/criminal action by other states/persons against healthcare providers involving persons seeking access to transgende...
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2024-02-08
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RIS2263Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- ELECTRONIC MONITORING IN NURSING AND ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES - Allows electronic monitoring of residents or private living unit in nursing or assisted living facility with certain restrictions.
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2024-02-08
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