Bills Pending Rhode Island Senate Judiciary Committee

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RIS0865Intro

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Amends the law enforcement officers' bill of rights to provide greater accountability in the disciplinary process over law enforcement.
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2021-06-30
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0505Intro

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Increases number of committee members in law enforcement officers’ bill of rights hearing to 5 and mandates hearings be commenced within 15 days /mandates officer charged with felony or imprisoned on misdemeanor have pay suspended while case is pen...
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2021-06-30
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH5485Engross

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Allows school committees to add item(s) to their agendas for the purposes of discussion only without having to publish notice of the additional item(s).
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2021-06-29
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0986Intro

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Makes the Mill Damn Act subject to the provisions of the Freshwater Wetlands Act as it related to Johnson's Pond in the town of Coventry.
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2021-06-27
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH5392Engross

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Requires initial, biennial, and continuing education in land use law and planning for local planning and zoning board members.
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2021-06-25
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH5769Engross

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A provider of a club, facility, or services to a consumer must stop automatic deductions from the consumer’s account or credit card within thirty (30) calendar days of receiving a notice to stop from the consumer.
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2021-06-25
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH5853Engross

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Forbids an employer to require an employee to execute a nondisclosure agreement or non-disparagement agreement regarding alleged violations of civil rights or criminal conduct as a condition of employment.
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2021-06-25
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0254Intro

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License required for advanced recycling facilities. No licensing within two (2) miles residential zone, school, place of worship or waterway or wetlands, except this prohibition shall not apply to grandfathered operations.
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2021-06-23
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0527Intro

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Prohibits new high-heat waste processing facilities.
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2021-06-23
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH5188Engross

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Prohibits the sale, offer of sale, trade or distribution of fur products as defined and makes any violation punishable by a fine of five hundred dollars ($500) up to five thousand dollars ($5,000) and up to one year in jail.
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2021-06-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0957Intro

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Removes the requirement that a credit bureau, at a minimum, utilizes at least one additional identifier to confirm the identity of the person who is the subject of the credit inquiry.
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2021-06-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH5141Engross

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Increases the age of children able to utilize a recorded forensic interview for cases of sexual abuse in grand jury testimony -- child assault from age fourteen (14) to age eighteen (18).
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2021-06-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH6004Engross

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Entitles disabled and military voters to utilize electronically transmitted ballots.
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2021-06-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0958Intro

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Allows a classified employee to seek elected office provided that they resign their position upon being elected.
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2021-06-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0956Intro

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Establishes appropriate disability language and authorizes law revision director to replace inappropriate disability language in general law with appropriate language.
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2021-06-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0424Intro

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Provides that fifty dollars ($50.00) of the filing fee paid to the HUD-approved agency for the mediation conference involving the mortgagee and mortgagor, shall be paid to the Rhode Island Legal Services.
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2021-06-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0933Intro

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Requires that school committee terms expire on election day for cities and towns holding elections every four (4) years except for the city of Central Falls.
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2021-06-14
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH5283Engross

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Requires all foster parents to undergo sensitivity training regarding the culture of their foster child.
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2021-06-11
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH6042Intro

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Authorizes the secretary of state and board of elections to conduct an extensive cybersecurity assessment of our election systems and facilities and to establish a cybersecurity review board.
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2021-06-11
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0932Intro

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Modifies the summons for reasons other than nonpayment of rent to add a certificate of service section and provides for posting of summons and complaint on tenant's dwelling door. Effective January 1, 2022.
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2021-06-08
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0916Intro

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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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2021-06-08
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH5600Engross

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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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2021-06-04
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0869Intro

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Defines a used part and create standards for use of used parts in physically damaged motor vehicles upon the insurance company and the automobile body shop.
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2021-06-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0723Intro

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Provides that if an insured has one or more motor vehicles with uninsured motorist’s coverage, the insured is permitted to collect up to the aggregate amount of coverage for all vehicles covered by the insurance policies.
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2021-06-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0658Intro

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Raises appraisal threshold for auto insurance from $2,500 to $5,000, requires an insurance company to complete the appraisal within four days and redefines fair market value to include commonly used insurance industry compilations.
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2021-06-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0805Intro

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Eliminates the notarization requirement for various certificates filed by insurance companies.
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2021-06-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0395Intro

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Creates a comprehensive scheme to help the department of corrections make appropriate least restrictive placements of prisoners within its facilities.
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2021-05-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0732Intro

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Provides for standardized procedures for asset forfeitures across all crimes.
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2021-05-24
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0719Intro

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Amends the definition of "authorized representative" in the confidentiality of health care communications and information act.
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2021-05-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0882Intro

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Provides that any arbitration award issued shall be binding in the mechanics' lien action and shall be res judicata. The court may award reasonable attorneys' fees in its discretion to the prevailing party.
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2021-05-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0743Intro

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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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2021-05-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0678Intro

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Creates within the district court a dedicated calendar offering treatment and sentencing alternatives to eligible defendants deemed to suffer from serious and persistent mental illness to be known as the "Mental Health Treatment Calendar".
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2021-05-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0741Intro

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Requires a contractor to submit an affirmative action and equal employment opportunity plan or program prior to the award of any contract.
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2021-05-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0739Intro

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Requires dismissal of complaints filed after the statute of limitations to set aside the final decree of a tax sale foreclosure and award defense costs. Establish additional standards for abandoned and blighted properties.
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2021-05-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0260Intro

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Requires 25% of price of cemetery lot be deposited in perpetual care fund (PCF). PCF to file annual report with AG.
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2021-05-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0918Intro

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Classifies internal affairs units' reports as public records with redactions allowed to prevent invasion of personal privacy.
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2021-05-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0722Intro

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Allows recovery of damages for the emotional distress, grief, and loss of enjoyment of life as a result of the wrongful death of a spouse, a parent or a son or daughter.
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2021-05-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0770Intro

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Creates consumer legislation designed to limit in-application payments for software applications and purchases.
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2021-05-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0510Intro

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Amends the "residential landlord and tenant act" to require a landlord, prior to agreement, to deliver a valid certificate of rental suitability.
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2021-05-18
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0394Intro

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Provides for a safety inspection of the Wyatt Detention Facility twice a year.
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2021-05-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0399Intro

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Prohibits the operation of private detention facilities and private public partnerships within the state and prohibits the housing of Rhode Island prisoners in other states as well as hold out-of-state prisoners in Rhode Island facilities.
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2021-05-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0248Intro

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Prohibits financial institutions from investing in private detention centers or continuing to invest with any institution, company or subsidiary of a company that owns or contracts with a government entity to manage or run a prison.
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2021-05-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0539Intro

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Protects hairstyle discrimination by expanding the definition of race to include traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles.
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2021-05-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0542Intro

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Provides that for parole violations that don't involve a new criminal offense, the right to a final parole revocation hearing not involving new criminal offenses may be waived if the violator admits to the violation and accepts the sanctions imposed.
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2021-05-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0400Intro

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Prohibits contracts with private, for profit, prison facilities or with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
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2021-05-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0772Intro

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Establishes tablets for prisoners program.
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2021-05-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH5890Engross

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Allows the board of elections to begin the certification of mail ballots 20 days prior to election day and requires notice of such certification sessions and establishes a new and more comprehensive mail ballot voter signature verification process.
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2021-05-14
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0902Intro

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Requires towns and cities to allow tiny homes to be used as an accessory dwelling.
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2021-05-14
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0797Intro

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Changes the title and text of the immunity from legal repercussions for emergency overdose care to include the furnisher of assistance for medical emergencies.
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2021-05-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS0662Intro

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Requires that only the mail ballot voter, their spouse, court appointed guardian, cohabitant, or any adult person related to the voter by blood or marriage, be allowed to physically mail the voted mail ballot.
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2021-05-13
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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