Bills Pending Rhode Island Senate Judiciary Committee

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RIS2926IntroImposes 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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2020-08-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2924IntroEliminates the provision authorizing the town of Smithfield to issue a total of five (5) Class A liquor store licenses.
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2020-07-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7330EngrossTerminates all parental rights of any person convicted of sexual assault which results in the birth of a child from that assault.
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2020-07-16
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RIS2906IntroIncreases membership from 3 to 5 members/revises siting process to mandate public/municipal participation.
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2020-06-17
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RIH7883EngrossAllows David Rathbun to join Ariana Santos and Michael Robert in marriage on or about October 6, 2020, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
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2020-06-15
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RIH7451EngrossAllows John Wardle to join Alison Bubly and Adam Feinstein in marriage on or about June 14, 2020, within the Town of Middletown, Rhode Island.
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2020-06-10
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RIH7450EngrossAllows the Honorable Marvin L. Abney to join Kelsie A. Fountain and Daniel J. Vieira in marriage on or about June 14, 2020, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
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2020-06-10
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RIS2857IntroRequires employees of regulated financial institutions to report suspected financial exploitation of elder adults to the office of healthy aging and provide authority to the regulated financial institution to place a temporary hold on transactions.
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2020-06-10
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RIH7452EngrossAllows Frank LaTorre to join Shannen Duffy and Steven Geraci in marriage on or about May 31, 2020, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
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2020-06-10
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RIH7884EngrossAllows James S. Bennett to join Pamela L. Caiano and Anthony F. Rosciti in marriage on or about May 29, 2020, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
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2020-06-10
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RIS2604IntroEliminates the provision a person who solicits a ride in a motor vehicle or backs up a motor vehicle on a freeway is guilty of a misdemeanor. Adds $100 fine for advertising a motor vehicle for sale on a state highway to the schedule of violations.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2451IntroProvides that the rules and unauthorized practice of law committee would be approved and promulgated by the supreme court.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2836IntroEstablishes Alzheimer's disease/related disorders ombudsperson program in DOH to advocate for/assist individuals in coordinating medical/social services care.
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2020-03-12
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RIS2450IntroSunsets provision allowing first-time violators to avoid fine by acquisition of hands-free device prior to imposition of fine effective 9/1/20.
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2020-03-12
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RIS2842IntroAuthorizes early voting for registered and eligible electors, in all elections for the twenty (20) days before an election at designated city and town locations, with advance public notice regulated by rules promulgated by the state board of election...
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2020-03-12
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RIS2446IntroPlaces the jurisdiction of minors in the family court when it comes to matters involving protective orders of domestic assault.
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2020-03-12
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RIS2841IntroEstablishes public records administration program for the custody/disposal of state public records assisted by an advisory commission.
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2020-03-12
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RIS2840IntroCreates a definition for permanent records and would provide for their administration by the state archivist.
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2020-03-12
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RIS2843IntroEliminates the requirement that to vote, a person must be registered in the city or town and voting district at least thirty (30) days next preceding any election. Effective July 1, 2020.
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2020-03-12
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RIS2844IntroCreates an election systems cybersecurity review board and a cybersecurity incident response group to establish protocols for cybersecurity threats.
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2020-03-12
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RIS2449IntroInvests the chief justice of the supreme court with the explicit authority to address issues affecting the conduct of judicial business and order whatever response(s) he or she deems necessary.
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2020-03-12
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RIS2444IntroAdds the Judiciary's Indirect Cost Recovery/Supreme Court, Victims' Rights Information, RI Supreme Court Disciplinary Counsel and Small Claims Mediation accounts to the list of restricted receipt accounts which are not subject to indirect cost recove...
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2816IntroRequires all hotels to make a good faith effort to post human trafficking awareness signage and provide all employees with human trafficking awareness training.
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2020-03-12
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RIS2827IntroProvides an exemption to the access to public records law for winners of lottery prizes.
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2020-03-12
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RIS2826IntroRequires third-party hosting platforms to register short-term rental units with DBR, if not registered a fine would be imposed. Creates database for short-term rental units.
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2020-03-12
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RIS2823IntroProhibits dismemberment abortions unless there is serious health risk to the unborn child's mother.
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2020-03-12
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RIS2817IntroRepeals court costs against all defendants who plead nolo contendere, guilty or are found guilty of a crime.
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2020-03-12
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RIS2815IntroAdopts a portion of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) model act with respect to receiverships, specifically with regards to how derivative contracts are treated in cases of insurance receiverships.
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2020-03-12
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RIS2453IntroProvides that the permissive use of a wireless communication device for the purpose of navigation of a motor vehicle shall only be applicable in cases where the device is mounted or otherwise affixed to the vehicle and not held in the motorist's hand...
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2020-03-12
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RIS2607IntroAdds the administrator of the supreme court as an individual authorized to perform marriages and would clarify that the current administrators of the superior court, family court, district court, or traffic tribunal are empowered to perform marriages...
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2020-03-12
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RIS2822IntroDirects the department of health to provide information regarding the passive voluntary adoption reunion registry on the department of health's website and in the division of vital records.
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2020-03-12
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RIS2821IntroProhibits partial-birth abortions.
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2020-03-12
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RIS2445IntroProvides that financial security is required for any motor vehicle registered or required to be registered in the state of Rhode Island.
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2020-03-12
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RIS2820IntroAllows an owner or owners of real property to execute a deed that names one or more beneficiaries who will obtain title to the property at the owner's death without the necessity of probate.
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2020-03-12
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RIS2818IntroProvides that a defendant's qualification for the services of public defender constitutes prima facie evidence of indigency and limited ability to pay court costs and no costs shall be ordered unless procedures for determining ability to pay are foll...
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2020-03-12
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RIS2829IntroCredits those people detained in the adult correctional institution the amount of one hundred fifty dollars ($150) per day toward any fines or costs they owe to the court when held for lack of bail for failure to appear for a costs review hearing.
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2020-03-12
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RIS2454IntroVests the traffic tribunal with jurisdiction over the adjudication of alleged violations of the harassment of hunters, trappers and fishers law.
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2020-03-12
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RIS2819IntroDefines the educational requirements necessary to qualify an individual as a social worker.
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2020-03-12
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RIS2825IntroGrants juveniles sentenced as adults parole eligibility after completing fifteen (15) years of sentence with prospective/retroactive. Effective January 1, 1991.
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2020-03-12
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RIS2828IntroIncreases penalties for animal cruelty.
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2020-03-12
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RIS2452IntroRemoves the $25.00 limit on tuition for a motorist to attend a driver education course, and would allow a judge or magistrate to delay the imposition of a suspension or revocation of a driver's license or registration for a period up to 30 days.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7010EnrollMakes a minor technical correction to what is included in a service contract for the repair and replacement of tires.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2447IntroProvides that violations of chapter 34 of title 31 pertaining to rental vehicles are civil violations subject to the jurisdiction of the Rhode Island traffic tribunal.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2455IntroOnly protective orders issued against adults are to be transmitted to A.G.'s B.C.I. for inclusion in the R.O.N.C.O. system. Protective orders against juveniles will be accessible to law enforcement.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2448IntroCreates 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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2020-03-09
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RIH7962EngrossAllows John Austin Murphy to join Sabrina R. Araujo and James A. Chamberlain in marriage on or about March 23, 2020, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
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2020-03-06
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RIS2415IntroClarifies the jurisdiction of special police officers upon the land and buildings of educational institutions, and on roads adjacent to the educational institutions to instances where the officer notices that a person is in danger of bodily harm.
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2020-03-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2269IntroRequires a licensed buyer of certain precious metals or articles, tools, and electronics to take a digital photograph of their purchase and upload it to the attorney general's license sales tracking system database.
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2020-03-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2417IntroElectronic Information or Data Privacy Act. Limits law enforcement access to electronic data and information.
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2020-03-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2080IntroEstablishes a statewide public safety computer aided dispatch records management system.
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2020-03-05
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