Bills Pending Rhode Island Senate Judiciary Committee

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RIH7927Engross
50%
Updates public records administration act, modifies records control schedule, designates records officer, establishes procedures for retention of records. Provides administrator submit yearly reports, establishes public reporting compliance.
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2022-06-21
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7595Engross
50%
Regulates the distribution of food products containing the drug kratom, a drug of concern for its stimulant and sedative effects, to consumers by the department of health.
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2022-06-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7693Engross
50%
Includes the offense of second-degree sexual assault among the offenses to which there shall be no statute of limitations.
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2022-06-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7410Engross
50%
Prohibits use of illegally seized evidence in administrative hearing involving fish/wildlife violations, limits penalties for violations to $500, establishes forfeiture provisions, requires hearing officers to decide constitutional issues.
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2022-06-20
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RIS2528Intro
25%
Establishes the implementation of trauma-informed practices in schools throughout the state.
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2022-06-18
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7402Engross
50%
Requires returns of a marriage certificate to be filed within two (2) business days after the ceremony, and validates the common practice of filing the return by mail.
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2022-06-10
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RIH7525Engross
50%
Requires condominium associations with five (5) or more units to record their bylaws and rules and regulations in the same municipality as the recorded declaration, and any amendments thereto, within ninety (90) days of enactment.
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2022-06-10
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RIH7478Engross
50%
Exempt vehicles purchased at the end of their lease term by the current lessee that have a valid certificate of inspection affixed to the windshield from the requirement that dealers of used vehicles conduct a new inspection.
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2022-06-10
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RIH7839Engross
50%
Regulates electric bicycles in the same manner as human-powered bicycles, classify electric bicycles into three (3) classes, require all electric bicycles to have a label affixed to the bicycle and be equipped with a speedometer.
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2022-06-10
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RIH7080Engross
50%
Provides that the trapping and subsequent release of any unowned feral or free roaming cat for the purpose of spaying or neutering of the cat shall not be considered abandonment.
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2022-06-10
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RIH8055Engross
50%
Provides a definition of the Recognizable High Tide Line for the Public's Rights and Privileges of the Shore.
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2022-06-10
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RIH7540Engross
50%
Allows the director of the department of environmental management to issue an emergency order requiring the temporary or permanent suspension of aquaculture activities in an affected area.
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2022-06-10
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RIS2973Intro
25%
Prevents insurance companies from treating widowed persons differently than married persons when establishing or maintaining an insured’s rate or classification respecting the operation of a personal motor vehicle.
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2022-06-02
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2992Intro
25%
Amends certain provisions relative to the application for absentee mail ballots, including a process to be included on a permanent mail voter list.
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2022-06-02
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RIS2626Intro
25%
Requires health care facilities that perform abortions to meet the license requirements of similar health care facilities and allows the department of health to conduct unannounced inspections.
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2022-05-31
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RIS2625Intro
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.
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2022-05-31
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RIS2549Intro
25%
Provide fors abortion coverage in the Medicaid program and repeals the abortion coverage exclusion for state employee insurance plans.
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2022-05-31
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RIS2386Intro
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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2022-05-31
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RIS2520Intro
25%
Requires written consent by recipient or parent before vaccine and prohibits discrimination against those who don't vaccinate and fines up to $25,000 for violation. Also prohibits DCYF from investigating for failure to vaccinate.
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2022-05-31
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RIS2387Intro
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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2022-05-31
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RIH8139Engross
50%
Requires the administrator of the division of motor vehicles to prescribe or approve power-of-attorney forms to be used in connection with vehicle registrations.
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2022-05-27
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7716Engross
50%
Clarifies that the use of a wireless communication device for the purpose of navigation must be while the device is mounted or otherwise affixed to the vehicle and not held in the motorist’s hand.
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2022-05-20
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RIH7740Engross
50%
Directs the department of corrections to collect information from individuals entering its custody: sex, race, nativity (country of origin), religion, and level of education.
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2022-05-20
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RIH7361Engross
50%
Prohibits the sale, offer of sale, trade or distribution of fur products as defined and would make violations punishable by a civil fine.
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2022-05-20
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RIH7780Engross
50%
Prevents insurance companies from treating widowed persons differently than married persons when establishing or maintaining an insured's rate or classification respecting the operation of a personal motor vehicle.
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2022-05-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7411Engross
50%
Repeals the provision of the general laws declaring prisoners serving a life sentence civilly dead.
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2022-05-20
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RIH8008Engross
50%
Allows health care facility to conduct research on patients subject to 21 C.F.R. Pt 50 and/or 45 C.F.R. Pt 46 (relating to the informed consent in clinical trials).
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2022-05-20
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RIH7810Engross
50%
Extends the "lookback" period for third and subsequent offenses pursuant §31-27-2 ("driving under influence of liquor or drugs") and §31-27-2.1 ("refusal to submit to chemical test") from five (5) to ten (10) years.
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2022-05-20
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RIH7905Engross
50%
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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2022-05-20
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RIH8058Engross
50%
Provides for the transfer, with the approval of the town council, of all tax titles held by the town of Cumberland to the Cumberland Land Trust, Inc.
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2022-05-20
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RIH7220Engross
50%
Includes the governor’s commission on disabilities on the decision making process for the disability parking enforcement enhancement program and require an annual report be submitted to the governor’s commission.
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2022-05-20
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RIH7159Engross
50%
Allows a homebuyer to void a purchase and sales agreement prior to the transfer if the seller fails to provide a written sales disclosure. The act also increases the maximum civil penalty for violating this law from $100 to $1,000.
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2022-05-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7664Engross
50%
Adds the division of taxation, division of motor vehicles and department of revenue to those agencies who receive lists of reported deaths.
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2022-05-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2801Intro
25%
Updates public records administration act, modifies records control schedule, designates records officer, establishes procedures for retention of records. Provides administrator submit yearly reports, establishes public reporting compliance.
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2022-05-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2784Intro
25%
Makes it an unfair claims practices act violation for an insurer to fail to have an appraisal performed by a licensed appraiser when a vehicle sustains damage in excess of $5,000. Also corrects a citation regarding salvage and reconstructed titles.
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2022-05-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2975Intro
25%
Authorizes the reopening of a dissolved campaign account and fund upon notice to the board of elections.
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2022-05-19
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RIS2976Intro
25%
Defines "electric arm" as a handheld device that transmits an electric charge from the device to a person, including a stun gun or a taser, subject to the various protections of firearms and removes stun gun from the list of prohibited weapons.
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2022-05-19
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RIS2785Intro
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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2022-05-19
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RIS2783Intro
25%
Comprehensively regulates the practices of third-party litigation financers in Rhode Island to provide transparency in litigation.
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2022-05-19
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RIS2508Intro
25%
Provides only licensed attorney can be title insurance agents and determine insurability/marketability. Prohibits discounted insurance premiums and fee sharing with unlicensed agents and attorneys.
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2022-05-19
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2949Intro
25%
Removes the statute of limitations for actions based on sexual abuse or exploitation of a child and would make eligible previously time barred actions.
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2022-05-18
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2792Intro
25%
Clarifies that the use of a wireless communication device for the purpose of navigation must be while the device is mounted or otherwise affixed to the vehicle and not held in the motorist’s hand.
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2022-05-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2658Intro
25%
Allows cities and towns to create ordinances to regulate use and sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products.
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2022-05-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2557Intro
25%
Requires public bodies to offer translation services for all open meetings of said bodies.
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2022-05-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2703Intro
25%
Establishes general caseload limits for DCYF workers similar to those contained in the Council on Accreditation standards.
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2022-05-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2510Intro
25%
Authorizes use of "automated speed enforcement system" (speed cameras) throughout the state.
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2022-05-17
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RIS2117Intro
25%
Prohibits the sale or offer for sale of any flavored electronic nicotine delivery system.
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2022-05-17
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RIS2797Intro
25%
Establishes penalties for vehicles exceeding twenty-five thousand pounds (25,000 lbs) gross vehicle weight and requires certain civil penalties to be paid to the enforcing municipality.
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2022-05-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2650Intro
25%
Provides for municipal and state police authorities to utilize automated license plate readers. Further, it identifies what data may be collected and defines how the data can be used.
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2022-05-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2902Intro
25%
Establishes the procedures and requirements for the licensing of youth camps.
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2022-05-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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