Bills Pending Rhode Island Senate Judiciary Committee

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RIS0325IntroAllows the governor to designate any person to solemnize a marriage within the state of Rhode Island on a particular day and within a particular city or town.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 28]
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RIS0168IntroIncreases the maximum dollar amount from two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to five thousand dollars ($5,000) for claims handled in small claims court.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 28]
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RIS0316IntroRequires employers to give their employees, who make a timely request, two (2) hours of paid leave to vote. This act would be enforced by the department of labor and training.
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2019-03-22
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RIS0328IntroEstablishes portability of unused estate tax credit of predeceasing spouse by surviving spouse for descendents dying after 12/31/18.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 28]
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RIS0468IntroIncludes the general assembly elections in the risk-limiting audits within the jurisdiction of the board of elections.
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2019-03-22
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RIS0474IntroAllows local boards of canvassers to combine voting districts in special elections for approval/rejection of questions or when no officials will be elected or in primary elections only with board of election approval.
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2019-03-22
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RIS0600IntroSets an earlier deadline for the filing of declaration of candidacy and nomination papers while also moving the party primary from September to August.
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2019-03-22
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RIS0323IntroPermits campaign funds to be used to pay all childcare expenses that are incurred as a direct result of campaign activity.
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2019-03-22
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RIS0631IntroAmends the current election laws to facilitate mail ballot voting and early in-person voting.
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2019-03-22
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RIS0475IntroAdopts the uniform interstate depositions and discovery act, and amends the current law regarding depositions taken for use in a foreign jurisdiction by referencing the new act.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 28]
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RIS0710IntroProvides for a fee increase for filing an action in district court, superior court and family court.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 28]
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RIS0476IntroExpands jurisdiction of the family court related to custody or guardianship of immigrant children to include immigrant persons between 18 years and 21 years of age for purposes of abuse and neglect determinations in accordance with federal law.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 28]
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RIS0486IntroRequire that a person mailing a mail ballot be either the spouse, guardian or relative by blood or marriage of the person voting by mail ballot.
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2019-03-22
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RIS0470IntroRemoves the exception to the ($100,000.00) limitation of damages when the state is engaged in a proprietary function in the commission of a tort, and would exempt the state and any city or town or fire district from interest awards in civil actions.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 28]
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RIS0587IntroChanges the month in which candidates for public office are required to declare their candidacy from June to April.
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2019-03-22
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RIS0478IntroAssigns financial responsibility for late filings of campaign finance reports to the treasurer of political action committees or political party committees.
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2019-03-22
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RIS0466IntroExempts certain housing developments financed with low income tax credits from the real estate conveyance tax.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 28]
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RIS0491IntroReduces the number of days of child support arrearage from 90 days to 60 days for an obligor to be deemed not in compliance with a court order of child support and be subject to license suspension.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 28]
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RIS0498IntroProvides that the rules and regulations pertaining to the unauthorized practice of law committee would be approved and promulgated by the supreme court.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 28]
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RIS0589IntroRemoves the requirement that party primary voters automatically change their party affiliation to that party and reduces from 90 to 30 days the time before an election that a non-candidate can change their affiliation.
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2019-03-22
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RIS0482IntroPermits emergency mail ballots at any time prior to any election and would require that electors sign an electronic poll book containing a certificate of facts relating to the circumstances necessitating the emergency application.
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2019-03-22
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RIS0489IntroRequires funeral directors/agents to notify secretary of state and the chairperson of the board of canvassers upon filing death certificate for the purpose of removal from the roles of registered voters.
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2019-03-22
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RIS0604IntroAmends provisions of the election laws relative to self-funding campaign contributions, the paperwork to be filed upon dissolution of a campaign account and liabilities imposed upon political action committee treasurers for late filings.
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2019-03-22
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RIS0086IntroAllows jurors to donate their juror fees to the state. Any such donation would be deposited into the general fund.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 28]
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RIS0495IntroAdds 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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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 28]
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RIS0588IntroProvides that lists of registered voters be made available to the general public by the secretary of state, and would repeal the requirement that the request be made under oath.
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2019-03-22
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RIS0612IntroJoint Resolution To Approve And Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution -- Senate Terms For Four (4) Years (this Proposed Amendment To The State Constitution Provides For A Four (4) Year Term For Members Of T...
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2019-03-22
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RIS0457IntroCreates public funding for legislative candidates, would limit contributions of public funds for all candidates for governor, statewide office holders and legislators.
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2019-03-22
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RIS0501IntroAllows voters to file state form designating party affiliation rather than in person and change affiliation within 30 days prior to primary election with local canvassing board.
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2019-03-22
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RIS0339IntroRepeals the state voter identification law.
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2019-03-22
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RIS0485IntroJoint Resolution To Approve And Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution Of The State Of Rhode Island (four Year Terms And Term Limits For Senators And Representatives) (proposes An Amendment To The Constituti...
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2019-03-22
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RIS0344IntroPermits the settlor of a trust to designate a trust director who shall be a person other than the trustee to direct actions relative to a trust and pursuant to any power of direction.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 28]
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RIS0488IntroRequire any person voting by mail ballot or emergency mail ballot to provide proof of identity, exempting those in a hospital, hospice, or skilled nursing facility.
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2019-03-22
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RIS0494IntroProvides that a release by one claimant relative to claims relating to the Field Entertainment/Ringling Brothers Circus accident of 5/4/14 would not discharge other joint tortfeasors.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 28]
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RIS0628IntroMandates that polls in all cities and towns except New Shoreham open at 7 am and provides time for receipt of ballots cast outside the US.
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2019-03-22
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RIS0611IntroProvides that a voter may use proof of identity which expired no more than six (6) months prior to voting.
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2019-03-22
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RIS0644IntroAllows Bethany Laskowski to join Jonelle Lorena Schofield and Joshua Kerry Cliff in marriage on or about May 18, 2019, within the city of Newport, Rhode Island.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 26]
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RIS0236IntroAmends several provisions relative to how the commission on judicial tenure and discipline provide discipline, hearings and discovery.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 28]
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RIS0480IntroProvides that the chief justice of the supreme court may declare a disaster emergency and orders necessary action to ensure efficient operation of the judicial system.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 28]
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RIS0697IntroProvides interest on civil actions be calculated at a rate equal to weekly average one year constant maturity Treasury yield, as published by Board of Governors of Federal Reserve System, for the calendar week preceding the date of the judgment.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 28]
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RIS0326IntroRequires that on all primaries, the candidate's names would be listed in an order chosen by lot under the direction of the secretary of state.
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2019-03-22
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RIS0319IntroAllows an individual who is eligible to vote and turns eighteen (18) years of age on or before the date of a general election to vote in the primary election immediately preceding that general election.
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2019-03-22
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RIS0477IntroRequires the board of elections to report all votes received by declared write-in candidates.
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2019-03-22
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RIS0707IntroAllows damages recovery for emotional stress, grief, loss of enjoyment of life resulting from wrongful death of a spouse, parent, child to all pending future claims but apply to executed releases before passage date.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 28]
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RIS0646IntroAllows Jayant Sane to join Ami Pathuk and Davè Rutul in marriage n or about May 18, 2019, within the Town of Middletown, Rhode Island.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 26]
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RIS0337IntroAllows 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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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 28]
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RIS0642IntroAllows Adam Plumer to join Samantha Toohey and Matthew Borys in marriage on or about June 28, 2019, within the City of East Providence, Rhode Island.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 26]
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RIS0490IntroRequires that the judicial nominating commission be composed of at least three (3) members of color.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 28]
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RIS0645IntroAllows Mark S. Mandell to join Sara Kemper and Zach Mandell in marriage on or about August 31, 2019, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 26]
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RIS0487IntroChanges one of the eligibility requirements to vote by mail ballot from an elector who "may" not be able to vote at a polling place to and an elector who will not be able to vote at a polling place.
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2019-03-22
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