Bills Pending Rhode Island Senate Judiciary Committee

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RIS2567IntroAllows DMV to issue driving privilege licenses/permits to applicants unable to establish lawful presence in US which are not valid for ID purposes effective July 1, 2018.
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2018-04-20
[Hearing: Apr 24]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2306IntroIncreases the penalties for a first offense of leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death to a minimum five (5) years in incarceration, a minimum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) and a minimum license revocation of five (5) years.
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2018-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 26]
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RIS2565IntroRequires that the license plates of a vehicle be confiscated by a law enforcement officer if the owner was arrested for driving while their license was suspended, revoked or cancelled for refusing to submit to a chemical test.
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2018-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 26]
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RIS2465IntroIncreases penalties for driving offenses.
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2018-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 26]
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RIS2559IntroIncreases the penalty for anyone found guilty of reckless driving while eluding police to a felony punishable by up to 5 years imprisonment and subject to a loss of license from 1 to 2 years and a possible forfeiture of their motor vehicle.
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2018-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 26]
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RIS2600IntroEliminates the statute of limitations for injuries suffered as a result of sexual abuse by any person including a child.
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2018-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 26]
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RIS2030IntroMakes it a criminal offense to leave a child under seven (7) years of age unattended in a motor vehicle for longer than five minutes, punishable by imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or by a fine of no more than one thousand dollars ($1,0...
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2018-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 26]
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RIS2451IntroCreates a new criminal offense of driving under the influence resulting in non-serious bodily injury.
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2018-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 26]
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RIS2574IntroRequires all school buses to be equipped with ignition interlock systems.
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2018-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 26]
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RIS2425IntroExtends the "lookback" period for third and subsequent offenses under § 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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2018-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 26]
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RIS2564IntroIncreases penalties for a variety of motor vehicle offenses.
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2018-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 26]
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RIS2273IntroDefines any act of sexual penetration or contact performed by an individual with supervisory or disciplinary power, or who is in a position of authority, upon a person nineteen (19) years of age or younger, as sexual assault.
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2018-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 26]
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RIS2561IntroExtends the "lookback period" for second and subsequent offenses involving driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs under § 31-27-2, and for offenses related to failure or refusal to submit to chemical tests under § 31-27-2.1 from 5 yrs to10...
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2018-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 26]
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RIS2678IntroContinues status quo for licensing of approved recipients under DACA program; however, issuance of license does not confer right to vote eff. 12/3/18.
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2018-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 24]
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RIS2568IntroRequires informed consent notice and hand-delivery of chemical test for drugs under the influence of liquor or drugs.
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2018-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 26]
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RIS2688IntroRequires the use of yellow, flashing school zone speed signs and require written warning citations for first offenses, a fine up to forty-five dollars ($45) for second offenses and referral to the traffic tribunal for all subsequent offenses.
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2018-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 26]
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RIS2710IntroProvides that a vehicle unlawfully parked in a properly marked "handicapped parking" space would be towed at the owners expense.
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2018-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 26]
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RIS2760IntroAllows a judge to impose blood or urine testing and the use of an ignition interlock system upon persons seeking a conditional hardship license.
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2018-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 26]
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RIH7918EngrossAllows Patrick James Quinlan to join Teri Lynn Stifano and Jonathyn Albert Arioste Pirolli in marriage on or about July 7, 2018, within the City of East Providence, Rhode Island.
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2018-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 24]
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RIS2696IntroSenate Resolution Urging Law Enforcement Officials To Recognize White Nationalist And Neo-nazi Groups As Terrorist Organizations
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2018-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 26]
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RIS2681IntroStandardizes procedures for asset forfeitures for all crimes simplifying procedures and addresses counterproductive incentives.
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2018-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 26]
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RIS2563IntroCreates the motor vehicle offense of "driving under the influence of liquor or drugs, resulting in physical injury", a felony punishable by up to three (3) years in prison and a license suspension of up to one year.
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2018-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 26]
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RIS2297IntroIncreases the minimum penalty for first degree sexual assault from ten (10) to twenty (20) years. The act would also create a category of cases wherein the first ten (10) years of any sentence be ineligible for the benefits of deferment or suspension...
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2018-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 26]
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RIS2632IntroLimits the number of registered sex offenders in any facility that operates as a homeless shelter whether on state or private property. Those limits may be exceeded if the facility complies with the provisions of § 11-37.1-21(c).
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2018-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 26]
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RIS2421IntroCriminalizes isolation of an elder or dependent adult and would provide that certain notification requirements be fulfilled on behalf of elder persons or dependent adults.
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2018-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 26]
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RIS2279IntroKnown and may be cited as Kristen's Law and would include the death of all human beings as a result of a controlled substance transaction.
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2018-04-19
[Hearing: Apr 26]
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RIS2417IntroAmends several provisions relative to how the commission on judicial tenure and discipline provide discipline, hearings and discovery.
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2018-04-12
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RIS2141IntroEntitles criminal defendants charged with enumerated serious criminal offenses to a bail hearing within four (4) calendar days of initial court appearance.
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2018-04-12
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RIS2611IntroVests with the governor the sole authority to nominate, on the basis of merit, from a list submitted by the judicial nominating commission with the advice and consent of the senate, all judges and magistrates, to all courts.
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2018-04-12
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RIS2599IntroProvides a mechanism for disqualification of parent(s) of a child who dies intestate upon petition to the probate court for denial or limitation of the right of the parent(s) to a share of the decedent's estate.
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2018-04-12
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RIS2823IntroProvides that an LEP interpreter shall not be compelled to testify in any civil or criminal action wherein communication is privileged pursuant to statutory or common law
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2018-04-12
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RIS2822IntroRepeals the statute providing state preemption of laws pertaining to the ownership, possession, transportation, and sale of firearms and ammunitions.
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2018-04-12
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RIS2686IntroAuthorizes the Middletown Municipal Court to impose fines not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000).
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2018-04-12
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RIS2598IntroProvides that for the purpose of determining income limitations for receiving general public assistance, child support that is in arrears for thirty (30) days or more would not be considered to be income.
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2018-04-12
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RIS2601IntroSubjects obligors of child support to license suspension after a 60-day arrearage but provides conditional driving privileges for employment.
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2018-04-12
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RIS2596IntroAdds individuals receiving public assistance to the list of persons liable and qualified for jury service and mandates the director of human services to provide the jury commissioner with a list of those people on public assistance on a yearly basis.
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2018-04-12
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RIS2693IntroEliminates the waiting period for the granting of a complaint/divorce/separation following the filing of the complaint would shorten the waiting period for the filing of a final judgment for divorce following the hearing at which the divorce is grant...
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2018-04-12
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RIS2694IntroProtects communications between language interpreters appointed under this chapter and limited-English-proficient persons.
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2018-04-12
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RIS2453IntroRaises the minimum attorneys' fee awarded to a claimant from fifty dollars ($50) to two hundred fifty dollars ($250) in certain instances in unemployment compensation matters.
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2018-04-12
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RIS2753IntroEstablishes the supported decision-making act which is a less restrictive alternative to guardianship for utilization of the probate courts.
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2018-04-12
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RIS2099IntroRequires duly admitted members of the bar of this state to acquire and maintain malpractice insurance in the minimum amount of one million dollars ($1,000,000).
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2018-04-12
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RIS2712IntroAllows for the appointment of more than one district court clerk/magistrate by the chief judge of the district court.
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2018-04-12
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RIS2689IntroGrants the district and family courts the explicit statutory authority to issue equitable orders incidental to their adjudication of matters falling within their jurisdiction under this chapter.
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2018-04-12
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RIS2587IntroRemoves the exception to the $100,000 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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2018-04-12
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RIS2588IntroRequires that the judicial selection commission be composed of at least three (3) members of color.
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2018-04-12
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RIS2449IntroReduces the statutory interest on judgments for money in civil actions from twelve percent (12%) to six percent (6%).
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2018-04-12
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RIS2457IntroMakes litigation loan agreements subject to state usury laws.
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2018-04-12
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RIS2613IntroExempts from the real estate conveyance tax certain low-income and affordable housing developments.
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2018-04-10
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RIS2695IntroEliminates the penalty of abating rent in cases where a non-resident landlord fails to designate an agent for service of process and would clarify that the fine for violating this section is civil.
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2018-04-10
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RIS2682IntroProhibits encroachment upon open space land and allows the owner of open space land or holder of a conservation restriction to bring a civil action in superior court to remedy the encroachment of that land, and to recover damages.
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2018-04-10
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