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RIH7541PassImplements several provisions of the federal sex offender registration and notification act, to include registration for a litany of federal or military offenses, and specifies what information can or cannot be shared on a public registry website.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2421VetoCriminalizes 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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2018-07-02
Vetoed by Governor
RIS2586PassImplements several provisions of the federal sex offender registration and notification act, to include registration for a litany of federal or military offenses, and specifies what information can or cannot be shared on a public registry website.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH8156PassAmends the criminal offense for placing bombs or falsely reporting bomb threats and criminalizes the possession of materials readily convertible to a bomb or explosive device.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2952PassAmends the criminal offense for placing bombs or falsely reporting bomb threats and criminalizes the possession of materials readily convertible to a bomb or explosive device.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH8352VetoCriminalizes 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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2018-07-02
Vetoed by Governor
RIS2279PassKnown and may be cited as Kristen's Law, and would provide that the death of a human being as a result of a controlled substance transaction, would subject the person providing the controlled substance up to life imprisonment.
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2018-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIH7715PassCreates a new criminal offense for the delivery of a controlled substance resulting in death.
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2018-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIS2030IntroRepeals requirement that law enforcement officers issue only warnings of the risks to persons leaving child under 7 years unattended in motor vehicle.
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2018-06-20
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH8119IntroAuthorizes the use of stunguns/tasers after issuance of permit from attorney general.
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2018-06-19
Committee recommends passage of Sub A
RIH7652PassTransfers jurisdiction of the offenses in § 11-9-5 of the general laws ("cruelty to or neglect of child") from the Rhode Island Family Court to the Rhode Island Superior Court.
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2018-06-18
Signed by Governor
RIS2691PassTransfers jurisdiction of the offenses in § 11-9-5 of the general laws ("cruelty to or neglect of child") from the Rhode Island Family Court to the Rhode Island Superior Court.
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2018-06-18
Signed by Governor
RIS2300IntroCreates a new chapter and make several amendments to existing statutes providing for penalties for crimes against the public trust.
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2018-06-07
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7452PassProhibits the dissemination of any indecent image of another person without authorization for the purpose of harassing, intimidating, threatening another person.
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2018-06-04
Signed by Governor
RIH7075PassMakes possession bump stocks, binary triggers or trigger cranks punishable by up to10 years in imprisonment and/or a $10,000 fine and penalizes modification of semi-automatic weapons to full automatic fire with a single pull or hold in the same way.
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2018-06-01
Signed by Governor
RIS2292PassMakes possession or use of a semi-automatic weapon rapid fire device to include bump stock, binary trigger or trigger crank punishable by up to ten (10) years imprisonment and/or a ten thousand dollars ($10,000) fine.
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2018-06-01
Signed by Governor
RIS2604IntroDelineates the definitions of felony, misdemeanor and petty misdemeanor.
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2018-06-01
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2142IntroCriminalizes 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 a felony and manslaughter if the infant dies.
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2018-05-31
Committee heard
RIS2791IntroMakes the practice of aiding a minor in the process of getting an abortion a civil and criminal offense.
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2018-05-31
Committee heard
RIS2428IntroAmends the penalty provisions for disorderly conduct and willful trespass to monetary penalties only, absent certain circumstances, and would make a first or second offense shoplifting a civil violation.
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2018-05-29
Committee recommended Substitute A be held for further study
RIS2901IntroProvides that only those juveniles over the age of fourteen (14) be required to register as sex offenders and that the offense be comparable or more severe than those defined in 18 U.S.C. § 2241.
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2018-05-17
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH8129IntroProvides specific language for signs posted at establishments notifying people of contact information to national human trafficking resource center and deletes provision enabling department of labor and training to impose fines for failure to post si...
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2018-05-09
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2705IntroRequires penalty and restitution payments for larceny and campaign violations by a candidate to be made to the general fund when the victim of the larceny is the candidate's campaign account.
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2018-05-03
Committee recommended Substitute A be held for further study
RIS2464IntroProvides certain restrictions on the sale of tobacco products, enhances the definition of "tobacco products", and raises the legal minimum age to purchase tobacco products and nicotine-delivery systems from 18 to 21 years of age.
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2018-05-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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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2018-04-26
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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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2018-04-26
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7112IntroAllows those persons with concealed carry permits issued by other states to carry upon their person weapons in Rhode Island provided that the issuing state recognizes and gives reciprocity to RI permit holders.
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2018-04-24
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7598IntroCriminalizes possession of a firearm by a minor, except when the minor is engaged in certain activities and when accompanied by a parent, guardian, or qualified adult.
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2018-04-24
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7597IntroMakes it unlawful for any person to carry a rifle or shotgun in any vehicle or conveyance or on or about their person whether visible or concealed subject to certain exceptions.
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2018-04-24
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7591IntroProvides that only peace officers and persons approved by the school authorities for the purposes of educational instruction may carry firearms or other weapons on school grounds.
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2018-04-24
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7588IntroDefines imitation firearm and provide that it is unlawful for any person to change, alter, remove, or obliterate any coloration or markings in any way that makes the imitation firearm look to be an operable firearm. Violation is a misdemeanor.
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2018-04-24
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7644IntroProvides that applicants for gun permits submit to national records check including fingerprinting by FBI.
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2018-04-24
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7645IntroCriminalizes the manufacture, import, possession, purchase, sale or transfer of any ammunition feeding device capable of accepting more than 10 rounds, known as high capacity magazines. Makes exceptions for law enforcement and the US armed forces.
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2018-04-24
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7643IntroProvides that no person shall knowingly purchase or otherwise obtain a firearm on behalf of or transfer to a person who the transferor knows or reasonably should know is prohibited from possessing or receiving a firearm.
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2018-04-24
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7762IntroRepeals the statute providing state preemption of laws pertaining to the ownership, possession, transportation, and sale of firearms and ammunitions.
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2018-04-24
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7761IntroRaises the age to purchase or possess a rifle or shotgun from 18 years of age to 21 years of age, "grandfathers" current ownership by persons under 21 years of age, and makes an exemption for police and military.
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2018-04-24
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7714IntroRaises the legal age to purchase or sell a rifle or shotgun from 18 years of age to 21 years of age and restricts permits to minors for sporting or training purposes to age 21.
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2018-04-24
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7766IntroRestricts possession and sale of new assault weapons. Limits magazine capacity to 10 rounds or less. Grandfathers current possession/ownership.
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2018-04-24
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7862IntroRaises the legal age to purchase or possess a rifle or shotgun from 18 to 21 years of age/ "grandfather" lawful current ownership by persons under 21 years of age/make an exemption for police and military.
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2018-04-24
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7863IntroRaises the legal age to purchase or possess a rifle, assault rifle or shotgun from 18 to 21 years of age/ "grandfather" lawful current ownership by persons under 21 years of age/make an exemption for police and military.
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2018-04-24
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7957IntroProhibits schools from offering any incentives to teachers who are licensed to carry a weapon.
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2018-04-24
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH8024IntroIncreases the lawful age to purchase a rifle/shotgun to from 18 years of age to 21 years of age. Also requires a person complete a basic rifle/shotgun safety course before they can legally purchase a rifle/shotgun.
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2018-04-24
To House Judiciary Committee
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
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7536IntroEliminates the designation of "curfew streets" by police chiefs or police commissioners.
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2018-04-12
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7738IntroDecriminalizes violations regarding games of chance and would make violations punishable by a civil fine of up to one thousand dollars ($1000).
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2018-04-12
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7955IntroRepeals the criminal prohibition against painting, printing or affixing advertisements to signs and billboards within limits of public highways without the written consent of the chief of police of the city or town in which the highway is located.
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2018-04-12
To House Judiciary Committee
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
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7748IntroImposes a fine of five hundred dollars for desecrating the American flag.
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2018-04-11
Withdrawn at sponsor's request (04/12/2018)
RIH7113IntroCriminalizes 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 a felony and manslaughter if the infant dies.
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2018-04-10
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7735IntroMakes the practice of aiding a minor in the process of getting an abortion a civil and criminal offense.
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2018-04-10
To House Judiciary Committee
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