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RIH7644IntroProvides that applicants for gun permits submit to national records check including fingerprinting by FBI.
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2018-02-15
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7652IntroTransfers 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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2018-02-15
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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2018-02-15
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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2018-02-15
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7647IntroProhibits the sale of tobacco products to anyone under twenty-one (21) years of age and includes electronic-nicotine delivery systems in the regulation of tobacco sales to underage individuals.
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2018-02-15
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2319IntroCriminalizes the manufacture, import, possession, purchase, sale or transfer of any ammunition feeding device capable of accepting more than ten (10) rounds known as high capacity magazines.
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2018-02-15
To Senate 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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2018-02-14
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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2018-02-14
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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2018-02-14
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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2018-02-14
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7268IntroRepeals § 11-12-1 of the general laws that prohibits engaging in a duel with a dangerous weapon.
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2018-02-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7266IntroRepeals § 11-12-2 of the general laws that prohibits a person from challenging another to a duel with a dangerous weapon and from accepting such a challenge.
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2018-02-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7302IntroProhibits the use of display fireworks, or aerial consumer fireworks without a permit between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. on any day and makes a violation of this permit requirement a civil violation punishable by a fine of $75 and court co...
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2018-02-13
Committee recommends passage
RIH7440IntroRepeals several criminal offenses pertaining to three (3) bridges, including the Crawford Street Bridge, the Apponaug River Bridge, and the Pawtuxet Falls Bridge.
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2018-02-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7445IntroMakes an assault on taxi drivers a felony punishable by up to three (3) years imprisonment and an assault with a dangerous weapon punishable by five (5) to twenty (20) years imprisonment.
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2018-02-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7441IntroRepeals the prohibition of the general laws regarding the removal of gravel or the deposit of debris from Easton's Beach, the enforcement provisions, and the bounds of Easton's Beach.
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2018-02-13
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7538IntroRepeals the criminal offense for keeping an unpermitted location where certain business is conducted when the location is within one mile of a religious society meeting.
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2018-02-09
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7539IntroAmends 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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2018-02-09
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7536IntroEliminates the designation of "curfew streets" by police chiefs or police commissioners.
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2018-02-09
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7541IntroImplements 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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2018-02-09
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7510IntroRepeals the entirety of § 11-22-9 which section imposes a fine on any animal drawn sled or sleigh when the operator lets the animal team go at large on a highway.
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2018-02-08
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7505IntroCreates a new chapter and make several amendments to existing statutes providing for penalties for crimes against the public trust.
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2018-02-08
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7462IntroCreates an enhanced felony penalty for a person who falsely complains to police about a kidnapping or attempted murder, in progress.
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2018-02-07
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7472IntroRemoves auctioneers, corders of wood and fence viewers as subjects of this violation.
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2018-02-07
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7469IntroRepeals the section of the law which prohibits entering a building with intent to steal poultry.
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2018-02-07
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7470IntroRepeals § 11-6-2 of the general laws wherein any individual who commits adultery shall be fined not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500).
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2018-02-07
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7471IntroRepeals the section of the law imposing a fine of up to five dollars ($5.00) for every person guilty of profane swearing and cursing.
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2018-02-07
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7184IntroProhibits/establishes criminal penalties for the importing/selling/offering for sale/purchasing/bartering/possessing with intent to sell elephant ivory/rhinoceros horn with limited exceptions.
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2018-02-06
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7264IntroMakes it a felony to commit an assault on a person with developmental disabilities.
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2018-02-06
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7424IntroRepeals the section of general law that require phone books containing a "Warning" that refusal to relinquish, or damage a phone in certain circumstances a crime.
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2018-02-02
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7452IntroProhibits the electronic dissemination of images, without consent, of another engaged in sexually explicit conduct or the intimate parts of another, where a reasonable person knows or understands that the image was to remain private.
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2018-02-02
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7439IntroRepeals the statute imposing a fine not to exceed twenty dollars ($20.00) on a person robbing or drawing a fishpot, weir or net belonging to another person.
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2018-02-02
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7386IntroAmends the definition of sexual contact in § 11-37-1 to include the intentional touching of the victim's own body at the accused's instruction.
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2018-02-01
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7390IntroIncreases penalties for damages to electric and communication lines from three thousand dollars ($3,000) to ten thousand dollars ($10,000); imprisonment from two (2) years to ten (10) years, or both and requires restitution for economic harm.
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2018-02-01
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2300IntroCreates a new chapter and make several amendments to existing statutes providing for penalties for crimes against the public trust.
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2018-02-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2274IntroMakes 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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2018-02-01
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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2018-02-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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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2018-02-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2271IntroMakes 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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2018-02-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2289IntroProvides 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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2018-02-01
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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2018-02-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2276IntroCriminalizes 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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2018-02-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2292IntroMakes 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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2018-02-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7335IntroMakes it illegal for any custodian of a child to engage in sexual penetration or sexual contact with any child under their supervision if said child is between the ages of fourteen (14) and eighteen (18).
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2018-01-31
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7339IntroAllows social gaming in private residences and in public taverns or private clubs so long as the gambling is incidental to a bona fide social relationship between the participants and only participants receive anything of value.
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2018-01-31
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7071IntroMakes it a criminal offense to leave a child under 7 years of age unattended in a motor vehicle for longer than fifteen minutes, punishable by imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or by a fine of no more than one thousand dollars ($1,000).
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2018-01-30
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7160IntroIncreases the penalties for stealing a pet or other domestic animal to a maximum of not more than five (5) years imprisonment or a fine of five thousand dollars ($5,000), or both.
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2018-01-30
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7303IntroProvides 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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2018-01-25
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7263IntroAllows the superior court or the family court in reviewing sex offender level determination by the sex offender board of review, to raise or lower the offender's community notification level.
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2018-01-24
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2143IntroMakes numerous changes to the procedures regarding the issuance of concealed carry permits, the fees associated with their issuance, and the public records accessible by the public in relating thereto.
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2018-01-23
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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