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RIH7512PassAllows a minor to bring specified malpractice actions at any time up to reaching twenty-one (21) years of age.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH7540PassAmends the State False Claims Act to reflect amendments to the Federal False Claims Act.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH7733PassProtects communications between language interpreters appointed under this chapter and limited-English-proficient persons.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2570PassAmends the State False Claims Act to reflect amendments to the Federal False Claims Act.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2823PassProtects communications between language interpreters appointed under this chapter and limited-English-proficient persons.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIS2865PassAllows a minor to bring specified malpractice actions at any time up to reaching twenty-one (21) years of age.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH7090EngrossMakes persons seventy (70) years of age or older eligible for exemption from jury service.
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2018-06-23
House read and passed
RIH8006IntroProvides 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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2018-06-23
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7535IntroProvides that an open and obvious danger or defect is not a complete bar to recovery of damages in personal injury or property damage actions.
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2018-06-20
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2429IntroExpands 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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2018-06-20
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2862EngrossProvides that an open and obvious danger or defect is not a complete bar to recovery of damages in personal injury or property damage actions.
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2018-06-20
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7912EngrossAllows for the appointment of more than one district court clerk/magistrate by the chief judge of the district court.
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2018-06-14
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2694IntroProtects communications between language interpreters appointed under this chapter and limited-English-proficient persons.
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2018-05-15
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7531IntroAdds 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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2018-05-14
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2600IntroEliminates the statute of limitations for injuries suffered as a result of sexual abuse by any person including a child.
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2018-05-03
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH8097IntroRemoves 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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2018-04-25
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7521IntroEstablishes a new and separate calendar within the superior court to expediently hear and decide land use matters concerning the development of renewable energy resources.
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2018-04-20
Withdrawn at sponsor's request (04/25/2018)
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
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2457IntroMakes litigation loan agreements subject to state usury laws.
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2018-04-12
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7458IntroDecreases from 12% per annum to 6% per annum the statutory interest rate added to judicial civil action money damage judgments.
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2018-04-11
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7583IntroMakes litigation loan agreements subject to state usury laws.
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2018-04-11
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2808IntroProvides immunity to any person or organization that provides food or wild game to a food pantry, food bank or DEM for ultimate distribution to needy individuals.
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2018-04-05
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7227IntroExpands jurisdiction of the family court in regard to certain immigrant children.
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2018-04-04
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7649IntroRequires that the judicial selection commission actively and aggressively solicit members of color to apply for judicial appointments, including practicing members of the Rhode Island Bar residing in border states.
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2018-04-03
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7650IntroRequires jury notification letters to include foreign language that the letter can be translated at the request of the prospective juror in a municipality where 5% of the population are members of a single language minority.
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2018-04-03
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7720IntroVests 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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2018-04-03
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7753IntroAmends the statute of limitations for injuries suffered as a result of childhood sexual abuse to twenty-five (25) years from the date the child attains the age of majority.
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2018-03-27
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2687IntroVoids any provision of a settlement that prohibits disclosure of the factual information related to a claim of sexual harassment, retaliation for reporting sexual harassment, and stalking as against public policy.
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2018-03-27
Committee recommended Substitute A be held for further study
RIH7468IntroRepeals the requirement that a body attachment be issued only upon a written ex parte motion made to a justice of the superior or district court, made by the party named in the action.
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2018-03-20
To House Judiciary Committee
RIS2698IntroExtends the immunity from liability for ordinary negligence to any person who uses an automated external defibrillator or performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
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2018-03-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIS2608IntroEstablishes a new and separate calendar within the superior court to expediently hear and decide land use matters concerning the development of renewable energy resources.
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2018-03-01
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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