Bills Pending Rhode Island Senate Judiciary Committee

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RIH6209EngrossAdds the house and senate minority leaders, or their designees, to the E-911 advisory commission.
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2019-06-28
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RIH5485IntroEstablishes a voluntary mutual consent sibling adoption registry where adult adopted children and adult siblings can identify each other.
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2019-06-28
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RIH5709EngrossAmends several election statutes to require votes received by declared write-in candidates to be reported, requires a declaration to be filed by candidates to be elected by write-in and considers ballots cast for no office to be "irregular ballots".
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2019-06-28
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RIH5817IntroProvides that a school teacher or employee that engages in sexual penetration of a student over fourteen (14) and less than eighteen (18) shall be guilty of third degree sexual assault.
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2019-06-28
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RIH5328IntroRequires 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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2019-06-26
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RIH5072EngrossProhibits pet shops from offering for sale cats or dogs that are not obtained from an animal shelter, dog pound or animal rescue. Further prohibits any person from selling, exchanging, trading, bartering or displaying any dog or cat in public.
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2019-06-25
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RIS0997IntroChanges the definition of "elder person" for purposes of exploitation of elders from a person sixty-five (65) years of age or older to a person sixty (60) years of age or older.
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2019-06-20
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RIS0831IntroProhibits the purchase, sale, offer for sale or possession with intent to sell covered animal parts or products and provide for penalties for violation ranging from misdemeanor to felony upon conviction.
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2019-06-13
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RIS0832IntroVests jurisdiction over the adjudication of violations relating to obstructing and interfering with the lawful taking of wildlife with the Rhode Island traffic tribunal, and would set forth the relevant penalties related thereto.
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2019-06-11
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RIS0787IntroProvides that documents related to an audit of mattress stewardship fees are considered public records under the access to public records act.
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2019-06-11
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RIS0833IntroAllows law enforcement officers to utilize mufflers, silencers, or other devices for muffling sound of firearm while acting within scope of official duties while training as tactical teams and under supervision of police chief, colonel of state polic...
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2019-06-11
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RIS0591IntroMakes changes to the membership of the energy facilities siting board by increasing the size of the board from three (3) to seven (7) members for certain applications, and also imposes additional requirements on applicants for energy facilities.
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2019-06-06
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RIH5827EngrossRequires copies of auditor's documents relative to evaluation and opinion about fees to be filed with the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation and be considered public records pursuant to chapter 2 of title 38, access to public records.
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2019-06-06
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RIH5329IntroEnables innocent persons who have been wrongfully convicted of a crime to petition the presiding justice of the superior court for an award of compensation and damages.
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2019-06-06
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RIS0230IntroProvides 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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2019-06-04
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RIS0235IntroRepeals the provision of the general laws declaring prisoners serving a life sentence civilly dead.
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2019-06-04
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RIS0880IntroProhibits the practice of importing a wild animal into the state, which animal is not native or indigenous to the state, for the purpose of conducting canned hunting
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2019-06-04
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RIH5924EngrossMakes a change to the meaning of the words "knowing and "knowingly" in the state false claim act.
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2019-06-04
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RIS0935IntroAmends definition of educational institutions and defines neighborhood. Prohibits level 3 sex offender from living within 1500 feet from schools, prohibits level 3 offender from moving back to neighborhood where offense was committed.
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2019-05-30
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RIS0598IntroForbids an employer to require an employee to execute a nondisclosure agreement; or non-disparagement agreement regarding alleged violations of civil rights or criminal conduct as a condition of employment.
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2019-05-28
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RIS0777IntroAmends certain campaign contribution and expenditure reporting requirements and would provide for forfeiture of campaign contributions upon a conviction or plea of nolo contendere to specified felony crimes relating to public office.
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2019-05-28
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RIS0158IntroRequires that penalties or restitution payments for larceny or campaign expenditure reporting violations be deposited into the general fund.
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2019-05-28
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RIS0499IntroMakes it a felony to isolate an elder or dependent adult and would expand the persons entitled to notice when a guardianship or conservatorship petition is filed in the probate court for dependents or elderly adults.
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2019-05-28
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RIS0595IntroProvides that gun dealers on a monthly basis shall report a summary of all gun sales and transfers to the Rhode Island state police.
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2019-05-25
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RIH5459EngrossAuthorizes the governor and the reciprocity board to enter into motor vehicle and disability parking reciprocity agreements with the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
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2019-05-22
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RIS0901IntroAuthorizes the Exeter town sergeant or designees to conduct division of motor vehicles vehicle identifying number and odometer inspections.
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2019-05-22
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RIH5233EngrossRequires the driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle proceeding in the same direction to use a directional signal and repeals the requirement that such signal be audible.
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2019-05-22
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RIH5690IntroRequires a licensed buyer of precious metals or articles, tools, and electronics to take a digital photograph of purchase and upload it to the attorney general's license sales tracking system database, maintained for a period of 3 years.
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2019-05-22
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RIH5062EngrossProvides that the trapping and subsequent release of any unowned feral or free roaming cat for the purpose of spaying or neutering of the cat shall not be considered abandonment.
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2019-05-22
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RIH5482EngrossAllows the family court, after a fact-finding hearing establishing paternity, including the use of DNA, to terminate the parental rights of a person convicted of sexual assault which resulted in the birth of a child.
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2019-05-22
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RIS0830IntroLimited compassion centers to purchase marijuana for resale as medical marijuana.
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2019-05-21
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RIS0153IntroAllows the department of motor vehicles to issue driving privilege licenses and driving privilege permits to applicants unable to establish lawful presence in the United States.
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2019-05-16
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RIS0169IntroEnds Rhode Island's "employment-at-will" legal doctrine, provides job protection for employees that satisfactorily perform their duties provides specific remedies for wrongful discharge.
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2019-05-09
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RIS0460IntroChanges the definition of employee and employer for purposes of the fair employment practices act, while expanding personal liability for violations.
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2019-05-09
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RIS0456IntroPlaces limits on the terms that can be included in an agreement that settles a claim of sexual harassment, retaliation for reporting sexual harassment and stalking.
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2019-05-09
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RIS0848IntroAn insurer found in violation of the unfair claims settlement practices act can be liable for three (3) times the amount of damages.
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2019-05-07
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RIS0332IntroRegulates snow removal contracts between service providers and service receivers, limit liability between them, and declare certain indemnity agreements void as against public policy.
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2019-05-07
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RIS0696IntroAdds Rhode Island certified state constables to the definition of peace officer.
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2019-05-02
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RIS0343IntroClarifies the jurisdiction of special police officers upon the land and buildings of educational institutions, and on roads adjacent to the educational institutions to instances where the officer notices that a person is in danger of bodily harm.
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2019-05-02
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RIS0455IntroChanges the definition of owner to exclude the state and municipalities for the purposes of liability limitations relating to public use of private lands.
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2019-04-30
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RIS0593IntroIncreases from 10% to 25% amount attorney general receives from multi-state initiative settlements/eliminates $65,000 cap and spending restrictions.
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2019-04-30
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RIS0471IntroAmends multiple sections relating to "open meetings" including utilizing advances in technology for observing meetings, how quorums are calculated, procedures for closed meetings and notice requirements.
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2019-04-30
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RIS0599IntroAmends the lien and notice procedures for facility operators of dry dock facilities.
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2019-04-30
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RIS0224IntroMandates that the E-911 uniform emergency telephone system division develop and commence operation of a text-to-911 emergency system on January 1, 2020.
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2019-04-30
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RIS0155IntroIncreases compensation paid by the airport corporation to the city of Warwick for municipal services at the T.F. Green Airport.
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2019-04-30
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RIS0368IntroJoint Resolution To Approve And Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution -- Reapportionment
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2019-04-30
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RIS0073IntroRequires the tax administrator to commence any action for collection of personal income tax due and payable within ten (10) years of April 15 of the year the tax return was or would have been filed.
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2019-04-30
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RIS0163IntroExtends DOT authority to lease airport property to 50 years. Increase to 9 directors on the airport corporation board.
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2019-04-30
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RIS0234IntroCreates "Consumer Privacy Protection Act."
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2019-04-30
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RIS0320IntroCreates the Lila Manfield Sapinsley Compassionate Care Act, to provide a legal mechanism whereby a terminally ill patient may choose to end his or her life using drugs prescribed by a physician.
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2019-04-25
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