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RI State House Monday April 12, 2021 – Redistricting, Guns and more

S0415 Bans the possession, sale, and transfer of assault weapons. Assault weapons owned on the effective date of this act would be “grandfathered” subject to certain registration provisions.

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Monday April 12, 2021

2pm House State Government and Elections

SCHEDULED FOR HEARING AND/OR CONSIDERATION

  • H6222 by Shekarchi, Blazejewski, Kazarian, Ackerman, Edwards, Abney ENTITLED, AN ACT ESTABLISHING A REAPPORTIONMENT COMMISSION (Creates an 18 member special commission on reapportionment whose purpose is to draft and to report to the general assembly an act to reapportion the districts of the general assembly and the state’s United States Congressional districts.)
  • H5868 by Cortvriend, Speakman, Kislak, Carson, Potter, Ajello, Tanzi, Fogarty, Newberry, Place ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY – SPECIAL COMMISSION ON REAPPORTIONMENT (Creates an 18 member special commission to reapportion all general assembly districts and congressional districts based on 2020 federal Census data by January 15, 2022.)
  • H6009 by Newberry, Place, Filippi, Knight, Cortvriend ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY REDISTRICTING ACT (Creates a redistricting commission to act every 10 years to adopt a redistricts plan for all general assembly and congressional districts. It also provides for a possible appeal of the plan to the state supreme court.)
  • H6211 (by request) by Phillips, Bennett ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY – REDISTRICTING (Requires for adoption of redistricting legislation an affirmative vote of a majority of representatives and senators voting by each of the two chambers’ and by a majority of representatives and senators in the largest two member-represented political parties.)
  • H5021 by Slater ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS – THE EDWARD O. HAWKINS AND THOMAS C. SLATER MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACT (Prevents employers from refusing to hire or discriminating against individuals for marijuana use and positive test results.)
  • H5017 by Slater ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS – THE EDWARD O. HAWKINS AND THOMAS C. SLATER MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACT (Adds a definition to the term “manufacture” in the medical marijuana chapter.)
  • H5190 by Serpa, O’Brien, S Lima ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS – THE EDWARD O. HAWKINS AND THOMAS C. SLATER MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACT (Includes domestic pets as eligible to use medical marijuana if certified by a licensed veterinarian.)
  • H5271 by Williams, Vella-Wilkinson, Perez, Slater, Felix ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS – THE EDWARD O. HAWKINS AND THOMAS C. SLATER MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACT (Prohibits the transfer of any compassion center license to any other owner or location and provides that new compassion center licenses issued by way of lottery be issued only to the location and ownership approved in the application.)
  • H5273 by Williams, Giraldo, Morales, Henries, Vella-Wilkinson ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FOOD AND DRUGS – THE EDWARD O. HAWKINS AND THOMAS C. SLATER MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACT – THE RHODE ISLAND CANNABIS EQUITY ACT OF 2021 (Department of Business regulation to conduct social/racial equity analysis on issuance of business licenses to include license to sell marijuana.)
  • H6180 by McNamara ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT – OPEN MEETINGS (Provides that public bodies not be required to hold open-forum sessions on any topic not on the meeting notice and limits comment on any topic not previously posted.)
  • H6192 by Vella-Wilkinson, Cardillo, Noret, Ackerman, Nardone, Chippendale, Price, Casimiro, Solomon, Bennett ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES (Allows “Disabled Veterans” as defined in § 31-6-8 to apply for as many registration plates desired for vehicles they own.)
  • H6099 by Morgan, Nardone, Roberts ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO ELECTIONS – REGISTRATION OF VOTERS (Tightens up the requirements for registering to vote and for applying for a mail ballot. It mandates that driver’s licenses and motor vehicle identification cards for non-drivers have a marking which identifies the holder as a foreign national.)

3pm Senate Judiciary

SCHEDULED FOR HEARING AND/OR CONSIDERATION

  • S0073 (Attorney General) by Ruggerio, Coyne, Goodwin, Gallo, Pearson, Euer, DiPalma ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES – THE HAROLD M. METTS SCHOOL SAFETY ACT OF 2021 (Prohibits possession of firearms on school grounds except for peace officers, retired law enforcement officers, persons under contract to provide school security services, and unloaded firearms in locked containers or a locked rack on motor vehicles.)
  • S0406 (Attorney General) by Seveney, Coyne, DiMario, Kallman, Acosta, Anderson, Bell ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES – WEAPONS (Felony to store firearms unlocked.)
  • S0414 (Attorney General/General Treasurer/Secretary of State/Lieutenant Governor) by Goldin, Miller, Seveney, Cano, Calkin, DiPalma, DiMario, Coyne, Quezada, Mendes ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES – LARGE CAPACITY FEEDING DEVICE BAN OF 2021 (Bans firearm magazines that hold 10 or more rounds.)
  • S0415 (Attorney General/General Treasurer/Secretary of State/Lieutenant Governor) by Miller, Coyne, Goodwin, Cano, Bell, DiPalma, Acosta, Mendes, Quezada, Goldin ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES – ASSAULT WEAPONS (Bans the possession, sale, and transfer of assault weapons. Assault weapons owned on the effective date of this act would be “grandfathered” subject to certain registration provisions.)
  • S0416 (Attorney General) by Miller, Coyne, Cano, Bell, Quezada, Goodwin, DiPalma, Acosta, Mendes, Goldin ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES – WEAPONS (Prohibits obtaining/purchasing/transferring a firearm on behalf of another person if other person prohibited from possessing firearm with increase in penalties for those offenses and applications amended to state number of firearms purchased.)
  • S0417 (Attorney General) by McCaffrey, Goodwin, Coyne ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES – WEAPONS (Defines rifle and shotguns as weapons and makes unlawful possession of a loaded rifle/shotgun in public with exceptions punishable up to 5 years in prison or a $5,000 fine.)
  • S0419 (Attorney General) by Goodwin, McCaffrey, Coyne ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES – WEAPONS (Defines “electric arm” subjects to various protections of firearms/removes stun gun from the prohibited weapons list.)
  • S0119 by de la Cruz, Rogers, Paolino, Lombardi, Lombardo, Morgan, Ciccone ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT – DEPARTMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL (Requires the office of the attorney general to issue a report containing the total cases charged with a firearm in all Rhode Island courts and a list of cases charged with a firearm which have been disposed during the calendar year.)
  • S0129 by Coyne, Seveney, DiMario, DiPalma, Euer ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES – WEAPONS (Repeals authority to local authorities to issue concealed carry permits to, repeals provisions allowing minors to carry firearms, requires national background check for permit, repeals provisions allowing permits to be issued to law enforcement officers.)
  • S0176 by de la Cruz, Rogers, Paolino, Lombardi, Lombardo, Morgan, Ciccone, Raptakis ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES – WEAPONS (Amends the definition of firearms to include tasers, as well as define taser and stun gun.)
  • S0191 by de la Cruz, Rogers, Paolino, Lombardo, Morgan ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE – PROCEDURE GENERALLY – CAUSES OF ACTION (Provides for a cause of action against an individual or entity that prohibits the possession of firearms on real property, except residences, by an individual that is authorized and licensed to carry a firearm.)
  • S0456 by Rogers, de la Cruz, Paolino, Archambault, Ciccone, Lombardo, Raptakis ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION – HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PUPILS (Creates Rhode Island School Security Committee for school security.)
  • S0507 by Rogers, Raptakis, de la Cruz, Lombardo ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES – WEAPONS (Permits Rhode Island residents, twenty-one (21) years of age or older, to carry a concealed handgun, without a permit.)
  • S0508 by Rogers, de la Cruz, Paolino, Archambault, Ciccone, Lombardo, Raptakis ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES – WEAPONS (Allows an individual to lawfully possess a device that would silence the sound of a natural report of a rifle or shotgun to hunt game, as long as the host rifle or shotgun is allowed.)
  • S0509 by Rogers, de la Cruz, Paolino, Archambault, Ciccone, Lombardo, Raptakis ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES – WEAPONS (Allows reciprocal concealed carry permits from out of state to be valid in Rhode Island, which is either authorized by the attorney general or subject to other reciprocal restrictions.)
  • S0517 by Rogers, de la Cruz, Archambault, Ciccone, Lombardo, Raptakis ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES – WEAPONS (Prohibits the sale or possession of firearm silencers unless the person complies with federal law in the sale, possession and use.)
  • S0737 by Archambault, Coyne ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES – WEAPONS (Authorizes the police authority making a background check of an applicant to invoice the seller of concealable weapons, rifles or shotguns a $25 fee per non-disqualifying background check.)
  • S0742 by Archambault ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES – WEAPONS ((Includes the chief inspector and inspector as those exempt from carrying a firearm without a permit and defines them as peace officers.)
  • S0522 by Rogers, de la Cruz, Paolino, Archambault, Ciccone, Lombardo, Raptakis ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES – WEAPONS – ACCESS TO PUBLIC RECORDS (Amends various laws related to firearms.)
  • S0311 by Archambault, Euer, DiMario, Coyne, Miller ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FISH AND WILDLIFE – ARTIFICIAL PROPAGATION OF GAME (Prohibits captive hunting and the possession, the sale, breeding or importation of any mammal for the purpose of captive hunting.)
  • S0402 by DiMario, Archambault, Valverde, Euer, DiPalma, Sosnowski, Miller, Goodwin, Goldin, Cano ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FISH AND WILDLIFE – FIELD TRIALS AND SHOOTING PRESERVES (Defines captive hunting as a hunt that occurs within a structure designed to restrict the free movement of animals and prevents the animal from escaping and would prohibit captive hunting within the state of Rhode Island.)

4pm House Innovation, Internet and Technology

SCHEDULED FOR HEARING AND/OR CONSIDERATION

  • H6151 by Ruggiero, Bennett, Carson, Morales, McEntee, Craven, Batista ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS – WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS (Adopts Wireless Telecommunications Act. Authorizes municipalities to regulate wireless service for zoning and public safety.)

5:30pm Senate Rules, Government Ethics and Oversight

Agenda:

  1. Opening Comments – Chairman Louis DiPalma
  2. Topics
    • Capitol Center Commission Oversight – Christopher Ise, Administrative Officer
    • Rhode Island Convention Center Authority Oversight – Daniel McConaghy, Executive Director
  3. Public Comment
  4. Closing Comments – Chairman Louis DiPalma

6pm House Corporations

SCHEDULED FOR CONSIDERATION

  • H5504 by O’Brien ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES – REGULATION OF SALES (Allows the sale of alcoholic beverages on New Year’s Day by retail Class A licensees.)
  • H5907 by Marszalkowski ENTITLED, AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF NEW ENGLAND REAL ESTATE MARKETING SERVICES, INC.
  • H6131 by Lombardi ENTITLED, AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF ROBERT O. CERRONI AUTO REPAIR SERVICES, INC.
  • H6143 by Caldwell ENTITLED, AN ACT TO VACATE THE FORFEITURE OR REVOCATION OF THE CHARTER OF SALON VOGUE, INC.

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