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2/24/2020 MEDIA ADVISORY: Senate Judiciary Committee meets twice this week to hear several bills
STATE HOUSE – The Senate Judiciary Committee will be meeting twice this week to hear and/or consider a variety of legislation.

On Tuesday, February 25 at the RISE of the Senate (approximately 5 p.m.) in Room 313 of the State House, the committee will hear and/or consider the following pieces of legislation:
  • 2020-S 2154, sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Dennis L. Algiere (R-Dist. 38, Westerly, Charlestown, South Kingstown), provides that applications to purchase firearms be sent by the seller to the police department of the city or town where the purchaser lives.
  • 2020-S 2254, sponsored by Sen. Harold M. Metts (D-Dist. 6, Providence), amends the penalty provisions for disorderly conduct, willful trespass, and shoplifting.
  • 2020-S 2288, sponsored by Sen. Ana B. Quezada (D-Dist. 2, Providence), amends the conditions of bail and recognizance to permit the release of a person charged with a misdemeanor without financial conditions.
On Thursday, February 27 at the RISE of the Senate (approximately 5 p.m.) in Room 313 of the State House, the committee will hear and/or consider the following bills:
  • 2020-S 2089, sponsored by Sen. Frank S. Lombardi (D-Dist. 26, Cranston), mandates that a landlord has a general liability policy of at least $100,000 in effect for those injured on the premises due to the landlord's negligence. Failure to provide proof of insurance precludes a landlord from proceeding on an eviction action.
  • 2020-S 2140, sponsored by Sen. Dawn Euer (D-Dist. 13, Newport, Jamestown), forbids 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.
  • 2020-S 2258, sponsored by Senator Metts, prohibits a landlord from asking about the immigration status of a tenant, prospective tenant, occupant, or prospective occupant of residential rental property.
  • 2020-S 2260, sponsored by Sen. Samuel W. Bell (D-Dist. 5, Providence), permits those other residents of a residential dwelling unit to extend the term of the rental agreement for a period not to exceed three months after the death of the lessee.



For more information, contact:
Andrew Caruolo, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903
(401)222-6124