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3/2/2020 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, March 3 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 2426, sponsored by Sen. Louis P. DiPalma (D-Dist. 12, Middletown, Little Compton, Newport, Tiverton), requires conservation and preservation restrictions to be liberally interpreted in favor of the grants awarded.
  • 2020-S 2430, sponsored by Sen. William J. Conley (D-Dist. 18, East Providence, Pawtucket), creates "Consumer Privacy Protection Act."
  • 2020-H 7103Aaa, sponsored by Rep. Daniel P. McKiernan (D-Dist. 7, Providence), would provide that applications to purchase certain firearms be sent by the seller of the firearm to the police department of the city or town in which the purchaser resides, or to the State Police if the purchaser resides in Exeter or in another state, and would provide for the use of electronic mail in forwarding the application to the police department.
On Thursday, March 5 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 2080, sponsored by Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio (D-Dist. 4, North Providence, Providence), establishes a statewide public safety computer aided dispatch records management system.
  • 2020-S 2269, sponsored by Sen. Adam J. Satchell (D-Dist. 9, West Warwick), requires a licensed buyer of certain precious metals or articles, tools, and electronics to take a digital photograph of their purchase and upload it to the attorney general's license sales tracking system database.
  • 2020-S 2417, sponsored by Sen. Jessica de la Cruz (R-Dist. 23, North Smithfield, Burrillville, Glocester), the Electronic Information or Data Privacy Act would limit law enforcement access to electronic data and information.
  • 2020-S 2480, sponsored by Senator Conley, exempts agencies of municipalities and the state from releasing information as to the residency of municipal or state police officers regarding public records requests.



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