2018 Legislative information

Published 01/27/2018

2018 Legislative session is upon us.  To date there are 5 bills that have been introduced, they are as follows:

BY  Seveney, Coyne, DiPalma, Pearson, Conley
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- WEAPONS (Possession, transportation, manufacture or sale of bump stock is punishable by up to 5 years imprisonment and/or $15,000 fine.)
RIRRAI Opposes this bill.  Only gives 24 hours upon passage to surrender any "Bump Stock" to the police. Failure to do so is a felony. This also amounts to confiscation of personal property without compensation.
BY  Craven, Lombardi, McEntee
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC RELATIONS -- DOMESTIC ABUSE PREVENTION (Revises several definitions in regard to domestic abuse prevention.)
RIRRAI Opposes this bill.  Requires immediate surrender upon passage of this bill of any "Bump Stock", "Binary Trigger" or "Trigger Crank".  Failure to do so is a felony.  Also, makes it illegal to sell to lawful outlets. Confiscation of private property without compensation.
BY  Perez, Ucci
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO CRIMINAL OFFENSES - WEAPONS (Allows those persons with concealed carry permits issued by other states to carry upon their person weapons in Rhode Island provided that the issuing state recognizes and gives reciprocity to RI permit holders.)
RIRRAI is monitoring this bill.  The wording needs some refinement before going forward.
BY  Casey, Filippi, Craven, Keable, Lima
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT - DEPARTMENT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL - GUN CRIMES REPORT (Directs the attorney general to report annually to the general assembly on the incidence and disposition of crimes involving guns.)
RIRRAI supports this bill.  This is a very good bill.  Legislators did a great job drafting this bill.
BY  Bennett, Marshall, Hull, Vella-Wilkinson, Ajello
ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO FISH AND WILDLIFE -- HUNTING AND HUNTING SAFETY (Requires any person who sustains an injury to themselves or causes an injury to another while hunting or trapping to report the injury to the department of environmental management immediately.)
RIRRAI opposes this bill.  Requires immediate reporting to DEM of ANY injury.  Formerly the reporting time to DEM was 72 hours and was only for a firearm related injury.