Senate Judiciary Committee http://ripr.org en Senate Judiciary to Hear Medical Marijuana Bill Changes http://ripr.org/post/senate-judiciary-hear-medical-marijuana-bill-changes <p>The senate judiciary committee is scheduled to hear a <a href="http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText13/SenateText13/S0558.pdf">bill </a>today that tightens the state’s medical marijuana program rules.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin proposed the changes that revise the amount of marijuana a patient can possess and grow.</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 13372 at http://ripr.org Senate Judiciary to Hear Medical Marijuana Bill Changes Same-Sex Marriage Senate Vote On Horizon http://ripr.org/post/same-sex-marriage-senate-vote-horizon <p></p><p>The full Rhode Island Senate is expected to vote on same-sex marriage legislation within the next few weeks. That’s according to the spokesman for Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed.</p><p></p><p>The first step for the legislation is the Senate Judiciary Committee.</p><p></p><p>Same-sex marriage supporters want the General Assembly to approve same-sex marriage. Opponents favor a competing bill calling for the issue to be decided through a statewide vote.</p><p></p><p>The Senate is expected to consider the issue after its spring break next week.</p><p></p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 12:16:25 +0000 Ian Donnis 13264 at http://ripr.org Proposal to Give Those Who've Gone Straight a Clean Slate http://ripr.org/post/proposal-give-those-whove-gone-straight-clean-slate <p>A Senate committee heard testimony Tuesday on a proposed expansion in the expungement of criminal records in Rhode Island. Supporters call expungement a way for former offenders to overcome past mistakes.<br><br>Deacon Jay Parker was one of the people to speak before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Parker says criminal charges from more than 20 years ago have been an obstacle when he’s applied for jobs.<br> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 13:28:34 +0000 Ian Donnis 11434 at http://ripr.org