Senate Judiciary Commitee http://ripr.org en Sheldon Whitehouse To Speak On Juvenile Justice System http://ripr.org/post/sheldon-whitehouse-speak-juvenile-justice-system <p>Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse will hold a Senate Judiciary Committee field hearing in Rhode Island Monday. It’s part of his work on drafting legislation to reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act.</p><p></p><p>“It’s at this point a listening and learning exercise to hear from the people who work in the field of juvenile justice and determine what changes would be advisable in the law,” said Whitehouse. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 14:11:55 +0000 Catherine Welch 34864 at http://ripr.org Sheldon Whitehouse To Speak On Juvenile Justice System Same-Sex Marriage Senate Committee Vote Set for Tuesday http://ripr.org/post/same-sex-marriage-senate-committee-vote-set-tuesday <p>The Senate Judiciary Committee is slated to vote Tuesday on legislation that could legalize same-sex marriage in Rhode Island. &nbsp;The issue has never previously come this far in the state Senate.</p><p></p><p>The 10-member Judiciary Committee plans to vote on two separate bills. One would grant marriage rights to same-sex couples through the legislature. The other one has broader religious exemptions and would make legalizing same-sex marriage subject to a statewide vote.</p><p></p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 11:10:01 +0000 Ian Donnis 13936 at http://ripr.org Same-Sex Marriage Senate Committee Vote Set for Tuesday