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3/5/2018 Media Advisory: House Judiciary Committee to hear ‘Red Flag’ bill, bump stock ban
STATE HOUSE – The House Judiciary Committee will hold hearings tomorrow on legislation creating a “Red Flag” law to remove guns from those considered dangerous and a bill banning the possession of bump stocks and other equipment to make semi-automatic weapons fire more rapidly.

The meeting is scheduled tomorrow, Tuesday, March 6, at the rise of the House session (around 4:30 p.m.) in Room 101 on the first floor of the State House. The meeting includes hearings on:
  • 2018-H 7075 —Sponsored by Rep. Robert E. Craven (D-Dist. 32, North Kingstown), this bill makes possession or use of a semi-automatic weapon rapid fire device, including bump stocks, binary triggers or trigger cranks, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and/or $10,000 fine.
  • 2018-H 7688, 2018-H 7763 — These bills, sponsored by Rep. Dennis M. Canario (D-Dist. 71, Portsmouth, Little Compton, Tiverton) and Rep. Marcia Ranglin-Vassell (D-Dist. 5, Providence), respectively, would create extreme risk protection orders, which allow courts to order the surrender of firearms by those who they have determined present a threat of violence to themselves or others.
  • 2018-H 7530 — This bill sponsored by Rep. Anastasia P. Williams (D-Dist. 9, Providence) establishes a process to ensure those in government custody are counted as their actual residence for purposes of redistricting.
The committee is also scheduled to meet Wednesday, March 7, at the rise of the House session in Room 205 on the second floor of the State House. Among the bills on the committee’s calendar are:
  • 2018-H 7033 — This bill sponsored by Rep. John J. Lombardi (D-Dist. 8, Providence) prohibits lobbyists from making any political contributions to any member of the General Assembly during the legislative session.
  • 2018-H 7501 — This bill sponsored by Rep. Joseph J. Solomon Jr. (D-Dist. 22, Warwick) would create an in-person early voting process and amend mail ballot requirements.


For more information, contact:
Larry Berman, Communications Director for the Office of the Speaker
State House Room 331A
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 222-2466