Rhode Island Legislative Year in Review: modification to state’s merit selection system extended 1 year

Law

HB 5830 Requires a sign language or Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) provider for all court proceedings.

SB 471 Extends until 2014 law allowing any individual whose name was publicly submitted to the governor by the judicial nominating commission, eligible for subsequent nomination by the governor. Retroactively applies to those on pending lists as of June 30, 2013.

SB 488 Requires the approval of the supreme court of any rules regulating the practice, procedure and business of the workers’ compensation court consistent with the procedures in effect for all other courts.

Resolution

SR 499 Expresses support for additional funding for veterans’ court.