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6/5/2023 MEDIA ADVISORY: Senate Judiciary Committee to meet twice Tuesday
STATE HOUSE – The Senate Committee on Judiciary is scheduled to meet twice on Tuesday, June 6, at 3:00 p.m. and at the rise of the Senate (sometime after 5:00 p.m.). Both meetings will take place in Room 313 on the third floor of the State House.

At 3:00 p.m., the committee will consider the advice and consent of three candidates (Susan Nahabedian, Esquire, Ronald F. Cascione, Esquire and Samantha S. Polisena, Esquire) for magistrate of the Rhode Island family court.

At the rise of the Senate, the committee will consider the advice and consent of three candidates (Kimberly R. Ahern, Robert B. Jacquard and Olayiwola Oduyingbo) for the Rhode Island Cannabis Control Commission.

Also at the rise, the committee will vote on six bills and hear seven bills related to cannabis. Among the bills the committee will vote on are:
  • 2023-S 0604 — This bill, introduced by Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Judiciary Dawn Euer (D-Dist. 13, Newport, Jamestown), would prohibit abusive litigation in the context of domestic violence or stalking, and allow the court to dismiss a case upon finding, by preponderance of the evidence, that the person who filed the case is abusing the system.
  • 2023-S 0342 — This bill, introduced by Sen. Alana DiMario (D-Dist. 36, Narragansett, North Kingstown, New Shoreham), would prohibit an employer from requiring an employee to execute a nondisclosure agreement or non-disparagement agreement regarding alleged violations of civil rights or criminal conduct as a condition of employment.
  • 2023-S 0816 — This bill, introduced by Sen. Mark P. McKenney (D-Dist. 30, Warwick), would provide for the regulation of unpiloted aircraft systems in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration requirements.
The meetings will be televised by Capitol Television, which can be seen on Channels 15 and 61 for high definition by Cox Communications subscribers, Channel 15 for i3Broadband (formerly Full Channel) viewers and Channel 34 for Verizon subscribers. Livestreaming is available at

For more information, contact:
Fil Eden, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903