City of Providence

Resolution
6730

HB 5819 An Act Relating to Motor and Other Vehicles

Information

Department:City CouncilSponsors:Councilman Ward 2 Samuel D. Zurier, Councilman Luis A. Aponte, Councilman Michael J. Correia, Kevin Jackson, Council President Sabina Matos, Councilman Ward 13 Bryan Principe, Councilman Seth Yurdin, Councilman Ward 12 Terrence M. Hassett, Councilman Ward 8 Wilbur W. Jennings
Category:*Resolution

Attachments

  1. Printout
  2. HB-5819
  3. SB-0269
  4. 2015-234

Item Discussion

Resolution Endorsing and Urging Passage by the General Assembly of House Bill 2015 H-5819 and Senate Bill 2015 S-0269, An Acting Relating to Motor and Other Vehicles - Comprehensive Community - Police Relationship Act of 2015.

Document Comments

              WHEREAS, In March of this year, the United States Department of Justice published a report documenting racial profiling and violations of civil rights in the Ferguson, Missouri police department, and

              WHEREAS, In December of last year, the United States Department of Justice published new rules for federal law enforcement to curb incidents of racial profiling; and

              WHEREAS, During the past twelve months, police shootings of unarmed civilians in Ferguson, Missouri, Staten Island, New York and Cleveland, Ohio, among other places, have raised concerns nationally about police practices and the protection of civil rights, and

              WHEREAS, The Rhode Island General Assembly has, for the past several years, considered legislation to enhance civilian protections against wrongful arrest, and to collect data to examine the possibility of disparate racial impact in arrest statistics, and

              WHEREAS, The Rhode Island Senate passed the 2014 version of this legislation, but the legislation did not gain passage from the Rhode Island House of Representatives, and

              WHEREAS, Representatives Almeida, Abney, Diaz, Maldonado and Williams have introduced, as Bill 2015 H-5819 (copy attached) and Senators Metts, Pichardo, Jabour, Miller and Lombardi have introduced, as Bill 2015 S-0269 (copy attached), the Comprehensive Community Police Relationship Act of 2015 based in large part on the 2014 legislation,

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Providence City Council hereby declares its support for the passage of House Bill 2015 H-5819 and Senate Bill 2015 S-0269 and urges the General Assembly to vote in favor of its passage.

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              WHEREAS, In March of this year, the United States Department of Justice published a report documenting racial profiling and violations of civil rights in the Ferguson, Missouri police department, and

              WHEREAS, In December of last year, the United States Department of Justice published new rules for federal law enforcement to curb incidents of racial profiling; and

              WHEREAS, During the past twelve months, police shootings of unarmed civilians in Ferguson, Missouri, Staten Island, New York and Cleveland, Ohio, among other places, have raised concerns nationally about police practices and the protection of civil rights, and

              WHEREAS, The Rhode Island General Assembly has, for the past several years, considered legislation to enhance civilian protections against wrongful arrest, and to collect data to examine the possibility of disparate racial impact in arrest statistics, and

              WHEREAS, The Rhode Island Senate passed the 2014 version of this legislation, but the legislation did not gain passage from the Rhode Island House of Representatives, and

              WHEREAS, Representatives Almeida, Abney, Diaz, Maldonado and Williams have introduced, as Bill 2015 H-5819 (copy attached) and Senators Metts, Pichardo, Jabour, Miller and Lombardi have introduced, as Bill 2015 S-0269 (copy attached), the Comprehensive Community Police Relationship Act of 2015 based in large part on the 2014 legislation,

              NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Providence City Council hereby declares its support for the passage of House Bill 2015 H-5819 and Senate Bill 2015 S-0269 and urges the General Assembly to vote in favor of its passage.

Meeting History

Apr 2, 2015 7:00 PM Audio/Video City Council Regular Council Meeting
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COUNCILMAN JACKSON Moves to Dispense with the Reading of the foregoing matters, Seconded by COUNCILMAN CORREIA.

COUNCIL PRESIDENT APONTE Refers the Several Resolutions to the Special Committee on State Legislative Affairs.

RESULT:REFERRED
Apr 6, 2015 6:00 PM Audio/Video State Legislative Affairs Regular Meeting
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RESULT:APPROVED, AS AMENDED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:John J. Igliozzi, Councilman Ward 7
SECONDER:Sabina Matos, Councilwoman Ward 15
AYES:Luis A. Aponte, John J. Igliozzi, Sabina Matos, Seth Yurdin
ABSENT:Terrence M. Hassett
Apr 16, 2015 7:00 PM Audio/Video City Council Regular Council Meeting
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RESULT:PASSED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Kevin Jackson, Councilman
SECONDER:Michael J. Correia, Councilman
AYES:Luis A. Aponte, Carmen Castillo, Michael J. Correia, Mary Kay Harris, Terrence M. Hassett, John J. Igliozzi, Kevin Jackson, Wilbur W. Jennings, Sabina Matos, Nicholas J. Narducci, Bryan Principe, Jo-Ann Ryan, Seth Yurdin, Samuel D. Zurier
ABSENT:David A. Salvatore