Every year, the ACLU of RI lobbies on hundreds of bills during Rhode Island's annual Legislative Session. Below are some of the bills we have tracked and testified on before the General Assembly. For more information on how you can advocate on the issues you care about, check out our Advocacy Toolkit.

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Exploitation of Elders (S 670)

In opposing this legislation which would lower the age which would define an “elder” from 65 to 60 years old for the purposes of the criminal offense of “exploiting an elder,” we noted the extremely harsh penalties in the statute.

April 5, 2021 Criminal Justice

Newborn Screening (S 234)

In testifying on a bill mandating a vast expansion of current newborn screening requirements, we urged adoption of an amendment that would continue to limit testing to only those diseases for which there is a medical benefit to the early detection and treatment of the disorder.

March 29, 2021 Privacy