House Judiciary Committee meets on Thursday to hear several bills


STATE HOUSE – The House Judiciary Committee will be meeting on Thursday, March 2 at the Rise of the House (approximately 4:30 p.m.) in Room 101 of the State House to hear testimony on several bills.

Among the legislation being heard by the committee are the following bills:

·            2023-H 5362, sponsored by Rep. Jennifer A. Stewart (D-Dist. 59, Pawtucket), increases the amount of time of notice a residential landlord must give to a tenant prior to any rent increase.

·            2023-H 5433, sponsored by Deputy Speaker Raymond A. Hull (D-Dist. 6, Providence, North Providence), requires default notices to lessees of self-service storage facilities to be sent to the lessee's last known address and would repeal the necessity of certified mail and repeal the necessity of publication for three weeks.

·            2023-H 5579, sponsored by Rep. Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung (R-Dist. 15, Cranston), allows termination of a residential lease by a domestic abuse victim, sexual assault victim or a stalking victim.

·            2023-H 5690, sponsored by Rep. Cherie L. Cruz (D-Dist. 58, Pawtucket), provides that landlords would pay interest on security deposits in residential landlord-tenant matters.

·            2023-H 5689, sponsored by Rep. Joshua J. Giraldo (D-Dist. 56, Central Falls), prohibits a landlord from inquiring about the immigration status of a tenant subject to any federal laws or regulations, but may request financial information or proof of identity.

The meeting will be televised live on Capitol Television, which can be seen on Cox on Channels 15 and 61, on i3Broadband on Channel 15 and on Channel 34 by Verizon subscribers.  The meeting will also be live streamed at