2003 -- H 6605
A N A C T
RELATING TO CRIMINAL PROCEDURE -- PRELIMINARY PROCEEDINGS IN DISTRICT
Introduced By: Representative Robert E. Flaherty
Date Introduced: July 02, 2003
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Section 12-10-4 of the General Laws in Chapter 12-10 entitled "Preliminary
Proceedings in District Courts" is hereby amended to read as follows:
12-10-4. Plea on offense beyond trial jurisdiction of district court. -- Whenever any
person shall be brought before a district court upon a complaint charging him or her with an
offense which is not within the
jurisdiction of the court to try and determine, the court
shall not receive from that person a plea
of guilty and shall proceed to the further disposition of the complaint according to law. may, with the written consent of the attorney
general or his or her
authorized designee, and with a waiver of indictment or information by such person, acting with
the benefit of counsel, receive a plea of guilty or nolo contendere and may impose sentence.
There shall be no appeal to the superior court. Any district court judge performing these duties
shall receive the same salary as a superior court judge would receive.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.