Chapter 273

2007 -- S 0470 AS AMENDED

Enacted 07/06/07


A N  A C T



     Introduced By: Senators McBurney, Jabour, C Levesque, and McCaffrey

     Date Introduced: February 13, 2007


It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:


     SECTION 1. Section 8-1-3 of the General Laws in Chapter 8-1 entitled "Supreme Court"

is hereby amended to read as follows:


     8-1-3. Written opinions. -- The supreme court shall render written opinions in all cases

decided by it wherein points of law, pleading, or practice have arisen which are novel or of

sufficient importance to warrant written opinions. Three (3) copies of each opinion or rescript

shall be prepared and filed by the secretary of the court A supreme court administrative assistant

shall prepare and file with the clerk of the court at the time of filing the original paper copy and

an electronic copy of each opinion or rescript; one copy the clerk shall then distribute copies for

the use of the reporter, and one for the plaintiffs, and one for the defendants each of the parties

involved in the cause in which the opinion or rescript is given not less than two (2) hours prior to

the posting of the opinion on the supreme court website. Each of these copies shall be certified as

a true copy by the clerk. Thereafter, the clerk shall forthwith send to the office of the governor,

lieutenant governor, the speaker of the house, the majority leaders and minority leaders of both

the house and the senate and the chairperson of house and senate committees on judiciary a true

post a copy of the opinion on the supreme court website.


     SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.