2007 -- S 0470 AS AMENDED
A N A C T
RELATING TO COURTS AND CIVIL PROCEDURE - SUPREME COURT
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
Three (3) copies of each opinion or rescript shall be prepared and filed by the secretary of
A supreme court administrative assistant
shall prepare and file with the clerk of the
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
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.