State Government Press Releases

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03/26/2013
Citing the irregularities with the recording of mortgages and assignments that negatively impact municipalities and consumers, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin filed legislation to require that all transfers of a mortgage interest on residential property be recorded to provide a clean chain of...
03/26/2013
Citing the need to crack down on acts that contribute to public distrust of our government, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin's legislation prohibiting "pay to play" is scheduled to be heard before the House Committee on Judiciary. H5490, sponsored by Representative Michael Marcello,...
03/22/2013
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced that Victor Arciliares (DOB: 12/1/88) was sentenced today by Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to two consecutive life sentences plus 40 years for the October 30, 2010 murder of Alfredo Barros. Arciliares was previously sentenced to...
03/20/2013
As part of the National Mortgage Settlement funding for local efforts to help homeowners facing foreclosure, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin today announced a $150,000 grant to the Housing Action Coalition of Rhode Island. Formerly known as the Statewide Housing Action Coalition, the Housing...
03/20/2013
As witnessed over the last several years, foreclosures lead to vacant homes, which destabilize neighborhoods and further drive down property values as well as having a devastating impact on the families that lose their home. In response, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin filed legislation to the...
03/18/2013
The Office of Attorney General today announced that the Rhode Island Student Loan Authority (RISLA) entered into a settlement agreement in which RISLA acknowledged it violated the Open Meetings Act and agreed to pay the State of Rhode Island a $1,000 civil fine. Under the terms of the...
03/13/2013
Citing the Iranian regime policies to pursue nuclear weapons capability and state-sponsored terrorism worldwide, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin submitted legislation, H5620 sponsored by Representatives Mia Ackerman and Christopher Blazejewski and S0521sponsored by Senator Joshua Miller, to...
03/12/2013
Generic versions of popular pain relievers must be made harder to abuse, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and 47 other state and territorial attorneys general told federal officials in a letter sent today by the National Association of Attorneys General. The letter encourages the U.S. Food...
03/12/2013
Agreement Bans Unauthorized Data Collection, Requires Training of Google Employees on Privacy and Nationwide Campaign to Education Consumers on Protecting Information Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin Tuesday joined 37 states and the District of Columbia in a $7 million settlement...
03/06/2013
Citing the need to protect our elderly and the potential loss of $1.3 million in federal funds to implement a criminal records check program for all those who provide direct patient access services in the long term care field, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin drafted enabling legislation to...