The bill proposes the establishment of a municipal court in the town of Foster, which would be granted original jurisdiction to hear and determine causes involving the violation of any town ordinance. The bill specifies that defendants found guilty, excluding certain violations, may appeal to the Providence county superior court within seven days for a trial de novo. Additionally, the town council of Foster may establish a municipal housing court with jurisdiction over various housing and zoning ordinance violations, including those related to the Rhode Island zoning enabling act, historical area zoning, minimum housing standards, and the state building code, among others. Aggrieved parties from the housing court's final judgment may appeal to the Providence county superior court within twenty days for a trial de novo.

The bill further outlines the powers of the Foster housing court, which include the ability to enforce compliance, order repairs, demolition, or vacating of dwellings in violation, and to place dwellings into receivership. The municipal court is also given concurrent jurisdiction with the Rhode Island traffic tribunal for certain traffic violations. The town council is authorized to appoint judges and clerks for both courts and to enact ordinances for court operation, personnel, and procedures, including establishing a fee schedule. The municipal court may impose fines up to $500 for each offense and has the power to administer oaths, compel witness attendance, and punish for contempt. The act would take effect upon passage.