RI Legislation | 2017 | Regular Session

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H5426IntroEstablishes 100% tax credit for disabled/elderly drivers age 65 and older for vehicle modification costs/training fees incurred necessary to retain their license/registration per rules/regs of tax administrator eff. 1/2018.
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 23]
To House Finance Committee
H5788IntroEstablishes a personal income tax debt resolution process within the division of taxation upon submission of an offer in compromise effective July 1, 2018.
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 23]
To House Finance Committee
S0073IntroCreates the "Uniform Act on the Prevention and Remedies for Human Trafficking" which would establish penalties and remedies for human trafficking.
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 23]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
S0502IntroEstablishes limited conditions that must be satisfied to permit an increase in the bed capacity of existing nursing facilities, despite the moratorium on expansion.
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 23]
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
H5876IntroProhibits the sale of liquid that is intended for human consumption and/or use in an electronic nicotine delivery system that is not contained in child resistant packaging, and also bans the use of electronic nicotine delivery systems in schools.
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2017-05-19
Placed on House Calendar (05/25/2017)
H5921IntroGives the city of Woonsocket the power to license and regulate persons selling farm or garden produce, including flowers.
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 24]
To House Municipal Government Committee
H5570IntroEnables certain towns and cities to prorate the homestead exemption.
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 24]
To House Municipal Government Committee
H5663IntroRequires the department of elementary and secondary education, pursuant to rules promulgated by the commissioner of elementary and secondary education, to develop curricular material on financial literacy.
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 24]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
S0490IntroProvides insurance for infertility regardless of marital status and also increases the maximum treatment age from 40 years to 42 years. Also redefines the term "infertility" to mean a woman who is unable to sustain a pregnancy during a period of 1 ye...
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 23]
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
H5251IntroEstablishes a community senior services grant program to provide financial assistance to municipalities and nonprofit organizations which operate senior centers and/or senior programs.
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 24]
To House Finance Committee
S0500IntroIncreases psychology board from 5 to 7 members and allows delegations of disciplinary hearings to a hearing officer.
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 23]
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
S0273IntroPlaces time requirements on the implementation of any project authorized by the state traffic commission.
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 24]
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
S0390IntroDefines animal hoarding and would add animal hoarding to the list of conduct considered cruelty to animals and proscribed by law.
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 23]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
S0161PassRatifies and validates the amendment to the South Kingstown Home Rule Charter which was approved by the electors of the town of South Kingstown at the polls on November 8, 2016.
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2017-05-19
Effective without Governor's signature
S0603IntroRequires that matters adjudicated under the Automated School-Zone-Speed-Enforcement System Act of 2016 be done in accordance with rules promulgated by the Chief Magistrate of the Traffic Tribunal.
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 23]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
S0713IntroDefines snow removal contracts between service providers and service receivers and limit liability between them and declare indemnity agreements void as against public policy.
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 25]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
S0488IntroAmends the definition of "individualized program plan" for purposes of the state's division of developmental disabilities to include evaluation of skill sets taught by outside sources.
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 25]
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
H5165IntroAuthorizes the appropriation of the sum of one million, two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($1,250,000) to the Westerly Higher Education and Job Skills Center, for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2017.
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 24]
To House Finance Committee
H6174IntroAmends the statute regarding civil defense license plates to provide that such plates shall now be identified as emergency management plates, and further provides that the plates may be issued to emergency management directors.
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 25]
To House Finance Committee
H5224IntroCreates the "Small Cell Siting Act", which specifies how local authorities may regulate the collocation of small wireless facilities and small wireless facility networks.
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 23]
To House Corporations Committee
H5618IntroMakes educational institutions and nonprofit corporations established pursuant to chapter 6 of title 7 eligible for net-metering financing arrangements.
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2017-05-19
Placed on House Calendar (05/25/2017)
S0611IntroLimits the judiciary's publicly available list of delinquent persons to the 100 delinquent persons owing the largest amount of court imposed or court related fees, and other monetary obligations which have been unpaid for a period in excess of 90 day...
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 23]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
S0810IntroEstablishes the Rhode Island cooperative water authority. The authority would have the power to acquire, lease, manage, sell, and otherwise deal with land and water supply systems and authorized to issue bonds and notes in furtherance of its mission.
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 25]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
S0809IntroRequires write-in candidates to file a declaration of intent (7) days prior to the election. Write-in votes would be counted for those filing declarations only unless no candidate appeared on the ballot.
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 23]
Scheduled for consideration (05/23/2017)
H5778IntroEstablishes the "Rhode Island Livable Home Tax Credit Act", and would provide for its administration.
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 24]
To House Finance Committee
S0692IntroIncreases the amount of time, from fourteen (14) days to twenty-eight (28) days, for a summons to issue solely based on evidence obtained by use of an automated traffic-violation-detection system.
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 23]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
S0455IntroRequires the state and municipalities to award bids for purchases of goods or services to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder whose bid is the lowest price.
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 25]
To Senate Finance Committee
S0642IntroMoves state employee public safety professionals from the state retirement system to the municipal retirement system, effective July 1, 2017. It sets their retirement contribution to 10% of their compensation.
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 23]
To Senate Finance Committee
H5490IntroRequires auto manufacturers to compensate dealers for vehicles subject to "stop-sale" or "do-not-drive" orders.
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 23]
To House Corporations Committee
H5818IntroAmends the definition of "Patient safety work product" to conform with the federal "Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005".
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 24]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
S0885IntroCreates a reporting requirement for the commissioners of education and the council on elementary and secondary education concerning teacher training and the effect of new regulations.
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 24]
To Senate Education Committee
H5460IntroAllows cities, towns, and school districts to cease implementation of state mandates up to 50% of reimbursement shortfall.
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 24]
To House Finance Committee
S0497IntroPermits an audit or claims investigation for a pattern of inappropriate billing only if it is determined that the claims are known by the provider to be inappropriate.
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 25]
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
S0597IntroIncreases the guardianship ad litem maximum fee from $400 to $800 in guardian/limited guardianship proceedings.
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 25]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
H5744IntroAdds tutoring to the list of occupations which may be performed at a state college or university by a retired public officer or employee without forfeiture or impairment of retirement benefits, subject to an annual limitation of $15,000.
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 24]
To House Finance Committee
S0605IntroAllows those individuals with prior convictions for possession with intent to deliver or crimes of violence, to be eligible for the drug court program in Superior Court.
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 23]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
H5235IntroProvides that estates in Rhode Island be taxed at a rate equal to the maximum credit for state death taxes allowed by the federal revenue act, which exemption is set at five million, four hundred ninety thousand dollars ($5,490,000) in 2017.
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 23]
To House Finance Committee
S0884IntroProvides that a charter public school that operates or will operate elementary school grades, middle school grades or high school grades shall be considered a network charter school notwithstanding the facility or the administration of the school.
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 24]
To Senate Education Committee
S0545IntroRepeals the law which provides enhanced penalties of a fine of not more than $250/ imprisonment for not more than 6 months for disclosure of health care information with respect to an individual diagnosis and treatment of a sexually transmitted disea...
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 23]
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
H5170IntroRequires active duty military personnel receive daycare services for their dependents at state expense.
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 23]
To House Finance Committee
H5973IntroAllows unionized firefighters to enter into an agreement which continues all contractual provisions contained in an expiring contract until a successor agreement has been reached.
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 25]
To House Labor Committee
S0322IntroJoint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $2,000,000 To The Rhode Island State Police Municipal Police Academy For Law Enforcement Mental Health First Aid Training (authorizes The Appropriation Of The Sum Of $2,000,000 To The Rhode Island State Pol...
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 23]
To Senate Finance Committee
H5520IntroDecriminalizes second, third and subsequent violations of §31-27-2.1 in cases of refusal to submit to a blood test in light of recent precedent but would also set forth new civil penalties for second, third and subsequent violations.
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 24]
To House Judiciary Committee
S0367IntroAllows the state to take certain actions in regard to state gaming as a result the recent referendum authorizing the establishment of a new casino gaming facility in the town of Tiverton.
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 23]
To Senate Finance Committee
S0610IntroAmends the definition of "domestic abuse" to include acts by a person who knowingly/willfully encourages/aids/coerces any minor child to engage in commercial sex acts and allows a parent or legal custodian to seek a protective order on behalf of a mi...
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 23]
Scheduled for consideration (05/23/2017)
H6041IntroEstablishes a voluntary mutual consent sibling adoption registry where adult adopted children and adult siblings can identify each other.
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 24]
To House Judiciary Committee
H5715IntroLimits the judiciary's publicly available list of delinquent persons to the 100 delinquent persons owing the largest amount of court imposed or court related fees, and other monetary obligations which have been unpaid for a period in excess of 90 day...
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 24]
To House Judiciary Committee
H6216IntroProhibits the rental or leasing of a dog or cat as a "forever pet" where the animal is used as collateral for a loan or subject to repossession.
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 24]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
S0803IntroMakes a technical correction to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act.
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 23]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
S0493IntroRequires health care professionals upon issuance of initial opioid prescription to discuss with patient/parent/guardian risk of developing dependence/addiction/potential of overdose/death/adverse risks of concurrent use of alcohol/other psychoactive ...
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2017-05-19
[Hearing: May 23]
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
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