RI Legislation | 2019 | Regular Session

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S0325IntroAllows the governor to designate any person to solemnize a marriage within the state of Rhode Island on a particular day and within a particular city or town.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 28]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
S0168IntroIncreases the maximum dollar amount from two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to five thousand dollars ($5,000) for claims handled in small claims court.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 28]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
S0251IntroExtends requirement to collect sales tax to remote sellers in a way that conforms to a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision making it easier for states to compel collection of the sales tax from retailers who do not have a physical presence in their st...
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2019-03-22
Placed on House Calendar (03/26/2019)
S0374IntroIncrementally increases from the $3.89 per hour subminimum wage for tipped workers to $9.00 per hour on January 1, 2023, Starting on January 1, 2024, the minimum hourly wage for tipped workers would be equal to the state's regular minimum hourly wage...
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 27]
To Senate Labor Committee
S0207IntroApplies a tax to moderate-income housing equal to eight percent (8%) of the property's previous years' gross scheduled rental income.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 28]
To Senate Finance Committee
S0414IntroDefines small, large and residential wind energy systems. Provides that the zoning ordinance for wind energy systems establish requirements and guidelines consistent with the latest technical paper published by the statewide planning program.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 27]
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
H5298IntroPermits a registered nurse who is enrolled in an accredited nurse anesthesia program to practice as a nurse anesthetist under the supervision of a certified registered nurse anesthetist or an anesthesiologist.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 27]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
S0316IntroRequires employers to give their employees, who make a timely request, two (2) hours of paid leave to vote. This act would be enforced by the department of labor and training.
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2019-03-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
H5659IntroComprehensively addresses wage discrimination by expanding employee protections and the scope of the remedies available to employees who have experienced wage discrimination.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 27]
To House Labor Committee
S0408IntroRefuse Disposal - Exempting Post-use Polymers, Gasification Processes And Recoverable Feed Stocks
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 27]
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
S0328IntroEstablishes portability of unused estate tax credit of predeceasing spouse by surviving spouse for descendents dying after 12/31/18.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 28]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
S0468IntroIncludes the general assembly elections in the risk-limiting audits within the jurisdiction of the board of elections.
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2019-03-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
H5518IntroEnhances community protection during federal immigration enforcement and investigatory actions, identifying certain community locations as "sensitive locations" requiring those locations receive a warrant before granting access to enforcement agents.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 27]
To House Judiciary Committee
S0692IntroIncreases the number of members of the transit authority from eight to nine and makes the mayor of Providence or designee an ex officio member with voting privileges.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 28]
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
S0260IntroExempts natural hair braiders from the requirement to be licensed as hairdressers or cosmeticians, and would define the practice of natural hair braiding.
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2019-03-22
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
H5888IntroAllows that the year of manufacture plate need only be attached to the rear of the vehicle.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 28]
To House Special Legislation Committee
H5412IntroJoint Resolution To Approve And Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution Of The State (biennial State Budget) (this Joint Resolution Would Require The Governor To Prepare And Present To The General Assembly A ...
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 26]
To House Finance Committee
S0137IntroRegulates prescription drug marketing by manufacturers using strategies offering various discounts to disguise costs of high priced drugs versus lower costs alternatives and makes discounts available to individuals without health insurance. Eff. 1/1/...
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 28]
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
H5893IntroEstablishes electronic data privacy act prohibiting any government entity from accessing electronic devices without search warrant. Consent, judicially recognized warrant exceptions, good faith and other exceptions would apply to the warrant requirem...
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2019-03-22
To House Judiciary Committee
H5206IntroJoint Resolution To Approve And Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution Of The State-line Item Veto (this Proposed Amendment To The Constitution Would Provide The Governor With A Line-item Veto On The Budget ...
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 26]
To House Finance Committee
H5892IntroExpands definition of "employee" to include a caterer licensed by the department of health and division of taxation and food truck.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 27]
To House Labor Committee
H5511IntroAllows DMV to issue driving privilege licenses/permits to applicants unable to establish lawful presence in US which are not valid for ID purposes effective July 1, 2019.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 27]
To House Judiciary Committee
H5246IntroProhibits renting/leasing/financing sales of dogs/cats. Sets forth penalties for violations and exemptions to the act.
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2019-03-22
Placed on House Calendar (03/27/2019)
H5506IntroChanges the definition of owner to exclude the state and municipalities for the purposes of liability limitations relating to public use of private lands.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 27]
To House Judiciary Committee
H5828IntroEstablishes a system for the regulation and taxation for adult use and cultivation of marijuana.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 26]
To House Judiciary Committee
S0474IntroAllows local boards of canvassers to combine voting districts in special elections for approval/rejection of questions or when no officials will be elected or in primary elections only with board of election approval.
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2019-03-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
S0600IntroSets an earlier deadline for the filing of declaration of candidacy and nomination papers while also moving the party primary from September to August.
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2019-03-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
S0189IntroCreates "The Rhode Island Utility Fair Share Roadway Repair Act" which requires public utilities to properly repair and repave roadways affected by the actions of the utility.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 26]
To Senate Commerce Committee
S0323IntroPermits campaign funds to be used to pay all childcare expenses that are incurred as a direct result of campaign activity.
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2019-03-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
H5558IntroAuthorizes a licensed pharmacist, who successfully completes a course on tobacco cessation therapy, to prescribe and dispense tobacco cessation drug products to a qualified patient pursuant to rules adopted by the board of pharmacy.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 27]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
S0684IntroRequires reimbursement payments from the general fund to volunteer fire departments responding to emergencies on or along Route 95.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 28]
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
H5479IntroRequires that all local, state and federal voting be conducted through the use of paper ballots.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 27]
To House Judiciary Committee
S0041IntroExtends the co-operation requirement public utilities have by law with contractors involved in state construction projects to municipal, political subdivisions and other quasi-governmental agencies.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 26]
To Senate Commerce Committee
H5301IntroProvides that any law or regulations which prohibits or protects a person from exposure to second-hand smoke would include second-hand marijuana smoke.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 27]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
H5550IntroRequires various health care facilities and child care facilities to have automated external defibrillators on site.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 27]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
S0631IntroAmends the current election laws to facilitate mail ballot voting and early in-person voting.
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2019-03-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
S0475IntroAdopts the uniform interstate depositions and discovery act, and amends the current law regarding depositions taken for use in a foreign jurisdiction by referencing the new act.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 28]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
S0710IntroProvides for a fee increase for filing an action in district court, superior court and family court.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 28]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
S0222EngrossRatifies the Home Rule Charter amendments adopted and approved by the electors of North Smithfield on November 6, 2018.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 28]
To House Municipal Government Committee
H5296IntroProvides that pharmacists shall disclose lesser price drug substitutions unless directed otherwise by the doctor. Exempts pharmacists automatically charging the lowest available price.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 27]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
S0476IntroExpands jurisdiction of the family court related to custody or guardianship of immigrant children to include immigrant persons between 18 years and 21 years of age for purposes of abuse and neglect determinations in accordance with federal law.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 28]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
S0052IntroIncreases the maximum tax on qualifying low-income property from eight percent (8%) of the previous year's gross scheduled rental income to ten percent (10%) of the prospective year's gross scheduled rental income.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 28]
To Senate Finance Committee
S0486IntroRequire that a person mailing a mail ballot be either the spouse, guardian or relative by blood or marriage of the person voting by mail ballot.
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2019-03-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
H5559IntroRequires the RIDE, within the next three years, to create a plan where all RI teachers would be trained in the BEARS curriculum (BEARS training includes hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Heimlich maneuver, and bleeding control).
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2019-03-22
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
S0470IntroRemoves the exception to the ($100,000.00) limitation of damages when the state is engaged in a proprietary function in the commission of a tort, and would exempt the state and any city or town or fire district from interest awards in civil actions.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 28]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
S0587IntroChanges the month in which candidates for public office are required to declare their candidacy from June to April.
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2019-03-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
S0239IntroIncreases the compensation of direct-care staff of nursing facilities as a result of the application of the inflation index.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 27]
To Senate Labor Committee
H5466IntroRequires that all electrical work performed in the state be done in accordance with the latest edition of the National Electrical Code, and would also require that the state building commission adopt the latest edition of the National Electrical Code...
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 26]
To House Corporations Committee
S0386EngrossTo Vacate The Forfeiture Or Revocation Of The Charter Of Mp Cleaning Co. Inc.
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2019-03-22
Placed on House Calendar (03/28/2019)
H5520IntroRequires any mayoral academy which is part of a network that seeks to be established or expanded to provide evidence that its attrition rates, special education rates and suspension rates are within acceptable averages.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 27]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
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