RI Legislation | 2018 | Regular Session

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S2444IntroExempts residential property from the definition of vacant property provided the owner of the property is in the process of renovation and/or rehabilitation.
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2018-05-22
To Senate Judiciary Committee
S2597IntroProvides the method by which records are to be furnished relative to an employee's statement of earnings.
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2018-05-22
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/24/2018)
S2440IntroRequires the secretary of state to notify the appropriate elected official of a newly registered voter's most recent former place of residence, only if it is located outside of Rhode Island.
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2018-05-22
Committee recommends passage
S2603IntroEstablishes special requirements for fiscal impact statements relative to the department of corrections.
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2018-05-22
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/24/2018)
S2291IntroProvides that cell phone tracking notice and warrant requirements do not apply to location information obtained by court order intercepting wire/oral communications or pen registers/trap and trace devices.
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2018-05-22
Committee recommends passage
S2026EngrossIncludes a facility's potential detrimental impact on the community as a factor to be considered when approving the construction or operation of a solid waste management facility.
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2018-05-22
Senate read and passed
H7560EngrossEliminates the requirement that a waiver for fuel content standards be obtained from both weights and measures (DLT) and the department of environmental management (DEM).
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2018-05-22
House read and passed
H7194EngrossRequires driver's instruction courses and tests to include instruction information on driver's responsible conduct and rights during a traffic stop.
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2018-05-22
House read and passed
H8078EngrossAllows Daniel Ovoian to join Helen Trinh Pham and Steven Wood Criscione in marriage on or about June 2, 2018, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
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2018-05-22
Committee recommends passage in concurrence
S2308IntroExcludes evaluations or other personnel records of public school employees from being deemed public records.
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2018-05-22
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/24/2018)
H7910IntroExempts from the real estate conveyance tax the transfer of interests in any housing development, financed in whole or in part by federal low-income housing tax credits.
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2018-05-22
[Hearing: May 24]
To House Finance Committee
S2838IntroAllows municipal water supply system and any regional water quality management district commission to enter into an agreement called a "transaction" effectively merging the entities and becoming a public utility.
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2018-05-22
[Hearing: May 24]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
S2778IntroProvides a procedure for the seizure of any animal found to be abandoned, neglected, or hazardously accumulated as well as a procedure for the disposition of seized animals that are so injured or diseased that said seized animals should be destroyed.
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2018-05-22
[Hearing: May 23]
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
S2607IntroDistinguishes the criminal penalties for violating a final order of the Contractors' Registration Board. Judgments less than $5,000 are misdemeanors; judgments $5,000 or more are felonies.
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2018-05-22
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/24/2018)
H8044IntroDirects the general treasurer to remit to the town of Scituate 5% of the monies received from the Providence water supply board to reimburse the town for services provided to the Scituate Reservoir.
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2018-05-22
[Hearing: May 24]
To House Finance Committee
S2908EngrossTo Vacate The Forfeiture Or Revocation Of The Charter Of The Barn Yard Enterprises, Inc.
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2018-05-22
Senate read and passed
S2492IntroAuthorizes the supreme court to issue "extreme risk protections orders" requiring the surrender of all firearms from persons determined to be capable of causing personal injury.
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2018-05-22
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/24/2018)
H8153IntroAuthorizes the town of Smithfield to issue not more than $45,000,000 bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness to finance the construction, renovation, improvement, alteration and repair, furnishing and equipping of schools and school faciliti...
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2018-05-22
[Hearing: May 24]
To House Finance Committee
S2453IntroRaises the minimum attorneys' fee awarded to a claimant from fifty dollars ($50) to two hundred fifty dollars ($250) in certain instances in unemployment compensation matters.
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2018-05-22
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/24/2018)
S2570IntroAmends the State False Claims Act to reflect amendments to the Federal False Claims Act.
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2018-05-22
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/24/2018)
H8093IntroExempts Associated Radio Amateurs of Southern New England from real and personal property taxes.
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2018-05-22
[Hearing: May 24]
To House Finance Committee
H8183IntroJoint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $150,000 To The Opportunities Industrialization Center Of Rhode Island (authorizes The Appropriation Of The Sum Of $150,000 To The Opportunities Industrialization Center Of Rhode Island.)
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2018-05-22
[Hearing: May 24]
To House Finance Committee
S2710EngrossProvides that a vehicle unlawfully parked in a properly marked "handicapped parking" space would be towed at the owners expense.
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2018-05-22
Senate read and passed
H7873IntroDirects council on postsecondary education to assess $50.00 per semester transportation fee on RI public college students with student ID cards serving as pass for services furnished/operated by RI public transit authority.
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2018-05-22
[Hearing: May 24]
To House Finance Committee
S2287EngrossComprehensively expands the registration of motor vehicle airbags to prohibit the manufacture and importation of substandard airbags and broaden the definition of airbags.
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2018-05-22
Senate read and passed
S2540IntroIncludes behavioral health counseling visits and medication maintenance visits as primary care visits for patient cost-sharing requirements under the provisions of a health plan.
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2018-05-22
Senate passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)
S2691IntroTransfers jurisdiction of the offenses in § 11-9-5 of the general laws ("cruelty to or neglect of child") from the Rhode Island Family Court to the Rhode Island Superior Court.
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2018-05-22
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/24/2018)
S2589IntroProvides immunity to persons donating food to food banks.
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2018-05-22
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/24/2018)
H7607IntroMandates each motor vehicle policy insurer provide a weekly record of each policy to the department of motor vehicles. A vehicle owner not insured for four (4) reporting periods must be notified to meet certain requirements.
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2018-05-22
House passed Sub A
S2925IntroSenate Resolution Congratulating The Westerly Unified Basketball Team For Winning The Rhode Island Division Iii Championship
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2018-05-22
Placed on the Senate Consent Calendar (05/23/2018)
S2423IntroIncreases the maximum administrative penalty levied against real estate brokers and salespersons from one thousand dollars ($1,000) to two thousand dollars ($2,000) per violation.
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2018-05-22
Committee recommends passage
H8113EngrossAllows Warren Tolman to join Linda DeSantis and Chris Berardi in marriage on or about June 23, 2018, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
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2018-05-22
Committee recommends passage in concurrence
S2543IntroProvides for authorizations for services to developmentally disabled adults issued on or after October 1, 2018, be developed on an annual basis with funding for these services to be issued on an annual basis.
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2018-05-22
Senate passed Sub A
S2133EngrossProtects homeless persons in possession of a service animal, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, from being denied access to any homeless shelter in violation of the ADA or the state or federal Fair Housing Practices Acts.
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2018-05-22
Senate read and passed
H7516IntroExempts from taxation the donation of alcoholic beverages to nonprofit organizations that are exempt from federal taxation under § 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
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2018-05-22
[Hearing: May 24]
To House Finance Committee
S2427IntroRequires notice to the assessor of new subdivisions of land and provides for a proration of real estate taxes to be applied thereto.
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2018-05-22
Committee recommends passage
H8066IntroIncreases funding appropriated to staffing for developmental disabilities direct support services by an equal amount when an increase of the minimum wage rate occurs.
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2018-05-22
[Hearing: May 24]
To House Finance Committee
S2870IntroPrevents credit history or score from being used to determine insurance rates.
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2018-05-22
Committee recommends passage
S2632IntroLimits the number of registered sex offenders in any facility that operates as a homeless shelter whether on state or private property. Those limits may be exceeded if the facility complies with the provisions of § 11-37.1-21(c).
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2018-05-22
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/24/2018)
S2902PassSenate Resolution Congratulating E-cubed Academy Students On Winning The High School Change Maker Award At Generation Citizen's Civic Day
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2018-05-22
Senate read and passed
S2292IntroMakes possession or use of a semi-automatic weapon rapid fire device to include bump stock, binary trigger or trigger crank punishable by up to ten (10) years imprisonment and/or a ten thousand dollars ($10,000) fine.
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2018-05-22
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/24/2018)
H8100IntroProvides that the state would reimburse the school committees for the costs of providing student transportation services to public and private school pupils. Effective July 1, 2018.
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2018-05-22
[Hearing: May 24]
To House Finance Committee
H8112EngrossAllows Stephen E. Cicilline to join Julie A. DeCesare and Stephen E. Cicilline, Jr., in marriage on or about June 15, 2018, within the City of Cranston, Rhode Island.
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2018-05-22
Committee recommends passage in concurrence
S2865IntroAllows a minor to bring specified malpractice actions at any time up to reaching twenty-one (21) years of age.
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2018-05-22
Placed on Senate Calendar (05/24/2018)
S2420IntroJoint Resolution Creating A Special Task Force To Investigate And Make Recommendations For Any Changes To The Law, Court Rules Or To Policies And Procedures Currently In Place To Enhance The Timely And Complete Disclosure Of Discoverable Material In ...
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2018-05-22
Committee recommends passage of Sub A
H7934IntroExempts the North Kingstown, Exeter Animal Protection League, Inc., from taxation in the town of North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
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2018-05-21
[Hearing: May 24]
To House Municipal Government Committee
S2741EngrossTo Vacate The Forfeiture Or Revocation Of The Charter Of Eastland Builders, Inc.
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2018-05-20
[Hearing: May 23]
To House Corporations Committee
S2849EngrossTo Vacate The Forfeiture Or Revocation Of The Charter Of J.b. Simon, Inc.
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2018-05-20
[Hearing: May 23]
To House Corporations Committee
S2850EngrossTo Vacate The Forfeiture Or Revocation Of The Charter Of Tuckertown Fire Department, Inc.
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2018-05-20
[Hearing: May 23]
To House Corporations Committee
S2875EngrossTo Vacate The Forfeiture Or Revocation Of The Charter Of Mariners Memorial Foundation
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2018-05-20
[Hearing: May 23]
To House Corporations Committee
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