RI Legislation | 2017 | Regular Session

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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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2017-03-30
To Senate Judiciary Committee
S0691IntroAuthorizes cities and towns to tax certain real and/or nonprofit tangible properties owned by nonprofit educational and hospital institutions commencing with assessment performed 12/31/17 and every year thereafter.
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2017-03-30
To Senate Finance Committee
H6041IntroEstablishes a voluntary mutual consent sibling adoption registry where adult adopted children and adult siblings can identify each other.
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2017-03-30
To House Judiciary Committee
S0688IntroSenate Resolution Celebrating March 25, 2017 As The 196th Anniversary Of Greek Independence Day
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2017-03-30
Recommended for Immediate Consideration
H6030IntroMakes it easier for locally administered municipal retirement plans to join the municipal employees' retirement system, by providing greater flexibility in funding policies than would otherwise be required.
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2017-03-30
To House Finance Committee
H6033IntroAuthorize the RI health benefit exchange to seek a waiver under the Affordable Care Act to allow qualified small business owners/sole proprietors to purchase qualified health benefit plans offered by the exchange directly from a registered carrier.
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2017-03-30
To House Corporations Committee
H6037IntroAllows the Honorable Scott Avedisian to join Alicia Elizabeth Seguin and Joshua Michael Sylvain in marriage on or about May 6, 2017, within the City of Warwick, Rhode Island.
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2017-03-30
To House Judiciary Committee
S0689IntroRaises the local hotel tax rate from one percent to two and one-half percent.
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2017-03-30
To Senate Finance Committee
H6027IntroProves that correctional officers with twenty-five (25) years of service and who are at least fifty-five (55) years of age, shall be entitled to a non-Medicare-eligible retiree health care insurance benefit.
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2017-03-30
To House Finance Committee
H6029IntroRepeals the estate and transfer taxes and takes effect on July 1, 2017 and applies to estates of decedents whose death occurs on or after July 1, 2017.
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2017-03-30
To House Finance Committee
S0690IntroAmends the state aid funding formula for compensation of school districts for the additional costs of students learning English.
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2017-03-30
To Senate Finance Committee
H6036IntroHouse Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study The Labeling And Sales Of Homeopathic Medications (creates A 9 Member Commission To Study And Provide Recommendations On The Labeling And Sales Of Homeopathic Medication, And Reports...
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2017-03-30
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
H6040IntroAuthorizes the attorney general to enter into agreements with other states and counties from other states to recognize and give reciprocity to concealed weapon permit holders allowing them to carry concealed weapons in this state.
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2017-03-30
To House Judiciary Committee
H6035IntroHouse Resolution Extending The Reporting And Expiration Dates And Amending The Membership Of The Special House Commission To Study The Presence And Treatment Of Lead In Drinking Water In The State Of Rhode Island (amends Membership And Extends The Re...
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2017-03-30
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
S0660IntroRepeals the requirement of notice to husband of a patient before an abortion procedure.
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2017-03-29
To Senate Judiciary Committee
S0663IntroRestricts the jurisdiction of probate courts over change of name to the names of persons eighteen (18) years of age or older.
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2017-03-29
To Senate Judiciary Committee
S0655IntroValidates and ratifies amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the city of East Providence, which amendments were adopted and approved by the electors of the city of East Providence on November 8, 2016.
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2017-03-29
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
S0161EngrossRatifies 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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2017-03-29
Committee recommends passage in concurrence
S0633IntroAlters the membership, reporting protocol, and meeting requirements of the civic education commission.
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2017-03-29
To Senate Education Committee
H5317PassHouse Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Rhode Island Department Of Environmental Management To Conduct A Study Of The Impact The New Environmental Protection Agency Policies And Rules Will Have On Its Ability To Preserve And Protect Rhode Island...
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2017-03-29
House read and passed
H6020IntroAllows Azarig Kooloian, Jr., to join Kim Kooloian and David Anthony Ventris in marriage on or about June 24, 2017, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
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2017-03-29
To House Judiciary Committee
S0373EngrossRequires that any applicant or holder of a retail license for the sale of alcoholic beverages be required to file a certificate of insurance evidencing liability insurance coverage in certain minimum amounts.
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2017-03-29
To House Corporations 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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2017-03-29
To Senate Finance Committee
H6025IntroJoint Resolution Appropriating Sufficient Sums To Pay One-half The Costs Of Teachers In Obtaining An International Dyslexia Association ("ida") Aligned Graduate Certificate In Dyslexia Knowledge And Practice (appropriates Sufficient Sums To Pay One-h...
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2017-03-29
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
S0653IntroEstablishes a separate variance process for certain properties that sustain damages as a result of a state emergency or local disaster emergency.
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2017-03-29
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
S0664IntroMakes numerous changes to the procedures regarding the issuance of concealed carry permits, the fees associated with their issuance, and the public records accessible by the public in relating thereto.
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2017-03-29
To Senate Judiciary Committee
S0681IntroTo Vacate The Forfeiture Or Revocation Of The Charter Of Rubalcook, Inc.
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2017-03-29
Placed on the Senate Consent Calendar (03/30/2017)
S0667IntroProhibits a lender from filing an action for a deficiency judgment following a short sale of residential property if the lender reports to the IRS it has cancelled all or part of the borrower's debt and provides the borrower with a copy of the report...
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2017-03-29
To Senate Judiciary Committee
S0294IntroDirects the Rhode Island commerce corporation to develop a combat veterans' small business loan program.
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2017-03-29
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
S0666IntroLimits the time period to no more than 180 days relating to warrants issued to electronic communication services for information/content relating to their customers with one or more extensions of up to 180 days per extension subject to court approval...
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2017-03-29
To Senate Judiciary Committee
S0020EngrossPermits grandfathering the licensing of barbers, hairdressers, cosmeticians, manicurists and estheticians on the basis of work experience or work in another state.
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2017-03-29
To House Corporations Committee
S0657IntroAuthorizes the town council of the town of Warren to create a municipal housing court and defines that court's jurisdiction.
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2017-03-29
To Senate Judiciary Committee
S0669IntroCreates the young adult voluntary extension of care program that would extend the age of foster care from age eighteen (18) to age twenty-one (21) and would provide a range of programs and services to carry out the purpose of the act.
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2017-03-29
To Senate Judiciary Committee
H6022IntroDefines 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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2017-03-29
To House Corporations Committee
S0627PassSenate Resolution Expressing Condolences To The Tucker Family On The Passing Of Woodrow W. Tucker
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2017-03-29
Senate read and passed
H5588PassHouse Resolution Amending The Membership Of The Permanent Advisory Council For The Rhode Island House Veterans' Affairs Committee
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2017-03-29
House read and passed
S0643IntroRequires all hospitals and freestanding ambulatory surgical facilities to adopt policies to use a smoke evacuation system for surgical procedures that generate surgical smoke.
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2017-03-29
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
H5399IntroHouse Resolution Recognizing The Fetus As A Human Life Upon The Existence Of A Heartbeat
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2017-03-29
To House Judiciary Committee
H5605IntroDefines covered animals and prohibits their abuse and sale.
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2017-03-29
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
S0668IntroProhibits a lender from filing an action for a deficiency judgment following a short sale of residential property if the lender reports to the IRS it has cancelled all or part of the borrower's debt and provides the borrower with a copy of the report...
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2017-03-29
To Senate Judiciary Committee
H6017IntroProvides students attending public or private schools enrolled in grades K-12 with a student's bill of rights prohibiting discrimination based on race, sex, gender, economic status or mental, physical, developmental or sensory disabilities.
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2017-03-29
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
H5741IntroProhibits smoking in common areas of multi-unit residential developments.
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2017-03-29
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
S0677IntroReplaces the American Arbitration Association, as the selector of labor arbitrators, in non-grievance contract matters, with the director of the department of labor and training.
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2017-03-29
To Senate Labor Committee
S0353IntroFacilitates for military service members and their spouses to obtain certifications and licenses issued by the department of environmental management.
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2017-03-29
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
S0644IntroRequires insurance plans to include coverage for effective communication access services between patients who are deaf and their healthcare professionals in order to ensure that their health needs and treatments are understood.
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2017-03-29
To Senate Health and Human Services Committee
S0257EngrossExempts from taxation the Artic Playhouse located at 1249 Main Street in West Warwick.
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2017-03-29
Committee recommends passage in concurrence
S0680IntroSenate Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Rhode Island Department Of Transportation To Install A Plaque Memorializing The Andrews Brothers On Exit 6 On I-195e (names The Ramp Of Exit 6 On I-195e After The Four (4) Andrews Brothers Who Served In W...
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2017-03-29
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
S0661IntroProvides that any applicant for employment or volunteer activity of a religious organization, undergo a national background check at the request of said religious organization, as a condition of employment.
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2017-03-29
To Senate Judiciary Committee
S0558IntroProvides that the Quonset Development Corporation may purchase and obtain water service from any city, town, water district, or other water supply authority.
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2017-03-29
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
H5455IntroDetermine reimbursement rates for medical records copies from health care providers including those that utilize an electronic health records system.
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2017-03-29
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
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