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S0008PassAllows the town of Barrington to combine five (5) voting districts into one for a special election to be held on February 5, 2019.
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2019-01-18
Effective without Governor's signature
H5090IntroHouse Resolution Extending The Reporting And Expiration Dates Of The Special Legislative Commission To Study The Efficacy And Cost Of Implementing A Recycling Program For All Multi-family Residential Units, Including Condominium Complexes (extends Th...
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2019-01-18
[Hearing: Jan 24]
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
H5061IntroCreates the honorary, unpaid, position of the official state astronomer to be appointed by the secretary of state for a term of five (5) years.
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2019-01-18
[Hearing: Jan 23]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
H5074IntroEstablishes an annual day of special observance day to honor Rhode Island's first responders on March 17.
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2019-01-18
[Hearing: Jan 23]
To House Judiciary Committee
S0009EngrossAllows the board of canvassers of the town of Bristol to combine two (2) or more voting districts for the representative district 68 special election in March, 2019.
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2019-01-18
[Hearing: Jan 23]
To House Judiciary Committee
S0079IntroAllows Lucille Mary King to join Sara Elizabeth Rodgers and Benjamin Patrick King in marriage on or about June 15, 2019, within the Town of Bristol, Rhode Island.
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2019-01-18
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
S0087IntroAllows Dina Spaziano to join Lauren Ann Garrity and Richard James Duquette in marriage on or about October 26, 2019, within the City of Warwick, Rhode Island.
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2019-01-18
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
H5133IntroGrants solar energy system retail purchasers protections requiring disclosures in the retail/lease documents the right to cancel/rescind agreement within 90 days prior to installation/notice of liens filed on their property.
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2019-01-18
[Hearing: Jan 24]
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
S0065IntroEnables city/town council to grant tax relief from payment of real estate/property tax during periods of federal/state government cessation of operations to state/federal employees.
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2019-01-18
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To Senate Finance Committee
S0088IntroAllows Dina Spaziano to join Elizabeth Rose Colagiovanni and Michael Augustine D'Amore in marriage on or about July 26, 2019, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
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2019-01-18
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
H5029IntroAllows a classified employee, whose position is not fully funded through federal loans and/or grants to seek the nomination of or to be a candidate for elective state office.
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2019-01-18
[Hearing: Jan 23]
To House Judiciary Committee
S0075IntroAllows Daniel R. Baker to join Christy Caroline Baker and Amber Lynn Stewart in marriage on or about August 25, 2019, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
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2019-01-18
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
H5032IntroExpands certain rights of persons with developmental disabilities.
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2019-01-18
[Hearing: Jan 23]
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
H5084IntroProhibits lobbyists from making any political contributions to any member of the general assembly from January 1 through July 1 in any year, unless the general assembly adjourns for the year prior to July 1.
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2019-01-18
[Hearing: Jan 23]
To House Judiciary Committee
S0085IntroProvides protections to residents of this state furloughed by the federal government relating to civil proceedings, credit card transactions, payments relating to mortgages, leases and installment contracts.
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2019-01-18
[Hearing: Jan 22]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
H5137IntroProhibits discrimination in housing against those persons who have a lawful source of income.
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2019-01-17
To House Judiciary Committee
H5145IntroEnables Rhode Island businesses to voluntarily promulgate standards to guide its business activities in a sustainable and responsible manner, as well as metrics for assessing whether it has met its objectives.
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2019-01-17
To House Small Business Committee
H5151IntroRelating To Making Appropriations In Support Of Fy 2020
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2019-01-17
To House Finance Committee
H5149IntroRequires the state to reimburse the city or town for any costs associated with transporting children placed in foster care to an educational facility outside the regional transportation district.
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2019-01-17
To House Finance Committee
H5147IntroAuthorizes a special license plate for MASONIC GRAND LODGE CHARITIES OF RHODE ISLAND, specify the minimum order and govern the amount and distribution of the fee surcharge.
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2019-01-17
To House Finance Committee
H5150IntroRelating To Making Revised Appropriations In Support Of Fy 2019
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2019-01-17
To House Finance Committee
H5148IntroJoint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $20,000,000 To The R.i. Capital Plan Funds (ricap) (this Resolution Would Authorize The Appropriation Of The Sum Of $20,000,000 To The Rhode Island Capital Plan Funds.)
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2019-01-17
To House Finance Committee
H5143IntroContinues all provisions of firefighter's collective bargaining agreements until a successor agreement has been reached or an interest arbitration award has been rendered.
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2019-01-17
To House Labor Committee
H5144IntroExtends provisions of an existing collective bargaining agreement for municipal police arbitration purposes until a successor agreement is reached or an interest arbitration award is rendered.
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2019-01-17
To House Labor Committee
H5141IntroAllows some persons, who do not otherwise qualify to reside in a special care unit in an assisted living residence to get into that unit under certain circumstances.
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2019-01-17
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
H5146IntroRequires health insurance coverage for annual pediatric mental health examinations when ordered by a physician.
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2019-01-17
To House Finance Committee
S0033EngrossTo Vacate The Forfeiture Or Revocation Of The Charter Of Washington County Builders, Inc.
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2019-01-17
To House Corporations Committee
H5136IntroPermits a petition for adoption, and if necessary, termination of parental rights, to be filed by a grandparent(s) without the noncustodial parents' consent in certain circumstances.
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2019-01-17
To House Judiciary Committee
H5138IntroMandates arming campus police at public higher educational institutions and would include campus police in the definition of "law enforcement officer" for the purposes of the "Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights."
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2019-01-17
To House Judiciary Committee
H5140IntroAllows Steven F. Smith to join Gia F. Guglielmetti and Christopher B. Maselli in marriage on or about October 19, 2019, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
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2019-01-17
To House Judiciary Committee
H5142IntroIncludes in the practice of physical therapy ordering diagnostic images and studies provided they are performed and interpreted by other licensed health care professionals.
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2019-01-17
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
H5139IntroAllows individuals, who have not reached the age of eighteen (18) years, to vote in a primary election, as long as the voter will be eighteen (18) as of the date of the general or special election.
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2019-01-17
To House Judiciary Committee
S0078IntroAllows a person to make satisfactory arrangements for the payment of motor vehicle fines or costs, and would permit a person to request an ability to pay hearing before a license is suspended for failure to pay such fines or costs.
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2019-01-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
S0072IntroProvides that a vehicle unlawfully parked in a properly marked "handicapped parking" space would be towed at the owner's expense.
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2019-01-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
S0074IntroEnacts a ten (10) year statute of limitations on any assessment of tax due and payable or commencement of any collection action for any tax due and payable by the tax administrator for certain taxes.
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2019-01-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
S0036PassSenate Resolution Respectfully Requesting That The President Of The United States, The Honorable Donald J. Trump, And The United States Congress End Their Impasse And Reach A Deal To Fund The Government
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2019-01-16
Senate read and passed
S0061IntroAuthorizes cities/towns to establish a property tax credit program in exchange for volunteer service by persons over age 60 up to $1,500 calculated by multiplying service hours by the state minimum wage per hour.
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2019-01-16
To Senate Finance Committee
S0048IntroEstablishes personal income tax credit for persons incurring expenses caring for relative requiring assistance with daily living activities certified by a licensed physician for tax years from/after 12/31/19.
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2019-01-16
To Senate Finance Committee
S0071IntroProhibits residential landlords from terminating period tenancies from December 1 to February 1 and would require sixty (60) days written notice to the elderly or disabled.
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2019-01-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
S0063IntroChanges the dates of the R.E.C. meeting to the last ten (10) of April and the first ten (10) days of November of each year.
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2019-01-16
To Senate Finance Committee
S0013PassSenate Resolution Expressing Profound Sympathy On The Passing Dorothy E. Gallagher
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2019-01-16
Senate read and passed
H5125IntroServes to codify the privacy rights guaranteed by the decision reached in the United States Supreme Court case of Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973) and its progeny.
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2019-01-16
To House Judiciary Committee
S0081IntroProhibits any contractual clause in a contract for home repairs which would limit the homeowner's ability to initiate legal proceedings against the contractor for breach of contract.
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2019-01-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
H5060PassAllows the Honorable James R. Langevin to join Ann Margaret Little and Seth M. Klaiman in marriage on or about February 2, 2019, within the City of Warwick, Rhode Island.
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2019-01-16
Signed by Governor
S0046IntroAllows a school district to conduct instruction through virtual education up to five (5) days when schools have been closed due to inclement weather, emergency or any nonscheduled school closings.
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2019-01-16
To Senate Education Committee
S0084IntroProhibits the manufacturing, importation, sale, shipment, delivery, possession, or transfer of any firearm that is undetectable by metal detectors commonly used at airports and public buildings including 3D printed firearms as defined herein.
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2019-01-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
S0043IntroRequires the state to reimburse the city or town for any costs associated with transporting children placed in foster care to an educational facility outside the regional transportation district.
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2019-01-16
To Senate Education 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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2019-01-16
To Senate Commerce Committee
S0042IntroJoint Resolution To Approve And Publish And Submit To The Electors A Proposition Of Amendment To The Constitution -- Right To An Adequate Education (if Approved, Requires The State To Ensure That All Students Have The Opportunity To Achieve At High L...
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2019-01-16
To Senate Education Committee
S0080IntroAllows local tax assessment to be based on last revaluation or current FMV, whichever is greater.
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2019-01-16
To Senate Judiciary Committee
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