RI Legislation | 2017 | Regular Session | Introduced

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S0600IntroCreates the Student Journalists' Freedom of Expression Act protecting student journalists' right to exercise freedom of speech in school-sponsored media.
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2017-06-30
Placed on the House Consent Calendar (06/30/2017)
S0814IntroRequires a city or town to utilize qualification based selection for the procurement of program managers, construction managers, or construction managers at risk.
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2017-06-30
Placed on the House Consent Calendar (06/30/2017)
H5570IntroProvides for a proration of the homestead exemption in cases where title to property passes from those not entitled to claim an exemption to those who are entitled.
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2017-06-30
Placed on House Calendar (06/30/2017)
S0285IntroRequires that the contractual provisions contained in and an otherwise expired collective bargaining agreement with certified school teachers and municipal employees continue until a successor agreement has been reached between the parties.
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2017-06-30
Committee recommends passage of Sub A
S0273IntroPlaces time requirements on the implementation of projects authorized by the state traffic commission excluding geometric improvements, roundabouts and new signals.
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2017-06-30
Placed on the House Consent Calendar (06/30/2017)
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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2017-06-30
Committee recommends passage of Sub A as amended in concurrence
H5772IntroExempts gross receipts from the sale of seeds and plants used to grow food and food products from sales and use taxes. The act would specifically exclude from the definition marijuana seeds or plants.
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2017-06-30
Committee recommends passage of Sub A
H5065IntroCreates a batterer's intervention program fund and also adopts evidence-based probation and parole supervision systems.
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2017-06-30
To House Judiciary Committee
H5224IntroEstablishes 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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2017-06-30
Senate passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)
H6304IntroRequires DEM to issue regulations requiring any dock or pier longer than twenty feet (20') and located on a freshwater lake or pond to be equipped with reflective material such that it can be seen by watercraft operators.
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2017-06-30
Committee recommends passage
S0902IntroMakes available special motor vehicle registration plates for the Rhode Island Agricultural Council.
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2017-06-30
Committee recommends passage
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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2017-06-30
Committee recommends passage of Sub A in concurrence
S0952IntroExpands the "Green Buildings Act" to include public projects and updates the standards to include LEED for Neighborhood Development, and SITES.
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2017-06-30
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
S0086IntroCreates a special motor vehicle registration plates for the Salt Water Anglers Association.
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2017-06-30
Committee recommends passage
H6141IntroGives the department of labor and training the jurisdiction to review claims alleging that employers had improperly inquired about an applicant’s criminal history on an employment application.
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2017-06-30
To Senate Labor Committee
S0011IntroClarifies what constitutes a felony, misdemeanor, and petty misdemeanor and also amends the penalties for certain criminal offenses involving assault and larceny, based on the value of property stolen.
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2017-06-30
To House Judiciary Committee
H5825IntroInsurance coverage for rental motor vehicles without regard to negligence, would include loss of use.
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2017-06-30
Senate passed Sub B
H5685IntroAt no cost to the state, allows a person who is bilingual or not proficient in the English language, to be assisted in their road test by a translator of their native language who is at least eighteen (18) years of age.
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2017-06-30
Placed on Senate Calendar (06/30/2017)
S0327IntroEstablishes procedures for the licensing of naturopathic physicians, and defines the practice of naturopathic medicine.
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2017-06-30
Placed on the House Consent Calendar (06/30/2017)
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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2017-06-30
Placed on the House Consent Calendar (06/30/2017)
S0432IntroProhibits domestic insurance companies from any distinction or discrimination against individuals in a domestic partner relationship regarding policies issued or renewed in this state.
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2017-06-30
Placed on the House Consent Calendar (06/30/2017)
H6298IntroAdds two (2) requirements that a hospital provide to a prospective patient, the requested cost estimate of their requested anticipated hospital services within five (5) business days of request and the cost of any facility fee.
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2017-06-30
Placed on House Calendar (06/30/2017)
S0402IntroProhibits 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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2017-06-30
Placed on the House Consent Calendar (06/30/2017)
S0874IntroRequires the public utilities commission to implement a purchase of receivables program where the electric distribution company purchases the receivables of a nonregulated power producer at a discount rate.
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2017-06-30
Placed on the House Consent Calendar (06/30/2017)
H5413IntroRequires employers with eighteen (18) or more employees to provide three (3) paid sick days in 2018, four (4) paid sick days in 2019 and five (5) paid sick days thereafter.
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2017-06-30
Senate passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)
S0834IntroIncreases fines and penalties for failure to file timely campaign finance reports; increase the amount of information required in a declaration of candidacy.
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2017-06-30
To House Judiciary Committee
S0290IntroRequires all employers with at least eleven (11) employees to provide their employees with a minimum level of paid sick and safe leave, including time to care for the employee's family members.
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2017-06-30
Committee recommends passage of Sub B as amended
S0332IntroRequires medical treatment facilities to provide discharge plans for patients with nonsubstance abuse related mental health disorders.
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2017-06-30
Placed on the House Consent Calendar (06/30/2017)
S0886IntroRequires pub. utilities/electric distribution co. to provide prompt/adequate service to ratepayers for new service/ upgrades w/penalty of up to $1,000 with electric distribution co. to provide written estimates/itemized bill for work in excess of $50...
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2017-06-30
Committee recommends passage of Sub A in concurrence
S0783IntroAmends reinsurance credit statute to conform with NAIC model/surplus lines statute for taxation of fees/protected cell statute as to business transfer with insolvency protection/insurance premium tax statute defining qualifying jobs.
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2017-06-30
Placed on the House Consent Calendar (06/30/2017)
S0413IntroAuthorizes the board of elections to establish a post-election risk-limiting audit program to improve the accuracy of election results.
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2017-06-30
To House Judiciary Committee
S1007Intro- Net Metering
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2017-06-30
To Senate Finance Committee
S0405IntroLimits access to firearms when an individual is under certain types of domestic restraining orders or protective orders issued or renewed on or after July 1, 2017.
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2017-06-30
Senate passed Sub A as amended (floor amendment)
S0213IntroIncrease the permitted gross pay from $15,000 to $22,500 for certain retired employees from state colleges, universities, schools, teachers retired pursuant to titles 16, 36, 45.
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2017-06-30
Committee heard
H6314IntroAllows a pound or animal shelter to put an animal up for adoption after ten (10) days if it has a tag or after five (5) days if it has no tag.
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2017-06-30
Placed on Senate Calendar (06/30/2017)
S1006IntroExtends the mandated minimum number of prepaid orders deadline for the Rhode Island Law Enforcement Memorial Benefit Fund special license plates to January 1, 2022.
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2017-06-30
Placed on Senate Calendar (06/30/2017)
S0055IntroProvides that sex offenders register their presence with any homeless shelter at which they may temporarily stay and provides that said shelters notify the local law enforcement agency of the presence.
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2017-06-30
Placed on the House Consent Calendar (06/30/2017)
H5128IntroReforms parole, medical parole, community confinement, and correctional impact statements.
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2017-06-30
To House Judiciary Committee
H6011IntroHouse Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study The Establishment Of Procedures To Regulate And License The Intentional Manipulation Of The Global Environment Through Geoengineering (creates A 5 Member Commission To Study And Prov...
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2017-06-30
Committee recommends passage of Sub A
S0008IntroMakes various changes to the sentencing and execution guidelines for purposes of criminal procedure and would add new conditions of criminal probation.
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2017-06-30
To House Judiciary Committee
H5064IntroAllows creation of superior court diversion program for substance abusers or persons with mental health issues charged with certain criminal offenses.
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2017-06-30
Committee recommends passage of Sub A
S1009IntroProvides that elderly persons may, absent an emergency, cancel any agreement for contractor services within three (3) days if the contract originated in an in-home solicitation by the contractor.
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2017-06-30
Placed on Senate Calendar (06/30/2017)
S0010IntroCreates superior court diversion program, imposing certain service and screening conditions on defendants in return for exoneration of charges.
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2017-06-30
Committee recommends passage of Sub B
S0971IntroAmends from ten (10) years to twelve (12) years the period which the city of Central Falls may authorize a stabilization of taxes on qualifying property located in the city of Central Falls.
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2017-06-30
Committee heard
S0356IntroCreates the Ocean State Animal Coalition motor vehicle plate to help raise revenue and subsidize spay and neuter services for cats and dogs.
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2017-06-30
Committee recommends passage of Sub A
S0494IntroProtects people with health insurance from surprise medical bills for emergency and other services by requiring a non-participating health care provider to bill an insured party only for a co-payment, or deductible.
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2017-06-30
Committee recommends passage of Sub A
S0200IntroPermits school committees to fulfill the student transportation obligations by using "pupil transportation vehicles" as defined in section 31-22.1-1.
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2017-06-30
Placed on House Calendar (06/30/2017)
H5724IntroRequires local law enforcement to share information with local school departments for the purposes of notifying parents of students whose bus stop is within 1000 feet of the residence of level 3 sex offender.
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2017-06-30
Committee recommends passage of Sub A
H5623IntroRequires 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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2017-06-30
Placed on Senate Calendar (06/30/2017)
H5717IntroAllows 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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2017-06-30
Senate passed Sub B
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