RI Legislation | 2018 | Regular Session | Introduced

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H8110IntroExtends the entitlement for a special plate to all recipients of the top medals which may be awarded to members of the United States Armed Forces.
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2018-05-25
[Hearing: May 29]
To House Finance Committee
H7652IntroTransfers 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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2018-05-25
Placed on House Calendar (05/30/2018)
S2512IntroApplies the hotel tax distribution formula for entities within the Providence regional tourism district to any and all hotels physically connected to the Rhode Island Convention Center.
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2018-05-25
[Hearing: May 31]
To Senate Finance Committee
S2444IntroIncludes coverage for residential property for vandalism and malicious mischief unless the property has been vacant for more than sixty (60) days.
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2018-05-25
[Hearing: May 29]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
S2375IntroReinstates for one year, from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019, the formula used to distribute hotel tax funds prior to January 1, 2016.
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2018-05-25
[Hearing: May 31]
To Senate Finance Committee
H7451IntroProvides 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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2018-05-25
[Hearing: May 29]
To House Judiciary Committee
H7324IntroDirects the department of administration to add the names of Rhode Island residents who were killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, to be added to the 9/11 Memorial located in the state house.
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2018-05-25
Placed on House Calendar (05/30/2018)
H8054IntroNames the welcome center at the University of Rhode Island "The Robert J. Higgins Welcome Center."
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2018-05-25
Placed on House Calendar (05/30/2018)
H7183IntroRequires the driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle to use a directional signal and repeals the requirement that such signal be audible.
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2018-05-25
Placed on House Calendar (05/29/2018)
S2603IntroEstablishes special requirements for fiscal impact statements relative to the department of corrections.
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2018-05-25
To House Finance Committee
H7511IntroEliminates the penalty of abating rent in cases where a non-resident landlord fails to designate an agent for service of process and would clarify that the fine for violating this section is civil.
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2018-05-25
Placed on House Calendar (05/30/2018)
S2163IntroProhibits the state from restricting persons from terminating pregnancy prior to fetal viability. Would repeal laws regulating abortion.
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2018-05-25
[Hearing: May 31]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
H7889IntroClarifies the procedures for seeking a protective order from district or family court and the requirements of the surrender of any firearms. Repeals outdated family court form for complaints for protection from abuse.
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2018-05-25
[Hearing: May 29]
To House Judiciary Committee
S2006IntroProvides that nomination papers for certain candidates for citywide nonpartisan office in the city of Woonsocket would require at least one hundred (100) signatures.
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2018-05-25
[Hearing: May 29]
Scheduled for consideration (05/29/2018)
H7377IntroRelieves municipal police bargaining representatives from their obligation to represent employees in grievances/arbitrations if they were not members of the bargaining unit within the ninety (90) days prior to the events that caused the grievance.
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2018-05-25
[Hearing: May 31]
To House Labor Committee
S2373IntroJoint 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
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2018-05-25
[Hearing: May 29]
To Senate Finance Committee
S2012IntroExempts from the sales tax products used for feminine hygiene in connection with the menstrual cycle.
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2018-05-25
[Hearing: May 31]
To Senate Finance Committee
S2428IntroAmends the penalty provisions for disorderly conduct and willful trespass to monetary penalties only, absent certain circumstances, and would make a first or second offense shoplifting a civil violation.
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2018-05-25
[Hearing: May 29]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
H7559IntroAllows the Tiverton town council to grant, by ordinance, property tax credits and removes the current property assessment value-based tax exemptions for veterans, gold star parents and visually impaired persons.
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2018-05-25
Placed on House Calendar (05/30/2018)
H8240IntroHealth And Safety Of Pupils
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2018-05-25
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
H7801IntroJoint Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study The Possibility Of Transitioning The State Of Rhode Island To The Establishment Of A Biennial Budget (creates A 13 Member Commission To Study Of The Possibility Of Transitioning The ...
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2018-05-25
[Hearing: May 29]
To House Finance Committee
H8208IntroRequires state departments, agencies to promulgate rules and regulations prior to the first day of the next legislative session after passage with general assembly oversight committees to keep public record of same.
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2018-05-25
[Hearing: May 29]
To House Judiciary Committee
S2341IntroRemoves the requirement that a student with disabilities be a college student in order to be eligible to participate in the Mary Brennan fellowship fund program and also removes the requirement that the fellowship program take place in Providence.
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2018-05-25
[Hearing: May 30]
To Senate Education Committee
S2505IntroRequires charter public school populations to reflect the combined demographics of the sending district(s).
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2018-05-25
[Hearing: May 30]
Scheduled for consideration (05/30/2018)
S2073IntroProvides that applicants for historic tax credits shall have ninety (90) days after the date of the commission's written determination certifying the rehabilitation to pay the required three percent (3%) non-refundable fee to the division of taxation...
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2018-05-25
[Hearing: May 31]
To Senate Finance Committee
S2817IntroCreates an early childhood innovation fund which would fund programs to attempt to accelerate the learning ability of at-risk children.
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2018-05-25
[Hearing: May 29]
To Senate Finance Committee
H7776IntroAmends several provisions relative to truck size and weight limitations to be compatible with federal law.
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2018-05-25
[Hearing: May 30]
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
H8247IntroAuthorizes the city of East Providence to issue not more than $189,500,000 bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness to finance the acquisition, construction, furnishing and equipping of a new high school.
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2018-05-25
[Hearing: May 31]
To House Municipal Government Committee
H7443IntroDistinguishes 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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2018-05-25
[Hearing: May 29]
To House Judiciary Committee
S2532IntroRegulates 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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2018-05-25
[Hearing: May 31]
Scheduled for consideration (05/31/2018)
S2520IntroRestores the forty-seven percent (47%) distribution percentage with respect to hotel tax proceeds generated in the various regional districts and repeals the separate formula used for hosting platforms.
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2018-05-25
[Hearing: May 31]
To Senate Finance Committee
S2308IntroExcludes evaluations or other personnel records of public school employees from being deemed public records.
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2018-05-25
To House Judiciary Committee
H7919IntroEstablishes the safe school program which provides a revenue source for various safety provisions designed to make schools safer.
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2018-05-25
[Hearing: May 29]
To House Finance Committee
S2734IntroEnables the creation of a public registry of home health aides, giving seniors and individuals living with disabilities another choice when accessing long-term care options.
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2018-05-25
To House Labor Committee
S2820IntroProvides for a stipend to be paid to certain retired state employees, municipal employees, and teachers or their beneficiaries during years when a cost of living adjustment is not scheduled.
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2018-05-25
[Hearing: May 29]
To Senate Finance Committee
S2900IntroAllows Anthony Michael Traini to join Pamela Drainville and Leonard Martin in marriage on or about July 14, 2018, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
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2018-05-25
[Hearing: May 29]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
H8244IntroIncreases the base pension benefit for surviving spouses of beneficiaries from sixty-seven and one half (67.5%) percent to one hundred percent (100%), retroactive to July 1, 2014.
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2018-05-25
To House Finance Committee
S2350IntroProhibits the advertising of unhealthy food and beverage products in schools that do not meet minimum federal and state governmental nutrition standards.
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2018-05-25
Placed on House Calendar (05/30/2018)
H8239IntroAuthorizes the city of Providence to issue a retail liquor license to a businesses located on Broad Street while prohibiting many other listed purposes.
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2018-05-25
To House Corporations Committee
S2824IntroAuthorizes the advisory committee on historical cemeteries to revive the program for marking governors' graves. The department of administration would administer the funding for the plaque.
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2018-05-25
To House Veterans Affairs Committee
S2216IntroAllows for a credit equal to the amount contributed by a taxpayer for the taxable year to the Rhode Island Ocean State Fund, which is created in the general fund to accept monetary contributions for exclusively public purposes.
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2018-05-25
[Hearing: May 31]
To Senate Finance Committee
H8152IntroJoint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $100,000 To Year Up Providence (this Resolution Would Authorize The Appropriation Of The Sum Of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) To Year Up Providence.)
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2018-05-25
[Hearing: May 29]
To House Finance Committee
H7641IntroProhibits the sale of dogs under 8 weeks of age unless approval for sale in writing from a licensed Rhode Island veterinarian with violations subject to imprisonment not to exceed 12 months or $1,000, or both. Pounds and shelters are exempt.
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2018-05-25
Placed on House Calendar (05/31/2018)
S2818IntroRelieves Central Falls from reimbursing state for expenses related to fiscal stability act, expenses related to Central Falls school district bankruptcy proceeding, expenses of Moreau v Flanders, or expenses incurred after termination of the receiver...
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2018-05-25
[Hearing: May 29]
To Senate Finance Committee
S2686IntroAuthorizes the Middletown municipal court to impose fines not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) for the violation of the town's short-term residential leases ordinance. Such violation shall be considered a civil violation.
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2018-05-25
[Hearing: May 29]
To Senate Judiciary Committee
H8242IntroEstablishes a formula to create a transitional alternative payment method incentive to be used in calculating reimbursement rates that must be paid by health insurance carriers to eligible Rhode Island hospitals.
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2018-05-25
To House Finance Committee
H7625IntroProvides full year insurance coverage for contraceptives and would provide coverage thereto. Section 9 of this act, pertaining to Medicaid, would take effect July 1, 2019. The remaining sections would take effect April 1, 2019.
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2018-05-25
[Hearing: May 29]
To House Corporations Committee
S2374IntroJoint Resolution Making Appropriations Of $175,000 To The Rhode Island Community Food Bank (this Resolution Would Authorize The Appropriation Of The Sum Of $175,000 To The Rhode Island Community Food Bank.)
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2018-05-25
[Hearing: May 29]
To Senate Finance Committee
S2914IntroAuthorizes the town of Cumberland to issue two million five hundred thousand dollars ($2,500,000) of the general obligation bonds and notes in order to finance street pavement improvements.
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2018-05-25
[Hearing: May 30]
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
H7728IntroAmends the time within which mail ballots must be returned to the state board of elections and the time to commence the counting of mail ballots on election day, from nine o'clock (9:00) p.m. to eight o'clock (8:00) p.m.
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2018-05-25
[Hearing: May 29]
To House Judiciary Committee
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