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RIH7604Intro
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PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- REGULATORY POWERS OF ADMINISTRATION - Gives PUC jurisdiction rather than division of approval petition/mandates public hearing/allows intervention by interested parties/provides for appeal of decision.
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2024-02-23
[Hearing: Feb 27]
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7511Intro
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PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- WATER SUPPLY - Provides that water utility companies be responsible for all costs associated with maintenance, operation and delivery of water pumping stations to individual parcels of land and schools with no pumping...
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2024-02-23
[Hearing: Feb 27]
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RIH7352Intro
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PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- DUTIES OF UTILITIES AND CARRIERS - Increases the penalties for public utilities for violations of the general law governing the duties of utilities and carriers.
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2024-02-23
[Hearing: Feb 27]
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RIH7087Intro
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BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- FACILITATING BUSINESS RAPID RESPONSE TO STATE DECLARED DISASTER ACT OF 2024 - Exempts out-of-state businesses and their employees performing services, during declared state or federal disasters or emergencies, from state...
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2024-02-23
[Hearing: Feb 27]
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RIH7230Intro
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COMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- GROCERY STORES - Requires grocery stores to specifically limit the number of self-service checkout units to six (6
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2024-02-23
[Hearing: Feb 27]
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RIH7424Intro
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COMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- FILING OF ASSUMED NAME - Changes the term "assumed name" to "trade name" and centralizes the filing, administration and regulation process of trade names to the secretary of state and requires an ann...
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2024-02-23
[Hearing: Feb 27]
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RIH7508Intro
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COMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- UNFAIR SALES PRACTICES - Provides for the legal governance of licensed electronic literacy materials.
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2024-02-23
[Hearing: Feb 27]
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RIH7432Intro
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INSURANCE -- INSURERS' REHABILITATION AND LIQUIDATION ACT - Provides that no person, for over ten days, shall be restricted from enforcing a right under any pledge, security, credit, guarantee agreement, arrangement or other agreement credit enhancem...
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2024-02-23
[Hearing: Feb 27]
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RIH7694Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- RHODE ISLAND INDIVIDUAL MARKET AFFORDABILITY ACT OF 2024 - Creates the Rhode Island Individual Market Affordability Act of 2024 to help reduce out-of-pocket costs for low- and moderate-income consumers enrolled in the ...
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2024-02-23
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RIH7609Intro
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COMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES - Provides protection and prevent the unethical, improper conduct and the collection of fees, by anyone advising or assisting a veteran filing a claim for disability benefit...
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2024-02-23
[Hearing: Feb 27]
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RIH7509Intro
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COMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- UNFAIR SALES PRACTICES - Provides that gift certificates issued by state-chartered institutions of higher education would be exempt from the provisions of the gift certificate statute relating to exp...
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2024-02-23
[Hearing: Feb 27]
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RIH7695Intro
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PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- REGULATORY POWERS OF ADMINISTRATION - Prohibit rate charges in excess of rates applied if tenant of residential complexes with electrical master-meters receives electricity directly from a public utility.
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2024-02-23
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RIH7557Intro
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PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION - Requires all public utilities to maintain a customer service facility within the state to perform services such as addressing customer inquiries and accepting bill payments.
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2024-02-23
[Hearing: Feb 27]
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RIH7427Intro
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PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- EXCAVATION NEAR UNDERGROUND UTILITY FACILITIES - Amends the provision of notice to be provided for the release of any hazardous gas or liquid as determined by the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Admini...
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2024-02-23
[Hearing: Feb 27]
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RIH7136Intro
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PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY - Enables the Rhode Island public transit authority (RIPTA
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2024-02-23
[Hearing: Feb 27]
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RIH7556Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGISTRATION FEES - Allows veterans with "Disabled Veterans" license plates to all the rights and privileges to persons possessing a disability parking permit. There would be no requirement of a parking privilege placard t...
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2024-02-23
[Hearing: Feb 27]
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7608Intro
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LABOR AND LABOR RELATIONS -- OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING REFORM ACT - Authorizes any and all state licensing authorities to issue licenses to individuals moving into this state with a minimum of three (3
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2024-02-15
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RIH7610Intro
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BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- LAND SURVEYORS - Grants a right of entry for professional land surveyors to enter upon or cross any lands, air space or water resources necessary to perform surveying services except public utility and/or wastewater trea...
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2024-02-15
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RIH7603Intro
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PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- RESIDENTIAL SOLAR ENERGY DISCLOSURE AND HOMEOWNERS BILL OF RIGHTS ACT - Repeals the "Residential Solar Energy Disclosure and Homeowners Bill of Rights Act." Amends title 5 "Businesses and Professions" to include a new...
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2024-02-15
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RIH7606Intro
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INSURANCE -- CASUALTY INSURANCE RATING - Prevents insurance companies from treating widowed persons differently than married persons when establishing or maintaining an insured's rate or classification respecting the operation of a personal motor veh...
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2024-02-15
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RIH7605Intro
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INSURANCE -- UNFAIR CLAIMS SETTLEMENT PRACTICES ACT - Establishes a definition of consumer accessible fair market value for purposes of determining the value of any vehicle that is damaged or totaled as a result of damage.
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2024-02-15
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RIH7607Intro
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INSURANCE -- SMALL EMPLOYER HEALTH INSURANCE AVAILABILITY ACT - Amends the definition of "small employer" for purposes of the small employer health insurance availability act to mean a business employing less than one hundred (100
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2024-02-15
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RIH7264Intro
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INSURANCE -- MOTOR VEHICLE REPLACEMENT PARTS - Prohibits insurance companies from refusing to use after market parts that are greater than 48 months and less than 72 months from the date of manufacture, provided the repairer has written consent from ...
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2024-02-14
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RIH7423Intro
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PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- DRIVER NATIONAL CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK - Provides a criminal background check procedure for for-hire intrastate passenger transportation services.
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2024-02-14
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RIH7229Intro
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COMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT RIGHT TO REPAIR ACT - Provides that original equipment manufacturers, implemented by/with surrogate distributors, of agricultural equipment, provide to independent service provide...
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2024-02-14
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RIH7142Intro
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COMMERCIAL LAW -- GENERAL REGULATORY PROVISIONS -- PATIENT BROKERING ACT - Prohibits the practice of patient brokering and would provide monetary penalties and enforcement by the office of the attorney general.
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2024-02-14
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7436Intro
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House Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study The Manner In Which Health Insurance, Disability Insurance, Unemployment Insurance, Retirement Plans And Other Traditional Employer Provided Benefits Are Accorded To Uber And Lyft Dr...
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2024-02-14
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RIH7288Intro
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INSURANCE -- CASUALTY INSURANCE RATING - Prohibits auto insurance companies from using certain race and geographical locations criteria when determining insurance rates.
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2024-02-14
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7212Intro
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BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS -- FUNERAL DIRECTOR/EMBALMER AND FUNERAL SERVICE ESTABLISHMENTS - Provides for the operation and duties of natural organic reduction for the contained, accelerated conversion of human remains to soil. A disposition facility...
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2024-02-14
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RIH7287Intro
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INSURANCE -- UNFAIR CLAIMS SETTLEMENT PRACTICES ACT - Increases the amount requiring that an appraisal be performed by a licensed appraiser when a vehicle sustains damage from $2,500 to an amount in excess of $5,000. This act also corrects a citation...
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2024-02-14
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RIH7510Intro
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PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- TAXICABS AND LIMITED PUBLIC MOTOR VEHICLES - Amends requirements regarding how taxicabs can be placed in service.
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2024-02-14
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RIH7016Intro
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INSURANCE -- CASUALTY INSURANCE RATING - Forbids a motor vehicle liability insurance carrier from considering the zip code of where an insured lives for purposes of calculating their policy premium.
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2024-02-14
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RIH7558Intro
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INSURANCE -- MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE -- MANDATORY ARBITRATION PROVISION - Increases the minimum claim amount necessary to require a matter involving motor vehicle liability be submitted to mandatory arbitration.
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2024-02-09
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7505Intro
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FOOD AND DRUGS -- THE RHODE ISLAND CANNABIS ACT - Permits hybrid cannabis cultivators to advertise regarding cannabis products during the transitional period.
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2024-02-07
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7507Intro
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INSURANCE -- UNFAIR CLAIMS SETTLEMENT PRACTICES ACT - Provides that any insurer refusing to honor a "direction to pay" executed by an insured for payment on a property damage benefit would constitute an unfair claims practice.
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2024-02-07
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7506Intro
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INSURANCE -- LIABILITY INSURANCE - Provides for mandatory uninsured motorist coverage.
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2024-02-07
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RIH7282Intro
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FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS -- POWERS AND OPERATIONS - Amends outdated provisions of the banking statutes and the home loan protection act, adds consumer protections, including minimum capital requirements and limits on investments, for currency transmitt...
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2024-02-06
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7280Intro
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CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, AND PARTNERSHIPS -- RHODE ISLAND BUSINESS CORPORATION ACT - Makes numerous technical amendments to the statutes on taxes and corporations, associations and partnerships.
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2024-02-06
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RIH7283Intro
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INSURANCE -- PRODUCER LICENSING ACT - Amends provisions re insurance producer appointments and clarifies language re insurance claims adjusters. Amends the RI life & health guarantee assoc act. Adds insurance data security and pet insurance acts and ...
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2024-02-06
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RIH7088Intro
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TOWNS AND CITIES -- COUNCILS AND GOVERNING BODIES - Provides that municipal insurance corporations be subject to laws regulating insurance companies and be regulated by the Rhode Island department of business regulation.
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2024-02-06
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RIH7351Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- RHODE ISLAND ECONOMIC GROWTH BLOCKCHAIN ACT - Establishes an economic growth blockchain act, which would regulate virtual and digital assets, and establish depository banks for these purposes.
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2024-02-06
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7210Intro
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THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE - Provides amendments to the Uniform Commercial Code for emerging technologies.
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2024-02-06
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RIH7281Intro
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INSURANCE -- EXAMINATIONS - Amends the statutory provisions regarding domestic and foreign insurers and insurer examinations to provide provisions with regard to cybersecurity events involving Rhode Island consumers.
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2024-02-06
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RIH7425Intro
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CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS -- UNIFORM PARTNERSHIP ACT - Requires certain limited liability partnership providing professional services to carry liability insurance.
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2024-02-02
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RIH7431Intro
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PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- NET METERING - Modifies the definition of "core forest" to refer to unfragmented forest blocks or single or multiple parcels totaling 250 acres or greater and at least 25 yards from mapped roads.
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2024-02-02
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RIH7426Intro
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PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- SOLAR DECOMMISSIONING PLANS - Requires that developers of ground-mounted solar systems submit a plan for decommissioning to be held on file by the municipality and requires DEM, with the office of energy resources, ma...
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2024-02-02
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RIH7435Intro
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INSURANCE -- PET INSURANCE ACT - Enacts a chapter to regulate pet insurance.
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2024-02-02
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RIH7433Intro
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INSURANCE -- MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT INSURANCE POLICIES - Amend the standards for issuing Medicare supplemental insurance policies.
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2024-02-02
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RIH7428Intro
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PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION - Replaces time to time language with staggered for acquisitions, commission would review the acquisition plan, and requires an annual review. Repeals §§ 39-1-27.3.1 and 39-1-27.8 dealing...
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2024-02-02
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RIH7434Intro
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ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES -- RETAIL LICENSES - Amends the current law to allow for the sale of alcoholic beverages by the bottle to be consumed on the premises of a licensee.
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2024-02-02
To House Corporations Committee
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