Bills Pending Rhode Island House Environment and Natural Resources Committee

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RIH7617Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- BUILDING DECARBONIZATION ACT OF 2024 - Establishes a program for the energy and water benchmarking of large buildings in Rhode Island and a standard for their energy performance.
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2024-02-15
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7620Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION -- STATE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS METRICS - Requires that the division of planning create a checklist of environmental and energy issues that state construction projects which cost in excess o...
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2024-02-15
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RIH7618Intro
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AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY -- FORESTRY AND FOREST PARITY ACT - Creates a new motor vehicle registration for "forestry vehicles" also provides that forest product operations are permitted uses within all zoning districts of a municipality except where p...
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2024-02-15
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RIH7619Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- TOXIC PACKAGING REDUCTION ACT - Updates the existing Toxic Packaging Act by delaying the ban on PFAS in processing agents, until July 1, 2027, and also expands the law by banning PVC and polystyrene in packaging.
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2024-02-15
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RIH7616Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- RENEWABLE READY PROGRAM - Establishes the renewable ready program and fund to promotes the responsible siting/development of renewable energy generating resources in locations where it would be an ancillary beneficial ...
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2024-02-15
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RIH7563Intro
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AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY -- ORGANIC FARMING AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAM - Establishes the organic farming and certification program to be administered by the department of environmental management.
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2024-02-09
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7562Intro
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FISH AND WILDLIFE -- FURBEARING ANIMALS - Deletes subsection (b
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2024-02-09
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RIH7515Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- MICROPLASTICS REDUCTION ACT - Prohibits a manufacturer from selling, offering for sale, or distributing into commerce any product containing synthetic polymer micro particles beginning January 1, 2028.
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2024-02-07
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RIH7516Intro
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AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY -- PROTECTION OF TREES AND PLANTS GENERALLY - Allows the department of environmental management to remove freshwater non-native and invasive aquatic plants and assist municipalities in preventing the growth and spread of thes...
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2024-02-07
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RIH7358Intro
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FISH AND WILDLIFE -- DEER HUNTING - Modifies reporting requirements regarding collisions between vehicles and wildlife where the vehicle has been substantially damaged.
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2024-02-06
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RIH7359Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- PESTICIDE CONTROL - Prohibits the application of lawn care pesticides on the grounds of any public or private pre-school or public or private school with students in grade twelve (12
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2024-02-06
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RIH7294Intro
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FISH AND WILDLIFE -- FIELD TRIALS AND SHOOTING PRESERVES -- CAPTIVE HUNTING PROHIBITED - Prohibits captive hunting for domestic or wild animals and does not prohibit the release of upland game birds for hunting on licensed shooting preserves.
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2024-02-06
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RIH7296Intro
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HIGHWAYS -- CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF STATE ROADS - Authorizes and empowers the department of transportation to plant pollinator-friendly species of trees, shrubs, grasses and plants.
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2024-02-06
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RIH7295Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- THE RHODE ISLAND CLEAN AIR PRESERVATION ACT - Establishes regulations to prohibit stratospheric aerosol injection (SAI
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2024-02-06
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RIH7439Intro
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WATERS AND NAVIGATION -- PFAS IN DRINKING WATER, GROUNDWATER, AND SURFACE WATER - Delays from June 1, 2024, until June 1, 2025, the necessity to conduct monitoring for the maximum number PFAS in drinking water and would amend the type of water system...
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2024-02-02
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RIH7440Intro
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FISH AND WILDLIFE -- LOBSTERS AND OTHER CRUSTACEANS - Amends the current law to allow for the harvesting of blue crabs during the hours of darkness.
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2024-02-02
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7360Intro
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House Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (rirrc) To Conduct A Recycling/waste Audit On The Rhode Island State House And Provide Recommendations For A Waste Reduction Strategy
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2024-01-31
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RIH7357Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- HIGH HEAT WASTE FACILITY ACT - Provides for a prohibition on the licensing of any new high-heat waste facility.
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2024-01-31
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RIH7356Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- COMPREHENSIVE PFAS BAN ACT OF 2024 - Enacts the Comprehensive PFAS Ban Act of 2024, prohibiting the intentional addition of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances of PFAS in products offered for sale or manufactured in the...
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2024-01-31
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RIH7361Intro
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House Resolution Creating A Special Commission To Make A Comprehensive Study And Provide Recommendations For Remedies To The Erosion Of Rhode Island Beaches (creates A 9 Member Commission To Study And Provide Recommendations For Remedies To The Erosi...
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2024-01-31
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7293Intro
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AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY -- OLD GROWTH FOREST PROTECTION ACT - Creates a statutory framework designed to protect our forests and biodiversity, also prohibits logging in old growth forests and in the natural area preserves when they are created.
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2024-01-26
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RIH7215Intro
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FOOD AND DRUGS -- SINGLE-USE PLASTIC STRAWS - Mandates that food service establishments only provide single-use foodware accessories and standard condiments to a customer upon request.
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2024-01-18
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RIH7023Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY FOR PACKAGING - Reduces equitable relationships between packaging producers and local governments and communities by establishing the Package Reduction and Recycling Program.
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2024-01-05
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7022Intro
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WATERS AND NAVIGATION -- ACT ON COASTS -- COASTAL RESILIENCY - Requires the chief resilience officer (CRO
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2024-01-05
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
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