Bills Pending Rhode Island House Environment and Natural Resources Committee

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RIH8062IntroEstablishes licensing procedure for persons seeking to engage in geoengineering activity from DEM to protect health/safety/environment of state.
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2020-06-18
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7868IntroRequires certain businesses and educational facilities that produce at least 52 tons of organic-waste yearly and are located within 30 miles of an authorized composting facility to use authorized methods of recycling.
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2020-03-12
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7869IntroDefines captive hunting as a hunt that occurs within a structure designed to restrict the free movement of animals and prevents the animal from escaping and would prohibit captive hunting within the state of Rhode Island.
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2020-03-12
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7930IntroIncreases membership from 3 to 5 members/revises siting process to mandate public/municipal participation.
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2020-03-12
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7870IntroEstablishes a program for mosquito/tick control by DOH/DEM to coordinate state response to stop the spread of mosquito/tick-borne diseases.
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2020-03-12
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7866IntroEstablishes minimum energy/water efficiency standards for appliances/specified equipment purchased/installed after 7/1/21.
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2020-03-12
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7874IntroClarifies and assigns the regulatory jurisdiction over all marine animal species within the jurisdictional territory of the state to the marine fisheries council.
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2020-03-12
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7872IntroCreates voluntary, no charge program for caterers/mobile food vendors/restaurants for reduction of plastic/other disposal waste with successful completion resulting in2 year exemption from payment for litter control permit.
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2020-03-06
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7399IntroEstablishes a statewide greenhouse gas emission reduction mandate.
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2020-03-05
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7215IntroAmends the lien and notice procedures for facility operators of dry dock facilities.
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2020-03-05
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7867IntroProvides alternative procedures if the department of environmental management (DEM) fails to adhere to statutory time limits by utilizing registered professional engineers to be paid by DEM.
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2020-03-05
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7610IntroProhibits the importation, transportation, disbursement, distribution, sale, purchase, or possession of any species of non-native (exotic) invasive plants.
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2020-03-05
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7871IntroAllows the director to appoint a representative of the division of parks and recreation to the Fort Adams Foundation.
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2020-03-05
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7217IntroGrants residential purchasers of solar energy systems protections and disclosures in the retail sale/lease documents.
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2020-03-05
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7865IntroRequires any person who sustains an injury to themselves or causes an injury to another while hunting or trapping to report the injury to the department of environmental management immediately.
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2020-03-05
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7903IntroAdds "cigarette butts" to the definition of "litter".
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2020-03-05
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7611IntroCreates a refundable five cent ($0.05) deposit for non-reusable beverage containers. A one cent ($0.01) handling fee would be paid by distributors.
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2020-03-05
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7426IntroProvides for the establishment of comprehensive solar energy siting ordinances in each municipality of the state. The act would also allow the installation of master-meters in housing developments.
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2020-03-04
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7612IntroProvides that the authority of the CRMC shall include specific areas designated in "special area management plans" (SAMP).
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2020-03-02
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7331IntroAllows DEM to extend certain deadlines for required sewer construction in the replacement of cesspools, which deadlines would not extend beyond January 1, 2025.
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2020-02-27
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7308IntroProhibits captive hunting/possession, sale, breeding, importation of any mammal for purpose of captive hunting.
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2020-02-27
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7305IntroProhibits the practice of importing a wild animal into the state, which animal is not native or indigenous to the state, for the purpose of conducting canned hunting.
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2020-02-27
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7425IntroProhibits the use of neonicotinoids which are a class of insecticides.
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2020-02-27
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIS2003IntroCreates the "Plastic Waste Reduction Act" designed to reduce the use of plastic bags by retail establishments by offering recyclable bag options and providing penalties for violations.
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2020-02-27
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7873IntroUpdates and modernize the Department of Environmental Management’s ability to enforce environmental laws.
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2020-02-26
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7281IntroProvides for the authorized taking of mushrooms from public lands.
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2020-02-13
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7362IntroChanges the title of the Biodiesel Heating Oil Act of 2013 to Biodiesel Products provides significant updates to the act as well as minimum standards for biodiesel.
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2020-02-13
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7163IntroProhibits food service establishments from providing plastic straws, unless requested by the consumer. Notices and fined issued upon violation.
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2020-02-06
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7306IntroCreates the "Plastic Waste Reduction Act" designed to reduce the use of plastic bags by retail establishments by offering recyclable bag options and providing penalties for violations.
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2020-02-06
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7307IntroProhibits PFAS, a class of fluorinated organic chemicals, from being used in food packaging.
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2020-02-06
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7164IntroProhibits a covered establishment from preparing, selling, processing or providing food or beverages in or on a disposable food service container that is composed in whole or in part of polystyrene foam.
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2020-02-06
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7216IntroDepartment of health to establish maximum PFAS levels in water.
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2020-02-06
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
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