Bills Pending Rhode Island House Environment and Natural Resources Committee

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RIH6393Intro

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Requires all contractors and subcontractors who perform construction, alteration, demolition, installation, repair or maintenance work, pursuant to public works contracts, to comply with industry standards for infrastructure corrosion prevention.
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2021-06-22
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIS0107Engross

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Requires DOH to establish maximum contaminate levels of PFSA in drinking water and to set interim standards. Also requires DEM to set standards for PFSA in ground- and surface waters. Defines PFSA as hazardous substances.
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2021-06-16
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH6394Intro

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Establishes baseline shellfish harvest targets and a timeline to accomplish the restoration targets of quahog, oyster, and bay scallop populations.
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2021-06-04
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH6280Intro

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Effective December 31, 2020, terminates the requirement of utilizing green building standards for new public buildings construction projects.
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2021-05-26
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH6281Intro

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Prohibits the importation, transportation, disbursement, distribution, sale, purchase, or possession of any species of non-native (exotic) invasive plants.
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2021-05-26
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH6346Intro

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Requires that when a person causes an injury requiring medical assistance to a human by firearm, archery, or crossbow while hunting, the initial responding entity must immediately make a report to DEM.
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2021-05-26
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIS0037Engross

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Creates 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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2021-05-05
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH5762Intro

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Sets forth new renewable energy standards.
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2021-03-11
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH5358Intro

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Creates 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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2021-03-11
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH5525Intro

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Requires that any manufacturer or installer of solar module systems in Rhode Island establish a program as set up by the department of environmental management, for the safe disposal of those systems.
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2021-03-11
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH5921Intro

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Permits the dockside sale of allowable finfish, live lobsters, crabs and live whelk upon issuance of a temporary direct sale dealer license by the department of environmental management to a commercial fishing license holder.
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2021-03-11
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH5524Intro

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House Resolution Requesting The Rhode Island Division Of Statewide Planning To Provide An Excel Spreadsheet ( Or Equivalent) And Gis Map Layer Showing Commercial Scale Solar Development In Rhode Island's Cities And Towns, And The Sites Identified In ...
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2021-03-11
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH5924Intro

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Establishes environmental justice focus areas/coastal zones/ establishes procedures for investigation/ remediation of contaminated sites within coastal zones by DEM with increased community participation.
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2021-03-11
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH5627Intro

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Creates a low emission diesel standard used to power a diesel fueled compression-ignition internal combustion engine and would take effect December 1, 2021.
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2021-03-11
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH5761Intro

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Prohibits industrial sized factory farming.
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2021-03-11
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH5279Intro

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Requires carbon-emissions-reduction goals be considered in energy plant siting proceedings.
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2021-03-04
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH5610Intro

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Prohibits captive hunting and the possession, the sale, breeding or importation of any mammal for the purpose of captive hunting.
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2021-03-04
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH5175Intro

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Provides that applicants/licensees for fossil fuel electricity generating facilities invest in renewable energy facilities in conjunction with the fossil fuel facility construction.
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2021-03-04
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH5357Intro

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Clarifies that all interconnection and standby transformer costs are to be socialized by National Grid throughout the state of Rhode Island, retroactive to June 15, 2010.
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2021-03-04
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH5278Intro

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Increases membership from 3 to 5 members/revises siting process to mandate public/municipal participation.
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2021-03-04
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH5138Intro

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Prohibits 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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2021-02-26
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH5523Intro

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Provides for the department of health to take action to establish maximum contaminate levels for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water and set interim standards.
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2021-02-26
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH5113Intro

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Creates a refundable fifty cent ($0.50) deposit for miniature alcoholic beverage containers, often referred to as "nips."
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2021-02-11
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH5329Intro

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Defines 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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2021-02-11
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH5280Intro

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Creates a refundable ten cent ($0.10) deposit for non-reusable beverage containers. A four cents ($0.04) handling fee would be paid by distributors.
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2021-02-11
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH5135Intro

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Establishes licensing procedure for persons seeking to engage in geoengineering activity from DEM to protect health/safety/environment of state.
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2021-02-11
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH5137Intro

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Requires 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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2021-02-04
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH5133Intro

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Requires certain businesses and educational facilities that produce at least fifty-two (52) tons of organic-waste yearly and are located within thirty (30) miles of an authorized composting facility to use authorized methods of recycling.
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2021-02-04
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH5058Intro

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Prohibits the practice of importing a wild animal into the state, which animal is not native or domestic to the state, for the purpose of conducting canned hunting.
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2021-02-04
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
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