Bills Pending Rhode Island House Finance Committee

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RIH6494Intro

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Relating To Making Revised Appropriations In Support Of Fiscal Year 2022
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2021-10-20
To House Finance Committee
RIH6370Intro

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Authorizes the director of the department of business regulation to license the cultivation and sale of marijuana.
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2021-06-29
To House Finance Committee
RIH6327Intro

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Raises Rhode Island Medicaid primary care payment rates to not less than federal Medicare rates for the same service.
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2021-06-29
To House Finance Committee
RIH6476Intro

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Establishes incentives for property sales and use tax exemptions for qualified data centers located in Rhode Island upon a minimum qualified investment of $50,000,000 in a designated enterprise zone and $200,000,000 in a non-enterprise zone.
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2021-06-25
To House Finance Committee
RIS0568Engross

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Establishes Cannabis Control Commission to regulate all aspects of cannabis production and distribution.
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2021-06-24
To House Finance Committee
RIS0872Engross

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TEAM) COMMUNITY ACT (Establishes the Transportation Emission and Mobile (Team) Community Act intended to limit and reduce indirect carbon dioxide emissions throughout the state while promoting the purposes of the transportation climate initiative pro...
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2021-06-24
To House Finance Committee
RIH6466Intro

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Requires that the tax imposed on little cigars be imposed in the same manner as the tax imposed on cigarettes, that 25% of such tax revenue would be applied to smoking cessation programs, and requires that little cigars be sold in packs of 20 or more...
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2021-06-24
To House Finance Committee
RIS0724Engross

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Adds the Judiciary's Indirect Cost Recovery/Supreme Court, Victims' Rights Information, RI Supreme Court Disciplinary Counsel and Small Claims Mediation accounts to the list of restricted receipt accounts which are not subject to indirect cost recove...
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2021-06-24
To House Finance Committee
RIS0338Engross

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Provides that any person who has a retail sales permit would not be required to pay a separate registration fee to make sales at flea markets; provided, however, the person would remain responsible to pay all taxes due as a result of sales at a flea ...
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2021-06-24
To House Finance Committee
RIS0757Engross

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Creates minimum qualifications for school psychologists and establishes the scope of their practice within schools and establishes state support for school-based mental health services.
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2021-06-24
To House Finance Committee
RIS0295Engross

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Removes the prohibition on state appropriations to the municipal infrastructure grant program, and authorize the RI infrastructure bank to evaluate, approve and issue such grants, subject to the appropriations provided to the program.
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2021-06-16
To House Finance Committee
RIS0045Engross

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Expand the Wavemaker Fellowship Program to include public school teachers in the high-need fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
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2021-06-16
To House Finance Committee
RIS0218Engross

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Exempts reusable bags not including paper or plastic bags from the state sales tax.
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2021-06-16
To House Finance Committee
RIH6435Intro

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House Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study And Make Recommendations For Protecting And Providing Effective Care For Vulnerable Populations In State-funded Home Care Programs (creates A 12 Member Special Legislative Commission...
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2021-06-16
To House Finance Committee
RIH6436Intro

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Establish group for placement of solar panels on inter-state highways, would use America Rescue Plan Act of 2021 for funding.
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2021-06-16
To House Finance Committee
RIS0209Engross

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Updates Access to Advanced Placement Courses for All Students Act.
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2021-06-16
To House Finance Committee
RIH6425Intro

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SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Creates a board of trustees to manage Rhode Island College, similar to that which was created for the University of Rhode Island in 2019.
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2021-06-11
To House Finance Committee
RIH6424Intro

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SEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Provides districts with free and reduced lunch populations above 20% have their minimum housing aid share increased to 40% for projects completed after July 1, 2020 and school housi...
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2021-06-11
To House Finance Committee
RIS0430Engross

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Extends the benefits given to eligible women under title XIX state plan commencing for twelve (12) months after one month post-birth.
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2021-06-10
To House Finance Committee
RIS0541Engross

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Establishes special requirements for fiscal impact statements relative to the department of corrections.
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2021-06-10
To House Finance Committee
RIH6356Intro

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Authorizes the city of Providence to finance a contribution towards the unfunded pension liability of the employee retirement system of the city of Providence by the issuance of $750,000,000 bonds.
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2021-06-09
To House Finance Committee
RIH5714Intro

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Expands the Rite Track Program to provide health care coverage to children up to age nineteen (19) funded by federal funds, if available, or if not available, by state funds.
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2021-06-09
To House Finance Committee
RIH6010Intro

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Extends IOD benefits to police officers/firefighters suffering from post-traumatic stress injuries/provides municipal police/firefighters retiring due to PTSI accidental disability retirement allowance.
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2021-06-04
To House Finance Committee
RIS0632Engross

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Authorizes the Quonset development corporation to borrow up to one million dollars ($1,000,000) for operational purposes; however, the debt would not be a debt of the state and would be secured only by the Quonset development corporation's assets.
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2021-06-02
To House Finance Committee
RIH5928Intro

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In state tuition continues for military service members children and/or spouse, if service member transferred.
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2021-06-01
To House Finance Committee
RIH6372Intro

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Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $20,000,000 To The Rhode Island Department Of Transportation (authorizes The Appropriation Of The Sum Of $20,000,000 To The Rhode Island Department Of Transportation.)
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2021-05-28
To House Finance Committee
RIH6287Intro

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Modifies the foundation level of support required of municipalities, excluding funds received by the school district from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund, in connection with relief due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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2021-05-27
To House Finance Committee
RIH6124Intro

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Exempts active members of the retirement system employed as a state public safety professional and/or a municipal police officer from the cost to purchase credit for military service and interest charges.
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2021-05-27
To House Finance Committee
RIH6355Intro

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Requires that the towns of Lincoln and Tiverton receive at least three million dollars ($3,000,000) whether or not the gaming facility in the towns of Lincoln or Tiverton are operational for all or part of any fiscal year.
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2021-05-27
To House Finance Committee
RIH6311Intro

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For purposes of teachers' retirement benefits, amends the definition of "former spouse divorced" to include someone who was married to a deceased member for 10+ years and the deceased member was required by court order to contribute support post-divo...
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2021-05-27
To House Finance Committee
RIH6314Intro

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Replaces the convention authority of the city of Providence with the city department of art, culture and tourism as the administrator of the Providence tourism district.
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2021-05-27
To House Finance Committee
RIH6297Intro

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Removes the requirement that five percent (5%) of the hotel tax be paid to the Greater Providence-Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau and redistribute the five percent (5%) tax to the city or district where the hotel or residential unit is located...
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2021-05-27
To House Finance Committee
RIH5675Intro

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Allows participating municipalities to elect to its employees the deferred compensation plans offered by the state.
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2021-05-27
To House Finance Committee
RIH6326Intro

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Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $400,000 For Family Service Of Rhode Island To Operate And Expand The Go Team Response Program (joint Resolution To Appropriate $400,000 For Go Team Response Program.)
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2021-05-27
To House Finance Committee
RIH6358Intro

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Provides that portions of the city of Central Falls would be included within the Pawtucket Downtown Redevelopment Project.
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2021-05-27
To House Finance Committee
RIH5108Intro

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Requires the state, including all its agencies and departments, to purchase one hundred percent (100%) of their energy needs from renewable sources by January 1, 2032.
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2021-05-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH5686Intro

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Repeals the provisions of the general laws allowing deferred deposit providers, also known as "payday lenders."
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2021-05-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH5807Intro

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Directs department of administration to promulgate regulations giving preferences in the awarding of state contracts to certain business enterprises.
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2021-05-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH5685Intro

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Requires that the division of planning create a checklist of environmental and energy issues that certain state construction projects which cost in excess of $10,000,000 need to consider and address.
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2021-05-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH5955Intro

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Protects food security and creates agricultural jobs and opportunities with the goal of creating food security. Employs several mechanisms to do so, including the creation of the agriculture jobs bureau, to be located within the division of agricultu...
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2021-05-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH5674Intro

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Establishes the first Green Justice Zone, a model that may be replicated in future years to ensure that all communities throughout the state have clean air and clean water.
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2021-05-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH6025Intro

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Creates within the district court a dedicated calendar offering treatment and sentencing alternatives to eligible defendants deemed to suffer from serious and persistent mental illness to be known as the "Mental Health Treatment Calendar".
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2021-05-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH5537Intro

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Defines light duty, non-emergency and zero emission vehicles and requires the state to convert its fleet of vehicles to no less than fifty percent (50%) of vehicles in those categories by the year 2029.
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2021-05-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH5801Intro

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Creates senior center building capital fund to provide cities and towns with financial assistance up to thirty percent of the construction cost of the project.
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2021-05-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH6248Intro

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Creates paycheck protection program for small businesses of with 50 employees or less for forgivable loans of $50,000 or less modeled on federal program with sunset date of 6/30/2022.
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2021-05-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH6033Intro

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Clarifies existing statutory scheme as it relates to fiscal notes regarding criminal justice and related legislation. Requires the fiscal notes speak to issues of whether the legislation enhances public safety and contains sensible fiscal policy.
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2021-05-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH6251Intro

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Waives beach parking fees at any state beach for any person that qualifies for a free or reduced lunch pursuant to § 16-8-10.
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2021-05-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH6347Intro

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Establishes flood audit program to reduce flood risks, mandates Rhode Island infrastructure bank increase funding for action grants, require cities/towns provide priority list to increase municipal resiliency, establish a climate leadership academy.
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2021-05-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH5120Intro

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Imposes carbon tax on fossil fuel sellers for use in climate resilience/renewable energy/energy efficiency/climate adaption programs effective upon 3 states adoption covered by RGGI.
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2021-05-25
To House Finance Committee
RIH6150Intro

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Requires electric and gas distribution companies to remit to the Rhode Island Infrastructure bank, at its request, fifteen percent (15%) of their annual demand-side charge collections to be used to fund energy-related financing program.
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2021-05-25
To House Finance Committee
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