Bills Pending Rhode Island House Finance Committee

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RIS0115EngrossReinstates free RIPTA bus fares for elderly and disabled riders who meet means test criteria.
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2017-06-23
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RIS0956IntroExempts from sales and use taxes specialized packaging equipment such as kegs for alcoholic beverages.
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2017-06-23
To House Finance Committee
RIS0226IntroAllows driver's license applicants with limited English proficiency (LEP) to be accompanied by an interpreter, at their own expense and choosing, during their road test. This interpreter shall be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
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2017-06-23
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RIS0739IntroProvides for a voluntary deduction from any refund from the Rhode Island personal income tax for a contribution to the substance use and mental health leadership council of RI.
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2017-06-23
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RIS0540IntroCreates and expands eligibility for a special license plate for Gold Star Families.
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2017-06-22
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RIH5238IntroProvides for increases in the amount of foundation level school support that a community would receive, based upon a community's ability to meet and surpass its minimum low and moderate income housing requirements.
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2017-06-21
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RIS0946EngrossAllows the town of Lincoln to issue $60,000,000 in bonds for school construction and renovation, subject to voter approval.
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2017-06-21
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RIS0448IntroExempts gross receipts from the sale of seeds and plants used to grow food and food products from sales and use taxes. The act would specifically exclude from the definition marijuana seeds or plants.
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2017-06-21
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RIH5237IntroCreates the "Student Equal Economic Opportunity Act" which would identify those students who are exempt from paying nonresident tuition at public universities, colleges or community colleges.
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2017-06-21
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RIS0122IntroEliminates the September 2017 termination date of the child care assistance program.
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2017-06-21
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RIS0458EngrossRequires that an information technology project manager be assigned for all requests for proposals for information technology projects.
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2017-06-21
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RIH5107IntroCommencing on January 1, 2018, require that all developmental disabilities organizations that employ five (5) employees or more and who are reimbursed for such services by the state, to pay their employees at least fifteen ($15.00) dollars per hour.
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2017-06-21
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RIH5089IntroAllows drivers' licenses and state-issued identification cards to contain medical information to assist medical personnel.
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2017-06-20
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RIH6274IntroHouse Resolution Making An Appropriation To The Department Of Human Services Division Of Veterans Affairs For The Establishment Of An Invisible Wounds Memorial (authorizes An Appropriation To The Department Of Human Services Division Of Veterans Affa...
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2017-06-20
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RIH6263IntroAuthorizes a special license plate for Rhode Island boy scouts, a nonprofit corporation, and establish the fees and other conditions applicable to its issuance.
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2017-06-20
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RIH5376IntroReduces the alcoholic beverage manufacturing and wholesale licensing fee from three thousand dollars ($3,000) to five hundred dollars ($500).
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2017-06-20
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RIH5086IntroSubtracts from the federal adjusted gross income, income attributable to the recovery during the tax year of any amount deducted in any prior tax year for the purposes of the calculation of the state income tax.
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2017-06-20
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RIH5765IntroRequires the owners of antique motor vehicles to register them at a fee based upon the vehicle's weight.
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2017-06-20
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RIH5423IntroProvides an income tax credit of twenty-five percent (25%) of an elderly resident taxpayers primary residence water and sewer bills, not to exceed $250.
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2017-06-20
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RIH5492IntroAmends the fine imposed for reinstatement of the license or registration of an owner of a motor vehicle following the revocation or suspension of the license or registration for failure to maintain financial security.
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2017-06-20
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RIH5068IntroRegulates the display of "year of manufacture plates" for motor vehicles more than 25 years old.
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2017-06-18
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RIS0785EngrossCreates division of marine fisheries within DEM to manage saltwater fish and plant harvesting.
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2017-06-15
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RIH6318IntroRepeals the sunset provision of chapter 33.6 of title 44 which grants tax credits to individuals or companies redeveloping historic structures.
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2017-06-14
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RIH6030IntroMakes it easier for locally administered municipal retirement plans to join the municipal employees' retirement system, by providing greater flexibility in funding policies than would otherwise be required.
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2017-06-14
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RIS0716EngrossIncreases the maximum weekly unemployment benefit rate to the higher of fifty-seven and one-half percent (57.5%) of the average weekly wages paid to workers in the prior calendar year or six hundred sixteen dollars ($616) per week.
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2017-06-14
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RIH5766IntroCreates and expands eligibility for a special license plate for Gold Star Families.
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2017-06-14
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RIH6261IntroRemoves the exception to the $100,000 limitation of damages when the state is engaged in a proprietary function in the commission of a tort or the state has agreed to indemnify the federal government or any agency for any tort liability.
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2017-06-14
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RIH6317IntroRequires the executive office of health and human services (EOHHS) to conduct a study to assess the impact of using Medicaid funds to provide coverage for the treatment of the chronically homeless.
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2017-06-14
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RIH6262IntroRequires managed care organizations to consult with the EOHHS to develop incentives for nursing facilities that demonstrate lower direct care staff turnover.
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2017-06-14
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RIH6289IntroAuthorizes HHS to apply for waivers to assure for housing, healthcare, and mental and behavioral health care services for the homeless.
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2017-06-14
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RIH6331IntroJoint Resolution Making An Appropriation To Pay Certain Claims
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2017-06-14
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RIH6326IntroIncreases the upper gross weight limit for vehicles eligible for a combination plate from eleven thousand four hundred pounds (11,400 lbs.) to eleven thousand eight hundred pounds (11,800 lbs.).
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2017-06-09
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RIS0286EngrossProvides up to thirty (30) paid days in a calendar year to serve as an organ donor for state and municipal employees.
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2017-06-09
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RIH5328IntroExempts the trade-in value of pickup trucks under eight thousand one hundred pounds (8,100 lbs.) gross weight, used exclusively for personal use, from sales tax.
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2017-06-08
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RIH6148IntroAllows Rhode Island personal income taxpayers to deduct from their adjusted gross income all medical and dental expenses incurred and allowed by the Internal Revenue Service.
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2017-06-08
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RIH5564IntroProhibits state, general contractors, and construction managers from withholding a retainer of more than five percent (5%) from public works contracts.
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2017-06-08
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RIH5504IntroGrants an annual increase of three percent (3%) cost-of-living retirement adjustment on the first fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) of a retiree's annual allowance.
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2017-06-08
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RIH5803IntroAuthorizes the Quonset development corporation to borrow up to one million dollars ($1,000,000) for operational purposes, 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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2017-06-08
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RIH5852IntroRequires approval by the general assembly to implement eminent domain proceedings for certain types of proposed development plans.
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2017-06-08
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RIH5802IntroRequires that the division of planning create a checklist of environmental and energy issues that certain state construction projects which cost in excess of ten million dollars ($10,000,000) would need to consider and address.
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2017-06-08
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RIH5851IntroRequires general assembly approval for construction on or development of certain classes of state-owned properties.
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2017-06-08
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RIH5978IntroSuspends any payments due to MBTA or its operating subcontractor for so long as either is in default on the South County operating agreement.
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2017-06-08
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RIH6158IntroCreates an exception to the registration requirements and registration fees for minor use pesticides.
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2017-06-08
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RIH5910IntroProvides that the aggregate value of approved historic tax credits shall not exceed the amount of $150,000,000 together with the amounts available in the historic preservation tax credit fund.
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2017-06-08
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RIH5078IntroChanges the period of time required for occupancy for transient lodging accommodations from 30 days to 6 days.
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2017-06-08
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RIH5805IntroCreates a division of marine fisheries within DEM to manage salt water fish and plant harvesting.
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2017-06-08
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RIH6126IntroExtends from June 30, 2017 to June 30, 2018, the formula for the distribution of the proceeds of the hotel tax in accordance with the percentages for returns and tax payments received on or before December 31, 2015.
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2017-06-08
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RIH5333IntroExempts all military pension income from personal income tax for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2017.
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2017-06-08
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RIH5502IntroJoint Resolution Approving Project Status For Remediation And/or Monitoring Of The Truk-away Landfill Suspected Hazardous Waste Disposal Site Located In The City Of Warwick
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2017-06-08
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RIS0270IntroEstablishes aging/disability resource center within division of elderly affairs as part of long-term care system for elderly/disabled persons/family caregivers/providers and makes annual appropriation in the sum of $1,000,000 to establish the center.
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2017-06-08
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