Bills Pending Rhode Island House Municipal Government Committee

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RIH7254IntroPermits Barrington to have three alternate members on zoning board who may participate in hearings and shall vote in the absence of other members. Each member of the board may vote only if they attended all hearings relative to the matter before boar...
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 27]
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7378IntroCreates a review process like the existing state service privatization process, which municipalities must follow whenever they seek to privatize the yearly furnishing of municipal services in excess of one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000).
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 27]
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RIH7380IntroAmends the procedure for holding annual meeting, special meetings, election, recall and duties of the board of directors and officers, as well as the duties of the tax assessor, district clerk, finance director-treasurer and tax collector.
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 27]
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RIH7416IntroAmends the definition of "disabled", for the purposes of property tax relief, to include veterans who earn less than thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) annually and who receive disability benefits.
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 27]
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RIH7255IntroPermits the town of Barrington to deny issuance or renewal of licenses or permits for properties on which the taxes and/or assessments are in arrears.
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 27]
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RIH7258IntroAuthorizes the Foster town council to enact an impoundment fee for impounded dogs.
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 27]
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RIH7194IntroAuthorizes the Exeter town council, by ordinance to increase the real property tax exemption for active Exeter volunteer members of fire and rescue companies from fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000).
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 27]
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RIH7614IntroDefines as “disabled,” persons receiving veterans’ affairs disability benefits paid by the federal government for purposes of property tax relief.
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 27]
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RIH7408IntroAuthorizes tax assessors in the cities and towns to use the last statutory update or revaluation as the assessed valuation upon which to levy taxes regarding their real property.
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 27]
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RIH7615IntroEstablishes the Rhode Island Community Resiliency and Preservation Act to provide cities and towns with the authority to propose, for consideration and decision by their voters, a reliable source of capital funding for investing in their community.
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2020-02-14
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RIH7379IntroAllows a local review board of a city or town to provide reasonable conditions and limitations on any project. Economic feasibility would not be an impediment to the imposition of such conditions and limitations.
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 27]
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RIH7348IntroCreates a voluntary mechanism for municipalities to use to dedicate a park, conservation or other land they own as public trust land in perpetuity to protect and preserve its future use.
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 27]
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RIH7257IntroAuthorizes the Foster town council to enact ordinances permitting the dog officer in the town to issue citations for the violation of dog ordinances.
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2020-02-14
[Hearing: Feb 27]
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RIH7052IntroExempts a residential homeowner who has abandoned an on-site system from obtaining a contractor to pump out and to fill in with material, as long as the residential homeowner has taken the necessary steps to secure the abandoned on-site system.
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2020-02-13
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RIH7161IntroAuthorizes fire districts to provide for an exemption, from fire taxes, for volunteer firefighters.
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2020-02-13
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RIH7162IntroAuthorizes a tax exemption for tangible business or personal property in whole or in part within the town of Bristol's community limits, subject to authorization by the action of the town council of the town of Bristol.
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2020-02-13
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RIH7251IntroExempts elected and appointed municipal employees from the prohibition of seeking or holding employment with the municipality they represent.
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2020-02-13
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RIH7160IntroMapleville Number 4 Fire District
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2020-02-13
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RIH7195IntroExempts 43 Railroad Street, Woonsocket, Plat 14R, Lot 205 from the provisions of § 3-7-19 regarding the permitting of alcoholic beverages retail licenses within a certain proximity to schools and churches.
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2020-02-13
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RIH7159IntroExpands the definition of legitimate theaters to extend beyond the city of Newport.
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2020-02-13
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RIH7558IntroProvides that taxes assessed for mobile or manufactured homes in the town of Richmond would constitute a lien on the mobile or manufactured home.
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2020-02-12
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RIH7555IntroAmends the corporate charter of The First Hopkinton Cemetery Association passed at the January session A.D. 1880, as amended.
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2020-02-12
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RIS2129EngrossAuthorizes the town council of the town of South Kingstown to create a municipal court and housing court and defines the respective jurisdiction of those two courts.
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2020-02-12
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RIH7557IntroAuthorizes the town of Smithfield to issue a total of five (5) Class A liquor store licenses.
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2020-02-12
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RIH7556IntroMakes permanent the tax exemption for certain residential property developments which have either not been completed or, if completed, have not been sold/occupied which would have expired on December 31, 2021.
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2020-02-12
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RIS2096EngrossAllows the city of Providence board of licenses to grant an exemption with regard to the proximity to schools and churches relating to the issuance of an alcoholic beverage retail license for property located at 601 Hartford Avenue, Providence, RI.
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2020-02-06
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RIH7488IntroAuthorizes municipalities to adopt ordinances restricting vaping in public places and areas near schools, day care and hospitals.
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2020-02-06
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RIS2095EngrossAllows Westerly to exempt from the provisions of this section any proposed Class B liquor license to be located at 114 Granite Street, Westerly.
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2020-02-06
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RIH7448IntroProvides that in the town of Cumberland, the maximum height allowed for a commercial or residential condominium complex would be no more than thirty-five feet (35').
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2020-02-05
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RIH7083IntroEnables cities and towns to provide property tax relief to individuals who take resiliency measures to rehabilitate their property because of flood hazards.
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2020-01-30
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RIH7051IntroAuthorizes the town council of the town of South Kingstown to create a municipal court and housing court and defines the respective jurisdiction of those two courts.
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2020-01-30
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RIH7192IntroAmends the North Providence legislative town charter to gradually increase the mayor's compensation from ($75,000.00) to ($85,000.00) for FY 2020, to ($95,000.00) for FY 2021, to ($105,000.00) beginning on FY 2022 and each year thereafter.
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2020-01-30
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RIH7081IntroIncludes the real and tangible personal property of St. John Baptist De La Salle Institute, d/b/a La Salle Academy, a Rhode Island domestic nonprofit corporation, located in Providence, Rhode Island, on the list of properties exempt from taxation.
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2020-01-30
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RIH7158IntroProhibits any city or town employee, including private contractors, removing trash from leaving trash receptacles in any condition or place so as to constitute a hazard on the street or highways, except private roads or driveways.
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2020-01-30
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RIH7022IntroEnables the town council of Portsmouth to transfer and/or convey parcels of land owned by the town on Prudence Island to the Prudence Island School Foundation to be used for educational purposes.
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2020-01-30
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RIH7252IntroAllows Westerly to exempt from the provisions of this section any proposed Class B liquor license to be located at 114 Granite Street, Westerly.
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2020-01-30
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RIH7193IntroAuthorizes the town of Bristol to regulate live entertainment.
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2020-01-30
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RIH7256IntroProvides for the preservation of housing density when a municipality allows alternative uses within a residential zone. Transferal of the residential density would be to locations at the discretion of the municipality.
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2020-01-30
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