Bills Pending Rhode Island House Municipal Government Committee

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RIH8125IntroAuthorizes Cumberland to issue $2,500,000 of general obligation bonds and notes in order to finance the development, construction, renovation, improvement, alteration, repair and equipping of recreational areas and facilities in the town.
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2020-08-13
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH8050IntroAuthorizes the city of Woonsocket to require payment of a registration fee for businesses situated in the city of Woonsocket.
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2020-06-18
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH8055IntroExempts from taxation the real property of Ocean State Community Wellness, Inc., a qualified tax-exempt corporation under § 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, for the property located at 7450 Post Road, North Kingstown, Rhode Isla...
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2020-06-18
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH8054IntroAuthorizes cities and towns to enact ordinances to address and protect their citizens' public safety and welfare from the impact of hemp cultivation and any of its derivative products.
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2020-06-18
To House Municipal Government Committee
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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2020-06-10
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7852IntroAllows the towns of Burrillville and Glocester to publish notices in any newspaper located within their municipalities and allows publication in other designated platforms selected by their city or town councils.
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2020-03-12
To House Municipal Government Committee
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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2020-03-09
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7848IntroRequires that any municipal contract modifications, change orders or supplemental agreements to an existing contract in excess of $1,000,000 be subject to the procurement procedures required for the initial award of the contract.
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2020-03-05
To House Municipal Government Committee
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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2020-03-05
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7970IntroRequires municipalities to tax renewable energy resources as tangible property without affecting the real property on which it is located. Excepts farmland, which shall be reassessed at the predated farmland classification.
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2020-03-05
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7488IntroAuthorizes municipalities to adopt ordinances restricting vaping in public places and areas near schools, day care and hospitals.
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2020-03-05
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIS2343EngrossRenames the landing in South Kingstown known as Wordens Pond Landing to Holley Landing.
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2020-03-05
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7846IntroProhibits more than two (2) communities from combining to appoint a shared building official.
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2020-03-05
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7850IntroAuthorizes cities and towns to classify residential property that is rented for more than thirty (30) non-consecutive days in a calendar year as a Class 2 property.
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2020-03-05
To House Municipal Government Committee
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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2020-03-05
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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2020-02-27
To House Municipal Government Committee
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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2020-02-27
To House Municipal Government Committee
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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2020-02-27
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7614IntroDefines as “disabled,” persons receiving veterans’ affairs disability benefits paid by the federal government for purposes of property tax relief.
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2020-02-27
To House Municipal Government Committee
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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2020-02-27
To House Municipal Government Committee
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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2020-02-27
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7948IntroProhibits hunting within four thousand feet (4,000') of any occupied dwelling house, residence, or other occupied building within the neighborhood in Warwick known as Chepiwanoxet Point.
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2020-02-27
To House Municipal Government Committee
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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2020-02-27
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7864IntroCreating the Hope Valley and Wyoming fire district
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2020-02-26
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7861IntroReduces time to certify minor development plans. Increases time to certify master/prelim plans. Reduces time to certify/resubmit final plan phase. Increases time for master plan decision. Restores preliminary plan decision to 120 days.
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2020-02-26
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7857IntroIncreases the percentage of area median income from one hundred twenty percent (120%) to one hundred forty percent (140%) only for New Shoreham residents to make more households eligible for affordable housing.
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2020-02-26
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7858IntroExpands the notice requirements relating to the use of explosives by requiring fourteen (14) days' notice of blasting to the municipality and to owners of structures within five hundred feet (500') of the mutual property line.
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2020-02-26
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7904IntroProvides that only two (2) communities may combine in the appointment of a building official and prohibits a municipality from requiring building officials to perform duties not in the building code when building code duties are pending.
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2020-02-26
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7855IntroIncreases the aggregate amount of procurements for cities and towns from $10,000 to $25,000 for construction and from $5,000 to $10,000 for all other purchases.
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2020-02-26
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7863IntroAuthorizes municipalities to regulate the use of quadricycle passenger vehicles within their borders.
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2020-02-26
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7862IntroLandlords responsible to tenants if tenants evicted due to landlord neglect and allows municipality to place lien on property.
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2020-02-26
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7859IntroWhen calculating its number of low- & moderate-income housing units to not consider certain residential units constructed/to be constructed on certain identified assessor's lots located at the Boulder Hills Preserve as yr-round housing units in Richm...
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2020-02-26
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7854IntroProvides that the secretary of state establish a registry for publication of municipal invitations for bids and that municipalities publish notice of invitations for bids with the registry.
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2020-02-26
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7856IntroAllows New Shoreham to regulate transportation network company services.
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2020-02-26
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7902IntroRequires nonprofit entity exempt from real property tax to provide assessor with information every 5 yeas relating to the usage of the land/building/structures starting December 31, 2020.
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2020-02-26
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7927IntroAllows local tax assessors to assess valuations on a yearly basis pursuant to chapter 4 of title 44, section one, and to adjust the valuation of assessed properties on a yearly basis pursuant thereto.
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2020-02-26
To House Municipal Government Committee
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
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7161IntroAuthorizes fire districts to provide for an exemption, from fire taxes, for volunteer firefighters.
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2020-02-13
To House Municipal Government Committee
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
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7160IntroMapleville Number 4 Fire District
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2020-02-13
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7159IntroExpands the definition of legitimate theaters to extend beyond the city of Newport.
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2020-02-13
To House Municipal Government Committee
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
To House Municipal Government Committee
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
To House Municipal Government Committee
RIH7193IntroAuthorizes the town of Bristol to regulate live entertainment.
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2020-01-30
To House Municipal Government Committee
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
To House Municipal Government Committee
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