Bills Pending Rhode Island Senate Commerce Committee

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RIS2745Intro
25%
Requires national and state background checks for certain drivers transporting passengers for hire.
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2022-05-16
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2738Intro
25%
Provides that surcharges on credit card transactions may only be permitted when certain notice requirements are adhered to and provides for a misdemeanor penalty of five hundred dollars ($500) and/or one year in jail in any violations.
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2022-05-13
[Hearing: May 19]
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2432Intro
25%
Amends how credit bureaus doing business in Rhode Island may disclose to inquiring users of credit reports by requiring that in addition to the social security number, the name matches the identity of the person who is the subject of the inquiry.
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2022-05-13
[Hearing: May 19]
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2740Intro
25%
Adds a new chapter known as the Labor Standards in Renewable Energy Projects.
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2022-05-13
[Hearing: May 19]
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2737Intro
25%
Amends the revenue decoupling reconciliation mechanism used by a gas distribution company for the purposes of revenue decoupling to not require that distribution be determined on a revenue-per-customer basis.
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2022-05-13
[Hearing: May 19]
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2434Intro
25%
Modernizes the Rhode Island credit card lending statute by amending the definition of "credit card plan" to keep up with new technology and online purchasing and expressly allows merchants to continue to assist consumers with digital payment options.
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2022-05-13
[Hearing: May 19]
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2277Intro
25%
Provides that the members of the board of the Block Island Utility Commission be reimbursed for the actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
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2022-05-13
[Hearing: May 19]
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2739Intro
25%
Authorizes the department of insurance, within the DBR, in lieu of passing in-state licensing examination, to recognize the competence of an applicant for an insurance claims adjuster license, through an out-of-state proctored examination.
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2022-05-05
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2743Intro
25%
Brings the Rhode Island Life and Health Guaranty Fund statute into conformance with the latest version of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Model Act.
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2022-05-05
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2746Intro
25%
Updates and clarifies various insurance statutes.
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2022-05-05
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2837Intro
25%
Makes amendments necessary to use the term "trade name" rather than "assumed name", for purposes of the commercial law chapter on filing an assumed name, and provides for the administration and regulation of the use of trade names.
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2022-05-05
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2568Intro
25%
Establishes a development program to increase and administer the adoption of broadband services for local and statewide entities, both public and private, to be funded by the spending of America Rescue Plfunds.
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2022-04-28
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2031Intro
25%
Establishes that manufacturers of devices capable of connecting to the Internet equip the devices with reasonable security features.
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2022-04-28
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2030Intro
25%
Requires Internet service providers to follow Internet service neutrality requirements.
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2022-04-28
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2744Intro
25%
Adopts the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Model Act regarding data security.
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2022-04-28
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2883Intro
25%
Establishes a program to increase the adoption of broadband services for local and statewide entities, both public and private, to be funded by federal funds and state appropriations.
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2022-04-28
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2742Intro
25%
A provider of a club, facility, or services to a consumer must stop automatic deductions from the consumer’s account or credit card within thirty (30) calendar days of receiving a notice to stop from the consumer.
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2022-04-07
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2741Intro
25%
Requires the fast-start office to regularly convene business owners in the state to gather recommendations to improve business licensing procedures.
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2022-04-07
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2688Intro
25%
Prohibits employers from seeking/using credit reports in making hiring decisions concerning prospective employees, asking questions about the applicant's financial past during interviews or including credit history questions in their job applications...
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2022-04-07
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2273Intro
25%
Defines mobile carrying device as any device that transports cargo within twenty-five feet (25') of the operator and is equipped with technology that permits the operator to control the device remotely.
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2022-04-07
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIH7752Engross
50%
Updates and clarifies various insurance statutes.
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2022-04-05
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2736Intro
25%
Allows a property owner with eligible net-metering systems with a master meter to allocate excess net metering credits to any meter on the property.
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2022-03-31
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2689Intro
25%
Modifies the application process for interconnection projects to require greater transparceny/greater clarity through an 8 member committee and independent ombudsman with prospective application.
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2022-03-31
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2690Intro
25%
Requires all state licensed health care facilities to convert the powering of their operations, from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources.
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2022-03-31
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2686Intro
25%
Requires the public utilities commission to establish a social cost of carbon and factor it a cost benefit analysis whenever programs are proposed to curb climate change and carbon dioxide emission.
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2022-03-31
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2687Intro
25%
Climate incentives for connecting new gas customers.
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2022-03-31
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2274Intro
25%
Increases the percentage of retail electricity sales from renewable energy sources.
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2022-03-31
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2433Intro
25%
LIABILITY-FREE) PRODUCTS (Prohibits mandating indemnified products to consumers in certain circumstances.
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2022-03-24
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2431Intro
25%
Requires high-volume third-party sellers, selling consumer goods on online marketplaces, to provide certain information to the marketplaces and disclose certain information to consumers on product listings.
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2022-03-24
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2166Intro
25%
Repeals the provisions of the general laws allowing deferred deposit providers, also known as "payday lenders."
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2022-03-24
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIH6659Engross
50%
Same as 21H-5769 Sub A --A provider of a club, facility, or services to a consumer must stop automatic deductions from the consumer’s account or credit card within thirty (30) calendar days of receiving a notice to stop from the consumer.
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2022-03-24
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2569Intro
25%
Requires an electric utility company to bury power lines for all residential customers who have experienced ninety-six (96) or more consecutive hours of power outage, unless the outage was caused by the resident.
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2022-03-10
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2167Intro
25%
Decreases the number of OSHA training hours from three (3) hours to one hour.
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2022-03-08
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2276Intro
25%
Requires that electrical distribution companies submit a time of use rate plan to the PUC setting forth high and on-demand times. The time of use rate plans are to be implemented on or before January 1, 2023.
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2022-03-08
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2275Intro
25%
Allows hairdressers to have apprentices. After a two (2) year apprenticeship, the apprentice would be eligible to apply for a hairdresser license pursuant to § 5-10-8.
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2022-02-15
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS2168Intro
25%
Prohibits the sale of gasoline-powered leaf blowers in this state after July 1, 2023 and prohibit their use in this state after July 1, 2024. Violations would be punished by a civil fine not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500).
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2022-02-08
To Senate Commerce Committee
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