Bills Pending Rhode Island Senate Commerce Committee

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RIS0632IntroAuthorizes 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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2021-05-06
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0570IntroRequires every electric distribution company and natural gas distribution company to submit to the division of public utilities and carriers an emergency response plan for review and approval.
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2021-05-06
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0203IntroAuthorizes 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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2021-05-06
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0339IntroEstablishes minimum energy and water efficiency standards for appliances and specified equipment purchased or installed after January 1, 2023.
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2021-05-06
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0204IntroRequires 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, 2022.
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2021-05-06
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0631IntroUpdates the credit for reinsurance chapter of the general laws to conform to the current standard set by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).
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2021-05-06
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0789IntroRequires that annual reports of domestic and foreign business corporations, nonprofit corporations, and limited liability companies be filed with the secretary of state between February 1 and May 1 of each year.
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2021-05-06
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0452IntroRequires the state to pay the energy costs necessary to supply public street lighting if the local utility district fails to do so.
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2021-05-06
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0787IntroCreates a deputy secretary of commerce and housing within the executive office of commerce to oversee housing initiatives and develop a housing plan.
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2021-05-06
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0025IntroExcludes municipal and government bodies that aggregate electrical loads for residential retail customers from the requirement that a new contract is required when there is a change of terms for electric-generation services.
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2021-05-05
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0340IntroEstablishes that manufacturers of devices capable of connecting to the Internet equip the devices with reasonable security features.
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2021-04-29
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0280IntroChanges the tax classification for cable television assets.
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2021-04-29
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0342IntroRequires Internet service providers to follow Internet service neutrality requirements.
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2021-04-29
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0629IntroIncreases the percentage of retail electricity sales from renewable energy sources.
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2021-04-08
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0699IntroRequires the electric distribution company to report interconnection studies and not charge more than actual costs for the studies.
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2021-04-08
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0084IntroEstablishes the duty of the commission and the division of public utilities to ensure affordability and sustainability for basic care necessities.
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2021-04-08
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0634IntroRequires the energy efficiency and resources management council to run a triennial competitive bid process to select an entity to propose and administer system reliability and energy efficiency and conservation procurement
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2021-04-08
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0633IntroTransfers from the electric distribution company to the office of energy resources the authority to consider and act upon all applications for approval of interconnection of new renewable energy installation.
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2021-04-08
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0788IntroPrevents third-party delivery service from using the likeness, registered trademark, or any intellectual property belonging to the merchant to falsely suggest sponsorship or endorsement by, or affiliation with the merchant without the merchant’s co...
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2021-04-08
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0206IntroPermits dockside sale of fish by commercial fishing license holders.
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2021-03-18
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0630IntroLIABILITY-FREE) PRODUCTS (Prohibits mandating indemnified products to consumers in certain circumstances.
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2021-03-18
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0347IntroAllows businesses that had an insurance policy in place for business interruption as of March 9, 2019 to recover from their insurance companies for a COVID-19 business impact.
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2021-03-18
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0338IntroProvides 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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2021-03-18
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0344IntroOmnibus act regarding caterers, hide and leather inspection, constables, sterilization of bedding, mixed-martial arts and pool halls.
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2021-03-18
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0083IntroSenate Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Governor Of The State Of Rhode Island To Adjust Public Health Guidelines That Are Harming Rhode Island's Small Business Community
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2021-03-15
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0343IntroMakes 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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2021-03-11
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0337IntroSuspends minimum tax imposition upon corporations/limited-liability companies in tax years where corporate charter/certificate of organization is revoked by secretary of state until tax year of reinstatement in good standing.
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2021-03-11
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0346IntroAuthorizes the Exeter town sergeant or designees to conduct division of motor vehicles vehicle identifying number and odometer inspections.
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2021-03-11
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0279IntroRequires a person or persons who transact business under a trade name to register with a municipality, provides more extensive information when filing and to notify the municipality when the trade name is changed or discontinued.
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2021-03-11
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0024IntroRemoves the 10 year period within which time the secretary of state's office is authorized to withdraw a certificate of revocation for all Rhode Island business corporations, foreign corporations, nonprofit corporations and limited liability companie...
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2021-03-11
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0451IntroClarifies uniform commercial code provisions to specify that the provisions apply to electronic transactions.
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2021-03-04
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0453IntroRepeals the provisions of the general laws allowing deferred deposit providers, also known as "payday lenders."
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2021-03-04
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0341IntroReduces the usury rate to twelve percent (12%).
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2021-02-25
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0345IntroEstablishes an economic growth blockchain act, set regulations for the sale of hemp, regulate virtual and digital assets and establish depository banks for these purposes.
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2021-02-25
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0028IntroRequires ride sharing services to provide wheelchair lift equipment vehicles as part of their fleet; establishes accessibility program for persons with disabilities in unserved or underserved geographic areas of the state.
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2021-02-12
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0021IntroLimits the amount of fees charged by a third-party food delivery service to fifteen percent (15%).
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2021-02-12
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0027IntroEstablishes rules and regulations concerning the use and registration of personal delivery devices and mobile carrying devices.
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2021-02-12
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0029IntroSenate Resolution Respectfully Requesting The United States Congress To Endorse The National Infrastructure Bank
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2021-01-19
To Senate Commerce Committee
RIS0026IntroCreates the uniform natural gas leaks classification act which classifies gas leaks into different grades and identifies the steps and procedures to be taken and provides a reporting requirement for a gas company subsequent to a leak.
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2021-01-19
To Senate Commerce Committee
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