Bills Pending Rhode Island Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee

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RIS2793IntroSenate Resolution Protecting And Ensuring Farmland Preservation
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2020-03-12
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2794IntroProhibits food service establishments providing single-use plastic straws unless requested or from self-service dispenser. First and second violation results in notice of violation and $25 fine thereafter up to $300 annually.
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2020-03-12
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2109IntroAllows new applicants who apply after August 1, 2020, for net-metering systems and community remote-net-metering systems and any person that is a renewable self-generator to increase the maximum mega wattage from thirty to sixty mega watts.
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2020-03-11
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2638IntroRequires the state, including all its agencies and departments, to purchase one hundred percent (100%) of their energy needs from renewable sources by January 1, 2031.
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2020-03-11
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2511IntroReplaces term multi-municipal with multi-party and defines it as combination of 2 or more eligible parties that enter into agreement for purpose of co-owning one or more eligible net-metering resources or entering into financing arrangement(s).
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2020-03-11
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2404IntroSets forth standards ensuring full compliance with non-renewable energy standards by 2030, commencing in compliance year 2021.
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2020-03-11
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2634IntroProhibits littering upon private property owned by another person.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2633IntroRequires any food service establishment must contract with a licensed and registered pest control business with employees that are commercially certified or licensed pesticide applicators.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2635IntroUpdates and modernize the Department of Environmental Management’s ability to enforce environmental laws.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2639IntroSenate Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Department Of Environmental Management To Aid In Protecting Consumers Of Pesticides
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2020-02-27
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2637IntroAuthorizes the governor with the advice and consent of the senate, to appoint an executive director of coastal resources management to act as a liaison to the director of the department of environmental management to plan and manage coastal resources...
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2020-02-27
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2636IntroProhibits a covered establishment from preparing, selling, processing or providing food or beverages in or on a disposable food service container that is composed in whole or in part of polystyrene foam.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2640IntroCreates the Rhode Island Water Authority as a quasi-public corporation.
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2020-02-27
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2193IntroAdds pickles and relish to those foods which are permitted to be manufactured and sold as a farm home food product.
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2020-02-26
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2510IntroRequires compliance with 40 C.F.R § 82.150 – 161 that prevents the sale, distribution or purchase of ozone depleting substances and authorizes director of labor and training to enforce provisions.
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2020-02-25
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2512IntroRequires any person, business or establishment that provides or sells pesticides for home use to post the pesticide consumer protection warning or notice produced by the department of environmental management in a prominent place to protect consumers...
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2020-02-25
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2513IntroCreates a refundable five cent ($0.05) deposit for non-reusable beverage containers. A one cent ($0.01) handling fee would be paid by distributors.
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2020-02-25
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2463IntroEstablishes an animal welfare advisory council to advise the governor and the general assembly on matters relating to animal welfare, treatment, health, and safety of companion animals.
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2020-02-13
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2403IntroProhibits the use of neonicotinoids which are a class of insecticides.
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2020-02-13
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2402IntroRequires increasing requirements of biobased product in No. 2 distillate heating oil. By July 1, 2023, ten percent (10%) of No. 2 oil would be biobased, increasing until July 1, 2030, when fifty percent (50%) would be biodiesel.
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2020-02-13
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2110IntroProhibits the importation, transportation, disbursement, distribution, sale, purchase, or possession of any species of non-native (exotic) invasive plants.
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2020-02-12
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2194IntroEstablishes the Ocean State Climate Adaptation and Resilience Fund. Enables municipalities and the state to apply for grants to improve public safety and community climate resilience for coastal habitats, as well as river and stream floodplains.
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2020-02-12
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2111IntroRemoves the word diesel in regard to idling of engines and would pertain to idling of all engines.
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2020-02-12
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2195IntroAdds "cigarette butts" to the definition of "litter".
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2020-02-12
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2190IntroRequires the department of environmental management to solicit procurement of a representative organization to operate the paint stewardship program every two (2) years.
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2020-02-04
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2192IntroProvides applicants/licensees for fossil fuel electricity generating facilities invest in renewable energy facilities.
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2020-02-04
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2191IntroProhibits the release of balloons inflated with lighter-than-air gas.
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2020-02-04
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2165IntroEstablishes a statewide greenhouse gas emission reduction mandate.
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2020-02-04
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2108IntroEstablishes a fee on companies that sell fossil fuels in Rhode Island for consumption or distribution within the state and establishes an "economic and climate resilience fund" to disburse the collected funds.
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2020-01-22
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2042IntroDefines small, large and residential wind energy systems and establishes zoning requirements for these systems.
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2020-01-21
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2043IntroEstablishes minimum energy and water efficiency standards for appliances and specified equipment purchased or installed after July 1, 2021.
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2020-01-21
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
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