Bills Pending Rhode Island Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee

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RIS2307Intro
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PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- LITTER CONTROL AND RECYCLING - Changes the fine for any person convicted of a first violation of this chapter from $85 to $200, and increases the period of time that the violator may be ordered to pick up litter.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2299Intro
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AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY -- OLD GROWTH FOREST PROTECTION ACT - Creates a statutory framework designed to protect our forests and biodiversity, also prohibits logging in old growth forests and in the natural area preserves when they are created.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2294Intro
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Senate Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Department Of Administration To Conduct A Study On The Technical And Economic Outcomes Of Decarbonizing Rhode Island By 2030
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2024-02-12
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2295Intro
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FOOD AND DRUGS -- MILK SANITATION CODE - Permits and legalize the sale of raw milk.
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2024-02-12
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RIS2296Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- PESTICIDE CONTROL - Prohibits the application of lawn care pesticides on the grounds of any public or private pre-school or public or private school with students in grade twelve (12
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2024-02-12
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2298Intro
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WATERS AND NAVIGATION -- ACT ON COASTS -- COASTAL RESILIENCY - Requires the chief resilience officer (CRO
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2024-02-12
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2305Intro
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ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- CRUELTY TO ANIMALS - Provides that the trapping and subsequent release of any unowned feral or free roaming cat for the purpose of spaying or neutering of the cat would not be considered abandonment.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2297Intro
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FISH AND WILDLIFE -- FURBEARING ANIMALS - Deletes subsection (b
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2024-02-12
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2301Intro
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FOOD AND DRUGS -- FORCE-FED POULTRY PRODUCTS - Prohibits force-feeding to create a force-fed poultry product nor hire another to engage in force feeding of a poultry product. Violations would be subject to a civil penalty of $500.
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2024-02-12
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RIS2303Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- HIGH HEAT WASTE FACILITY ACT - Provides for a prohibition on the licensing of any new high-heat waste facility.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2292Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- THE GREEN JUSTICE ZONE ACT - Establishes the first Green Justice Zone, a model that may be replicated in future years to ensure that all communities throughout the state have clean air and clean water.
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2024-02-12
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RIS2306Intro
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PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- VEGETATION MANAGEMENT FOR ELECTRIC SYSTEM RELIABILITY - Requires an electric distribution company to develop and act pursuant to a vegetation management plan approved by the DPUC to carry out vegetation management act...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2304Intro
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WATERS AND NAVIGATION -- COASTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT COUNCIL - Requires that a super majority of three-fifths (3/5
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2024-02-12
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RIS2302Intro
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CRIMINAL OFFENSES -- TRADE IN ANIMAL FUR PRODUCTS ACT - Prohibits the sale/offer of sale/trade/distribution of fur products. Makes 3 violations of this chapter civil infractions punishable by civil penalty and the 4th violation a misdemeanor punishab...
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2024-02-12
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RIS2300Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- MICROPLASTICS REDUCTION ACT - Prohibits a manufacturer from selling, offering for sale, or distributing into commerce any product containing synthetic polymer micro particles beginning January 1, 2028.
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2024-02-12
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2293Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- RENEWABLE READY PROGRAM - Establishes the renewable ready program and fund to promotes the responsible siting/development of renewable energy generating resources in locations where it would be an ancillary beneficial ...
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2024-02-12
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2154Intro
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FISH AND WILDLIFE -- BIRDS - Allows the taking of wild turkeys by using a crossbow in compliance with rules and regulations promulgated by DEM.
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2024-01-24
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2151Intro
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PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- NET METERING - Modifies the definition of "core forest" to refer to unfragmented forest blocks or single or multiple parcels totaling 250 acres or greater and at least 25 yards from mapped roads.
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2024-01-24
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2153Intro
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WATERS AND NAVIGATION -- FRESHWATER LAKE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM - Establishes the Rhode Island lake management program and a restricted receipt account as a find within the department of environmental management to aid with lake and pond management issue...
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2024-01-24
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2155Intro
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TOWNS AND CITIES -- STATEWIDE MUNICIPAL SOLAR PERMIT - Requires as part of the solar permit application an assessment on carbon-neutral, a solar permit would only be approved if it was carbon neutral based on the assessment.
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2024-01-24
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2150Intro
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ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- UNLAWFUL CONFINEMENT OF A COVERED ANIMAL - Exempts egg laying hens kept for commercial egg production purposes from the provisions of chapter 4-1.1 until January 1, 2034.
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2024-01-24
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2152Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- COMPREHENSIVE PFAS BAN ACT OF 2024 - Enacts the Comprehensive PFAS Ban Act of 2024, prohibiting the intentional addition of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances of PFAS in products offered for sale or manufactured in the...
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2024-01-24
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RIS2043Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- LONG-TERM ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Adds climate change, sea-level rise and coastal resiliency to the analysis of data of the strategic plan for economic development policy.
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2024-01-12
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2044Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- 2021 ACT ON CLIMATE - Incorporates ethical energy standards to the 2021 Act on Climate.
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2024-01-12
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
RIS2007Intro
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ANIMALS AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY -- CRUELTY TO ANIMALS - Prohibits the declawing of cats by any surgical procedure to amputate or modify a portion of a cat's paw in order to remove the cat's claws. Does not apply to any procedure performed for a therapeu...
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2024-01-10
To Senate Environment and Agriculture Committee
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