Bills Pending Rhode Island Senate Finance Committee

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RIS2062IntroPermits a municipality, in which twelve percent (12%) of the housing in a municipality qualifies for low-income housing, to charge a tax up to ten percent (10%) of the current year's gross scheduled rental income.
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2018-06-19
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RIS2074IntroIncreases the maximum tax on qualifying low-income property from eight percent (8%) of the previous year's gross scheduled rental income to ten percent (10%) of the prospective year's gross scheduled rental income.
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2018-06-19
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RIS2063IntroIncreases the maximum tax for qualifying low-income housing from eight percent (8%) to ten percent (10%) of the property's previous year's gross scheduled rental income.
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2018-06-19
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RIS2819IntroMandates that quasi-public corporations limit the use of all funds/property to perform the function/service for which the quasi-public corporation was created. Prohibits the transfer or reallocations of funds held by a quasi-public corporation.
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2018-06-12
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RIS2965IntroRequires that contributions to a retirement plan be remitted to the retirement board on the date contributions are withheld but not later than three (3) business days following the pay period ending in which contributions were withheld.
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2018-06-12
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RIS2956IntroAllows state employees who had also been a correctional officer to elect to combine their service time earned from each job, for the determination of their retirement eligibility date and calculation of retirement benefits.
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2018-06-12
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RIS2199IntroProvides that the taxation of military service pensions for purposes of the Rhode Island personal income tax would be reduced and phased out over a five (5) year period from 2018 to 2022.
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2018-06-12
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RIS2782IntroAdds department of corrections' correctional officers to the list of public safety employees that are entitled to their full salary if they are injured and become disabled as a result of performance of their job duties.
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2018-06-11
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RIS2903IntroProhibits the town of Middletown from annually increasing its tax levy more than 2% of the total for its prior fiscal year without an affirmative vote of its electors upon the occurrence of one or more of five conditions.
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2018-06-05
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RIS2818IntroRelieves Central Falls from reimbursing state for expenses related to fiscal stability act, expenses related to Central Falls school district bankruptcy proceeding, expenses of Moreau v Flanders, or expenses incurred after termination of the receiver...
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2018-06-05
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RIS2659IntroClarifies the status of pilot payments to the town of Exeter in view of its not presently having a police department
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2018-06-05
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RIS2904IntroAllows the town of Middletown to adopt annual fair market assessments of its ratable property that do not exceed the two percent (2%) annual increase ceiling.
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2018-06-05
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RIS2856IntroAuthorizes Newport and Middletown to collect an additional one percent (1%) meal and beverage tax to fund schools, school safety, and capital improvements.
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2018-06-05
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RIS2070IntroDirects department of administration to promulgate regulations giving preferences in the awarding of state contracts to certain business enterprises.
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2018-06-01
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RIS2512IntroApplies the hotel tax distribution formula for entities within the Providence regional tourism district to any and all hotels physically connected to the Rhode Island Convention Center.
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2018-05-31
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RIS2375IntroReinstates for one year, from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019, the formula used to distribute hotel tax funds prior to January 1, 2016.
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2018-05-31
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RIS2012IntroExempts from the sales tax products used for feminine hygiene in connection with the menstrual cycle.
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2018-05-31
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RIS2073IntroProvides that applicants for historic tax credits shall have ninety (90) days after the date of the commission's written determination certifying the rehabilitation to pay the required three percent (3%) non-refundable fee to the division of taxation...
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2018-05-31
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RIS2520IntroRestores the forty-seven percent (47%) distribution percentage with respect to hotel tax proceeds generated in the various regional districts and repeals the separate formula used for hosting platforms.
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2018-05-31
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RIS2216IntroAllows for a credit equal to the amount contributed by a taxpayer for the taxable year to the Rhode Island Ocean State Fund, which is created in the general fund to accept monetary contributions for exclusively public purposes.
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2018-05-31
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RIS2058IntroEstablishes a surtax on the business corporation tax for publicly traded corporations subject to SEC disclosure and reporting requirements, if corporation's ratio of compensation for its CEO to median worker is equal to or greater than 100 to 1.
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2018-05-31
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RIS2526IntroExempts from sales tax any amount a construction contractor charges its clients for materials and supplies in connection with a construction contract.
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2018-05-31
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RIS2941IntroReserves 5% of energy efficiency funds for low-income residents for assistance to residents who seek financial assistance with electric bills but do not meet eligibility guidelines for other financial assistance programs.
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2018-05-31
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RIS2373IntroJoint Resolution Appropriating Sufficient Sums To Pay One-half The Costs Of Teachers In Obtaining An International Dyslexia Association ("ida") Aligned Graduate Certificate In Dyslexia Knowledge And Practice
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2018-05-29
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RIS2817IntroCreates an early childhood innovation fund which would fund programs to attempt to accelerate the learning ability of at-risk children.
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2018-05-29
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RIS2820IntroProvides for a stipend to be paid to certain retired state employees, municipal employees, and teachers or their beneficiaries during years when a cost of living adjustment is not scheduled.
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2018-05-29
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RIS2374IntroJoint Resolution Making Appropriations Of $175,000 To The Rhode Island Community Food Bank (this Resolution Would Authorize The Appropriation Of The Sum Of $175,000 To The Rhode Island Community Food Bank.)
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2018-05-29
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RIS2371IntroProvides that in determining local school aid, the state would annually provide each community no less than an amount equal to the aid given in the preceding fiscal year.
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2018-05-29
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RIS2518IntroJoint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $2,000,000 To The Rhode Island State Police Municipal Police Academy For Law Enforcement Mental Health First Aid Training
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2018-05-29
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RIS2853IntroJoint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $100,000 To Year Up Providence (authorizes The Appropriation Of The Sum Of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) To Year Up Providence.)
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2018-05-29
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RIS2126IntroAllows a one-time nonrefundable tax credit in the amount of $2,000 for stillborn babies occurring at 28 weeks or more upon filing a certificate to that effect issued by the division of vital statistics. Effective July 1, 2018.
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2018-05-24
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RIS2057IntroRequires the tax administrator to commence any action for collection of personal income tax due and payable within ten (10) years of April 15 of the year the tax return was or would have been filed.
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2018-05-24
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RIS2191IntroIncreases the refundable state earned income credit from fifteen percent (15% to twenty-five percent (25%) for the 2019 taxable year, and each taxable year thereafter.
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2018-05-24
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RIS2200IntroIncreases the exemption for retirement income from state income tax from $15,000 to $20,000 commencing in 2019.
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2018-05-24
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RIS2217IntroRaises the earned income tax credit from fifteen percent (15%) to twenty percent (20%) for the tax years 2019 and beyond.
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2018-05-24
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RIS2016IntroExempts from state taxation certain pension benefits that originate from, and were taxed in, another state.
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2018-05-24
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RIS2389IntroAdds three (3) new income tax brackets for purposes of Rhode Island state income taxation.
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2018-05-24
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RIS2071IntroProvides that for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2019a taxpayer entitled to a federal earned-income credit shall be allowed a state earned-income credit equal to 18% of the federal earned-income credit.
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2018-05-24
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RIS2385IntroProvides that Rhode Island adjusted gross income for federal income tax purposes would be reduced by the amount of individual retirement account rollover distributions.
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2018-05-24
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RIS2364IntroExempts from personal income tax the first $25,000 a taxpayer received from pensions, interest income, 401k plans and individual retirement accounts, and up to $50,000 for joint filers.
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2018-05-24
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RIS2667IntroEstablishes a new personal income tax credit for individuals who incur expenses caring for a relative that requires assistance with one or more daily living activities as certified by a license physician.
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2018-05-24
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RIS2203IntroSubtracts state tax refunds, paid to an individual in the previous year, from federal adjusted gross income, for purposes of the state income tax for tax years beginning January 1, 2019.
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2018-05-24
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RIS2219IntroProvides that payments by an employer, whether paid to an employee or lender, of principal and interest on a qualified education loan incurred by an employee shall be subtracted from the calculation of federal adjusted gross income.
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2018-05-24
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RIS2067IntroAllows $15,000 modification of retirement income in "pensions" and "annuities" line of federal tax return.
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2018-05-24
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RIS2066IntroProvides that non-resident withholding requirement for a corporation that sells real estate be consistent with the seven percent (7%) corporate income tax rate.
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2018-05-24
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RIS2525IntroPlaces twelve percent (12%) per annum interest rate on delinquent tax payments for business corporation, sales and use, estate and personal income taxes.
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2018-05-24
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RIS2072IntroEstablishes a nineteen percent (19%) carried interest fairness fee for investment management services in order to tax the carried interest income of hedge fund and private equity investors as traditional ordinary earned income.
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2018-05-24
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RIS2120IntroEstablishes a tiered-rate structure for the child care assistance program, with higher rates paid to licensed child care centers and family child care homes that have achieved higher quality ratings in "BrightStars".
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2018-05-17
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RIS2069IntroIncreases the child care provider reimbursement rate by five percent (5%).
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2018-05-17
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RIS2201IntroProvides a one time tax credit up to two hundred fifty dollars ($250) per dependent child for certain Rhode Island households who contribute to an account under the Rhode Island college bound tuition savings program.
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2018-05-17
To Senate Finance Committee
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