Bills Pending Rhode Island Senate Finance Committee

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RIS2858Engross
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Authorizes Providence to issue not more than $400,000,000 general obligation bonds & notes to finance the construction, related demolition, renovation, improvement, alteration, repair, landscaping, furnishing and equipping of schools throughout the c...
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2024-05-17
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RIS2051Intro
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TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAXES -- LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION - Exempts reusable bags from the state sales tax.
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2024-05-17
[Hearing: May 23]
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RIS2929Intro
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PUBLIC FINANCE -- RHODE ISLAND BABY BOND TRUST - Creates the Rhode Island baby bond trust to provide investment funds to children born to families with public health insurance or no insurance living in Rhode Island.
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2024-05-17
[Hearing: May 23]
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RIS2931Intro
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TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAXES -- LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION - Provides a four (4) year expiration period on any certificate of exemption pursuant to this section for writers, composers and artists.
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2024-05-17
[Hearing: May 23]
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RIS2325Intro
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PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- RETIREMENT SYSTEM -- CONTRIBUTIONS AND BENEFITS - Effective July 1, 2024, entitles environmental police officers to the benefits provided by chapter 45-21.2 entitled "Optional retirement for members of police force an...
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2024-05-17
[Hearing: May 23]
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RIS2573Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION -- HUMAN SERVICES FTE ACCOUNTABILITY PORTAL - Directs the department of administration to establish a human services transparency FTE portal.
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2024-05-17
[Hearing: May 23]
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RIS2865Intro
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PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- RETIREMENT SYSTEM -- CONTRIBUTIONS AND BENEFITS - Requires any benefit enhancements afforded under the employees' retirement system of Rhode Island or the municipal employees' retirement system to be amortized over in...
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2024-05-17
[Hearing: May 23]
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RIS2369Intro
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TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES - Permits every municipality in the state to offer a homestead tax exemption of up to 20% of assessed value on residential properties, and also provides that municipalities that grant greater exemptions ...
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2024-05-17
[Hearing: May 23]
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RIS2156Intro
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PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- RETIREMENT SYSTEM -- CONTRIBUTION AND BENEFITS - Increases the maximum post retirement employment earnings from eighteen thousand dollars ($18,000) to twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) a year for certain retired ...
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2024-05-17
[Hearing: May 23]
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RIS2864Intro
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EDUCATION -- BUILDING OPPORTUNITIES IN OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME - Provides $4 million to support after school and school vacation, summer learning workforce development programs for K-12 students with annual reports on status and programs.
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2024-05-17
[Hearing: May 23]
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RIH8176Engross
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TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES - Authorizes reassessment of taxes on new construction from the date of issuance of the certificate of occupancy or the date it is first used, whichever is the earlier.
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2024-05-17
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RIS2563Intro
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TAXATION -- PERSONAL INCOME TAX - Allows a modification to federal adjusted gross income of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) of social security income for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2024.
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2024-05-17
[Hearing: May 23]
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RIS2960Intro
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TAXATION -- PERSONAL INCOME TAX - Allows a modification to federal adjusted gross income of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) of taxable pension and/or annuity income for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2025.
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2024-05-17
[Hearing: May 23]
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RIS2979Intro
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EDUCATION -- TEACHERS' RETIREMENT -- PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- RETIREMENT SYSTEM - Reduces the number of years from five (5) to three (3), when calculating for retirement purposes, the average of the highest consecutive years of compensation, ...
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2024-05-17
[Hearing: May 23]
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RIS2567Intro
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TOWNS AND CITIES -- STATE AID - Requires an appropriation of an additional five percent (5%) of the assessed value of all low-income housing as part of the payment in lieu of taxes program to the municipality where the property is located beginning i...
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2024-05-17
[Hearing: May 23]
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RIS2159Intro
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TAXATION -- PERSONAL INCOME TAX - Allows real property owner a one-time non-refundable tax credit for the actual costs of connecting a single family or multi-family dwelling to a municipal sewer system credited to the owner's personal or corporate in...
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2024-05-17
[Hearing: May 23]
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RIS2560Intro
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EDUCATION -- RESIDENCE OF CHILDREN FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES - Relieves East Providence from providing any educational/financial resources to children in the CRAFT program or other Bradley Hospital programs. Requires the school district of origin where the...
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2024-05-17
[Hearing: May 23]
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RIS3024Intro
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TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION - Exempts 30% of the lessor’s assessed real property tax expense over $19,500 for each calendar year remaining on the 10 year lease dated July 27, 2021, of Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
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2024-05-17
[Hearing: May 23]
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RIS2054Intro
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TAXATION -- PERSONAL INCOME TAX - Increases the state earned-income credit as of January 1, 2025 to seventeen percent (17%) of the federal earned-income credit, not to exceed the amount of state income tax.
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2024-05-17
[Hearing: May 23]
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RIS2312Intro
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PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- RETIREMENT SYSTEM -- CONTRIBUTIONS AND BENEFITS - Provides that vacancies in excess of 3% for full time equivalent state employees which are substituted with contract employees shall require an appropriation to the pe...
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2024-05-17
[Hearing: May 23]
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RIS3079Intro
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TOWNS AND CITIES -- OPTIONAL RETIREMENT FOR MEMBERS OF POLICE FORCE AND FIREFIGHTERS - Allows police and firefighters to retire with 20 years of service and attained 57 years of age based on their highest 3 years consecutive compensation.
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2024-05-17
[Hearing: May 23]
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RIH8049Engross
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This act serves as the enabling act required by § 16-7-44 of the general laws in order for the principal and interest on bonds issued in support of school housing projects to be eligible for state housing aid reimbursement.
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2024-05-17
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RIS2167Intro
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TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAXES -- LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION - Exempts from the sales tax scalp hair prosthesis or wigs that are necessary due to hair loss from a medical condition.
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2024-05-17
[Hearing: May 23]
To Senate Finance Committee
RIH8050Intro
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Authorizes Providence to issue not more than $400,000,000 general obligation bonds & notes to finance the construction, related demolition, renovation, improvement, alteration, repair, landscaping, furnishing and equipping of schools throughout the c...
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2024-05-17
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RIS2368Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- PUBLIC HEALTH AND WORKPLACE SAFETY ACT - Repeals the exemption granted to pari mutual facilities and casinos from the smoke free workplace requirement contained in the Public Health and Workplace Safety Act.
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2024-05-14
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RIS2584Intro
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Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation To Higher Ground International To Provide Support To Complete The Initial Phase Of Higher Ground International's New Headquarters (authorizes The Appropriation Of The Sum Of $450,000 To Higher Ground Internati...
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2024-05-14
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RIS2755Intro
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PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- MERIT SYSTEM - Creates separate and distinct employment positions and salaries under the unclassified pay plan for the board of elections employees.
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2024-05-14
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RIS3026Intro
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Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $2,000,000 To The Elisha Project (this Resolution Would Authorize The Appropriation Of The Sum Of $2,000,000 To The Elisha Project.)
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2024-05-14
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RIS2961Intro
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TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAXES -- LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION - Exempts battery energy storage system equipment, solar thermal collectors for commercial applications and solar storage tanks that are part of a commercial solar hot water system from the...
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2024-05-14
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2958Intro
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Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $180,000 For The Rhode Island State Conservation Committee And Its Three Conservation Districts (this Resolution Would Authorize The Appropriation Of The Sum Of $180,000 To The Ri State Conservation Committ...
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2024-05-14
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RIH7571Engross
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- CASINO GAMING - Amends the law consistent with the advent of iGaming and new technology. It also codifies the payment of investigatory expenses incurred by the State in limited circumstances.
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2024-05-13
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RIH8027Engross
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TOWNS AND CITIES -- GENERAL POWERS - Increases passenger landing and boarding fees for passenger cruise vessels landing at a dock in Newport from three dollars ($3.00) to ten dollars ($10.00).
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2024-05-13
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RIS3022Intro
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TOWNS AND CITIES -- GENERAL POWERS - Enables the city of Newport to impose a nine percent (9%) amusement tax on the sale of certain amusement ticket sales.
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2024-05-09
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2323Intro
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Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $500,000 To The Rhode Island Black Business Association (this Resolution Would Authorize The Appropriation Of The Sum Of $500,000 To The Rhode Island Black Business Association.)
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2024-05-09
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RIS2351Intro
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Joint Resolution Making An Appropriation Of $750,000 To Waterfire Providence (authorizes The Appropriation Of The Sum Of $750,000 To Waterfire Providence.)
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2024-05-09
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RIS2963Intro
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PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- RETIREMENT SYSTEM CONTRIBUTIONS AND BENEFITS - Provides state employee public safety professionals with parity to municipal public safety employees in the state/municipal retirement systems eff. 7/1/24 with 10% contri...
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2024-05-09
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RIS2985Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- COUNCIL ON THE ARTS - Establishes a Rhode Island creative futures fund in the amount of eighteen million dollars ($18,000,000).
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2024-05-09
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RIS3067Intro
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TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION - Exempts from taxation the real and tangible personal property of the Providence Preservation Society.
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2024-05-09
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RIS3033Intro
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TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAXES -- LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION - Imposes an additional local hotel tax in the city of Newport, at a rate of two and one-half percent (2.5%) to be retained and used for its public infrastructure and resiliency purposes.
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2024-05-09
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RIS2329Intro
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PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- RETIREMENT SYSTEM -- MEMBERSHIP AND SERVICE CREDITS - Allows members of the retirement system who served in the national guard or reserves and who qualifies as veterans to purchase retirement service credits.
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2024-05-09
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RIS2375Intro
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HUMAN SERVICES -- THE RHODE ISLAND FAMILY CAREGIVER TAX CREDIT ACT - Establishes a tax credit against income tax based on eligible expenses incurred for care and support of an eligible family member.
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2024-05-07
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RIS2161Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- HEALTH CARE FOR CHILDREN AND PREGNANT WOMEN - Provides children from birth through age five (5) with continuous coverage eligibility for RIte Track/RIte Care so that they are not at risk of losing coverage at the yearl...
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2024-05-07
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RIS2575Intro
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TAXATION -- PERSONAL INCOME TAX -- CHILD TAX CREDIT - Establishes a child tax credit of one thousand dollars ($1,000) per dependent.
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2024-05-07
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RIS2600Intro
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PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES -- RETIREMENT SYSTEM -- CONTRIBUTIONS AND BENEFITS - Adds the administrator of community confinement and the home confinement coordinator to the state retirement system.
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2024-05-07
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RIS2322Intro
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TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION -- LIFE ESTATE - Entitles holders of a life estate to real property to use any veteran's tax exemptions available to them.
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2024-05-07
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RIS3034Intro
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PUBLIC PROPERTY AND WORKS -- STATE PURCHASES - Prohibits state agency contract for licensing of software applications designed for generally available desktop/server hardware cannot limit agency choice to install/run software o its hardware.
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2024-05-02
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RIS3027Intro
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TAXATION -- SALES AND USE TAXES -- LIABILITY AND COMPUTATION - Reduces the sales tax from seven percent (7%) to six and one-half percent (6 ½%).
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2024-05-02
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RIS2860Intro
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EDUCATION -- THE PAUL W. CROWLEY RHODE ISLAND STUDENT INVESTMENT INITIATIVE - Permits a school to calculate its maintenance of effort on a per-pupil basis and to deduct any nonrecurring expenditure from its maintenance of effort.
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2024-05-02
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RIS2861Intro
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EDUCATION -- STATE AID - Exempts schools or school districts subject to an intervention for failing schools from the withholding of aid provisions for infractions related to nonpayment of tuition owed by one community to another.
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2024-05-02
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RIS3020Intro
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HUMAN SERVICES -- GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION - Allows the executive office of health and human services to use appropriated funds to support graduate medical education programs and research.
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2024-05-02
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