Bills Pending Rhode Island Senate Finance Committee

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RIS2923IntroAuthorizes City of Providence to issue $140,000,000 in general obligation bonds to finance, improvements to school buildings and facilities.
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2020-08-03
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RIS2209IntroExempts from taxation real property acquired or leased by a railroad entity used in the boarding or disembarking of railroad passengers or supporting passenger railroad operations and services.
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2020-07-14
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2363IntroRepeals the sunset provision of chapter 33.6 of title 44 which grants tax credits to individuals or companies redeveloping historic structures.
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2020-06-18
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS2855IntroCreates class of owner-occupied dwellings of 5 or less/limits effective tax rates for all classes/extends home exemption to owner-occupied property of 5 units or less. Retroactive to July 1, 2020.
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2020-06-10
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RIS2801IntroAdds one new income tax bracket for purposes of state income taxation.
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2020-03-12
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RIS2795IntroRequires electronic filing of returns and remittance of payments for certain larger business registrants.
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2020-03-12
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RIS2804IntroAmends the classification of manufacturing machinery that is eligible for a property tax exemption.
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2020-03-12
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RIS2798IntroAuthorizes the general treasurer to withhold state aid to municipalities which do not meet certain requirements regarding locally-administered pension plans and, if applicable, funding improvement plans.
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2020-03-12
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RIS2797IntroExempts from taxes school meals sold to school staff.
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2020-03-12
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RIS2802IntroCreates a seven percent (7%) minimum markup for cigarettes sold by a retailer, changes increases cost to retailers and wholesalers for cigarettes.
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2020-03-12
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RIS2800IntroChanges the rate of interest for underpayments of tax to prime rate plus six percent (6%). It would also limit the assessment of interest to four (4) calendar years.
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2020-03-12
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RIS2806IntroRequires municipalities to tax renewable energy resources as tangible property without affecting the real property on which it is located. Excepts farmland, which shall be reassessed at the predated farmland classification.
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2020-03-12
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RIS2803IntroIncreases the maximum small state purchase from $10,000 to $25,000 for construction projects and from $5,000 to $10,000 for all other small purchases.
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2020-03-12
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RIS2796IntroProvides that any operational surplus of the Rhode Island resource recovery corporation shall be automatically transferred, on an annual basis, to a restricted receipt account for the sole purpose of waste management infrastructure.
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2020-03-12
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RIS2809IntroJoint Resolution Relating To A Lease Agreement For Leased Exhibition, Office And Vault Storage Space (this Joint Resolution Would Authorize A Lease Agreement For Exhibition, Office And Vault Storage Space For The Department Of State.)
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2020-03-12
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RIS2807IntroAllows retired municipal and state employees to reenter the system for up to twenty hours per week without interrupting their pension benefits.
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2020-03-12
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RIS2364IntroRaises the earned income tax credit from fifteen percent (15%) to twenty percent (20%) for the tax years 2020 and beyond.
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2020-03-05
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RIS2049IntroIncreases the state earned-income credit as of January 1, 2021, to eighteen percent (18%) of the federal earned-income credit, not to exceed the amount of state income tax.
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2020-03-05
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RIS2737IntroRelating To Public Notice In The Town Of Burrillville
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2020-03-04
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RIS2738IntroRequires any company that is issued a contract for services in the state of Rhode Island, or any political subdivision therein, to employ a certain percentage of individuals with disabilities.
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2020-03-04
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RIS2740IntroAmends various sections relating to libraries to delete outdated provisions, updates language to reflect current practices affecting library technology and increases from 2 years to 5 years the award of the statewide reference resource center contrac...
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2020-03-04
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RIS2739IntroCreates an agreement to limit corporate incentives.
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2020-03-04
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RIS2743IntroJoint Resolution To Authorize And Approve A Referendum To Be Submitted To The Qualified Electors Of The State Of Rhode Island At The Next General Election For Blanket Authority For The General Treasurer To Refinance Bonds (joint Resolution Authorizin...
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2020-03-04
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RIS2741IntroProvides for $1,000,000 in bonds to improve local roadways, pedestrian spaces, bikeway paths and municipal parks.
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2020-03-04
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RIS2114IntroRequires that the tax imposed on little cigars be imposed in the same manner as the tax imposed on cigarettes, that 25% of such tax revenue would be applied to smoking cessation programs, and requires that little cigars be sold in packs of 20 or more...
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2020-03-03
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RIS2642IntroProvides that a tax payment shall be paid by midnight on the date in which the tax becomes due and payable, and reduces the amount of penalty for taxes unpaid from a maximum of twenty-one percent (21%) to ten percent (10%).
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2020-02-27
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RIS2646IntroRequires the department of human services and/or the department of administration to pilot at least one contract using verification software for billable hours and for professional or technical services in excess of one million dollars.
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2020-02-27
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RIS2643IntroAdd the workers' compensation administration fund to those restricted receipt accounts not subject to indirect cost recoveries.
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2020-02-27
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RIS2648IntroEliminates the two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) hemp licensing fee and would reduce the hemp licensing application fee from two hundred fifty dollars ($250) to one hundred dollars ($100).
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2020-02-27
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RIS2641IntroPhase-out the taxation of pensions and annuities over a five (5) year period beginning on January 1, 2021.
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2020-02-27
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RIS2645IntroExempts beer and malt beverage from sales tax.
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2020-02-27
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RIS2649IntroAllows for a tax credit of five hundred dollars ($500) for any nurse practitioner or physician who provide on-site clinical education as a preceptor clinician to nurse practitioner graduate students, enrolled in the graduate nursing program.
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2020-02-27
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RIS2647IntroFacilitates state departments/agencies to implement electronic filing of applications for licenses/permits/ registrations/certificates by allowing state vendor to withhold commission for developing and implementing electronic filing web-based system.
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2020-02-27
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RIS2644IntroAllows state employees the ability to make an after tax contribution to a qualified Roth contribution program as a part of a deferred compensation plan.
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2020-02-27
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RIS2518IntroExempts the trade-in value of pickup trucks under six thousand pounds (6,000 lbs.) gross weight, used exclusively for personal use, from sales tax.
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2020-02-25
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RIS2494IntroCreates a new income tax bracket of 6.99% on taxable income over five hundred thousand dollars. Any tax collected on this income deposited into restricted receipt account and expended on education for grades kindergarten through twelfth grade.
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2020-02-25
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RIS2516IntroCreates three new categories of taxable income for income above $232,000.
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2020-02-25
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RIS2517IntroExempts the trade-in value of pickup trucks under eight thousand one hundred pounds (8,100 lbs.) gross weight, used exclusively for personal use, from sales tax.
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2020-02-25
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RIS2514IntroAllows for deductions from the salary of any state or municipal employee for insurance or employee benefits.
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2020-02-25
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RIS2515IntroAmends the provisions for prompt payment of monies owed by the department of administration to their contractors or subcontractors.
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2020-02-25
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RIS2365IntroDefines light duty, non-emergency and zero emission vehicles and requires the state to convert its fleet of vehicles to no less than fifty percent (50%) of vehicles in those categories by the year 2028.
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2020-02-13
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RIS2352IntroRepeals a state corporate income tax deduction to allowable income for federal tax purposes for investment property held for at least seven (7) years.
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2020-02-13
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RIS2357IntroExempts certain equipment procured or rented by a contractor performing construction work for the state, any city or town or any quasi-public entity from the sales and use tax.
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2020-02-13
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RIS2361IntroAllows a deduction from federal adjusted gross income for interest payments on outstanding student loans.
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2020-02-13
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RIS2349IntroProvides 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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2020-02-13
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RIS2360IntroExpands the Wavemaker Fellowship Program to include public school teachers in the high-need fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
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2020-02-13
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RIS2358IntroRequires 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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2020-02-13
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RIS2362IntroRemoves the prohibition on state appropriations to the municipal infrastructure grant program, and authorize the state planning council to evaluate, approve and issue such grants, subject to the appropriations provided to the program.
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2020-02-13
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RIS2354IntroPermits manufacturing or commercial concerns to apply to commerce corporation for exemption or stabilization of taxes when moving to another municipality if could reasonably and efficiently relocate outside state and that relocation would be advantag...
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2020-02-13
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RIS2351IntroRepeals the authority of various cities and towns to provide certain tax exemptions and tax stabilization agreements.
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2020-02-13
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