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RIS0766IntroRequires 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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2021-06-11
[Hearing: Jun 17]
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0908IntroRequires that the Rhode Transit Authority impose no fares and/or charges for service provided to the general public. Effective January 1, 2022.
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2021-06-11
[Hearing: Jun 17]
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0930IntroCommencing in fiscal year 2022, that reconstitution and control of a school or district by the department of elementary and secondary education would not exceed 2 years except for a possible 6 month extension when substantial progress is achieved.
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2021-06-08
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0915IntroProvides that portions of the city of Central Falls would be included within the Pawtucket Downtown Redevelopment Project.
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2021-06-08
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RIS0897IntroCity department of art, culture and tourism to administer Providence tourism district. Revises hotel tax formula for Providence district.
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2021-06-08
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0475IntroEnables cities and towns to provide a tax exemption to individuals who take resiliency measures to rehabilitate their property because of flood hazards.
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2021-06-08
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RIS0871IntroModifies the foundation level of support required of municipalities, excluding funds received by the school district from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund, in connection with relief due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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2021-06-08
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RIS0875IntroEnables school teachers, state and municipal employees to retire earlier.
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2021-06-03
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RIS0941IntroAllows any member in active service, regardless of age, to be eligible for an accidental disability retirement allowance.
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2021-06-03
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RIS0851IntroFor purposes of teachers' retirement benefits, amends the definition of "former spouse divorced" to include someone who was married to a deceased member for 10+ years and the deceased member was required by court order to contribute support post-divo...
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2021-06-03
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RIS0927IntroAuthorizes the city of Providence to finance a contribution towards the unfunded pension liability of the employee retirement system of the city of Providence by the issuance of $750,000,000 bonds.
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2021-05-21
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RIS0640IntroEstablishes the Rhode Island secure choice retirement savings program. Establishes a board which is a public corporation. Allows for creation of IRA-type retirement investments managed by the board.
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2021-05-13
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RIS0763IntroIncreases the exemption for estate taxes to two million five hundred thousand dollars ($2,500,000) effective January 1, 2023. There would be a further increased estate tax exemption to five million dollars ($5,000,000) effective January 1, 2025.
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2021-05-13
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RIS0358IntroTaxpayers requesting an extension of time to pay state taxes must declare the reasonable amount of tax due in a taxable year.
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2021-05-12
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RIS0828IntroExtends the time period that schools have to commence construction to correct health and safety deficiencies in order to qualify for increased school housing aid.
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2021-05-11
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RIS0362IntroAdds one new income tax bracket for purposes of state income taxation.
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2021-05-03
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RIS0159IntroExcludes $25,000 of eligible military retirement income paid by state federal government to persons 60 years or older effective 2022 from state income tax.
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2021-05-03
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RIS0157IntroIncreases the exemption for retirement income from state income tax from fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) commencing on January 1, 2022.
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2021-05-03
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RIS0221IntroIncreases the state earned-income credit as of January 1, 2022, to eighteen percent (18%) of the federal earned-income credit, not to exceed the amount of state income tax.
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2021-05-03
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RIS0367IntroIncreases the tax rates for individuals, bankruptcy estates, trusts and estates.
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2021-05-03
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RIS0156IntroAllows deduction up to $15,000 of taxable portion of retirement income from federal adjusted gross income effective January 1, 2022.
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2021-05-03
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RIS0707IntroAllows for a tax credit of $500 for certain nurse practitioners or physicians.
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2021-05-03
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RIS0099IntroReduces the minimum corporate tax from four hundred dollars ($400) to two hundred fifty dollars ($250) for the year beginning on January 1, 2021, and would abolish the minimum tax for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2022.
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2021-05-03
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RIS0327IntroImposes a tax of .015 cents/per oz on the sale of bottled sugary drinks/syrups/powders from which a sugary drink may be derived with tax collected deposited into the Retail SNAP Incentive Fund effective 1/1/22.
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2021-05-03
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RIS0326IntroAdds one new income tax bracket for purposes of state income taxation.
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2021-05-03
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RIS0764IntroExcludes from income up to ten thousand two hundred dollars ($10,200) of unemployment compensation paid in tax year 2020 for any individual or married couple with an adjusted gross income less than one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000).
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2021-05-03
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0479IntroRequires Resource Recovery to waive tipping fees for solid waste collected by local watershed councils established and recognized by the Rhode Island Rivers Council
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2021-04-29
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0761IntroProhibits the use of state funds to purchase single-serving bottled water or single-use plastic bags or expanded polystyrene.
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2021-04-29
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0760IntroRepeals the expiration provisions that major facility projects or other public improvements comply with green building standards, thereby requiring major facility projects of state agencies to be constructed to LEED standards.
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2021-04-29
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RIS0584IntroCreates the Percentage of Income Home Energy Affordability Program, an income-sensitive tiered subsidy program to ensure that home energy utility costs are affordable for eligible low-income households.
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2021-04-29
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0762IntroWaives beach parking fees at any state beach for any person that qualifies for a free or reduced lunch pursuant to § 16-8-10.
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2021-04-29
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RIS0576IntroExpands the Rite Track Program to provide health care coverage to children up to age nineteen (19) funded by federal funds, if available, or if not available, by state funds.
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2021-04-26
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0101IntroCreates the "Medicaid Employer Assessment".
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2021-04-26
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0753IntroExempts from state taxation certain pension benefits that originate from, and were taxed in another state.
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2021-04-15
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0360IntroRepeals the sunset provision which ends historic preservation tax credits by June 30, 2021 or upon the exhaustion of the maximum aggregate credits, whichever comes first.
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2021-04-15
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RIS0642IntroRepeals the authority of various cities and towns to provide certain tax exemptions and tax stabilization agreements.
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2021-04-15
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RIS0754IntroExempts from the sales and use tax that portion of a motor vehicle lease payment collected for tangible personal property tax, municipal property tax, excise, or any other similar tax.
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2021-04-15
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RIS0815IntroExempts from taxation any loan forgiveness under the federal Paycheck Protection Program.
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2021-04-15
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RIS0583IntroAllows state departments and agencies to implement electronic filing of applications for licenses, permits, registrations, certificates and functions by allowing a vendor to withhold a commission for implementing the system for electronic filing.
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2021-04-15
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RIS0641IntroChanges the filing date for the elderly or disabled tax exemption in the town of Exeter from March 15 to April 15 of each year.
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2021-04-15
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RIS0480IntroIncreases the income range and the maximum credit amount for the property tax relief extended to elderly and/or disabled persons.
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2021-04-15
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RIS0444IntroEstablishes a statewide limit of twelve percent (12%) per year on interest charged by cities and towns on delinquent taxes.
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2021-04-15
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RIS0765IntroChanges the rate of interest for underpayments of tax to prime rate plus six percent (6%). Also limits the assessment of interest to four (4) calendar years prior to the date on which notice of the delinquent payment is sent.
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2021-04-15
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RIS0477IntroRequires cities and towns to implement affordable housing requirements upon all developers of tax stabilization applications for developments of more than five (5) housing units based upon median income as defined by HUD.
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2021-04-15
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RIS0580IntroAmends the classification of manufacturing machinery that is eligible for a property tax exemption by eliminating the requirement that the machinery be new.
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2021-04-15
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RIS0377IntroJoint Resolution Making An Appropriation For Funding Of A Nonprofit Agency, Inspiring Minds, Inc., To Benefit Providence Elementary School Students (allocates Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) From The General Fund To The Nonprofit Agency Inspiring Mi...
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2021-04-08
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0300IntroRepeals the provisions of the Stay Invested in RI Wavemaker Fellowship, and establish the Stay Invested in RI Tax Credit to provide eligible taxpayers with a tax credit for educational loan repayment expenses.
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2021-04-08
To Senate Finance Committee
RIS0582IntroSEE TITLE 16 CHAPTER 97 -- THE RHODE ISLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION ACT) (Provides districts with free and reduced lunch populations above 20% have their minimum housing aid share increased to 40% for projects completed after July 1, 2020 and school housi...
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2021-04-08
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RIS0577IntroProvides two million dollars ($2,000,000) to support comprehensive and effective afterschool, summer learning and workforce development programs for students in grades kindergarten through twelve (K-12).
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2021-04-08
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RIS0574IntroProvides for a one-time appropriation of $1,000,000 and an annual appropriation thereafter to Rhode Island College providing to teachers at no costs to them certification and educational programs who teach students who don't speak English.
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2021-04-08
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