Bills Pending Rhode Island Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee

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RIS0692IntroIncreases the number of members of the transit authority from eight to nine and makes the mayor of Providence or designee an ex officio member with voting privileges.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 28]
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RIS0684IntroRequires reimbursement payments from the general fund to volunteer fire departments responding to emergencies on or along Route 95.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 28]
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RIS0586IntroEliminates division of planning from evaluation process of future state prop. leases. Eliminates requirement of notice to local planning board's planning program of hearings and zoning changes.
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2019-03-22
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RIS0685IntroRequires that trains used in connection with the movement of freight be operated by a crew of at least two (2) persons.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 28]
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RIS0312IntroAmends several sections of the Rhode Island Zoning Enabling Act of 1991 with the intent of preserving neighborhood character and promoting smart growth.
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2019-03-22
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RIS0151IntroAmends the definition of "disabled", for the purposes of property tax relief, to include veterans who earn less than thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) annually and who receive disability benefits.
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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 28]
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RIS0313IntroExempts 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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2019-03-22
[Hearing: Mar 28]
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RIS0690IntroAmends the number of communities who may combine to appoint a building official and prohibits requiring a building official to perform duties not in the building code when building code duties are pending.
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2019-03-21
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RIS0691IntroExpands the definition of "family member" for purposes of zoning ordinances.
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2019-03-21
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RIS0689IntroExtends the effective date for the application of the new definition section relative to zoning ordinances and would also extend the current definitions section relative to zoning ordinances.
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2019-03-21
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RIS0686IntroRequires the department of transportation to clear sidewalks of snow and ice on state roads for school bus stops along routes approved by the respective school committees and chief of police for each city and town.
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2019-03-21
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RIS0729IntroAllows for cities or towns to require local licensing of any person, firm or corporation, engaged in the general business of a tobacco retailer.
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2019-03-21
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RIS0687IntroAllows a contractor or builder to hire a qualified third-party assistant or state inspector to perform an inspection if a building official fails to perform an inspection within forty-eight (48) hours after notification.
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2019-03-21
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RIS0688IntroAuthorizes building inspectors to affix their signatures to permits that pertain to work they inspect.
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2019-03-21
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RIS0634IntroRequires the director of the department of transportation to organize and complete snow removal from all sidewalks located on state highway overpasses and pedestrian overhead walkways within 24 hours of a snowstorm.
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2019-03-19
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RIS0585IntroRequires road and bridge contractors for the department of transportation to furnish a bond equal to at least 50% of the contract price on contracts in excess of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000).
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2019-03-14
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS0450IntroMakes various amendments pertaining to the duties and operations of the Central Coventry Fire District.
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2019-03-07
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RIS0220IntroTax credit for opportunity zone in investment in Pawtucket
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2019-03-07
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RIS0314IntroReduces the term of office members and chair of the Kent County Water District board from seven (7) years to three (3) years, effective September 1, 2019 and limits the chair to three (3) consecutive terms.)
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2019-03-07
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RIS0148IntroAllows mobile and manufactured homes which are a part of a mobile and manufactured home park to be counted as low and moderate income housing for purposes of compliance with the requirements of the city's or town's comprehensive land use plan.
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2019-03-07
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RIS0452IntroAllows the residents of New Shoreham who earn up to one hundred forty percent (140%) of area median income to qualify for affordable housing.
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2019-02-27
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS0451IntroRequires state/city/town to install solar panels supplying at least 50% of the electrical needs within five (5) years of the completion date for any new public buildings, including schools, prior to the issuance of a construction permit.
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2019-02-27
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RIS0449IntroAuthorizes the town of Warren to enact ordinances for the purpose of regulating the sale of tobacco, flavored tobacco products, electronic vaporizer devices and liquids used in electronic vapor devices.
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2019-02-27
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RIS0219IntroMandates that builders of new 1 or 2 family residential dwellings provide the home buyer with written information regarding the installation of an automatic fire sprinkler system subject to civil penalties enforced by the atty gen or state fire marsh...
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2019-01-31
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS0221IntroProhibits development of land contiguous to State House unless approved by general assembly.
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2019-01-31
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RIS0147IntroEstablishes the Rhode Island Livable Home Modification Grant which allows eligible homeowners and renters to retrofit their residence to nationally recognized accessibility standards.
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2019-01-24
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