Bills Pending Rhode Island Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee

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RIH7838Engross
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IN AMENDMENT OF AND IN ADDITION TO THE ACT, PASSED AT THE JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 1883, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE UNION FIRE DISTRICT OF SOUTH KINGSTOWN", AS AMENDED - Amends charter of the Union Fire District of South Kingstown by renaming "...
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2024-05-17
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIH7645Engross
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HIGHWAYS -- QUALIFIED ABANDONMENT OF TOWN ROADS - Allows for a qualified abandonment of town highways/driftways and grants a public easement over said road allowing it to be converted to a walking/hiking/biking trail as well as for access to parks, n...
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2024-05-17
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2630Intro
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TOWNS AND CITIES -- ZONING ORDINANCES - Amends several sections of law relating to zoning ordinances to provide uniform zoning standards for accessory dwelling units.
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2024-05-16
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2989Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- MOBILE AND MANUFACTURED HOMES - Makes several amendments relative to manufactured homes, including adding a definition for manufactured home and a provision allowing for certain manufactured homes to be considered a single...
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2024-05-16
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2988Intro
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TOWNS AND CITIES -- RHODE ISLAND COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING AND LAND USE ACT - Provides amendments relative to the compliance and implementation of the comprehensive planning and use act including the conditions upon which limitations may be placed on la...
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2024-05-16
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2998Intro
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TOWNS AND CITIES -- ZONING ORDINANCES - Amends several sections of law relating to zoning ordinances to provide uniform zoning standards for accessory dwelling units.
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2024-05-16
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS3036Intro
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TOWNS AND CITIES -- SUBDIVISION OF LAND - Requires that municipalities implement electronic permitting for all development applications pursuant to zoning and the subdivision of land.
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2024-05-16
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2995Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION - Requires, by January 1, 2026, the creation of an online, publicly available, comprehensive statewide geographic information system of land related resources to include information from al...
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2024-05-16
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2994Intro
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TOWNS AND CITIES -- ZONING ORDINANCES - Amends provisions relative to the application of zoning ordinances pertaining to wetland buffers to projects for development, redevelopment, construction or rehabilitation.
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2024-05-16
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2408Intro
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TOWNS AND CITIES -- ZONING ORDINANCES -- PROMOTION OF NEIGHBORHOOD CHARACTER AND SMART GROWTH - Amends several sections of chapter 24 of title 45, entitled "zoning ordinances," also known as the "Rhode Island zoning enabling act of 1991," with the in...
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2024-05-16
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2409Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- STATE BUILDING CODE -- RHODE ISLAND INCLUSIVE HOME DESIGN ACT - Establishes a new article in the state building code that provides that certain new housing construction contain at least one floor that meets the requirements for a...
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2024-05-16
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2638Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- RHODE ISLAND HOUSING AND CONSERVATION TRUST FUND ACT - Restructures RI Housing and Conservation Trust Fund, increase its membership to 15 members, 11 of whom are to be from the general public and reallocate the percent...
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2024-05-14
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2993Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- RHODE ISLAND HOUSING RESOURCES ACT OF 1998 - Provides that mobile and manufactured homes be included as affordable housing under certain conditions.
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2024-05-14
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2879Intro
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TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES - Provides that only residential properties and new or rehabilitated residential affordable housing units would be subject to the tax under § 44-5-13.1 relating to taxation of low-income housing.
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2024-05-14
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2991Intro
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TOWNS AND CITIES -- LOCAL PLANNING BOARD OR COMMISSION - Provides amendments to the membership provisions of planning boards or commissions and would enable municipalities to establish "combined review boards" to replace separate planning and zoning ...
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2024-05-14
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2760Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING LAND BANK PROGRAM - Establishes a housing land bank program with the goal of creating affordable housing in the State of Rhode Island. The housing land bank would have the authority to buy, receiv...
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2024-05-14
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2761Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- STATE BUILDING CODE - Establishes building safety code standards for multi-dwelling buildings and requires the development of recommendations for resolving any conflicts between fire safety codes and the building codes.
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2024-05-14
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2992Intro
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PROPERTY -- ABANDONED PROPERTY - Requires towns and cities to publish a list of abandoned properties and makes various other amendments relative to the sale of abandoned property by a receiver.
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2024-05-14
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2990Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- STATE BUILDING CODE - Amends various provisions relative to the duties of the state building commissioner and would establish a building code education and training unit to educate building officials and inspectors statewide.
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2024-05-14
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2763Intro
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TOWNS AND CITIES -- CITY HOUSING AUTHORITIES - Allows RIHMFC and related organization to administer allocations of funds for low-income housing.
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2024-05-14
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIH7983Engross
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- STATE BUILDING CODE - Amends various provisions relative to the duties of the state building commissioner and would establish a building code education and training unit to educate building officials and inspectors statewide.
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2024-05-13
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIH7867Engross
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PROPERTY -- CONDOMINIUM LAW - Requires the recording of the bylaws and rules of the association in the land evidence records of the city or town the condominium is located in and require amendments to the original filings to be certified by 2 or more...
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2024-05-13
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIH7984Engross
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- RHODE ISLAND HOUSING RESOURCES ACT OF 1998 - Provides that mobile and manufactured homes be included as affordable housing under certain conditions.
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2024-05-13
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIH7986Engross
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PROPERTY -- ABANDONED PROPERTY - Requires towns and cities to publish a list of abandoned properties and makes various other amendments relative to the sale of abandoned property by a receiver.
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2024-05-13
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIH7982Engross
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TOWNS AND CITIES -- ZONING ORDINANCES - Amends provisions relative to the application of zoning ordinances pertaining to wetland buffers to projects for development, redevelopment, construction or rehabilitation.
[Detail][Text][Discuss]
2024-05-13
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIH7978Engross
50%
TOWNS AND CITIES -- SUBDIVISION OF LAND - Requires that municipalities implement electronic permitting for all development applications pursuant to zoning and the subdivision of land.
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2024-05-13
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIH7935Engross
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- NEWPORT AND BRISTOL COUNTY CONVENTION AND VISITORS' BUREAU - Makes various amendments to the chapter creating the Newport and Bristol County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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2024-05-13
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIH7951Engross
50%
TOWNS AND CITIES -- RHODE ISLAND COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING AND LAND USE ACT - Provides amendments relative to the compliance and implementation of the comprehensive planning and use act including the conditions upon which limitations may be placed on la...
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2024-05-13
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIH7865Engross
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PROPERTY -- CONDOMINIUM LAW - Provides that the "meetings" requirements from § 34-36.1-3.08 be applicable to condominiums created before July 1, 1982 and would permit remote participation in condominium meetings.
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2024-05-13
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2966Intro
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TAXATION -- PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION - Provides a tax exemption to residents of the Town of Bristol who are over the age of sixty-five (65) years and who have continuously owned and resided in their primary residence in the town for at least twen...
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2024-05-09
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2764Intro
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PROPERTY -- HOMELESS BILL OF RIGHTS - Updates the Homeless Bill of Rights to add rules governing encampments and includes the right to clean and sanitary conditions.
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2024-05-09
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2188Intro
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PROPERTY -- RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD AND TENANT ACT - Prohibits a landlord from inquiring about the immigration status of a tenant subject to any federal laws or regulations, but may request financial information or proof of identity.
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2024-05-09
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2823Intro
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PUBLIC UTILITIES AND CARRIERS -- RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TRANSIT AUTHORITY - Authorizes the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority to enter into certain projects and procure related services including the transit center project, using design build contrac...
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2024-05-02
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2882Intro
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HEALTH AND SAFETY -- COMPREHENSIVE FIRE SAFETY ACT - Mandates an entity that owns five hundred acres or more of land to have a forest plan with fire mitigation.
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2024-05-02
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2968Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- SIZE, WEIGHT AND LOAD LIMITS -- WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS ON ROUTE 114 A EAST PROVIDENCE - Prohibits commercial motor trucks, with a gross weight rating of twenty-six thousand one pounds (26,001 lbs.) or more, from traveling on ...
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2024-05-02
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2405Intro
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MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE -- EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT - Provides for code blue and code red alerts to trigger certain procedures municipalities must follow during extreme heat or cold to help at-risk individuals with shelter.
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2024-05-02
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2414Intro
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WATERS AND NAVIGATION -- WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT - Allows the commissioners of the water and sewer commission for the town of Jamestown to limit its public water system's obligation to supply water only within designated and described area as oppo...
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2024-04-25
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2410Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- TOURISM AND DEVELOPMENT - Requires hosting platforms offering short-term rental of residential property for tourist or transient use to disclose on listings the current, valid registration number and its expiration dat...
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2024-04-25
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2020Intro
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TOWNS AND CITIES -- SHORT-TERM RENTAL COMMUNITY IMPACT FEE - Enables cities and towns to impose an impact fee of 2% on the total consideration charged for occupancy of a house, condominium, or other resident dwelling that is rented in its entirety fo...
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2024-04-25
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2018Intro
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TAXATION -- LEVY AND ASSESSMENT OF LOCAL TAXES - Includes non-owner-occupied residential properties used for short-term rentals for tourist or transient use to be assessed as Class 2 properties on or after the assessment date of December 31, 2024.
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2024-04-25
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2411Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- TOURISM AND DEVELOPMENT - Removes the municipal preemption on prohibiting the offering of residential units for tourist or transient use through a hosting platform.
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2024-04-25
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2629Intro
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WATERS AND NAVIGATION -- HARBORS AND HARBOR LINES - Permits towns and cities to regulate all houseboats within their jurisdiction.
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2024-04-25
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2883Intro
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TOWNS AND CITIES -- ORDINANCES - Allows municipalities to seek recovery of fines associated with ordinance violations by permitting the municipality to include the fines on a property tax bill.
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2024-04-25
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2970Intro
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MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- REGULATION OF RENTAL OF MOTORIZED BICYCLES, MOTOR SCOOTERS AND MOTORIZED TRICYCLES IN NEW SHOREHAM - Expands the authority of the town council to enact ordinances establishing procedures and standards related to the rental...
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2024-04-25
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2187Intro
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STATE AFFAIRS AND GOVERNMENT -- TOURISM AND DEVELOPMENT - Allows the department of business regulation to create an assigned registration number for any short-term rental property listed for rent on a third-party hosting platform.
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2024-04-25
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIH7979Engross
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TOWNS AND CITIES -- LOCAL PLANNING BOARD OR COMMISSION - Provides amendments to the membership provisions of planning boards or commissions and would enable municipalities to establish "combined review boards" to replace separate planning and zoning ...
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2024-04-16
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIH7980Engross
50%
MOTOR AND OTHER VEHICLES -- MOBILE AND MANUFACTURED HOMES - Makes several amendments relative to manufactured homes, including adding a definition for manufactured home and a provision allowing for certain manufactured homes to be considered a single...
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2024-04-16
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2822Intro
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HIGHWAYS -- SCENIC HIGHWAYS - Amends the composition of the scenic roadways board reducing the number of members from eleven (11) to nine (9).
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2024-04-11
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2637Intro
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PROPERTY -- CONDOMINIUM LAW - Restricts increases in monthly common expenses and limit special assessments to cover unforeseen costs not included in the association’s approved annual budget for common expenses in associations where the minority of ...
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2024-04-11
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
RIS2647Intro
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PROPERTY -- CONDOMINIUM LAW - Requires the recording of the bylaws and rules of the association in the land evidence records of the city or town the condominium is located in and require amendments to the original filings to be certified by 2 or more...
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2024-04-11
To Senate Housing and Municipal Government Committee
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