Rhode Island Representative Arthur Handy [D]

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RIH8220PassRequires cities and towns to assess renewable energy resources to be taxed as tangible property and the real property on which it is located shall not be reclassified, revalued or reassessed.
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2022-07-02
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH7971PassAmends the affordable clean energy security act and the long-term contracting standard for renewable energy.
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2022-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIH8047PassCreates the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact allowing physicians to become licensed in multiple states and practice under the jurisdiction of the state in which the patient is located.
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2022-06-29
Signed by Governor
RIH8146PassProvides solar energy system consumers with consumer protection regarding disclosures cancellation and liens.
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2022-06-28
Signed by Governor
RIH7277PassIncreases the percentage of retail electricity sales from renewable energy sources.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIH8355PassAllows the Honorable Patricia M. DiMango to join the Honorable Katherine S. Kazarian and Sam S. Daniel in marriage on or about August 19, 2022, within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
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2022-06-27
Signed by Governor
RIH7788Engross
50%
Prohibits, beginning January 1, 2024, any compact fluorescent lamp or linear fluorescent lamp to be offered for final sale, sold at final sale, or distributed in the state as a new manufactured product.
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2022-06-23
House passed Sub A
RIH8344PassHouse Resolution Honoring Linda Katz, J.d., Co-founder And Policy Director Of The Economic Progress Institute, On The Occasion Of Her Retirement After Forty-five Years Of Dedicated Service To Social And Economic Justice
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2022-06-15
House read and passed
RIH7540Engross
50%
Allows the director of the department of environmental management to issue an emergency order requiring the temporary or permanent suspension of aquaculture activities in an affected area.
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2022-06-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH8055Engross
50%
Provides a definition of the Recognizable High Tide Line for the Public's Rights and Privileges of the Shore.
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2022-06-10
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH8306Intro
25%
Requires the CRMC Council to conduct a public review and update of regulations/“Red Book,” at least every five (5) years.
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2022-06-07
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH8307Intro
25%
Permits public testimony at administrative hearings of the coastal resources management council.
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2022-06-07
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH8322Intro
25%
Requires the executive director of the coastal resources management council to have at least one full-time staff attorney to represent the executive director and staff at council hearings and agency matters.
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2022-06-07
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH8323Intro
25%
Requires that future appointment of members to the coastal resources management council receive due consideration to those individuals possessing qualifications in specified areas and limits the members to serving three (3) successive appointments.
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2022-06-07
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH8325PassHouse Resolution Expressing Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Philip F. Caliri
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2022-06-07
House read and passed
RIH8315PassHouse Resolution Extending Deepest Condolences On The Passing Of Paul Bucci
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2022-06-02
House read and passed
RIH8296Intro
25%
Joint Resolution Creating A Special Legislative Commission To Study And Make Recommendations Regarding Rhode Island’s Old Growth Forests (creates An 11 Member Commission Whose Purpose Would Be To Study And Make Recommendations Regarding Ri's Old Gr...
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2022-05-27
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7543Intro
25%
Mandates that all lawn care devices have zero-emissions by 2027, and a plan for such would be submitted to the house and senate by 2023.
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2022-05-24
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
RIH7780Engross
50%
Prevents insurance companies from treating widowed persons differently than married persons when establishing or maintaining an insured's rate or classification respecting the operation of a personal motor vehicle.
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2022-05-20
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7865Intro
25%
Amends the capital gains tax rates and holding period from 5 years to 1 year. Imposes a non-owner occupied tax on homes assessed at more than $1,000,000. Increases estate tax exemption to $2,225,000.
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2022-05-03
To House Finance Committee
RIH7127Intro
25%
Increases max income level to $50,000 and max credit amount to $850 for property tax relief with annual adjustment for inflation.
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2022-04-28
To House Finance Committee
RIH7789Intro
25%
Extends the life-time limit for RI Works benefits to 60 months, increases the monthly cash benefit to 50% of the federal poverty level, and includes participation in a post-secondary education program for two years as an allowable work activity.
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2022-04-28
To House Finance Committee
RIH6634Intro
25%
Same as 21H-5684 -- Exempts bicycles from sales and use tax.
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2022-04-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH6635Intro
25%
Same as 21H-5685 --Requires that the division of planning create a checklist of environmental and energy issues that state construction projects which cost in excess of $10,000,000 would need to consider.
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2022-04-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH7621Intro
25%
Creates the Home Heating Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Act which program provides a mechanism and funding for gas companies to transition from providing gas heat to non-emitting renewable thermal energy for home heating consumers.
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2022-04-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH7661Intro
25%
Bans state purchases of plastic bottles, bags and polystyrene. It would also require state funds to be used to lease or purchase alternative fueled vehicles and renewable energy efficient technologies for use on state property.
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2022-04-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH8131Intro
25%
House Resolution Extending The Reporting And Expiration Dates Of The Special House Legislative Commission To Study The Effects And Procedures For The Reorganization Of The Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (crmc) (extends The Reportin...
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2022-04-26
To House Corporations Committee
RIH8026Intro
25%
Requires the office of energy resources to initiate the process of developing one or more programs, and associated funding mechanisms, for electric energy storage resources connected to the electric distribution system.
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2022-04-12
To House Corporations Committee
RIH8126PassHouse Resolution Celebrating April 11-18, 2022, As "manufacturing Week" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2022-04-12
House read and passed
RIH7541Intro
25%
Prohibits the use of firefighting foam containing PFAS chemicals during training exercises and would prohibit firefighter turnout gear containing PFAS chemicals.
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2022-04-09
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH6600Intro
25%
Same as 21H-5572--Creates the Lila Manfield Sapinsley Compassionate Care Act, to provide a legal mechanism whereby a terminally ill patient may choose to end their life using drugs prescribed by a physician.
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2022-04-07
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7741Intro
25%
Requires that the state use the actual residences of persons in government custody for redistricting purposes. Such information would be collected by the department of corrections and forwarded to the secretary of state, to be utilized for redistrict...
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2022-04-06
To House State Government & Elections Committee
RIH8032Intro
25%
Establishes maximum rate for services provided to client by a nurse may not exceed 200%.
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2022-04-05
To House Health & Human Services Committee
RIH7583Intro
25%
Creates a pilot program for the thirty-three (33) hour driver education program to be offered in an online and virtual format, effective October 1, 2022 and would sunset on October 1, 2024.
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2022-03-28
Withdrawn at sponsor's request (03/31/2022)
RIH7577Intro
25%
Amends the definition of minor land development and minor subdivision and changes the time limits for other land developments and major subdivision certificates.
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2022-03-22
To House Municipal Government & Housing Committee
RIH7376Intro
25%
Prohibits perpetual care fund deposits use as to personnel of cemetery owners/restricts use to care of burial site/monuments/requires detailed annual report effective 1/1/2023.
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2022-03-15
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
RIH7978PassHouse Resolution Extending Condolences On The Passing Of Leon M. Kayarian
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2022-03-15
House read and passed
RIH6636Engross
50%
21H-5694 Sub A/3) --Authorizes municipalities to regulate the use of quadricycle passenger vehicles within their borders, provided there is approval by the local police chief.
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2022-03-11
To Senate Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs Committee
RIH7336Intro
25%
Requires carbon-emissions-reduction goals be considered in energy plant siting proceedings.
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2022-03-10
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7530Intro
25%
Creates an income-sensitive tiered subsidy program to ensure that home energy utility costs are affordable for eligible low-income households.
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2022-03-08
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7333Intro
25%
Does not limit install of net metering system based on 3 years prior, and would also credit consumer for energy not used.
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2022-03-01
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7436Intro
25%
Prohibits use of PFAS in carpets, upholstered furniture, textile furnishings, apparel, cosmetics, juvenile products, cookware, firefighting foam and gives authority to the department of environmental management to regulate and the use.
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2022-02-17
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7111Intro
25%
Increases the percentage of retail electricity sales from renewable energy sources.
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2022-02-02
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
RIH6601Intro
25%
Same as 21H-5600--Includes the general assembly elections within the category of elections subject to the risk-limiting audits within the jurisdiction of the board of elections.
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2022-01-27
To House State Government & Elections Committee
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