Rhode Island Representative Arthur Handy [D]

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RIH7794PassEnsures compliance with the National Shellfish Sanitation Program.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH7987PassRequires the department of elementary and secondary education to incorporate substance abuse prevention and suicide prevention into the health education curriculum.
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2018-07-02
Signed by Governor
RIH8241PassAllows James Weston Reynolds to join Lauren Ashely Paola and Joshua Phillip McDonnell in marriage on or about December 21, 2018, within the City of Providence, Rhode Island.
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2018-06-27
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH7828IntroEstablishes minimum energy and water efficiency standards for certain products sold or installed in the state.
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2018-06-23
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH8132EngrossAllows distribution and utilization of narcotic testing products to assist persons in determining whether drugs contain toxic substances.
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2018-06-23
House read and passed
RIH7543PassRemoves the requirement that each political party convene every two (2) years to adopt a platform.
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2018-06-22
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH7793EngrossRequires, by July 1, 2019, the establishment of renewable energy siting ordinances in all cities and towns which would meet the standards set by a working group within the office of energy resources.
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2018-06-22
House read and passed
RIH7978IntroClarifies that ยง 34-7-4 ("right of footway denied") applies only to private rights of footway.
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2018-06-22
House passed Sub A
RIH8138PassHouse Resolution Respectfully Requesting The Rhode Island Department Of Environmental Management To Continue Collaborating With The Pollinator Working Group Established To Make Findings And Recommendations With Regard To Maintaining, Protecting And E...
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2018-06-19
House read and passed
RIH7604PassProvides that a consumer report agency may not charge a consumer a fee for any security freeze service. Effective September 1, 2018.
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2018-06-14
Signed by Governor
RIH8155PassAllows Myron Raisner to join Dara M. Raisner and Everett McCurdy in marriage on or about November 4, 2018, within the City of East Providence, Rhode Island.
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2018-06-13
Effective without Governor's signature
RIH8303IntroProvides immunity to persons donating food to food banks.
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2018-06-12
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH8120IntroMakes changes to the membership of the energy facilities siting board by increasing the size of the board from three (3) to seven (7) members for certain application, and also imposes additional requirements on applicants for energy facilities.
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2018-05-31
To Senate Judiciary Committee
RIH7886IntroAdds three (3) new income tax brackets for purposes of Rhode Island state income taxation.
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2018-05-17
To House Finance Committee
RIH7824IntroEstablishes Rhode Island rivers/coastal adaptation fund; enables cities, towns and state to apply for grants to fund projects that invest in measures to address the impacts of climate change. Trust to be funded by fees on barrels of petroleum product...
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2018-05-16
To House Finance Committee
RIH7400IntroEstablishes a fee on companies that sell fossil fuels in Rhode Island and also establishes a receipt account to disburse the funds from.
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2018-05-15
To House Finance Committee
RIH7356IntroRequires that the division of planning create a checklist of environmental and energy issues that certain state construction projects which cost in excess of $10,000,000 would need to consider and address.
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2018-05-09
To House Finance Committee
RIH7900IntroCreates the Home Energy Rate Affordability Program to ensure that utility rates are affordable for low-income households.
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2018-05-09
To House Finance Committee
RIH7629IntroEstablishes a nineteen percent (19%) carried interest fairness fee for investment management services in order to tax the carried interest income of hedge fund and private equity investors as traditional ordinary earned income.
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2018-05-08
To House Finance Committee
RIH7343IntroClarifies that for purposes of its exemption from sales tax, a book would be of fiction or non-fiction.
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2018-05-03
To House Finance Committee
RIH7976IntroRequires little cigars tax be imposed in the same manner as cigarette tax with twenty-five percent (25%) of revenue applied to smoking cessation programs and that little cigars be sold in packs of twenty (20) or more.
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2018-05-03
To House Finance Committee
RIH7953IntroRequires the executive office of health and human services (EOHHS) to conduct a study to assess the impact of using Medicaid funds to provide coverage for the treatment of the chronically homeless.
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2018-05-02
To House Finance Committee
RIH7674IntroEstablishes the Rhode Island public power utility council.
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2018-04-30
To House Corporations Committee
RIH8140IntroProhibits the investing of assets of any pension or annuity fund managed by the state investment commission in companies that manufacture firearms.
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2018-04-27
To House Finance Committee
RIH7357IntroRequires the yearly state contribution to the pension system not be reduced until the fund ratio meets or exceeds eighty percent (80%).
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2018-04-26
To House Finance Committee
RIH7721IntroMakes changes in the declaration of candidacy period from late June to early June and moves primary elections from September to August.
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2018-04-25
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH8115PassHouse Resolution Proclaiming May, 2018, To Be "national Melanoma Awareness Month" In The State Of Rhode Island
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2018-04-25
House read and passed
RIH7661IntroRequires the public utilities commission to periodically review the advertising expense, passed through in utility rates, to determine whether the expense should be deemed allowable or should be excluded from the utility's rates.
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2018-04-24
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7732IntroProhibits PFAS, a class of fluorinated organic chemicals, from being used in food packaging.
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2018-04-11
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH8076IntroAdds electronic nicotine-delivery systems to the definition of "Tobacco" for tax purposes.
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2018-04-11
To House Finance Committee
RIH7799IntroProvides an opportunity for employees affected by plant closings or mass layoffs to furnish competitive bids to purchase businesses otherwise at risk of reducing workforce.
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2018-04-05
To House Labor Committee
RIH7368IntroRequires health insurance to provide coverage for communication access between deaf patients and their physicians.
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2018-04-04
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7720IntroVests with the governor the sole authority to nominate, on the basis of merit, from a list submitted by the judicial nominating commission with the advice and consent of the senate, all judges and magistrates, to all courts.
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2018-04-03
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7851IntroProhibits large retail establishments from providing plastic checkout bags/all retail establishments providing polystyrene food containers with enforcement by municipalities with opt out election effective January 1, 2021.
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2018-03-29
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7369IntroProhibits the use of containers, or food packaged in containers, that contain bisphenol A.
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2018-03-27
To House Health, Education and Welfare Committee
RIH7647IntroProhibits the sale of tobacco products to anyone under twenty-one (21) years of age and includes electronic-nicotine delivery systems in the regulation of tobacco sales to underage individuals.
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2018-03-23
To House Finance Committee
RIH7827IntroEstablishes the Rhode Island global warming solutions act to reduce carbon emissions across various sectors of the local economy.
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2018-03-15
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7342IntroRepeals the voter identification law, which required voters to prove their identity with written documents before they would be allowed to vote.
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2018-03-14
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7842IntroRequires that any outhouse in use or in existence on any land in the state be properly abandoned within one year of January 1, 2019. Outhouses in existence not in use and on historic lands for historical purposes or display would be exempt.
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2018-03-14
Withdrawn at sponsor's request (03/15/2018)
RIH7687IntroAdds a definition for "fuel oil terminal" for the purposes of the Biodiesel heating oil act of 2013.
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2018-03-08
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7831IntroAllows an eligible person to carry over residential renewable energy tax credits for a maximum of three years.
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2018-02-28
To House Finance Committee
RIH7439IntroRepeals the statute imposing a fine not to exceed twenty dollars ($20.00) on a person robbing or drawing a fishpot, weir or net belonging to another person.
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2018-02-27
To House Judiciary Committee
RIH7665IntroAllows carry over of residential renewable energy tax credits for a maximum of three years.
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2018-02-15
To House Finance Committee
RIH7079IntroRequires that vehicles towed because of state or municipal laws be towed to a towing-storage facility closest to where the offense or accident occurred.
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2018-02-13
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7380IntroRegulates the phase-out of wood stoves without EPA certification in densely populated residential areas and would require material burned in wood stoves to be clean wood or other approved material.
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2018-02-08
To House Environment and Natural Resources Committee
RIH7132IntroRequires public utilities to provide prompt installation of new service and service upgrades, and requires the PUC to investigate complaints, and requires electric companies to provide written estimates for services over $500.
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2018-02-06
To House Corporations Committee
RIH7350IntroAwards 3% COLA to all state pension recipients retired on or before July 1, 2018.
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2018-01-31
To House Finance Committee
RIH7163IntroDefines bump stock and trigger crank and makes possession of any firearm equipped with either device a felony punishable by up to ten (10) years imprisonment.
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2018-01-18
Withdrawn at sponsor's request
RIH7144IntroPlaces a 20% cap on increases in consecutive real property revaluations commencing 12/31/18 and thereafter with a 3 year waiting period for new construction/additions.
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2018-01-12
To House Finance Committee
RIH7097IntroAmends the fine imposed for a first offense for failure to maintain financial security, to a maximum of one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125).
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2018-01-10
To House Finance Committee
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